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

How to sell & MAKE Money:

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Register to Consign

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

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Drop Off!

Save Time at Drop Off: Print your Consignor Waiver HERE & *NEW* Drop Off Inspection Sheet HERE, at home!



Your check will be Emailed in about a week!!

Consignor Basics

 

Earn up to 70% on your sold items!

JBF Portland Consignors earn 65% less a $12.50 (or $15 fee if you choose to pick up your unsold items on Sunday) per sales event. Consignors who are able to help out at the sale(or before as a barter) for 4 hours earn 70%. 

Consignors, on average, earn about $300 each sale!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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The Team Member schedule, where you sign up to help at the sale or barter outside of the sale, will open Sept. 1 at 10am.

Do you want to shop first? Want first dibs on the best bargains?

Join the JBF team so you can be the first in the door AND make 70% on your sold items.

Pre Sale Schedule: Print the FULL SCHEDULE HERE

10am - 16-20 Hr Team Member

10:30am - 12 Hr Team Member

11:00am - 8 Hr Team Member

11:30am - 4 Hr Team Member

12pm - Consignor + 1 Guest

2pm - Foster Parents/Families & Military Families (Must be registered)

4pm- 1st Time Parents(Must be registered & have pass) & Teachers(+1 Guest)

Everyone Shops 'til 8PM

 

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DROP OFF & PICK UP

 

Tuesday - Drop off starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm.

Wednesday - Drop off 10am-7pm

  1. Bring your items tagged, prepped and sorted according to size and gender
  2. Bring your signed Consignor Waiver(you can print one HERE), Carseat Checklist and Crib Waiver(both linked below under "Important Links") into the venue and place the Consignor Waiver in the correct bin.
  3. Fill out your Sort Cards in duplicate & place in the correct bin according to the first letter of your consignor number.
  4. *All consignors will be informed on the next steps of clothing/shoe inspection. To see/print the new Drop Off Procedures please click HERE
  5. Please allow at least 30 minutes for the drop-off process- This may vary depending on how many items you are placing on the sales floor, so plan accordingly!

Pick Up- Sunday, 8p-9p. Items not picked up by 9:01p will be donated to our charity partner. If you miss pick up, $20 will automatically be deducted from your sales proceeds.

PRESALE HOURS

To view or print the click >> Schedule Coming Soon!

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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.
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. (link to tagging video)

Bedding, Blankets & 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, if you have it, or hang on a sturdy hanger. 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. (link to tagging video)

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.  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. 
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 painter's tape that can be removed without damaging the item. 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 packing or double sided tape, as it will damage the book's cover. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets. (link to tagging video)

Clothing

Clothing must be on hangers and priced $3 or more. We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 20 (No juniors please) as well as maternity sizes (limit 20 maternity clothing items per consignor). Our Fall Sale is fall & winter clothing only (what your child would wear between October-March). 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. Please 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 better it will sell.
Package & Hang:  Hangers - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).  Hang size 0-6 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 7-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and WalMart & Target sell child-size plastic tube hangers at a great price.  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 to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide. 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 what they are purchasing.
Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/set together to price for at least $3.00; 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).
Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach 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. Please do not tape bags closed - shoppers want to feel and inspect items before purchasing. (link to tagging video)

Furniture & Equipment

*Important* Please DO NOT attach your tags to Large Items!  We use a two-tag system and you can attach tags AFTER recall inspection.  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.  Household furniture - please see Mommy Mart information below.
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, if applicable. 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.
Tags: Please bring your tags and tape, string or zip ties with you to drop-off. You can attach them at the recall inspection area.

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 that 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 video)

Mommy Mart

Household items that other families will use (no knick knacks please).  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bin, shelving), furniture (no upholstered items), 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 keep 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.

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).
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 good condition and should 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 zip-lock bag, put the tag inside the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. (link to tagging video)

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 that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount stores).
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 video)

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Let us tag it for you!

We are currently seeking consignors who are interested in tagging for others. Please email ron at jbfportland@jbfsale.com and place "Valet Tagger" in the subject and let me know your contact information. We'll chat!

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Refer Your Friends- Get Paid

For every NEW consignor you refer, you receive 5% of their sold profits PLUS a $10 referral fee the first time they sell their items at a JBF Portland event!  If your referred consignor continues to participate with JBF Portland or Salem, you receive 2.5% of their sold profits.

Here are ALL THE DETAILS

 

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Contact

Ron Caton

TEXT 971.273.6990

roncatonpdx@jbfsale.com

I know, right?!? Raising and clothing kids is expensive--That's why we started JBF- Your partner in savings!

I'm the father of three kiddos that seemingly stay in one size for 3-4 months, then nothing fits! Enter JBF, where the kids can get all they need for the next season at low prices.

By buying and selling at JBF, we ALL do our part to reduce packaging and waste that ends up in our landfills... WIN!