Used Curriculum Exchange
Get ready for the 2016 CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange (UCE) at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center, July 7-9!
Get great deals on used curriculum. Thousands of used books, textbooks, teaching aids, and other homeschooling items will be available at the annual UCE. 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, but we make every effort to ensure everyone does make it in. Please understand, because of fire safety regulations we cannot allow everyone in at once. Tickets are not needed Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are assigned first come, first served, so the earlier you pre-register the lower your ticket number. Request a ticket during the pre-registration process. If you pre-register, you will receive your ticket with your Convention materials when you check in at the pre-registration booth.
If you register at the Convention, you may obtain a ticket at the Information booth after you have registered.
• 5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday evening: CHEA Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members only, during the Exhibit Hall Preview.
• 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday for CHEA Members only: (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.
• 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday for all Convention attendees: UCE sellers attending Friday only may retrieve unsold items and checks from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday for all Convention attendees (note abbreviated hours): 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.
We began accepting sellers on March 1, and will continue through July 3, 2016.
How do I sign up? To sign up or if you have any questions, please send your name, address, phone number, and number of items you will be selling to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer your questions and send you information by e-mail on preparing your items for sale using the tag template we send you or index cards. Update: The UCE is almost full, so we will be limiting the number of items that can be brought for those who haven't signed up but are still hoping to participate. Contact Dianne at email@example.com for more information.
On Wednesday, July 6 between 5:00-7:00 p.m. or Thursday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., drop your books off at the Pasadena Convention Center. 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 3, 2016. We have a lot of paperwork to get in order. The UCE has filled up before, though, so don't wait until the last minute.
What may I sell?
You can 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.