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

Selling at JBF is as easy as...

1.

Register to Consign

SIGN UP NOW for your FREE JBF Grand Rapids account.  You can choose to sell your items and also register to be a TEAM MEMBER to help at the sale to shop early, too!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather your gently loved items together, prep them (using these handy guidelines) and create your tags using our online tagging system.  We've got helpful videos for you too!  See the video tutorial link at the bottom of the page for more helpful information.

3.

Drop Off!

Bring your items to drop off at the time shown below.  If you choose to donate anything that does not sell, you're done!  If you want to pick up your unsold items, see times for that, too!

Consignors - Print this form to bring with you to drop off

VALET Consignors - Print this form to bring to your valet taggers



...and less than a week later, your check is emailed to you!

CA$H IN & SELL with JBF

Consignors earn an average of over $300 at each sale!

JBF has earned a reputation for quality items, which is why we have only the BEST gently used items for shoppers to choose from. Not having to sort through junk means shoppers will buy more and spend more on your incredible gently loved items.

QUICK TIPS:

What Do I Make?

  • Consignors make 60% of total sales
  • Consign and help during or before at least 4 hours, then make 70% of total sales

With 4 days of selling opportunities your hard work pays off!!  Plus volunteers shop FIRST, consignors shop NEXT before the public shopping times.  Get the best choices, first!

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $15 consignor fee per sale event (or)
  • $10 consignor fee per sale event if all items that did not sell are donated after the sale

How Do I Tag?

At JBF, we have a free bar coding website. This will allow you a fun, fast & convenient way to price your items and track your sales!  Tagging is available 24/7/365 and it is easy to use. It can be done on your computer, tablet or phone and talk tagging is available too.  Click here to create your account today and get started!


You can put anything and everything that has to do with raising a child in the sale: clothing up to teen (all seasons), shoes, toys, books, baby equipment, all household furniture, games...and maternity clothes!

Just Between Friends Grand Rapids supports local charities, so if you choose to donate your unsold items they go to good use in our local community immediately to help families in need! 

Need someone to tag your items? Our VALET Tagging service is for you (info below)!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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JBF SHIFTS FOR SPRING WILL BE OPEN JANUARY 1, 2019

Be a part of the JBF Community and make the JBF event great!
Join other smart & savvy helpers who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges. We LOVE our JBF Team!

Over 150 helpers make each sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need! 

Please note: it’s recommended all Consignors consign at least 50 items. 

Helper Perks:
4-Hour Helpers

• earn 70% on sold items
• shop EARLY at Tuesday’s Presale at 1pm (1 guest may join you at/after 2pm – adult only shopping time)
• shop EARLY at Thursday’s Half Price Sale with a guest at 5pm.  Shopping begins promptly at 5pm - no early shopping.

8-Hour Helpers
• earn 70% on sold items
• shop EARLY at Tuesday’s Presale at 12pm (1 guest may join you at/after 2pm – adult only shopping time)
• shop EARLY at Thursday’s Half Price Sale with a guest at 5pm.  Shopping begins promptly at 5pm - no early shopping.

12-Hour Helpers
earn 70% on sold items
• shop EARLY at Tuesday’s Presale at 11:30am (1 guest may join you at/after 2pm – adult only shopping time)
• shop EARLY at Thursday’s Half Price Sale with a guest at 5pm.  Shopping begins promptly at 5pm - no early shopping.

16-Hour Helpers
earn 70% on sold items
• consignor fee is waived
• shop EARLY at Tuesday’s Presale at 11am (1 guest may join you at/after 2pm – adult only shopping time)
• shop EARLY at Thursday’s Half Price Sale with a guest at 5pm.  Shopping begins promptly at 5pm - no early shopping.


PRESALE SHOPPING TIMES

Tuesday, March 19

  •      11am - 9pm   16 Hour Helpers (plus consignor fee waived)
  •      11:30am - 9pm  12 Hour Helpers
  •      12pm - 9pm   8  Hour Helpers
  •       1pm - 9pm     4 Hour Helpers
  •       2pm - 9pm     Consignors and 1 Friend

Thursday, March 21

50% Off Presale

  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm = 50% off Pre-sale for Helpers + 1 guest.  Special shopping pass required to get the 50% discount. One pass is good for you + 1 friend.  Shopping begins at 5pm.
     
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm = 50% off Pre-sale for Consignors + 1 guest.  Special shopping pass required to get the 50% discount. One pass is good for you + 1 friend.  Shopping begins at 6pm.

Still have questions?  Please contact Melissa at melissacook@jbfsale.com, as we would love to tell you all about joining the JBF Team!  Click here to sign up to Help!

