Once Upon A Child

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  • 2305 Richmond Ave

    Staten Island, NY 10314

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  • 718-370-3045

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I have to agree with the majority here. I have gone there a few times. Really, when I was very desperate for money. I have given Brand New Items, and walked out of there with like $5-$6 Dollars, if even that much. I understand that this is a 2nd hand store, and they need to make money. I have also had items turned away, even with tags still on. Usually told that it is because they only want brand names. I do not feel warmly welcomed there. I do agree with the others here that you get a cold feeling there. I do feel better when I donate my things to charity. I usually walk out of there feeling kind of down. I have some more things to give away, and have thought about going there to sell them. But for the tiny few dollars I'd get, it really isn't worth the trip, especially knowing that I will feel crappy when I leave. I'd rather give to someone who will really appreciate my things. And to a place where I will leave feeling good.

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I have to agree with the majority here. I have gone there a few times. Really, when I was very desperate for money. I have given Brand New Items, and walked out of there with like $5-$6 Dollars, if even that much. I understand that this is a 2nd hand store, and they need to make money. I have also had items turned away, even with tags still on. Usually told that it is because they only want brand names. I do not feel warmly welcomed there. I do agree with the others here that you get a cold feeling there. I do feel better when I donate my things to charity. I usually walk out of there feeling kind of down. I have some more things to give away, and have thought about going there to sell them. But for the tiny few dollars I'd get, it really isn't worth the trip, especially knowing that I will feel crappy when I leave. I'd rather give to someone who will really appreciate my things. And to a place where I will leave feeling good.

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Horrible expierence every time I've went. NEVER again!! And neither should u. They r nasty. I bring in brand new out fits with tags on them. Top brand names. Thought for sure I could make something she starts putting in the bag so I say calmly, why? and she doesn't answer me no common curtisy at all she smirks at another customer so I say why r u smirking at her all I asked is why is r u turning it away. No answer the woman she smirked to said she's done the same to me. I told her to give me all my stuff I rather give to the Alba house church on Victory blvd. for woman that have no spouse and no money. It's worth way more then the $3.00 they will give. I once a while ago sold her a brand new car seAt in the box she gave me 25.00 and then sold it for 125.00 balls on them. Stay away they r so rude and think their s--t
don't stink cause she's been there for over 15 years. I guess desperate people will take the 1.00 she offers. U will do better and FEEL better to give to the church. The woman that have no money to buy.

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Horrible expierence every time I've went. NEVER again!! And neither should u. They r nasty. I bring in brand new out fits with tags on them. Top brand names. Thought for sure I could make something she starts putting in the bag so I say calmly, why? and she doesn't answer me no common curtisy at all she smirks at another customer so I say why r u smirking at her all I asked is why is r u turning it away. No answer the woman she smirked to said she's done the same to me. I told her to give me all my stuff I rather give to the Alba house church on Victory blvd. for woman that have no spouse and no money. It's worth way more then the $3.00 they will give. I once a while ago sold her a brand new car seAt in the box she gave me 25.00 and then sold it for 125.00 balls on them. Stay away they r so rude and think their s--t
don't stink cause she's been there for over 15 years. I guess desperate people will take the 1.00 she offers. U will do better and FEEL better to give to the church. The woman that have no money to buy.

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I've sold my stuff to them many times. I have twins, we have LOTS of stuff. If you're going there to sell stuff, get there early, when the open. I've walked in there and been told there's at least an hour wait, of people all queued up to sell things. I will only bring them stuff with tags, or stuff in excellent condition. I always find their inspection system curious. One woman will take almost all of my stuff wholesale, another will examine my clothes with a fine-toothed comb and reject things for the smallest imperfection. And yes, you get roughtly $1 or so per item. I sold them a stroller, but I cleaned it within an inch of its life and only got $20 for a Graco double stroller. A friend of mine loves to go there for her kids to purchase "knock-around" clothes for school...you don't care if they get paint etc on them. Personally I find their inventory to be of very little quality. I'll often examine their racks and find myself thinking "they refused MY stuff, but took THIS?" Again, inconsistency. Last time I was there I had a pile of clothes they refused, and I didn't want to take them home. The owner said that they'll keep rejected clothes and give them to a "charity", but I couldn't help but wonder if they kept them and sold them. They're a good source of quick cash for me, that's about it.

