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

How to Sell & MAKE Money:

1.

Register to Consign

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

3.

Drop Off!



... easy & simple!

Earn Up To 70% CASH

JBF-Grapevine Consignors sell an average of $350 at each sale!  It is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Register to Consign at our upcoming event
  2. Read PREPARING YOUR ITEMS below. The Tagging Videos are great too!
  3. Start tagging!

*Consignors make 60%, less a $10 Consignor fee prepaid on Eventbrite.   Consignors who do not prepay their Consignor Fee will have $15 taken out of their Consignor check. 

*Consignors who Help for at least 4 hours during the sale earn 70% on sold items & shop EARLY!

*Are you too busy to tag? Sign up as a VIP Consignor and let us do the tagging for you!  (details below)

Consignor Agreements will be signed on Eventbrite when you pay your Consignor Fee.

See FULL SALE SCHEDULE BELOW!!!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Join other smart & savvy Consignors who volunteer shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges & an extra 10% on their gross sales.  

We LOVE our JBF Helpers!  Helpers make your sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need! Please note, only Consignors can be Helpers.

Helper Perks:

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLY during Presale Day, Thursday, August 9
    (12hr = 11am, 8hr = 11:30am, & 4hr = NOON, & those w/children = 6:30pm)
  • shop EARLY for Half-Price Day, Saturday, August 11, 8am


We recommend wearing close-toed shoes. And wear clothing that lets you move easily.

We really depend on our Helpers. If you sign up, we are counting on you to fulfill your commitment.

If you need to cancel your shift before the sale begins, please log in to our website and cancel the shift so others will have to opportunity to sign up for the time slot.

If you have an emergency come up during the sale, please email Holly at hdavis@jbfsale.com.

Do you have a High School Student that needs Service Hours?  Just Between Friends offers a chance for these students to earn service hours for helping sort unsold items for our charities.  Contact us for more details!

 

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DROP-OFF

Wednesday, August 8 - 

1:30pm-8:30pm:  Drop-Off of items 

  1. Bring your items tagged, clothes on appropriate size hangers prepped & sorted by gender & size.  **There is a 400 total items limit per Consignor**
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  2. Bring your signed Car Seat Wavier, and Crib Waiver (if needed)
     
  3. After your items are inspected by our Helpers, you will place your items on the sales floor.

*Short on time? Sign up for our Express Drop-Off service and, for a fee, we'll get your items from your car, inspect them, and place them on the floor for you!  Contact us today!  By appointment only. 

 

PICK-UP

Pick up all unsold items - Sunday, August 12, 6:30pm-7:30 pm.
 

Clothing will be sorted by Consignor number for easy pick up. 

As time allows and depending upon how many Helpers we have, we will continue to sort other items by Consignor number.
 

Check the "Lost and Found" table and the "Items with No Tag" area.

Your Consignor check will be emailed to you after the sale.

If you are unable to pick up your unsold items, please make arrangements with someone to pick them up for you.

That person must have your Eventbrite ticket confirmation email (printed or on phone) and/or personal ID (driver's license).

IMPORTANT: At 7:31 p.m. remaining items are donated to Open Arms charity. Sorry, no exceptions. 

We are not able to take and store any left-over items for Consignors.  Donations are greatly appreciated!

 

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Clothing Prep

Fall Sale Information: 

We sell children's clothing: Premie - size 16 for boys, and Premie - 16 for Girls. We also sell Maternity clothes.  Limit: 15 Shoes, 10 best Maternity, 5 & Sleepers.  We no longer accept Junior size clothing.  **There is a 400 total item limit per Consignor**

Consignors who REDUCE & DONATE all of their items will not have to pay a consignor fee!  If you qualify for this perk, email hdavis@jbfsale.com.

Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them for your children. No stained or damaged items will be accepted. Please bring freshly cleaned clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Remember to button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop-off. This will ensure that the clothes you are hoping to sell will look their very best! The newer the item looks and the better it smells, the better it will sell.

