Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series: 10 Tips for Consigning

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I hope the first post in this series piqued your interest in the possibility of consigning at the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale coming up on May 3-5 at the RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome on Neville Island. If you haven’t have a chance to read it yet, check it out here: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series, Part One.

 

10 Tips for Consigning

1. Gather your supplies

Stop at Wal-Mart or a dollar store and pick-up the following: white card stock, multiple packs of child-sized hangers (10 for $1) and 200 safety pins (1”+), ribbon or zip-tie fasteners, multiple sizes of clear self-sealing bags and clear packing tape.

2. Gather your items to sell

Go through every closet, under all beds, dig in the garage, open the Rubbermaid containers and every drawer. Pull out all items that are NOT sellable or have been recalled (check www.cpsc.gov for recall information).  Items with holes, missing pieces, broken zippers, toys that don’t work, etc. should not be included in the sale. Children’s books and videos (CDs and DVDs) are especially hot sellers.  Games and Puzzles are also very popular.  Other popular sellers are gymnastics/dance attire, uniforms, sports equipment and bikes. Be selective with the items you consign – only bring your best.

3. Remember the 3 C’s – Clean, Current & Complete!

Make sure your items are clean.  Bring only current styles, and make sure your items are complete with all pieces, etc.

4. Bring hot sellers

Larger clothing sizes (7 and up) sell very well because there isn’t as much to choose from.  Try to bring at least one “big ticket” item.  Items that always sell are pack-n-plays, strollers, exersaucers, and large Little Tikes toys.

5. Prepare your items

First, set a aside a place in your home for all your quality JBF merchandise. Next, place your clothing items on hangers (be sure the hanger is going the correct direction…when you look at the front of the outfit, the hanger should look like “?”).  Put together outfits (they sell better than single items), and check for little stains.

6. Enter your items

Go into pittsburgnorth.jbfsale.com.  Log in to your My JBF Profile and click on “Enter my Tags” to start the tagging process; you will be amazed at how easy it is.  Be descriptive; it helps you match tags to items.

7. Price to sell

If you are unsure, reference our pricing guide available on the “merchandise prep” page on our web site or visit eBay and reference the price similar items are selling.  If you wish to donate your items and have items included in ½ price sale – mark where indicated in your profiles page – then you can unmark any “special” items that you don’t wish to donate or have reduced in price.  Print in small batches (100 tags or less) – use the “print PDF” option to print 6 tags to a page, and don’t forget to print them on white cardstock paper.

8. Tag your items

Pull out your neatly-stacked tags, and go to your nicely-organized stack or row of items.  Now, simply put the first tag on the first item and pin/tape or use a tagging gun if you have one–continue on down the line, pin, tape, pin, etc.  (This is where a brief description on your tags helps you, just in case items or tags get out of order.) When you get to shoes, you may need to use ribbon or zip ties to tie the shoes together and attach the tag (or put them in a Ziploc baggie).

9. Earn more commission!

Volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours and earn 10% more on your consigned items!

10. Have lots of fun!

JBF is fun and you can meet a lot of great moms in the area and find many new opportunities for you and your family to grow and explore the community by getting to know other families. Volunteering is another great way to spend some quality time with other smart, savvy moms.

Now you are ready for drop-off! Sit back and make plans for the fun things you can do with that extra JBF money! 

There’s still time to consign!

If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.




Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series, Part One

JBF spring

This exciting series is back on Simply Frugal Living: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: How to Save and Earn BIG this Spring!

I attended the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale of Pittsburgh North last spring, and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been to lots of consignment sales, but never have I seen one so well organized and boasting such a large selection! It was truly awesome! I can’t wait for the spring sale, which is coming up on May 3-5! You’ll want to get this event on your calendar, and then stay tuned for a new post in this series each week. You’ll learn how to save 50-90% off retail on children’s clothing, shoes, toys, gear, and equipment, how to earn BIG as a consignor, plus lots more!

Here are some important details about the event:

Sale Dates: May 3-5, 2013

Location: RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome on Neville Island, 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh 15225

Spring 2013 Public Shopping Times:

Thursday, May 2nd:

4pm-9pm:  Prime Time Shopping! 
$10 entry fee, per person, for this public pre-sale shopping experience (18 and under are free).

Friday, May 3rd:

9am-7pm:  Sale Opens to the Public!
$3 admission Join the JBF mailing list to get your FREE ADMISSION pass!

Saturday, May 4th:

8am-4pm:  Public Sale & NEW Merchandise!
Admission is FREE!

Sunday, May 5th:

8am-3pm:  50% off Public Sale! 
MANY items 50% and admission is FREE!

