What We Buy
At Little Monsters Children's Resale Shop, we provide our shoppers with hand selected, gently used items, and an affordable selection of brand new items as well!
Everything you bring in to sell us must be clean and ready to put straight on the sales floor. Generally, the closer to new-condition your items are, the more likely we are to buy them. After all, we're in business to offer families nice clothes and equipment at great values, and not just to buy everything that comes in.
Our scheduled buy days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Every now and then, if we get too much of a certain size or type of item, we will hold off buying those particular sizes or items (such as preemie, infant, and toddler clothes or baby baths), however we try to keep the cycle of buying available to you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Little Monsters Children's Resale Shop will pay you in store credit for your children's gently used clothing and shoes. We will pay cash, check, or store credit for any kids' toys, DVDs, furniture, equipment and other accessories. Buy's over $30.00 are paid out in a check from our online banking system and could take up to 7 days to arrive at your home address. Please check with us if you have a special equipment buy.
Clothing & Shoes:
We look for better name brands but will consider more budget friendly brands in good to excellent condition. Please bring your items in, in ready to resell condition. Sets should be together. For instance, if a 3 piece set has a stained top, then please match up the pieces that are not stained. We prefer clothing be sold as outfits/sets rather than individual pieces, but separates will be considered. All clothing must be freshly laundered (no piling, spots, fading or excessive wear & must be smoke & odor free) and laying flat or folded in a laundry basket, bin or tote. No plastic trash bags please. One basket or bin per visit (we can look at more only if no one else is waiting). Please note that we are usually more limited in what we can buy in 0-24 months, simply because of supply and demand.
Shoes can be in a paper or plastic bag but they must be wiped down and ready to put on the sales floor. All shoes must have proper laces, no bad scuffs on the toes. Slippers must be freshly laundered. Flip flaps & sandals need to be clean. No mud or dirt should be on the bottoms of shoes or boots, use of a sturdy scrub brush helps.
All equipment like swings, bassinets, strollers, bouncers, etc. should be gently used, freshly wiped down and cloth seats all washed. Washing the fabric part of a bouncer seat, swing, high chair or stroller, can often make the difference in if we buy it or not. All exersaucers, jumperoos, booster seats, high chairs, etc. seats come off and can be machine washed. Strollers can be hosed down, scrubbed with a scrub brush & cleaning fluid and thoroughly rinsed. Ideally, fresh batteries should be in all equipment so that we may test to make sure every part works. Equipment must be complete with toy bars, mobiles, electronic cords, pack 'n' plays, bassinet poles, etc. If you bring in a bike or jogging stroller, you must have all tires pumped up.
Kids put things in their mouth, so its very important that you clean toys before they are brought in the store. All toys should be gently used and complete. Toys with many companion parts, like Little People, train sets, blocks, should be all together in a plastic bag. Puzzles & games must be complete. Ideally, we prefer working batteries in all electronic toys so it makes it quicker to tell if they work.
Books & DVDs:
All books & DVDs should be wiped down so there is not dirt and food on covers. Check your DVDs in advance, please no scratches or sticky DVDs. Cardboard books need to be wiped down, soft cloth books need to be washed, and regular books must have all pages, no rips or scribbles. Only complete, new coloring books will be accepted.
Nothing can be on the recall list. We ask that check your equipment such as high chairs, strollers, booster seats, swings, etc. for recalls before bringing them in to the store. That way, you don't spend time and energy hauling in a large item we'll be unable to purchase.
Do you buy these items?:
Yes, we do take gently used diaper bags, potty seats, diaper pails, cloth diapers & wet bags, breast feeding covers, car seat covers, bassinets, blankets, bedding sets, burp cloths, baby food making devices, baby carriers, bikes, bike trailers, and many other items. Please call us at 775-461-3838 and ask us if you are not sure!
What We Won't Accept:
Due to hygiene and safety limitations we may not accept the following items. Please do not be offended.
No smokey or musty smelling clothing.
No travel, location, or event-specific clothing (Ex: "I Heart Hawaii").
No used bottles or nipples.
No used breast pumps. We will accept new ones, sealed in the box.
No used car seats (not even w/strollers).
No Maternity Clothing.
No used underwear. We will accept new in package.
No drop side cribs, as they have all been recalled.
No out of style clothing or shoes. Certain colors do look dated, fabrics fade, and elastic wears out.
No vintage clothing. They are specialty item we are not equipped to buy or sell.
No used stuffed toys. We only take new stuffs toys and only on a a very limited basis.
No toys that are perceived as violent such as guns, knives. Nerf guns are allowed.
No video games with ratings above "E".
Why didn't we buy your items?
The most common reasons we turn away toys and equipment are not being clean or not having all the pieces. Some items are turned away because they are outdated, like electronics, or not currently in demand. Children's toys & equipment go in and out of style just as often as their clothing does. Every now and then we will buy an item that is not in the condition we desire because we are in high demand of that item. In that case you will be paid less than our normal price because of the cleaning products & labor that we expend in bringing your item to resale condition.