Hangers : Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark). Please hang size 0-4 clothing on child-size hangers. Infant clothes hung on adult hangers makes it very hard for a shopper to see its true size. You want your item to sell and look the best it can! Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well-or at all! Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers. Wal-Mart & 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. Again, 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 to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt at the top of the hanger. This is the best way so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.

Unacceptable Clothing Items:  We will not accept used socks, underwear or undergarments - new in package is fine.  We are no longer accepting Junior size clothing.

Onesies and Sleepers must be hung on a hanger.  Clothing items in baggies will be charged $1.00 per bag to be put on a hanger and tagged.

Sports Uniform Shirts and Tshirts  We can not accept personalized little league sports shirts, Upwards, Vacation Bible School, Elementary spirit wear type shirts.  These types of clothing items will not sell!

Pants: Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use two safety pins to attach the waist of the pants to the top part of the hanger ( the 2 slanted sides), then place tape over the pins to prevent sliding.

Price: Remember hanging items need to start at $3. If your single hanging item will not bring $3 then match it will something else to bring your starting price to $3. Make sure you match items of the SAME SIZE!

Tag: Attach tag with a safety pin to the label or upper right of the shirt or upper right front of pants. You can place a piece of clear tape over the pin for extra security. 

Toys

Toys are popular sellers at JBF sales.  All toys must be checked for safety recalls before consigning.

Clean all toys thoroughly and please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Make sure toys contain all working parts. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at the Dollar store).

JBF Grapevine does not miscellaneous bagged toys such as Happy Meal toys and bags of random things!

Package: Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in Ziplock bags and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. At JBF we recommend pricing items at 1/3 to 1/4 of retail.
Tag: Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag after putting clear tape on the top, and tie or zip-tie it to item. If you are selling a big packaged item, it is very helpful to attach a picture to the front so the shopper can see the contents.

Books & Games

Books - Only children's infant, board books, picture books & chapter books, please.  (Parenting books, school curriculum books and adult books do not sell)           

Video Games & video game systems (no Mature games, please)

Games and puzzles must have all pieces. (No “adult content, please.) Check items to ensure they are in great condition.

Package: Use clear, Ziplock 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 start at $.50 go up in this category, depending on the item. If you would like a high-priced item placed on the High Value Case next to checkout, please see a Team Leader 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. Blue Painter's Tape works great too! Please do not use masking or double sided tape. For sets or bundles of books, please place them inside a large zip-lock bag or wrap them several times with clear, plastic wrap and then secure the tag to the front of the books.

Infant Items

Nursing Items, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls on all items that you consign. No used pacifiers or infant toothbrushes, please.

Package: If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, safety pins or  Ziplock bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers. Please - only new pacifiers in a package will be accepted.

Batteries must be included, if applicable.

Price: Price at 1/3 of the retail price. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag: Attach JBF tag directly to item or Ziplock with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item or safety pin to item.

Shoe Prep

Shoes:  We are picky about the shoes we accept!   No shoes over kids size 6 will be accepted!

Back to School Fall Sale - Boots, tennis shoes, school shoes are acceptable.  Please save your sandals and flip flops for our Spring Sale. Spring shoes can include gently worn flip flops, sandals, tennis shoes, water shoes, etc.  We will also accept boots at our Spring Sale.

A Magic Eraser works great to clean up shoes to look their best!

Tagging:  Zip ties or curling ribbon work great to secure shoes together.  Punch two holes in the top of the tag to run the tag through tie or the ribbon.  Smaller shoes or shoes that are hard to attach together can be put in a gallon Ziplock bag.  Shoes tend to easily be seperated from their original shoe boxes so please leave the boxes at home. 

Bedding

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only. We CANNOT accept crib bumpers'. Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New, current 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.

Please hang blankets as they sell best this way! Blankets can easily be hung over the cardboard bar of a pants hanger.

Price: Price items 1/3 of the retail price. Tag: Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or pin to the item.

