Once Upon A Child

★★☆☆☆
27.7057 -97.3717
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361-993-8581

5425 S Padre Island Dr Ste 167

Corpus Christi, TX

78411

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Poor customer service, new location VERY cramped, always hot in store, and they make you wait forever. I don't mind popping in to buy the occasional something for my kiddos, but things have really seem to have gone downhill since they moved locations. Plus for the first time I actually took stuff to resale, all in great condtion, over 120 clothing items and 20 toys, and they chose only 10 items they wanted to pay me for from the lot. Fine, if thats all they want I'll try my luck on craigslist or have a garage sale, but it took them 9 days to come up with the $11 offer for me! And then to top it all off, they "misplaced" an entire bin of my clothing and left me standing in their hot, stuffy store for over 30 minutes while 2 of the employees went on the search for it. All and all I think Im done with that place...good luck to those who still want to pursue it!

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★☆☆☆☆

Poor customer service, new location VERY cramped, always hot in store, and they make you wait forever. I don't mind popping in to buy the occasional something for my kiddos, but things have really seem to have gone downhill since they moved locations. Plus for the first time I actually took stuff to resale, all in great condtion, over 120 clothing items and 20 toys, and they chose only 10 items they wanted to pay me for from the lot. Fine, if thats all they want I'll try my luck on craigslist or have a garage sale, but it took them 9 days to come up with the $11 offer for me! And then to top it all off, they "misplaced" an entire bin of my clothing and left me standing in their hot, stuffy store for over 30 minutes while 2 of the employees went on the search for it. All and all I think Im done with that place...good luck to those who still want to pursue it!

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I LOVE Once Upon A Child! They obviously can't give you what you paid for an item new, but it's way more than you'd get having a rummage sale- and WAY less work! And they take the risk wether it will sell or not. They also have to pay their employees to sort through all the crap that comes in! I really like shopping there- I find awesome deals!

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★★★★☆

I LOVE Once Upon A Child! They obviously can't give you what you paid for an item new, but it's way more than you'd get having a rummage sale- and WAY less work! And they take the risk wether it will sell or not. They also have to pay their employees to sort through all the crap that comes in! I really like shopping there- I find awesome deals!

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Rude Staff, and the offer they gave for the clothes I bought in for resale was very insulting. I'm talking about top quality, name brands, gently used! I would rather give it to charity than get 50 cents an item!

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude Staff, and the offer they gave for the clothes I bought in for resale was very insulting. I'm talking about top quality, name brands, gently used! I would rather give it to charity than get 50 cents an item!

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I actually bought a double stroller while expecting our second child from this store and realized after he was born it just wasn't needed. I paid $100 which I thought wasn't too bad at the time. When I took it back along with a barely used bouncy chair (paid $50) and 2 little tikes rocking chairs (were gifts) I got a total of $50 for all 4 items!!!! Talk about mark-up! It would have been better to sell it myself!

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I actually bought a double stroller while expecting our second child from this store and realized after he was born it just wasn't needed. I paid $100 which I thought wasn't too bad at the time. When I took it back along with a barely used bouncy chair (paid $50) and 2 little tikes rocking chairs (were gifts) I got a total of $50 for all 4 items!!!! Talk about mark-up! It would have been better to sell it myself!

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Hi there. I thought this would be a great store to find some cheap clothes for my 2 year old son. I thought wrong. They sell everything used for almost the price you can buy the item new at the store. I was going to buy a few pairs of shorts and they were $5-6 when I can go down the street to kohl's or Target and get them new for the same price!!!! Also same with their bouncy chairs and also cribs. There were also a few toys like a toy kitchen for $80!!!!! I can also get that new for $90. It's not a bargain at all!!!!! I also tried to sell them some baby items I had brand new newborn sleepers and some larger items also and ended up with only about $6. That's terrible. I can sell them on craigslist for more. The employees aren't very helpful and not the nicest either.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hi there. I thought this would be a great store to find some cheap clothes for my 2 year old son. I thought wrong. They sell everything used for almost the price you can buy the item new at the store. I was going to buy a few pairs of shorts and they were $5-6 when I can go down the street to kohl's or Target and get them new for the same price!!!! Also same with their bouncy chairs and also cribs. There were also a few toys like a toy kitchen for $80!!!!! I can also get that new for $90. It's not a bargain at all!!!!! I also tried to sell them some baby items I had brand new newborn sleepers and some larger items also and ended up with only about $6. That's terrible. I can sell them on craigslist for more. The employees aren't very helpful and not the nicest either.

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Not impressed with this store whatsoever.
Management/owner really need to take a good look at themselves before acting so superior when customers try to sell back items. Very insulting store.
This store pays you pennies for your items.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Not impressed with this store whatsoever.
Management/owner really need to take a good look at themselves before acting so superior when customers try to sell back items. Very insulting store.
This store pays you pennies for your items.

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They do offer you a very low buying price on your items! And, I do agree, they take a very long time to go through your items! And, I agree with moms alike, they are very rude! You would think working in a store that sells "baby & child" items, they would be more friendly!

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★★☆☆☆

They do offer you a very low buying price on your items! And, I do agree, they take a very long time to go through your items! And, I agree with moms alike, they are very rude! You would think working in a store that sells "baby & child" items, they would be more friendly!

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If your a preschool teacher and you like a bargain this is the place to shop.. You can find all kinds of learning materials in great condition and a reasonable price.

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★★★★☆

If your a preschool teacher and you like a bargain this is the place to shop.. You can find all kinds of learning materials in great condition and a reasonable price.

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The staff is rather rude: they act as if they are doing you a favor by buying your clothes. The price they offered was very low compared to what the resale is of the same item. I will no longer take my children's clothes there for resale - I would rather give them to a charity.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The staff is rather rude: they act as if they are doing you a favor by buying your clothes. The price they offered was very low compared to what the resale is of the same item. I will no longer take my children's clothes there for resale - I would rather give them to a charity.

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I really do hate waiting forever. They always have bins and bins and bins ahead of yours. It doesn't matter if you are there first thing in the morning, there is always someone who left their stuff there from yesterday. If they like your items, they don't offer you much. I don't go there anymore.

PROS: None
CONS: Long wait time

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★★☆☆☆

I really do hate waiting forever. They always have bins and bins and bins ahead of yours. It doesn't matter if you are there first thing in the morning, there is always someone who left their stuff there from yesterday. If they like your items, they don't offer you much. I don't go there anymore.

PROS: None
CONS: Long wait time

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