Used Curriculum Exchange
Get ready for the 2015 CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange (UCE)
at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center, July 16-18!
Get Great Deals on Used Curriculum
Thousands of used books, textbooks, teaching aids, and other homeschooling items will be available at the annual Used Curriculum Exchange. Attendees are admitted by ticket Thursday night, in groups by ticket number (beginning with the lowest numbers). Announcements by the PA system in the Exhibit Hall will let you know when your ticket number is coming up. A ticket does not guarantee entrance Thursday night. Tickets are not needed Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are assigned first come, first served, so the earlier you register the lower your ticket number. Be sure to request your Used Curriculum ticket during the pre-registration process. Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. is open only to CHEA Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members. Check the Convention schedule for the UCE hours of operation. (Note Saturday’s hours are abbreviated.).
- Thursday evening hours: CHEA Platinum, Gold and Silver Members from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. during the Exhibit Hall Preview.
- Thursday evening hours for CHEA Members only: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
(Ticket required.) "Now serving UCE ticket numbers . . ." Current UCE ticket numbers will be announced in the Exhibit Hall so attendees may shop there while waiting for their ticket numbers to be admitted.) Tickets are required only on Thursday evening.
- Friday hours for all Convention attendees: 10:30 a.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Sellers may retrieve unsold items and checks from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday hours for all Convention attendees: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sellers may retrieve their unsold items and checks from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., after all the leftover books have been sorted.
All pre-registered attendees who request one during their pre-registration process will receive a numbered admission ticket with their confirmation materials to shop at the UCE on Thursday night. The earlier you register, the earlier your number. If you register at the Convention, you may obtain a ticket at the Information booth after you have registered. We will make every effort to assure that everyone gets in on Thursday evening. Please understand, because of fire safety regulations we cannot allow everyone in at once.
Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. is open only to CHEA Platinum, Gold and Silver Members. (Note Saturday’s hours are abbreviated.)
We began accepting sellers on March 1, and will continue through July 12, 2015
To sell your used curriculum, please send your name, address, phone number, and number of items you will be selling to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the same information to CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange, 11247 Jurupa Rd., Mira Loma, CA 91752. E-mail is the quickest, easiest option. We will respond and send you information, either by e-mail or regular mail on preparing your items for sale using the tag template we send you or index cards.
On Thursday, July 16, drop your books off at the Pasadena Convention Center between 10:00-3:00. Upon receipt of your books, our volunteers sort them by grade level/type of book. We sell them over the course of the Convention. As they are sold, the tags you have put on are pulled off and sorted by name. We then file all those tags, and at the end of the Convention you pick up leftover books and we write you a check for your sales minus the 30% commission. That's it in a nutshell; further directions are in the information packet that you will receive by e-mail if you choose to participate.
What is the UCE?
UCE stands for Used Curriculum Exchange. It is our desire to serve home educators by providing an opportunity to sell used curriculum on consignment and acquire more at affordable prices. With more than 4,000 people in attendance at the convention each year, the CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange provides the largest market for used curriculum in California. Best of all, we sell your curriculum for you.
Where are you located?
The UCE is in the Conference Center Building-Room 106.
What type of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, or credit card.
What is the last day you will accept sellers?
Sunday, July 12, 2015. We have a lot of paperwork to get in order. The UCE has filled up, though, so don't wait until the last minute.
What can I sell?
Just about anything pertaining to homeschooling, not just curriculum. We do have guidelines in the packet we send you if you choose to participate.
How do I sign up?
After March 1, 2015, send an e-mail to Dianne Padget at email@example.com with your name, address, and approximate number of items you will be selling.