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We Buy Gently Used Kids' Stuff

$aving you time and money

Once Upon A Child Longwood/Altamonte Springs, FL

Once Upon A Child® Altamonte Springs buys and sells gently used kids' clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear for cash on the spot.

We know you want the best for your family: quality, value, and kids' stuff that is safe. Once Upon A Child® Altamonte Springs buys and sells gently used kids' clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear offering you the opportunity to recycle your children's nearly new items and get paid on the spot. You can rest assured that products found in our store meets current safety standards and have not been recalled. Check out what we're looking to buy and turn those items into cash or trade them in for things you need now!

Helpful Hints for how to get the best quote.

Our goal at Once Upon a Child Altamonte Springs is to purchase items that are in like-new condition.
We do not purchase based on brand nor subjectivity. 

Bring items in freshly laundered and laying flat in a laundry basket, box or tote. NO BAGS as they tend to rip.
Also items in a bag tent to wrinkle rather quickly and can create a slight odor after a period of time. These items would not be something that we would accept.

Please remove all pins and hangers as they tend to slow down the sorting process and our goal is to go thru your items as quickly and neatly as possible. Also, please make sure all items are turned right side out (not inside out) as it is also time consuming for reviews.

Put set together by placing pants, shorts, skirts, hats, etc. inside the top.
Or if a long sleeve top, cross arms over the second piece.

We purchase items based on condition so if an item appears to be too worn, faded in color or has small pills in the fabric, we would not purchase the item. Items with stains, rips and tears will also be returned.

All equipment and toys must be fully assembled prior to bringing into the store and in clean working condition preferably with working batteries. On items we choose to purchase, we will return the good batteries to you. For train sets, or large character toys (IE: My Little Pony, Disney Princess, Thomas the Train, etc.), a product listing and/or number is included or a picture of the item fully put together for reference.
This will allow us to review your items in a more timely manner.

Please see the bottom of this page to review the items we currently ARE NOT accepting. Thank you.

Selling to Us

What you need to know about being a Seller to Once Upon a Child


The Once Upon a Child (OUAC) selling process is a same day service. We work on a no appointment necessary, first come-first served basis. Our average wait time is 15 minutes per container. Quoted wait times are estimates only as many uncontrollable factors can affect timing. All items for review must be dropped off by 7pm so that they can be quoted and completed prior to our closing time of 8:00PM. 

Identification is required to receive your quote in store and must match the information provided at drop off. NO QUOTES WILL BE PROVIDED VIA TEXT/EMAIL/PHONE.

It is the customer’s responsibility to return by no later than 7pm the same day to receive the Final CASH QUOTEr. It is then the customer’s decision to accept, all or part, or decline the Final Offer. If the customer does not return before end of business, OUAC has the customer’s permission to issue a store credit for the accepted items and donate all other items not purchased. If you have not heard from the store within a few hours, please call (407-960-7902) and verify that your items have been reviewed. Some phone carriers block our texting program. It is YOUR responsibility to return before end of business that day or else your quote will convert to store credit. 

Per the Seller's Agreement you sign upon dropping off, any unaccepted items left in the store (after store credit is issued) and their containers will be donated to the Sharing Center of Seminole County at the end of business. 

Our team is extensively trained on current youth trends, store demands and current inventory levels. We are always buying but due to this, we buy to these criteria as well as the overall condition. Some items might be in great condition but can be of an older style, to wrinkled for resale or just might not be a style that sells well for our location.

Once a final quote is provided, items can not be reviewed during the time of cash out. You would have to bring them in for a new review and quote.  


Our customers are our best vendors!

You have brought in some beautiful items over the past few years 
and we are happy to say that we are still buying the best quality items based on brand, demand and condition. We are currently buying all seasons that are in like-new to new condition. TO see a full list of our needs CLICK HERE



Items with Safety Recalls
Modified Items
Large Furniture
Large Outdoor Toys

Diaper Bags
Breast Pumps
Baby Albums/Picture Frames
12V Battery Operated Ride-ons

Food Related Items
Safety Items

RECALLED ITEMS - You can check your items at:

 As always, thank you for your business.




Looking for a full or part-time job? 

Why not consider a job at
Once Upon a Child Altamonte Springs?

We are offering flexible schedules and on the job training.

We are currently looking for days, nights and weekends.
If you are available these hours, please 
check out all the details on our Jobs Page.

Please fill out the Job Application form and send it to jobs@OUACAltamonteSprings.com.

At Once Upon A Child, we offer:

Full and part-time Team Member positions available
Flexible schedules that complement your busy life
& a great employee discounts!




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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Altamonte Springs

Gold Standard
1046 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
407-960-7902 - 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-06:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM-05:00 PM
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