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Published November 27th 2012
Eight brilliant venues to get/get rid of quality kids stuff
The one thing all parents agree on about kids is that they outgrow stuff before you can say Happy Birthday. This happens even before they've actually used all of the clothes, toys, furniture, and cute accessories you've accumulated leaving the nursery bursting at the seams. Here are eight pre-loved markets for kid's stuff where you can exchange all of that for money even as you clear your home of clutter. This is also for you if you're looking for quality stuff for your little one at bargain prices.
Hand Me Downs If you're looking for quality second hand kids' stuff, Hand Me Downs won't disappoint. You can also sell stuff your kids have outgrown and it's a fact that they do so at the speed of rocket. You can find clothes and accessories for babies to teenagers from trusted brands such as Lady Bird, Osh Kosh, Pumpkin Patch, Rip Curl, World Industries, Roxy, Supre, Face Off and much more. From prams and nursery furniture to skateboards, Hand Me Downs won't let you down if you're looking for good as new second hand stuff at bargain prices. If you're looking to sell your stuff, you can check out the terms and conditions here.
Reuse It Baby Market This is another place where you can sell your pre-loved baby stuff as well as find quality things for your children. You can expect to find toys, furniture, car seats, strollers, and books in addition to clothes for babies and toddlers. There are about 32 stalls open and you can open a stall yourself if you have stuff to sell. You can find information for stall holders here. You don't have to worry about car parking as there's plenty of space available. Coffee and sausage sizzles add to the close-knit atmosphere. Markets are held every other month on a Sunday. Check website for information on next market day. Location: The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Vic 3015 Time: Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
Bumble Bee Markets True to its namesake this market keeps hopping locations usually in the Southeast suburbs. You can see a list of locations here. Buy and sell your pre-loved baby and toddler goods at fair prices at the Bumble Bee Markets. You can also expect to buy quality handmade toys or sell these if you are an ace at crafting these lovelies. Information for stall holders can be found here. You can contact them online here or give them a call at 0410 043 549.
Little Tackerz Market Visit this market for good quality, clean, pre-loved clothes and toys, furniture, and other accessories for babies and children of up to 6 years of age. An entry fee of $3 applies per person. You can hold a stall if you have quality kids stuff that you believe will look good on a sales rack. If so, contact them by email at email@example.com for all information or give them a call at 0412 038 213 or 0418 520 084. They usually set up shop on Sundays, but give them a call to find out exact time and other details.
Location: South Melbourne Community Centre, Cnr Park Street & Ferrars Pl, South Melbourne, Vic 3205.
These markets bring you new and pre-loved kids stuff of all kinds from baby's clothes and toys to nursery furniture and more big stuff. They have over 40 stalls as well as free entertainment in the form of face painting and other activities. You can also set up stall with your own kid's stuff and make a tidy packet. They are usually up on a Saturday, but it's best to call and confirm before setting out. You may get updates here.
Location: 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong
Phone: 0400 118 153 or 03 5429 3088
This market is ideal for selling your own stuff whether pre-loved or handcrafted by you as long as it's kidsized. If your kids have crossed the age of six leaving behind tonnes of barely used toys, clothes, and furniture, you could consider setting up shop here. They have an entry fee of $3 for adults. These markets are usually set up 10 am to 2 pm on the second Sunday of every even numbered month. So that would be February, April, June, and so on. For more information about dates, timing, and hiring stalls, contact them by phone at 03 9588 1389. You can visit the Children's Market website here, but it wasn't working well the last time I checked. If you have any information regarding this market, I'd appreciate you sharing it below.
Location: Allen Mclean Hall, Cnr Lewis & Albert Street, Mordialloc, Vic 3195.
Kids Market CV
This is a spectacular market for babies and young children usually located in Bendigo, Shepparton, and Echuca. You can get all details of upcoming Kids Market here. If you have enough stuff to set up shop, you might find this information useful. For any questions you may have you can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 0400 994 399. You can get an idea of all they've got planned for the holiday by visiting Kids Market.
Location: Bendigo Kids Market, Liborius Centre, Panton Street, Eaglehawk.
Echuca Market, Anglican Church Hall, 500 High Street, Echuca.
Shepparton Market, 7725 Goulburn Valley hwy, Emerald Bank Leisure Land, Shepparton.
Geelong Baby & Children's Community Market
You'll find a merry mix of pre-loved and brand new children's goods in this market and the good news is that the latter may be bought for the prices of the former. You will also find plenty of handcrafted clothes and toys along with branded items. So it's pretty much a free for all as far as shopping here goes. They charge an entry fee of $3 per person. You can also hire a stall and play shop as you convert your kid's clutter into gold coins. Find out how to go about that here. Markets are usually on a Saturday from 9 am to 1pm. For more information regarding this market, visit Geelong Baby and Community Market. You can contact them by phone at 0411 131 064 or 0409 788 934 or email them at email@example.com
Location: Vines Road Community Centre, Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights