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

1.

Register to Consign

- $12 fee per sale event

- Consignors earn 60%

- Help out at the sale, at least 4 hours,
and earn 70% on your items

- Average consignor check
is over $300!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

- Gather your items per the season

- You set your own price on all items

- Use our FREE online tagging & barcoding system

- Choose to donate or pickup your items after the sale

3.

Drop Off!

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
11:00am - 8:30 pm

Dulles Sportsplex
Near Dulles Town Center
21610 Atlantic Blvd
Sterling, VA 20166



The Basics

All items must be tagged using our online tagging and barcoding system.  Clothing must be on hangers - wire or plastic is acceptable - prior to coming to drop off.  Clothing size 5 and below MUST be on a child size hanger

JBF recommends you have at least 20 items to consign or a couple large floor items.

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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Our Volunteer Schedule OPENS - July 21st!

Just Between Friends is run by over 350+ team members and simply put, we love and need YOU!  In addition to being tons of fun, there are lots of great "perks" involved with being a part of the JBF Team:

  • Team Members who complete and work a total of 4 hours at the sale earn 70% on their sold items.
  • Snag a BONUS shift and earn more hours than actually worked
  • SHOP 1ST  at our Team Member Presale Friday, September  14th.
  • SHOP 1ST AGAIN at our HUGE Half Price Event on Sunday, September 16th!  Volunteers get in early, and can bring a friend with them to the Half Price event too!

Meet lots of fun JBF moms and dads! Yes! We have lots of dads that return sale after sale to help with setup and tear-down. Lots of "manly" jobs to be had!

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DROP OFF

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

11:00am - 8:30 pm
Please have all tags ON your items upon arrival!

When you arrive, please check in at the Check-in table. Here you will sign all paperwork and get checked in.

Drop Off Check List:

  • Bring one item with barcode to check-in table
    (so we can scan it to check you in)
  • Car Seat Waiver to be signed at checkin - if selling a car seat and/or car seat base

Additional Dropoff Need-To-Knows:

  • Children are welcome to join you during drop off
  • Allow approximately 30 min - 1 hour for drop off. Depends on quantity of items.
  • Drop off time will be quicker if you have your clothing items separated by size and gender (rubber-banding sizes together will help prevent them from separating when transporting your clothes to the sale).
  • Busiest times are the first and last hours of consignor drop off.
  • You will place your items onto the sales floor, once they are inspected

Helpful Hint:

While your clothing is being inspected this is a great time for you to place baby equipment and other items around the room as signs indicate.

PICK UP

Sunday - September`16th, 2018 

Last Name A -J: 7:01 pm to 7:50 pm
Last Name K - Z: 7:51 pm to 8:29 pm
Donations to charity: 8:30 pm- 9:00pm

** We do not allow ANY early exceptions for pickups. This only adds strain to our system and schedule. If you are tight on your schedule Sunday, then offer to help with breakdown. Breakdown must be complete before anyone is able to leave with their items.

We normally allow our breakdown Volunteers to take thier items early - IF/WHEN we finish sorting early!

 

  • Rolling racks are available at the sale to assist you in transporting your clothing items (INSIDE THE BUILDING ONLY). You may want to bring a wagon or other rolling device to assist in loading in your toy items.

 

 

DROP OFF & PICKUP are at the same location:

Dulles Sportsplex
Near Dulles Town Center
21610 Atlantic Blvd
Sterling, VA 20166

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Items Accepted / Not Accepted

Items we do NOT accept:

  • Anything recalled
  • Mattresses
  • Cribs
  • NEW THIS SALE -  No Mommy Mart items
  • NEW THIS SALE - No Crib bumper pads
  • No Breast Pumps
  • Stuffed animals, unless they are battery operated
  • Items with missing batteries, missing buttons, or damaged items
  • Food items (no baby formulas - even if unopened)
  • Children's undergarments (we will accept brand new, and we will accept cloth diapers and clean training pants)
  • Soiled/stained socks (required to look like new)
  • Spring and summer items at our fall event
  • Fall and winter items at our spring event

Are videos more helpful for you?
...check out our ONLINE VIDEOS for visual instructions.