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I've sold my stuff to them many times. I have twins, we have LOTS of stuff. If you're going there to sell stuff, get there early, when the open. I've walked in there and been told there's at least an hour wait, of people all queued up to sell things. I will only bring them stuff with tags, or stuff in excellent condition. I always find their inspection system curious. One woman will take almost all of my stuff wholesale, another will examine my clothes with a fine-toothed comb and reject things for the smallest imperfection. And yes, you get roughtly $1 or so per item. I sold them a stroller, but I cleaned it within an inch of its life and only got $20 for a Graco double stroller. A friend of mine loves to go there for her kids to purchase "knock-around" clothes for school...you don't care if they get paint etc on them. Personally I find their inventory to be of very little quality. I'll often examine their racks and find myself thinking "they refused MY stuff, but took THIS?" Again, inconsistency. Last time I was there I had a pile of clothes they refused, and I didn't want to take them home. The owner said that they'll keep rejected clothes and give them to a "charity", but I couldn't help but wonder if they kept them and sold them. They're a good source of quick cash for me, that's about it.

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Every time I came to the store, it was a bad experience. The owner is especially rude, you feel like you just want to shrink and not be noticed. The one time I was there with a friend, she occused her of stealing because her kid grabbed a toy while she was still at the register. Or was it a book? I can't remember, but it was something very insignificant. Also, the same friend was buying a lot of stuff from her and she still treated her like garbage. Also, there was a woman trying to sell her things at the store, but when she heard how little she was going to get, she refused to sell. So, my friend asked her if she can buy her things (as she was about to leave). The owner heard it and yelled at my friend and told her to leave the store and to never come back! The was like a year ago or more. I never want to go there again, but the prices were good and the bargains are decent, just the mere being there is a test for anyone. The worst personnel I have ever encountered in my life.

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Every time I came to the store, it was a bad experience. The owner is especially rude, you feel like you just want to shrink and not be noticed. The one time I was there with a friend, she occused her of stealing because her kid grabbed a toy while she was still at the register. Or was it a book? I can't remember, but it was something very insignificant. Also, the same friend was buying a lot of stuff from her and she still treated her like garbage. Also, there was a woman trying to sell her things at the store, but when she heard how little she was going to get, she refused to sell. So, my friend asked her if she can buy her things (as she was about to leave). The owner heard it and yelled at my friend and told her to leave the store and to never come back! The was like a year ago or more. I never want to go there again, but the prices were good and the bargains are decent, just the mere being there is a test for anyone. The worst personnel I have ever encountered in my life.

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Saw a short piece on NY1 about this place and thought it would be the perfect location in which to sell my glut of relatively high end 3-6 clothing. Echoing the reviews below, the salespeople (4-5 women of varying ages; I recognized the owner from the piece) didn't greet me upon my entrance/looked right through me. I was directed by one of them in three words or less to an older woman who, after sorting through my very well cared for items (and informing me they only 'take outfits') chose about 6-7 pieces and offered me FOUR DOLLARS. FOUR DOLLARS! She of course chose a three pack of Petunia Picklebottom onesies we received as a gift from Giggle, two of which were NEVER WORN. This particular three pack alone is worth over FORTY dollars! I grabbed my items and left this depressing shop as quickly as I could - I'll never return, nor will I recommend. Good thing we had a b'day party to attend on SI - had I wasted a trip from Sunnyside, Queens on this awful place I would've been extremely unhappy. I'll be giving my 3-6 items to a friend.

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Saw a short piece on NY1 about this place and thought it would be the perfect location in which to sell my glut of relatively high end 3-6 clothing. Echoing the reviews below, the salespeople (4-5 women of varying ages; I recognized the owner from the piece) didn't greet me upon my entrance/looked right through me. I was directed by one of them in three words or less to an older woman who, after sorting through my very well cared for items (and informing me they only 'take outfits') chose about 6-7 pieces and offered me FOUR DOLLARS. FOUR DOLLARS! She of course chose a three pack of Petunia Picklebottom onesies we received as a gift from Giggle, two of which were NEVER WORN. This particular three pack alone is worth over FORTY dollars! I grabbed my items and left this depressing shop as quickly as I could - I'll never return, nor will I recommend. Good thing we had a b'day party to attend on SI - had I wasted a trip from Sunnyside, Queens on this awful place I would've been extremely unhappy. I'll be giving my 3-6 items to a friend.

