School


6409 6th Avenue, Suite 10
Tacoma, WA 98406
Telephone: 253.566.8344

HOURS: MON - SAT: 10am - 6pm
Closed Sundays
No Trade-ins on Wed or Fri









When We Purchase

We accept trade-ins from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No appointment necessary! Trade-ins cannot be dropped off on Wednesdays or Fridays. Items being left strictly for donation may still be dropped off on non-trade days, but no store credit or cash will be payed for those items. Trade-ins are generally finished the same day or completed by the next business day.

Trade-ins are Fast and Easy - Here's How!

► Bring in your clean, current, and gently-used items on Mon, Tue, Thu, or Sat.
► There is no limit on large equipment
► Clothing, shoes, and small toys must fit in ONE medium sized Rubermaid Tote that we provide. We encourage you to sort through your things and pick your best stuff to fit in the one bin. If you have additional items that you believe we would want to purchase, you may bring them on a different drop off, or you may leave additional items as a donation.
► Sign in at the front counter. Then (depending on the wait-time) you may choose to shop while we process your items, or you may drop-off and go. In either case, we will contact you when we are finished.
► No waiting for your things to sell, like consignment methods. We pay you ca$h or you receive in-store credit (your choice) as soon as the trade-in is completed. In-store credit is offered at a higher percentage than cash. Inquire about percentages paid out for various items at the time of drop-off. It's that easy!

To some extent, we accept all seasons clothing, all year round. Coats and Swimsuits are accepted and kept in stock all year round! However, for your best value, bring us your in-season* items. If you are not sure if we are accepting certain items, please call ahead to find out what we are currently buying, or check the
Items In Demand list on this page.

* Seasons: Summer Clothing is in-season from February 1 through June 30
               Winter Clothing is in-season from July 1 through January 31



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We appreciate your understanding if we are unable to buy all of your items. In order to offer our valued customers the highest quality and selection, we purchase items based on condition, brand, style, inventory levels, and demand. If you do not want to pick up the items that we were unable to purchase, you have an option to donate them to the store. Those items may be sold at a discount, sold at the 25 cent sales, or donated to charities in the Tacoma/Pierce County area.

Please Meet The Following Standards For Trade-Ins

Please note the following tips to get the most out of your trade-in:

Clothing and Shoes

► Clean, un-wrinkled, freshly washed and dried, folded or laid flat. Clothing can be unwrinkled by drying on high temperature along with a wet towel, then promptly removing and laying flat.
► Run Shoes through wash cycle and air dry in order to have a like-new appearance. We do not buy dirty shoes.
► Current fashion. Older styles do not sell, even if they are name brand.
► Very good to like-new condition.
► Less is More! Don't overwhelm us with a large trade-in or an overflowing rubermaid bin. Submit your best stuff!.
► We cannot accept items if we are "overstocked". Check back with us again. Our rack space dictates how many items we can carry at any time. We have to be very selective on infant clothing because we receive so much.

Toys

► Clean. If it has been sitting in your garage or storage, wipe the dust off with wet cloth.
► Must include all parts.
► Must have working batteries.
► No recalled items or toys which contain lead paint. Check for recalls at the CPSC website. Click on Safety/Recall Info Link.

Furniture and Equipment

► Clean and odor free. If it has been sitting in your garage or storage, wipe the dust off with wet cloth. Check for crumbs under carseat covers, and swing covers, etc. Wash removable covers, and other cloth parts, if dirty
► Must include all parts and have working batteries.
► Be prepared to set up furniture in store and demonstrate that it is in working condition with all parts.
► No recalls. Check for recalls at CPSC website. Click on Safety/Recall Info Link.
► Car seats must be un-expired. The manufacture date or expiration date must be on the car seat.
► No cribs manufactured prior to June 28, 2011, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ITEMS CURRENTLY IN DEMAND

FALL and WINTER wear, including school clothes and uniforms, hoodies, pants, coats, and long sleeves. Pajamas are in demand all year round. Snow suits. Snow boots and rain boots. Water proof Rain Coats, and Ski jackets, especially brands like North Face, Columbia and LL Bean. Soccer, Dance and Gymnastics wear. Christmas and holiday wear like black dress shoes and fancy long sleeved dresses. Sizes starting at 18 months and up are always in more demand than the infant sizes. Swimsuits and jackets are in demand all year round! Expensive brands, new with tags, and never worn clothing are considered regardless of season.

Other items we purchase:

     Toys
                                                                           
Clothing                                Furniture                                Equipment
     Infant, pre-school, and toddler toys Preemie - size 14 Cribs Strollers, travel systems, joggers
     Books, puzzles, dvd's Maternity Changing tables Car seats
     Activity mats Boys Pack N Go Monitors
     Cars, trains and train tables Girls Cradles Gates, bed rails
     Tricycles, bikes w/training wheels Holiday wear Dressers High chairs
     Sandboxes, water toys Dance wear Bassinets Swings
     Outdoor slides, climbers, playhouses Winter coats Toddler beds Exersaucers
     Tables and chairs Shoes and boots Baby bedding Bouncers
     Dolls, doll houses, doll furniture Sleep wear Much More... Baby baths
     Power wheels Swim wear Front and backpacks
     Much More... Much More... Much More...

Items We Are Currently Unable To Purchase:

► Cribs manufactured before 2011.
► Carseats which are expired or nearing expiration.
► Very selective on separates (pants/shirts) sizes NB-6 month - boys & girls.
► Most Garanimal or Faded Glory brand clothing, unless it's new with tags or never worn.
► Clothing with wrinkles or in need of washing (including shoes in need of washing).
► Most breast pumps - we may purchase selected pumps new in packaging.
► Toys and equipment without working batteries or in need of cleaning.

About new Crib Regulations effective June 28, 2011:


81788 Federal Register/Vol.75, No. 248/Tuesday, December 28, 2010/Rules and Regulations/ CPSC

Per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, we may ONLY sell cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011.

Other Child Safety Resources

► Consumer Product Safety Commission
► National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
► Toy Industry Associations, Inc.
► Juvenile Product Association
► SeatCheck.org

Kidz Kaboodle
6409 6th Avenue Suite 10
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-566-8344