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

How To SELL & MAKE Money

1.

Register to Consign

It really is easy!
Get a consignor number HERE
(takes only 1/min).

Login to your account HERE
sign up to SELL at the next event.

 

 

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

You tag your items at home in our free online tagging system
(enter description & price)
Attach tags to your clean items.

See "Prep Your Items" below!

 

3.

Drop Off!

Deliver your items & place
on sales floor in marked areas.

Grab a friend and SHOP the Presale
Checks are mailed two weeks post-sale!



There is no limit to how much you can sell!

EARN 60-65%!

Get CA$H for my kids' outgrown items? Yes, please!

    Consignors earn 60% of sales automatically.
    Want to earn more? Become a Team Member and earn up to 70%
    All Consignors can shop presales EARLY!
    Average Consignor earns $200+ in CA$H!
    Consignor fee only $15 taken out of the final check - NO upfront fees!
    YOU set the price!
    1000+ shoppers walk thru the doors during 4 days to buy YOUR items!
    We're here for you!  Join our private Consignor ONLY Facebook page.

No time to tag?  Check out our Valet Tagging option below.

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

JBF is run by Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc. 100+ Helpers make each sale event the perfect Earth-friendly place for families to find great deals on items they need beat our high cost of living!

 The Perks!!!

4-Hour Helpers

Earn 65% on your sold items
Shop Wednesday's Presale at 3:30pm-9:00pm
Shop Saturday's 50% off Presale with two guests 4pm-7pm

8-Hour Helpers

Earn 65% on your sold items
Shop Wednesday's Presale at 2:45pm-9:00pm
Shop Saturday's 50% off Presale with two guests 4:00pm-7:00pm

12-Hour Helpers
Earn 65% on your sold items
Shop Thursday's Presale at 2:00pm-9:00pm
Shop Saturday's 50% off Presale with two guests 4:00pm-7:00pm

Help is needed throughout the week, 8am-10pm Wednesday thru Sunday. Log In to access the online scheduler for available shifts and barters (distributing free admission passes to schools prior to event, hanging posters at local businesses, writing a blog post, providing water, baked goods for the event etc. are valid for presale passes only - must fill an onsite shift to qualify for addl. 5% of sold items as a Consignor). 

Got questions?  Contact Marci at (408)596-4930 or marciludwig@jbfsale.com

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DROP OFF/PICK UP INFO

WHERE:
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Gate 8. Parking is free Wed and Thurs.

Wednesday  3pm - 9pm
*Please note, consignors must be inside the building/checked in no later than 7:30pm. You may place your items onto the floor up until 9pm. Please plan accordingly*

Thursday 9am - Noon
*Please note, consignors must be inside the building/checked in no later than 10:30am. You may place your items onto the floor up until noon. Please plan accordingly*

Mid-Sale Dropoff: Friday 6:00 - 7:00pm
All non-clothing/hanging items accepted

PICK UP (optional, if you choose not to donate remaining items).

Sunday
8:00pm - 9:00pm All Consignors
9:01pm - All items donated to charity. No early/late pick ups, items are non-retrievable - no exceptions!

 

PRESALE SHOPPING

Helpers & Consignors get to shop FIRST!

**For safety reasons no children or strollers during below presales. Infants under 1 year in a front-facing carrier are welcome**

Thursday
2:00pm - 9:00pm - 12hr Helpers/Team Members
2:45pm - 9:00pm - 8hr Helpers/Team Members
3:30pm - 9:00pm - 4hr Helpers/Team Members  
4:00pm - 9:00pm - Sellers/Consignors + (2) Guests

Saturday - 50% off Presale
4:00pm - 7:00pm All Helpers +2 Guests
5:00pm - 7:00pm Consignors +2 Guests


Kids of all ages & strollers welcome during 50% off presale!

Presale Passes: Consignors will receive Presale Passes at Drop Off.  All others will be on an Entrance List at the Presale Door.

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Bags & Baby Carriers

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), or are stained, damaged or missing pieces.  We no longer accept breast pumps.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger.  Those get placed on the endcaps of the clothing isles.

