Transition Squad®'s primary business helps clients sell and clear out entire households' of items quickly, efficiently and effectively through online auctions, estate sales and consignment. Clients save time and money, can feel good knowing their belongings are going to a good home and get some cash in the process. However, we often get inquiries from those that have a small volume of items that they want to sell.
Prior to COVID, we had a 6,000 sq. ft. consignment warehouse where we would take in smaller volumes of items from a variety of clients and conduct "Group Auctions" every week. In January 2020, our lease came up for renewal and our landlord wanted to double our rent. We already had a successful online auction platform so we decided to rethink our consignment strategy and started to build a network of independent individuals who were passionate about finding a good home for items and keeping them out of landfills. They take in these items under consignment with their buy/sell business, post them on our website and sell them by auction from their homes.
We offer three ways to help you sell a small volume of items:
Free Facebook Group:
We have set up a Facebook Buy/Sell Group associated with each market that we operate in. This is a totally free, self-directed option. Just set up an account and based on the markets you choose as your primary market, you will see the corresponding link appear below for your area's Facebook Group once you are logged in. We offer this as a community service and there is no charge.
As this group runs on the Facebook platform, you must adhere to Facebook's Terms and Conditions and eligibility requirements. We have no control of their policies and practices. You post directly and communicate and interact with potential buyers directly.
Our Consignment Network:
If you don't want to deal with strangers directly, aren't having much luck with selling through other platforms or just don't have enough items, time or desire to try to sell yourself, we can connect you with our independent Consignment Network to sell for you. They may accept some or all of your items on consignment or may even make you an offer to purchase outright.
Just send us your name, address, phone number and follow up with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll circulate your inquiry to one or more members of our Network that will be having an auction in the near future. They will get in touch with you directly if they are interested in your items. As they are independent businesses, they will have their own rates and terms which will include storing, photography, cataloging, pricing, advertising and managing the pickups.
Because our Consignment Network operates from their homes, they typically cannot take large furniture items. However, unless you need to have it out asap, your items can piggyback on one of our Network's upcoming auctions. Your items would stay with you, we would include them in one of our auctions and if there are bids, we will connect the buyers directly with you to arrange a pickup from your premises or locker. This saves you the effort and cost of packing and transporting the items to one of our Network locations.
Please note that you are not allowed to sell elsewhere or pull items while running in our auction. To ensure that you follow this rule, there will be a deposit required that will be fully refundable if your item(s) don't sell, or will be credited towards your commission if they do. Deposits and commissions will be based on what you have and how much you have. Call us for details.
You must first log in to your account to access our Free Serious Buy Sell Facebook Group