Just Between Friends - shop, sell, save, smart!

SELL:

FALL 2014 REGISTRATION is OPEN

Why sell your items with Just Between Friends?

Clean your closets, turn it into cash in your pockets! Average consignor checks over $300!

As a consignor you make 60% of your sales and you set the price of each of the items you put in the sale. Your $10 consignor fee will be taken out of your check. You drop off the items to us and do not have to stay at the sale.  Earn even more money and volunteer 4 hours or more and make make 70% of the items selling price.

JBF has earned a reputation for quality items, which is why we have only the BEST gently used items for shoppers to choose from. Not having to sort through junk means shoppers will buy more and spend more on your incredible things.

Consignors and Volunteers get to shop before the public to find the best deals FIRST! Wednesday September 17, 2014 is presale day!

A free bar coding website. This will allow you a fun, fast & convenient way to price your items and track your sales!

You can put anything and everything that has to do with raising a child in the sale: clothing up to teen(all season), shoes, toys, baby equipment, all household furniture, games...and maternity clothes!

Just Between Friends of West Michigan supports local charities, so if you choose to donate your unsold items they go to use in our local community immediately to help families in need!

If you choose not to donate, all of your items will be sorted and ready for pick up Sunday, September 21, 2014  from 1-3pm.

Click here to sign up to Consign!
 

 Remember once you have a consignor number that is your number for life, you do not need to sign up again.  However, please RSVP for each sale so we know you are coming!

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CONSIGNOR DROP OFF DAYS:
Monday, September 15, 3pm -8pm
Tuesday, September 16 10am -7pm
*please arrive one hour prior to end time
 

AT DROP-OFF YOU CAN EXPECT THE FOLLOWING:
~Check in at the computer
~Bring with you  Consignor Waiver and Self Addressed Envelope.
~Pick up Consignor, Friends & Volunteer Presale Passes
~Have all clothing, shoes and car seats inspected
~Place your items on the sales floor (it is recommended to have your clothes sorted by size and gender in order to make the process go quicker for you)
~If you are bringing large items, we cannot always guarantee that someone will be able to assist you with unloading. If possible, please plan on bringing your own "muscle" for these items.
 

~When you arrive please leave your items in the car and check in at computers first!
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CONSIGNOR PRESALE

*Consignor  Wednesday September 17, 2pm-9pm

*Friends shop from2pm - 9pm.  You will receive one Friends Pass!

*VOLUNTEER and shop even earlier.
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CONSIGNOR PICK UP:
Sunday, September 21 1-3pm

 

If someone other than the original consignor will be picking up the unsold merchandise, it must be noted on the consignor waiver.

AT PICK-UP YOU CAN EXPECT THE FOLLOWING:
~Locate your consignor number on the clothing racks
~Locate you consignor number and waiver on the table tops
~Double check that all your items belong to you
~Check Lost and Found
~Sign your waiver

Pick up Sunday, September 21, Items not picked up by 3:01pm will be donated to the charity partners, In the Image and Pregnency Resource Center.  The donation truck will be loaded at this time and no entrance will be given to anyone who is late. We must vacate the building at our scheduled time and it is not possible for us to take items not picked up home with us.
 

Selling Items In Our Mommy Mart


Acceptable Items:
Dining room sets, bedroom furniture, end tables, coffee tables, chairs, bookcases, armoires, hutches, desks, porch furniture (wicker, rocker, porch swings), bunk beds, twin beds, toddler beds, chest of drawers, cribs and changing tables. PLEASE BRING ONLY YOUR BEST!

Unacceptable Items:
Antique Furniture, sofas, lamps, figurines, dishes, mattress sets (except infant/toddler) luggage and exercise equipment,medicines, unboxed items (need to be new or unused)

ReGifting Items:
We will have a few tables for new items that are specifically related to MOMS. This gives you a terrific chance to re-gift all those wonderful, thoughtful items that have never been used…like that third George Foreman Grill, a knife or stainless steel mixing bowl set, the Bath & Body Gift

Checks will be mailed with in 2 weeks of completion of sale.

~Special Note:  Sales totals reflected on the myjbftag website are an estimate.  Please give us 2 weeks after completion of sale to finalize all sales numbers.

Everything you need to know to get in and out quickly

Want to Sell More

Help us, help you to sell more of your items by telling everyone you know about JBF!  Our sales have grown to mega awesome by friends telling friends about where they can SAVE!

Consignor checks are nice and BIG when you tell at least 10 of your friends about the sale. 

Be sure to learn how you can receive even more with the Refer a Friend Progam

Would you like to receive a stack of postcards to pass out to your workplace, church group, moms groups and more?
Click Here to Sign Up

Dont forget about Mommy Mart

What about Mommy Mart?
Acceptable Items:
Dining room sets, bedroom furniture, end tables, coffee tables, chairs, bookcases, armoires, hutches, desks, porch furniture (wicker, rocker, porch swings), bunk beds, twin beds, toddler beds, chest of drawers, cribs and changing tables. PLEASE BRING ONLY YOUR BEST!

Unacceptable Items:
Antique Furniture, sofas, lamps, figurines, dishes, mattress sets (except infant/toddler) luggage and medicines, un boxed items (needs to be new or unused)

ReGifting Items:
We will have a few tables for new items that are specifically related to MOMS. This gives you a terrific chance to re-gift all those wonderful, thoughtful items that have never been used…like that third George Foreman Grill, a stainless steel mixing bowl set, the Bath & Body Gift Pack in your least favorite fragrance or a no-longer-needed desk organizer. Please bring only "family-friendly" items that are new.

