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Register to Consign

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

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Drop Off!



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SELL WITH US!

Our consignors earn an average of $350 at each sale. Sign up today and you can too!

Details....

• Consignors earn 60% on sold items. Consignors who help during the sale earn 70% on sold items!

• The consignor fee to participate is $12.

• No time to tag? Valet Tagging option below!

Register to consign today!!

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PRINT TAGGING GUIDE

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HELPING AT THE SALE!

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Be a part of our JBF Team and make YOUR sales event great!

• Complete a 4 hour shift & earn 70% on your sold items
• Shop EARLY at the Presale & receive 2 tickets to shop early
• PLUS shop EARLY at the Half-Price Presale & receive 2 tickets to shop early

Our team members help with everything from event set up, inspection, organizing, scanning and bagging to tear down. Help for 4, 8, or 12 hours, the more you help the EARLIER you shop! 

TO REGISTER:
Check the TEAM MEMBER box to open the online scheduler & choose a shift.
Note! You must be a Consignor to register. Haven't consigned before...it's a great time to start! Questions? Email Mary

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DROP OFF (DROP ZONES)

Mon. July 30 | 4p-8p for OVER 200 items
Tues. July 31 | 10a-8p for UNDER 200 items

• Schedule dropoff when you buy your Consignor Ticket

Bringing OVER 300 items?
Register for a REQUIRED sorting shift. Yes, this counts to earn your extra 10% too!

Now for the fun part...getting everything you don't need out of your house! Follow these tips-

1- Bring your signed Car Seat Waiver, and Crib Checklist (if applicable). Have your items tagged & sorted by type/size to speed up your dropoff. Put clothing and shoes in size order. Sort your books by board, soft, picture, easy reader and chapter.

2- Please bring all non-clothing items to the sale in either cardboard boxes or your own bins. If you bring your items in cardboard boxes, you can leave them at the drop zone and go. The cardboard boxes will not be returned after the sale. If you bring your own bins, it is your responsibility to unload your items at the different drop zones.

3- When you arrive, load a rolling rack & check in at the computer. We allow ONE rack per consignor, make more trips if needed.

If you are a first time Consignor, you will go to the Education Station to have your items double checked. But if you are a returning Consignor, you will bring the items directly out to our drop zones on the sales floor. You are responsible to place all of your items on the sales floor in their designated drop zones (listed below). Volunteers will be on hand to assist you so you'll know where everything goes. 

Find more stuff to sell? Bring MORE to the second drop off - NO hanging clothing please, no appt needed

2nd dropoff: Thurs. August 3  |  7p-8p

PICK UP

Tuesday, August 7 | 3p-7p

You have a choice!
You may donate your unsold items to our charity partner, Marie Sandvik Center 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. 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.

• Any items that were pulled from the sales floor during the event (stained, broken, recalled) will be sorted into a "No Thank You" bag with your other items to pick up.

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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
  • Batteries
  • Curling Ribbon or 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!”)
  • Febreze for smoke/pet odors

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

  • 200 Large 2” pins for $4/bag
  • Tagging Kit - $20
  • 1000 replacement barbs/$4
  • Batteries (AA & AAA - $0.25 and C, D, 9 volt - $0.50)

Buy pins, tagging kit or barbs at any sale or email marytreakle@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 will 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. Then 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, and bring at least 75 items, we’ll waive your $12 consignor fee! There’s a question on the consignor waiver that lets us know you tagged this way to get the $12 back.

Tagging Your CLOTHING

Clothing Sizes We Accept:

  • Newborn-Size 16
  • Bring your best 25 Junior items
  • Bring your best 25 Maternity items

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.
  • We take sizes newborn through big kid/adult size 8, but make sure they are KID shoes not adult shoes
  • 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!

This means only books meant for KIDS to read or to be read, not books for a parent to learn from or teach from. Sorry, no pregnancy, parenting, baby name books, cookbooks homeschool books etc. as they don't sell very well.
See “what we accept” for full book guidelines.

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!

 

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. (DON'T use press n seal as it can leave a film on puzzles and harm the pictures)
  • 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 and wash as needed!

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 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 Using a Tagging Gun

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

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

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 a Team Member 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? 
Email Mary to pick up in person, or buy at any sale- just ask us at the register!

 

Facebook Group & Parties

Join our SAVVY CONSINGNERS Facebook Group!
Its a special consignors-only facebook group to stay connected, get educated, ask your questions, win prizes and MORE!


It's a FACEBOOK Party!
Put the kids to bed, grab your drink of choice and snuggle in with your computer, tablet or phone to learn all about consigning with JBF! See facebook page for upcoming party dates.

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! 

Items for the Eagan/Apple Valley sale are donated to Marie Sandvik Center, a christian-based non-profit organization serving needy families in Minneapolis.

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, and have a minimum of 75 items, 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 $12 fee will be added back onto your check!

 

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No TIME? Let our VALET TAGGERS HELP!

Lots to SELL but no TIME to Tag? Our Valet Tagging Team is here to help!

How it works in a nutshell:
You contact one of our valet taggers and drop off your items with them. They tag your items and you pay them directly a per-item fee of $.50 per item or $.25 for items they handle but can't tag such as stained items. 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 time or hassle!

See FULL details & Get Started HERE!

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Drop Off - Drop Zones

Dropoff - Drop Zones:

Please use Eventbrite to prepay the consignor fee and CHOOSE A DROPOFF TIME.This ensures we have adequate racks available for you. You can register for a time on EITHER dropoff day. 

If you are a first time Consignor, you will go to the Education Station to have your items double checked. But if you are a returning Consignor, you will bring the items directly out to our drop zones on the sales floor. You are responsible to place all of your items on the sales floor in their designated drop zones. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you so you'll know where everything goes.

Here is a link to a list of the zones: Drop Zones - Revised Fall 2018

The green highlighted zone numbers 1-4, you put out your items (clothing & shoes in size order). The items will then be inspected either on the rack or at their designated area. The blue highlighted zone numbers 5-8, you will put your carboard box of your items on a table by the designated zone number. Please pre-sort books by type (board book, picture book and chapter book). You will be asked to show that the items with batteries work.

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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 BOTH $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

Mary Treakle
marytreakle@jbfsale.com
Cell # (651) 238-3223

 

I have been participating in the Just Between Friends (JBF) sales for over 10 years. JBF is a great community event where you and other local families can sell items kids no longer use or need. You restock their closets and playroom at a fraction of the cost. Then you can donate their items to local charities. It's a one stop shop. Just tag your items, organize them out on the sale floor, then watch your sales soar!! See you at the sale!