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

How to SELL your STUFF!

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Register to Consign

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

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Drop Off!



CA$H IN!

Our consignors earn an average of $350 per sale and you can too!

• Set your own prices with our online tagging site.
• Earn 60% on sold items, help out & earn 70%!
•The consignor fee is pre-paid when you buy your consignor ticket.
• SHOP before the public too! See Early Shopping page

BONUS! Tag everything to both REDUCE & DONATE and we'll REFUND your consignor fee!

PRINT YOUR CONSIGNOR GUIDE HERE! 

PRINT TAGGING GUIDE HERE!

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No Time to Tag? No problem!

Use our VALET TAGGING SERVICE or sell today with JBF ON-DEMAND!  See details below.

Register to Consign

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HELPING at the Sale has BENEFITS!

Login to Add Shift

Our JBF Team is 200+ members strong and we want YOU to join us!
It's fun AND there are lots of great "perks" for being a part of the JBF Team:

• Help at a 4 hour shift & earn and EXTRA 10% on your sold items, thats 70%!
Shop EARLY at the Presale
Shop EARLY at the Half-Price Presale
• Get a JBF tshirt to wear and keep!

Our team helps with everything from event set up, inspection, organizing, scanning and bagging to tear down. You can help choose where to help when you arrive, and any needed training will be provided when you arrive. Choose to help 4, 8, or 12 hours, the more you help the EARLIER you shop, we even have husband/mens setup or teardown shifts for double credit! See Early Shopping page for presale times.

TO REGISTER:
Check the TEAM MEMBER box in your JBF profile and it opens the online scheduler to choose your shift. Note: You must be a Consignor to register and help out. Haven't consigned before...it's a great time to start!
Team Questions? Email Katy

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DROP OFF

Bringing OVER 300 Total Items?
Dropoff Monday, March 2nd  | 4p-8p 

• Schedule time when you buy your Consignor Ticket 
• Perfect Consignors: come either day but please choose a time to help with traffic flow

Bringing 1-299 Total Items?
Dropoff Tuesday, March 3rd | 10a-8p

• Schedule time when you buy your Consignor Ticket 
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Now to get all the kid stuff out of your house! 
Follow these tips to breeze in and out like the savvy seller you are.

1- Bring your items tagged, prepped, and sorted by type/size to speed up your dropoff

2- When you arrive, load a rolling rack & check in at the computer. We allow ONE rack per consignor, make more trips if needed.
Perfect Consignors: Look for the red signs & go directly to the perfect consignor check in table

3- We'll inspect clothing and large items that YOU put out, and we have drop zones for most other areas where WE put the items out for you.  Allow 30-60 minutes depending on how many items you bring. Pick up your presale passes when you're done!

See our DROPOFF GUIDE for more Info!

More stuff to sell? We have a second drop off for additional items (especially large items that sell out right away!) NO hanging clothing, but we'll take everything else! No appt needed
2nd dropoff: Thurs. March 5th |  7p-8p

PICK UP

Tuesday, March 10th  |  3p-7p

You have a choice!
You may donate your unsold items to our charity partner, Friend2Friend OR pick up your unsold items. If you donate items, you will be helping our local community + receive a donation slip for tax purposes with your check.

Pick up is totally painless as all items are sorted for you (how cool is that?)  You can be in and out within 10 minutes!

• If you are unable to pick up, a friend/family member can do so.  All items not picked up at 7:01 will be donated, sorry no exceptions.

NOTE! Pickup is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving! If you will be out of town make arrangements to have someone else pickup or else plan to donate unsold items. Sorry, with over 400 sellers we can't make individual accommodations for pickup. 

• Any items that were pulled from the sales floor during the event (stained, broken, recalled) will be organized on tables to look over and collect as a part of the pickup steps. If they were being donated they will not be put out. 

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Gather Your Supplies:

Create a "tagging tub" to keep all your supplies handy in one spot. Once you've gathered your suppies, you'll be ready to prep and tag your items!

Here's what you'll need:

  • WHITE cardstock  (65lb. paper)
  • 1 1/2” & 2” safety pins 
  • Child size all plastic hangers (for sizes Newborn-6x)
  • Full size all plastic hangers (for sizes 7 & up)
  • Gallon & quart size Ziploc bags
  • Clear packaging tape
  • Scotch tape for books
  • Scissors
  • Curling Ribbon/string or zipties
  • Computer and printer 

Optional supplies, but well worth the time:

  • Tagging Gun/barbs for tagging clothing
  • Magic sponge or Norwex cloth 
    (for cleaning toys & shoes)
  • Tide bleach pen for stains
  • Downy wrinkle releaser (the “little miracle spray!”)
  • Febreeze for smoke/pet odors

SUPPLY TIP! 
We sell the following supplies for your convencince:

Buy pins, tagging kit or barbs at any sale or email  kris@jbfsale.com to purchase.

