2013 Used Curriculum Fair as part of the Rocky Mountain Super Conference on the Family
Registration for selling is open now! Read this info then CLICK HERE to create an account.
CHEC would like to thank those who participated in making the 2012 Used Curriculum Sale such a success. Over 11,000 gently used and near new curriculum, manipulatives, educational games, and media were sold or donated and every seller sold items! The donations for the after-sale gleaning helped many single parent families, widowed families, and families just beginning their homeschool journey.
We invite you to participate in this year’s exceptional event. The 2013 Used Curriculum Sale, as always, will meet the needs of so many home educators in the Rocky Mountain Region.
You can participate as a seller; your used books and educational materials may be just what another family needs.
You can participate as a volunteer; we rely upon dedicated volunteers to make the sale possible. Plus as a volunteer, you will be allowed to shop for free on Thursday evening at both the Exhibit Hall and the Used Curriculum Sale. We NEED volunteers! VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION begins now!
You can also participate as a buyer; this sale is a highlight for many homeschoolers and an easy way for you to support Homeschoolers and CHEC.
** NEW THIS YEAR **
NEW REPEAT SELLER INCENTIVES!
- 1st time repeat Seller receives 55%!
- 2nd time repeat Seller receives 60%!
- THIS YEAR ONLY – Have you been a Seller at the UCS any time in the last 5 years? Sell this year and receive 55%!
NEW PACKING NOTES
- Attach your label securely to the FRONT-TOP-RIGHT-CORNER of your item. See the FAQ for more information.
- Pack items by SUBJECT when possible. This will make the process of putting items on the tables for selling more efficient and timely.
- Pack your materials in disposable containers such as cardboard boxes. We cannot be responsible for returning any containers to their owners.
- Watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL to show you start to finish the seller’s process.
- You now have the option of offering a “sale” or lowered price on Saturday! This is completely OPTIONAL, but for the true bargain hunters out there, we wanted to make it available as a pricing option for you.
What you do
What we do
Gather all your gently used and near 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.
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, audio books, manipulatives, games, computer software, art supplies, music supplies, globes, science equipment, maps, kits, equipment, etc. Bound copied material will not be accepted unless the original copy-write information is provided on each item.
No clothing, vitamins, health products, animals, perishable items, stuffed animals, dolls, 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.
Please follow the steps below to prepare your items for sale. Be sure to read through the FAQ for important information or view the VIDEO TUTORIAL here.
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 Midnight, Tuesday, June 11th deadline.
Please make sure to read all information on the bar coding site before you begin entering items.
You will only need to list the subject and grade level when entering your items on the bar coding site. The list below contains sub-categories only to aid you in choosing the main subject of your item. The grade levels are listed individually pre-k through 8th grade. Grades 9 through 12 are listed under High school. There are also levels for “any”, “adult, and “multiple”.
- Audio Books
- Bible Reference
- Bible Studies
- Christian books
- Church History
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Mock Trial
- Board Games
- Chapter Books
- Teens/Young Adult
- Instruments (contact CHEC first)
- Sign Language
- Home and Family
- Home Economics
- How–to Books
- Life Skills
- Books (specifically about homeschooling.)
- Curriculum guides
(Does not include reading resources)
- Advanced Math
- Business Math
- Consumer Math
- General Math
- Personal Finance
- Sports Equipment
- Curriculum Readers (please list the curriculum publisher)
- Reading Curriculum
- Reading Skills
- General Science
- Physical Science
- Ancient History
- Modern History
- US History
- World History
- College Prep
- School Supplies
- Special Needs
- Teacher Education
- All Inclusive Curriculums
- Five in a Row
- My Father’s World
- Wisdom Booklets
- Board Books
- Easy Readers (not included with specific curriculums)
- Picture Books
- Preschool Curriculum
- Preschool Manipulatives
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.
See below for special instructions for labeling items with multiple pieces. (i.e. A test booklet and an answer key) or see the VIDEO TUTORIAL here.
See the FAQ page for pricing information.
