TEACH CT - The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers

Seller Information & Tagging Instructions


This is a great opportunity to earn
money while clearing your shelves
of school-related materials you no
longer need.  

You will also be blessing other homeschooling families by offering them a less expensive alternative to purchasing new curriculum and school supplies from a retailer. 

Before registering to Sell, have you read TEACH’s “Seller Agreement”?  If not, please do so before continuing.

If yes, please continue to Step 1 and follow the detailed, step-by-step instructions. Please take time to read these instructions carefully and follow them exactly, as they have been proven to work over the years and are written to help you.  For a printer-friendly version, CLICK HERE.

    STEP 1:   REGISTER TO SELL BY MAY 13TH

    STEP 2:   SCHEDULE A DROP-OFF APPOINTMENT

    STEP 3:   FILL IN AND PRINT AUTHORIZED BOOK TAGS

    STEP 4:   TAG BOOKS PER INSTRUCTIONS

    STEP 5:   PACK BOOKS BY SUBJECT

    STEP 6:   CREATE A POSTER FOR ANY LARGE SCHOOL-RELATED ITEMS

    STEP 7:   PICK UP UNSOLD BOOKS (this is required to participate)

    STEP 8:   RECEIVE PAYMENT


STEP 1:  SELLERS MUST REGISTER BY MAY 13th

To register, e-mail the following information to :

► Your name
► Phone number
► Home address
► E-mail address

Please state whether you want to drop off your sale items at one of the designated drop-off
locations (see Step 2) before May 19th or at the Waterbury Christian Fellowship on May 19th
(by appointment only - see Step 2)

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STEP 2:  SCHEDULE A DROP-OFF APPOINTMENT

When registering to sell items, all sellers must schedule an appointment time with the UCS Coordinator to drop off their sale items.

  • Drop off at Waterbury Christian Fellowship will be Friday, May 19th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Drop off times before May 19th will be available in designated towns (to be announced).

Please allow sufficient time for drop off of sale items (about 30-45 minutes).  All items are checked individually to make sure they are properly labeled before they are accepted for sale.  (Improperly labeled items require many hours of volunteer time for correction, so please help us by following the directions explicitly.)

See Five Reasons Items Are Not Accepted For Sale in the sidebar».

NOTE:  If you bring items for another person you will be expected to wait for their items to be checked also.

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STEP 3:  FILL IN AND PRINT AUTHORIZED BOOK TAGS

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO SELL?  If not, please do so before proceeding with the instructions below.  Once registered, you will be sent an e-mail with an Excel file attached for printing tags.

DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE EXCEL FILE TO GENERATE AND PRINT BOOK TAGS:

Type all the information by computer Most fields have drop-down menus for your convenience and are self-explanatory.  Having trouble determining an item’s category? CLICK HERE for a guide to the Used Curriculum Sale Categories.
                                                                                Sample Used Curriculum Sale Tag

  • The “Collect” field is not used for TEACH’s sale since all unsold items must be picked up by the sellers after the sale.
  • Once you have entered all your required information on the TAG form, PRINT THREE (3) copies.  Each item requires TWO tags, and the additional copy is for your records.
  • FREE items must be labelled, but only require one tag that includes your last name and town, as well as the word ‘FREE’ printed in the title field.

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STEP 4:  TAG BOOKS PER INSTRUCTIONS

  • Tape one tag on the outside FRONT COVER of the book.  PLEASE EXTEND THE TAPE VERTICALLY FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM EDGES OF THE TAG TO KEEP IT FROM COMING LOOSE AGAINST OTHER BOOKS. DO NOT PUT TAPE ALONG THE TOP OR BOTTOM EDGES.  (See diagram in sidebar »)
  • Tape a duplicate tag on the inside BACK COVER (if you have a rubber-banded set, please put both tags on the front cover and mark the second tag with a highlighter diagonal stripe to distinguish it as the duplicate).  The inside tag can have one strip of tape along the top.  Please use transparent or scotch tape only.  Do not use glue, packing tape or double-sided tape.

NOTE:  If you have books already tagged from previous TEACH sales, and you are not making ANY changes on the tags, you may leave tags taped as they are. 

Tag items carefully – We cannot sell items without tags!

  • For non-book items, such as educational games, flash cards, manipulatives, computer software, and anything that can be used for educational purposes in a home school environment, PLACE THE TWO TAGS NEXT TO EACH OTHER BUT MARK THE SECOND TAG WITH A HIGHLIGHTER DIAGONAL STRIPE TO DISTINGUISH IT AS THE DUPLICATE.
  • To secure sets of items, please use large, strong rubber bands with 1-2 used vertically and 2-3 horizontally.  DO NOT use string, twine, or rope!  IF YOU CAN LIFT THE ITEM AND NOTHING MOVES, IT IS READY TO SELL!  Ziploc bags work well for small sets of items, but make sure everything fits inside the sealed bag. For these sets, PLACE THE TWO TAGS NEXT TO EACH OTHER BUT MARK THE SECOND TAG WITH A HIGHLIGHTER DIAGONAL STRIPE TO DISTINGUISH IT AS THE DUPLICATE.

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STEP 5:  PACK BOOKS BY SUBJECT

Please pack your books in sturdy boxes in order to protect them and make transporting them easier for our drop-off coordinators.  They should be sorted by subject within each box.

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STEP 6:  CREATE A POSTER FOR LARGE SCHOOL-RELATED ITEMS

There will be a place to post larger school-related items available for sale (i.e. musical instruments, sports equipment, furniture, etc.).  To do so, print a picture of the item on a sheet of paper (8.5” x 11” or smaller) and take it to your drop-off appointment.  Include on the sheet a written des­crip­tion of the item, price, and contact information.  Creating a “fringe” on the bottom with your phone number will allow interested parties to take contact information home with them and contact you outside the sale. 

If your item sells, we request that you make a donation to TEACH of 20% of the selling price, as this helps TEACH continue to make this event possible.

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STEP 7:  PICK UP UNSOLD BOOKS

IMPORTANT!  You are expected to return to the sale by 1 pm on Saturday to help unsort whatever is left from the sale.  This is a team effort during which all sellers work together to unsort each other’s unsold items.  All unsold items MUST be removed from the premises by 3:00 pm.  If you are unable to be there, you must arrange for someone else to help with unsorting and removal of your unsold books.  Please only do this as a last resort.

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STEP 8:  RECEIVE PAYMENT

You will receive a check from TEACH within a month after the sale for the proceeds of your book sales, less a 20% fee for TEACH.  You will also receive the tags from the items sold.  It is your responsibility to keep track of what you bring and plan to sell.  We keep no record of items sold for individuals.

NOTE:  Neither TEACH, nor any person volunteering for TEACH, will be responsible for any damaged, improperly tagged, or lost property or tags on items.  TEACH reserves the right to refuse any item not deemed consistent with our Christian statement of faith.  We will not accept items dealing with the occult, witchcraft, horror, Halloween, New Age, romance novels, magic, etc.

If you have any questions or specific concerns regarding the above instructions, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Morin at . We want this sale to be beneficial to both the Seller and the Buyer!

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