$5 Bag at Children’s Orchard is a RIP OFF!!!

Okay, so I went to Children’s Orchard for their fill a bag for $5 sale and I just want to say DON’T BOTHER!!!

First, they provide the bags (I knew that). I figured they would be about the size of a grocery bag – the picture I was sent (to the left) shows a bag with 12 shirts (they look to be an older girl size) and at least two of those shirts are sweaters.

So how big was the actual bag?…

It was about 1/3 the size of a grocery bag. I could fit 2 MAYBE 3 outfits for my son (18 mo size clothes). A sweater, forget it. Maternity clothes – if you stuffed it then maybe you could get one item in the bag, if they were T-shirts then maybe you could get two.

To make matters worse – you could only choose clothes out of the “gray bins”. So where were these elusive gray bins and what was in them!? Well, they were UNDER the clothes racks (so you were huddled on the floor around a tupperware box with fifteen other women. What was in them was the worst examples of their clothes.

Another of the fine details in this sale. You cannot use store credit. I had none to use anyway but for all of you who sell your clothes there so you can get money to buy new clothes – they don’t allow it at this sale. Cash only.

I walked out of there with nothing – it was a waste of time. I feel bad for the women who went all the way there, fought the crowd, and ended up paying $2.50-$5 for an outfit I wouldn’t pay a quarter for at a garage sale. Don’t bother mamas! There are better ways to save money on your kiddos clothes.

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1 Anonymous December 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Not sure where you shop at Children’s Orchard but the staff at the store I go to is helpful and shows you how to roll items. I can fit 5-15 kids items into a bag. Also, CO does not sell maternity clothing. I have had nothing but great experiences at my store in Florida.

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2 Mama2ce December 10, 2008 at 3:14 am

The site says the bags “vary by store” so it is possible that you get different bags. Mine is 6 inches wide by 9 inches high. It is 3-4 inches deep. It would be very hard to get that much in it, but hubby suggested stapling clothes to the outside, LOL… I don’t think they would allow that.

Our CO sells maternity 🙂 They don’t buy it anymore because they said it doesn’t sell as well, but I didn’t even know they had it until after my pregnancy (I saw it advertised online). There is one rack in the middle of the store – right in the middle of the kids clothes.

My store is in Missouri.

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