Consignors

Consignors 2017-11-24T11:20:18+00:00

Just for our Consignors

Would you like to turn your kid’s gently-used clothing, toys and equipment into cash? We can help, and the best part is we will guide you through the process to make consigning easy and stress-free! We empower our consignors by providing each the freedom to set their own prices, tag items at their leisure, and then drop them off at the sale location for us to display and sell. In the end, you sit back and collect your check for 70% of the selling price. It’s just that simple!

Registering is fast and easy too! Please follow the link located in our Online Resources section below to get started. During the registration process you will be assessed a $20.00 non-refundable fee. It is important to note that this fee can be earned back in full, by volunteering for just 2 hours. Below you will find helpful online and printable resources. If after reviewing these documents you still have questions, please email us at info@tykes2teens.com with “Consignor Question” in the subject line, and we will respond to you promptly.

Consignor Timeline

July 5, 2017 – Consignor registration opens to public
October 29, 2017 – Consignor registration and online tagging ends at 11:59 pm
November 1, 2017 – Consignor drop-off by appointment
November 2, 2017 – Pre-sale for pre-registered and ticketed shoppers
* Volunteers shop at varying times beginning at 2:30 pm
* 5 pm – Consignors shop with one guest
* 6 pm – New parents & grandparents, foster parents shop with one guest per registered shopper
* Doors close for pre-sale shopping at 9 pm
November 3, 2017 – Public sale from 9 am until 7 pm
November 4, 2017 – Public sale from 8 am until 1 pm
*** 50% off thousands of items all day Saturday ***
November 4, 2017 – Consignor pick-up from 6 pm until 7 pm

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Registration & Log-in

I am a brand new consignor or volunteer with Tykes2Teens!

If you have never created a user account with Tykes2Teens Consignments or with myconsignmentmanager.com, please click here to create an account.

Create New User Account

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I am a returning consignor or volunteer with Tykes2Teens!

If you have used our system or myconsignmentmanager.com before, you are a returning user, and will be able to log in here using your existing account credentials. Please be sure to make any necessary corrections to your contact information when you arrive at that screen.

Register For Current Sale

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I am already registered as a consignor or volunteer for the current sale!

If you have already registered for the current sale and need to enter or edit your items, print tags, view the volunteer schedule, select a drop-off appointment, view your settlement report or update your account information you can log back in here.

Log In To Current Sale

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Payment Methods

PayPal – The fastest way to complete your registration is to pay your registration fee immediately via PayPal. There is no need for you to have an account with PayPal to use this payment method.

Mailing a Check – To pay your registration fee by check, please mail your check payable to “Tykes2Teens Consignments” to PO Box 504, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055. Payment is due within 10 business days or your registration may be cancelled. We will notify you via once your registration is marked complete.

** Please note the registration fee is non-refundable.

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Transferring Inventory Items In

Do you have items remaining from previous sales that you wish to sell in this sale? If so, consider saving yourself time and energy by transferring your tags online. By transferring, you will not have to re-enter or re-print the tags as long as the information on the tag (price, description, discount and/or donate designation) remains the same. All you need to do is transfer the tag over and bring the item back to us to sell. Even if you are changing tag information on transferred items, that process can be easier if you transfer the tag over to the current sale, edit the information on the tag that you would like to change and then re-print it.

To follow is the process for transferring tags over from one sale to the current sale:

  1. Once you are registered, log in to the current sale
  2. From the Welcome screen, click on “Manage Inventory”
  3. Select the “Item Transfers” tab
  4. Select the sale that you are “Transferring From” in the drop-down box, followed by the sale that you are “Transferring To”
  5. Select the number of entries to show from the drop-down box
  6. Under the “Donate (Don.)” column, select “No” from the drop-down box
  7. Under the “Status” column, select “Not Sold” from the drop-down box
  8. Select “Refresh” to view all items available for transfer
  9. Check the boxes next to the items you would like to transfer and select “Transfer Items Now”
  10. Read the warning screen that comes up and hit OK
  11. If you are transferring in items from a different sale altogether, all tags will need to re-printed
  12. Repeat these steps for each sale from which you are transferring items

