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

How to Sell & MAKE Money:

1.

Register to Consign

Sign up NOW for your FREE JBF Amarillo account. You can choose to sell items and also register to volunteer at the sale to shop early, too!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather your items together, prep them (using the handy guidelines below), and create your tags using our online tagging system.  We've got helpful videos for you, too!

3.

Drop Off!

Bring your items to the drop off times shown below.  You will receive your exclusive presale passes at Drop Off.  



CASH IN!

JBF Amarillo Consignors earned an average at $350 at our Fall Sale!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Register to Consign for our upcoming event

2. Read PREPARING YOUR ITEMS below

3. Start tagging!  Login  to get started. Our tagging site never closes!!

• Consignors earn 60% less the $15.00 consignor fee per sale event.

• Consignors who are able to help during sale week for at least 4 hours earn 65% or more on their sold items.

No more meeting people in parking lots or hosting a garage sale.  We will bring in thousands of shoppers to buy your children's outgrown items.

Our tagging site NEVER closes and you can take your tagged items to any other JBF in the US or Canada!

So what are you waiting for? Register NOW to Consign!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Be a part of the JBF Community and make YOUR JBF event great!
Join other smart & savvy volunteers who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges and higher percentages. We LOVE our JBF Team! Our volunteers make each sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need!

Our Volunteer Scheduler will open SOON!

Team Member Perks:

4-Hour Team Member:

Earn 65% on sold items

Shop EARLY at Presale (Hours Pending)

Shop EARLY at Half Price Presale (Hours Pending)

8-Hour Team Member:

Earn 70% on sold items

Shop EARLY at Presale (Hours Pending)

Shop EARLY at  Half Price Presale (Hours Pending)

12-Hour Team Member:

Earn 70% on sold items 

Shop EARLY at Presale Plus Bring ONE Guest (Hours Pending)

Shop EARLY at Half Price Presale (Hours Pending)

Waive Consignor Fee

24-Hour TEAM LEAD Volunteer:

Earn 75% on sold items

Shop EARLY at Presale Plus Bring ONE Guest (Hours Pending)

SHOP EARLY at Half Price Presale (Hours Pending)

Waive Consignor Fee

*24 Hour Team Lead Volunteers Must be Approved* *Limited Spots Available*

Breakdown Team Member: NEW SHIFT! 2:30-8:30 Sunday afternoon

Earn 70% on sold items

Shop EARLY at Presale

Shop EARLY at  Half Price Presale 

Help for a 6 hour shift and receive 12 hours of credit!

Shop the exclusive 75% off sale (items that are marked donate and ½ price are offered at 75% off to the breakdown crew as an incentive and one last chance for the consignor to make money before the item is donated)

Team Member Info:

Please make other arrangements for your children; no children are allowed to come with you during your shift for safety purposes.

If you need special accommodations (nursing mom, medical purposes, etc.) we are happy to help find a fit for you.  Please email carriebays@jbfsale.com for assistance. We can find a way for you to help.

We will have water bottles for Team Members.  Feel free to bring a snack.

We ask that you leave all valuables at home.

Dress comfortably (we recommend tennis shoes).

Please note that if you sign up for a shift and cancel once the sign ups are closed (the Monday evening of the event week) your percentage will be dropped to 50% on your sold items to help cover the costs that are incurred without the help.

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DROP OFF

DROP OFF DATES COMING SOON!

Pre-sorting Your Items for Drop-Off: Please have your clothes sorted by gender and size before you arrive for drop-off. This will make placing your items on the sales floor easier and faster for you. In fact, those individuals who pre-sort typically take less than ten minutes to place to hang items in their appropriate sizes on the racks after you have been inspected.

The information below is for the Tuesday and Wednesday Drop Off times:

Bring your items tagged, prepped (see info below), and sorted by type & size. (Sorting helps speed up your drop off.)

If applicable bring your signed Car Seat Checklist and Crib Waiver.

A friendly JBF Team Member will greet you and give you further instructions. ALL clothes, shoes, and car seats are inspected while you are at the sale; all other items are inspected by our team during organization time to save you time. 

You will place all items where they belong on the sales floor, so please plan to allow 1-2 hours for this process depending on how many items you are selling.   (Don’t stress; our team is AMAZING and will help you with every step!)

JBF Amarillo follows the State of Texas suggestion to sanitize gently used items.  These items will need to be placed in the sanitizing area.  They can include bedding, crib mattresses, strollers, car seats, playmats, etc.  If you are unsure if you have an item that needs to be sanitized, please check with a Team Member before you place the item on the floor.

Drop off will close promptly at the posted times. 

PICK UP

Pick up for all Consignors:

Dates and Times Coming Soon!

At 8:31pm remaining items are donated to our charity. Sorry, no exceptions!