PLEASE NOTE FOR THE TUESDAY PRESALE DAY ONLY: FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED AT PRESALES OR DURING YOUR SHIFT TIMES.

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DROP OFF and PICK UP

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP WILL HAPPEN ON THE SOUTH END OF THE BUILDING

You've done all the work now you just need to drop off!

Please also read the instructions below so you are prepared and drop off is as easy and seamless as possible.  Please note that children are welcome to join you during any drop off time.

Drop Off Check List:

  •    Confirm each item you are bringing is stain/tear free, all games have all parts, all items needing a battery turn on
  •     Bring one tagged item with you to scan at check in
  •     Consignor Waiver
  •     Car Seat Waiver (if selling a car seat or car seat base) or crib waiver

Helpful Hint - Rubber band similar sized and gender clothing items together.  This will save you tons of time as you are responsible for putting your items on to the sales floor. Inspection happens throughout the ENTIRE event - so check your items before you drop off!  

Sunday, March 17th:

  • Valet Tagger Drop Off - 3pm - 5pm
  • All Consignors Drop Off - 5pm - 9pm

          *arrive at 8pm to complete drop off by 9pm

***NO TIME FOR DROP OFF...EXPRESS DROP OFF AVAILABLE...CHECK IT OUT!****

Monday, March 18th:

  •      Consignor Drop Off - 10am - 2pm

              *arrive at 1pm to complete drop off by 2pm

***NO TIME FOR DROP OFF...EXPRESS DROP OFF AVAILABLE...CHECK IT OUT!****

Consignor Pick Up

Sunday, March 24th 1PM-3PM:  After the sale, for those who are picking up your unsold items, your items will be sorted for you and ready for pick up. Please arrive for pick up within the scheduled time frame. Early entrance is not permitted due to the tight time constraints of getting all items in the appropriate areas for our consignors.

PLEASE check through our "lost and found" area for any items that may have become separated or lost a tag (remember, we can not sell any items without a tag). We will quickly check through your unsold items to ensure that they are all yours. You may bring a wagon or laundry basket to take your items home.

 

EXPRESS DROP OFF

SIGN UP HERE

Our newest addition to making this an AMAZING sale is Express Drop off -- for FREE -- for those of you willing to REDUCE all your items to 1/2 off during our Half Off sale, AND DONATE all your unsold items to our charity partners.

Why? Our research shows your sales improve when you reduce and donate. And who doesn't love a big check!

Remember, to take advantage of this free service . . . . all of your tags need to be marked DONATE and your items have to be able to REDUCE during the 1/2 off sale!  Then just sit back and watch your sales increase!

Check in at drop off - unload your items right near the front door and we'll take care of the rest!

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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, stained, damaged or are missing pieces. 

Package:  Please zip-tie items together if needed. We have both a wall for display as well as gridwalls where items will be hung and zip tied. If you have a high-priced item (over $20), 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 large item tagging video.

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin ONLY.  We no longer accept Queen and King size bedding.  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). When available, printing off a picture of it displayed from the intranet is helpful.

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 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 focus on bringing kids’, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books.  Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  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.  If you have a high-priced item (over $20), please see a volunteer at Drop Off for assistance.

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 a lot to choose from at the sale. If you have a high-priced item, 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. Painters tape is the best to ensure no damage to the books.  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 masking, packing or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets, see tagging video.

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 20 (limit 20 girl's junior size items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 20 maternity clothing items per consignor). All clothing is accepted but you are encouraged to focus on the current season for what shoppers are looking for (Fall = October thru March; Spring = April thru October). 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 sizes - 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. Use safety pins to hold items on the hangers.  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. Onesies, socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear Ziploc 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 clothes - Put individual items together to price as a set to sell better; there is no minimum price required, price generic brands cheaper than high end items. See the recommended pricing guide for pricing suggestions.

Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together (i.e., 6 pair of socks for $1.50) and use a clear Ziploc to keep items together.

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 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 tape bags closed - shoppers are free to inspect at the Hold Desk, see video for hanging details.

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011; please bring Crib Checklist for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, 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 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 video for assistance.

Infant Items

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

Please check for safety recalls 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, see video for assistance.

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.).  Please Note: Bring your best items and new, unopened items are preferred.

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. See video for assistance.

Shoes

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection. All shoes are accepted but focus on the current season for what shoppers are looking for (Fall = October thru March; Spring = April thru October).

Package: Fasten shoes together with zip ties, ribbon or rubber bands. 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 great condition. Larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter are priced more. See pricing guideline.

