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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just Between Friends -- A Sale that Shouldn't be a Secret!

If you're trying to stretch every penny, like me, you need to know about Just Between Friends. Just Between Friends (or JBF for short) is a great way to make a little (or a lot!) extra cash or buy great kids clothes, toys, books, and furniture for cheap. JBF is like a giant consignment store that only stays open for one weekend in the Spring and one weekend in the Fall.

For shoppers, JBF is awesome because they're really careful about only accepting really awesome clothes. Clothes must be completely free of rips, tears, stains, and fading. Baby items, such as cribs, car seats, and strollers, are checked against recall lists before being accepted. When you go to shop at JBF, therefore, you can rest assured that everything you buy is quality. Prices run somewhat higher than a garage sale, but usually at least 50% off retail.

For consignors (sellers), JBF is an easy way to get higher sales for your kids clothes than you would at a garage sale, and easier than eBay. Commissions begin at 60%, but you can increase your profits by volunteering your time, loaning them items (like tables), or "bartering" by bringing in snacks for the volunteers, or other things. This can be a great small income, or help to subsidize your purchases for your children--it can be a great way to "recycle" your kids clothes.

In my area, we have an awesome JBF hostess, Jayme Maxwell. She has really helped the sale grow over the time it's been hosted. Check out her sale at JBF and on Facebook. Our sale, in Sherman, TX, will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 1.  Most JBF sales occur sometime around Sept-Oct.

It really is worth waiting to buy your back-to-school clothes until after your JBF has their sale. Wondering if your area has a JBF sale? Check out this link to find an event near you.

1 comment:

  1. YEA, I do this every 6 months. It takes some time but completely worth it. I dont ever have to buy clothes for my twins for 6 months, and I always make more than I spend. :)


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