How It Works

Do Your Homework

  • Know the retail prices of the items you are looking for and see how much you will save.
  • Measure and know the sizes you need, and carry color swatches to match fabrics and artwork.
  • Because our items are mostly one of a kind and our shoppers frequent us regularly, all sales are final, and we cannot hold or layaway.
  • We accept MasterCard, Discover and Visa, credit or debit, checks, and cash is always welcome! We take credit cards over the phone for items in store but not online. Shop 24/7 with our online store.
  • Need Delivery? Ask Us About Affordable Delivery Services!
  • Buyers who are picking up their items must bring their own muscle. Due to insurance constraints, our staff may not move furniture outside of our doors, or lift items into vehicles.


Please call for an appointment to bring items into the store. We cannot accept drop-offs due to our limited storage space. Consignments for accessories are accepted by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and two Saturdays each month. Furniture is accepted most days by pre arranged delivery. All items must be freshly cleaned, polished and free of all dust and dirt. Vacuum all upholstered pieces, including underneath cushions and the very bottoms of any furniture that may have cobwebs or storage dirt. We suggest having upholstery dry-cleaned to present it best. All area rugs must be wrapped. Please wrap china and glassware in paper towels, bags or bubble wrap. Do not use newsprint. A fresh coat of spray paint on painted wicker, or coat of wax or polish can mean the difference between getting $500 instead of $300 for that table! A MINIMUM of $25.00 will be charged for any cleaning that needs to be done by us to sell your item in its best condition. Remember, you are paying us to SELL your items.

Things to Remember

Photos are required for furniture to be consigned and may be sent to the above address, dropped off at the front counter in the store, or sent over the Internet. These photos can be Polaroids, digital, disposable camera type, or even old photos with people in them if necessary.

Please include descriptions with manufacturer, age, original price, condition, and when you will need to send it to us, if you are moving. We can return photos to you when we get the furniture on the floor; however, we require a photo to be wait-listed. Digital photos can be sent to us, along with your descriptions to

Second Sitting will sometimes provide a home-visit to assess your item for a nominal fee, which may be refunded when we receive your items to consign. Once we have determined that we will accept your furniture items, you will be placed on the wait-list, and we will call you as soon as we have room for the items you wish to consign. We generally replace a sold sofa with the next sofa on the waitlist, a dining room with another dining room, etc. We will do our best to accommodate your time requirements.

Terms and Conditions

Consignor agrees to consign items until November 30, 2018.
Furniture – Consignor receives 50% of selling price if sold in the first thirty days, 40% if sold in the second thirty days, and 30% the last thirty days.
Accessories – Consignor receives 40% of selling price.


    Markdowns of 15% will automatically occur after 30 days and again after 60 days. Quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) storewide sales of an additional 15% off may apply.


    Checks are available for pick up the 10th of the month for items sold the previous month if greater than $25. Proceeds less than $25 will roll over to the next check, or paid in cash upon the completion of the contract. Only out-of-town addresses will be mailed upon the completion of the contract until November 30.  All contracts ending as of November 30 will be mailed checks in December.


A $0.99 service fee will be added to each item to be paid by the purchaser. Consignor receives no gain or loss from service fee.

    A minimum $25 will be charged for any cleaning, polishing and/or touch-up to make the items presentable for sale.
    Specific costs incurred by SSC to make items saleable will be itemized and deducted (e.g., batteries, specialty bulbs etc).


    Unsold holiday items will not be returned to the consignor. Unsold holiday, items as of November 30, will be donated.

SSC reserves the right to remove, dispose of, or donate items found to be in unsalable condition.

Prices may be reduced if found elsewhere for a lesser price or found to be damaged after consignor has left the store.

SSC is not responsible for theft, damage, fire, water or any other loss to merchandise.

This agreement will be governed and construed pursuant to the laws of the State of Missouri.

Consignors can see their items, transaction history, payouts and pick up dates (from Available Inventory tab) directly from our website and’Print An Item List’ which will be emailed directly to them.

Please call the store to schedule a pick up date in advance so we have ample time to pull your items.

    • Unclaimed item(s) will become the property of SSC after November 30, 2018 and will be donated or disposed of at our discretion.
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