You'll find items associated with 0-14 year olds and adult maternity items for sale at our Nearly New Sales - our major fundraising events for NCT Leicester.

Nearly New Sale items

We run Nearly New Sales to provide a service for those wishing to make a little money by disposing of their no-longer-needed baby/children items to a good home and those who wish to buy good quality items at a less-than-market-value price. Please join in and support our next sale: you can be involved as a customer, seller, volunteer or any combination of these.

Check out our upcoming events calendar to find details of our next Nearly New Sale.

Being a Customer at our NCT Nearly New Sales

  • Doors open at 12.00 noon for NCT members (proof required), 12:30 pm to the general public. People do queue from much earlier than this!

  • Entry fee is £1 per adult (children free) CASH ONLY

  • Free Parking

  • Goods for sale are categorised in areas and set up as you would expect any regular shop to be.

  • Sale is staffed by volunteers who tidy and organise goods and assist customers.

  • NCT homemade cake stall CASH ONLY

  • On site café for refreshments operated by New College - card accepted 

  • You can use cash or cards at the tills (no cheques)

Additionally there is lots of information about NCT and other local child focused businesses and opportunities on the day. 

Being a Seller at our NCT Nearly New Sales

Note: All sellers MUST READ the NNS Principles, the list of what we can and cannot sell- please look at the Related Documents on this page, or follow this link for more information and to read the Principles: 

  • It's a good idea to visit a Leicester NCT Nearly New Sale before you do a sale as a seller, so you get first-hand experience

  • You can only sell if you register before the sale - we post updates on seller registration at the top of this page.

  • Online registration opens approx. 8 weeks before a sale (see below). It is open for ~3 weeks although it has been known to be full (100 sellers) within a week.

  • We do not have stalls. All items are displayed in communal categorised areas as you would find in a regular shop.

  • Through the registration process, you buy a set of 100 labels at a cost of £3 with which to label your items for sale. Labels will be posted out within 2 weeks of your registration.

  • You need to be able to drop off items between 09:15 and 10:00 and return to collect unsold items at 16:30 on the day of the sale.

  • Many sellers choose to sign up for a volunteering role during the sale rather than go away and come back again.

  • Following the sale, you will receive a bank transfer for 70% of the value of the goods you have sold. NCT retains 30% to pay for the costs of running the sale and as funds raised as a charity.

  • Documents holding our Seller Pack which includes our terms and conditions and instructions about how to sell, are found on this page under 'Related Documents' so you know what you are signing up for. These and all the other documents stored here should also be referred to as you prepare for the sale.
    If you have any queries please email us at NNS.Leicester@nct.org.uk
     

Being a Volunteer at our NCT Nearly New Sales

  • Without our lovely volunteers our sales would not happen. We do our best to look after you and make it a fun day in return for your hard work and commitment.

  • There's lots of different jobs from moving, putting out and organising goods, running the rooms during the sales, helping on tills and packing goods as well as the BIG sort of goods at the end.

  • We give our volunteers a free (early) lunch and the reward for your hard work

  • The reward for volunteering is entry to the Preview Sale at 11:30 am – so first grabs on all the bargains!

  • We need volunteers for either the morning (8:45-14:00) or afternoon (11:45-17:30) session, or all day (9.00-17.30) It is possible to come for part of the day too as we appreciate how busy people can be - many people join us first thing or just at the end of the day to help with the sorting of goods.

  • Register to join us on the day using the link at the top of the page - or if you still have a few questions then drop us an email first to Leicester@nct.org.uk - we would love to hear from you!

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