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Supplies Needed

To begin tagging your items, it is important to have all necessary supplies gathered ahead of time. The following items are needed:

  • A computer with internet access
  • A fresh printer cartridge
  • White cardstock (that is between 50 and 65 lb) to print your tags
  • Scissors to cut your tags apart
  • A yellow highlighter to highlight the donate field for all tags that read “Donate: YES”
  • Wire hangers to hang ALL clothing, costumes and dance wear
  • Medium to large sized safety pins to secure clothing on hangers and to attach tags to items
  • Baggies of varying sizes for small items in (bags from bedding work well too)
  • Plastic wrap or painters tape to secure board puzzles
  • Zip ties to secure shoes and other multi-piece items
  • Clear packing tape to secure tags to non-clothing items
  • Fresh batteries to fill all battery-operated items (dollar store brand are fine)
  • Paper towels and cleaner or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser™ for wiping items clean
  • Tubs or boxes to organize your tagged items by size and/or type

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Getting Started

Beginning the process of consigning can seem daunting, but it is well worth the effort! Just remember that check coming your way!

After gathering your supplies it’s time to begin the hunt for the gently-used baby, kid and maternity items taking up space in your basement, attic, closet, etc. As you pull out your sale items look each piece over to ensure it is clean, free of damage and functioning. Items that require batteries will need them in order to be accepted into the sale so make sure to add and test them. Also, please confirm your items have no missing parts.

Above all, you MUST confirm that none of your items are part of a recall. This can be done on the following websites: Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls/) and We Make it Safer (http://wemakeitsafer.com/tools/productrecallsearch.php).

Clothing items, linens and any removable cloth covers to items like strollers and bouncy seats are to be laundered and inspected. Make sure they are free of stains and holes and are not missing buttons or snaps or have broken zippers. If an item is not in good to great condition please do not consign it as we only want the best items for our shoppers.

Next, start lining up your items to begin entering them in our online inventory system. Remember our item limits: 300 items in total including 100 clothing items on hangers (each hanger may have up to 4 pieces of clothing on it as long as they are of the exact same size) and 7 pair of shoes for each sale. We also limit infant clothing in sizes between 0 and 12 months to 20 hangers per gender. Our clothing limits do not include costumes or dance wear and our shoe limits do not include slippers or sports shoes (like cleats, roller blades or roller skates).

Top selling items to tag first

  • Focus on the large items first that will bring the biggest return and are always in highest demand at our sale. These include: strollers, high chairs, booster seats, pack ‘n play®, bassinets, car seats, bouncy seats, activity seats, walkers, bath tubs, potty seats, gates, bed rails, glider rockers, changing tables, nursery furniture, cribs and toddler beds
  • Outside items like playhouses, basketball hoops, bicycles, ride-on toys, baby swing seats and small play sets (please include assembly instructions and a picture of the complete playset)
  • Clean and well-cared for toys also sell very well at our sales, including: infant light-up toys, play sets that include figurines, electronic toys, Lego sets and play kitchens and work benches
  • Other items to collect include costumes and dress-up clothes, dance wear, sheets and blankets, bath towels and other bath items, feeding supplies, safety equipment, room décor, sports equipment, DVDs, CDs and video gaming systems, puzzles and board games to name a few
  • For clothing and shoes, remember to bring us only clean items with lots of life left in them

While pulling all of your items together it is a good idea to match up clothing sets as well as bundle smaller items (like socks, books or videos) before you begin entering your items in the online inventory. This helps to ensure tag descriptions are as accurate as possible. Accurate tag descriptions include the correct size, brand name and color to help both our shoppers know what they are buying, and our volunteers locate your item in the event your tag becomes separated from that item. Please remember, clothing items hung together on a hanger or in a baggie MUST BE OF THE SAME SIZE.

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Accepted & Unaccepted Items

At each spring sale, we accept spring and summer clothing, shoes and women’s designer handbags. At each fall sale, we accept fall and winter clothing, shoes and women’s designer handbags. Clothing items accepted at both the spring and fall sales include jeans, hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts.

