Drop off day is at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on the Tues. before the event begins. Hours for drop off are from 9am to 9pm with appointments made every 15 mins. Sign up for an appointment time through the consignor login.
The event will end on a Sunday and the Monday after the event ends is pick up day. Pick up is from 11am to 7:30pm with appointments made every 15 mins. Consignors will sign up for a pick up appointment when they drop off their items at the Fairgrounds. Consignors who are donating their unsold items do not need a pick up appointment.
Drop off Procedures
Pick up Procedures
Pick Up Schedule
Pick up for the Fall 2017 event will be on the Monday August 7th from 11am to 7:30pm.
All consignors are held to the consignor agreement that was accepted and agreed to when registering to consign.
All items not picked up by Monday at 7:30pm WILL BE DONATED.
Pick up ProceduresStarting Spring 2017, we will be switching from a re-sort pick up to a no-sort pick up. This has been a big decision for us to make and we have made this decision after a lot of thought and careful planning. We have consulted many other sales in other parts of the country that do a no-sort pick up and we feel this is the best decision for our growing sale. We know this sounds scary but we have carefully planned this out and we feel this will actually make pick up be smoother and solve many issues we have experienced with a re-sort pick up.
Why is this change better?
As with any change, we understand it is scary and difficult to adapt but sometimes change can be a good thing! We feel that the past few sales doing a re-sort has become more and more challenging because of the growth of the sale. When we were smaller and had a 100 consignors, re-sorting could happen quickly and pretty accurately but now that we have grown to over 200 consignors re-sorting has become a very long process and the longer the process the more mistakes our tired eyes make. Just imagine looking at numbers for hours and hours! A consignor number 1221 can quickly begin to look like 2121, 1122, 1212, etc. We are only humans and as much as we have tried to prevent numbers from being crossed, it happens. With a no-sort pick up there will be fewer missing items. There will be less hands touching your items. No chances of your items getting placed into another consignors pile. You know what items you brought and you can easily identify your items. Again, this change is a positive change and we believe it will make pick up smoother and more efficient. Also, this will allow us to remain open LONGER on Sunday which will give your items an increased chance to sell.
The process of a no-sort pick up
Things we will do to make a no-sort pick up easier.
Volunteers that work the last shift on Sunday will be allowed to pick up on Sunday AFTER the shift is over.
All unsold items not picked up by 7:30pm on Monday become the property of Happy Hippo House and may be donated to a charity.
You may have someone pick up your items for you, but you must give them a note with your consignor number, your name and the name of the person picking up. Have the note state that you give permission for them to pick up any unsold items on your behalf and then sign the note.
Please remember that sending someone to pick up your items means this person is unfamiliar with what things they are looking for and can often miss picking up something.
Please do not call us and ask if a specific item has sold. Check online to see if something has sold or not. We will update sold items on Sunday evening.