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Too Good to be Threw, the resale industry's ONLY Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignm,ent ShopsThe definitive how-to for the resale, consignment, and thrift industry.
Used by many thousands of successful shops
in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Written by double-award winning
consignment expert Kate Holmes
this is the "industry bible" as many shopkeepers call it. Learn More

If you're not running your business every day
profitably, with ease and joyfully...
you need this book!

Read about:
Getting started: Do I have what it takes?
Choosing a location, lease, name: Hidden pitfalls
Your consignment agreement and your "How-to" handout
 Arranging your categories   Keeping track of merchandise
Promos, advertising, marketing and selling
Financial bookwork   Finding and training staff
Clearance sales, pakaways, and more!

Read the Table of Contents   Read the Introduction 

Too Good to be Threw Hard-copy, indexed & illustrated, 200 pages,  $76.95 

Build your Business

499 Names for your Resale Shop from TGtbT.com

Moneywise Guide to Accepting & Pricing from TGtbT.com

The Big Book of Window Displays Especially for Resale Shops

499 Names for your Resale Shop
Just can't think of the perfect name for your shop? Here's a compendium of names, some great, some fabulous...Get your highlighter out; you'll have your name in no time flat! There's actually more than 499. 

Also great for 
name changes 
developing a tag line
* display signage
* ad headlines
* email subject lines
* rack and dressing-room signage
* naming a second shop 
* a department
within your growing store
* naming your new outlet store.

Available as a PDQ only $4.99

Money-Wise Guide to 
Accepting & Pricing

Accepting Merchandise with Greater Ease includes

* Quicken the check-in process 
* Designing your check-in counter 
* How to Say “No”...and mean it 
* 10 Quick and Easy Refusals 
* “How can I cope with no-thank-you's and still have my suppliers happy?” 
* How many items to accept and methods for getting items on the floor efficiently 
* “How do you take unlimited quantities?” 
* Give yourself a break in your intake 
* Making your Goods Worth More 
* “But I do it differently!” 
* Developing an Instinct for Pricing

This Product will have you making more profit today!
Available as a PDQ only $19.95

Window Displays Especially for Resale Shops
Windows that WOW don’t happen by accident. If you want to pull buyers in, make creative window displays! There’s an art and business behind irresistible window displays. Learn the hidden secrets of resale eye candy that nobody tells you and how to make awesome displays of your one-of-a-kind merchandise as you Display. Sell. Repeat your way to awesome profits. This 48-page PDQ shows you how to choose, create, and sell everything with affordable, time-effective ways to DIY your own “Windows Worth a Thousand Words.”

Read about * what windows can do for your bottom line
* how to learn (for free!) from the professionals
* tools and concepts about window displays
* ready-made themes for every week of the year
* our famous 77 Suggestions for Super Windows
* plus Display Ideas from A to Z
* ...and even where to start if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body!
Includes a 10-point checklist for staffers to follow, FAQs, and ideas from shopkeepers like you! Make your business stand out from the crowd with windows that WOW!
Available as a PDQ only $23.95
499 Names 

Accepting & Pricing

Big Book of Window Displays

Products for the Professional Resaler

Furniture and Home Goods is a great consignment and resale store focus!

Using ALL your Space from TGtbT.com

Words that Sell from TGtbT.com

The Resaler's Guide to Furniture & Home Goods

Furniture and household accessory shops are one of the fastest-growing segments of resale.

Whether you are a specialty store or you are adding home items to your wider selection; whether you consign, buy outright or work with donated goods; there are many ways to help your customers choose to make your merchandise a part of their household.
Available as a 22-page PDQ  $19.95

The Essential Guide to 
Using ALL Your Space

The most common complaint resale shoppers have about their favorite shop? "It's so crowded!" 

Crowding merchandise into your shop actually cuts down on sales. Includes The Convertible Dressing Room, TGtbT's SPAN Plan, and more
Available as a PDQ $9.95

Words that Sell !  
Write an ad that will motivate them to buy, handouts that work and direct mail that brings them in! Do your email subject lines stand out? Do you motivate your readers? 9 chapters include 65 Ad-Starters to get you thinking creatively about your business.
Available as a PDQ only $5.95
Furniture & Home Goods
Using ALL Your Space
Words that Sell

TGtbT.com: Helping Your Shop Be All You DREAM It Can Be

Too Good to be Threw offers "L\unch with Kate" mini- Products for the Professional Resaler

KIdBIz.... Children's resale is not child's play. A Product for the Professional Resaler for TGtbT.com


Ever wish you could just sit down with Kate for lunch and talk?

The TGtbT Luncheonette is home to our mini-Products for the Professional Resaler. They're just like sitting at the lunch counter with Kate and chatting over a grilled cheese before you have to get back to work. And they're cheaper than the grilled cheese too.
  Go order up some goodies!


KidBiz: It's NOT Child's Play
Just because the merchandise is small and cute is no reason profits can't be big and serious. Designed as a companion piece to the Manual, for those interested in having a family-merchandise or children's-only shop. See more about this Product on our Kids Page.
Available as a PDQ  $19.95 or Buy it hard-copy

The Best of
Growing your Business
For many years. Kate has written a monthly column for the resale industry's members-only newsletter. Now, she's gathered the best of these columns into a collection. An excellent reference, and perfect for staff reading as well. PDQ file, 16 pages $6.95
Growing your Biz

Too Good to be Threw Consignment Manual Special Deal

The Picker who Perished, a TGtbT Consignment Shop Mystery

Drop & Run : The Most Important Improvement You Can Make 

This time- and stress-saving system will free you up and please time-challenged suppliers.

Explore our Layout Idea Kits

  Receive your Products for the Professional Resaler without delay Please review our Ordering Information before you complete your order. The world's first and finest consignment shop mystery!

Wendy Sam Miller is on the job: ... the consignment shop owner job, that is! Can she convince the police that the death of her friend and picker for her shop was murder not accident? Can she resist the charms of Detective Tom Litwin? Does she even want to? And can she persuade her young helper Annie that a micro-mini is not the best thing to wear when dusting high shelves in the shop?  

The Picker Who Perished is almost out-of-print. Get your autographed copy soon before they become collectors' items!

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TGtbT.com is the premier web site for professional resalers. Start a consignment, resale or thrift store with our free articles and the TGtbT.com Products for the Professional Resaler. Interested in how to open a consignment shop, business plans, operating your shop, consignment software and selling secondhand clothes, upscale designer fashions, children's gear or used furniture? Consignment shops, resale stores, thrift stores and consignment sales use Too Good to be Threw. As a lifelong member of NARTS and a consignment consultant, our information is designed specifically for the resale industry.

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