Your donation of unwanted clothing & shoes will help the local community in several ways!
Here's the break down: 1) Items first go to the weekly $1 SALE that happens every Sunday. 2) Items that are unable to be sold are donated to a local nonprofit. (We like to select non-profits that support in the clothing of Omaha-area families.)
If you would like more information about your donation or for fundraising options through Scout, contact Kelly at email@example.com
"Do I need an appointment to bring items into sell at Scout?"
No, come in anytime that's convenient for you between 11am-6:30pm! We're open 7 days a week and we're ALWAYS buying. We do buy items based on the season-check the MOST WANTED ITEMS page to see what we're most likely to purchase. Please DO NOT bring items in on hangers.
"So, like, what do you guys buy?"
We are interested in buying high-quality, on trend items. The items can be vintage or not vintage. We do our best to make selling at Scout fast & super easy.
"How is Scout different from consignment?"
At Scout, we want to make your life as easy as possible. So we buy items from customers outright. That means that we give you store credit or cash (your choice!) on the spot!
"Let's be real, the items I brought into sell are awesome. Why in the world didn't you buy any of them??!"
We promise we don't want to hurt your feelings!! We know it can be confusing when we don't accept items that you think we should. We totally get that!
The absolute, MOST COMMON reason we have to turn down items for the shop are simply because of condition issues.
We would LOVE to accept every single thing people bring in but, here's the thing, because we are (thankfully!!!) one of Omaha's most-loved clothing stores we have so many people selling us amazing clothes! This is a good thing because it means when you come in to buy clothes and accessories you're getting the best-of-the-best! But! It can be a bummer when you're selling TO US, because we simply can't take everything! We just don't have the space! That means that when it comes down to it, we can only buy items that are in SUPER EXCELLENT condition!
The other reasons we wouldn't be able to accept items (even if they are new-with-tags) are because of things like: similar items not selling well in the shop in the past, we already have too many in stock, the item is not currently fashionable, or, it may simply be out of season.
We hope you understand that if we don't take some/all of your items it is not personal and we still love you!
"What's the deal with the Sunday $1 Sale??? Is EVERYTHING in the shop $1???
Lol! We're nice, but we're not crazy.
Every Sunday we have a $1 SALE, it's usually a TON of items!
Every week, we put out completely different items so there are no guarantees on what you'll find! It's a true treasure hunt! :)
As space becomes available, we're often able to add items to the $1 SALE throughout the day!
If you love the thrill of the hunt, then the $1 SALE is for you!
After the $1 Sale anything left over gets donated to a local not-for-profit. Right now Scout donates to the Salvation Army.
"Do I need to bring my items in on hangers?"
No, it's actually much easier to look through items when they are simply folded or laying flat on top of one another.
"Do you buy jewelry?"
Yes! Jewelry, shoes, bags & other accessories for ladies & gents are great items to sell.
"How long will it take for you to look through my items?"
We've gotten pretty good at this so it usually only takes between 10-15 minutes! Then you'll get cash or store credit for any items we can take for the shop.
"How did you come up with your name?"
We're named after the curious & personality-filled little girl in Harper Lee's book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is also a very appropriate word for the hunting and gathering used to find amazing clothes and accessories to add to your wardrobe.
The "Dry Goods & Trade" part of our name comes from the time when clothes used to be more commonly known as "dry goods" & "trade" is because we buy-sell-trade!
"I love you Scout. Will you marry me?"
Sorry, we're strictly in the clothes business and, besides, we're not really the marrying type anyway. Thanks for the offer though!;)
We hoped these answers to our most frequently asked questions was helpful! If you still have more questions simply send us an email or stop by the store to chat.
We'd love to see you!
Yours in sustainable living,
xo, The Scout Team