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How to Sell and Make $$$?

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Register to Consign

Sign up now for your FREE JBF Account.  With your account you can sell at any JBF Sale across the country and use the same tags!  You can choose to sell your items and become a JBF BFF by helping out at the sale.  By helping out, you earn a higher percentage on your sold items and you get to shop earlier too!

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather all of your items to sell, prep them and use our FREE on-line tagging site to make your price tags.  You set all of your own prices.  We are here to help you with the tools, resources and motivation for seller success.  We have tons of helpful videos to watch, Facebook parties and I am always here to answer your questions!

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Drop Off!

Bring all of your items tagged and ready to go to the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park.  Drop off is Thursday, September 13th from Noon - 9:00 p.m.  Within 14 days your check will electronically be sent to your inbox!



Now you are on your way to less clutter & cash in your pocket!

CA$H IN!

JBF West County Consignors earned an average of over $200 at our Spring 2018 sale and you can TOO!

  • Consignors earn 60% on their sold items.
  • Consignors who help out at the event earn 70% on their sold items.
  • A Consignor Fee of $11 is deducted from your check, no upfront fees to participate.
  • There is NO LIMIT on the number of items you can sell.
  • Sign up Today and get started earning $$$!

JBF recommends you have at least 20 items to consign.


NO TIME TO TAG?

NO PROBLEM!  See our Valet Tagging Service information at the bottom of the page.

 


 

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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Helping at the Sale is the #1 way to increase your sale earnings, plus you get to shop early.

The JBF West County team is made up of AWESOME mom & dad's like you!  Join our other smart and savvy BFF's and make our event the BEST.  A minimum of 4 hours is required to volunteer.  Our BFF's are the best and help to make our sale a HUGE success.

BFF Perks:

  • Earn 70% on your sold items.
  • Shop early before anyone else.  The more you help the earlier you shop.
  • Have fun meeting all of the fun and terrific members of our JBF Community!

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DROP OFF

Thursday, September 13th  I  12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Drop off starts at 12:00 p.m on September 13th and is open until 9:00 pm.  Please arrive no later than 8:00 to ensure you have enough time to check in and place your items on the floor.


1. Bring your items tagged, prepped (see info below), and sorted by type & size.  Your clothes and shoes will be inspected before you put them out on the floor.


2. Bring your signed Car Seat Checklist, and Crib Waiver (if applicable).


3. A friendly JBF Volunteer will greet you and give you further instructions. After clothing and shoe inspection, you will place all items where they belong on the sales floor.  Please plan to allow 30-90 minutes for this process depending on how many items you are selling.


4. Drop off will close promptly at the posted times.

Express Drop Off:  If you’re in a hurry, we can handle drop off for you!  You simply pull up, we help unload your vehicle and we do the rest.  The cost for this service is $10 for 1-100 items, $15 for 101-200 items and $20 for over 200 items.  Schedule your Express Drop Off appointment with Dana here.

PICK UP

Sunday, September 16th  I  7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

You have a choice to donate your unsold items to our charity partner or you may come to pick them up at the end of the sale.  We sort all of the unsold items by Consignor #, so it is easy to find your items at pick up.

Upon arrival, one of our helpful volunteers will escort you to your items.  Once your items are gathered, you may sign out and be on your way!

Last Name A-L: 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Last Name M-Z: 8:01 pm - 8:30 pm

Donations to Charity pick up: 8:45 pm

Nothing will be held for pick up another time.  It goes to our charity, Helping Hand Me Downs, at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

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INFANT TO SIZE 20 CLOTHING

We sell children's clothing Premie/Newborn through size 20 (limit 10 girl's junior size items) Maternity clothing and Nursing Items are also accepted. 

Our Fall/Winter Sale takes winter clothing only (what your child would wear between September-March). Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted.

Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop off. This will ensure that there are no defects in the clothing. The newer the item looks (and the better it smells), the better it will sell.


