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Gently used, and WAY cheaper!

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of the biggest challenges parents face in this economy is finding money to buy new clothes as their children outgrow their old ones.

A special consignment sale is going on right now to help parents buy new or nearly new clothing, books, and other necessities for a fraction of what they'd pay in retail stores.

Couldn't help buy to do a little shopping while there and I got some really good deals too.

This little outfit can cost as much as $40 for a baby. Much more than the $10 I spent on it today, and other people I came across at the sale were able to find even better deals.

Toys and clothing and books. If kids can use it, you can buy it at the Consignment Sale. "Everything from when you bring your child home from the hospital to send them off the high school."

Angel Dunlop is a new mom stocking up on a new wardrobe for two week old Brady. While he's tiny now, he won't be for long. "I bought 0-3 and 3-6. That way he can grow into it and you can afford to do that here because the prices are so cheap."

Cheap prices for quality clothing. "I can't afford to pay retail prices that many times, so I come here."

Keasha Reese brought home sweet baby Olivia two weeks ago. Today she'll be bringing home some sweet deals. "They have a lot of really good deals and a lot of the stuff looks brand new it's all in good condition, there's nothing wrong with any of it."

While most of the items have been worn, some of them still have the tags attached. "Whoever thought of this was amazing. This was a really good idea."

Co-owner Renee Jewell can take some of the credit. She feels what this sale offers is a benefit to those looking to save money. "The wonderful thing that we love that we feel we offer to the community, the benefit of clearing out your closet which puts money in your pocket, but then you can turn around and use that money to buy what you need. So, you are getting rid of and buying but you're not having to find that money in the budget."

Money that can be hard to come by when you feel like you're always buying. 

The sale is held twice a year, in the spring and fall. More than 300 people brought in items to sell. That's up about 20% from the fall. They had a total of 25,000 items, but that number is steadily dropping.

The consignment sale is in a new location this year. It's on Dawson Road behind the new Pet supermarket and across from the Northwest Library.

The sale continues tomorrow and Friday through 6 PM and Saturday morning from 8 to 11.

 

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