 

If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. There is currently a $25 JBF gift card giveaway going on! You’ll love the special features of the page, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.


Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series: It’s Time to Shop!

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It’s JBF Consignment Sale week! Read below to see if you’re eligible to shop at the pre-sale today from 4-9pm and then read the tips for shopping Friday-Sunday.

Be sure to stop by my Simply Frugal Living sponsor table! I’ll be giving away three $50 Giant Eagle and Bottom Dollar gift cards, reusable shopping bags, water bottles, and more. I’ll also be selling my coupon binders and some handmade cards!

I was there dropping off my items last night and was AMAZED at the amount at this fall/winter sale. TONS of clothing, toys, equipment, costumes, etc. You DON’T want to miss this!!!

MY BIGGEST TIP: Leave the kids home if you can, and bring a wagon or something to haul your items around while you shop.

 

Are you Eligible to Shop the Pre-Sale, 9/20 4-9pm?

First Time Parents:
If you are expecting your first child or your first little one is under 12 months, then this pre-sale is for you!  You will be permitted to bring 1 guest to help you shop on Thursday, September 20 ~ 6pm-9pm.  You must pre-register by selecting the “First Time Parent” group in your My JBF Profile You must bring your ID for entrance to this special event, and your name will be on a list when you arrive at the pre- sale. If you have attended as a First-Time Parent previously, you will be unable to attend the special Pre-Sale again ~ however, you always have the option to volunteer and shop even earlier! 

Foster Parents:
We salute you for your efforts to make such an important difference in the lives of children who can use your love and care. Foster Parents are invited to shop early at the JBF event on Thursday, September 20 ~ 6pm-9pm! You must pre-register by selecting the “Foster Parent” group in your My JBF ProfileYour ID and a copy of your letter of guardianship is required to be shown for admittance to this special event and your name will be on a list when you arrive at the pre-sale.

Military Families:
We can’t begin to express the gratitude and appreciation that we have for your service and sacrifice. As a way of saying “thank you”, we invite members of our military and/or spouses to shop early at our pre-sale event on Thursday, September 20 ~ 7pm-9pm.  You must pre-register by selecting the “Military” group in your My JBF ProfileYour military ID is required for admittance, and your name will be on a list when you arrive at the pre- sale.

Teachers: 
In appreciation for all that you do,we offer an exclusive shopping opportunity just for YOU!  Please be our guest at the pre-sale on Thursday, September 20 ~ 7pm-9pm.  You must pre-register by selecting the “Teacher” group in your My JBF Profile. A teacher ID is required for admittance, and your name will be on a list when you arive at the pre-sale.

 

Shopping Schedule

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to register to shop, however we’d love to stay in touch! Join our mailing list for event updates and to get the latest JBF Pittsburgh North news.

Fall 2012 Public Shopping Times:

Thursday, September 20

5pm-9pm:  Prime Time Shopping! 
$10 entry fee, per person, for this public pre-sale shopping experience (18 and under are free).

Friday, September 21

9am-7pm:  Sale Opens to the Public!
$3 admission Join our mailing list to get your FREE ADMISSION pass!

Saturday, September 22

8am-4pm:  Public Sale & NEW Merchandise!
Admission if FREE!

Sunday, September 23

8am-3pm:  50% OFF PublicSale! 
MANY items 50% and admission is FREE!

 

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.

 


Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series: Charity Partner Focus on Renewal

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In today’s installment of the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale series* I want to tell you about JBF’s charity partner: Focus On Renewal…

Formed in 1969 to focus on the needs of the community, adult education, youth intervention, and economic depravity, Focus On Renewal, (FOR) has been a beacon of hope to the Sto-Rox community for 40 years. Striving to meet the goals established for the citizens in Stowe Township and McKees Rocks, the center has grown through the years to surpass initial goals and today is a comprehensive full-service community center with satellite locations strategically placed throughout Sto-Rox.

FOR has enhanced the lives of those directly involved in the center and to those residing in the community, but not directly receiving services. Building upon the principles identified in the early days of its inception, the center has established itself as a refuge for healthcare, parenting classes, daycare, comprehensive family services from the senior population to young children and infants. The center has also been a means of financial support to those in need.

To learn more about this great organization, click here to go to their website.

There’s still time to consign.

Register at Just Between Friends Consignment Sale  of Pittsburgh North as a consignor today! If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.


Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series: Earning More – Joining the Team

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If you are thinking about cleaning out some of your children’s items, this post will give you the tools you need to turn them into cash, and earn even more than the typical consignor!

The Just Between Friends Consignment Sale is coming up on September 21-23 at the RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome on Neville Island, and it is the prefect opportunity to earn some extra cash while cleaning out your closets and drawers, too!