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I am surprise to hear all this negatively about this store. I work there for about a year a very long time ago. When i was there it wasa veryclean store and we had to clean everything that came in> I use to lean and wipe everything thing with a orange cleaner. I also did sales i sold alot of merchandise and i also bought alot of merchandise. There were customers that wanted close to what they pay for their stuff, but is call once upon a chid is second hand so you can"t expect to get pay what you pay.the majority of times they have stains little ones but they are there,and we dont wash the clothes is sold as is. My friends and family took their clothes there they got what they got and were happy,another family is going to walk in and buy it and be happy because. they can"t afford it anywhere else . If it does not fit anymore let it go.I dont know if they are the same owners but if they are they are verygood people maybe you need to check yourselfs Evelyn

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I am surprise to hear all this negatively about this store. I work there for about a year a very long time ago. When i was there it wasa veryclean store and we had to clean everything that came in> I use to lean and wipe everything thing with a orange cleaner. I also did sales i sold alot of merchandise and i also bought alot of merchandise. There were customers that wanted close to what they pay for their stuff, but is call once upon a chid is second hand so you can"t expect to get pay what you pay.the majority of times they have stains little ones but they are there,and we dont wash the clothes is sold as is. My friends and family took their clothes there they got what they got and were happy,another family is going to walk in and buy it and be happy because. they can"t afford it anywhere else . If it does not fit anymore let it go.I dont know if they are the same owners but if they are they are verygood people maybe you need to check yourselfs Evelyn

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The owner of the store and her workers are not pleasant people. The owner is a nasty little runt. She is rude, abrupt, curt and low on patience. DO NOT BRING ANYTHING THERE TO SELL. She ignores you when you speak with her and cuts you short when you carry a conversation. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

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The owner of the store and her workers are not pleasant people. The owner is a nasty little runt. She is rude, abrupt, curt and low on patience. DO NOT BRING ANYTHING THERE TO SELL. She ignores you when you speak with her and cuts you short when you carry a conversation. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

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Omg that sarcastic lady she is a nasty person!she look like she hate kids omg have hart time always whit that lady.
. Si no te gustan los bebes bete a trabajar con old people like u!no me gusta esa lady odio the way she look the hispanic people.

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Omg that sarcastic lady she is a nasty person!she look like she hate kids omg have hart time always whit that lady.
. Si no te gustan los bebes bete a trabajar con old people like u!no me gusta esa lady odio the way she look the hispanic people.

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The women that work there are miserable and nasty. As soon as you walk in you get the vibe that they are annoyed and don't want to be bothered with you or your children. I have gone there about 5 times and have always walked out annoyed and in disbelief. If you are trying to sell clothes they act as if they are on this high pedestal and your clothes are worthless, I have brought in nicely folded clothes and they rummage through them and then tell you that none are ok even if there are tags on them because they are not
"outfits" or they are the wrong season. I will never try to sell to them again I would rather give the clothes to charity.
Today I went there against my good judgement to see if I can buy my girls some back to school clothes and picked out one outfit and a pair of shoes, I brought them to the register and the women looked at the outfit I wanted to buy and said something to her boss, the boss walked over took the outfit away from me and put it on the back counter and said it was not a matching outfit and she wouldn't sell it to me! HUH?? I said do you not want to make money? She said no. Then they rung me up for the shoes and I only had a $20 and they didn't have change the women asked me to leave the store and go next store to find change. I can't believe someone in business would ask a customer to go find change with her 2 children instead of getting change herself for the store. I told her to forget it and walked out.
They are lazy and rude AVOID it!

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Horrendous! Rude! Unpleasant! etc...

The women that work there are miserable and nasty. As soon as you walk in you get the vibe that they are annoyed and don't want to be bothered with you or your children. I have gone there about 5 times and have always walked out annoyed and in disbelief. If you are trying to sell clothes they act as if they are on this high pedestal and your clothes are worthless, I have brought in nicely folded clothes and they rummage through them and then tell you that none are ok even if there are tags on them because they are not
"outfits" or they are the wrong season. I will never try to sell to them again I would rather give the clothes to charity.
Today I went there against my good judgement to see if I can buy my girls some back to school clothes and picked out one outfit and a pair of shoes, I brought them to the register and the women looked at the outfit I wanted to buy and said something to her boss, the boss walked over took the outfit away from me and put it on the back counter and said it was not a matching outfit and she wouldn't sell it to me! HUH?? I said do you not want to make money? She said no. Then they rung me up for the shoes and I only had a $20 and they didn't have change the women asked me to leave the store and go next store to find change. I can't believe someone in business would ask a customer to go find change with her 2 children instead of getting change herself for the store. I told her to forget it and walked out.
They are lazy and rude AVOID it!

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Horrible! they are rude and nasty...i rather give my perfectly good clothes away to charity and only give you a dollar for each thing which have hardly ever been worn!

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Horrible! they are rude and nasty...i rather give my perfectly good clothes away to charity and only give you a dollar for each thing which have hardly ever been worn!

