JBF Spring Consignment Sale- I’m In!

What do you think of when you hear children’s consignment sale?  I’m pretty sure, whatever you are thinking is way different than the awesomeness that goes on at the Just Between Friends Philly consignment sales each spring and fall.  The 2018 dates for the Oaks sale are March 15-18, 2018. Full disclose, this is one of the few sponsored blog jobs that I take, because I really believe in both the buying and selling benefits. Organize and Consign with JBF

This sale happens only twice a year for just a few days, and I daresay is the highlight of the year for some moms. Why? Because children’s consignment sales combine the best of decluttering, earning money, saving money, and keeping your kids looking super cute and active in all their favorite hobbies.

I’ve been working with the sale for a few years, but I’ve been shopping the sale even longer. This year, I’m selling, too. Let’s bust a few myths to get you in on the fun.

Myth 1: It’s too late to participate. The JBF Philly sale takes place at Oaks usually in March, and if you are already thinking, “Shoot, I should have sold some stuff,” you still can! They take dropoffs on Tuesday, and there is a second drop off during the sale for non-clothing items. Plus, there is a Reading, a Lancaster, and a Bucks County sale in just a few weeks.

Myth 2: I don’t have time to buy a table and spend a whole day hawking my stuff. That is NOT how this sale works! You drop off your stuff. It sells. You get paid. Woohoo!

JBF Philly consignment

Myth 3: I don’t want someone else to decide on pricing. Good news! YOU make the decision about how to package, price, and even discount your goods on the final day, which is optional.

Myth 4: Getting ready takes a ton of time. Wellllll, truthfully decluttering the kid’s closets and toys might take a few hours, but it feels so GOOD! And you were going to do it anyway. Why not get paid for it?

Myth 5: Tagging my items takes time. Honestly, this one of many places where JBF shines. The tagging system is via computer, and you can even do it on your mobile device. I tagged about 15 items last night in less than 15 minutes, and it goes even faster if you have a large batch of things that are all in the same category and size. For me, there’s $65 of clutter headed out the door this week, and I have some high-value electronics still to add to the batch.

ust between friends sale tagging system

Myth 6: Dropping off my stuff takes time.You’ll be doing a happy dance on Tuesday when you declutter your house and drop off your stuff at Oaks. There are people and racks and wagons to help you get all of your loot from your car to the sale floor. Everything is very organized. They recommend that you plan for about an hour at drop off.

Myth 7: I won’t really make any money. Consignors at JBF Philly earn 60% of their gross sales, less an $11 consignor fee. If you volunteer to help with the sale, you can make even more. The average consignor at JBF makes over $300 each sale. Some people make thousands. That’s Disney money, folks.

Myth 8: I’d rather donate my goods. At the end of the sale, your items that don’t sell can be donated right from JBF. They will even send you a donation receipt to use for tax purposes. So, you get the best of both worlds. You get cash almost immediately, to use to keep those growing kids clothed this year, and you get the tax benefit when you file your taxes next spring. This too-small giraffe rain ensemble is worth exactly nothing hanging in my coat closet!JBF sale

Myth 9: Consignment is only for little kids. This sale goes all the way up to junior sizes, and many kids and teens get involved in helping their families with the sale. Those fancy mall brands look so much better at consignment sale prices. It’s also a great way to encourage a teen to declutter and work for their own spending money.

Myth 10: Consignment sales seem kind of junky. Don’t say that to my kids! Honestly, this is pretty much the only place I shop for my kids clothes, including their Easter dresses. I think we do pretty well. Come see for yourself.

Just between friends Philly sale


There is a ton of fabulous info over at the main Just Between Friend Philly site, and there’s also a wonderful JBF Facebook group where you can get all of your questions answered. Every. Single. One.

Come on. You know you want to.

Just Between Friends consignment Philly


Because it feels like this!


help kids organize


See you at JBF Philly  onThursday, Friday, Saturday, or (my fave) Half Price Day on Sunday.