This is the third in a series of posts about the sale. Check out the other posts here: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series, Part One.

 

Earning More – Joining the Team

Consignors earn 60% of the price of their sale items at JBF. Want to earn more and have the opportunity to shop ahead of the crowds without paying the entry fee? Consider joining the team as a volunteer!

The JBF Pittsburgh North Volunteer Scheduler is NOW OPEN!

Follow these simple steps to sign up to Volunteer at JBF! 

1. Log in to your My JBF Profile.
2. Under “My Events” Click on “Modify” under the Pittsburgh North event (This is how you add “Volunteer” to your profile if you’ve already signed up for our event.).
3. Your screen will show up with “Sign Up For the Event” – if you’ve already selected an option there, it will be checked. To sign up to volunteer, check the Volunteer box. (This will allow you to have multiple options checked at once -i.e. Consignor, Shopper, Volunteer.)
4. When you click on “Volunteer” it will bring up all of the shifts available.
5. Choose which shift(s) you want – there are lots of choices!
6. Click the corresponding PreSale pass.
7. Click “Confirm Shift” at the bottom left corner.

Want to shop for 75% off?

NEW! 75% Savvy Shopper

75% Savvy Shopper Time – New feature this sale on a limited number of items. If you are looking for a deal, this is it! On Sunday September 23rd from 3-4pm we are having a Super Saver 75% Off Sale on tagged items marked “Donate”. We are limiting this exclusive shopping time to the first 30 shoppers who will then help with sorting of unsold items from 4-10pm. So Volunteer to help with sorting and breakdown for 6 hours and earn an 8 hr presale pass AND shop this exclusive sale!

 

Shopping Schedule for Volunteers

Wednesday, September 19
12pm – 10pm:  Consignor Drop-Off

*Consignors with 300+ items must make an appointment to drop off.

Thursday, September 20

10am-9pm- Pre-Sale Shopping!
10am:  Team Leader Pre-Sale
12pm:  16 Hour Volunteer Pre-Sale
1pm:  12 Hour Volunteer Pre-Sale
2pm:  8 Hour Volunteer Pre-Sale
3pm:  4 Hour Volunteer Pre-Sale
4pm:  Consignor + Guest Pre-Sale
5pm:  Prime Time Public Shopping ($10 per person ~ 18 and under free)
6pm:  Volunteer & Consignor “Family Shop”
6pm:First Time /Foster Parents Pre-Sale
7pm:  Military Family & Teacher Pre-Sale
9pm:  Sale Closes

Friday, September 21
9am-7pm: Sale Opens to the Public!
$3 admission fee
Join our mailing list to get your FREE ADMISSION pass!

7pm-9pm:  2nd Consignor Drop-Off –
Toys, furniture, large or baby equipment only. No clothing items or shoes.

Saturday, September 22
8am-4pm: Public Sale & NEW Merchandise!
Admission is FREE!

5pm-7pm:  50% Pre-Sale Shopping and Volunteer Sale-a-bration!  
5pm: Volunteer Pre-Sale
6pm: Volunteer Giveaways! (Must be present to win!)
7pm:  Sale Closes

Sunday, September 23
8am-3pm: 50% OFF Public Sale!
MANY items 50% and admission is FREE!

3pm-8pm:  Breakdown and Sorting
8pm-9:30pm:  Consignor Pick-Up
9:30pm-11pm:  Charity Donation Pick-Up and Final Move-Out

Saturday, October 6
Consignor checks will be mailed no later than this date! The average

 

There’s still time to consign.

Register at Just Between Friends Consignment Sale  of Pittsburgh North as a consignor today!

 

If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

 

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.

 

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series: 10 Tips for Consigning

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I hope the first post in this series piqued your interest in the possibility of consigning at the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale coming up on September 21-23 at the RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome on Neville Island. If you haven’t have a chance to read it yet, check it out here: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series, Part One.

 

10 Tips for Consigning

1. Gather your supplies

Stop at Wal-Mart or a dollar store and pick-up the following: white card stock, multiple packs of child-sized hangers (10 for $1) and 200 safety pins (1”+), ribbon or zip-tie fasteners, multiple sizes of clear self-sealing bags and clear packing tape.

2. Gather your items to sell

Go through every closet, under all beds, dig in the garage, open the Rubbermaid containers and every drawer. Pull out all items that are NOT sellable or have been recalled (check www.cpsc.gov for recall information).  Items with holes, missing pieces, broken zippers, toys that don’t work, etc. should not be included in the sale. Children’s books and videos (CDs and DVDs) are especially hot sellers.  Games and Puzzles are also very popular.  Other popular sellers are gymnastics/dance attire, uniforms, sports equipment and bikes. Be selective with the items you consign – only bring your best.

