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

How to SELL and MAKE Money:

1.

Register to Consign

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

3.

Drop Off!



...easy and simple!

SELL WITH JBF Plano!

Just a friendly reminder, we are not accepting reviews for missing items via FB or email.  All requests for review must be submitted via google forms by Midnight on OCT 23rd. Thank you!

Missing an item? Please completed this form: https://goo.gl/forms/0pwuT7CFpAbXm8mX2

 

Collin County families earn an average of $200 at each sale and so can YOU!

Here's how:

  1. Gather your items
  2. Prep & Tag your items at home
  3. Drop your items off at the event

The details:

  • Consignors earn 60% on items sold
  • Consignors earn 65-70% as a Team Member
  • Consignor fee to participate is $15

Consignor Fees 

There is a $15 consignor fee, which will be deducted from your check. 

This fee is waived for those who help 12 hours. 

Register to be a Consignor today!

 

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO SELL?
Use the 4 C’s rule to know what sells best at JBF:

  1. Clean — The newer it looks and smells, the better it sells.  Wash and clean clothes, shoes, equipment, and toys.
  2. Current — Sell warm weather clothing and shoes at our Spring event, and cold weather clothing at our Fall event. Exceptions are bathing suits and boys shorts.  Current styles and fashion are sought after.
  3. Complete — Toys, games, and puzzles must be sold as a complete set. If a key piece is missing then search eBay or Amazon for the piece before selling it at JBF.  Incomplete items cannot be sold at JBF.
  4. Compliant — All items you sell should comply to current safety guidelines. This is especially pertinent to car seats, cribs, baby equipment and toys. Learn about Recalls & Safety Standards HERE.

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Be a part of your JBF Community and make YOUR JBF event great!

Join other smart & savvy team members who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges and higher check amounts. We LOVE our JBF Team!

Team Registration opens closer to the sale date--watch for the FB announcement!
 

JBF TEAM PERKS:

4-Hour Work Credit

• earned by working a 4-hour shift during the sale

• earn 65% on sold items

• shop EARLY at Friday’s Presale at 1:00pm

• Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Presale at 4:00pm

8-Hour Work Credit

• earned by working two 4-hour shifts during the sale OR one of the Inspection or Sorting shifts.  These shifts are more work so they get you more credit!

• earn 70% on sold items

• shop EARLIER at Friday’s Presale at 12:00pm

• Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Presale at 4:00pm

12-Hour Work Credit

• earned by working three 4-hour shifts during the sale OR one of the Set-Up or Breakdown shifts.  These shifts are more work so they get you more credit!

• earn 70% on sold items

• waived consignor fee of $15 if you work two shifts at the sale.  One of the shifts must be either a  Set-Up, Inspection, Sorting or Breakdown shift to qualify

• shop EARLIEST at Friday’s Presale at 11:00am

• Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Presale at 4:00pm

ADDITIONAL SORT/BREAKDOWN SHIFT PERK

• Shop 75% off donate items 1 hour prior to or anytime after your sort or breakdown shift!!

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DROP OFF

Thursday, TBD 3p-8p or Friday, TBD 9a-10a by appointment only

Please drop off thru the front door.  If needed, there is a loading dock in the back.

3p-5p, Last Names of A-L
5p-8p, Last Names of M-Z
• If you cannot come within those times, just come whenever it works best for you!  Plan on at least an hour to unload, check-in, and put your items on the floor.

1. Bring your items tagged, prepped (see info below), and sorted by type & size.

2. Please complete a Consignor Agreement online here: https://goo.gl/forms/eG2d0qXpXuNIwYd23 and bring a signed Car Seat Checklist/Crib Waiver (if applicable).

3. A friendly JBF Team Member will greet you and give you further instructions. You will place all items where they belong on the sales floor, so 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.

PICK UP

Pick up for all Consignors Monday, TBD 7-9p

Our JBF Team will work hard to make sure all of your items are fully sorted to your individual consignor number by the posted pick up time, but if we run a little behind, feel free to jump in and help!

At 9:01p remaining items are donated to charity. Sorry, no exceptions!

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Clothing: Infant, Children, Junior, & Maternity

We sell children's clothing Premie through size 20 (limit 10 girl's junior size items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit of 15 best maternity clothing items per consignor).

Our Fall Sale is primarily fall & winter clothing (what your child would wear in Jan/Feb), with the exception of bathing suits and boys shorts.

Be picky! Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted. 

Any items that look overworn or out of date will be rejected at inspection as they simply will not sell.

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 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 - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).