Any items left after the pick-up time, even those marked for pick up, will become the property of CHEC and will be disposed of by CHEC at their discretion. Tuesday, June 11th at midnight, is the final day to register items to be sold and to create bar code labels. You are able to print master sheets and labels anytime.
Items that come in a set, or have multiple pieces, MUST all have the SAME label (that means you will have to print multiples of SAME labels) and bound together.
When entering an item, you will have an option to list how many pieces are in your set. Ideas are Ziploc bags or rubber bands to keep your items together and yet viewable to the seller. If you choose to seal your items together with a clear binding (shrink wrap, Saran wrap and tape) please note on the label the number of pieces, if any pieces are missing and condition of the item. This will be handwritten on your label.
To create your account and begin entering your sale items, click begin sale.
Step 3: Print the Save Time Waiver, Master Inventory List, and Bar Code Labels
Note: The last day to register items to be sold or to create or print bar code labels is Tuesday, June 11th at midnight. You are able to print master sheets and labels anytime.
First, print your Master Inventory List and double check all entries BEFORE printing your labels. If items need to be changed, added, or deleted please do so on the database site. 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. Please watch our VIDEO TUTORIAL for more information, or email email@example.com with questions.
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, repositionable 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 repositionable 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.
Please see the FAQ page for pricing information.
Step 4: Prepare Items for Sale
At this point, the Master Inventory List and each item’s duplicate bar code should be printed. If not, return to Begin Sale to print your labels.
**The VIDEO TUTORIAL will be very helpful with this process. Also see the FAQ for more information**
Attach one label securely to the FRONT-TOP-RIGHT-CORNER cover of your item. You may attach your plain white paper label with clear tape or use white repositionable 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, by subject when possible, and include a copy of your Master Inventory List in one of your boxes.
Step 5: Bring Items to CHEC Conference for Drop-off
The UCS is held at Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver, CO 80216 (one block east of I-25 & 58th Ave.)
Drop-off items you need to bring:
- Your properly labeled items, boxed in non- returnable containers, and sorted by subject when possible.
- Your Master sheet.
- Your Save Time Waiver, if needed.
- A legal size or size 10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (or purchase one from the UCS for $1.00) so payment can be mailed to you after the Conference.
Drop-off hours for items to be sold are:
- Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please be prepared to spend time with a UCS volunteer to verify that your items are present and properly labeled, and to check in any item priced over $25. 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.
Please see the UCS Schedule for more information.
Step 6: Retrieve Unsold Items
Pick-up time is from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 15th.
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.
Step 7: Receive Payment for Items Sold
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.
See the FAQ page for details.
While CHEC appreciates and relies on ALL who volunteer through the year, volunteer participation the ONLY way CHEC can have a Used Curriculum Sale. We can use up to 40 or more volunteers for this project – we NEED you! There is not a deadline for volunteer registration, but we begin scheduling in early March to ensure we have enough volunteers.
- A desire to serve others
- A willingness to work hard
- Ability to smile, even when tired
- Have fun while working with other homeschool families
- We have a great need of young men to help with carrying and carting boxes of books.
- Cashiers – our system is very easy to use
- Set- up
- Tear down
- Shopping assistants – help with answering questions, or carry books
- Floor workers – keeping things neat and tidy
- Volunteer Vouchers
- Full day volunteers receive a lunch voucher
- All volunteers receive vouchers which may be used as a direct discount on conference registration.
- Volunteer Appreciation Shopping Night
- Volunteers are able to shop both the Used Curriculum Sale and Exhibit Hall for free on Thursday evening.
DONATING See the FAQ page for details.
Shopping times for the UCS are:
- Thursday June 13th, VIP Shopping ONLY, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
- Friday, June 14th, 10:00 am – 5:45 pm.
- Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 am –12:45 pm.
Gleaning times for the UCS are:
- Saturday, June 15th 4:30 pm – 5:00pm Single parents and Widows Gleaning.
- Saturday, June 15th, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, all attendee Gleaning.
Pick-up times for the UCS are:
- Saturday, June 15th, 4:30
FAQ Please read through the FAQ before sending your questions to the coordinator.