What is Frugality NFP? Frugality is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the State of Illinois. It is a thrift store where thousands of items are $1.99 each.  All profits are donated to a different Livingston County Charity each month.

Can I donate my stuff to Frugality?  We appreciate that you want to donate, however, Frugality NFP does not take donations directly from the public.  Frugality’s stock comes from the generous consignors at Once ‘n Again.

Why don’t you accept donations directly in Frugality?

  1. Frugality was founded in 2007 as a service for Once ‘n Again consignor’s…a place to sell some of the things that Once ‘n Again does not accept and the things that didn’t sell in the 90 day consignment period. It remains a service for only Once ‘n Again consignors with the added benefit of helping local charities by donating any profits.
  2. It is costly to sort and dispose of donations. If we accepted anything from anyone Frugality would be buried in stuff yet would not be able to afford to remain open.

If I am already a consignor at Once ‘n Again can I bring my items directly to Frugality?  No, your items must go thru the consignment process at Once ‘n Again.  Only active (you must be selling things at Once ‘n Again too) consignors with a positive balance can send items to Frugality through Once ‘n Again.

What kinds of things do you not accept for Frugality from Consignor’s at Once ‘n Again?  Furniture, small and large appliances, toys with a lot of pieces, mismatched mugs, old glass wear, anything with a lot of pieces (if a piece is missing it does not work), anything that is broken, old, stained, dirty, holey, & faded etc.

Should I open a consignment account at Once ‘n Again?

Do you have these brands or brands that are similar in price and quality?

COACH, Talbot’s, Gap/Gap Kids, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Silpada, Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Torrid, Justice, The North Face, American Eagle, J Crew, Born, Frye, Pier 1 Imports, Gymboree, Jessica Simpson, Mudpie, The North Face, Under Armour, and more.

If yes, are your items…

In excellent condition, less than 2 years old,  freshly laundered,  & free of odors, stains, pilling etc?

If yes, do you have at least 10 priceable items ( must meet all of our standards)  to open the account?  There is a $10 fee to open the account with a 10 item minimum the first drop-off.  After the account is open there are no maximums or minimums for drop & run consignment.  Sort Consignment/Cash Now is 1 bag per account per day..you can bring more but you will drop & run quantities over 1 bag.

Consignment highlights:

You get 40% of the sale price when your item sells, 90 day consignment period, you can pick up your cash anytime or call for a check.  Cash now available if you have a consignment account with a positive balance.  Items that we price for over $50 but do not sell may be picked up before the end of the consignment period.  All other items that are not priced and do not sell will be sent to Frugality.

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