You must tag all items using our online tagging and barcoding system.

  • You set your own price on all items
  • You choose to donate or not donate on your tags
  • You choose to mark your items for 50% off or not

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.  We no longer accept breast pumps; however, pump accessories are okay to sell.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size wire or tube 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.  (Video examples)

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. Blankets on a hanger sell best!

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).

Price:  Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Try to price 60% - 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. (Video examples)

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.  Video games will be in a locked cabinet near checkout to prevent theft.

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. If you have a high priced item (Anything over $20, please let us know so that we can check your packaging on electronics. 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. 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 or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

(Video examples)

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 14/16 (Junior size items: Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 15 maternity clothing items per consignor - all seasons accepted for maternity).

Our Fall Sale is fall & winter clothing only for kids (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 0-5 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 6-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. No clothing in ziplocks.

Old Navy, WalMart,  and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers; Target sells 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).

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. 

Accessories - 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. Put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Please tape bags closed to ensure nothing falls out.  (Video examples)

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, 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.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (Video examples)

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 - Not Accepted

We are not having this section moving forward. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are running out of room and don't have the space. Thanks for your understanding.

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 February; Spring = March 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)

Loudoun Specific Rules

We can not accept items that are tagged incorrectly (please make sure that you use card stock to print your tags, we can not accept paper tags since they are easily torn from items).

We will not accept bent wire hangers to meet our child size hanger rule.

Clothing will be checked to ensure there are NO:

  • Stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, out of style styles, and not too worn
  • Clothing must be hung correctly. Hanger facing to the left like a question mark (?)
  • Correct season for the appropriate sale season event

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We Will Tag Your Items

No time to tag?  We will do it for you!

Jennifer with CONSIGN4U will help you get organized and will tag your items for a small fee! She will even drop them off at the event - and possibly pick them up!
Check this out before her schedule is too booked. Don't wait until the last minute - just get your items out of your house - NOW!


http://www.consignprep4u.com/

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Are You Perfect?

We appreciate those consignors who spend the extra time at home ensuring that their items are stain free and tagged

correctly and want to reward them for their hard work!

If you have less than three stained, damaged, or unacceptable items pulled at drop off or during the sale (and zero recalled items), you will be added to a list which allows you to skip inspection during drop off at the next sale. This saves you lots of time at Drop Off!

REMEMBER: Perfect Consignor status is earned each sale. Spend extra time inspecting items at home so that you earn perfect status for the next sale!

Perfect Consignors for spring 2018 event will be released a couple weeks out from the fall sale.

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Tools of the Trade

Tagging is easier when you have all of the supplies at your finger tips.  We have just the tools you need to get going!  See details to below to purchase a TAGGING KIT

Each TAGGING KIT includes:

  •    Tagging Gun
  •     1000 Attachers
  •     100 Hangers
  •     25 Pieces of White Card Stock

The cost of the kit is $30.  To place your order, please click here and you will be taken to our secure PayPal account!

If you would just like a TAGGING GUN with BARBS they are available for $12 + shipping.  Please click here to order.

(We just ask that if you use a tagging gun, that you attach the tag through the tag in the item - normally in neck or waistline) NOT through the fabric.

 

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Want to SHOP EVEN EARLIER and earn more?

Contact

Susan Gill

SusanGill@jbfsale.com
Private Msg on Facebook - /JBFLoudoun


 

A Family Affair

My husband Steve and I run and coordinate the Loudoun JBF Consignment Sales Event. We do our best to make it organized, friendly, and a bargain shoppers dream - all outside our full time jobs!

Recently selected as CNBC's Franchisee of the Year for the state of Virginia - 2016.