Consignment Sale Advice

The Legal, The Safe & The Ugly: Resources for Tough Resale Questions

At ConsignmentMommies, we pride ourselves on being your go-to resources for all things consignment.  BUT, there are some issues that we simply leave to the experts.  We wanted to share a few resources / articles to help you with some of the tougher resale questions out there in the world of consignment sales & stores. 

Drop-Side Cribs

Perhaps the hottest topic in the safety realm, drop-sides will be COMPLETELY outlawed by June 28, 2011.  There are some transition points, so if you have questions, here are a few articles:

CPSC Approves Strong New Crib Safety Standards (December 17, 2010)

The New Crib Standard: Questions and Answers (March 4, 2011)

Used Mattresses

The laws & precautions for this vary by state, but here is a good starting point:

FTC: More Than Once Upon a Mattress: Used Bedding Labeling Rules 


Car Seats

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Car Seats


Should You Buy a Used Breast Pump?

LeLeche: Are Used Breast Pumps a Good Option? Issues to Consider

FDA: Should I Buy a Used Breast Pump or Share My Breast Pump?


Should You Report Your Consignment Sale Income?

IRS: Reporting Auction Income and the Tax Gap

IRS: Business or Hobby? Answer Has Implications for Deductions  

FOR SALE OWNERS: 3 New 1099 Rules You Should Know About


Do you have a great resource you use?  Let us know and we'll add it to the list!




Elizabeth commented on 11-Mar-2011 11:04 AM
Another great resource on Consignment Mommies! Thank you for putting everything in one place.
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Before we sell something, we really need to think over those questions in order not to cause any trouble.