We’re thrilled you’re interested in shopping at a Grapevine Events sale!
Our upcoming events are listed on our home page; you can also find them via our Facebook page. Generally, we hold sales in the spring and the fall. Each sale has a focus, either children’s clothing and equipment or women’s clothing and household equipment.
Shopping at a consignment sale is like going to a multi-family yard sale – only better! Dozens of families sell their gently-used items in one spot, but instead of each person having a table, the items are arranged like a thrift store. You shop by category and the prices are clearly marked – no haggling. Everything is paid for together at the check out. We accept cash and debit.
We charge a small admission fee. This helps to cover the costs associated with venue rental, display equipment, etc. We also offer a Volunteer Pre-Sale Shopping Pass (no admission, first opportunity to shop) to our volunteers who give a minimum four hours of their time helping set up or tear down the sale. Pre-Sale Shopping Passes are available for each sale; details are included with each sale description.
Some other common questions:
How do I carry items around while I’m shopping?
We welcome you to bring laundry baskets, large reusable shopping bags, rolling carts, etc. to hold your items while shopping.
What are the prices like?
Items are priced by each seller, so you may see a variation even between similar items. We encourage sellers to ask roughly one-third of the retail price, depending on the quality of the item. Sellers are able to print price tags as low as $1 and as high as $500.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes, we are required as a business to charge sales tax on the items.
What do I do with large items I want to buy; will you hold them?
At this time, we don’t have the space or the volunteers to have a holding area for large items. If you’re planning to buy large items, we suggest you bring a second person with you who can take these items out to your vehicle while you continue to shop. (You are also welcome to leave the sale and return; it’s just better for shopping if you bring a helper!)
Can we try on clothing at the sale?
There are change rooms created for our women’s sales. As there may sometimes be a wait, we also encourage you to wear leggings and a tank top for a quick check.
I purchased an item that is broken/doesn’t work/missing a piece/soiled. What can I do?
As this is a consignment sale, we can not accept returns or connect you with a particular seller. If you have purchased something that is faulty, please contact us and we will work to address the issue.
We do have a Quality Control station and volunteers who work to ensure items are in good condition when they arrive. Look for the red stickers on items that require batteries; a sticker means it has been checked on site. If you are wondering about an item that does not have a sticker, take it to our Quality Control area. If you find clothing that is stained, please alert a volunteer who can bring it to Quality Control.
What happens if I want to purchase an item that doesn’t have a tag?
We will not sell an item without a tag. We do have a Lost Tag board, where volunteers try to match lost tags with items. If you find an item without a tag, please hand it to a volunteer who can check the board.
What happens to items that aren’t sold?
Each seller has the opportunity to reclaim their unsold items, or to donate them to the charity of the sale’s choice. If you operate a group that would like to be the recipient of our unsold items, please contact us.
Grapevine Events organizes seasonal pop-up consignment sales in New Brunswick.
We currently host a sale featuring children's clothing & items twice a year in Saint John, and a women's clothing & household items sale in the Greater Moncton area.
For details on joining us as a consignor, or having an event in your area, contact us at email@example.com
Grapevine Events organizes pop-up sales throughout New Brunswick. We hold events in the spring and in the fall. If you don’t see your community on our list of upcoming events and think we should come to your town, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org