Once Upon A Child

★★☆☆☆
  • 5315 Coldwater Road

    Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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  • 260-484-9993

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Monday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Tuesday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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the staff there are very unfriendly. On the website it states that they buy every season of clothing all day every day which is untrue they do not. You wait about 3 to 4 hours for your stuff to get sold, which would be fine if they would express that online. But they don't buy anything, I have stuff that my kids never war and they did not take it I don't understand what they're looking for it it's ridiculous and a waste of time.

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the staff there are very unfriendly. On the website it states that they buy every season of clothing all day every day which is untrue they do not. You wait about 3 to 4 hours for your stuff to get sold, which would be fine if they would express that online. But they don't buy anything, I have stuff that my kids never war and they did not take it I don't understand what they're looking for it it's ridiculous and a waste of time.

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The staff are VERY unfriendly so much that it is uncomfortable. They never talk or smile. They talk to each other but not you.

Buying: Fantastic deals. I have found great bargains on nice clothes and winter gear.

Selling: Less than nothing for excellent condition clothes. Not consistent in their buying. Depends on their mood not the inventory.

I shop their often, but the services makes me think twice sometimes if it is worth the visit.

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★★★☆☆

The staff are VERY unfriendly so much that it is uncomfortable. They never talk or smile. They talk to each other but not you.

Buying: Fantastic deals. I have found great bargains on nice clothes and winter gear.

Selling: Less than nothing for excellent condition clothes. Not consistent in their buying. Depends on their mood not the inventory.

I shop their often, but the services makes me think twice sometimes if it is worth the visit.

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WAY OVERPRICED. Save your money and go to garage sales. I took items there to sell and was told to come back in 2 hours. When I went back, they only wanted a couple of things and gave me not even a $1 each item. Spent time and gas for nothing. I saw a pair of girl's size 7 jeans I liked, the price for these used jeans with worn knees was a whopping $11.00. I questioned why so high and was told they were priced by a computer program and they would not dicker on price.The staff was not helpful or willing to help, almost rude. I will not waste my time again. Others say same thing.

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WAY OVERPRICED. Save your money and go to garage sales. I took items there to sell and was told to come back in 2 hours. When I went back, they only wanted a couple of things and gave me not even a $1 each item. Spent time and gas for nothing. I saw a pair of girl's size 7 jeans I liked, the price for these used jeans with worn knees was a whopping $11.00. I questioned why so high and was told they were priced by a computer program and they would not dicker on price.The staff was not helpful or willing to help, almost rude. I will not waste my time again. Others say same thing.

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i recently went in to sell and was disappointed at the amount of money they gave me. i only give clothes that are in good shape ( no stains, or rips) and everything i gave came from gap kids. summer 09 items. they took 2 skirts and 5 shirts and they gave me..... $10!!! i was expecting around $20. if i estimate what i paid for all these items it was over $100. i understand how it works, but i still feel as though i was short changed. i will definitely not sell to them again. there are a few other places i am going to try... just a head up!

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i recently went in to sell and was disappointed at the amount of money they gave me. i only give clothes that are in good shape ( no stains, or rips) and everything i gave came from gap kids. summer 09 items. they took 2 skirts and 5 shirts and they gave me..... $10!!! i was expecting around $20. if i estimate what i paid for all these items it was over $100. i understand how it works, but i still feel as though i was short changed. i will definitely not sell to them again. there are a few other places i am going to try... just a head up!

Pros: i did receive some money

Cons: i felt it wasnt enough

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Based on a recent visit to the store where I was treated rudely and unprofessionally I have decided that I will be taking my business elsewhere. This store had a great concept and the makings of a successful business for all those involved but it appears to be overtaken by greed. I have a better chance getting brand new clothes cheaper than the ones on these racks. I took in all name brand items in EUC and not one thing in my bag was acceptable. With no specific explanation I happily took them to another store, same concept where they gladly accepted them all and to make it even better I was able to purchase several other items from the store and still come out ahead instead of only being able to afford 1 or 2 overpriced items at Once upon a Child. Overhead costs must be consuming this store or poor financial and professional management because at one time you could actually get a great deal here. The demeanor of the staff is unacceptable. The positives are that for the most part they are organized and I do like that there is a play area for the children, I wish they had that in more stores.

