Schedule Appointment: Buying Policy

Please review carefully What we Buy and Don’t Buy before making an appointment (at the bottom of the page).

Please review prior to your appointment. ¬†Pre-sorting your children’s items according to our buying policy saves time, ensures that you receive top dollar for your items and speeds¬†the selling process.

Check out our gallery,¬†See What We Buy¬† ,,, ¬†¬†What We Don’t Buy

Clothing and Footwear

We purchase gently used children’s clothing, sizes 0 through 12 years.

  • We prefer better brands such as Gap, Gymboree, Hanna Andersson, Burberry …; lesser brands such found at¬†Target, Walmart, … generally must be new with tags.
  • Clothing items should be new or look new, and have been laundered.
  • Clothing must be free of odors e.g smoke, mildew, mothballs etc.
  • Clothing must be free of lint or pet hair.
  • Clothing cannot not be ripped, yellowed, faded, pilled or have stains.
  • Clothing must be¬†contemporary in style.
  • We buy¬†shoes, boots, slippers and sandals¬†up to size 4¬†youth.
  • Footwear must be lightly worn, unscuffed and clean.
  • Zippers and buttons should be operational and intact.
  • We do not purchase used socks or underwear.
  • We purchase infant wear (sizes 0 to 12 mos) very¬†selectively:¬†new, better brands, sets, rarely separates
  • WE NOW BUY APPAREL IN-SEASON ONLY. ¬†We Buy Fall/Winter apparel June 16-Dec 15 &¬†Spring/Summer apparel Dec 16-Jun 15.

Toys and Equipment

  • Items must be clean, and in good working order.
  • Items must not have missing parts.
  • Items such as strollers and bikes cannot have rust or bald tires
  • Items must be brought in assembled (unless in unopened box) or seller must be prepared to put item(s) together
  • Items must be 5 years or newer with the manufacturer’s label still attached
  • Car seats must be 3 years or newer, have never been involved in an accident, not recalled of course, and the seller must be the original owner.
  • We DO NOT¬†purchase helmets, mattresses, VHS tapes, DVDs, ¬†stuffed animals, full-size cribs, changing tables, parenting, maternity or soft-cover books, war toys, teething toys, Sets and games w/o all pcs, box and instructions .
  • ALL toys and equipment must be fully assembled. ¬†Working batteries are a plus!
  • IMPORTANT: At times we have an oversupply of some some items. ¬†It is best to inquire ahead by email fancypantsteam@gmail.com or by phone 617 731-9400 to be sure we are acceptiing the items you plan to offer for purchase.

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Pricing and Payment

Fancy Pants adheres to the NextGenResale Fair Pricing Standards.  NextGen’s suggested resale prices are built into our Point of Sale (POS) System.  The resale prices are set at 25-50% or retail prices depending on item type, brand, features, condition and market.
Pay prices range from 20-50% of resale prices–the higher the resale price, the higher the percent.¬† The pay price is increased another 20% for sellers and consignors electing to spend their return at Fancy Pants.
Fancy Pants pays cash for most items, though maternity, some strollers and high-end items (those that resell for more than $100) may be sold on consignment.

 Appointments, Walk-ins and Drop-Offs

You may choose any one of three buying arrangements: Selling by appointment, Walking in to sell, and dropping off your items for purchase at a later time.  Note: It takes up to half an hour to process two medium bags/ bins of clothing, footwear and toys.  Equipment generally takes about 5 minutes to test and evaluate.  If you have more than this, we strongly suggest:
>in the case of appointments, that you book more than one appointment (back-to-back),
>in the case of walk-ins and drop-offs, that you limit the amount you bring to 2 bags/bins + any equipment.

– Appointment:¬† This is for the more organized among us who prefer to setup a time to sell in advance. Appointments may be set up online or by phone (617 731-9400). ¬†At the time of your appointment, we will go through your things, let you know what we would like to buy, render payment, and return any items we’re unable to take. ¬†Having an appointment minimizes the chances of having to wait. ¬†

-Walk-in:¬† This is for those who value convenience. ¬†You may walk-in anytime during buying hours, but to be sure a buyer will be available it is best to call ahead 617 731-9400. ¬†WE UNABLE TO GUARANTEE THAT A BUYER WILL BE AVAILABLE. On arrival, we will take your name and contact information and quickly screen your items to be sure they conform to our buying guidelines (outlined above). ¬† We will let you know how soon a buyer will be available. ¬†The buyer¬†will then go through your things, let you know what we would like to buy, render payment, and return any items we’re unable to take. ¬†If, for any reason, a buyer is unavailable to process your things in a manageable time, you may opt to leave your things for later processing, ¬†See Drop-Offs (below). ¬†Important: Drop-Offs are ¬†to limited to 2 medium bags of clothing or toys, and 2 items of equipment.

-Drop-Offs:¬† This option is open to customers having once sold to Fancy Pants and to customers walking in when ¬†buyer(s) are occupied and unable to process their things in a reasonable time. ¬†A Dropoff form is completed: listing the items being left for evaluation and purchase, identifying how the customer would like to be notified once completed, how any payment is to be made, and the disposition (e.g. pickup, donation) of any “no Thank you’s.”