T2T Consignment sale 2017 has ended! Thank you to everyone who participated. See you July 2018!
Pricing Guidelines
One of the many benefits you receive when consigning at a Teacher 2 Teacher Educators Consignment Sales is that YOU set the price you want to charge for your items. We know that, for some people, this part of the process can be more than a little challenging, so we created the following Pricing Guidelines to provide you with a frame of reference, and give you some helpful suggestions, as well. Remember, you are under no obligation to price your items based on our guidelines--pricing is 100% your decision!
Before you get started, though, it might be a good idea to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes: What would YOU pay for the item? This is an important question to consider because the price you charge will determine if, and when, your item sells. Remember, most of the materials you will be bringing to the sale are USED. Ask yourself: “Would I pay this price for a used item?” “Would I get a better deal paying full price for something brand new?” In general, it’s a good idea to price your item as if you were the buyer, not the seller.
We want you to SELL YOUR ITEMS. We want you to MAKE MONEY. Ultimately, you have to be comfortable with your asking price. Here are a few tips that might make the pricing process easier:
  • When deciding on the price, keep in mind the type of product, its condition, age, brand, demand, etc.
  • All items must be priced in increments of 0.50 (no items under $.50).
  • Don’t price your item based on its sentimental value. Emotions often lead to overpricing. The buyer will be purchasing the item based on interest, condition, original price, brand, age, asking price, etc., not on sentiment.
  • Ask yourself: “Why am I selling this item?” “What is the lowest dollar amount I would accept for this item?” “Do I want to take this item back home?”
  • Do your research. Visit sites such as Craig’s List or eBay to compare prices of similar merchandise.
  • Visit the manufacturer’s website to determine approximate retail value. This will be especially helpful if you are unsure of the price you originally paid.
  • Keep your ‘competition’ in mind. Ask yourself: “Will there be many other items like this one from which to choose?”
  • When in doubt, price your item lower. Worst case, your items will sell faster than other similar items.
  • Price to sell! Items that are priced too high won’t sell.
  • Don’t raise or double your price so you can sell it for ½ price on our discount day. The majority of our buyers will shop during ‘full price’ times.
  • Consider grouping lower priced items together to save time on tagging.
  • Shake off the traditional rule of thumb of pricing items 25-40% off --we recommend that you price your gently used educational materials at 50% - 80% off the retail price.*
And, finally, be sure to remember this very simple axiom: Don’t sell what you wouldn’t buy!
Q. Why do we recommend 50- 80% off the retail price?
A. Retail prices for educational materials continue to rise while classroom and school budgets are shrinking. At the same time, the out of pocket expenditures of teachers is increasing as many teachers are forced with the decision to purchase necessary materials themselves or let their students go without. With teachers’ salaries being reduced due to pay cuts, teacher furloughs and wage freezes our teachers need our help.
“The National School Supply and Equipment Association’s (NSSEA) 2013 Retail Market Awareness Study estimated that public school teachers spent $3.2 billion in educational products in the 2012-2013 school year, $1.6 billion of it from their own pockets. On average, teachers reported spending about $149 of their own money on school supplies, $198 on instructional materials, and $138 on other classroom materials for a total of $485 in the 2012-2013 school year. Ten percent reported spending $1,000 or more of their own money in total for the school year—about double the percent as in past studies.
Teacher 2 Teacher Consignment Sale
Pricing Guidelines
This guide was created to assist you in pricing your items. It is not an absolute "must" on pricing. As a consignor, the decision is up to you! Just remember there is a $.50 minimum price. Please feel free to combine items in order meet to the minimum price..
Bulletin Boards & Posters
Designs & Décor $.50 - $2
Posters $.50 - $2
Bulletin Board Sets $1 - $5

Organizers & Storage
Bookcases $5 - $10
Bins & Tubs $.50 - $2
Carts & Easels $1 - $12
Chair Pockets $1 - $12 sets
Plastic Baskets $.50 - $1
Pocket Charts $.50 - $5

Teacher Supplies & Management Tools
Nameplates $.50 - $2
Lesson Plan Books $.50 – $2
Magnets $.50 - $1
Novelties/Rewards $.50 - $2
Privacy Shields $1 - $5
Notepads $.50 - $1
Stickers & Stamps $.50 - $2
Timers $1 - $3
Teacher Resource Books $1 - $2
CD’s $1 - $3

Social Studies & Geography
Curriculum $5 - $10
DVD’s $1 - $3
Magazines $.50 - $1
Maps & Globes $.50 - $5
Textbooks $1 - $3

Language Arts
Book Sets $1 - $5
Literacy Games $1 - $4
Magnet Letters $1 - $3
Paperback Picture Books $.50 - $1
Hardcover Picture Books $1 - $2

Early Childhood Learning
Dress-up Clothes $2 - $5
Blocks $3 - $5

Games $1 - $4
Puppets $1 - $5

ELL
Bilingual Books $.50 - $2
Guided Reading Sets $3 - $5
Spanish Dictionaries $1 - $2
Spanish Picture Cards $.50 - $2
Workbooks $1 - $2

Toys & Games
Construction/Building Toys $2 - $5
Creative Toys $1 - $5
Educational Toys $1 - $5
Food Related Toys $.50 - $5
Educational Games $1 - $5
Puzzles $1 - $3

Science
Equipment $1 - $5
Science Kits $2 - $6

Math
Manipulatives. $2 - $10
Games $1 - $4
Flash Cards $.50 - $2

Art
Paints $1 - $5
Brushes $.50 - $5 sets
Easels $5 - $10
Paint Smocks $.50 - $5 sets
Craft Kits $1 - $5
Collage & Craft Materials $1 - $5

Music
Sheet Music $.50 - $2
CD’s & DVD’s $1 - $3
Classroom Instruments $5 - $10

Home school
Curriculum $1 - $10

If you have any questions about the sale, please contact us at info@t2tsale.com.