Once Upon a Child

We buy and sell gently used clothes, toys, & equipment

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Fredericksburg, Va

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We are looking for friendly, hardworking part time employees!! 
Stop in today for an application or go to www.ouac.com and print one out!!


*Military Tuesdays!!

Shop on Tuesdays and show us your Military ID and receive 10% off your  purchase of gently used items.

*Discount is not valid in conjunction with any extra percent-off discounts or prior purchases and may not be used for the purchase of gift cards or new merchandise.


10 for $10

All day every day!!!

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At check out bring in your own bag or just don't take one, and we will give you an extra stamp!!


Who We Are

At Once Upon A Child we buy gently used items from our customers. We buy all seasons every day! Unlike a consignment store, we pay cash on the spot for items we accept. We are the nation's leading buyer and seller of name brand, new and gently used kids stuff. Why pay outrageous prices for brand name clothes and toys? 

Simply gather up your gently used kids stuff including: clothing, playards, toddler beds, changing tables, strollers, highchairs, and toys and bring them to us for $$$ on the spot for all items accepted.


How We Buy

Clothes. When selling to us, items should be brought in a box, tote, or basket -- no plastic bags, please, as this type of container tends to wrinkle clothes and is harder for us to handle.  Clothes should be free of stains, odors, excessive wear, safety pins, and contain no yard sale price stickers.  They must be in good condition, of current style, freshly laundered, and neatly folded (please, no hangers).


Due to overstock, we will be extremely selective when buying gently used clothes that are sizes newborn to 24 months.  We look for clothes that are in excellent condition, free of stains, odors, and wearing -- we will only buy these items if they are like new For clothes with multiple pieces, we look for their matching 2 or 3 pieces and dresses with their diaper covers. 


Toys and Equipment. Toys need to include all pieces, and all furniture & equipment need to include their original parts. These items must be assembled in the store to verify all parts are present.  We reserve the right to turn away items that do not meet these conditions.  When deciding to bring in and sell large furniture, equipment, and toys be sure to check out the consumer Product Safety Commission's website at www.cpsc.gov to see if any items are on recall.  We will always check items that are brought in and we do not purchase items that have been recalled. Special Note: To comply with regulations, we will only purchase gently used cribs that have a manufacturer's date of June 28, 2011 or later.




The items we are currently seeking are:

    - Spring Coats

    -Pre School Sizes 4-6x Boys and Girls
    - Sleepwear
Playards, High Chairs, swings and jump ups

    - Youth sizes 8-16/18

    -Sneakers, boots and sandals

Please be considerate to other customers regarding the number of items you bring in to sell.  Although we try to work as quickly as possible, the more you try to sell at once, the longer it may take us to sort through your items.  We do reserve the right to prioritize and work first on smaller buys and / or customers with large equipment so that we keep accumulation and clutter to a minimum.  We prefer buys that consist of 50 items or less.   

For more information, click on the link to "How It Works." You may also call us at 540-548-1831 to learn more about what and how we buy.  We look forward to seeing you...our deals will be waiting for you!




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