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

This territory is for sale!

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Register to Consign

Just Between Friends is seeking energetic, motivated bargain lovers who are dedicated to serving their families and communities. We are committed to our company's core concept of bringing high quality sales events to help families shop, sell and save across the nation.

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

This territory is currently for sale. For additional information, please contact Kendell McGowen, Franchise Recruiter, at kendellmcgowen@jbfsale.com or at 1-866-955-1792.

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Drop Off!

Click on the links below to learn more about the franchising opportunities:

* Why Just Between Friends
* A Day in the Life of a JBF Franchisee Owner
* JBF Franchisee FAQ's
* Next Steps



You are on your way to clutter-free closets + cash in your pocket!

CA$H IN

There are 3 ways to participate to sell your items with JBF:

  1. Consignor -  preparing your own items to sell
  2. VIP Tagging - VIP Consignors earn a lesser percentage on their sold items and may incur a consignor/supply fee to cover all supplies needed
  3. On Demand Buying - Now you can sell ANYTIME to make room and money.  JBF buy your top-notch children's items at garage sale prices and pay on the spot!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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

In addition to being tons of fun, there are lots of great "perks" involved with being a part of the JBF Team.  Volunteers typically earn a higher percentange on their sold items and invitation to the presale.

The crew can help with everything from event set up, inspection, organizing merchandise, running the point of sale system and breaking down the event.

The more shifts completed, the earlier the shop time! The earlier the shop time, the more merchandise and bargains to be had!

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DROP OFF

Consignors drop off their items during a designated time the week of the sale.

PICK UP

Consignors have the option to pick up their unsold items after the sale is over or can donate them to the local charty partners.

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Bags and Baby Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, lunch boxes and kid's purses are great consignment items.

Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled, stained, damaged or are missing pieces.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger.

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

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

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Blankets & Textiles

Be selective when selling 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 or lot of bibs once they get home.

Package:  Larger blankets should be placed on a hanger. Receiving blankets may be placed in to ziplock page wth the tag taped to the outside of the bag. 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. Price 75% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  If the item is placed in a plastic bag, attach the tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut. If blankets are bundled with string or on a hanger, attach the tag directly to blanket with a tagging gun or safety pin.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale.  In addition to chidren's books, we accept parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing content.

Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  No "adult" content, rated "R" DVD's or rated "M" video games. We are unable to accept VHS tapes. Check dvds and video games for scratches and double check to ensure the disk is in the case!

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:  Prices can range from $.50 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.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape or blue painter's tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Tape the tag to the outside back cover. Please do not use double sided tape on the books themselves. Hole-punch the tag and tie to sets.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Clothing

Before you start entering your clothing items, please inspect them being sure you are following the JBF guidelines for quality.  Do not sell any items that have stains, tears, holes, rips, are too worn, or out of season. 

We sell children's clothing newborn through size 18 for boys and Juniors for girls. There is no limit on clothing however, tweens and teens can be picky so please only bring your best.  Acceptable Junior brands include the following:

  • Abercrombie
  • Hollister
  • Aeropostle
  • Gap
  • American Eagle
  • Forever 21
  • Nike, Reebok, Puma, Adidas
  • Under Armour
  • North Face
  • Boutique Brands

Maternity must be brand name (and not non-maternity women's clothing). Acceptable maternity brands include the following:

  • Ann Taylor
  • Liz Lange
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Mimi
  • Old Navy/Gap
  • Pea in the Pod
  • Boutique brands

Quality:  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 like "mom's" clothes will be rejected at inspection. Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. 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 more you will sell.

Package & Hang:  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. See below for a helpful guide on where to find FREE or low cost hangers.

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 tagging gun (or safety pins) 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 that customers know if the items are short-sleeve onesies or long-sleeve onesies.

Price:  Hanging Clothing - The most successful JBF Consignors practice “Shopper-Focused Pricing”. You’re a smart bargain shopper - simply ask, “What price would make me buy this item without hesitation...and brag about it later to a friend?”

The $3 minimim pricing rule does not apply at all of our locations.  Please contact the local owner to confirm. We encourage you to price your items competitively and use the pricing guide below as a resource.

Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach the 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.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, include all parts, and be in good condition. PLEASE NOTE, we can only accept cribs if they have a certificate of compliance from the manufacture.  Children's furniture like beds (toddler & twin, unless part of a recalled crib), desks, side tables, dressers, etc. are a-okay too!

Package:  If the 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 or clear self-seal bags to secure the item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale. Batteries must be included, if applicable. Please bring a Car Seat Waiver 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.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. We are only able to accept Free Style breast pumps.  Pump accessories are okay to sell. Check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.

Package:  If an 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 the tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch the tag and tie it to item.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Mommy Mart

Household items that other families will use (no knick knacks please).  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bin, shelving), furniture, decor (lamps, wall hangings, no antiques), and kitchen items (small appliances, utensils, etc.).

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 the 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.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

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.

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).

Price: Shoes must be in excellent and priced right to sell. Start at $3.00 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 self-seal bag, put the tag inside the bag and tape the bag shut.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more sell like HOT CAKES. All toys must be checked for safety recalls before consigning.  View the Safety & Recalls link below for additional information.

Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount stores).

We accept stuffed toys that are characters (such as Mickey Mouse or Dora), pillow pets, battery operated (like Tickle Me Elmo) or brand new with tag. Please, no generic stuffed animals.

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 the tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch the tag and tie it to item.

Click on the "view tutorials" link below to see easy how-to tagging videos.

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3 Ways to Get Involved

For those who want the BEST that Just Between Friends has to offer here are 3 ways to get involved;

• CONSIGNORS sell their items to earn money and they get to shop early.

• VOLUNTEERS earn more on the items they sell and they shop extra early!

• SHOPPERS purchase items at GINORMOUS savings often 50-90% off retail!

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

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Presale Groups

JBF welcomes several special groups to attend the presale:

1. Teachers - Teachers of day cares and preschools, elementary schools, homeschoolers!

2. Adoptive and Foster Families!

3. Military Families (Active and Veteran)

4. Expectant and 1st-time Parents and Grandparents!

 

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Contact

This territory is currently for sale. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact our Franchise Recruiter.

Kendell McGowen
866-955-1792

At the JBF Events, we are privileged to be able to serve area families by bringing a high-quality sales event that helps them make money and save money.  Each season as we prepare for the upcoming event, we get so excited knowing that our sale helps so many families in the area.

Thank you for choosing to participate in one of our local events!

Our goals are that all families in any of our sale locations and beyond will benefit from the Seasonal Events...thousands of families shopping and providing for their children...hundreds of families recycling their gently used kid items...cleaning out closets, cash in YOUR pockets, benefiting a great local charity!