Hang Premie thru size 7 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 8-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers.

Clothing falling off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Make sure you check to see if your item will stay on the hanger; if not, safety pin it!

Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers as they throw away hangers daily! The Dollar stores, Walmart, Target, and Amazon sell child-size plastic tube hangers at great prices. 

Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can.

All garments should be hung with the hanger hook pointing left (hanger should resemble a question mark when looking at the front of item).

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 safety pin or tagging gun to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide.

Onesies, socks, tights, hats 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 customers know if the items are short-sleeve onesies or long-sleeve onesies.

Price: 

Hanging Clothing - Since you are selling your best items, put outfits/set together to price for at least $3.  Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-24mo outfit. Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter.  

Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together to price for at least $3.00, but okay to price for less (i.e., 6 pair of socks for $1.50).

***PLEASE note the $3 recommendation does not mean mark a $1 item up to $3.  Items under $3, typically are not JBF quality and do not sell well at JBF sales. Use good judgement and think about what you would be willing to pay for your item when pricing.

Tagging:

Clothing on Hangers                                                       Attach tag with a safety pin to the or upper right front of item, or if using a tagging gun, through the seam or label of shirt.

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.

(link to tagging video)

Hot Items to Sell

These items ALWAYS sell well at JBF!

1. Strollers & Carseats

2. Pack-n-plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy Seats

3. Cribs & Toddler Beds

4. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys

5. Baby Monitors 

6. Toys & Sporting Goods

7. Books, DVDs, Games & Video Games

8. Clothing (baby, toddler, school age, teen & maternity)

9. Shoes

10. Infant Care Items

Books, Games, DVDs, etc.

Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale. 

Please only bring kids’, 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.  Video games will be in a locked cabinet near checkout to prevent theft.

Price:  Prices can range from $1.00 to $50 in this category, depending on the item. Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale.

If you would like a high-priced item placed in the High Value Cabinet near Checkout, please see a volunteer during Drop Off.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Painter's tape also works, just do not cover tag information.  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 double sided tape.


Hole-punch JBF tag and tie with string or ribbon to sets of books.

Link to tagging videos below!

 

For those who want the BEST that Just Between Friends has to offer here are three ways to get involved;

  • SHOPPERS purchase items at GINORMOUS savings often 50-90% off retail!
  • CONSIGNORS sell their items to earn money and they get to shop early.
  • TEAM MEMBERS earn more on the items they sell and they shop extra early!

All you need to do is register for your local sales event.  Locally owned by families like you!  CLICK Here to Register NOW!

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls (link) before consigning.

Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly

Please test to make sure toys and equipment are working properly.

Battery operated toys MUST include working batteries.  Shoppers simply won't buy a toy if it doesn't turn on.

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.

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

Link to tagging videos below!

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011; please bring Crib Waiver (link) for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls (link), must have all parts, and be in good condition.

Children's furniture:
Beds (toddler, twin), desks, side tables, dressers, etc. 

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, zip-ties, or string 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, for shoppers to test items without having to plug it in.  This includes swings.

Please bring a Car Seat Checklist (link) for all car seats, booster seats, and car seat base or infant carrier.

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.

See tagging videos below!

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more.

Please check for safety recalls (link) on all items you consign.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging 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.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. 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 videos below!

Bedding & Textiles

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin 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 packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut (bedding set prices vary widely and securing tags inside bags prevents tag switching).

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.

See tagging videos below!

Bags & Baby Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, and purses are great consignment items. Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled (link), stained, damaged or are missing pieces. 

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger. If you would like to place high-priced items (over $20) in our High Value Cabinet near Checkout, please see a volunteer at Drop Off for assistance.

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

Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with ribbon or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description.

See tagging videos 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).

Please limit your shoes to your 5 best girls and 5 best boys (unless you have new/almost new shoes, which are always unlimited)

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. 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).

Your goal, and ours, is to keep the shoes together with each other and the price tag.

Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $3.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter or 50-75% off of retail for expensive brands.

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, put the tag inside the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape.

Mommy Mart

Many JBF Sales have a Mommy Mart to sell a variety of household items. 

JBF Plano, however limits our sale to JUST children's/maternity items only.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Unacceptable Items

Clothing or shoes priced under $3.00.  Please combine items on the same hanger to equal that value.

Toys that do not work or that do not have working batteries.

Any item not meeting the above guidelines; think like a shopper--clean well and price well!

VHS tapes we no longer sell.

Adult content DVD's or books--children's items only.