Package & Hang:  Hangers - We accept clothing on plastic hangers, no wire hangers.  Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).  Hang size 0-5 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 6-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well.  Sometimes retail stores will give away free hangers.  WalMart & Target sell child-size plastic tube hangers 10 for $1 and Goodwill sells them for half of that!  Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. Safety pin or use a tagging gun to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.  Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use your tagging gun or safety pins to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide. Socks, tights, undergarments and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well so that customers know what they are looking at.


Price:  Remember, Price your items to sell!  Of course we want you to make the most you can, but if it is over-priced no one is going to buy it either.  Simply ask yourself, "If I found this, what price would make me buy this item?"


Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or upper right front of pants. Insert the gun in a label or inside seam NOT through part of the clothing (to avoid making a hole or tear in the clothing). Also, pull on the tag to make sure it is properly secured and will not come off easily. Please make sure consignor tags are pulled out of the clothing so they are easily visible to the customers. 

Non-Hanging Clothing - Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to onesies, socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories. Be sure to also attach multiple pieces together. Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Please do not tape bags closed - shoppers want to feel and inspect items before purchasing. (See tagging links below.)


 

SHOES

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean!

We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection. Shoes must be current season (Fall = October thru March; Spring = April thru October).


Package: Fasten shoes together with zip ties. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag. PLEASE DO NOT USE BAGS UNLESS THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO TIE THEM TOGETHER.  We prefer no shoe boxes. However, if shoes are in the box, please remove the lid, secure it to the bottom of the box, and secure the shoes to the box (closed boxes do not sell well).


Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $2.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter.


Tag: Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon, string, or zip tie. For infant shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, tape the tag on the outside of the bag. Watch video.

MATERNITY ITEMS

Any season maternity wear is welcome at every sale.  Please make sure they are not torn or too worn and have no underarm stains.

This also includes bra's, belly supports, support hose, etc.

TOYS

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls & accessories, action figures, remote-control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls (click red button below) before consigning.

CLEAN  all toys and baby equipment thoroughly. Your items will sell quicker if they are clean and working.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly.

 

Battery operated toys must include working batteries -This is mandatory.  If your toy comes to the register and it does not work, we will put new batteries in it and charge you $1 per AA or AAA and $2 per each C,D, 9-volt or watch battery.


Package:  Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in self-seal bags and TAPE the bag shut with clear packing tape. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. Items must include ALL working parts.


Price:  Price 50% - 90% off retail. - Price your toys appropriately.  You want them to sell and go to a good home.


Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. 

 

 

INFANT ITEMS

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls below on all items that you consign.


Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packing tape, tagging gun, safety pins or clear self-seal bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers.

Batteries must be included, if applicable.
Items in great condition tend to sell very well.


Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video)

LARGE ITEMS

Car seats, booster seats & car seat bases must be checked for Recalls and have a Car Seat Waiver attached.  Cribs manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011 are accepted with the Crib Checklist attached.

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, strollers, bath seats and baby walkers must have all parts, be clean and in good condition. Children's furniture - beds (toddler, twin), desks, side tables, dressers, etc.  We now accept crib/toddler size mattresses also.  Household furniture - please see Mommy Mart information below.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packing tape, zip-ties, or string/curling ribbon to keep items attached together. If wooden furniture has loose parts, use clear plastic wrap to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale. Batteries must be included, if applicable.


Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.


Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. Watch video.

BEDDING, BLANKETS AND TEXTILES

Bedding sizes:  Bassinet through full size only.

Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; shoppers get very disappointed if they find a stain in a bundled blanket once they get home.


Package:  Put bedding/crib/bedroom sets together in original packaging or in giant clear plastic bags. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern. Secure the bag so that items do not get separated. Bundle blankets, cloths, and towels with ribbon or string like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated).


Price:  Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Try to price 75% - 90% off retail.


Tag:  If bedding is in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packing tape to the outside of the bag. 

If bedding/blankets are bundled with string, attach tag directly to blanket and tuck it under the ribbon/string so that it does not easily get pulled off when shifting around during the sale.

