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I've got some nice stuff I'd like to part with. Do you have a favorite consignment shop?  Do some shops specialize in certain things?

I've always liked Barbara's Bazaar for buying. It used to be my Bloomingdale's South when I first came here. But now I want to sell, not buy.

Thanks for any guidance.

Lexy

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We've had good luck with the consignment place associated with and next door to "Have Hammers". It may depend on what kind of things you bring in.  It was tool-clearing time in our case, as well as some glassware and kitchen appliances.  They got decent prices for us.

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I don't have a favourite. I cruise them all. And there are a LOT of them on the highway in Riberas. Almost as much fun as going to auctions in rural Ontario. There is very little in my house that was bought new. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle... if at all possible.

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For interesting and unusual things, send them to Barbara's Bazaar.  More usual items, Todo Bueno, the store next to Have Hammers, as mentioned above, seems to be a good spot.

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I have yet to buy anything at Barbara's Bazaar because the parking is awful and I find their prices much higher than the other stores. Even Todo Bueno could use some serious organization and marketing.

My current favourite is "It's kinda Bazaar..and kinda not"... on the lakeside of the highway in Riberas. Stuff in there seems to move very quickly. Easy to park, easy to walk around and logically displayed. YMMV.

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We have sold several many items for decent prices at Todo Bueno.  Even some items we thought would never sell such as 20 year old scuba and snorkel gear.  The parking is easy and plentiful, at least the times we have been there.

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Upscale Resale in Riberas.  They get good prices for the things you bring in, and I think they tend to have nicer things than some of the other bazaars.

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There are for profit and nonprofit to help support various charities. I am identifying the ones that support education, disabilities, poor communities and art for children.

There are 2 bazars in Riberas del pilar across fro 7-11 , One is NCA which use money for paying sponsorships for children's education (consignment  20-25%) 

Casa Nuevo thrift and consignment store

.Tepehua Treasures  98 Hildago and consignment    

Que Ganga !  Carr.Chapala -Joco #976 La Canacinta. Next to Anchor restaurant     La Canacinta   Not a consignment.

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3 hours ago, camillenparadise said:

What happened to the lady who used to be just behind the mercado in Chapala? I always found great garden clothes there....

Was that Smokee's?  If so, I think that store has been closed for years.  There is another Smokee's in Plaza Bugamvillas.  I believe Smoked passed away years ago.

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Just another YES for Todo Bueno  between Have Hammers and S and S auto after my experience of many items from top to bottom values being sold to my satisfaction. They have a lot of extra storage area for your extra items which I needed. This non- profit supports MANY causes around lakeside which you would recognise at a glance.  

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For a higher valued item I would select the store in west ajijic across the road from the french bakery.   A popular spot for more affuent tapatíos.   Second choice would be Barbara’s for me.

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There is a new and very nice bazaar across from Puritan Poultry. I think they are called Bazaar del Lago. First time I went there, a week or so ago, they were loaded with nice things. Next time many of those things were sold. It is a large space which allows things to be displayed nicely. 

Would suggest it for furniture, rugs, etc. Maybe It's Kinda for some smaller stuff.

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I put some chairs and other items for consignment about a month ago at TODO Bueno thrift shop next S&S auto.

They sold in two weeks.  when i was in there its appears they a well known, they were over 8 people shopping,  and have heavy traffic of buyers.

and they also priced my items correctly. I was very happy with the results.

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the "antiques' guy by the tuesday market has had stuff for a year without sales. FYI

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FOr clothes there is also Terry's tiangis as you enter Chapala on the left.  She has grat clothes and good prices and does consignments.

 

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