Buy and sell gently used toys at Christmas toy exchange

Twenty years ago, Amy Winstead created the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale, one of the nation's largest kids consignment sales held yearly at the NC State Fairgrounds.

"We've heard for many years at the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale, our large mega event, to please do something for Christmas," Winstead explained.

So, Nov. 20 and 21, Winstead is organizing a Christmas Toy Exchange at the Holshouser Building at the Fairgrounds where consignors can sell gently used toys and shoppers can save.

"We'll have about 500 consignors bringing out things they don't need," Winstead said. "And, we expect several thousand to shop. We also have 30 vendors that have homemade candles, wagons, easels, chalkboard easels, and unique items. All sorts of things to come and shop for in the street fair area."

Consignors have until Thursday, Nov. 19 to register for the sale and toy drop off is Friday and Saturday. Sellers receive 2/3 of their asking price for each item. Winstead said checks are mailed the week after the event.

There is also a section for consignors to sell holiday decor and any adult re-gifts that have been accumulated, but those must be new or unused.

Sellers and those who work the sale can shop early. The Christmas Toy Exchange is open to the public Fri. Nov. 20 from 4-8pm and Saturday from 9AM-6PM and all items left will be half price from 6PM-7PM.

For more information on the Christmas Toy Exchange, click HERE.

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