All other items that we accept must be kid-sized, kid-related or kid-themed.

Items We Accept Include

• Activity mats & seats *
• Baby carriers & slings *
• Baby monitors
• Bassinets & co-sleepers *
• Bathtubs & bath seats
• Bed rails
• Beds in toddler & twin size *
• Bibs & burp cloths
• Bicycles & scooters
• Blankets & sheets
• Books
• Booster seats *
• Bottle warmers
• Bottles & supplies
• Bouncy seats *
• Car seats & booster seats *
• CDs & DVDs
• Changing tables & pads *
• Clothing & shoes
• Costumes & accessories

• Cribs & crib mattresses *
• Dance wear & shoes
• Diaper bags
• Diaper genies & pails
• Diapers (full & partial packs)
• Exersaucers® *
• Feeding utensils & supplies
• Furniture *
• Games
• Gates & play yards
• High chairs *
• Infant swings *
• Ladies designer handbags
• Lamps
• Maternity clothes
• Mobiles
• Nursery & room decor
• Nursing pillows & covers *
• Nursing supplies & bras
• Outdoor play houses & sets

• Outdoor swings
• Pack ‘n plays® & playpens *
• Play kitchen & work benches
• Playroom organizers & toy boxes
• Potty chairs & seats
• Puzzles
• Ride-on toys & wagons
• Rocking chairs & gliders *
• Safety equipment
• Sand boxes
• Sports equipment
• Step stools
• Strollers *
• Table & chair sets
• Towels & washcloths
• TOYS, TOYS & TOYS
• Vaporizers
• Video games & systems
• Waterproof pads
• Wipe warmers

* These items will need to be sprayed under the PA Bedding and Upholstery Law.

We will not, under any circumstances, knowingly accept and sell any item that is part of a recall. If there is a manufacturer fix that can be applied to a recalled item and will allow it to be sold, that fix must be well-documented and proof of the fix (i.e. instructions and the packing slip) MUST be attached to the item.

Items We Do Not Accept Include

  • Adult clothing (with the exception of maternity clothing)
  • Battery operated toys and equipment without working batteries
  • Books, CDs or DVDs with adult content
  • Breast Pumps
  • Crib sets, crib bumpers, bedding sets, large quilts and multi-layered bedspreads
  • Drop-side cribs
  • Expired car seats or those that have been involved in any accident
  • Games and puzzles with missing or broken pieces
  • Sleeping bags
  • Stuffed Animals (with the exception of those that work on batteries)
  • Used pacifiers, sippy cups or bottles with used nipples
  • Used swimwear above size 3T
  • Used underwear
  • VCR tapes

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Item Preparation

General Pointers

  • We require a minimum of 15 items and no more than 300 items
  • Check that none of your items are included in a recall http://www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls/
  • Clothing and linens should be freshly laundered to ensure that all odors are removed
  • Owner’s manuals should be included and can be searched and printed from the preceding link
  • Large items that require assembly must have the instructions included
  • All battery operated items should have working batteries in them
  • All tags that read “Donate: YES” should have the donate field marked in yellow highlighter
  • Please do not damage the bar codes on the tags in any way or they may not scan at the registers
  • Information on tags should never be crossed out or changed manually
  • Proper category selection is very important and will affect the taxable status on some items

Hanging Clothing

  • Hanging clothing is limited to 100 hangers
  • Dance wear & costumes are NOT included in this limit
  • Infant clothing in sizes between 0 and 12 months are limited to 20 HANGERS PER GENDER
  • Hangers containing multiple items with one tag will count as one item
  • Each hanger may contain up to 4 items of the EXACT same size
  • The use of wire hangers is strongly encouraged
  • All hangers should form the number “2” or a “?” when the front of the item is facing you
  • Tags should be safety pinned to the upper right front of the item as you are looking at it
  • Clothing should be secured with safety pins to the top of the hanger, if necessary
  • Pants should be safety pinned from the waistband to the top of the hanger
  • Two-piece outfits should be safety pinned together on one hanger