3. Remember the 3 C’s – Clean, Current & Complete!

Make sure your items are clean.  Bring only current styles, and make sure your items are complete with all pieces, etc.

4. Bring hot sellers

Larger clothing sizes (7 and up) sell very well because there isn’t as much to choose from.  Try to bring at least one “big ticket” item.  Items that always sell are pack-n-plays, strollers, exersaucers, and large Little Tikes toys.

5. Prepare your items

First, set a aside a place in your home for all your quality JBF merchandise. Next, place your clothing items on hangers (be sure the hanger is going the correct direction…when you look at the front of the outfit, the hanger should look like “?”).  Put together outfits (they sell better than single items), and check for little stains.

6. Enter your items

Go into pittsburgnorth.jbfsale.com.  Log in to your My JBF Profile and click on “Enter my Tags” to start the tagging process; you will be amazed at how easy it is.  Be descriptive; it helps you match tags to items.

7. Price to sell

If you are unsure, reference our pricing guide available on the “merchandise prep” page on our web site or visit eBay and reference the price similar items are selling.  If you wish to donate your items and have items included in ½ price sale – mark where indicated in your profiles page – then you can unmark any “special” items that you don’t wish to donate or have reduced in price.  Print in small batches (100 tags or less) – use the “print PDF” option to print 6 tags to a page, and don’t forget to print them on white cardstock paper.

8. Tag your items

Pull out your neatly-stacked tags, and go to your nicely-organized stack or row of items.  Now, simply put the first tag on the first item and pin/tape or use a tagging gun if you have one–continue on down the line, pin, tape, pin, etc.  (This is where a brief description on your tags helps you, just in case items or tags get out of order.) When you get to shoes, you may need to use ribbon or zip ties to tie the shoes together and attach the tag (or put them in a Ziploc baggie).

9. Earn more commission!

Volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours and earn 10% more on your consigned items!

10. Have lots of fun!

JBF is fun and you can meet a lot of great moms in the area and find many new opportunities for you and your family to grow and explore the community by getting to know other families. Volunteering is another great way to spend some quality time with other smart, savvy moms.

Now you are ready for drop-off! Sit back and make plans for the fun things you can do with that extra JBF money! 

There’s still time to consign.

If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.


Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Series, Part One

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Get ready for an exciting new series here on Simply Frugal Living: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: How to Save and Earn BIG this Fall.

I attended the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale  of Pittsburgh North this past spring, and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been to lots of consignment sales, but never have I seen one so well organized and boasting such a large selection! It was truly awesome! I can’t wait for the fall sale, which is coming up at the end of September. You’ll want to get this event on your calendar, and then stay tuned for a new post in this series each week. You’ll learn how to save 50-90% off retail on children’s clothing, shoes, toys, gear, and equipment, how to earn BIG as a consignor, plus lots more!

Here are some important details about the event:

Sale Dates: September 21-23, 2013

Location: RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome on Neville Island, 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh 15225

Fall 2012 Public Shopping Times:

Thursday, September 20

5pm-9pm:  Prime Time Shopping! 
$10 entry fee, per person, for this public pre-sale shopping experience (18 and under are free).

Friday, September 21

9am-7pm:  Sale Opens to the Public!
$3 admission Join the JBF mailing list to get your FREE ADMISSION pass!

Saturday, September 22

8am-4pm:  Public Sale & NEW Merchandise!
Admission is FREE!

Sunday, September 23

8am-3pm:  50% OFF PublicSale! 
MANY items 50% and admission is FREE!

 

If you are interested in using the JBF Consignment Sale as a money-making opportunity, consider attending a JBF 101 class! Here is the info:

Announcing…JBF 101 Classes!
Would you like to consign but aren’t sure where to begin? Then our JBF 101 Class is for you! We are going to be hosting JBF 101 Classes on 2 different evenings to help you navigate the ins and outs of consigning for our sale! We will also be selling tagging kits that evening for $12. The kit includes: 1 tagging gun, 500 barbs and 100 sheets of white cardstock.

Classes will be held:
Thursday, August 16th at 7 PM – Panera Bread in North Fayette(Robinson).
Tuesday, August 21st at 7 PM – Panera Bread in Cranberry Twp.
Please click the link below to register for one of our classes and/or to reserve your tagging supplies! Space is limited so sign up today!
If you have any questions, email Kelly at kellyrobie@jbfsale.com.

Be sure to follow Just Between Friends, Pittsburgh North on Facebook here. You’ll love the special features, including Make More Money Mondays, Tagging Tip Tuesdays, What to Sell Wednesdays, etc.


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