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How to Sell at JBF

1.

Register to Consign

Join over 900 Consignors who clean out & cash in at our twice a year events.

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

We'll show you how to gather, price & prepare your items.

3.

Drop Off!

Drop off, shop the Consignor Presale & watch your check grow.



...and your check is ready 15 days later!

Earn up to 70%!

JBF Tacoma/Puyallup Consignors earn 60% less $10 fee per sale event. 

Consignors who are able to help during (or before) the sale for at least 4 hours earn 70%.  The $10 fee is waived for consignors who help for 8 or more hours.

Consignors earn an average of over $300 at each sale!  Start here (.pdf)

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

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Over 400 helpers make each sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need!  Please note: all Volunteers must consign at least 15 items.

Volunteer Perks!

4-Hour Volunteers

  • Earn 70% on your sold items
  • Shop Wednesday's Presale at 3:00pm (1 guest may join you at/after 4:00pm)
  • Shop Saturday's Half Price Party with a guest at 5:30pm

8-Hour Volunteers

  • Earn 70% on your sold items
  • $10 Consignor Fee is waived
  • Shop Wednesday's Presale at 2:00pm (1 guest may join you at/after 4:00pm)
  • Shop Saturday's Half Price Party with a guest at 5:30pm

12-Hour Volunteers

  • Earn 70% on your sold items
  • $10 Consignor Fee waived
  • Shop Wednesday's Presale at 1:30pm (1 guest may join you at/after 4:00pm)
  • Shop Saturday's Half Price Party with a guest at 5:30pm

Vounteer Shifts are available January 1st.

Advertising Shifts are volunteer opportunities BEFORE the sale and will be available January 1st.

Please contact Allison if you are looking for an alternative way to help! AllisonStephens@jbfsale.com

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Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop Off - Tuesday, March 19 10am-8pm

  • Pleas arrive by 7pm (doors close at 8pm)
  • Bring your items tagged, prepped, and sorted by type & size.
  • Bring your signed Consignor Agreement (.pdf), Car Seat Checklist, and Crib Waiver (if applicable).
  • Drive onto the fairgrounds at the ORANGE Gate (off Fairview Ave, near Roller Coaster)
  • You will place your items on the sales floor - plan for about an hour.
  • Pick up your Presale Tickets and shop 'til you drop!

Express Drop Off
Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19
The quickest option (unload your vehicle, we do the rest!) 
Info & Sign-Up Here. Cost is $10/100 items.

Mid-Sale Drop Off
Thursday, October 25th 4pm-7pm (Drive in Orange Gate)

Pick Up (if not donating) 
Sunday, March 24 9:30pm-10pm -OR-
Monday, March 25 8:30am-10am (Drive in Orange Gate)
Items are donated immediately after Drop Off closes.

Presale Hours

Consignors & Volunteers get to shop FIRST!

Wednesday, March 20
1:30pm 12-hour Team Members
2:00pm 8-hour Team Members
3:00pm 4-hour Team Members
4:00pm 1 Guest per Team Member
5:00pm Consignors & 1 Guest
9:00pm Doors Close
10:00pm Registers Close

Saturday, March 23 Half Price Party
5:30pm Team Members & 1 Guest
6:00pm Consignors & 1 Guest
7:00pm Doors Close
8:00pm Registers Close

Kids are welcome during all Presale shopping times.  Please use caution as the Presales can be overwhelming.  Children worn or in strollers/wagons are best.  Children must stay with the parent at all times, please.

Presale Tickets: Consignors will receive a Presale Ticket at Drop Off. 

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Bags & Baby Carriers

Gather:  Diaper bags,  infant carriers, backpacks, and purses are great consignment items. 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 (accessories that can be sanitzed are accepted).  Please do not bring women's purses to sell.

Package:  Zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger. If you would like to place high priced itmes (over $20) in our High Value Cabinet near Checkout, please see a volunteer at Drop Off for assistance.

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.

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Gather:  (This category is limited to 5 items per consignor. ) 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. 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 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, 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.

 


 

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

Gather:  Books (no books for adults, parenting books okay), book sets, board games, puzzles, movies (not rated R), video games (not rated M), video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale.  Please only bring kid's, 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 game cartridges will be placed in a cabinet near checkout to prevent theft.  Please do not tape DVD cases shut - we will inpsect disc and seal with security sticker.

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 would like a high priced item placed in the High Value Cabinet near Checkout, 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.

 

Clothing

Gather:  We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 20 (limit 10 girls teen clothing items, limit 10 boys teen clothing items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 10 maternity clothing items per consignor).