 

Restrictions

We ask  you stay seasonal at the Plano sale!  For the Fall Sale, we are looking for items you would put your children in during the months of December and January.  Sometimes that includes short sleeves here in this warm state, but please choose wintery fabrics--save the linen, sleeveless, seersucker, etc. for the spring sale. Additionally, we do make an exception for bathing suits and boys shorts.

Please bring no more than your 12 best maternity clothing items

No more than 12 junior size clothing items 

Limit of 3 stuffed animals per consignor, and they need to be a name brand like Gund, Disney, etc

Limit of 5 boys shoes and 5 girls shoes per consignor (unless you happen to have a lot of new ones!)

No mommy mart, only items related to children

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HOW TO SHOP EARLY

Would you like to shop even earlier than the first day of the sale?  Here's how you can!

• You can CONSIGN
It’s probably easier than you think. You sign up, you prepare your items, and then you drop them off at the sale! And the bonus? YOU SHOP EARLY!

• You can be a JBF TEAM MEMBER
Our JBF Team Members are the heart of our sales events. They do all kinds of wonderful tasks such as set up, sales floor organizing, check out and break down. And the more you help, the EARLIER YOU SHOP!

• Be a VENDOR/SPONSOR
Partner with JBF Plano to promote your business.  We are always open to partnering with local, family friendly businesses.  And the bonus? YOU SHOP EARLY!

• Are you a JBF Plano VIP                                                                                            JBF Plano VIPs include: First Time Parents, Grandparents, or Adoptive/Foster Parents, as well as Teachers, First Responders, and Military! If you qualify, please register as a VIP and you will be on the list for the VIP Presale. Presale passes get emailed to you the morning of the Presale.

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JBF TEAM MEMBER TASKS

We believe everyone has certain tasks they enjoy better than others--and if you enjoy it, you usually do it well!

Here are the different shift explanations, so you can see what tasks are involved and make an educated decision as to when you would like to help with the most.

Set-Up and Breakdown
These are the physical shifts and hubbies are gladly encouraged to work so you can shop! But women are also really amazing on this.  You either unload the truck to set the sale up, which involves lifting, carrying, setting up racks, putting signs up and basically getting the sale floor ready for items.  Breakdown is the reverse of the set-up process. Both shifts are for those who like to move, work hard, and don't mind a little sweat! These are Extra Credit shifts and your 4-hour shift is worth a 12-hour Presale Pass! ***Extra bonus, Breakdown shift will get 75% off donate items.***

Inspection
This is the shift during Consignors drop-off time. As an inspector, you go through items to make sure they are the high-quality JBF is looking for.  This shift is good for a detail oriented person.  We will train you when you arrive but you can look through the Consignor Information page to see what we ask the consignors to be careful on. This is a Double Credit shift and your 4-hour shift is worth an 8-hour Presale Pass!

Shifts during Shopping Hours
These shifts require flexibility to do several things, including such things as: straightening and organizing the sales floor, greeting shoppers at the door or checking receipts on the way out, running or assisting at the registers, manning the Hold Area, or a mix of all of those!  We just ask you come prepared to be flexible and friendly, we will find you your spot!

Sorting
This is the work done as soon as the sale ends. All of the remaining items get sorted back into individual numbers to return to consignors or donate to our charity.  It is quite a task! But our method has everyone working together towards the common goal and it's just a matter of organizing it all.  This is a Double Credit shift and your 4-hour shift is worth an 8-hour Presale Pass!

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Unique to JBF Plano

JBF Plano does not have a Mommy Mart area, so please consign only items pertaining to children.

We have limits on select items:  Maternity clothing, your best 15; Shoes, your 5 best pairs for girls and 5 best pairs for boys; Stuffed animals, limit of 5 and they must be nearly new and  name brand, like Gund, Disney, etc.

You do not need a PreSale Pass if you are a Team Member.  JBF Team Members are highly valued and we try to make it as easy as possible on you! You will sign in when you come to shop at your appropriate time.  And please feel free to bring your children to shop with you at the presale.  Anything for our fabulous JBF Team Members!

 

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Want to earn more and shop earlier?

Contact

 

 

We are two college friends who became mommies

We graduated from Cal State Fullerton and relocated from California.  Ally lives in Littleton, CO and Amanda is your local contact in the DFW area.  We both have one child each.  Ally has a kind and darling daughter, Rachel.  Amanda has a charming son, Roosevelt.  We are equally excited to be able to offer JBF Sales Events to the Plano/Richardson area!

Your friendly JBF Owners, Amanda and Ally

plano@jbfsale.com
469 701-1099