Day of Sale FAQs
What is American University’s Project Move-Out Community Sale?
Project Move-Out is a response to American University’s Zero Waste Policy, commitment to sustainability, and our residence hall move-out program. AU is putting together a campus-wide collection of lightly used, unwanted items donated by AU students, faculty and staff. A large amount of items are from the AU students living in the residence halls. All earnings from the sale will go to local charities.
When is the sale?
The sale is on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 8am-2pm in the Tavern.
Is there a fee to attend?
There is a $5.00 early bird entrance fee from 8:00am-9:00am. After 9:00am admission to the sale is free.
Will there be any delays to get in at 8:00am?
AU volunteers will begin collecting the entry fees around 7:30am, so that the line will flow very quickly when the doors open.
What will be for sale?
Lamps, fans, small furniture, electronics, office chairs, carpet, household items, books, vacuums, toiletries, and tons of clothing.
What are the prices, and will prices decrease during the day?
Everything is priced reasonably- all $10.00 or less. Pricing remains constant throughout the day, there are no mark-downs or haggling. All proceeds go to support local charities.
Do you have bags I can use?
No. We will not provide bags to use while shopping. We suggest for customers to bring their own reusable bags.
As a volunteer do I get to shop early and/or can I buy during my shift?
Volunteers will be able to look at the products before the start of the sale by working in the venue but will not be permitted to purchase items prior to sale day.
How can I help?
We need volunteers to assist with collecting donations prior to the day of sale, assist with pre-sale sorting and arranging, as well as volunteer for sale day. Please see the volunteer portion of our website on how to get involved.