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. Here is a helpful shoe 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 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). Items missing batteries will be charged $1.00 per battery.

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. See the helpful video on tagging toys.

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VALET TAGGING

HAVE LOTS TO SELL AND NO TIME OR DESIRE TO TAG YOUR ITEMS?? 

VALET TAGGING IS OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2019 SEASON

We’ve got you covered! Sign up for our STRESS-FREE Valet tagging. You drop off your cleaned, gently used items, we prep and tag them for you, sell them for you and you get the check. Valet tagging is available to a limited number of consignors each sale – sign up early to guarantee a spot.

Consignors who choose to use a Valet Tagger earn 45% of their items sold less a $20 consignor fee (50% if you help at the sale at least 4 hours). Items need to be dropped of to the Valet tagger at a minimum 2 weeks before the event.

Sign up NOW and secure your spot!

Wait...you want to sell your items NOW and don't want to wait for the sale.  We have another option for you.  JBF On Demand...we will schedule a meeting with you to preview your items and pay you on the spot for your items.  Quick, easy and simple and it clears out your clutter.  TEXT or Call us for more details at 616.528.8284 or Sign Up HERE for the On Demand Option

 

 

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MERCHANDISE PREP

We are so glad you will be consigning with us at the upcoming sale!!!

  1.  Print the Consignor Waiver form, complete sign and bring with you to drop off
  2.  Read over the tagging details below and review the pricing suggestions.
  3.  Log into your JBF profile and click ENTER TAGS to get started.

You must tag all items using our online tagging and barcoding system.  It is FREE!

You set your own price on all items.
Click here for pricing suggestions

PREPARING AND TAGGING: TOYS, BOOKS, AND GAMES

  • Click here to check the Consumer Product Safety Commission website  for any recalls.
  • Clean all items thoroughly. (Stained items will be removed from the sales floor).
  • Test to make certain that items are working properly.
  • Battery operated items must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at dollar stores).  You will be charged for non working batteries.
  • Games and puzzles must include ALL pieces and be in box/plastic bag. Tape shut with clear packing tape.
  • Place small parts and accessories belonging to items in Ziploc/plastic bag. Tape bag shut. Fasten bag securely to the item with clear packing tape or small zip ties. Items must include ALL parts.
  • You may group several items together (toys, rattles, puzzles, books, etc.) in a zip-top bag. Secure bag shut with clear tape.
  • Use ONLY easily removable tape (painters tape works best to ensure no damage) to attach tags to books. Do not use scotch or masking tape, it can rip the cover.
  • Items may be placed into multiple bags and secured together with clear packing tape.
  • Multi piece items that will not fit into a bag may be attached together with zip ties.
  • NO stuffed animals. (ONLY battery operated toy animals)
  • Movies should remain kid-friendly. NO explicit PG-13 or rated R DVD's.
  • NO VHS tapes.

Note: Attach tag to item with clear packing tape, safety pin, or by punching a hole in the top of the tag and securing with ribbon.

Note: Place a piece of tape on tag before punching a hole. This will reinforce the tag so that it is not easily torn off your item.

Note: If selling multiple items together, include how many items on tag. (i.e. toys, rattles, puzzles, books, etc.)

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On Demand Buying

With JBF On Demand, you can SELL your items ANYTIME to JBF, a trusted name in business! You don’t have to wait for the next JBF Sales Event anymore!

To set up an appointment, first read and fill out the online scheduling form. We will be in touch with you to answer questions and to set up a time for a JBF Buyer to come out to select/purchase items and offer you cash up front or you can earn 25% more if you prefer your payment in JBF Bucks. Keep in mind we are looking for the best of the best in new and gently-used children's & maternity items and large toys.

    SAVE time and money by selling to us! No need for tagging, opening a garage sale or listing items on sites where you have limited exposure to a small buying group.

    SMART! Now you can sell and earn whenever you want and from the comfort of your own living room! JBF On Demand Buying Program - now that really IS smart!

 

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Shop Early, Earn More & Have Fun!

Contact

Melanie and Melissa
Phone or Text: 616-528-8284

melissacook@jbfsale.com

msalamone@jbfsale.com

Vendors - Want to Sell at JBF? Click Here!

We know!  Raising kids is expensive!  That's why we are in your community, our community - your partners in family savings!

Between us, we have 5 busy boys and we benefit from JBF in different ways.  From selling their items, to buying next seasons clothes, JBF meets all of our needs.  The selection is HUGE and the prices are low - JBF makes "YES" possible.  It's a win-win and why we love JBF...we know you will too!

Plus, by selling and buying at JBF, we do our part to keep extra packaging and waste out of our landfills.