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- Shopping FAQs
- Selling FAQs
- Want to donate items? Learn more here.
- Want to volunteer for the UCS at the conference? Learn more here.
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Do I have to register for the conference to shop at the UCS?
Do I have to sell items in order to shop?
What things are for sale?
How will the sale be organized?
Items will be sorted first by subject alphabetically, second by sub-category and then by grade level within the sub category (if possible). There will be two maps located within the UCS showing the subject area locations, one at the front entrance and one at the Book Hold area.
I don’t want to miss a workshop to shop! What can I do?
How do I pay for items?
May I return items?
If you change your mind about an item before purchasing it, please give it to a UCS volunteer staff (or place on the Changed Your Mind Tables located throughout the sale) so we can return the item to its place.
I can’t find what I’m looking for!
Are strollers and rolling devices allowed?
May I bring a bag to carry my books?
When can I shop?
How many items may I buy?
May my children shop with me?
Do I have to register for the conference to sell items?
May I bring unregistered items to sell at the UCS anytime at the conference?
You’re welcome to donate unregistered items – learn more here.
How do I prepare my items to be sold in the UCS?
Why can’t I just label my items with my own system?
Each year, we typically handle up to 20,000 items. In order to make your selling and shopping experience the quickest and easiest possible, we need to be able to get the books on the proper tables in the shortest amount of time. Our online barcoding system seeks to make the labeling process as simple as possible. This system includes comprehensive directions on how to categorize, label, and document the items you want to sell. Learn how to sell here.
How do I price my items?
As the seller, you are responsible for determining the price of the material. You know what you paid for resources and what you would like to get for them. Be discerning, ask a fair price, and your items will sell. Here are some pricing suggestions:
- Bought new and current edition in good condition: 30%-50% off original price
- Bought new and never used: 25%-35% off original price
- Bought used: 35%-50% off used price
- Earlier editions that are still usable and in good condition: 65% -75% off original price
You have the option of entering a Friday (includes Thursday evening) sale price and a Saturday sale price:
- Friday sale prices are set at $0.25 minimum
- Saturday sale prices do not have a minimum.
- If you have an item that you feel does not meet the minimum pricing, please either donate it for gleaning or gather several like items together in a bundle and price accordingly.
- Tax: Please note that the UCS is required to charge sale tax. DO NOT add this into your pricing; just be aware how tax may effect the total price to the customer.
- Price you paid: If you would like there is a space on the label were you can write in the price you paid for the item. Or you could indicate the price you paid for the item inside the front cover, in pencil.
Ultimately, the pricing decision is yours. CHEC makes no claims or guarantees about the sale of your items.
May I place items out for free?
How do I label my items?
Why do I have to pack my items by subject?
You know your products better than anyone else; if you are trying to sell a book about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, you know best if it should be Science or Biography.
The barcode site makes it easy – input your items in any order, then print labels by subject. Learn more here. By placing your label in the FRONT-TOP-RIGHT-CORNER of each item and packing those items by subject (when possible), it greatly reduces the amount of time it takes volunteers to place items out correctly.
When may I drop off my items?
Where do I drop off my items?
Please check in at the UCS table at the main entrance of the Denver Mart.
You are welcome to bring your own dollies, wagons or carts, or use some of ours. CHEC volunteer staff will available to help you with your items and and will accompany you at all times.
What do I need to have when I drop off my items?
- Your properly labeled items, boxed in non- returnable containers, and sorted by subject when possible.
- Your Master sheet.
- Your Sales Contract and Waiver.
- 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.
Plan to spend a few minutes finalizing your contract.
May someone else drop off my items?
In instances of long distance travel or time conflicts, please . We will try to accommodate you in any way we can.
What happens to my unsold items?
When may I pick up my unsold items?
ANY items remaining after the pick-up time, even if designated for pick-up, will become the property of CHEC to be donated or disposed of at our discretion.