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How to Sell & make MONEY!

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Register to Consign

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

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Drop Off!



... It's easy!!

Consignor Basics

What is a consignor? Simply, a consignor is a "seller" of items!. JBF provides the venue and organization for you to sell all of your outgrown children's items. 

  • Earn 60% of the sales price on your items
  • Earn 70% if you volunteer to work the sale
  • Pay a $10 administrative fee

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

Register to Consign

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Volunteer & Make More Money!

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Be a part of your JBF community and make your JBF event great!  Join other mom's and dad's and grandma's who help at the sale in exchange for early shopping privileges and earn an extra 10% on your sold items! 

Want to shop early, but can't volunteer at the sale?  No problem - we have barter shifts available before the sale begins to help us spread the word about JBF!  You earn an early shopping pass, but do not earn the extra 10% on your items.

Over 100 volunteers make our event the perfect place for families to find great deals on all the items they need for their kids. 

 
Volunteer Perks:
 

4-Hour volunteers:  Earn 70% on sold items, and shop early starting at 2:30pm on Friday, September 21st.

8-Hour volunteers: Earn 70% on sold items, and shop early starting at 1:30pm on Friday, September 21st.

12-Hour volunteers:  Earn 70% on their sold items, shop early at 12:30pm on Friday, September 21st.

16-Hour volunteers:  Earn 70% on their sold items, shop early at Noon on Friday, September 21st. 

All volunteers are eligible to shop early and bring a guest(s) at the half-price sale on Saturday, September 22nd starting at 6pm.

​What do volunteers do? A lot!!!

​Help with set up/break down, organize and maintain sales floor, cashiering, customer assistance, security, and a myriad of other duties that help make this event the best of its kind in San Diego!  And - it's fun too!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  JBF San Diego volunteers are awesome and we wouldn't do this sale without you!

 
 

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Drop-Off Details

DROP-OFF

*Thursday, September 20th from 2-8pm. 

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Drop-Off Details:  You do not need an appointment to drop off your items! 

  1. Bring your items ready to put on the sales floor
  2. Bring your signed Consignor Waiver, Car Seat Checklist , and Crib Waiver
  3. A friendly JBF volunteer will greet you and give you further instructions
  4. You will place your items on the sales floor
  5. You are done!

​Please note:  We will NOT have rolling racks available for your use.  Bring your wagon, stroller or other rolling device to help you easily drop off your items.

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Reduce & Donate Express Drop off

Consignors who choose to Reduce & Donate ALL of your items, free Express Drop-Off will be available to you. 

  1. Select Reduce & Donate on all of your consigned items.
  2. Arrive at the Scottish Rite Event Center during drop-off hours and our volunteers will unload your vehicle and put all of your items out on the sales floor for you. 
  3. You are done!

 

 

 

 

Pick-Up Details

PICK-UP

*Sunday, September 23rd from 7-8pm.

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Pick-Up Details:

  1. Arrive between 7-8pm
  2. Complete pick-up waiver
  3. Check each pick-up station to grab your unsold items
  4. Check out with a volunteer
  5. You are done!

Please note:  Our charity partners will be ready to take donated items at 8:01pm.  All items left after this time will be donated.

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Bags & Baby Carriers

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

Please NOTE:  if you have a high valued diaper bag or purse, please drop at check-in with a volunteer so that we can properly secure it to a rack to prevent theft.

Breast pumps are fine to sell; however, because of new healthcare laws, many parents receive free breast pumps from their insrance.  Please price to sell.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult size hanger.  If you have a high-price item (over $50), please alert a volunteer at drop off.

Price:  Price 50-75% off retail.  Items in great condition tend to sell very well. 

Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach to item with ribbon or string.  If an item contaiins multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF description

Tagging Video Link!

 

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Due to California regulations only certain linen are accepted for sale.  Acceptable items include crib sheets, receiving blankets, blankets that do not have "filling", dust ruffles, curtains, burp cloths, and towels. Bedding items that can not be accepted include comforters, quilts, mattresses, mattress pads, pillows, throw pillows and sleeping bags.  Sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only.  Please be selective when selling blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; we can only accept items without stains.

Package: Blankets and towels sell best if they are hung on hangers so that shoppers can clearly see and feel the fabric.  Crib sheets, burp cloths, curtains and dust ruffles can be placed in plastic bags so that shoppers can clearly see what is offered for sale.

Price: Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Price 75% - 90% off retail.

Tag: If linens are in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut. If blankets are hung on a hanger, attach tag directly to blanket with a safety pin or tagging gun.  Be sure to attach securely so that the tag will not be ripped off during the sale.

Tagging Video Link!

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

​Books, book sets, board games, CD's, DVD's, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts 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.  We do not accept VHS tapes or cassette tapes. 

