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How to Sell with JBF

1.

Register to Consign

It's time to clear out the clutter from your home and earn cash for your gently used kids items!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

We'll show you how to gather, price & prepare your items. We are here to help - with our tools and support the process will be easy!

3.

Drop Off!

Drop off your items, enjoy shopping early and we'll take care of the rest! You will receive your check within two weeks!



It's just that easy! Sit back and wait for your check!

Earn up to 70%

Selling with JBF is a great way to earn some extra money and to find your gently used items a second home!  

JBF Ann Arbor consignors earned an average of over $300 at our fall sale and you can too!

1.  Sign up to consign for our upcoming event! 
2.  Prepare your items - details below!
3.  Start tagging!  Log in to get started.
​4.  Drop everything off at the sale!
​5.  You choose to pick up or donate your unsold items after the sale and wait for your check.

Earn 60% back on your sold items, less a $10 fee.  

Earn 70% by signing up to help for a four-hour shift!  

Too busy to tag?  We have a Valet Program where we do the tagging for you. Find the details HERE. * There is currently a wait list for this program.

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 sales event even better! 
Join other JBF families who help at the sale in exchange for early shopping privileges and earn a high percentage on your sold items!

  • Helpers who complete a total of 4 hours earn 70% on their sold items.
  • Helpers recieve 2 tickets for you and a friend to shop EARLY at Friday's Presale

Helper Sign Up INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Login to your account or create an account
2.  Select the Ann Arbor event. If you have already signed up for an event click "modify".
3.  SELECT THE HELPER BOX
4.  The helper scheduler will appear.

Don't see a shift that works for you? Are you looking for an alternative way to help? email anneseyferth@jbfsale.com

**Are you a Power Seller?  Power Seller's bring more than 750 items to the sale.  In order for our sorting to go efficiently, we ask that you work a Power Seller Sorting Shift via the online helper scheduler (this shift is held Sunday afternoon.) During this time you'll be helping us sort ALL consignors items, ensuring this big job gets done in time. You will not earn helper credit for this shift. You may choose a second helper shift to work during the event to earn the extra percentage (70%) on your sold items.  

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DROP OFF

Drop off will be Wednesday, Sept. 12th from 11am-7pm.  A sign up will be coming soon to register for your drop off time.  

PICK UP

Pick up is Sunday, September 16th, from 7-8:30pm based on consignor number.
7-7:30  |  A-I
7:30-8  |  J-Q
8-8:30  |  R-Z

Your items will be sorted and ready for you to pick up!  Please bring a laundry basket or box for your items.

At 8:31pm remaining items are donated to our charity partners. Sorry, no exceptions!  You will receive a donation slip for donations with your check.

 

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Bags and Baby Carriers

Diaper bags and infant carriers 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; however, pump accessories are okay to sell.


Package:  These items will be on tables so they do not need to be on hangers.  You can safety pin, use a tagging gun or zip tie the tags to the items.


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


Tag:  Attach the tag using a safety pin, tagging gun or punch a hole in the tag and use ribbon or zip tie.  If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description.

Baby Equipment

Swings, Exercausers, Rock N Plays, High Chairs, Jumpers, Pack n Plays and Strollers are HUGE sellers.  These items need to be in complete working order with batteries and all of the parts. These items also will be checked for recalls.  Please pre-check HERE.  Make sure to clean and assemble what you can.  

Pricing:  Price 50-70% off depending on condition.  Items that are in excellent, like new condition sell VERY well.  

Tag: Please tape or safety pin your tag to large items.  If there are mulitple pieces, identify that in the tag description.  Large items will have yellow claim tickets put on them for easy shopping after drop off. 

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Bedding and Blankets

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only. Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. We have a limit of 10 bedding items unless new with tags.  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. 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.

Click HERE for the short bedding video.

Books, DVDs and Video Games

Books, DVDs and games are huge sellers!  These items should be child and family related.  DVDs should be rated G or PG and Video Games with a rating of E.  Please check your books for writing or torn pages, and your DVDs for scratches! 

Package:  Books can be sold individually or in sets.  Sets can be put in clear plastic backs or grouped together and tied with ribbon.  DVDs can be sold individually or also packaged together in a clear bag or wrapped with ribbon/string.

Price: Books can be priced anywhere from $0.50 and up!  These are great items to group together.  DVDs are usually in the $2-5 range unless they are high demand or recently released.

Click HERE for a how to video for books, DVDs and electronics!

