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

How to SELL your STUFF!

1.

Register to Consign

Sign up TODAY to get your seller # which can be used at any JBF sale in the country.

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Let's do this together! We're here to help you with the tools, resources and motivation needed for seller success.

3.

Drop Off!

Bring your items to Body Zone and we'll take it from there. Checks are sent electronically within 10 days of the close of each sale.



You are on your way to clutter-free closets + cash in your pocket!

CA$H IN!

JBF Reading Consignors earn an average of over $350 at each sale and you can TOO!

  • Consignors earn 60% on their sold items
  • Consignors who help at the event earn 70% on their sold items
  • An $11 fee is taken out of your check, with no upfront costs to participate.
  • There are NO limits on the # of children's clothing items or other "stuff" that you can sell!
  • Learn the tricks of the trade by watching this Consignor Workshop VIDEO or join us for an upcoming WEBINAR where we will teach you how to tag.
  • Use your smartphone to tag. It's so easy!

PRINT CONSIGNOR "HOW TO" GUIDE HERE!

Too busy to tag?  Try our Valet Service. See details below.


 

Register to Consign

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MAXIMIZE YOUR EARNINGS

Login to Add Shift

The on-line scheduler will open July 10th!

Our #JBFReading Team is 350+ members strong and we want YOU to join us!

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 a total of 4 hours earn 70% on their sold items. Team Leaders earn 75%.
  • Shop EARLY at Wednesday's Presale
  • Shop EARLY at Saturday's Half-Price Presale

Our crew helps with everything from event set up, inspection, organizing merchandise, running the point of sale system and breaking down the event.

Shifts are available in 2, 4 or 6 hour increments. The more shifts you complete, the earlier you get to shop! The earlier you shop, the more merchandise and bargains to be had + you EARN more...win, win!

Want to earn even more, check out our Team Leader program.
 

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DROP OFF & PICK UP

 

Monday, September 4th | 9am - Noon         

Perfect and Power Consignors (300+ items) ONLY


Tuesday, September 5th | 8am - 7pm

Everyone welcome and no appointment required


Here's How it Works:

1. Prep, price and organize your stuff at home (see details below) and bring to Body Zone ready to be SOLD!

2. Check in and we will provide you with a rolling rack to transport your items into the building. Here's an OVERVIEW VIDEO which will show you the ropes.

4. Watch your sales grow with our real-time updates. It is seriously better than winning the lottery!

Find more stuff to sell? Bring non-clothing or shoe items to the second chance drop off.

2nd (and 3rd) Chance Drop Offs

Thursday, September 7th | 8pm-9pm
Friday, September 8th | 8pm-9pm

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PICK UP: Moday, September 11th | 4pm-7pm

You have a choice! You may donate your unsold items to our charity partner or pick up. All items will be sorted by consignor # for a fast and efficient pick up.

If you are a Power Consignor (dropping off more than 300 items), and you wish to pick up your unsold items, you are required to help for 2 hours during breakdown. Schedule your shift HERE.

Pick up is super simple. Take a tour from our Lancaster sale - the process is the same in Reading!

 

PRESALE HOURS

Consignors & Team Members shop 1st!

Wednesday, September 6th | 9am - 9pm

9am:  12-Hour Helpers
10am:  8-Hour Helpers
11am:  4-Hour Helpers
11:30am:  2-Hour Helpers
NOON: Consignors & 1 Guest for Consignors and Team Members
7pm:  Family Shop
8:30pm: Doors Close
9pm: Presale Ends

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to enter any time AFTER your designated time. If there is a line, you may "jump to the front" with your pass.

Due to time and space constraints, we are unable to allow children under the age of 12 before Family Shop time at 7pm. The only exception is for nursing infants who can be worn on mom or dad. No car seat carriers or strollers before 7pm, please.

 

Saturday, September 9th | HALF PRICE PRESALE

6pm: Team Member & 2 Guests
6:30pm:  Consignors & 2 Guests
8:30pm:  Doors Close
9pm:  Presale Ends

Children and strollers ARE welcome to attend the Half Price Presale and do not need a ticket.

All presale passes will be distributed at Consignor Drop Off.

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Bags & Baby Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, lunch boxes and kid's purses are great consignment items. We are unable to accept women's handbags including Vera Bradley unless it is a diaper bag.

Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled, 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 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.

Blankets & Textiles

Be selective when selling 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. PLEASE NOTE, we DO NOT accept comforters, sleeping bags or bumper pads.

 

Package:  Larger blankets should be placed on a hanger. Receiving blankets may be placed in to ziplock page wth the tag taped to the outside of the bag. 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. Price 75% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  If item is placed in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut. If blankets are bundled with string or on a hanger, attach tag directly to blanket with a tagging gun or safety pin.

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.  In addition to chidren's books, we accept parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing content.

Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  No "adult" content or rated "M" video games. We are unable to accept VHS tapes. Check dvds and video games for scratches and double check to ensure the disk is in the case!