BOOKS, GAMES, DVD/MOVIES, ARTS AND CRAFTS

Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets and DVD's are great items for resale.  Please only bring kid's, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books.  Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  (No "adult" content please.)  Check items to ensure they are in great condition.


Package:  Use clear, self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string. Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale. 


Price:  Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale.


Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Tape tag to the outside cover of glossy books and to the inside cover of books that will easily tear when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

FURNITURE

Infant, young child and toddler furniture are welcome.  A new change is that we can now sell mattresses!  If you are selling a bed or crib, you may sell as part of the set or you may sell it separate now.

We accept changing tables, children's chests and dressers, night stands, desks, stools, rocking chairs, etc.

MOMMY MART

Household items that other families will use.  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bins, shelving), furniture (no upholstered items), decor (lamps, wall hangings, no antiques), kitchen items (small appliances, utensils, etc.) and holiday decorations.


Package:  If selling multiple pieces together, be sure that all pieces are secured together.


Price:  Price to sell!  These items are not the primary reason shoppers come to JBF, so price low.


Tag:  Secure the tag to the item to ensure that the tag does not fall off during the sale and so that item is not damaged when the tag is removed after purchase.

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NO TIME TO TAG? WELCOME VALET TAGGING.

Do you have more 'stuff' than you have time?  Consider our Valet Tagging Program.  Let one of our experienced Valet Taggers prep, tag and transport your items to the sale for you! 

Bring your clean, sorted clothes, toys, books, games and other items to the designated Valet Tagger.  The Valet Tagger prepares and tags your items, you have 1 day to approve the tags.  Then the tagger takes them to the sale, puts them on the sales floor AND you still make 45% less a $15 Consignor Fee!!

All pre-sale passes will be held at the door by our greeter. Please read your Valet Waiver carefully; even if you have participated in the program before, it is important to take a moment to re-read this document.

Click here to secure a spot - a tagger will contact you.

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TAGGING TIPS FROM SUCCESSFUL CONSIGNORS

  • Gather needed supplies to tag:  white cardstock, safety pins, hangers, packing tape, zip-loc bags, zip-ties or curling ribbon, tagging gun & barbs
  • Tag big ticket items first, like strollers, high chairs, exersaucers & outdoor equipment (more bang for your buck & they sell FAST).
  • Double check that clothing and shoes are in good condition without stains, holes, scuff marks.  Items should not be too worn.  REMEMBER - stains are not always front and center, look on the back, around the sleeve cuffs, etc.
  • Position your plastic hangers like question marks when looking at the front of the garment and put the price tag on the right side or through the tag.
  • Pre-sort clothing by gender/size before bringing to the sale, this makes drop-off so much easier.  Also, pack up like items together before bringing to the sale - box of shoes, box of bedding items, etc.
  • Join our special Consignor's FB Group to stay in touch and get tips/advice.  You can reach out to other consignors and ask questions.


    Tell a friend - better yet, tell 10! The more you TELL the more you SELL.

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TAGGING SUPPLIES

Tagging is easier when you have all of the supplies at your finger tips.  Chances are, you have most of these items somewhere in your home. Now is the time to gather them up to create your JBF toolbox.

See details to below to purchase a TAGGING GUN. Tagging Guns are totally optional but can save you time, especially if you have lots of clothing.

If you would like a Tagging Gun with Barbs, they are available for $12 plus shipping.  Click here to order.

We will also host supply pick ups the weeks leading up to the sale.  We will release dates at a later time.

 

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Want to shop Even Earlier & Save more?

Contact

Dana Holmes

danaholmes@jbfsale.com
Phone: 314-581-8538

 


 

As a mother of two young children, I know how hard it can be to provide everything that your kids need and everything that they also want.  There are so many directions that your money needs to be stretched, finding savings anywhere that you can is a huge plus!  I have shopped and consigned here for many years before becoming the new owner, I have always loved finding great deals and being able to provide the extras for my children.

At Just Between Friends, you can find it all in one place and neatly organized.  Easier than driving all around town to find the best bargains.  Plus, by shopping at Just Between Friends you are supporting your neighbors and community!