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We look forward to bringing you a new and better version of The Springtime Family Book Fair, now called the Used Curriculum Sale (UCS), as part of the CHEC Conference.
The Used Curriculum Sale is a MEGA opportunity to get homeschool resources at a bargain—and to sell those items you don't need!
What you do
What we do
|Gather all your gently used and like new curriculum, homeschool supplies, educational games and media, and manipulatives.||Provide the space—over 7,500 square feet.|
|Enter each item into our user-friendly data base.||Provide the tables.|
|Print out bar code labels and attach them to your items.||Provide the manpower—volunteers to sort, set up, and sell your pre-priced, bar coded items.|
|Deliver your items to the CHEC Conference site during designated times.||Provide advertisement—CHEC Updates, emails, Facebook, and ALL other forms of Conference advertisement will include announcements about the Used Curriculum Sale.|
|Pick up any unsold items during designated times or leave as a donation for CHEC.||Provide the customers—attendance at the Conference is routinely over 4,000 people over 2 ½ days.|
|Ask your support group to put a notice about the UCS in their newsletter.||Provide clean up—we pack up your unsold materials and return them to you or donate them for you.|
|Provide you with a check for your sold materials 6-8 weeks after the Conference.|
What to sell
Items for sale are limited to like-new and gently used curriculum, fiction and non-fiction books (please see ratings on Terms of Service) and other materials including CDs, DVDs, VHS, manipulatives, games, computer software, art supplies, maps, kits, equipment, etc.
No clothing, vitamins, health products, animals, solicitations, magazines, or encyclopedia sets over five years old may be sold. CHEC reserves the right to refuse any submitted items without stating a reason.
How to sell
Please follow the steps below to prepare your items for sale. Be sure to read through the FAQ for important information.
Step 1: Create Sale Account
Click Begin Sale to access the bar coding site. If this is your first visit to this site, please choose “create new account" at the top of the page. Make sure to bookmark that page. After you have created the account you can enter items at your leisure until the May 31st deadline.
Please do not print bar code labels until you have reviewed your Master Inventory List. Make sure to use clean white paper and fresh ink to print your bar code labels. Colored paper, lightly printed bar codes, and handwritten labels will NOT be accepted.
Step 2: Enter Sale Items
For each item to be sold—enter the title, type of item, select the appropriate category and grade level, selling price, and specify whether the item will be picked up or donated to CHEC if not sold. Any items left after the pick-up time will become the property of CHEC and will be disposed of by CHEC at their discretion. May 31 is the final day to register items to be sold and to create bar code labels.
Below is a description of the categories:
ART: Arts (Music, Art, Drama)
BIB: Bible (Bible Study, Reference, Devotional)
ELC: Electives (Health, Nature Studies, Speech, Debate, Crafts, Physical Education, Unit Studies)
ENG: English (Spelling, Literature, Reading, Grammar, Writing, Phonics, Easy Readers, Picture Books, Handwriting, Typing, Poetry)
FOR: Foreign Language
GEN: General (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography)
HLP: Help (Homeschool Guides, General Reference Books, Parenting, Vision, How-to Books, Curriculum Guides, Teacher Education, Teaching Resources)
HOM: Home Economics (Cookbooks, Gardening, Homesteading, Herbs)
MED: Media not already part of a program or kit (DVD, CD, Cassettes, VHS, Software)
MSC: Miscellaneous items not already part of a program or kit (Very Large Kits, Manipulatives, Equipment, Games, Puzzles, Activity Books, Charts, Posters, Maps, Video Games)
SOC: Social Studies (Ancient History, US History, European History, World History, Geography, Culture, Government, Civics, Economics)
Below is a description of the grade levels:
Pre K—K: Preschool / Kindergarten
ES: Elementary School
MS: Middle School
HS: High School
ALL: All Grades
ADU: Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
To create your account and begin entering your sale items, click begin sale.
Note: The last day to register items to be sold or to create or print bar code labels is May 31st, 2011.
First, print your Master Inventory List and double check all entries BEFORE printing your labels. See sample. If items need to be changed, added, or deleted go back to Begin Sale.
Print your labels only when you are sure that you have all of your data entered correctly. When you are ready to print your labels go to Begin Sale. Each label will print twice. Both labels will be needed for each item. See sample.
If you need to remove or modify an item from the list be sure to discard any previously printed labels for that item. Then reprint the labels for the item (and also reprint your updated Master Inventory List).
Only print on white paper or white labels and use black ink. You can print your labels on plain white paper and attach with clear tape or you can print on white self-stick labels. If you do attach your labels with tape, do not cover the actual bar code on your label with the tape. It is recommended you use a new ink cartridge for best results, as the scanners will NOT pick up lightly printed or colored bar codes. Improperly labeled items (light bar codes, colored paper, or handwritten labels) WILL NOT be accepted.
If you prefer to drop off your items without waiting to have them individually checked in at the Conference, print a Save Time Waiver.