Because we screen incoming items carefully to make sure they are in great condition and current styles, there are many things we are not able to buy. At your request, we will donate those items directly to local needy families and charities, which helps other kids and families in our community!
Items always in high demand:
High chairs and boosters, pack 'n' plays, walkers, exersaucers and jumperoos, swings and rock 'n' plays. We will select the items we feel we can resell. Remember, if you wouldn't buy it, our customers won't either.
What we are especially buying now:
Fall & winter clothing sizes 2 through youth size 18/20
Swimsuits in all sizes
Holiday dresses and boys nicer outfits
Dance & gymnastic leotards, pants & skits
Outerwear and snow gear
Shoes & Boots
Baby equipment like swings, jumperoos, walkers, exersaucers, ride on toys, push walkers, three wheel strollers, double strollers, umbrella strollers, high chairs, booster seats, Bumbos, & children's lamps.
We cannot take buys with clothing shoved in plastic trash bags, inside out and in disarray. You must look at each item you plan to sell to us and ask, is it stained, have a hole, missing a button, stretched out of shape, faded, heavily used? If so, please put in a donation bag, not the resale bin. Please save us time and do not just toss everything your child has outgrown in a bag hoping we will decide if we want it or not. It makes the buys get backed up when we waste hours going through bags of dirty, stained, worn out items. If you buy is obviously in bad condition or not nicely organized, we will reject it and will ask that you pick it up.
Brand Names We Love
We love specialty brands of clothing, toys, furniture and equipment and so do many of customers who enjoy items of extremely high quality or those with unique touches. Some of the brands we're always on the look out for are outlined below. Please Note that these are not the only brands we accept or carry in our store. These are simply ones that are always in high demand.
Some Of Our Favorite Brands Include:
Abercrombie, Aden & Anais, Aeropastle, Amanda Remembered, Baby Lulu, BabyNay, Bailey Boys, Beauxs et Belles, Carriage Boutiques, Carhart, Castles & Crowns, Charlie & Claire, Children's Place, Cottontail Originals, Dillard's/Belk, ELand, Florence Eiseman, Funtasia, Too!, Gap, Gymboree, Hartstrings/Kitestrings, Kissy Kissy, Hatley, Hanna Andersson, Holister, Janie & Jack, Justice, Just Ducky, Kate Mack, Kate & Libby, Kelly's Kids, Laura Ashley, Lilly Pulitzer, Matilda Jane, Mini Boden, Mulberry Street, Mulberribush, Nike, Orient Expressed, Papo d'anjo, Petit Bateau, Plantation Shop, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Potato Saks, Pottery Barn Kids, See Kai Run, Nannette, Roxy, Secret Wishes, Sweet/New Potatoes, Two Turtle Doves, Spudz, Tommy Hilifiger, Under Armour, Silly Goose, Quicksliver, Zutano, Zyno, & many other popular names we all love!
We also buy store brands like Carters, Osh Kosh, Babies R Us, JC Penney, Sears, Kohl's, Beall's brands, Child of Mine, Cradle Togs, Just One You, Just One Year, Koala Baby, KRU, Wonder Kids, Arizona, Jumping Beans, Faded Glory, Garanimals, George, Cherokee, Little Me, Sunshine Baby, TKS, and Genuine Kids by Osh Kosh. We prefer to only buy Gerber clothing if it's new with tags.
Adidas, Under Armor, Bloch, Buster Brown, Crocs, DC, PediPed, Livi & Luca, Angel, Bear Feet, Elefaten, Footmates, Aster, Kamik, Nike, Stride Rite, SaltWaters, K-Swiss, Jumping Jacks, Primigi, Puma, Keds, Minnetonka, New Balance, Robeez, Sperry Top Sider, Sketchers, Toms, Tiva, Sorel, Western Cheif, Vans, Volcom, and many more!
Toys & Equipment Brands:
Arms Reach, Avent, Baby Einstein, Baby Katan, Baby Bjorn, Baby Trend, Britax, Boppy, Bright Starts, Chicco, CoCaLo, Cosco, Ergo Baby, Eddie Bauer, Fisher Price, Evenflo, Iplay, Joovy, KolKraft, Graco, Little Tikes, Maclaren, Melissa & Doug, Munchkin, Peg Perego, Plan Toys, Prince Lionheart, Safety 1st, Skip Hop, Step 2, & The First Years, plus many others!
We want your large items such as play houses, sandboxes, toddler swing, slides and climbing sets. We also love Little Tikes and Step 2 toys of any sort, kitchens, tool benches, train tables & accessories, rocking horses, play houses, children's tables & chairs, ride on toys, tricycles/bicycles, doll houses, doll cribs, strollers, and play accessories. Large Items are accepted on a basis of space availability. Please call us first if you are interested in selling a large item like a crib or glider.
Sometimes we will buy dolls such as American Girl, Bitty Baby, Corelle & specialty dolls, doll clothing & doll accessories. Large "collections" of toys, such as Barbies, action or super heroes, bags of matchbox cars, wood trains & accessories are accepted only if put together as one unit.
If you have any questions about buys and or what we're looking for, please feel free to contact us.