What is Consignment?

Twenty Three. 

That is the number of how many times we were asked "What is consignment?" just last week. It's a fair question. One that we didn't really know how to answer at first. Now, nine months in we {hope} we've got our answer down. 

Consignment is the process of a store selling your gently used items on your behalf. In other words: You bring us your items and if we believe we'll be able to make a profit and we can both agree on a reasonable price, we sell them for you in our store. 

However, consignment at OTC isn't that cut and dry. It isn't that boring, and it isn't dull. Here, consignment means an item finding a new home, a new purpose, and a new life. We try to take all of our items and make it so they aren't considered boring, old, and in some cases, you can't even tell they've been used. 

We don't want people to walk into your home and think "Wow, that table looks old" or "How long has that sofa been here?" And we know you don't want that either. So we aren't going to try and sell you a couch that been sitting in a strangers great aunts basement for 3 years with cats all over it. Instead, we're going to help you find that gently used sofa that looks like it came straight from the showroom to your house because we too want people to think "It looks great in here." or "I wonder where that wine cabinet came from?" 


We understand that sometimes consignment can be a scary word. But here, we know where our items are coming from, who made them, who used them, and how to ensure you're getting a great piece for an even better price. Trust us, we know what we're doing. 

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