PFA Nearly New Sales
Nearly New Uniform Sale Dates 2020 – 2021
- Saturday 7 November 2020
- Saturday 27 February 2021
- Saturday 12 June 2021
Sales are held from 10:00-11:00am in the PMH.
It has been decided that the PFA will not run the Nearly New Sale planned for 13th June. We hope to be able to run a sale later in the summer, which will enable current parents and those of children starting at RGS in September to buy items before the beginning of term. We will provide updates on the situation as and when we can. If you have items ready for sale please do not bring them to school until the next sale date has been confirmed.
Thank you for considering donating or consigning your items to the Nearly New Sale. There is always a high demand for good condition uniform and sports kit and of course the sales only work if we have quality items for sale. We hope the information below will answer all your questions about this easy way to recycle uniform and sports kit, but please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Nearly New Sales are held at least once a term in the PMH. Advance notice of the sales and dates are given in the weekly Bulletin and the school calendar.
There is a demand for clean, current PE and sports kit as well as blazers and girls blouses and skirts. Please note that due to the low turnover of stock and lack of storage space we no longer accept boys’ trousers, shirts, navy sweaters and swimming trunks. Please do not include them in your donations/consignments as they will not be sold and volunteers will instead have to take them to Tadworth Court Children’s Trust for sale in their shop. The small sizes are popular for new starters, but all items are in demand. We also accept good condition sports equipment and games bags as well as outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots which may be suitable for D of E and/or CCF. Ski wear is collected and sold in the Winter and Spring terms and our sales in the Summer term are popular for new starters.
Our aim in running the Nearly New Sales is to ensure that we run an efficient recycling and money saving service for our school community, as well as raising funds for the PFA. We do our best to sell every donated and consigned item that we receive at the price requested. However, please note that we may reject or dispose of items deemed not acceptable for sale and may also adjust price (up or down) if necessary. We are keen to ensure that the quality of our stock is high and that there is a regular turnover of items offered. To help with this, we ask that items that are donated or consigned should be washed and clean, with name labels removed or the name rendered illegible and pockets emptied. They should also be of good quality as we will not accept items that are dirty or damaged.
Our storage space is limited and if an item remains unsold a year after we have received it, or we don’t feel able to sell it when we receive it, then, if necessary, we reserve the right to dispose of the item or donate it to charity as we see fit. Please also note that we cannot sell sports kit from tours or old style (non Kukri) sports kit.
If you would like the item returned to you if it remains unsold a year after you have consigned it, or if we do not feel we can sell it, please ensure that you note this clearly on the label together with your individual registration number so that we can contact you to arrange return.
How To Sell Items
You have two options, either you can donate your nearly new items to the PFA (so the PFA receive 100% of the takings), or you can sell your items on commission, where you will receive 70% of the income and the PFA will receive 30%.
If you are donating then all you have to do is to make sure your items are clean with any labels/names removed or rendered illegible and then leave them at the Porters’ desk in a bag clearly marked ‘PFA Nearly New Sale’.
If consigning items to be sold on commission, before labelling items, please email email@example.com with the following information, which will be held securely under the new GDPR rules:
- Telephone Number
- Email Address
- Bank Account Number
- Bank Sort Code
- Name Of Account Holder
On receipt of this information you will be sent an individual registration number for use on all future sales. Your individual number, your contact details and your bank details will be kept securely and will be used by the PFA to contact you and identify you for payment purposes. You will also be sent a sheet of new labels to complete and attach to each of your items. These provide space for your individual registration number rather than your personal details. Please ensure that you do not use any old style labels that you may have, and please register with us and receive a number before labelling items.
The label should be attached securely to the item. Please use safety pins as other methods tend not to be very secure or can damage the garments. As a guide to prices you can estimate the sale price as being around 1/3 of the original price. Some items in demand (eg Kukri sports tops) that are also in good condition may command a higher price.
Any unlabelled items that we receive will be sold with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the PFA.
When the garment is sold we will use the individual registration number on the label to identify you for payment purposes so please ensure you clearly include your registration number on the label. The Treasurer will keep a record of the amount you’ve earned at each sale during the academic year and the total will be paid at the end of that time, ideally by 15 July.
Thank you so much for donating or consigning your RGS items. It really is fantastic recycling and helps to provide the school community with uniform and sports kit at a manageable price.