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Now Buying Gently Used Kids' Stuff

We are now buying gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted! Help us stock up so we can celebrate our Grand Opening!

Once Upon A Child in Universal City: Where We Buy and Sell Brand Name Gently Used Kids' Stuff!

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Grand Opening Date is Set!


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135 Athenian Dr

Universal City, TX 78148

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Come and check out our new location - at Pat Booker and Athenian Drive facing Mega Furniture and across the street from the UC Dog Park.  We are in the blue and white shopping center, same as Tazas Coffee House.  

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Open to Buy = we open our doors to purchase from our customers to stock the store but are unable to sell any items to our customers.

Once the store is filled, then we get to GRAND OPEN for both buying and selling! So the faster you help us fill it, the faster we get to open for YOU!

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Sell to Us!

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 gently used brand name clothes, shoes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.

Selling How To's:

1) Bring items lying flat in a hard sided container with a lid - no hangers or bags will be accepted. 

2) Freshly laundered please. 

3) One container per family limit. 

4) Toys and Baby Gear - all pieces and parts, free of battery corrosion and no stains. 

5) Cribs - manufactured after June 2011, must be assembled at the store.

6) Items we cannot purchase:  car seats, bicycle helmets, undergarments and breast pumps

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, gently used kids’ stuff. Simply gather up your kids’ gently used stuff including: clothing, shoes, playards, changing tables, strollers, highchairs and toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for payment on-the-spot for all items accepted.

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

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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Universal City

135 Athenian Drive
Universal City, TX 78148
210-658-6822 - Map - Hours
Mon09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-05:00 PM
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