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Convention 2018

Buy and Sell: Used Curriculum Sale


Get ready for the 2018 CHEA Used Curriculum SALE (UCS, formerly UCE) at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center, June 28-30!

Great deals on used curriculum and thousands of used books, teaching aids, and other homeschooling items will be available at the annual UCS. 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.

Link to UCS Seller form to submit.

How to Get In


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, June 28, evening: CHEA Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members only, during the Exhibit Hall Preview.
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday for those registered for the Convention with a ticket. (Ticket required.) "Now serving UCS ticket numbers . . ." Current UCS 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 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 for all Convention attendees: UCS sellers attending Friday only may retrieve unsold items and checks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 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.
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m. Gleaning--leftover materials.

How It Works and How Do I Sign Up?


We will begin accepting sellers on March 1, and will continue through June 22, 2018.

When it is time to sign up, we will have a link right here for you that will direct you to the sign-up page. From that page you will be directed to the information on prepping your items and all things related to the UCS. If you prefer a more personal touch, after March 1 you can send your name, address, phone number, and number of items you will be selling to cheaucs@gmail.com. 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.

On Wednesday, June 27 between 5:00-7:00 p.m. or Thursday, June 28 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 can pick up leftover items and we write you a check for your sales minus the 30% commission, or you can choose to donate your items and we will mail you a check. That's it in a nutshell; further directions are in the information packet that you will receive as you register.

UCS FAQs


What is the UCS?
UCS stands for Used Curriculum Sale. (Same as the Used Curriculum Exchange in prior years, just with a new name). 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 3,000 people in attendance at the convention each year, the CHEA Used Curriculum Sale provides the largest market for used curriculum in California. Best of all, we sell your curriculum for you.

Where are you located?
The UCS 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?
Friday, June 22, 2018 is our final day for submitting items for sale which allows us time to get our paperwork in order. The UCS has filled up before, though, so don't wait until the last minute. If that occurs, we will start a waiting list and hopefully open up a few more spots.

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.

 

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