Pricing Sweet Spot

Price your items 1/4 –1/3 of original price to hit the “sweet spot” and sell MORE of your items! For high end or brand new items you may go up to 1/2, but nothing should be priced over half of retail, even if new.

TIP! We suggest you DO allow your items to reduce!  You'll sell MORE items at full price if you tag to let them reduce. What doesn’t sell at full price has a much better chance of selling on half price day, and you have money in your pocket instead of items to take home again :)

BONUS!!! If you tag EVERYTHING you bring to BOTH REDUCE AND DONATE we’ll waive your consignor fee! There’s a question on the consignor waiver that lets us know you tagged this way to get the fee added back onto your check. Sweet!

Tagging Your CLOTHING

This is our WINTER Sale so bring only clothing appropriate for the cool weather temps! 

> > > LIMIT OF 250 HANGING CLOTHING ITEMS PER CONSIGNOR AT THE WINTER SALE! (A set counts as 1 item)

Sizes We Accept:

  • Newborn-size 14/16 kids clothing
  • Maternity (bring your best 25 items)
  • Sorry, NO Junior or Teen sizes accepted (only through size 14/16)

Print 1 Page What We Accept

Print our FULL TAGGING GUIDE

General Clothing Guidelines:

  • Put your item on the hanger so the hook faces LEFT and looks like a Question mark (?)
  • Attach tag with safety pin to the upper right corner of item.
  • Hang sizes 0-6x on CHILD SIZE plastic hangers and sizes 7 and up on REGULAR size plastic hangers.
  • If you use a tagging gun, insert the barb through a clothing label or inside seam and NOT through the upper right of the clothing (to avoid making a hole in the clothing). We CAN'T accept clothing with holes from barbs!
  • We pride ourselves in being picky about stains so if you can SEE a stain, DON’T bring it!
  • If you make sets, the items you pair together must be the SAME SIZE! 
  • When you’re tagging, group your items by size and it will be faster for you at dropoff!

HOW to Hang clothing:

Hanging Pants:
Pin the pants to the TOP ANGLED PART of the hanger, NOT the bottom straight edge. This prevents them from sliding to the side of the hanger during shopping. You'll need LARGE 2” safety pins to attach pants (& save your fingers!)

Shirt & shirt set:
Hang the first shirt, then safety pin the second shirt to the back side, going through the shirt PLUS the top angled part of the hanger so it doesn’t pull on the main shirt.

Shirt & Pants/shorts set:
Hang the shirt first. Pin the pants to the back side, pinning through the shirt PLUS the top angled part of the hanger so it doesn’t pull on the shirt and both pieces can be viewed without unpinning them. Don’t hang pants from the bottom of the shirt or it will stretch the shirt.

Pants & Pants set:
Hold the pants back to back and slip the hanger in between. With a LARGE safety pin, pin through both pairs of pants and through the top angled part of the hanger (not on bottom straight edge or it slides to the side).

Multiple onesies set:
You can pair up to 5 onesies for a set. Hang one of the onesies on a child size hanger. Arrange the other pieces in a pile and use a LARGE safety pin to pin them to the back of the hanging onesie, going through the item PLUS the top angled part of the hanger. Shoppers can easily "flip" through them to inspect for stains versus them being stuck in a ziploc bag.
NOTE! Don’t use tagging barbs to attach your sets together as that will cause holes!

Clothing Accessories
Clothing accessories are items like socks, tights, hats etc. You can put multiple items in one ziploc bag, but make sure they are all the SAME SIZE! Tape tag onto the outside of the ziploc bag, being careful not to tape over the barcode.  (Hang sleep sacks and onesies like regular clothes).

Shoes

Shoes must be in LIKE NEW condition with NO scuffed toes, dirty footbeds or dirty leather. We are VERY picky on shoes so bring your best!

  • See “what we accept” for seasonal sale guidelines.
  • Cleaning with a “magic eraser” or cloth and Norwex cleaning paste works great for scuffs and getting white shoes looking white again
  • Crocs can go right in the dishwasher!

Tagging your Shoes:

  • Attach shoes together in some way: you can use string, ribbon or zip-ties for this.  If there are NO holes to go through then use a rubber band.
  • Please DON’T put shoes in ziploc bags or shoe boxes, shoppers like to look at them & they don’t stay that way long! 
  •  Pin tag through a "hole" or you can hole-punch the JBF tag and tie on too! 

Books

We accept Kids Books Only and have a 1000 book limit per consignor.

