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Summer Savings

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Come save with us at ONCE UPON A CHILD Oceanside!

Body Suit Sale! Get 20 for ONLY $10! Sat-Sun July 22-23 ----- *Not valid with any other offer, discount, promotion or previously purchased items. No layaways. Valid only at Once Upon A Child Oceanside, CA. While supplies last.
Bodysuit SALE!
This Weekend: Saturday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 23rd

Get 20 for ONLY $10!

*Not valid with any other offer, discount, promotion or previously purchased items. No layaways. Valid only at Once Upon A Child Oceanside, CA. While supplies last.

DOLLAR DAYS CLEARANCE SALE - All marked clearance items ONLY $1! *While supplies last. Offer not valid in combination with any other offer, discount, promotion or previously purchased clothing. All Clearance sales are final. Offer valid only at Once Upon a Child Oceanside.

DOLLAR DAYS CLEARANCE SALE
All marked clearance items ONLY $1!
*While supplies last. Offer not valid in combination with any other offer, discount, promotion
or previously purchased clothing. All Clearance sales are final. Offer valid
only at Once Upon a Child Oceanside.

Say "Peace Out" to breaking the bank when you shop at Once Upon Child!Say "Peace Out" to breaking the bank when you shop at
Once Upon Child!

With no more homework, there's tons of time to read what you want! Sell us the books they've read and bring home a new adventure.With no more homework, there's tons of time to read what you want!
Sell us the books they've read and bring home a new adventure.

Summer is in full swing and Once Upon A Child can help you and your family with summer activities. Drop off your gently used outdoor activity gear and athletic wear and get paid on the spot for your children's summer fun. While you are here, pick up some sporty new looks and gear for the next sports season!Summer is in full swing and Once Upon A Child can help you and your family with summer activities. Drop off your gently used outdoor activity gear and athletic wear and get paid on the spot for your children's summer fun. While you are here, pick up some sporty new looks and gear for the next sports season!

We buy and sell baby gear and equipment. Come in and see our great selection! If you have gear that is in great condition, bring it in! We’ll give you CASH for all items accepted.We buy and sell baby gear and equipment.
Come in and see our great selection! If you have gear that is in great condition, bring it in! We’ll give you CASH for all items accepted.

Summer's the perfect time to attempt new adventures, build new things - even if they don't go as planned. At Once Upon A Child, we're big fans of starting over. That's why we're happy to pay you cash for your gently-used kids stuff when it's time to start anew with clothes, toys and games!

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TOP 5 MOST WANTED ITEMS:

Shoes

Walkers

High Chairs

Swimwear

DVDs

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10% military discount

We appreciate those who serve our country. 

 Show us your active military ID and receive 10% off your purchase.

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Pick up a Customer Appreciation Card in our store.

Receive a stamp for every $10 spent in the store.

Fill all 20 spaces to receive a 20% off discount.

10% trade in discount

10% trade in discount is good on the amount of gently used items sold to Once Upon A Child Oceanside.

Example: If $20 of gently used items are sold, a trade discount of up to $2 will be given ($20 x 10% = $2)    when using your credit to purchase in store merchandise.

Credit must be during the store visit in which it is given.

Welcome to Once Upon a Child, Oceanside

Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices when clothes are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.

Save yourself the hassle of garage sales and online listings when you can swing into the nation’s leading buyer and seller of name brand, new and gently used kids stuff. Simply gather up your gently used kids stuff including: clothing, playards, toddler beds, changing tables, strollers highchairs, toys and bring them o Once Upon A Child for $$$ on-the-spot for all items accepted.

Because we are buying new and gently used items from our customers all day, every day, our inventory changes, so shop often!

Store Hours:
Mon-Fri    9:30am-8:00pm
Saturday    9:30am-8:00pm
Sunday    10am-5:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

CLOSED:   News Years Day, Easter, Independence Day (4th of July), Thanksgiving, Christmas
SHORTENED HOURS:   Halloween, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve

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We're Available to Purchase Gently Used Items:

               7 Days a Week:  We prefer you bring in your items by 5pm (Mon-Sat),               & 2pm (Sun), but will accept items up until 1 hr before closing. 

No Appointment necessary. We operate on a first come, first serve basis.

Within 2 hours to closing time, it's a good idea to call 760/722-7896
and check how busy we are with buys before visiting.

We will not be buying the following overstocked items today:    Bath Tubs,    Infant Play Mats, Sleepwear, Winter Clothing, single clothing pcs   (infant & toddler sizes), Books


Buy Counter Instructions & Helpful Tips:
 *All Clothing must be Freshly WashedLaid Flat & Neatly Organized in plastic storage bins, containers, laundry baskets or totes (storage containers will be returned to you once buy transaction is complete). No Plastic Bags or cardboard boxes please!   Please place 2 piece outfits together (do not pin them). And, we ask that you please keep clothing items in a separate bin from other items you wish to sell.

*Clothes must be Current in Style
(within the last 3 years) and Rack Ready:    free of stains, rips, pilling, fading, excessive wear, odors and any alterations from orig style. Two piece outfits sell better and are more desirable in toddler/infant sizes.

*We prefer Brand Name Clothing
 like Abercrombie, GAP, Gymboree, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger, and will only accept Target and Walmart store brands if the clothing items are new with tags attached or in excellent condition.

*We accept Shoes as long as they are clean and have no wear in the heels, toes or scuff marks.

*Presentation is everything.
We are more likely to purchase your items if they are clean and organized. 
It will also save you time since we will be able to process your items more quickly.

*We buy
Furniture, Equipment and Toys which are clean, in very good to excellent shape, include all parts, and that meet safety standards.
Recalls are checked Daily.

 *Gently used large items (furniture, swings, strollers, exersaucers, walkers, etc.) being sold to OUAC will be priced according to current market value (i.e. Amazon.com or similar) and not the original purchase price.

*Unfortunately at this time we don't purchase:  cribs (unless new in box), car seats, used travel systems, used bedding, socks, bottles, rattles, dishes, wall art, picture frames, backpacks, stuffed animals, bicycle helmets or baby formula.

We place gently used items immediately on our sales floor after they’re bought -- ALL items submitted to OUAC must be clean, presentable and fully functional.  If not, we may pass. Also, if an item is not resellable (poor condition, overstocked, doesn't sell well: cosleepers/train tables/strollers that retail>$600/car beds, out of season, recalled), then we will pass on it.

*Anything Donated by Customers will be picked up by Activated Ministries in Escondido.

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Once Upon A Child Oceanside

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2401-H Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
760-722-7896 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM-05:00 PM
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