Non-Hanging Clothing

  • Examples are onesies, undershirts, socks, tights, bibs, hats, gloves, scarves, belts, ties and hair accessories
  • Non-hanging clothing items and accessories must be packaged in baggies
  • Items should be grouped together by size and placed in a baggie with the tag inside
  • The 20 piece limit for infant sizes does not apply to the items accepted in baggies

Shoes

  • Shoes are limited to 7 pair
  • Slippers, sports shoes, dance shoes and skates are NOT included in this limit
  • Shoes are to be connected together with a zip tie or large safety pin
  • Tags should be connected to the top of the shoes with a safety pin or zip tie

Sheets, Blankets, Towels and Linens

  • These items must be kid-sized or kid-themed
  • Items may be placed in a baggie, a bedding bag or bundled with ribbon or string
  • Tags should be attached with a zip tie or safety pin
  • We do NOT accept crib sets or bumper pads, bedding sets, multi-layered blankets, bedspreads or sleeping bags

Baby Equipment

  • Owner’s manuals or instructions should be included if you have them
  • All equipment must be assembled by the consignor at drop-off
  • Tags should be attached with a zip tie, a safety pin or clear packing tape
  • A special note on car seats:
    ✓ Car seats may not be sold if they have been involved in any accidents
    ✓ The original manufacturer sticker must be attached
    ✓ We will only accept car seats that have one year or more until expiration
    ✓ A Car Seat Attachment must be included with your consigned item

Large Toys and Ride-on Toys

  • Owner’s manuals or instructions should be included if you have them
  • Items should be hosed down and scrubbed clean
  • All items must be assembled by the consignor at drop-off
  • For items with smaller parts (i.e. kitchen & accessories), the small items should be placed in a baggie and zip tied or taped to the larger item
  • Tags should be attached with a zip tie, a safety pin or clear packing tape

Toys

  • Owner’s manuals or instructions should be included if you have them
  • All toys should be scrubbed clean
  • Any toys requiring batteries to operate must have working batteries in them
  • For items with smaller parts (i.e. playhouse & people), the small items should be placed in a baggie and zip tied or taped to the larger item
  • Tags should be attached with a zip tie, a safety pin or clear packing tape

Puzzles and Games

  • Playing instructions and all pieces must be included
  • Puzzle and game boxes MUST be taped shut or placed in a baggie so pieces are not lost
  • Loose pieces to games should be placed in a baggie and secured to the item
  • Board puzzles are best placed in a large baggie or wrapped in plastic wrap
  • Painters tape may also be used for keeping these items together or attaching the tags; masking, scotch and packing tape are NOT recommended
  • All video game discs or cartridges should be placed in a baggie with the tag inside

Books

  • Books must have all pages intact, and all coloring, sticker and activity books must be unused
  • Books should be grouped by genre or reading level and placed in a baggie with the tag inside
  • Painters tape may be used for attaching the tags
  • Do NOT rubber band or tie the books together as they can become easily separated

DVDs and CDs

  • DVDs and CDs should be in their original cases with the tags attached with tape
  • DVDs and CDs should be free from scratches that affect their play
  • If bundling DVDs or CDs, place in a baggie with the tag inside
  • We do NOT accept VCR tapes

Authentic Ladies Designer Handbags and Purses

  • We accept only authentic designer name handbags, purses and wristlets
  • Proof of authenticity should be included inside the bag
  • Tags should be connected to the bag with a zip tie or large safety pin

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Pricing Your Items

Our pricing structure begins at $2.00 and goes up in $1.00 increments. If you feel that an item you want to sell is not worth a $2.00 price, then consider bundling it with other like items to achieve the $2.00 value.

Pricing your items well is the key to your success. A good rule of thumb for pricing is 15-40% of retail prices, taking into account brand name and item condition when deciding which end of the scale to use. Merchandise in high demand can sometimes fetch a price of 50% of retail. If you are having any problems pricing an item, please feel free to contact us via email with the item description and we can recommend a good price point to you. Sending us a picture of the item is helpful.

