Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jumperoo!! Jump! Jump! Jumperoo!!

I had big plans last weekend to go to the Encores and More consignment sale (the "new moms" presale, that is) in Franklin to buy Ethan some cute clothes and new toys.  Most importantly, I wanted to get him an exersaucer and/or bouncyseat.  So, I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning, fed the baby, and headed to Franklin.  I got to the sale a little after it opened at 9am and found the parking lot and warehouse absolutely PACKED!  It's amazing that there are so many "new moms" in Nashville/Franklin! But I also found some wonderful toys at great prices.  I was a little disappointed in the clothing selection for baby boys (mostly Target and Wal-Mart brands and many looking very, very used), although most pieces were only $3-$5.  Anyway, once I had made my selections, I went to get into the very, very long line.  I was getting hungry (I, unfortunately, hadn't eaten very much for breakfast) and figured the line couldn't take too long.

Well, I waited about 20 minutes and moved about 10 feet.  Most people had cartloads of stuff they were planning to buy and the line was really long.  When someone came to the back of the line and told people that the folks in the front of the line had been waiting 2 and a half hours (back when the line was much shorter than when I joined) I had some serious thoughts about how good of a deal these toys and clothes were.  Based on how long the line looked, and how slowly I had been moving, I decided that it wasn't worth my time to save $70 on a used exersaucer.  So I put my purchases in the "discard" pile and left to get an early lunch.  I guess I'm not cut out for consignment shopping.  Or else those people who would wait over 2 and a half hours are crazy!  Needless to say, I'm going to try again at the Little Sprouts new mom sale tomorrow.  At this one, they only let 300 new moms in and they say that the clothing is boutique clothing.  Hopefully this will be a more successful experience!

On a brighter note...Cayne agreed with me that my time was worth more than the $70 savings so when he was at Target a few days ago, he bought Ethan a jumperoo.  Ethan LOVES it.  He's just a tiny bit too short (or too light) for his toes to always touch the ground, but once he gets bouncing, he has fun...and he has already been experimenting with the new gadgets attached!

1 comment:

  1. I can't stand Encores. It is the worst by far and the people that work the sale are RUDE! I am consigning with Weewares and will get a pass before the sale if you want to join me. It will be sometime in March.