 

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Tagging Overview

Barcode Tags: JBF offers an easy-to-use online barcode tagging system, available FREE to all JBF consignors.  All you need to do is log in to your JBF Profile.  Once you are log into your profile click on Enter My Tags and you will go to the tagging site.  Our tagging site never closes!

IMPORTANT: Print bar-coded tags on cardstock. Nine tags, will print out with all information included.

Safety Pins: We recommend using the 1" or smaller safety pins: no straight pins please.

Donating Unsold Items to Charity (optional): Please check the "donate" button on your inventory if you want to donate any unsold items at the end of the sale. Any items not picked-up during the scheduled consignor pick-up times will be donated.

DID YOU KNOW?: You do not have to donate all items! If there are some you wish to keep if they do not sell simply uncheck the "Donate" box for that item.  When the tag prints you will not see the "D" for donate and the item will be sorted accordingly.

Pricing Your Items: You set your own price on all items, but price them to sell! Generally, items sell for 1/3 to 1/2 of the original price, depending on name brand and condition.

Better brand names, unique items, or high priced items usually bring more. Ask yourself, "What would I pay for this item? Please use $.50 price increments only (i.e. $6.00 or $6.50 rather than $6.99).

You set your own prices. Remember hanging items need to start at $3. All other items can start at .50 You must price in 50 cent and dollar increments. If your single hanging item will not bring $3 then match it will something else to bring your starting price to $3. We also recommend allowing your items to go half price during the half price sale.

Participating in Half Price Sale Day (optional): In your tagging account, you can select "reduce" if you wish to allow the item to be sold for a reduced amount during our half price sale. If you decide not to reduce an item, this will be denoted by a star that will print out on the tag. A "star" tag tells shoppers that the item will remain Full Price throughout the sale. Please be selective with the items you star, since items with no stars tend to sell better on the discount days. If you are donating your items at the end of the sale, please do not put a "star" on your tag because you will have a better chance of selling them.

Chargers and Batteries: Chargers must be included with all power toys, as well as the appropriate working batteries. Make sure to have working batteries in all of your items, all rechargeable batteries charged and then secure the chargers in a visible place for shoppers to test/see. JBF Amarillo will charge $1 per battery that is placed in an item without batteries. 

Baby Equipment and Furniture

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011), 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:  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 base or infant carrier.

Price: Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.  Price it for what you would pay.

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

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Newborn through Juniors (Juniors must be CURRENT fashion) as well as maternity.  Maternity items must be in excellent condition and must be a true maternity item (large sized non-maternity items that you may have worn during your pregnancy are not allowed).  Our sales are all season, but at our Spring event we ask you to hold your winter items (coats, heavy sweaters, fleece, etc.) for the Fall event so that they sell better.  Swim wear, costumes, and dance/ gymnastics/ sportswear are accepted year round. 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. 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 7-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well.  We accept all styles of hangers (plastic, wire, etc.)  Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and 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. All garments should be hung with the hanger hook pointing left (hanger should resemble a question mark when looking at the front of item).  Pants must be hung on a separate hanger (not attached to the shirt).  You can use a zip tie or curling ribbon to keep the hangers together.

Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply safety pin pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide.

Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag).

Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/sets together to price for at least $3.00; Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-3T outfit. Add $.50- $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter.  We get a lot of clothing so price competitively.  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:  Attach tag with a tagging gun 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.

Toys

TOYS! TOYS! TOYS!  Toys are great sellers!  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 the Dollar store).

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. Items must include ALL working parts.

Price: Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.  Price it for what you would pay.

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

 

Bags, Diaper Bags, Backpacks, Slings, Baby Carriers, Blankets, Swaddles, Nursing Covers, Etc.

These are all great consignment items.  Please bring these items on a hanger (safety pins and zipties help hold them on).  We will have a designated clothing rack to hang these on.   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 plastic  hanger. If you have a high value item (over $20) we will help you zip tie it to the rack for safe keeping and also attach a yellow claim ticket to it so that the item can be purchased.
Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.  Price it for what you would pay.
Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with ribbon, zip tie, or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description. Video for tips on tagging multiple pieces.

Shoes

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection. We accept all seasons of shoes in the Fall and in the Spring ask that you keep your winter styles for the Fall.

Package: Fasten shoes together with curling ribbon. For shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag.

Price: Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.  Price it for what you would pay.

Tag: Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon For shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, tape the tag to the bag.

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

Please only bring 5 adult fiction or non-fiction books.  Kids’, parenting, homeschooling (must be current), pregnancy and child rearing books are all great sellers when priced right!

DVD's must be PG 13 or less.  We will pull unacceptable movies off the sales floor.

Package: Use clear, self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together.  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.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed without damaging the item. 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 covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, bathing items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls 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 and cords 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.