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Discounting Your Items

On Saturday, our consignors have the option to sell their items at a discount of 50% off. This is done by selecting “Yes” in the discount field when your items are entered. The consignor chooses item-by-item which ones they are willing to sell at the discounted price.

On Saturday only, any item presented for purchase at the registers that reads “Discount: YES” will be sold at 50% off. Any item that reads “Discount: NO” will be sold for full price.

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Donating Your Unsold Items

At the close of our sale, we collect any unsold items that consignors no longer wish to take home, and donate them to a local charity. Our consignors have the option of donating their items at the end of the sale. This is done by selecting “Yes” in the donate field when your items are entered. The consignor chooses item-by-item which ones they are willing to donate to charity.

As a help in recognizing donated items at the end of the sale, please highlight the donate field in yellow for all tags that read “Donate: YES”. This is best done after the tags are printed and before they are cut apart. DO NOT highlight the discount field!

Please consider discounting any items that you plan to donate so they have a chance to sell at 50% off on Saturday. After all, selling an item for half price is better than not selling it at all.

To aid in tax return preparation, a donated item report may be generated from the inventory system after the sale is reconciled and unlocked. Instructions for running this report will be sent out at the conclusion of the sale. It is recommended that this report be run as soon as the instructions are sent.

We proudly support the following local charity with our donations: Operation Wildcat.

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Inventory Drop-off & Pick-up

Inventory Drop-off
Consignor inventory drop-off takes place on the Wednesday of our sale week. In order to keep our consignor drop-off running smoothly, all consignors are REQUIRED to schedule an appointment. The drop-off schedule is open at the same time that registration is open and we encourage you to select your appointment as soon as possible, especially if you have limited availability. This can be done by logging in to your account and selecting “Check-in” from the Home Page.

Drop-off appointments are scheduled according to how many items each consignor is bringing to sell. Please pay close attention that you select the correct appointment type.

  • If you have between 15 and 100 tagged items to drop-off, please select an appointment that is blank in the priority column
  • If you have between 101 and 200 tagged items to drop-off, please select an appointment that reads “Medium” in the priority column
  • If you have between 201 and 300 tagged items to drop-off, please select an appointment that reads “High” in the priority column

Due to space and time constraints, PLEASE have all items prepared and organized prior to arrival. All items should be hung or packaged according to the tagging guidelines. Clothing should be sorted by gender and size, and all other items sorted by type. Any consignor who arrives with their clothing items hung incorrectly or without their tags attached will not be permitted to continue with their drop-off appointment until these tasks have been completed.

As you arrive, a “quality check” of your items will be done by our volunteers to ensure they are in good condition, properly prepared and tagged. Please don’t be offended if we turn down a few of your items. We just want to make sure we have the best merchandise for our shoppers!

Items sell best when they are assembled on the sales floor. If you bring an item to the sale that is not assembled, such as a toddler bed or crib, please come with the tools to put it together. We also ask that you set-up large other large items at drop-off, like bassinets and playpens.

According to the PA Bedding and Upholstery Law, all items accepted for sale that are multi-layered or filled MUST be disinfected and re-tagged prior to being displayed. Failure to comply with this law may result in fines, so we take it very seriously. If an item or part of an item you are consigning has or had a bedding tag attached to it (the long ones that read “UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER”), we must disinfect and re-tag it with one of our yellow re-sale tags before it can be offered for sale. Any item that needs to be sprayed must be placed in the area that these items are being collected. All items will be inspected and sprayed by our volunteers before being placed on the sales floor. If an item is not sprayed and we are fined as a result, we will pass the fine along to the consignor who tagged it.

We will have a limited number of batteries on hand to replace in items needing them. Please note that if we do add batteries to an item that needs them, you will be charged for the batteries. Our current price per battery is as follows: size AA & AAA are $1, size C are $2, size D are $3 and 9 volt are $4 (prices are subject to change without notice, but will be noted in our drop-off email). Please do not rely on us to replace your batteries.

