The Hickory Tree
The Hickory Tree accepts items for consignment of all shapes, sizes, ages, and styles. All items must be in at least good, usable condition, clean, and as complete as possible (all parts, hardware, covers, hangers, brackets, etc). Large furniture items are previewed by photo (either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on a camera or cell phone in-store) and small items are taken by appointment only.
Accessories should be cleaned, polished, and in working order. Wall hangings, mirrors, paintings, etc. should have a wire hanger.
An important note regarding upholstery: We cannot accept any upholstery piece that is not clean, in a current fabric, and in excellent condition. Cushions and pillows must be full and not show signs of 'sagging' from wear. Also, we ask to see a photo and/or cushion before we commit to sell for you.
Rugs must be clean
Furniture items must be in the best possible condition. In some instances items can be sold "as is" and we will be sure to inform customers of any repairs needed.
Items are taken on consignment for a 5-month period. Once approved, consignors must provide their own transport to The Hickory Tree. Items will be priced according to age, condition, style, and other factors, with input from the consignor, and 'staged' on the floor for sale.
Inventory usually sells quickly; however, if an item doesn't sell immediately, the price is reduced 15% every 30 days for three months. You can, of course, pick up your item if you don't wish for it to take the mark downs. If by chance an item doesn't sell during it's 5-month period, it is the consignor's responsibility to notify The Hickory Tree if you wish to pick up the item. If we don't hear from you, we will assume you do not want the item back and it may be cleared or donated at the discretion of The Hickory Tree staff. It is important to note that the consignor receives 50% of the selling price through the entire consignment process. If the markdowns should occur, the consignor will still receive 50% of the selling price.
Consigners are highly valued at The Hickory Tree. It's your inventory that keeps us in business! We want to make the process as convenient, fun, and mutually-beneficial as possible. Consignors will be kept fully informed at all times, and staff will always be available to answer questions or give assistance.
If you have any questions regarding your consignment inventory, expiration date(s), or wish to make an appointment to bring more inventory, give us a call at (828) 324-1655.
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We encourage all potential consignors to visit the store, meet us, and experience first hand what The Hickory Tree is all about. If a store visit is not possible, give us a call and we'll discuss consignment possibilities and procedures. With regard to larger items (such as large rugs, furniture, etc.) we will need to see a photo. Photos can be emailed, mailed, or brought to the store. In some instances, it may be impossible to obtain photos or visit the store. In such situations, we can make an appointment to preview items at the store, but with no guarantee we can accept them for consignment until we see them. If we accept your items, we will work together to make arrangements to receive them. If necessary, we can refer consignors to several moving companies or individuals we have relationships with to help transport items to The Hickory Tree.
Factors to be considered as we work with you to determine a price for your items include age, history, rarity, and condition. Please remember, we depend on the market to determine the actual value. Using many resources, we will partner with you to determine a favorable value to place on your items. Our goal is to provide buyers with unique, quality items at reasonable prices. Not all items will fit this criteria. If your items are accepted, you will receive a complete inventory with your selling prices listed. When your items sell, you will receive a check in the mail along with an updated inventory. Checks will be written once a month.