Global Garage Sale eBay drop-off stores specialize in online consignment services for businesses, individuals, and non-profit groups. Global Garage Sale makes it easy by doing all the work and sending the seller a check in the mail.
Global Garage Sale was cofounded by Peter Becker and Erik Holcomb in December, 2003. Peter and Erik had both recently finished their landscaping seasons, and and were pondering what the future had in store. They were buying and selling on eBay just for fun when a mutual friend stopped by one day and asked them to sell some musical equipment for him. He offered them a percentage of the sales, and after several successful eBay listings and a few dollars in their pockets the idea was born.
The original store opened in Winooski, Vermont in December, 2003, to help people sell their quality merchandise in the eBay marketplace. Global Garage Sale was started with a $400 investment and a $10 ad in The Seven Days local weekly newspaper. That first spring and summer every weekend was spent at garage sales searching for items to resell on eBay. Sales and advertising steadily increased, and by the fall of 2004 they had enough people coming through the door to keep them busy around the clock. The Company has now sold millions of dollars worth of merchandise on eBay, and runs one of the largest drop-off stores in the country. The first Global Garage Sale employee, Hunter Hard, was hired in February, 2005 to write auctions and perform client intakes, and a second employee was added in April, 2005 to pack and ship boxes. Over the years the Company has fine tuned their consignment system, streamlined store operations, and developed a custom software program.
Global Garage Sale's mission is to provide a fun, efficient and secure way for businesses and individuals to sell their merchandise in the eBay marketplace, while also focusing on being a socially and environmentally responsible company. Global Garage Sale is committed to helping reduce the impact of our business on the planet.
Here are some of the ways we help our local and global communities:
We promote the reuse of items by reselling them in the eBay marketplace, which keeps many of them from going to the landfill.
We use only 100% recycled paper products, and recycle all of our used paper, plastic and cardboard.
We collect clean boxes, peanuts and bubble wrap from local businesses and individuals. In 2014 we used approximately $5,000 worth of donated packing materials. This keeps much of it from being thrown away, and saves others on their trash and/or recycling bills.
Our company van runs on compressed natural gas. Although natural gas production is very controversial these days, almost all natural gas comes from North America, and our van produces a small fraction of the pollutants emitted by gasoline engines.
We provide our services at a reduced rate for qualified non-profit groups to help them raise money for their organizations.
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