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 multiple pieces)

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

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 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 (include a photo from the internet of bedding set up). Secure the bag so that items do not get separated. Blankets, cloths, and towels can be tied with ribbon/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, hole-punch JBF tag and knot onto tied sets (can place a piece of clear tape on top of tag and punch hole thru to reinforce tag).  (link to tagging video)

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

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 of different sizes together; Tie sets of books the same size together with ribbon/string like a package.  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. Make sets to keep at least a $3.00 minimum price.

Tag:  Attach your tag using either washi or painters' tape to it's easily removed without damage when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape.  Hole-punch JBF tag and knot onto tied sets (can place a piece of clear tape on top of tag and punch hole thru to reinforce tag). (link to tagging video)

Car Seats & Cribs

Car Seats
Car seats cannot be older than 5 years. Check and make sure your car seat has never been recalled. Click here for recalls or call the Department of Transportation for recalls at 1-800-424-9393.  To consign a car seat, you must fill out and bring TWO copies of the Car Seat Waiver. This must be filled out completely. If you do not have the manual for your car seat, in most cases, you can download those and print them online. Please bring this Car Seat Waiver checklist with you to Consignor drop off (one copy stays with your waiver, one is attached to the car seat on the sales floor).

Cribs
Per CPSC guidelines, JBF can only accept the consignment of cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011.  Cribs manufactured from July 23, 2010 to June 28, 2011 may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer or retailer.  Cribs manufactured prior to July 23, 2010 will not be accepted under any circumstance.  Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds.  To consign a crib, you must fill out and bring TWO copies of the Crib Waiver. .  Please bring this Car Seat Waiver checklist with you to Consignor drop off (one copy stays with your waiver, one is attached to the crib on the sales floor).  (link to tagging video w/ multiple pieces)

Clothing

Clothing
We sell children's clothing Newborn through juniors (limit 10 girl's junior size items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 10 brand name 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 not in the current trend 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-juniors and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor will get overlooked.  Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. 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. Bundle onesies and pin together at the shoulders to be easily viewed by shoppers.  Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well listing all items.

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 to inside label or seam NOT through part of the clothing (it will make a hole/tear in clothing), or use a safety pin thru upper right front. 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 - Bundles of socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories in plastic bags should be secured closed with clear tape with tag either taped onto or placed inside bag (if you are sure it can be scanned). Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to tied/taped bundles of accessories. (link to tagging video)

Furniture & Equipment

Furniture & Equipment
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.

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 coming)

Infant Items

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 coming)

Shoes

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 coming)

Toys

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 ziplocks 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 coming soon)

Unaccepted Items

Please check this list before tagging and dropping off your items.  We will NOT accept:

Breast pumps
VHS tapes
Stuffed animals (unless Disney or other licensed character)
Crib Mattresses, or any mattresses
Stained, worn, torn items
Recalled items
Adult clothing
Used under garments

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NO TIME TO TAG?

Join our Valet Tagging Program. We’ll tag, store and transport your items to the sale!  You get to shop the Consignor presales and two weeks post sale, your check arrives. You earn 40-45% in cash just like that!

1. Sign up
2. Collect items; make sure they're in working order, clean and free from ALL stains and tears, batteries and all pieces/parts included.
3. Drop off at a prearranged time and location.

Any unsold items will be donate to our charity partner.

Please note: Space is limited and this service will close two weeks prior to the sale, or when all spaces have been reserved. BOOK YOUR SPOT ASAP! Valet tagging is EASY, SMART and it's MONEY in your pocket!

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STAR CONSIGNERS

STAR CONSIGNORS??

A tangible way to thank our Consignors who consistently follow the JBF guidelines and bring great items to the sale.  All Star Consignors have less than three stained, damaged, unacceptable, or recalled items that didn't pass inspection or get removed from the floor during the sale. Meet this simple criteria at the upcoming sales event and you get a 15 minute headstart on your shopping time next sale!

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YOU CAN DO IT!!!

#ResaleRocks!

 

 

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YOUR MONEY IS WAITING!

Contact

Marci Ludwig

marciludwig@jbfsale.com
ph: 408.596.4930

 

 

 

As parent of two, I know that raising a family can be expensive but it doesn't have to be! Helping Bay Area families shop safely & save BIG on everything they need for their kids! Showing YOU how to make money selling those outgrown kid's items and how to keep more money in your pocket by shopping & saving with JBF! Come & Join Us!

JBF San Mateo is proud to be locally owned & operated.