Bags & Infant Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, lunch boxes and kid's purses are great consignment items. Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled, stained, damaged or are missing pieces. 

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 a safety pin,  ribbon, string. If an item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description.

Unacceptable Items

We are unable to take the following items:

  • adult clothing
  • Junior clothing
  • only new children's underwear/socks/undergarmets in a package will be accepted.  
  • out of season items
  • personalized sports jerseys/VBS/camp shirts
  • general stuffed animals.  Name brand only will be accepted - Disney/popular kid's show characters
  • Rated R Movies or Adult/Mature themed video games
  • VHS movies
  • Parenting books, curriculum books, adult books
  • antiques/vintage toys
  • Party supplies/scrapbooking supplies
  • upholstered chairs and couches (the only exception is dining room chairs or bar stools
  • exercise equipment  (treadmills, stationary bikes)
  • electronics (TV's, DVD players, etc.)
  • kitchen/household appliances,(toasters, curling irons, dishes, coffee pots)
  • twin, full, queen or king mattress sets
  • baby crib bumpers
  • pet items
  • Consignors can not bring more than 400 items to Drop Off
  • If you have a question about the acceptability of your item, please email hdavis@jbfsale.com

FAQs

Q: Where is your sale?
A: The Grapevine Convention Center - 1209 S. Main 76051

Q:  What type of payment do you accept?
A:  We accept cash, MC, and VISA

Q:  Why are children under 12 not allowed at the Helper & Consignor Presales until 7:00pm?
A:  Presales are very crowded and busy!  Safety is our priority.  Shoppers have found that it is difficult to keep up with their own kids when it is crowded and there are so many tempting toys around the building. If you must bring your child, we have a special shopping time at 6:30 p.m.  We highly encourage you to leave your children with another adult at home.  We want you and all of our shoppers to have the most enjoyable shopping experience possible.

Q:  Are children allowed when you are open to the public?
A:  Yes, children are allowed to shop with you when we are open to the public. All children must remain with the adult that they came with at all times.

Q:  How often do you have these sales?
A:  Twice a year!  In the Spring (usually March/April) for Spring/Summer clothing and in the Fall (usually August/Sept) for Fall/Winter clothing

Q:  What can I use to shop with?
A:  You can bring a "canton cart" or a laundry basket with a belt attached to drag along.  We do allow strollers/wagons at our presales and on our open to the public days.  Many shoppers prefer the IKEA type shopping bags.  They are much easier than pushing a stroller through the crowd on presale day.

Q:  Why must I prepay my Consignor Fee?
A:  By prepaying the fee, the Consignor show up rate tends to be much higher.  Since we are limited on the number of items at this location, it allows us to know how many items consignors can consign.  It also helps us to make the sale the best it can be because of committed consignors!

Q:  Is there a limit to the number of items that can be consigned?
A:  There is a 400 Total Item Limit for this sale.   We ask that you include only 15 of your best shoes, 10 of your best maternity items, 5 of your best sleepers.  Only 5 name brand stuffed animals will be accepted. We no longer accept Juniors clothing.  We expect each consignor to sell their very best items and continue to improve the high-quality reputation expected at a JBF sale.

Q: Do you accept shoes?
A: Yes.  We are pretty picky about the shoes we accept. So please just bring us your very best seasonally appropriate shoes!  Shoes will be checked at Inspection.

Q. Who can consign their items and become a seller?
A. Anyone can consign their children's items, maternity items and household furniture with Just Between Friends.

Q. Do consignors get to shop before the public? What about Guests? 
A. Yes,  each consignor will also receive 1 guest pass to give to a friend.  Children 12 years old and older may be considered a consignor's guest with a presale pass.

Q. Are newborns and nursing infants allowed at the presale?
A. Absolutely, nursing infants under 1 year of age are allowed any time in a sling or carrier, only.

Q. What percentage of the sales do I receive?
A. Consignors receive 60% of their sales less a $12.50 consignor fee.  The Consignor Fee must be paid ahead of time through Eventbrite.com. Helpers at the sale earn 70%.