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★★☆☆☆

Based on a recent visit to the store where I was treated rudely and unprofessionally I have decided that I will be taking my business elsewhere. This store had a great concept and the makings of a successful business for all those involved but it appears to be overtaken by greed. I have a better chance getting brand new clothes cheaper than the ones on these racks. I took in all name brand items in EUC and not one thing in my bag was acceptable. With no specific explanation I happily took them to another store, same concept where they gladly accepted them all and to make it even better I was able to purchase several other items from the store and still come out ahead instead of only being able to afford 1 or 2 overpriced items at Once upon a Child. Overhead costs must be consuming this store or poor financial and professional management because at one time you could actually get a great deal here. The demeanor of the staff is unacceptable. The positives are that for the most part they are organized and I do like that there is a play area for the children, I wish they had that in more stores.

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As others have said the prices can be high for used clothing, but being that they are picky the used items are in very good condition. I will not buy the items unless I know I cannot get it for less somewhere else and it is in a condition where I know my kids will still get some life out of it. I don't find the staff to be overly friendly. I have never had anyone say hello to me first when at the cash register or break a smile. I have a problem with that in general in a lot of stores today.

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★★★☆☆

As others have said the prices can be high for used clothing, but being that they are picky the used items are in very good condition. I will not buy the items unless I know I cannot get it for less somewhere else and it is in a condition where I know my kids will still get some life out of it. I don't find the staff to be overly friendly. I have never had anyone say hello to me first when at the cash register or break a smile. I have a problem with that in general in a lot of stores today.

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They do have higher prices, but that is because they stock name brands like baby Gap, Mudd, and others. I love to go there for the name brands. And most times i get items still brand new with the tags! I also sell items there. It helps me earn a bit of extra money and get rid of unwanted items. They do need a bigger store though.

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★★★★☆

They do have higher prices, but that is because they stock name brands like baby Gap, Mudd, and others. I love to go there for the name brands. And most times i get items still brand new with the tags! I also sell items there. It helps me earn a bit of extra money and get rid of unwanted items. They do need a bigger store though.

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I was not highly impressed with this store. I think the prices are a little high for a resale shop. It is organized well but feels very cramped. I have taken items to them and they are very picky about what they take and I can get more money selling them different ways. I go there only for sales now. The employees have always been nice when I've approached them but they do not go out of the way to greet you.

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★★★☆☆

I was not highly impressed with this store. I think the prices are a little high for a resale shop. It is organized well but feels very cramped. I have taken items to them and they are very picky about what they take and I can get more money selling them different ways. I go there only for sales now. The employees have always been nice when I've approached them but they do not go out of the way to greet you.

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I think Once Upon A Child is high priced for a resale shop. Thye do have some nice clothes but I think it is high priced for you. Very friendly staff.

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★★★☆☆

I think Once Upon A Child is high priced for a resale shop. Thye do have some nice clothes but I think it is high priced for you. Very friendly staff.

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This is a children's resale shop that I visit when I'm in the area. What I love is that occasionally they'll have sale racks where every item is $1. Their regular prices are high to me ($7 for a used child's dress??!). The store is well-organized but a bit dark and crowded. The staff will help when asked but are not very forthcoming on their own. I have not brought in clothes to sell, so I don't know how their selling policy works. They have toys and baby furniture and equipment in addition to clothing.

PROS: occasional great sale racks
CONS: dark, crowded, many items overpriced

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★★★☆☆

This is a children's resale shop that I visit when I'm in the area. What I love is that occasionally they'll have sale racks where every item is $1. Their regular prices are high to me ($7 for a used child's dress??!). The store is well-organized but a bit dark and crowded. The staff will help when asked but are not very forthcoming on their own. I have not brought in clothes to sell, so I don't know how their selling policy works. They have toys and baby furniture and equipment in addition to clothing.

PROS: occasional great sale racks
CONS: dark, crowded, many items overpriced

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Message from Once Upon A Child

We started our business because we saw a need in the Fort Wayne area for parents to outfit their children - from clothing to equipment - without breaking the budget. We at Once Upon a Child will provide a fun and convenient way to buy and sell, new and gently used kids stuff focusing on quality, safety, and value.



In these trying times, we believe Once Upon a Child is a Win-Win. Bring your kids stuff in to sell & get credit for items they've outgrown. Buy new clothes, equipment & toys at a fraction of retail prices. We look forward to serving you on your next visit!

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This recycling shop for "kids' stuff with previous experience" buys and sells gently used children's clothing, equipment and furniture.

 

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