Wednesday, 30 September 2015

It's TROCs time ! Buy excellent toys and branded children clothes for very cheap prices . Second hand-GENEVA families sales

If you want to buy great quality second hand children clothes , children furniture, accessories and  toys at super bargain prices , you should go to a TROC , this is a special sale event that  takes place twice a year in most districts of Geneva and it's organized by the  families who live in the area  .

Normally the  TROC takes place on Saturday mornings between March and April and between October and November , and you can find anything you are looking for  for children from 0 to 16 years old  (all types of toys, children car-seats, strollers, fold-able beds, and all type of clothes, shoes, sport equipments  ...) , if you go early and you don't mind to queue you can make real bargains and find also top quality branded items at ridiculous prices such as 5-10 CHF each
The TROCS typically takes place in the gym of the school or in a very large room and items are placed all over or on tables with the indication of the age for clothes. So first come first served , you have  just to take the items that you like and pay the total at the cashier before exiting, all items are priced with a tag .
The nice of the TROC is that you can also sell your items, you have to get in contact with the association organizing the TROC, they will give you a  personal seller number  to be written  on each item together with your requested price, items have to be deposited one day before the sales and unsold item have to be collected after the sale. It's quite an effort to be a seller so be prepared to invest some hours of your time in it, however it's also a nice experience and a practical way to get rid of things and free up some space at home. Please note do not overprice items , otherwise you will not sell them!
Besides the International Children Clothes fair , mentioned in another post, the list of TROCS in Geneva with the district where they take place and the date are listed in this website:  or in la penderie website

The not to miss TROC for me are the one of Chene Bourg, of Champel and of Carouge , however all of them might deserve a visit, depending from what you are looking for.

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