Bedding and Blankets

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through full 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. We recommend hanging blankets as they sell best this way. Use safety pins to secure them to the hanger.

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: Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or pin to the item.

Mommy Mart

At the Amarillo sale, we are pleased to have space to have our Mommy Mart area for furniture items from the rest of your house (not just from your children's rooms).

We gladly accept the following items in good condition:
• dining room/dinette sets
• bookcases/entertainment centers
• coffee tables/end tables
• bedroom sets
• dressers/chest of drawers/armoires
• desks
• porch furniture (wicker, rocker, porch swing)
• Rockers & Gilders
• Picture Frames
• Designer Handbags

If you would like to bring a large furniture item, please email amarillo@jbfsale.com and let us know!

JBF Re-Gifting Center: We will have a few tables for new gift items that are specifically related to MOMS. This gives you a terrific chance to re-gift all those wonderful, thoughtful items that have never been used…like that  Bath & Body Gift Pack in your least favorite fragrance.  Please bring only "family-friendly" items that are new!

Crafter's Corner: Do you have extra scrapbooking supplies, an abundance of vintage quilt material, or too many stamp pads to count? If so, simply sign-up to consign with us, bag your items so they don’t get separated and then bring them to the Crafter’s Corner of our JBF sale! Check out just some of the many items we are accepting...All Scrapbook Supplies:albums, stickers, punches, scissors, Sizzix machines/dies, storage items, mats, cutters, all sizes of scrapbook paper, embellishments, Creative Memories items, kits, die cutouts, supply carriers, adhesives, tools, rub-ons, ribbons, eyelets, brads... Rubber Stamp Supplies: stamps, stamp pads, ink pads, embossing materials, paper/cards, coloring pens...Jewelry Making Supplies: beads, embellishments, tools, chains, thread, clasps... Sewing Supplies: anything to do with cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint or embroidery...Quilting Supplies fabric, patterns, scissors, thread, hoops, batting...

Acceptable Items

ANYTHING that has to do with raising a newborn to a teen!
    Baby equipment (swings, high chairs, cribs, etc.)
    Bags (diaper bags, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.)
    Bathing items
    Bedding (children’s patterns, cradle through twin) (no bumpers)
    Books for children and on parenting
    Car seats with manual, not older than 5 years, and meets ALL of the qualifications on our car seat waiver found HERE
    Children's clothing and shoes
    Children's room decor
    Cloth diapers
    Crib mattresses and cribs (must meet these qualifications)
    Dress up/ costumes
    Electronics for children
    Fashionable/ brand-name junior clothing
    Feeding supplies (bottles, plates, cups, silverware, etc.)
    Furniture for children & adults (book shelves, end tables, desks, etc)
    Maternity clothing
    Nap mats
    Nursing pumps, accessories, covers, pillows, etc.
    Outdoor toys and equipment
    Potty training seats and toilets
    Sports equipment, dance/ gymnastics gear, etc
    Storage tubs
    Toys, games, puzzles, etc.
    Video games, movies, CDs, DVDs (see guidelines above)
    Didn't see what you are looking for?  Email us to find out if we take it!

Unacceptable Items

Drop-Side Cribs

Cribs Made BEFORE June 28, 2011 (we can't even sell them as toddler/ converted beds)

Expired car seats or recalled car seats

Items that are not recent and in fashion (JBF has a standard to uphold to our buyers to only offer the BEST!)

Recalled Items (click here to check your items)

Crib Bumpers (not even mesh ones)

Adult knick knacks, antiques, kitchen items, etc.  There is a small mommy mart.  Please see that section.

VHS tapes or adult content DVDs, CDs, games etc.

Stained, Torn, or Broken Items

Shirts from locations, events, etc. (races, vacations, camps, etc.)

Samples or their packaging (formula, new baby packages from the hospital, etc.) If they say "SAMPLE NOT FOR RESELL" we cannot accept them. 

JBF will not accept vintage toys at JBF sale events. The vintage toys in question are the old Fisher-Price toys from the 1970’s and any other toys that do not meet current safety standards.  These collectibles may not meet current safety requirements, including for lead content, phthalates, and lead in paint.

Remember the Juniors section is not a chance to clean out your "mom closet"

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We Need Your Help To Make The Sale Great!

Contact

Carrie Bays

Event Coordinator
Just Between Friends Amarillo

carriebays@jbfsale.com
806.690.5352

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I'm Carrie, a local mom of 3 kiddos and lover of Just Between Friends!

I am excited to be able to coordinate this type of event in Amarillo and surrounding area. I believe that it benefits everyone in the community.

Families sell their gently used gear and make extra money. Other families purchase the gently used gear and save TONS of money. 

This event brings this community together, and I am excited that you are choosing to be a part of it! 

See you at the sale!