Package: Attach tag to books on the outside back cover.  Please do not use packing tape as it can damage the book - scotch tape works best. Use clear self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items or book sets together  Please seal the plastic bags shut with packing tape. 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. Board puzzles can be wrapped with saran wrap to show shoppers easily that all pieces are included.

Price: Prices can range from $.50 to $50 in this category, depending on the item. Price to sell for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale.

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 books - please do not attach the tag to the inside of the book. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

Tagging Video Link

 

 

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Newborn through size 20, Junior sizes as well as maternity sizes.  Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted. Please freshly clean and even iron your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, and 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.

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 often 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). Use Safety pins to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them. Please hang sets of onesies and do not bag them.  We have found they sell better this way.  Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use safety pins to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide. Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens can be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag).

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 - 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).  Please see our handy pricing guide for pricing suggestions. 

Tag: Clothing on Hangers - 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. Non-Hanging Clothing - Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories. Be sure to also attach multiple pieces together. Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Please tape bags closed.

Tagging Gun Guidelines

Tagging Video Link

 

Furniture & Equipment

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured afer June 28, 2011; please bring crib waiver for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories are best sellers.  Children's furniture sells well including the following: beds (toddler, twin) desks, side tables, dressers, book shelves etc.  Please check for safety recalls, ensure all parts and the manufacturer's manual (if available) are included, and ensure in good condition.  Please take the time to thoroughly clean your baby equipment.  Dirty equipment will not be accepted!

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 platic wrap to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale. Working batteries must be included, if applicable. Please bring a Car Seat Checklist for all car seats, booster seats, and car seat bases or infant carriers.

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.

Tagging Video Link

 

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, breast pumps 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. Working 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

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).  Scrapbooking and arts and crafts items also sell well. 

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 price low!

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

Shoes

Ensure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection.  Athletic shoes inlcuding cleats sell very well.  We do allow some wear & tear on athetic shoes.

Package: Fasten shoes together with ribbon, string, or zip ties. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag.  Please no shoe boxes!

Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $3.00.

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.

Tagging Video Link

 

 

Toys

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 and baby equipment 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). 

We do NOT accept stuffed animals; however, we will accept brand charachters (Mickey Mouse, Tigger etc.) and stuffed toys that do something (make sounds, sing, move etc). 

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.  Include the manual if available.

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.

Tagging Video Link

 

 

Expert Tagging Tips

  • Magic Eraser on tennis shoes, toys and equipment - your items will look brand new!
  • Wrinkle Releaser on clothing - bring it with you and spray clothing as you drop off!
  • Fabric softener mixed with water can be sprayed on dolls hair to remove the tangles.
  • Stain Remover "Pen" - Carry it at all times to keep kids clothing in great condition for reselling when they grow!
  • Group clothing together by gender and then size.  This will make drop off a breeze.

 

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Valet Consignors

No time to tag?  Let us prepare, tag and drop off your items for you!

We prepare annd tag your items and you earn 50% of the sales price of your items minus supply fees.  Valet Consignor spaces are limited and will close when spaces fill - and they do fill quickly.  In order to qualify, you must answer yes to the questions below:

  1. Do you have at least 100 items?
  2. Are 50% of your clothing items name brand?  (Less than half of your items are Target/Walmart brands.)
  3. Are your items clean, organized, current and ready to be tagged?

If so, email AmyFernandez@JBFSale.com and complete the valet tagging waiver and we will connect you with one of our expeirenced valet taggers right away. 

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Top 10 Selling Items

These items always sell well at JBF!

  1. Strollers & Car Seats
  2. Pack-n-plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy seats, Exersaucers
  3. Cribs & Toddler Beds
  4. Outdoor/Indoor Play Structures
  5. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys
  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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What's New This Sale!

Ok, this was new in the spring, but we are so excited about it, we want to remind you again!

Reduce & Donate Express Drop Off!

Normally, Express Drop off is $25; however, if you Reduce & Donate ALL of your items, free Express Drop-Off will be available to you.  Simply arrive at the Scottish Rite Event Center during drop-off hours and our volunteers will unload  your vehicle and put all of your items out on the sales floor for you.  You never even have to leave your car!  This can be an awesome time-saver for you, and as an added bonus, you will actually make more money!  It has been proven that those who choose to Reduce & Donate earn higher consignor checks! It's true - give it a try!

 

 

 

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Ready to Volunteer?

Contact

Amy Fernandez

AmyFernandez@JBFSale.com

619-247-2096

Living in San Diego is fabulous - but expensive!  JBF has perfected a fantastic way to save on everything you need for your children, and I can't wait to show you how to make it work for your family!  With two young children,  I get it - it's tough, but together we can do this!  Thanks for taking this journey with me!