Our March sale is spring & summer clothing only (what your child would wear REGULARLY between April-September - full list here).

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, the better it will sell.

New Safety Standards:  If you have a clothing item with a drawstring at the neck sizes 2T-12, the draw string must be fixed in place and no longer than 2" or removed.  If you have upper outerwear (jackets) with a drawstring at the waist sizes 2T-16, drawstrings must be fixed in place and no longer than 2" or removed.

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 7-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and WalMart & Target sell 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/Skirts - 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.  Consignors are limited to 5 items total in this category.

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 - this includes onesies, socks, tights, underwear and infant hats/mittens (this category is limited to 5 items total per consignor).  Package multiple pieces 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 (order Tagging Gun Kit here) 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. Please do not tape bags closed - shoppers want to feel and inspect items before purchasing.

 



 

 

Furniture & Equipment

Gather:  Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011; please bring Crib Waiver for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, 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:  Clean all infant equipment thoroughly. 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 bases.

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.


 

Infant Items

Gather:  Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.  Please do not consign items that you have received through a state or federal program (such as WIC).

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.

Mommy Mart

Gather:  (This category is limited to 5 items per consignor.)  Household items that other families will use (no knick knacks please).  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bin, shelving), furniture (no upholstered items), decor (lamps, wall hangings, no antiques), and kitchen items (small appliances, utensils, etc.).  No Donation Option: unsold Mommy Mart items must be picked up by the Consignor after the sale. We are not able to donate these items after the sale.

Package:  If selling multiple pieces together, be sure that all pieces are secured together.

Price:  Price to sell!  These items are not the primary reason shoppers come to JBF, so the price low!

Tag:  Secure the tag to the item to ensure that the tag does not fall off during the sale and so that item is not damaged when the tag is removed after purchase.

Shoes

Gather: Make sure that the 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 April; Spring = April thru September).  The largest sizing on our shoe shelves are labelled "Teen sizes 8 & Up" - please bring only shoes worn regularly by kids/teens (no stilettos or shoes that look like mom's/dad's).

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.

 


 

Toys

Gather:  Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls before consigning.  Clean all toys 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).  Stuffed/plush toys are allowed, but only 5 per consignor.

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.  (Use plenty of tape to child-proof your items while they are on the sales floor.) 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.

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Limited Item Categories

Due to space limitations, we limit the following items per consignor.  Please bring only your BEST:

  • Teen Clothing - 10 max girls and 10 max boys (clothing for ages 13 & up)
  • Maternity Clothing - 10 max
  • Bagged Clothing Items (onesies, hats/mittens, socks, tights, underwear) - 10 max
  • Bedding, Blankets & Textiles - 5 max
  • Stuffed Toys - 5 max
  • Mommy Mart - 5 max

We do not accept the following items:

  • Recalled, damaged, non-working or stained items
  • Women's Purses
  • Breast Pumps (accessories okay)
  • Movies rated over PG-13
  • Games rated M
  • Books for Adults (parenting books okay)

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Valet Consignors - No Time To Tag?

We prep your items and you earn 45-50% cash!  Valet Consigning is limited and will close when spaces fill.

In order to qualify, you must answer YES to at least 2 questions below:

  1. Do you have at least 100 items?
  2. Are 80% of your items name brand? (Less than 20% of your items are from Target/Walmart.)
  3. If Valet Tagging were not an option, would it be impossible for you to participate in the next JBF sale event?

Spring sale sign-ups will open January 1st.

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Top 10 Best Sellers

These items ALWAYS sell well at JBF!

  1. Strollers & Car Seats
  2. Pack-n- plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy Seats
  3. Cribs & Toddler Beds
  4. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys
  5. Outdoor/Indoor Play Structures
  6. Toys & Sporting Goods
  7. Books, DVDs, Games & Video Games
  8. Clothing (baby, toddler, school age, teen & maternity)
  9. Shoes
  10. Infant Care Items
 

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Contact

Allison Stephens

AllisonStephens@jbfsale.com
Text/Call: 253.778.6885

Welcome to the #JBF253 family!


Vendors Inquiries - go here.

I get it.  Raising kids is expensive!  That's why we created #JBF253 - your partner in family savings!  

My daughter Maya is 11 years old now, and she's finally old enough to shop for herself at the JBF sale.  And JBF makes "YES!" possible because she can get most of the clothes she chooses - since the prices are so low!

Plus, by selling and buying at JBF, we do our part to keep extra packaging and waste out of our landfills.