Bring only your books meant for KIDS to read or to be read, not books for a parent to learn from or teach from. See “what we accept” for full book guidelines.

Bring books in great condition. No worn covers, written in books or library discards will be accepted, and holiday titles are accepted seasonally (Easter at spring sale, Halloween/Christmas at Fall sale). 

How to tag books:
Use SCOTCH TAPE to tape the tag onto the back of the book. Books typically sell best when tagged individually rather than a set, but the choice is up to you!

PRO Pricing Tip!
We sell a LOT of books, so pricing is KEY to selling yours! We recommend pricing all books between $1-$3, and DO allow them to reduce. 

 

Games & Puzzles

Count to make sure you have ALL Pieces included and tape games & puzzles shut in ORIGINAL boxes. Must include working batteries if needed. Tape the tag onto back of game/puzzles.
***Please take EXTRA CARE to ensure you have all pieces included so shoppers are happy!

Tagging TIPS!

  • For board puzzles, FULLY wrap puzzles in saran wrap and tape to secure.
  • It's best to DO all puzzles as sometimes the number of pieces listed on the box is less!
  • No puzzles or games are accepted in baggies, please use original boxes.

Baby Equipment & Items

Baby Items are great sellers! Here's a few tagging tips to help your items sell their best!

Diaper bags, snugglis, slings, car seat covers:
These items should be zip tied to a large hanger for security and so they can hang on a rack. We have zip ties at dropoff if you need one. Make sure to wipe down plastic items and take off and wash fabric covers!

Strollers, high chairs, car seats:
It's important to CLEAN THESE ITEMS! The fabric pads should be removed from ALL baby equipment and put in your washing machine so they're clean. All baby items need the straps too! These items use the yellow claim ticket so bring tags unattached. (See tagging Large Items)

Bottles:
You can put multiple bottles in a ziploc bag and tape shut.

Blankets: 
See “what we accept” for full bedding guidelines.

The only blankets we accept are receiving blankets, meaning small receiving or swaddling type blankets, plus gauze-type blankets. NO fleece or crocheted/ quilted blankets accepted and no crib beddings sets. 

To package blankets: You can put in ziploc bag OR use curling ribbon to “tie” the folded blanket like a present. Don’t tape bag shut so it can be inspected for stains.

Bibs
Bibs sell best when shoppers can inspect them to see there are no stains. We try to hang bibs so they sell best and will have clips to use at dropoff for this.  If you are selling multiple bibs at once, pin them together but DON'T use a ziploc bag so shoppers can flip through them. 

Car Seats & Cribs
Car seats must be LESS THAN 5 years old to be sold, pass our car seat inspection and not be recalled. Cribs must be stationary sided and be manufactured June 2011 or newer. See our SAFETY PAGE for more details and to check if you can bring yours!

 

Tagging LARGE ITEMS

Bring tags for any large items UNATTACHED- at dropoff you’ll receive yellow claim tickets to use for tagging these items.

How it works:  During the inspection step of dropoff, you’ll staple the barcoded tag to our yellow claim ticket. We’ll scan the barcode and print a sticker with information that goes on the top consignor section. We’ll help you attach this claim ticket to the actual item before it goes out on the floor. 

What items will use these tickets?
These claim tickets are used for all items too large to be put in an ikea bag and carried around. Ex: furniture, baby equipment, strollers, kitchens & work benches, big outdoor toys, bikes.

At the sale, the buyer will write their name on the top of the tag and tear off the bottom price tag half. Once torn off, the item is considered SOLD. 

Not sure if it needs a yellow tag? Bring it unattached and ask at dropoff.

Using a Tagging Gun Correctly

If you've got LOTS of clothing to tag, a tagging gun can really speed things up! It's VERY important you use a tagging gun correctly though. We CAN'T accept clothing with holes made from barbs!

To use a tagging gun: Insert the barb through a clothing size label or through an inside seam allowance and NOT through the upper right of the clothing as you normally would with a safety pin.
(Tagging this way will avoid making a hole in the clothing. A safety pin pokes two holes so it distributes the weight evenly unlike a tagging barb that makes only one hole and can rub and leave a hole in the fabric if used inproperly.)  

Looking to order a tagging gun kit? 
Buy online or email Kris to pick up in person and save the shipping, or buy at any sale- just ask us at the register!

 

Facebook Groups & Parties

Join our SAVVY SELLERS Facebook Group!
Its a special consignors-only facebook group to stay connected, get educated, ask your questions, win prizes and MORE! 
*JBF Maple Grove & Coon Rapids Savvy Sellers

It's a FACEBOOK PJ Party!
Put the kids to bed, grab your drink of choice and snuggle in with your computer, tablet or phone! Check facebook page under "Events" tab for upcoming parties! 