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I was @ this store today and encountered the rudest, most VILE woman I have ever met, especially being a business owner! Another woman came in while I was checking out to sell a bag of brand new clothes, top designer labels with TAGS STILL ATTACHED. The woman at the counter was only going to give her $1-2 per item. Yet they mark everything up at least 4X what they buy it at, and their quality is awful. I bought my son's entire clothing line for 6 years through Children's Orchard and their clothing is TOP quality at bargain prices. This lady and her store are a scam like nothing I've ever seen. Just because she's the only consignment shop on the island for children's clothes, she thinks she can be rude and rip off her customer base. Not me! I told the lady with the new clothes to take her stuff and sell it on eBay for what they were actually worth. I'd NEVER recommend this shop to ANYONE.

Bottom line: Overpriced, terrible quality, rude owner and dirty store.

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I was @ this store today and encountered the rudest, most VILE woman I have ever met, especially being a business owner! Another woman came in while I was checking out to sell a bag of brand new clothes, top designer labels with TAGS STILL ATTACHED. The woman at the counter was only going to give her $1-2 per item. Yet they mark everything up at least 4X what they buy it at, and their quality is awful. I bought my son's entire clothing line for 6 years through Children's Orchard and their clothing is TOP quality at bargain prices. This lady and her store are a scam like nothing I've ever seen. Just because she's the only consignment shop on the island for children's clothes, she thinks she can be rude and rip off her customer base. Not me! I told the lady with the new clothes to take her stuff and sell it on eBay for what they were actually worth. I'd NEVER recommend this shop to ANYONE.

Bottom line: Overpriced, terrible quality, rude owner and dirty store.

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I have had many bad experiences at this place - the owner and staff are very nasty and make you feel like they're doing you a favor taking your stuff. Once they kept me there 1/2 an hour scrutinizing a perfectly good stroller to finally tell me they were going to "pass". Today I brought a bag of clothes/shoes barely used, and were told they were "too worn". When I pointed out that they weren't nearly as worn as some of the things on the racks, the owner got very nasty and said I was insulting her. Don't waste your time - give your stuff to charity and save the headache.

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I have had many bad experiences at this place - the owner and staff are very nasty and make you feel like they're doing you a favor taking your stuff. Once they kept me there 1/2 an hour scrutinizing a perfectly good stroller to finally tell me they were going to "pass". Today I brought a bag of clothes/shoes barely used, and were told they were "too worn". When I pointed out that they weren't nearly as worn as some of the things on the racks, the owner got very nasty and said I was insulting her. Don't waste your time - give your stuff to charity and save the headache.

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The nwt stuff is only 50 cents cheaper than in the store it came from. The owner is very rude. And beware that she doe snot have a clear standard as to what is deemed acceptable. She sees "wear" in brand new items yet I once bought a jacket and then discovered a hole in it.
Good luck if you choose to shop there or sell to them.

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The nwt stuff is only 50 cents cheaper than in the store it came from. The owner is very rude. And beware that she doe snot have a clear standard as to what is deemed acceptable. She sees "wear" in brand new items yet I once bought a jacket and then discovered a hole in it.
Good luck if you choose to shop there or sell to them.

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I had some children's clothes I purchased for my niece's and nephew's that they outgrew before even wearing. Also had some toy and videos. I saw an ad that they pay for stuff so I figured why not. Total rip off if you ask me, they give you $1 for clothes they will resell for $10 (I went back and checked) and Also tried to give me 10 cents for videos when I saw none of the ones they were selling were under $4. Parking is a squeeze.

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I had some children's clothes I purchased for my niece's and nephew's that they outgrew before even wearing. Also had some toy and videos. I saw an ad that they pay for stuff so I figured why not. Total rip off if you ask me, they give you $1 for clothes they will resell for $10 (I went back and checked) and Also tried to give me 10 cents for videos when I saw none of the ones they were selling were under $4. Parking is a squeeze.

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This place is a resale store. They accept and resell good quality clothes, shoes and toys in gently used condition. Frequently, they have brand new brand name things with tags! They'll cost you pennies...This store is great for the parents of growing kids: you bring stuff your kid outgrew and get something else.One drawback, stock is hit or miss...

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This place is a resale store. They accept and resell good quality clothes, shoes and toys in gently used condition. Frequently, they have brand new brand name things with tags! They'll cost you pennies...This store is great for the parents of growing kids: you bring stuff your kid outgrew and get something else.One drawback, stock is hit or miss...

PROS: Convinience
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