Thank you for visiting our website for information regarding the format for our next Seconds Sale Monday which will be held in downtown Merigold. We are delaying the Seconds Sale due to the threat of coronavirus, and we will announce the new date of the sale on our website as soon as the health and governmental authorities will allow such an event to take place. In order to end any incentive for camping out in Merigold in advance of the sale, we have the following format for the sale:
There will be a line A and a line B for admittance to the sale. The customers who arrive at the sale between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning will create line A, and those customers who arrive after 8:30 will create line B.
The line A customers will register their names with our staff for participation in a random drawing of names to form line A. The registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30. The registration will occur in front of the brick building next to Crawdads restaurant in downtown Merigold. There is a large parking lot with plenty of space available for everyone.
The line for registration will close exactly at 8:30. Anyone arriving after 8:30 will proceed to line B. Our staff will direct customers to the location for line B. Line B will form as customers arrive. Those in line to register for line A at 8:30 will be allowed to finish the registration process.
Once the last person is registered, then the random drawing of names will begin in groups of ten. After ten names are selected, then those customers will line up in the order they were selected and then proceed immediately to the sale and begin shopping. The next group of ten will be chosen, and then the next group of ten will be chosen, and so forth until line A is completed. Once line A is complete, then line B will fall in behind line A.
In order to register for line A, you must have a photo id. If you do not have a photo id, then you will proceed to line B. A photo id is required to prevent multiple individuals from registering the same name several times in order to gain an unfair advantage over the other participants.
When you are selected, then only you may enter the sale in that spot. You must present your photo id at the sale entrance to verify your spot in line A. This requirement is necessary to prevent individuals from trading, giving, swapping, or selling their spots in line A.
We are also implementing restrictions on containers that customers may use for shopping. Customers will be limited to one container. Customers may bring a laundry basket that they will carry or a 50 gallon (or smaller) trash can with wheels. Any other type of container will not be allowed (for example, no tote bags, carts, buggies, wagons, grocery carts, drums, etc…). Customers must have their container (either a laundry basket or trash can with wheels) for inspection when they register for the drawing.
Once customers have filled their one container and checked out, then they may proceed to the back of line B and re-enter the sale. Please note that customers will be limited to filling their one container. Customers will not be allowed to create a stack of items in addition to the items in their container nor will customers be allowed to stack pieces on top of a full container. Please note that customers will be asked to check out once their containers are full.
The sale will continue until all of the seconds are sold. Please note that since the seconds sales will occur more frequently, there will naturally be fewer pieces available. We do not encourage customers to travel long distances, since there is a good possibility that we may sell out before the end of the line goes through the building.
We accept cash and checks only. For checks, please have personal identification such as a driver’s license available at checkout. Please remember all sales are final, and there are no refunds or exchanges. Any questions regarding a total and/or a transaction must be addressed at the register. Once a customer exits, then the sale is final.
Please feel free to bring a chair for your comfort while waiting in line. No departures are allowed from the line (except to use the portable restroom located close to the line). Any departure from the line for any reason other than a trip to the portable restroom (e.g. going for a walk, going to a store, going for coffee, etc…) will constitute a departure from the line, and you will lose your place in line. Please note that our portable restrooms will be delivered prior to the Monday sale .
Customers may not hold a spot or place for other customers. In short, you must be physically here to be in line and no other person (including but not limited to friends, relatives, your children, or your friends’ children) can hold your place in line. Only you may hold your place in line; furthermore, there is no swapping of places in line. If you are not physically in line, then you are not in line. Naturally, an unattended chair that is simply dropped off will not hold a spot, and the chair will be removed from the line.
We are not responsible for personal property (e.g., chairs, coolers, cars, unattended pottery, etc…). For the safety of the downtown area and customers, no open flames are allowed such as fire pots or campfires.
No pets are allowed in the building where the sale is taking place. Customers must leave their pets outside.
We believe that this format creates a better Seconds Sale experience for everyone, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Merigold on Monday, April 27, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the studio (662-748-2293).