Giving Back! #Beablessing

The items you donate to our charity partners are a HUGE blessing and are often used immediately right here in our community! 

All items for the Coon Rapids sale are donated to Friend2Friend, a christian-based non-profit that organizes a huge cargo trailer with clothing and other donations and travels around the community where there are needs opening up the trailer and giving away all items for free. WE are blessed to work with such an amazing charity! 
Find out MORE about Friend2Friend

Two ways to donate your items
1- Mark to donate: In the tagging site, you can either mark individual tags to get donated if they don't sell, or you can PRESET your account to donate all items you tag that don't sell. You would preset this in your tagging PROFILE. 

2- If you don't show for pickup at the end of the sale, then your items are automatically donated whether you marked tags as donate or not. Sorry, no exeptions. 

We'll send a donation receipt along with your check if you request one on the consignor waiver at dropoff. If you'd like an itemized receipt, you can sort your items and print one from the tagging site!

Want us to REFUND your Consignor Fee?

If you mark ALL the items you bring to BOTH REDUCE & DONATE we'll refund the Consignor fee to say "thank you" for giving back!

There's a question on the consignor waiver at dropoff that lets us know you tagged this way. The consignor fee paid via eventbrite will be added back onto your check after the sale.

 

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No TIME? Use VALET TAGGING or JBF ON-DEMAND!

Our Valet Tagging Team is here to help!

How it works:
Contact one of our valet taggers and drop off your items to be tagged. They prep and tag your items and you pay them directly a per-item fee for the service. After they're done, you reconnect to get your items and you're all set for dropoff. You earn the SAME amount as traditional consignors, without the tagging hassle!

See VALET TAGGING DETAILS 
*Limited spots available- contact a tagger today!
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Can't wait? Sell today with JBF ON-DEMAND!

How it works:
We are always buying baby equipment and large toys. Garage sale pricing will be offered on the spot for quality, name brand items in great condition. We pay either cash on the spot or you can be paid higher with JBF bucks to spend at the next sale. Items we purchase for this program are baby gear, large toys & outdoor toys. 

Email Kris to set an appointment and find out more!

 

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Perfect Consignors

We Reward Great Consignors! Spend a little extra time being thorough and bring only your BEST, and we'll reward you with a speedy dropoff!
Check our Perfect Consignor List HERE!

Perfection Inspection Policy:
If you have LESS THAN 3 items pulled during dropoff OR during the sale, you may be added to our "Perfect Consignor" list IF you also meet the following: 

Additional Criteria Considered:
*Must have consigned with us 2 times prior (you can qualify on your third time selling with us)
*Must bring at least 100 items and a mixture of clothes/non-clothing items
*Must arrive with everything tagged correctly
*Must sell at least 50% of your inventory so we know you price right
*This list is updated after each sale and is at the discretion of the sale owners.
*Once on the list, you will remain on the list unless we have a reason (above) to ask you to go through inspection again.

This list is good at the Maple Grove & Coon Rapids sales we run and will still be honord at the Eagan & Eden Prairie JBF sales we recently sold. Other JBF sales may have their own list, but you must make OUR list to qualify at our sales.

Dropoff:
Please use Eventbrite to prepay the consignor fee AND CHOOSE A DROPOFF TIME even though you will not need to go through inspection. This ensures we have adequate racks available for you. You can register for a time on EITHER dropoff day. 

At dropoff come inside and look for the "Perfect Consignor Check-In" table and follow all directions on the red sign to complete your check in.

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Refer-a-Friend and earn JBF bucks!

Word of mouth is our BEST advertising for sharing the sale. Use this coupon to encourage your friends to sell at the next sale and we'll give you $10 JBF bucks to spend. Now that's what we call a REWARDING friendship!

How it works:
1- Print this Refer-a-Friend Coupon, put your name on it and give to a friend who's a first time consignor.
2- They bring the coupon when they dropoff their items and we'll give them $10 JBF bucks on the spot to use at the sale!
3- We'll keep the coupon at the register that has your referral name on it. When you come to shop, just ask us at the register and we'll give YOU $10 JBF bucks too!

*Must be NEW 1st time consignor at this sale and bring minimum 75 items to qualify.

 

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Contact

kris@jbfsale.com
katy@jbfsale.com
JBF cell: 612-308-7005

November 21-24 | Coon Rapids Winter Sale

Hi, we're Kris & Katy, organizers of this Coon Rapids & Maple Grove JBF sales.

Raising kids on a budget is tough, we get it! That's why we started Just Between Friends in the Twin Cities area back in 2006 when our kiddos were small, and families have been saving ever since! It's a win-win community event where local families can both buy & sell new and gently used kids items. Families across the metro love JBF & we can't wait for you to join us!