Q. Who does the pricing?
A. You set your own price and you get to decide if it is discounted on our half-price day. Clothing must be priced no less than $3. You may group items together if needed to meet the minimum.

Q. How do I sign up to consign?
A. Log in and create an account, then select the event you want to participate in.

Q. How long should I give myself to drop off my items?
A. It typically takes about 30 mins to check in and drop off your items. You will place your items in the designated areas around the sales floor. It is helpful to bring a wagon or other large container to drop off your items.

Q. When and where do I drop off my items?
A.Drop off items at The Grapevine Convention Center.  Check out the 'Drop Off' section on the Consignor Details page for exact times.

Q. When do I pick up my unsold items?
A. Unsold items are to be picked up on Sunday from 6:30-7:30pm. All items not picked up at that time will automatically be donated. 

Q. What if I can't make the pickup time work for my schedule?
A. You are welcome to have a friend pick up your items for you. You will need to indicate this on your consignor waiver during drop-off.  Please give your waiver to the person picking up your items.

Q. Do I have to sort through the racks to find my unsold items?
A. No, when you pick up your unsold items, your hanging garments will already be sorted by Consignor# for easy pickup. As time and volunteer sign-ups allow, we hope to have all of the other items sorted, too, otherwise, it will be up to you to visit our posted areas to find items other than clothing.

Q. How long does it take to receive my check?
A. Your check will be emailed to you a few days after the sale ends.

Q. Will I know what items have sold?
A. The online tagging system is quick and easy and will give you a list of what has sold, when, and for how much. Tags that do not scan properly will not show up in the system as sold, but they will be reflected on your check.  Tags will be uploaded automatically upon sale, and then again each evening of the sale around midnight.

Q. Where do I find safety pins and child-sized hangers?
A. Safety pins are easily found at Wal-mart, Target, Dollar stores, or any craft supply store.  Adult wire hangers work for sizes 4 & up.  You can safety pin your item to the adult size hanger in order to ensure that it does not slip off.

Q. If I consign my items, do I have to stay during the sale?
A. No. Consignors drop off their items and put them out on the sales floor during the designated drop-off times and come back during the designated times to pick up any unsold items.

Q. What sizes do you accept?
A. We accept newborn through size 16 girls and boys.  We no longer accept Junior clothing.   Adult sizes can not be accepted.

Q.  Are there any unacceptable clothing brands?
A.  Any brand that you can buy brand new in the store for less than $5.00 typically do not sell.

Q. What about stuffed animals?
A. We will accept battery operated stuffed animals and name brand CHARACTER stuffed animals (Disney, popular TV shows) General/Carnival type stuffed animals will not be accepted!  Please limit your name brand stuffed animals to 5.  Thank you!

Q.  What about bedding?
A.  We can not accept bedding that has a crib bumper includeded.  Sheets and blankets are acceptable.

Q.  What Items Sell Best?
A. Outdoor & riding toys, large baby equipment, large plastic toys, popular character toys (Thomas, Disney, American Girl...) good quality/brand clothes that are not over-priced.  Items marked to go half price also sell better!

Q.  What Items typically do not sell?
A.  Over-priced items, things that you can buy brand new & cheaper in the store, dirty, wrinkled, stained, broken, freebies from the hospital, and nursery decor such as frames.

Q. Can anyone sign up as a Helper and attend the Helper presales?
A. Only Consignors can be Helpers.

Q: Can I help if I only have a few hours?
A: Yes! We have shifts with as few as 4 hours of time!

Q: What if I can’t lift anything too heavy?
A: That’s OK. There’s still lots of stuff you can do! Just go to the Helper Scheduler to see all the ways you can help!

Q. Can I bring a guest to the Helper presale?
A. Helpers may not bring guests unless the guest completes their applicable helper times and earns their own presale pass. Each pre-sale pass is good for one person to enter the presale. Please no children at our presale, except nursing infants under the age of 1 and in a sling.

