Item Inspection

We receive items from a variety of sources, including donated items from non profit partners we work with. Although we receive many donated items, not all items we receive would we sell in our store. We have developed a 15-point inspection process for the following items to ensure that all items meet our rigorous standards. For other items, we have similar inspection standards for those as well. We also conduct extensive research on the products we sell to ensure there are no recalls or defects we need to be aware of prior to listing items.

Our 15-point inspection for clothing includes inspection for:

  1. Rips
  2. Tears
  3. Holes
  4. Odors
  5. Sizing tag / makers label
  6. Pulls
  7. Material content tag
  8. Wrists / Cuffs
  9. Armpits / Crotch
  10. Back
  11. Front
  12. Stains
  13. Elbows / Knees
  14. Neckline
  15. Waist

Our 15-point inspection for handbags includes inspection for:

  1. Rips
  2. Tears
  3. Holes
  4. Odors
  5. Back
  6. Front
  7. Stains
  8. Bottom
  9. Sides
  10. Sizing tag / makers label
  11. Material content tag
  12. Inside pockets
  13. outside pockets
  14. Strap
  15. Hardware

Our 15-point inspection for china includes inspection for:

  1. Chips
  2. Cracks
  3. Crazing
  4. Utensil marks
  5. Rubbing
  6. Fading
  7. Scuffing
  8. Maker marks
  9. Top surface
  10. Bottom surface
  11. Sides
  12. Front
  13. Back
  14. Rim Edge
  15. Handle or spout

Our 15-point inspection for electronics includes inspection for:

  1. Battery corrosion
  2. Battery compartment in tact
  3. Buttons / controls move freely
  4. Scratches
  5. Cracks
  6. Chips
  7. Working as it should with batteries
  8. Working as it should with adapter
  9. Turns on / off
  10. Top
  11. Bottom
  12. Sides
  13. Handle or Strap
  14. Front
  15. Back

If we deem that an item is not to our standards, we do not sell it. Rather we work with several organizations that recycle the items and use them for other purposes. We attempt to never sell items unless they meet all of our quality standards for each category. However, we are human and mistakes can be made, although not very often if ever.