from Consignors & Volunteers
PIO... how do I adore thee? Let me count the ways! I love watching
and being part of the process. I set aside time to get away from
the busy life of being a full time mom of 6 kids and do something
different for a few days. Organizing and preparing my kids stuff
is a more appropriate farewell to the memories attached to the
stuff, versus just tossing it in a box at Goodwill.
a huge empty building get filled wall to wall with kids stuff
in a matter of days. Getting to know the other volunteers and
consignors. Taking first dibs on great deals at the presale. Watching
my sold items racking up at the end of each day. Extra pocket
$$. Something to look forward to every 6 months! (Oh, how I could
(Beaverton mom of 6)
it On has become a way for me to buy EVERYTHING my son needs and
pass on those things he no longer needs. A perfect model of reduce,
reuse and recyle.
(Hillsboro mom of 1)
couldn't believe how much $$ I made my first time selling! And
how easy it was (once I got the hang of it) to tag my stuff, what
a great system. Now I'm glad I worked a shift and got an extra
5%, but at the time I just wanted to shop earlier, lol. I made
more than I spent at the Presale! Now I'm hooked!
(Sherwood mom of 2)
My friend turned me on to this sale... when I was still pregnant.
I've been fanatical ever since (sometimes taking time off work
to volunteer so I can get into the sale *that* much sooner!).
The best part of this sale is being able to recycle/reuse/reduce
all of those baby items that get so little use! But also, I love
saving money. AND I love having everything in one place. I often
find myself seeing something there that I didn't know I needed
and it totally makes my life easier! Then while I'm working, I
can tell other moms how awesome it is and they need one too!
the baby equipment I have has been previously used (except the
car seat), mostly bought from Pass It On, and I'm super-proud
of that fact. I imagine that I will continue going until my kid(s)
have grandkid(s). :) Love it!
(NW Portland mom of 1 so far!)
have shopped and have been a consignor at PIO Hillsboro for five
sales now. It is a great place to find coats, boots, shoes, and
clothes at great prices! Most consignors don't charge too much
for their items and I appreciate that! I don't charge much for
my items either because it's all about families helping families!
It's a good way to make a few bucks more than you would at a garage
sale and get great deals in return. The dollar dash on the last
day of the sale is great too. You pick up your items that didn't
sell and can purchase the donated items for $1 each. I love this
sale and will continue shopping at this sale for many years to
(Hillsboro mom of 3)
are many aspects that make Pass It On the best sale around, but
what stands out more than the well organized racks and tables,
excellent displays of shoes and books, or the fast moving checkout
lines is the people who put it on. Kim surrounds herself with
top quality people who love helping others and put in long hours
to make it happen. I volunteered during drop off and when the
shift was over and some people left, many of us stayed into the
night (without being asked or coerced) to make sure everything
was neat and in the right place. I was having too much fun to
quit! Whenever someone had to leave Kim thanked them for their
help and for staying beyond the end of their shift and every one
said they were glad to do it. Amazing things go on behind the
scenes! We all feel it's our sale too!
(Hillsboro mom of 1)
love PIO. I don't remember how many years now it's been. I like
it when I do find time to consign. I like being able to make some
money to buy new stuff at the sale and often I end up spending
more than I make. But always feel I get my money's worth. I tell
friends and relatives to come shop. My best finds have been at
PIO (like Carhartts). Fingers crossed I can consign and shop at
the May Sale. My son will be 6 years old so I'm hoping more people
will consign bigger boys clothes.
(Forest Grove mom of 1)
are amazing Kim. I am so impressed with everything you've done
to put together such a smooth and efficient event. The website
is so well done and your instructions are impeccable. And of course,
the presale yesterday was awesome. I like checking my totals online
and I'm so glad to be involved in this. Thanks for doing this
for our community.
Amy (NW Portland mom of 1)
just printed my tags and I have to say I loved this system. After
doing this so long the old way I was not thrilled about a change.
It was so much easier and I can look to see what sold so I can
better price my stuff in the future. What a great idea (wish I
would have thought of it).
(Tigard mom of 2)
just wanted to let you know, as I am sure many others are also
doing, how much I enjoyed my first PIO experience. I found is
very easy to get everything prepared and even though I live in
NE Portland and the drive was a long one, the drop off and shopping
was fantastic. Over a third of the items that I bought were new
with a tag and several others were really “worn once”.
The quality and organization were great. I bought up the entire
3T pajama section! I was also very pleased with how well my items
sold, 129 of 182 items, that’s 70%! I was impressed with
how many toys sold, I wasn’t expecting that.
I was very impressed. I will certainly participate in the Spring
sale over Just Between Friends as I heard that, even though it
is closer to my house, they are not so picky and not as organized.
Now that I am familiar with the system and will not be sitting
on three years of stuff I will be getting it organized through
the year so submitting items for the next sale will be a snap.
you, we are excited to get our check!
(NE Portland mom of 3)
What a great help you have been to a new mom trying to participate
in your franchise. You must be constantly asking yourself, "why
do I do this, again?" You are on the ball girl. From your
insightful web page to your timely responses. I could not do what
it is you do. Bravo!
so lucky I have a great husband helping me fill out price tags
until midnight or this would have never happened for us. Between,
diapers, formula, and all the rest every little bit sure does
help. Thanks again for your help.
(Hillsboro mom of 1)
wanted to let you know what a great job you and your husband did
on this sale! I heard so many compliments while working from workers,
shoppers, and fellow consignees.
heard that people liked the new location (better flow and larger),
loved the printed itemized receipts, and just the overall improved
organization of all the stuff. I think each sale just keeps getting
better and better! Congrats and great job!
Jennifer (Aloha mom of 1)
here's a letter one of our loyal consignors sent to everyone on
her mailing list (edited for space, and no I did NOT ask her to
know some of you are thinking “HUH? Why is she sending this
to ME?” WELL… either you have kids of your own, OR
you have friends that have kids, OR perhaps you are the grandparent
of some cute kids. Either way, please feel free to forward this
message on to as many people as may be interested in great deals
on excellent quality children's clothing and MORE…
MUST check out the Pass It On sale this weekend. I worked for
6 hours today racking up several THOUSAND clothing items in all
sizes imaginable for the sale, which runs this Fri-Sat-Sun.
You will not BELIEVE how much stuff there is out there and the
kind of prices folks are asking for gently used childrens clothing
and shoes, toys, cribs and bedding, strollers galore, highchairs,
costumes, dance clothes, diapers & nursing items, décor,
and maternity gear – it will just amaze you!
over and get some good deals - but go EARLY as the lines WILL
get long. And Sunday is 50% off the price of MANY items…
even better deals!
the link to the sale for info, hours, and directions: www.passitonsales.com
(SW Portland mom of 2 — we just love Deb!)