Clothing

We sell children's clothing, infant through juniors, as well as maternity!  Our fall sale is for fall and winter clothing only - please leave shorts, tank tops and sundresses at home.  Be picky! Look at your clothing items as though you were going to purchase them.  No stained, frayed clothing or clothing with holes in it.  Please freshly launder your clothing, button all buttons and snap all snaps.  The newer items look, the better they 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 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 to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.  Do not pin more than 2-3 items on the same hanger as the weight can pull and create holes!  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/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.  Single items of clothing can start at $2 for generic brand and up.  Think about what you would pay for the same item!  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:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or upper right front of pants. If using a tagging gun, Insert the gun in a label or inside seam lip 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 -  Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Please do not tape bags closed - shoppers want to feel and inspect items before purchasing.

Watch a short video on preparing clothing HERE!

Feeding Items

Booster Seats, High Chairs, Sippy Cups, Bottles, Utensils, Bibs, Bottle Drying Racks and more!  These items sell well when they are in very good condition.  Please make sure these items are clean!  We do not accept breast pumps or used nipples in bottles.

Package: Bottles, sippy cups and utensils should be bundled together in sets in zip lock bags.  

Price: High chairs, boosters and bumbos sell very well.  Price items 50-75% off of retail.

Tag: Items in clearn bags should have the tag taped with clear tape to the bag.  Tags can also be taped to bottle warmers and drying racks.  Larger items shouls have a tag taped/pinned to it but large item tags will be placed on them after drop off.

Furniture

Furniture must be for a baby or child's room.  We no longer accept crib.  Rockers, gliders, changing tables, beds (toddler, twin), desks, side tables, dressers, etc. are 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 plastic wrap to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale.


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


Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. We will be attaching large item tags to furniture items as they are dropped off.  (link to tagging video)

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls (link) on all items that you consign.  We do not accept pacifiers, nipples in bottles or breast pumps unless these items are new in sealed packages.


Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, tsafety 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. (link to tagging video)

Shoes

Make sure that 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 March; Spring = April thru October.)


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; Increase in price 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. 

Click HERE to see the How to Prepare Shoes Video

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, wood toys, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. 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).


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% - 90% off retail.


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

Watch a short video on preparing toys HERE!

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Valet Consignor Program

No time to prep and tag your items? Want to clear out your clutter NOW? We can help!

***There is currently a waitlist for the Fall sale. 

We will price, prepare and store your items until the sale. Consignors earn 50% of their sales. There is a $10 consignor fee (deducted from your check). For every 100 tags there is a $10 supply fee (hangers, cardstock, safety pins, storage etc.). 

Click here for more information or to sign up for the valet consigning program!

 

 

 

 

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Facebook Consignor Group

We have a JBF Ann Arbor Consignor Group on Facebook!  This is a great way for new consignors and more experienced consignors to be in touch with each other, share information and ask/answer questions. For questions such as pricing, packaging and anything sale related, this is a great resource!  You will be sent a invitation to join when you sign up to consign!

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Tagging Supplies

Here's some tips on finding the supplies you need for tagging!  We will sell consignor kits and will have several meet times for pick ups.  Here's the basics:

Hangers - You can use any type of hangers but we recommend children's size for infant through size 5 and adult size for size 6 and up.  Old Navy will give away their hangers for free - call first.  Target sells child size hangers in the baby section 10 for $1.  We will be selling hangers for the same price (at cost for us) but you can buy them in larger volumes.

White Cardstock - You can find this at Joanns or Michaels.  You can also buy it on Amazon HERE. ​Are you donating your unsold items? Please email sarahgarot@jbfsale.com and we will send you cardstock for your items!

Safety pins - You will want Size 2.  You can buy them at Joanns or on Amazon HERE.

Packaging tape and/or painter's tape - painter's tape is best for books, or puzzles.

Zip ties, ribbons or yarn - these can be uses to fasten shoes together.

Zip lock bags - These are used for toys with small parts, or bundling small items like socks together.

Tagging Gun - You can use a tagging gun but it is VERY IMPORTANT that you read our tips on how to use it appropriately.  Clothing can be easily damaged if you use a tagging gun.  The recommended fine needle tagging gun kit can be purchased HERE.

 

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Contact

Sarah & Anne
sarahgarot@jbfsale.com
734-926-5568
anneseyferth@jbfsale.com
734.649.5353

We know that raising a family can be expensive!  Our hope is to provide a resource within the community for parents to find quality items for their family at great, affordable prices.  We also love to facilitate any way to reuse what people have and no longer need by passing it from one family to another.