Be sure to hit the “share” button below and tell your friends. They are going to be ticked off when they see what you got at JBF, if you didn’t tell them about it!

If you aren’t in the Philly area, still check out the site because there are JBF franchises all across the country.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Allyson

    I’m really looking forward to this sale. I’m a first time consignor so it took a very long time to get organized and I have a ton of items to sell. I hope to earn so cash for my hard work.

    1. Darla

      Great job, Allyson. You are going to feel so great getting everything out of your house and over to where it can be making money for you.

  2. Heather

    I’m so excited to be part of my first sale. I find it most helpfully to hang the sort then tag! Excited to see how much I sell ?

  3. Natasha

    It felt amazing to go into the attic and get rid of all my son’s smaller clothes in prep for baby #2, a girl! I opted to go with the valet service, since I’m having some complications with my pregnancy, and it was the best choice ever. The only thing that I regret is finding more things to sell after I’d already dropped off with the valet. Reading people’s posts this past week of things they are tagging really made me open my eyes to how much more I could have purged. But that’s okay, fall jbf will be here soon enough, and I’ll be ready for it!!

  4. Viki Hansen-landis

    I get 90% of my kid’s clothes here at a fraction of retail. I can choose designer brands if I want or get play clothes too, prescreened so they’re not torn, stained or in any way second rate. Recycling at its finest!!

  5. Whitney

    I’m excited to consign this year. Hopefully I’ll make enough cash to cover what I always spend at the sale. Such a great place to find dressy clothes for my kids that they’ll only wear a couple times. I hate paying full price for that stuff. I’m getting rid of a bunch of baby/toddler toys this year. Kids grow up so fast.

  6. Veronika

    Don’t wait until you have 300+ items to participate in the sale (like I did my first time around) – it’s so overwhelming. This time I’m consigning about 60 items and I feel so much less stressed about tagging and prepping!

  7. Jami Fugo

    This is my first time consigning and I am beyond happy I am doing it with JBF because everyone has been so helpful and quick to answer all of my questions so promptly. I’ve shopped lots of times at the sale before this and just loved how organized they always are because it makes shopping so much easier and fun!
    I have 300 items so I decided to use their valet service that they offer. If it wasn’t for this service I do not think I would of been able to consign this time around with having two kids and a husband who hurt his leg and needs surgery. The valet service saved me and I am so grateful for it. Not only do they tag everything for you but they also bring it to the sale and put it out on the floor as well which is even more helpful. The person who has been assigned to me is so nice and helpful too. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better.
    Also, being a consignor has opened my eyes to see how picky they are with everything in a great way. This makes me want to shop there even more!! Thanks JBF!!! 🙂

  8. Sharon

    So glad I was able to get my stuff tagged. Just moved Feb1 & unpacking was priority.
    Still not fully unpacked but I did manage to empty out the littles closet(stored all JBF items there).

  9. Ellen

    I’m so excited to be getting rid of almost 300 items!

  10. Krystal Ruhl

    I’m so excited for the upcoming sales!!! I Loooovveee selling —- for it puts the cash back in my pocket for the stuff I’ll be buying AT the sale – plus extra!! And you CAN NOT beat the prices for these “like new” items! Why pay retail when you can you can shop JBF?!?!?

  11. Jen

    This was the push I needed to start clearing away all the kids things. So far I’ve earned back the money spent on this seasons new clothes!

    1. Darla

      ay! I’m sog lad you got the push you needed. It sounds like you’ve already had great results, and the sale has barely started!

  12. Alisha

    So excited for my first sale. I started getting ready later than I would have like but still tagged over 200 items!!!! Also my first sale. After shopping yesterday I’m hoping to break even. Lol!! Tons of great finds!! Looking forward to going back on Sunday for half price day!!!!! JBF is my new favorite thing!!!!

  13. Melissa Wark Koval

    I love getting stuff ready to consign and getting it out of my house! I also love that what I spend is usually at least what I make, and sometimes I make more!

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