If you cannot bring all of your items over in a single trip, please email us so we can work out a game plan that will not disrupt the drop-off process.

Unsold Inventory Pick-up
When you arrive for pick-up (please refer to our consignor timeline for exact times), all unsold items that were not donated will be sorted in to piles by consignor number. Please give your consignor number to the volunteer manning the door who will direct you to your pile. It is best to bring in a few tubs or boxes to load your unsold items back in to for easy transport back to your car.

All items not picked up during the designated pick-up time WILL BE DONATED unless prior arrangements were made!

As you leave please check the lost and found table at the ballroom entrance for any items that became separated from their tags over the course of the sale that may belong to you. Any unclaimed lost and found items will be donated at the end of the evening.

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Tracking Sold Items & Receiving Payment

Tracking Sold Items
By using our online tagging system, consignors can track items that have been sold at the end of each day of the sale. An email will be sent out to consignors each evening when the report is ready for viewing. This can be done by logging in to your account and selecting “View Settlement” from the Home Page. Please note, items will not appear as sold in the consignor’s inventory listing until the sale is closed and reconciled.

Receiving Payment
As a consignor, you will receive 70% of the selling price for your items. If you volunteered and elected to have your registration fee returned in your check, that amount will be added on manually when checks are printed. Checks will be cut and mailed to the consignor address on file within 14 business days of the close of the sale.

Please note, there will be a $25 stop payment fee deducted from a consignor’s total if a check is lost by the consignor and needs to be re-issued.

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Consignor F.A.Q.

Q: How do I update my contact information or password?
A: Updating this information can be done by logging in to your account and selecting “My Account” from the top of the page. In the screens that follow you can update your address, phone number(s) and email and change your password if necessary.

Q: What does the registration fee cover?
A: Our registration fees helps to cover the various start-up costs for each sale, such as the facility rental, advertising, insurance, software updates and supplies purchased.

Q: I am registered as a volunteer and have decided to also consign, what do I need to do?
A: Please send us an email and we will convert your registration to a seller so that you can pay your registration fee and begin tagging.

Q: Can I use a tagging gun to attach my tags?
A: We do not encourage the use of tagging guns as we find the barbs are quite difficult to manage in the racks. Tags attached with tagging guns are usually harder to find then those pinned in the correct location on every other piece of clothing on the racks.

Q: Why do you ask for wire hangers to be used?
A: We find that wire hangers fit better and slide more smoothly on our clothing racks. Wire hangers also allow you to pin your items to your hangers.

Q: Where can I find wire hangers?
A: These can be found online, at a dry cleaner, a dollar store, or a super store or by asking family members to save them for you.

Q: Can I sell my item that was part of a recall if I applied a manufacturer fix to it?
A: If there is a manufacturer fix that can be applied to a recalled item to allow it to be sold, that fix must be well-documented and proof of the fix (i.e. instructions and the packing slip) MUST be attached to the item.

Q: What sizes count in the infant size limit of 20 hangers per gender?
A: All sizes including 0-3 months, 3 months, 3-6 months, 0-6 months, 6 months, 6-9 months, 9 months, 0-12 months, and 12 months.

Q: Can I share my consignor shopping pass if I will not be using it?
A: Yes, please share the shopping pass with a friend or family member who you think might enjoy it!

Q: Can someone else pick up my unsold items?
A: Yes, if you are unable to pick-up your unsold items up during the designated pick-up time you may have a friend or family member pick them up on your behalf. Please refer to our consignor timeline for the exact pick-up time.

Q: Why was I logged out of online tagging?
A: 
Each night at approximately 12 midnight, the My Consignment Manager database is taken down for routine maintenance. Daily maintenance typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Occasionally throughout the year, the site is taken down for maintenance and upgrades for longer periods of time. Usually those times are planned for in advance and normally in the early morning hours when most consignors are not accessing the system. In our sale season when we are made aware of downtime in advance, we will notify all users ahead of time. If you try logging in and encounter a message regarding site maintenance, please try back again in about 30 minutes.

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