Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ultimate Consignment

Last week, in searching for a certain item on Craigslist, I came across the best store - ever! Period. 

It's called Ultimate Consignment, and in a nutshell, it's like a marriage between a thrift store and Craigslist, on steroids. You need it, they have it.

Best of all, every single item in store is listed online, complete with a photo and description. No need to go hunting thrift stores for that elusive item you know is out there somewhere, no need to call down a long list on craigslist. Simply check their online database of items from the comfort of your home, and then pick it up as you would from any store. 

When you get to the store, you will notice that none of the items carry prices, but rather, tags with number codes. All throughout the store, there are terminals where you can plug in that number code to pull up a complete description, and the price. There are also tons of employees who follow customers around with iPads, ready to pull up prices. This is because prices sometimes change, depending on the consigner's wishes. 

If an item is over $25, you can make an offer on it. The seller can accept the offer, give a counter-offer, or decline - all in a matter of minutes while you shop or wait. 

Af of right now, Ultimate Consignment has only two stores, one in Phoenix and one in Mesa. They have plans for expansion (the store in Las Vegas, NV is opening next), and I have no doubt that it will quickly become extremely popular. The store in Phoenix has just insane amounts of merchandise, anything from art work, to antiques, to tools and appliances. The store in Mesa has better air-conditioning and is less crammed with merchandise, but consequently does not have the same feel of diving into a crammed treasure trove.

I have not yet put up anything for consignment with them, but plan to do so next time I declutter a room. Often, I have nice things that I know people would want to buy, but lack the time or enthusiasm to list them on craigslist, or hold a yard sale. This is a perfect solution to that problem.

The two big items I found there this week were:

A new, Lodge-brand reversible cast iron grill and griddle. I made pancakes on it this morning - so good!!

A new slicer for bread, meats, and cheeses. I finally burned out the motor on my old one. This one is fabulous!

If you live in the area, check out this store. You'll be glad you did!


  1. Beings that I live in Texas all I have to say is...you're a cruel, cruel woman.

  2. Would you mind telling us what you paid for each item?


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