Attach one label securely to the front cover of your item. You may attach your plain white paper label with clear tape or use white self-stick labels, but do not cover the printed bar code with tape. Attach the second label to the inside front cover if possible. Labels for games, VHS, CDs, DVDs, and manipulatives may go on the back or bottom of item. It is important to attach the second bar code in case the first label becomes lost or damaged during the selling process. Also, please keep in mind that the label should be easy to remove after the sale.
Please try to keep kits or packaged items together with string, rubber bands, or Ziploc bags. Text and test booklets must be secured together in the manner you think easiest for customers to see your merchandise and yet be properly labeled.
Pack all labeled items into boxes that you don’t wish to have returned and include a copy of your Master Inventory List in one of your boxes.
If you prefer to drop off your items without waiting to have them individually checked in at the Conference, fill out but do not sign your Save Time Waiver. Your Save Time Waiver AND Master Inventory List will be signed in front of a UCS volunteer before you leave your items.
Bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or purchase one from the UCS for $1.00) so payment can be mailed to you after the Conference.
The UCS is held at Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver, CO 80216 (one block east of I-25 & 58th Ave.)
Drop-off hours for items to be sold are:
Wednesday, June 15th 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 16th 8:00 am until 2:00 pm
Please be prepared to spend time with a UCS volunteer to verify that your items are present and properly labeled. Once verified, you will be asked to sign your Master Inventory List to complete the check-in process.
If you prefer to drop off items without waiting to have them individually checked in, be prepared to also sign your Save Time Waiver in front of a UCS volunteer before you leave.
When dropping off and picking up your items, you must first check in at the front podium in the Expo Hall for your special UCS pass. These passes do not allow access to any other part of the Conference.
UCS volunteers will not be available to help you carry in your materials. Please bring your own helper to transport your materials from your vehicle to the drop off point.
Please see the UCS Schedule for more information.
Pick-up time is from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 18th. When picking up your items, you must check in at the front podium in the Expo hall for your special UCS pass. These passes do not allow access to any other part of the Conference.
Any items not picked up by 5:30 pm on Saturday become the property of CHEC and will be disposed of at CHEC’s discretion.
UCS volunteers will not be available to help you carry out your materials. Please bring your own helper to transport your materials from the pick-up location to your vehicle.
A check for your sale proceeds will be mailed to you approximately six to eight weeks after the conference. You will receive 50% of the sale prices for your items sold. The check will be mailed in the self-addressed, stamped envelope which you provided at drop off. Payments will not be made directly to you at the Conference.
|8:00 am||8 am – 2 pm
|9:00 am||9 am – 5 pm
|9:30 am – 7:30 pm
|9:30 am – 1 pm
|2:00 pm||1 pm – 3:30 pm
Closed for reorganizing
|4:00 pm||4:15 pm- 7:30 pm
CHEC volunteers, widows & single parents
|3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Widow & Single
|3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Materials Pick up
|5:00 pm||4:30 – 5:30 pm
Gleaning for all
Terms of Service
In order to better serve both buyers and sellers we require all sellers to agree to the following terms of service:
Seller receives 50% of the sale prices for items sold. Seller will receive a check for the sale proceeds approximately six to eight weeks after the conference. The check will be mailed in the self-addressed, stamped envelope which each seller provides at drop-off. Direct payments to each seller will not be made at the conference.
Donations: Items for sale are limited to like-new and gently used curriculum, fiction and non-fiction books (please see ratings below), and materials including CDs, DVDs, VHS, manipulatives, games, computer software, art supplies, maps, kits, equipment, etc. No clothing, vitamins, health products, animals, solicitations, magazines, or encyclopedia sets over five years old may be sold. CHEC has the right to refuse any submitted items without stating a reason. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about acceptable donations.
Gleaning Donations: You may donate items specifically for the gleaning period. Please place all items in a sturdy box labeled “Gleaning” and bring to the drop-off location during the designated drop off times. ALL items donated in this way become the property of CHEC. All items donated are subject to the Terms of Service. Please see UCS schedule for specific drop-off times.
Item Condition: All items submitted for sale shall be intact and in good repair (i.e., books shall have their covers, tapes and videos shall be in cases, DVDs and CDs match the cover title, etc.).
Minimum Prices: Minimum item price is $1.00. Any items priced $25.00 and over will need to be inspected by a UCS volunteer before being accepted. Please keep these items separate in order to expedite this process.
Non-Sellable Items: Any items not properly labeled and bar-coded will not be placed out for sale and will be returned to you at pick-up.
Transportation: Please be prepared to transport your items from your vehicle to the UCS area. CHEC volunteers will not be able to provide this service.
Unclaimed Items: ANY items remaining after 5:30 pm on Saturday become the property of CHEC and will be disposed of at CHEC’s discretion.
CHEC is not responsible for lost, missing, or stolen items.
Save Time Waiver
Email Christy, UCS Coordinator. email@example.com for more information.