Requirements for an item to be included in Mommy Mart.
All items must be intact and sturdy. Absolutely no breakable items!
We cannot guarantee that we will have volunteers available to help you unload your items, so be sure to bring your own "muscle" to unload and set up your item.
If you have a question about the acceptability of your item for Mommy Mart, we urge you to contact us before the sale and ask us if it will be acceptable. Don't haul your item down to the sale only to have it turned away for unacceptability, just make  send an email ahead of time! sharronballard@jbfsale.com.

Multi-Piece Item Tagging Instructions:

Items with multiple separate pieces, put a tag on EACH piece. Fill out the first tag as normal but include " 1 of X", where X is the number of pieces. On all of the other tags, write your consignor number, the description, and "2 of X", "3 of X" etc.

DO NOT write the PRICE on any tag except the first when you are selling multiple pieces for one price. 

Games, Puzzles, Books for Kids and Mommy, CD's, DVD's (no VHS please),

Sporting Equipment- bats, balls, golf bag, hockey items, skates, cleats etc... ( no knifes or guns)

Clothing Infant  thru teen (limit on teen clothing to 20 pieces for each gender) belts, hats, mittens etc...

Everything baby- bottles, sippy cups, blankets, diapers, diaper pails, booster seats, monitors, potty chairs, carriers etc...

Toys Outdoor, indoor, musical, push, pull etc... (no stuffed animals unless with sound or music)

Remember to tell 10 people about the sale and watch your check grow!
 

How to Tag

Gather Supplies Early!

Print this Tagging Tips Guide

Tagging Supplies:
Hangers
Safety Pins
Cardstock
Tagging Gun (optional)
Ziploc Bags, Saran Wrap, Zipties, Curling Ribbon

Cleaning Supplies:
Soap & Water
Magic Eraser
Febreeze
Downey Wrinkle Releaser
Clorox Wipes

The better your items look and smell the better they will sell! Plus you don't want your items to be turned away at inspection.
Clean up & Ca$h in!.
 

What Sells Best at a JBF Event?

Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!
Resell. Repurpose. Replace. Rejoice!

Click Here for Complete List

SEASONAL ITEMS:  Sizes Infant to Teen & Maternity too!
*teen sizes limited to 20 items per consignor.

Fall / Winter (Think colder weather) ~ Coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, scarves, Halloween costumes, Christmas outfits and items, snow gear (boots, sleds, skiing outfits and items), football gear, camping gear, etc.

Spring/Summer (Think warmer weather) ~ Light transitional outfits (ex: nylon warm-up outfits), Easter outfits and items, rain coats and boots, umbrellas, kites, swim wear, pools and pool toys (fins, goggles, snorkels, diving toys, floaties, etc.), picnic items.
 

HOT SELLERS:
a.k.a. "Oh yeah, I should have sold that!" These items sell like HOT CAKES!!
Any Little Tikes or Step Two toys
bouncy seats
bikes
car seats
gymnastic & dance wear
uniforms (karate, Boy/Girl Scouts, Awana, 4-H, etc.)
monitors
breast pumps
baby carriers & slings
strollers
bassinets
shopping cart covers
books
electronics
beds
bedroom furniture
train tables
ride-on toys
large outside play sets
bunk beds
changing tables
dressers
high chairs
diaper bags
play pens
rocking horses
easels, on and on...

ALL PREEMIE, CHILDREN'S, MATERNITY & TEEN CLOTHING:
JBF accepts all clothing items that have to do babies and kids. From preemie onesies to teen boy football jerseys. That would include: sleepwear accessories (belts, hats, bows, socks, under garments, etc.) uniforms (school, team, karate, Boy Scouts, etc.) costumes & dress-up holiday outfits (Christmas and Easter)
JBF accepts only current fashions.
Please do not bring items over five years old. All sizes sell well. (Larger and Plus sizes usually sell out.)
 

TOYS, TOYS, TOYS:
Infant / Babies: Rattles, bouncy seats, play gyms, Bumbos, activity mats, mobiles, cloth books, CDs, etc.
Toddlers: Puzzles, board books, learning toys, Duplo, building blocks, dolls, play kitchens, ride-on toys, push toys, walking & pulling toys, train tables, etc.
Kids and Teens: Action figures, educational toys, bikes, Legos, playhouses, outdoor equipment, sports equipment, American Girl, slides, swing sets, game tables (air hockey, ping pong, pool, etc.), arts & crafts, rollerblades and skates, balls, doll houses, board games, Bionicles, Polly Pockets, Hannah Montana items, Hot Wheels, etc.
and Teens: Electronic games: remote control toys, gaming systems (Nintendo, Wii, X-Box, Gameboys, etc.), skateboards, sports equipment, sewing, arts & crafts, etc.
 

BOOKS, VIDEOS, MUSIC & ELECTRONICS:
Books: JBF accepts all books in good condition. Board, cloth, picture, chapter, educational, home school curriculum, etc.
Videos and Music: JBF accepts music and videos that is child appropriate. No R-rated materials. CDs sell much better than cassettes in both music and movies. JBF reserves the right to remove anything deemed inappropriate off the sales floor.
Electronics: Electronics sell like CRAZY! JBF accepts gaming systems, games, iPods, mp3 players, computer software, Gameboys, etc.

If you have items you'd like to sell that are not listed, please send us an email to sharronballard@jbfsale.com

 

Check out our video library with easy-to-follow instructions and tips to make the most money for your items! Various item preparations are covered to take the guesswork out of your tagging.

Questions?
Event Coordinators
Sharron Ballard
SharronBallard@jbfsale.com
616-293-5831

Jennifer Kok
jenniferkok@jbfsale.com
616-821-9623

We’ve got you covered! Sign for VIP tagging. You drop off your items, we tag them,sell them and you get the check. VIP tagging is available to a limited number of consignors each sale. 

Vip taggers earn 50% of their items sold less a $20 consignor fee. 

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