Compensated Intakes

All of our appointments for compensated intakes in August are full.  Thanks for your patience with our new system.  We do take donations at any time that we are open, but please limit your donations to no more than 3 bags or boxes.  Please, no dumping or donations left at the building after hours or without our knowledge.  We will be taking appointments again in October, look for the date here or on our newsletter.

Do you have some crafting supplies that are still hot commodities but that you just aren’t interested in any longer? We buy formerly loved craft supplies. Below are the guidelines for product purchase at The Craft Box.

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An appointment is necessary to schedule a drop-off date in order to get compensated for your items.  We will accept a limited number of appointments on dates that are announced on our website and newsletter.  You must talk with a Craft box employee to get an appointment.  Please limit the total number of boxes or bags to 3; if you bring in more than you indicated, we may have to refuse those additional boxes or bags.  The last month of each quarter is a No-Take Month; that means we will not be accepting any items in March, June, September and December.

If you do not get an appointment, but have items that are in high demand, such as quilt shop quality fabric or good quality yarn, we will put you on a waiting list.

Please!  No dumping or donations left at the building after hours without our knowledge or permission!

You’ll need to fill out our Intake form – this gives us your contact information and lets us know whether or not you want to be compensated with store credit or check.  Donations are welcome!  Please identify your boxes (not every item in the box) with your name and drop-off date.  It helps us keep track of everything that is yours.

After receiving your product, The Craft Box will evaluate your items and will make every effort to get back to you within 7 to 10 days of receipt of your items.  We will contact you by e-mail or phone with our offer.  We will attempt to contact you one additional time.  If we don’t hear back from you within 7 business days, we will assume you are accepting our offer and your products will be entered into inventory and we will not be able to return them.  In the unlikely event that we find pests of any kind in your items, they will be immediately wrapped in trash bags and left outside for pickup.  We cannot risk infesting our inventory with moths or other insects.

Upon your acceptance, the Craft Box will compensate you for your items.  Any offers under $10 will be compensated as store  credit.  If you don’t want store credit, it will be considered a donation to the Craft Box or your items will be returned to you. If you haven’t received your compensation within 7 days of your acceptance, please contact us.  We may have gotten distracted and forgot.  If you’ve asked for us to hold your check for pickup and you’ve forgotten – after two weeks, we will mail your check to you.

Items that the Craft Box determines aren’t appropriate to resell will be donated to an appropriate charity (we cannot sort them out and return them to you).  Due to the volume of items we receive on a weekly basis, we are unable to provide you with a tax receipt.

 

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  • Items that smell like moth balls, cigarette smoke, mildew, or urine.
  • Items that are damaged, soiled or broken
  • Patterns that have been cut
  • Magazines
  • All Doll related items.
  • Books and Patterns Over 8 Years Old.
  • 1980’s and 1990’s fabrics, appliques or fabric panels.
  • Household Items.
  • Items that are covered with pet hair.
  • Large wood items, office supplies, various craft foam & basket weaving supplies.
  • Partial rolls of ribbon.
  • Yarn without the wrapper or tag.
  • Party supplies/decorations.
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We look at all items in regards to their re-sell ability as well as the quantity currently on hand.  Re-sell ability considers the condition of the item including quality of the item, whether it’s new in package or nearly empty.  We conduct market research to determine the item’s current market value using sources like Amazon, eBay, Craigslist and other crafting retailers.  Craft items depreciate like a car.  You may have paid a lot for it brand new, but if market demand doesn’t want your item, it influences the re-sale price and whether or not it can be sold.  That translates into how much we will pay you.  Please understand we are a Thrift store and based on our re-sale prices, we can’t give you as much as you may like.  You may want to try eBay or Craigslist before you bring your items to us.  You can call us if you are trying to determine if you want us to take your items.  We understand that sometimes you may want a tax receipt if we won’t purchase items.  You have the option to reject our offer.  If that is the case, you will need to pick up your items within a week of your response.

Thank you so much for your understanding and participation!