Monday thru Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN 46236
In the recent years, consignment has become a very popular way of buying and selling furniture.
Curious how we operate? Just check out these Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT DO WE ACCEPT? Furnishings accepted for consignment must be new or gently used, high-quality, classic furnishings in very clean and working condition. This is to keep the selection and quality of our consigned furniture and accessories high. All items are sold "as is". Types of items considered are night stands, dining room tables and chairs, china cabinets, buffets, breakfronts, kitchen tables and chairs, hutches, bedroom sets, headboards and frames, dressers, chest of drawers, coffee tables, end tables, desks and credenzas, bookcases, sofas, chairs, ottomans and footstools, (some) entertainment centers, lamps, sofa tables, artificial plants, decorative mirrors, clocks, oriental rugs, vases and urns, table and bookcase decor, unused candlesticks, floral arrangements, framed artwork and more.
WHAT WE DO NOT TYPICALLY ACCEPT: Plastic or pressed wood furniture, electric appliances, musical instruments, window treatments, lawn equipment, non-assembled items, linens/bed pillows (can only be accepted if new and never out of package), towels/tableclothes, pianos or organs, sporting goods, mattresses, kitchen or hardware tools, grills, toys, baby furniture and items considered 'faddish' that are dated. We reserve the right to reject any item(s) for any reason at any time.
HOW DO WE MAKE MONEY? It's a 50/50 split of the actual selling price. IF there is a sale in the store, the sales percentage off comes off of our side of the transaction if sold during the sale period.
HOW DO WE PRICE THE ITEMS? The resale price of your consigned Furnishing(s) will be discussed with you, however, we have the sole discretion to determine the final price at the time of accepting the consignment. Every effort will be made to fairly and profitably price your items based on a number of factors including condition of the item(s), quality and brand name and going market rate for comparable merchandise. By consigning with us, you acknowledge that Consigned by Design at Geist (by its owners) is not a certified appraiser of Furnishing(s) or antiques.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP THE ITEMS? We keep most items available for sale for a maximum of 120 days.
ARE THERE PRICE REDUCTIONS? There is an automatic 20% reduction after the first 30 days and every 30 days thereafter until the end of the consignment period.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 120 DAYS IF THE ITEM DOES NOT SELL? It is strongly recommended that you pick up your item within 3 days after the end of the 120 day period. After the 120 day period, if merchandise is not picked up within the 3 day period, it becomes the property of the store.
IS THERE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY? YES, at pick-up and delivery is available, at reasonable rates. We have referral business partners that you may use.
DO YOU NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO BRING IN ITEMS? No, but remember Consigned by Design reserves the right to reject any Furnishing(s) for any reason at any time. An appointment does allow us to set aside a time when we can discuss your Furnishing(s) without interruption and talking to us first, before you bring your items into the shop, may be beneficial if your items are not consignable. Obviously, carrying in large pieces does not make sense. For larger items, we suggest either emailing a current, quality photo to email@example.com. Or simply bring a photo in with you the next time you come visit us!
WHAT WILL THIS COST YOU? We charge a one-time $15.00 Consignor Account Fee at the time of initial registration payable by Cash or Check. This allows us to put you permanently into our system for future consignments.
HOW MANY ITEMS CAN YOU CONSIGN? There is no limit, assuming that each piece you bring in meets the quality standards we have listed.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE THE MOST MONEY FROM YOUR ITEM? A little elbow grease is all it takes. Touch up the paint, polish wood to a shine, remove tarnish from silver and all that glitters will be gold!