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 clear tape or blue painter's tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Tape tag to the outside back cover. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

 

 

 

Clothing

We sell children's clothing newborn through size 18 for boys and Juniors for girls. There is a limit of 10 brand name girl's junior size 0-5 items. Acceptable Junior brands include the following:

  •         Abercrombie
  •         Hollister
  •         Aeropostle
  •         Gap
  •         American Eagle
  •         Forever 21
  •         Nike, Reebok, Puma, Adidas
  •         Under Armour
  •         North Face
  •         Boutique Brands


Maternity must be brand name (and not non-maternity women's clothing) and we will accept all seasons for this category only. There is a limit of 10 maternity items per consignor. Acceptable maternity brands include the following:

  •     Ann Taylor
  •     Liz Lange
  •     Motherhood Maternity
  •     Mimi
  •     Old Navy/Gap
  •     Pea in the Pod
  •     Boutique brands


The fall sale features fall & winter clothing only. Check out the seasonal guidelines here.


Quality:  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. 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 more you 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. Refer to this guide as to where to find FREE or low cost hangers.

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 zip-lock 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 Clothing - The most successful JBF Consignors practice “Shopper-Focused Pricing”. You’re a smart bargain shopper - simply ask, “What price would make me buy this item without hesitation...and brag about it later to a friend?”

 

We DO NOT have a $3 rule at the JBF Reading sale. We encourage you to price your items competitively and use this guide as a resource.


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.

 



 

 

 

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, include all parts, and be in good condition. PLEASE NOTE, we DO NOT accept cribs. Children's furniture like beds (toddler & twin), desks, side tables, dressers, etc are a-okay!


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.


 

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. We are unable to accept electronic breast pumps; however, pump accessories are okay to sell. Check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.

 

Package:  If an 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.

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 = September thru April; Spring = May thru August ).


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 excellent and priced right to sell. 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.

 


 

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more sell like HOT CAKES. 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).

We accept stuffed toys that are characters (such as Mickey Mouse or Dora), battery operated (like Tickle Me Elmo) or brand new with tag. Please, no generic stuffed animals, pillow pets, Webkinz or Beanie Babies.


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. Check out how to tag large items with multiple pieces here.

 


 

 


Perfect Consignor Program

It pays to be PERFECT! The Perfect Consignor program is a tangible way to thank our consignors who consistently follow the JBF guidelines and bring great items to the sale.

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 gives you a FAST PASS at inspection during drop off at the next sale. This saves you lots of time PLUS you are invited to drop off one day earlier than all other sellers.

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

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

SPRING 2017 PERFECT CONSIGNOR LIST

Tagging Workshops

New to JBF? Want to learn how you can clean up and ca$h in? We're here to help!

There are several optional webinars leading up to the event. In less than one hour, you will know exactly how to prep, price and tag your items. All you need is a computer and register HERE.

If you are ready to get started TODAY, you can watch this virtual workshop by CLICKING HERE.

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Tagging Supplies


Tagging is easier when you have all of the supplies at your finger tips.  Chances are, you have most of these items somewhere (the question is where) in your home. Now is the time to gather them up to create your JBF toolbox.

If you need children's hangers, cardstock or a tagging gun we've got you covered!  See details to below to purchase a TAGGING KIT or TAGGING GUN. A Tagging Gun is totally optional and can save you time if you have lots of clothing items.


Each TAGGING KIT includes:

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

The cost of the kit is $30 + shipping.  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 also host supply pick ups during the weeks leading up to the sale. Check out the schedule HERE.

Stay in the know by joining our Consignor Facebook page.


 



 

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Hangers & Tagging Guns

HANGER INFO: Hangers can be plastic tube, department store, wire, plastic coated wire or pant clip hangers. When hanging pants, attach safety pins to the TOP part of the hanger to ensure that pant will not slide. The best hangers to use for pants are clip hangers like the ones used in department stores.

TAGGING GUNS: Using a tagging gun can save you lot of time however it is totally optional. If you chose to use a tagging gun, please make sure you tag your items through the inside tag, inside lip of the neck area or the shoulder seam. The tag must fall on the outside of the shirt so it is easily seen by shoppers.

This short VIDEO will walk you through how to properly tag with a tagging gun.

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No Time to Tag?


Do you have more "stuff" than time? Valet Tagging to the rescue! Let one of our experienced taggers prep, price and transport your items to the sale...EASY!

Sellers earn 45% less a $20 consignor fee. Additional fees may apply and are outlined in the waiver.

Here's how it works:

1.  Register for the upcoming sale.

2.  Review and complete the on-line Valet Waiver. A tagger will be assigned when this form is received. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis.

3. Follow the Valet Merchandise Prep Guidelines and drop off your items.

4. Admire your clean house and watch your sales grow! Pick up of unsold items is the responsibility of each consignor.


 

 

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Maximize Your Earnings

Contact

Tracy Panase

TracyPanase@jbfsale.com
Phone/Text: 610-739-4766
 

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Vendor Inquiries: Go Here!

 

Hi, I'm Tracy and I organize the JBF sale in Reading as well as in Oaks, Lancaster, and Lower Bucks County. Over the past eight years, we have helped thousands of Berks County moms and dads just like you clean up and cash in with JBF.

As a mom, I get it!  Raising kids on a budget is tough...not to mention they grow out of things so darn fast.  That's why we created Just Between Friends. Our award winning event allows local families to sell the items their kids no longer use, and get way MORE for LESS! It's a win-win and why I love JBF...I know you will too!