Once Upon A Child

★★★☆☆
  • 1089 Hicksville Rd

    Seaford, NY 11783

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  • 516-579-4200

About Once Upon A Child

Hours
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5:45pm; Sat, 10am - 5:45pm; Sun, noon - 4:45pm
2.8 5
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I just left this store for the 1st time. I was sadly disappointed. I brought in 16 items and they purchased 12. Approx. 6 items I bought from them and for all 12 items I only received $38. There was a fisher price swing, 2 fisher price crib mobiles, fisher price toys. Some were even unopened completely sealed in boxes. There was no print out given to me as to what each item was sold back for. The swing I purchased from them for $45 3 months earlier. How much could they have possibly been paid for that -- $5? RIPPED OFF. But what was I to do? Pack it all back up and have a garage sale? No thank you. Live and Learn. Right? I am giving from now on to unwed mothers organizations. At least I know it will be appreciated and I can sleep at night knowing I am helping women out. Unlike Once Upon A Child who is making money hand over fist on parents like us.

They were very picky and the women who helped me commented on how my items looked new. I told her I take pride in my childrens toys. Some of the items in the store they were selling looked dirty and were "garage sale" like.

And for the review from someone saying the store did not have an odor. I argue that. It had a very strong odor in it.

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I just left this store for the 1st time. I was sadly disappointed. I brought in 16 items and they purchased 12. Approx. 6 items I bought from them and for all 12 items I only received $38. There was a fisher price swing, 2 fisher price crib mobiles, fisher price toys. Some were even unopened completely sealed in boxes. There was no print out given to me as to what each item was sold back for. The swing I purchased from them for $45 3 months earlier. How much could they have possibly been paid for that -- $5? RIPPED OFF. But what was I to do? Pack it all back up and have a garage sale? No thank you. Live and Learn. Right? I am giving from now on to unwed mothers organizations. At least I know it will be appreciated and I can sleep at night knowing I am helping women out. Unlike Once Upon A Child who is making money hand over fist on parents like us.

They were very picky and the women who helped me commented on how my items looked new. I told her I take pride in my childrens toys. Some of the items in the store they were selling looked dirty and were "garage sale" like.

And for the review from someone saying the store did not have an odor. I argue that. It had a very strong odor in it.

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Business Response:

We are sorry your experience wasn't what you had hoped for. We would have been happy to show you a break down of the items you sold. If you had any reservations we would have liked the opportunity to discuss it with you. And since you shopped in the store that day you had ample time to voice your concern. I looked into your transaction an you were paid $18 for the swing leaving $20 for the other items. Those items varied in price since they were different toys and baby items . Our pricing is based on brand, condition, demand, as well as retail value. And since you purchased an item the day this transcation occured, and previously, you are well aware that our prices are very reasonable. You saw that we entered every item into the computer. You were given the total and you said you were going to look around the store. And when you came to the register to purchase the item you wanted, you never indicated your concern. Again, we wish you would have communicated your concerns so that we could have addressed them at the time and you could have had a better experience. Please feel free to call the store so we can discuss any concerns you may still have.
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Yes, Once Upon A Child is very picky and that is what I like about the store! It is clean and without an order, unlike other used clothing shops. Everything is sized an organized. I started shopping there when my first child was born. A friend told me about O.U.A.C. and thought I couldn't put my new baby in used clothes. But I went anyway. I was shocked! I bought clothes, toys,highchairs, strollers, and bedding for my children, for gifts, and for families in need. I usually received compliments on how well my children were dressed and my hammydowns were asked for by many families. Their standards are high because everything looks new and many items are new. Was I disappointed when I brought in 8 bags of clothes and came out with 4 bags, yes, but I love there high standards best! This store has been a blessing to me and many other families I know.

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★★★★★

Yes, Once Upon A Child is very picky and that is what I like about the store! It is clean and without an order, unlike other used clothing shops. Everything is sized an organized. I started shopping there when my first child was born. A friend told me about O.U.A.C. and thought I couldn't put my new baby in used clothes. But I went anyway. I was shocked! I bought clothes, toys,highchairs, strollers, and bedding for my children, for gifts, and for families in need. I usually received compliments on how well my children were dressed and my hammydowns were asked for by many families. Their standards are high because everything looks new and many items are new. Was I disappointed when I brought in 8 bags of clothes and came out with 4 bags, yes, but I love there high standards best! This store has been a blessing to me and many other families I know.

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Business Response:

Thank You 13yr shopper Thank you for your great review. We work very hard to provide a great shopping and selling experience.
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They are very,very picky. I bought something that I did not use and tried to return/sell it back and they stated that it didn't meet their standards. Well I bought it from them 1 month prior. If you are looking for used children's clothing try Freecycle on Yahoo groups.

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They are very,very picky. I bought something that I did not use and tried to return/sell it back and they stated that it didn't meet their standards. Well I bought it from them 1 month prior. If you are looking for used children's clothing try Freecycle on Yahoo groups.

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I went there once and they are very picky as to what they want and in what condition they want it in. The condition of my things were great, I mine how fast does the baby grown out of all the things. If you are looking for used stuff, go to a local thrift shop or sell it on Ebay.

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I went there once and they are very picky as to what they want and in what condition they want it in. The condition of my things were great, I mine how fast does the baby grown out of all the things. If you are looking for used stuff, go to a local thrift shop or sell it on Ebay.

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Once upon a child buys from you and resells
used childrens toys and clothes.Once Upon A Child is the most unique concept in children's retail to date! The items are used gently and new high quality, brand-name children's clothing, toys, equipment, furniture and more. This distinguishes them from other retailers, and provides customers with a value that can't be beat! If you are going to sell them your clothes, be prepared- they dont purchase all of your items- and people line up
when the store first opens, to sell them their
items. ITis the same idea as a consignment store
except that you will get paid up front

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Once upon a child buys from you and resells
used childrens toys and clothes.Once Upon A Child is the most unique concept in children's retail to date! The items are used gently and new high quality, brand-name children's clothing, toys, equipment, furniture and more. This distinguishes them from other retailers, and provides customers with a value that can't be beat! If you are going to sell them your clothes, be prepared- they dont purchase all of your items- and people line up
when the store first opens, to sell them their
items. ITis the same idea as a consignment store
except that you will get paid up front

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We are available to purchase your gently used kid stuff Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. Please call the store for more details about what we purchase and for accurate directions to the store.

 

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