ATTENTION CONSIGNORS: Your consignor checks were due October 8, 2019, for the partial month of operation of September 2019. I was informed that the amount of my consignment check did not meet the $5.00 minimum requirement for payout, and therefore, my consignor check would not be issued. I know that the amount of my personal consignment item sales well exceeded the $5.00 minimum.
With FSC Board Members in charge of consignment check disbursement, and this discrepancy brought to my attention, I would encourage all consignors to verify their sales, ensure that all tags have been accounted for (including the date when Thrift Shop operations were halted), and that rollover amounts were also properly accounted for. Another consignor recently contacted me, questioning the amount she was quoted for her consignor check as well. The amount that was presented to her also did not meet the minimum $5.00 payout amount. The amount this consignor was quoted was a completely incorrect calculation, since, doing the correct math, the amount would not reverse calculate to any of their consigned item prices.
Since the Thrift Shop has been closed in this manner, with no reliable date for reopening (first it was to be reopened by Halloween, then sometime in November, and now December is being cited), I believe every consignor deserves to be paid their consignment earnings to date, regardless of the amount. Consignors have not been given the opportunity to meet the $5.00 minimum payout within the timeframe specified in the contract. With no decisive date for the shop reopening, there’s no guarantee that consignors will be given the opportunity to continue with their earnings – at no fault to themselves.
This seems to be another example of unnecessary casualties resulting from a decision that was not thought out and has not been handled professionally. Please feel free to reach out to myself, Carola, if you need any guidance or assistance.