Sellers information pack

This information should give you all the information you need as a seller in the Kwon Sale.

Information for sellers

The Kwon Sale raises money for hospital and education projects in Uganda. It is staffed by a team of volunteers who sell the items on behalf of registered sellers. Money is raised by deducting about 35% from the price of sold items. Unsold items can be collected by the seller or donated to local charities. The sale provides the opportunity to buy and sell good quality children’s clothing and toys.

The Sale is named after Kwon He Ryun, a Korean orphan for whom the sale was originally set up in 1971.  Kwon is now grown up, and married with children, so the Kwon Sale currently supports the work of the Kagando Hospital and the Teso Educational Support Services (TESS) in Uganda. The Kwon Sale has raised over £100,000 since the work in Uganda was adopted.

Sell at the Kwon Sale

  1. Register online for a seller slot. You will be able to choose a drop-off time for the Friday night. We will send you a confirmation by email.
  2. Label the items that you want to sell.
    For clothes, we can only accept up to two bags of clothing from each seller.
    See How to label sale items.
  3. On the Friday evening before the Kwon Sale, bring your labelled items to the venue at the drop-off time. Our team is on hand to help unload your car.
  4. On the Saturday morning during the Kwon Sale, our team of helpers will manage the sale of your items. You are most welcome to come to the Sale as a buyer!
  5. On the Saturday afternoon after the Kwon Sale, you can collect your money and unsold items during the allocated collection time. 
    Returned goods that are not collected by 4:15pm will be donated to charity.

It helps us if you can arrive at the allocated time for dropping off and collecting.

Important: By selling at the Kwon Sale, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Kwon Sale.

What we sell

There are four categories in the Kwon Sale. Please would you place items into bags in these categories and label the bags clearly. Items must be labelled securely and clearly – see How to label items.

  • Baby clothes (0-2 years).
  • Children’s clothing and shoes (2-14 years) and maternity clothing in good condition.
  • Nursery equipment, pushchairs, baby baths, highchairs.
  • Toys, games, puzzles, children’s books – in good condition. Please pack books separately from games.

Please note that we are no longer able to sell the following:

  • Cot mattresses.
  • Children’s bicycle helmets (unless they have a clearly marked BS Kite mark and are sold in their original packaging).
  • Inflatable swimming equipment for children.
  • VHS video tapes (because they are difficult to sell).

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How to label items for the Kwon Sale

Important: These instructions are updated from time to time. This document was last revised in March 2016.

Selling at the Kwon Sale – quick reference for labelling

All items must be labelled with the following required information:

  • Your surname and initial.
  • Your postcode or phone number.
  • Size/age-range of the article or brief description.
  • The selling price (in multiples of 10p only – ie 70p or 80p, not 75p)

Your contact details should match the details you supplied when you registered with the Kwon Sale.

You can add extra instructions if you wish to donate the whole selling price or unsold items:

  • UGANDA only if you you wish all the money raised by the sale of the item to be added to the Kwon fund.
  • RECYCLE if you wish the item to be sent to a local charity if it is not sold in the Kwon Sale.

(Do not write these instructions on the label unless you want the Kwon Sale team to act on them when we re-sort goods after the Kwon Sale.)

  • Use one side of the label only.
  • Write clearly.
  • Use card (for example from a breakfast cereal packet) – coloured card helps us.
  • Make sure the label is attached securely with a safety pin or sewn onto clothing. For books and equipment the label should be tied with string. Do not use sellotape.
  • Include a brief description of the item particularly if it has a high value.

 

Example ticket

Example of a label

Example of a label

SELLING PRICE
AGE RANGE / DESCRIPTION
SURNAME & INITIAL
POSTCODE or PHONE NO.
UGANDA (only if you are donating the asking price)
RECYCLE (only if you are donating unsold goods)

Please do not bring more than one car boot load of goods to the Kwon Sale – select your best items.


Terms and conditions for sellers at the Kwon Sale

By selling at the Kwon Sale, you agree to the terms and conditions in this document.

The Kwon Sale raises money for hospital and education projects in Uganda. It is staffed by a team of volunteers who sell the items on behalf of registered sellers. Money is raised by deducting about 35% from the price of sold items. Unsold items can be collected by the seller or donated to local charities. The sale provides the opportunity to buy and sell good quality children’s clothing and toys.

The Sale is named after Kwon He Ryun, a Korean orphan for whom the sale was originally set up in 1971.  Kwon is now grown up, and married with children, so the Kwon Sale currently supports the work of the Kagando Hospital and the Teso Educational Support Services (TESS) in Uganda. The Kwon Sale has raised over £100,000 since the work in Uganda was adopted.

What we sell

We sell:

  • Baby clothes (birth – 2 years).
  • Nearly new children’s clothing (2 – 14 years).
  • Maternity clothing
  • Nursery equipment, pushchairs, highchairs, toys, games, puzzles, children’s books.

Important notices

  • We maintain strict quality control, and it is at our discretion whether or not articles submitted for sale are displayed. We reserve the right not to display any goods, which seem to us to be unsuitable or in poor condition.
  • Articles that lose their labels may be sold off at a price determined by the organisers and the whole proceeds passed to the charities we support.
  • Unsold items that are not collected will be recycled.
  • There is no facility for storing items before or after the Kwon Sale.
  • No household articles are accepted.
  • For clothes, we can only accept up to two bags of clothing from each seller.

Conditions of sale

We take every care to look after your items before and during the Kwon Sale, however the following are conditions of acceptance of articles for sale:

  • We are running the Kwon Sale for charitable purposes. The Kwon Sale raises money to support work in the Teso Trust and Kagando Hospital in Uganda.
  • We do not keep an inventory of items received for sale, and we can take no responsibility for items that sellers claim to have been lost in the Kwon Sale.
  • We cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of items submitted for sale. It is the seller’s responsibility that items are securely labelled, and that parts will not become detached during the Kwon Sale. Please pack small pieces securely.
  • By submitting articles for sale, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions expressed in this document.

Labelling of items for sale

  • Items must be labelled correctly as described in How to label sale items.
  • Deliver items to the Sale venue on the Friday evening before the Sale at the time slot on your registration.  It helps us if you can keep to the time slot.

Collection and Payment

  • Unsold articles and 65% of the selling price of sold articles (rounded down to the nearest 10p) will be available in the afternoon of the Kwon Sale.
  • If you want someone else to pick up the items/money on your behalf, you must provide them with a letter of authorisation.
  • Please collect your unsold items and money on the Saturday afternoon at the collection time on your registration. It helps us if you can keep to the time slot.
  • Returned goods that are not collected by 4:15pm will be donated to charity.

The Kwon Sale does not have the facility for storing uncollected goods. If you are unable to collect goods at the specified time, please contact the information line (07005-947-253) as soon as possible.

How much does the Kwon Sale take from the selling price?

The Kwon Sale raises money for hospital and education projects in Uganda by taking about 35% of the selling price. The remaining amount is returned to the seller. The amount that the Kwon Sale takes is a multiple of 10p, rounding up as necessary. This rounding is done on the total amount and not on individual items.

For example if the total of goods sold is £20 then £7 (35% of £20) will go to the Kwon Sale and £13 to the seller.
If the total is £19 then £6.70 (that is £6.65 rounded up to 10p) will go to the Kwon Sale, and £12.30 will go to the seller.

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