Hello Vendors. IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!!!
Our rummage sale is only a few days away, and I wanted to send a few notes in preparation for the sale. Remember we do not furnish tables and chairs. PLEASE do not forget to share with your friends, family, church, and invite everyone with your Facebook events and status updates. All of this plays a big part in reminding people to come and shop.
I have several links below that covers most everything with setup/ unloading / etc, but I wanted to highlight a few things.
We only have a few of booths available..going very fast. Online booths are available until late Wednesday and any remaining booths left, will be rented in person Thurs and Friday nights during vendor setup in cash.
SETUP TIMES: Thursday and Friday, between 5:30pm — 8pm, and Saturday from 7am-9am. Thursdays is the best day to setup arriving around 6:30pm, as there seems to be less people on Thursdays.
You will be allowed to drive inside the building to unload your items on Thursday and Friday. You may not pull up to your booth.
We will allow 5–8 cars inside the building at one time, 15 minutes to unload, then the next cars in line may pull in.
Remember to unload FIRST, move your vehicle, then Setup your booth, so that others can follow with their vehicle. Please bring a dolly if you have access to one.
VENDOR ARRIVAL AND PARKING:
On Saturday, event day, all vendors are asked to park way out on grass to leave parking lot open for shoppers, If shoppers dont have parking, they will leave. This is for your best interest. There is PLENTY parking on the grass, park way out as far as you can to leave plenty of room for others to park in along side of you. We have had a problem in the past with making one long line of cars, and no one leaving an entrance or exit. Please use some common sense and make ROWS out on the grass so others can get in and out.
All vendors MUST be at their booth by 8am on Saturday. if you are not at your booth on Saturday by 8am, we will consider you a no show and your booth will be available for rent. No refunds will be given.
Side doors will be closed early on Saturday to avoid early shoppers sneaking in and shop lifting. You may use the back entrance to load in until 9am.
ITEMS TO BRING: Please remember, we do not furnish tables or chairs. You need to bring is your change $$ for your customers, your table cloth for your table, bags for your customers, Garbage bag for your trash etc. if you signed up for a booth with power, bring an extension cord to reach the nearest outlet.
See link below for a checklist.
RULES: You may not sell any type weapon, including knives. No animal sales, No food or drink sales of any kind. Concession will be available.
In an effort to protect ourselves, we have a new hold harmless agreement. Everyone will be asked to sign this, as well as a copy of our rules before the sale.
We have spent alot in advertising. Look for our yard signs throughout laurel and our ads in Impact as well as a lot of the local newspapers!
We forecast a great turnout, as we always have; however we can always use your word of mouth advertising. You can help by letting your friends and family know, as well as sharing on Facebook. WORD OF MOUTH will beat any paid advertising, hands down!
SHARE/ JOIN OUR EVENT ON FACEBOOK:
Good Samaritan (NUTS) center will be joining us at the close of the sale for donations. It is your responsibility to put the donations on the truck. They can write a tax receipt upon request.
It is your responsibility to leave a clean booth at the end of the sale. Break down any boxes and put trash in designated trash bins. Broken items and large unsold items are to be taken back home with you. There will be a cleanup fee, $10 per booth, to those who do not clean up their booth and leave in the order it was given to them.
TIPS TO AVOID SHOP LIFTING:
We will do all we can to discourage shop lifting but at the end of the day, YOU are responsible for your items. do not leave them unattended. Wait until Saturday to bring anything highly valuable. NEVER leave money on your table or your purse in sight. Always keep your money on you.. pockets etc to discourage anyone from being tempted to pickup. Hopefully we will not have a problem with this in the future.
If you need to cancel, you can read our cancellation policy online or click on this link. I will not be giving refunds. I cannot make a profit on this event and refund everyone’s booth last minute due to an unforeseen emergency. I have rental expense, advertising and lots of money invested in this event. its not fair to me to email a few days prior and expect a refund. You MAY sell your booth to a friend or relative, or gift it to you a nonprofit or your church.
Email is the very best form of contact for me.