Q. How long are the shifts?
A. 4 Hours each and you can earn up to 12 hours of helper  time. Check out the available shifts on our Helper scheduler.  Helper times are posted about 6 weeks before the sales event.

Q. Do you provide childcare for helpers?
A. We apologize, but we do not offer childcare.

Grow your business

How would you like to reach hundreds of area moms with your family-friendly business? It DOES sound good, doesn’t it?

We are here to serve you and help you grow your business! If your target market is families with young children, Just Between Friends Mid-Cities is where you need to advertise your business.

Coupon SmartPacks-Contact us anytime if you would like us to put one of your business fliers in our bags.  It's simple and easy!  Bring us 500 ads and a $50 check by Drop Off Day! See our SmartPack Agreement and contact us at hdavis@jbfsale.com for more information.

We look forward to partnering with you to help you grow your business!

Total Item Limit

Due to space, we have a total item limit of 400 items for the Fall sale.

Reduce & Donate Perk

Cosnignors who choose to REDUCE & DONATE everything will NOT have to pay a Consignor Fee.  Email Holly at hdavis@jbfsale.com for a free Eventbrite Coupon Code!

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Full Sale Schedule

Wednesday, August 8 Drop-Off (tagged items, only)
1:30pm-8:30pm (must be in the door & checked in at 8:30pm)

Thursday, August 9  Pre-Sales
11:00am 12 Hour Helpers Shop
11:30am  8 Hour Helpers Shop
12:00pm  4 Hour Helpers Shop
1:00pm    Consignor & 1 Guest shop

2pm-close PrimeTime Shop $10/person  BUY TICKET NOW
(children allowed at 6:30pm pre-sale. Nursing infants in slings or carried are always allowed. No strollers allowed.)

6:00pm - First-Time Parents & Grandparents  GET FREE PASS
6:30pm - Teachers  GET FREE PASS
6:30pm - Consignors & Helpers w/children

**Doors will close at 8:30 & Registers will close at 9:30

Friday, August 10

9am-7pm - $3 admission or free with ticket

Saturday, August 11  Half-Price Day  FREE ADMISSION at 10am

8am-8:30am Half Price Sale for Helpers & Consignors
8:30am-10am  Early Bird $5 at the door Half Price Sale

10am-6pm  Half-Price Sale

Sunday, August 12 Half-Price Day

9am - Noon  Free Admission

Noon –6:30pm  Breakdown
6:30pm–7:30pm  Consignor Pick-Up

Children are welcome to shop Friday, Saturday & Sunday!  We accept Cash, MasterCard & Visa.  Parking is Free!

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VIP Consignors

Too busy to consign? Have your items prepared and tagged for you. You will make a reduced percentage for this convenient service - Valet Consignors earn 45% (minus a $15 consignor fee & a scaled supply fee).  Let someone else do the work for you!  It's SO easy!

**You provide the clean clothing items on hangers and we will deliver them tagged and ready to the sale. Items must be free of stains and toys must have all working parts & batteries.

** Please read our VIP Consignors Agreement for all details.
Valet Tagging is available only to a limited number of consignors for each sale please email us at hdavis@jbfsale.com to be placed on the list.   Drop-off of items for valet begins now and ends two weeks prior to the sale!

After the sale is over, unsold items can be donated to Open Arms. JBF will mail you a check for a percentage of what your items sell for minus the VIP fees!  What could be easier?

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Want to make MORE money & SHOP earlier?

Contact

Holly Davis, owner
hdavis@jbfsale.com
817.705.4744

I understand!  Kids are expensive. No matter how much you plan, you're never quite prepared. At JBF-Grapevine, we help you conquer your budget by offering gently-loved & new childrens' and maternity items at 50-90% off retail!  I love to organize things and clean out! I also love to find great deals and bargain prices!  JBF-Grapevine lets me do both and MAKE MONEY for my family!  It's the best of both worlds!