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Con$ign-iT!

1038 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC
17 reviews
Business claimed Last updated: Over a year ago
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1038 Austin Ave
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 3P3, CA

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Con$ign-iT!, Coquitlam Reviews (17)

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By non-member104883 on Feb 15, 2016
Just loving it!!!
I absolutely love this store. Friendly staff and great service. The new store is welcoming,clean and bright. I've consigned many pieces with no problems. Thank you for such a great experience each and every time I walk in those doors.
One happy customer.
By non-member54822 on Feb 01, 2013
4 warned is 4 armed

I have used this Consign-It store a number of times to sell items over the past decade - mostly small household items. Bringing your stuff in to "audition" as it's called is a bit like the Seinfeld Soup Nazi episode. You do what you are told and you shut up and everything will go fine. Make your list of your items, make sure they are clean and bring them in for their audition. I have found it very difficult to find items that didn't sell as their descriptions are different than mine but the staff have been very helpful in giving me ideas on where the items could be. I had two disappointing things happen, some Christmas items were given away before the consignment time was up. I lost some items that should have been sold for quiet a bit. They said we told you they would go by a certain date but they hadn't told me. Also a plate was missing I spent over 30 minutes looking for it and was told it broke. If you break it you buy it if they break it too bad. Even with all this I would still go to them. They price items fairly and display them to their best advantage. Just be prepared to be treated like a naughty school child.
By non-member54821 on Feb 01, 2013
Love this place!
They have great items at great prices, they used to have way too much crap in every nook and cranny before and it was kind of a headache to walk around in but now it's not so crowded and airy and more welcoming! The staff, a woman and her mother are so great and fun to chat with! I love going there and I keep an eye on their website on a daily basis as well as their facebook page because great items come and go so fast I don't ever want to miss out lol !!
By non-member54436 on Jan 27, 2013
Refused my item for consignment
I do not find the staff proffesional at all. They took my items told me it will not sell in the store but they will donate it to some charity of my choice,yet a few days later they had forsale in the store at quite a large amount.Not very fair at all.Whether they sold it or not I really have no idea.Not friendly or aproachable at all.
By non-member51769 on Nov 21, 2012
I Love this place !!
I too bring my plastic bags here for re-cycling! I am very happy they don't contribute to the land fill! I wish more business were more concerned about that!!
Yes, a little crowded now -but still great stuff and great prices!
I have always found the management and staff to be most helpful!
Keep up the good work - we need more place's like this!
By rford on Oct 14, 2012
My Happy PLACE!
This store has so many neat and quality items... many of which have found their way into my home :)

I love the music and feel of the store - lots of old crooners and not much of the TOP 40 you hear everywhere else. This is not your average store.

As for a comment left before regarding plastic bags - I bring my plastic bags here all the time and I think we should have more green businesses in the community that work hard not to create extra waste.
By fashionk on Jul 23, 2012
worth checking out
THE SHOP HAS DEFINATELY DOWNSIZED SINCE IT FIRST OPENED, BUT IT IS STILL THE SAME, WITH THE SAME MOM AND DAUGHTER TEAM , AND AN UNUSUAL TREASURE CAN STILL BE FOUND ! THEY DO PAY FAIRLY FOR ITEMS THAT ARE SOLD ON CONSIGNMENT AND SEEM TO BE VERY BUSY STILL ON WEEKENDS
By Kasha on May 28, 2012
SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE!!!!!!
I can't say what has happened to this store. There is no ambiance anymore. I moved back to Coquitlam after living in Europe for 3 years. Was I in for a rude awakening!!!! There was such a nice lady working there when I left, the old one is back there again. She obviously took her great talents elsewhere, sometimes her sister would work there too. It was a treat and often hilarious listening to them carry on.
The store has decreased by two thirds!
It has an awfull smell, like a dusty thrift store!
3 years ago this was one of my favorite stores, I shopped here at least once or twice a week. Then I would not hesitate to give consign-it a five star rating, now 1 star is a hard one!Maybe they should take those dated paper signs that are stuck up all over the place, give the place a thorough cleaning, and try talking to customers........NICELY. BTW as business owners you should have your own bags and or wrap, not have signs begging for that too. It does cost money to run a business, after all being a consignment store you don't even have to pay for store stock. I would chalk this up to bad managment skills.
By martina1 on Apr 26, 2012
fun pickings
fun to check out this home decor consignment store. they always get unusual peices in . worth every visit, i have consigned items here beforeand never had any problems
By wendy98 on Sep 04, 2011
Sellers beware!
Fine for buyers, but sellers beware:

The items they'll accept are subject to the approval of whatever employee happens to be working when you arrive. If she doesn't like it, it's rejected. One item was accepted, then later pulled off the shelf after it was slightly damaged in-store. And yet, I noted other items in the store that were slightly damaged and left on the shelf.

You have to make a list of your belongings because they won't. If you forget to list something, too bad.

They don't tell you what prices they'll put on your items. You have to return to the store and see that for yourself.

You have to trust that it sold for what they claim it sold for.

At the end of your contract, you have to find and gather the unsold items from around the store yourself. If you can't find something, it's presumed stolen. When I described my missing item, the owner claimed she'd never seen it. I believe her, based on the rather loose way things work around there. Was it shoplifted? Was it hopelessly broken and thrown out? Was it valuable and sold elsewhere? Who knows?

For sellers, there is no accountability and no apologies so I can't recommend them. If you're going to use them, make sure you do your own research about what things are worth. If there's anything remotely valuable, sell it yourself.

If you're interested in buying used items, they're fine. Pretty good prices and usually a good selection.
By non-member31949 on Jun 18, 2011
not great
I find this store so funny....the daughter and mother certainly work together to make u feel uncomfortable. I have had many dealing with them. ie; being scolded like a child for not having my contract # and having to look up my account under my name lol...i really made them work haha another time my daughter (10) was scolded - again - for taking two lemon drop candies that were on the table - my god - just let it go - cost of doing business. they are also pretty snooty when they don't like the item. just say you dont like it ...no attitude ...oh and dont be late or you will get yelled at...
By trevena on May 13, 2011
Good store, but too crowded now
I used to love this consignment store, but now the items are so jam packed together, that it's hard to move through the store. Too many junkie items like a thrift store or garage sale. Staff is great, but they should pick and choose better items to consign.
By non-member25035 on Dec 24, 2010
THE BEST
I have been shopping at this store and also consigning at this store for many, many years. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I have nothing but high praises for the mother and daughter and the staff who run this store.
By luvshopping on Dec 05, 2010
good finds
a good shop to frequent if you are looking for unusual antiques.[ they can be found] . the daughter will always greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome in the store. the drawback is the lack of parking
By non-member19260 on Jun 07, 2010
Crazy About Clothes Consignment
Very nice,high quality items, warm atmosphere. Will be a regular shopper at this store!!
Comment by Kasha on Jun 08, 2012
Why is this review in here? It is not conignit furniture. That review is for a clothing store???????
By callee on Jun 06, 2010
a nice store
i really like to check into this consignment home furnishing store weekly to see what i can find unusual for my home. it can be hit and miss like most consignment stores, but worth the visit
By non-member12437 on Jul 14, 2009
Not Happy
If you bring something in for Consignment read the fine print on their contract. They sold my piece of furniture and I never got my money for it. After a certain period I renewed my contract and stopped in every week after that till I seen my piece sold. When I ask them about it they told me I had not stopped in and let them know I was still around...when they seen me every week go through their store. You have to verbally say here I am with your contract number. The older lady that owns the store would not move an inch when this happened to me...it's almost like they hope you don't read the fine print. They knew me and seen me every week, but no way would they budge. I asked her kindly what they got for it but she would not even show me on their computer how much they got for it. Due to this bad customer service...I will never show up at their store again.

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Email address: consignitbc@gmail.com
it is worth it to check in weekly at this home furnihings consignment store....it can be hit and miss , but worth it
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