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

by Robin B

 

We’re Back Kalamazoo!

The nation’s largest children’s and maternity consignment sale is coming to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center May 4th-6th. It’s your chance to clear your closets and turn your clutter into cash!

Selling

Selling your items to make money has never been easier! With a few steps at-home and one easy drop off, we take care of the rest. No running a table or bartering with shoppers like other mom-to-mom sales. Our sale is unique. We set up the floor like a typical store. Clothing is sorted by size and gender and baby/children items (toys, books, accessories) are grouped on tables throughout the venue. It’s like shopping at your favorite store – but where everything is 50-90% off of retail prices.
 

Upon signing up to sell – or consign – you will receive a unique login and password that allows you to enter your items into our master tagging database. Whether it’s 50 items or 500 – simply enter in your item, the price you want for it (be aggressive to sell it), print off your tags to put on your items and you’re ready to go. You’ll also have the opportunity to increase your sales by selecting “1/2 off” so that your item is included in the ½ Off Saturday part of the sale (we highly recommend marking your items 1/2 off). And, you’ll be able to mark “donate” if you chose to do so – allowing you to support the Kalamazoo Dream Center right here in Kalamazoo. It’s a win for every one! If you donate, you can print a report of your donations from your JBF login that you can use for your taxes. It’s that easy!

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Shopping

With thousands of items brought in by consignors from all over Kalamazoo and West Michigan, there is plenty of shopping for everyone! Want to have first access to the deals? Consider volunteering with us. Work a 4-hour shift, earn a pre-sale pass and volunteers shop FIRST!! You’ll be in the door before the general public and you’ll be helping us create the best possible event. Work 8 or 12 hours and you’ll be in the door even sooner!

Safety

Safety is our number one priority. We have a dedicated team of Recall Specialists who ensure that every item on the floor meets the standards set forth by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Supporting Kalamazoo

One of our biggest joys is helping out families throughout our area. Whether you use JBF as a way to make a little extra cash for your family – or you are able to outfit every little one in your home with fabulous items at great prices, JBF is committed to our community. But beyond our consignors and shoppers is our relationship with our charities. Should our consignors choose “donate” if their gently loved items don’t sell (and why not?! You’ve finally got it out of your home – enjoy the clean space!) – we donate these items to the Kalamazoo Dream Center. Your items stay right here in town, helping families in need. We’re so delighted to support Kalamazoo in this way.

So…What’s Next?

Sign up! We’d love to have you consign (sell) with us – shop with us – and support the Kalamazoo area. Run into questions along the way? Don’t worry, we’ve got a team happy to help:
• Visit our website at kalamazoo.jbfsale.com for more information and make sure to check out the videos on the “SELL” page for additional tips.
• Email Melissa at melissacook@jbfsale.com or text 616-420-2011.
• Check out our Blog at https://jbfgrandrapids.com/

See you soon, Kalamazoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin

Robin is a native Michigander and mother of two. She has a keen eye for discovering deals and an honest desire to share local activities and family fun. In addition to enjoying early mornings with strong coffee, she likes hanging outside with her kids, biking and reading.

 

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