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

Easy selling...one stop drop off!

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Register to Consign

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

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Drop Off!



So fun, easy and worth the effort!

Consign with us

We'd love to have you as a consignor!  A consignor is simply a mom (or dad!) that wants to get the maximum return on their kids outgrown items.  It's up to you how much money you earn....like anything in life, the greater the effort the bigger the reward!

DIY Consignors
(just tag your items and drop them off!)

Earn 80% as a Crew Member
Earn 75% as a Super Star or All Star
Earn 70% by volunteering 4 hours or more
Earn 60% on your sold items without volunteering

VIP Consignors
(we do the work, you make the money!)


Earn 60% as a Crew Member
55% as a Super Star or All Star
Earn 50% on your sold items by letting us tag them and you volunteer 4 hours or more
Earn 40% if we tag your items without volunteering
(click here for details if you'd like us to tag for you)

You will also get a pass for you and a guest to come shop before the public to find the best deals first!  The consignors presale is Tuesday, August 20th from 4pm-9pm.  A $12.50 consignor fee comes out of each consignors check.  Our average consignor check is over $350 (& we know you're not average!).

In addition to earning more money, volunteers also get to shop before consignors.  The more you volunteer the earlier you shop!

The sale is not just for clothes and shoes!  Toys, books, games, baby equipment and more all sell great and will clear your house of clutter faster than you can imagine.

Click here for a complete list of WHAT WE ACCEPT for our Back to School event!

Register to Consign

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Consider Volunteering!

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Did you know you can increase the amount of your check WITHOUT selling more items??

It's true!  Spending some time with us helping at the sale will allow you to earn 70%, 75% or even an 80% return on your sold items. 

  • To earn 70%, just volunteer 4 hours or more (we even have 2-hour shifts if that's better for your schedule)
  • To earn 75%, we've got two ways to do it.  All-Star and Super Star opportunities are detailed below.
  • To earn 80%, become a crew member!  Details are on the Presale Shopping page.

I know, new things can be scary.  But there are always new volunteers, so you won't be alone.  Plus we'll hold your hand and you'll be an invaluble asset to the sale!  More fun, more savings, more earnings, it's totally worth it! 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Earn more on your sold items
  • Shop before consignors and the general public
  • Shop the 50% off sale FIRST!

All these benefits, plus having FUN with old and new friends!  Why not?  You'll be glad you chose to join us. If you can't volunteer "in person" we do have Bartering opportunities on the online volunteer schedule.  This is where you help without spending 4 hours at the sale.  These Barter's don't earn the increased % on your sold items but do earn the other benefits, like shopping early!

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DROP OFF YOUR ITEMS

No appointment necessary, just drop in!
Monday, August 19th  9am-8pm


You will be responsible for bringing your items inside and putting them on the sales floor, please allow an hour to be safe.

Mid-Sale Drop Off: Thursday, August 22nd from 5pm-7pm.  Toys and Equipment typically need restocked at this point in the sale.  Max of 50 "inspection" items will be accepted during this time (clothing and shoes).

LIMITS:  We do have a 500 item limit per consignor.
Up to
250 items can be hanging items (clothing)

If you have more hanging items to bring, you can always combine items and make one tag (i.e. three t-shirts on one hanger with one tag counts as ONE item).

If you are bringing 350-500 total items and NOT marking donate on those items, please click here to read the "Power Seller Guidelines"

Valet Drop Off:  This service was designed for those moms who don't mind tagging their own items but have a hard time dropping them off. If you're sending your husband to drop off, he'll love it if you sign up for this!  Make an appointment, bring your items and walk away. This process will take you about 10 minutes (or less!)  Click here to set your appointment: Valet Drop-Off Ticket

 

PICK UP OR DONATE?

DONATING your unsold items?  Great!  After drop off you are done....except for coming back to shop, of course!  We'll take care of sending them to our charities, and you can email us for the tax receipt!

Picking up your unsold items?

Mark your calendar for
Monday, August 26th

VOLUNTEERS:  You may pick up between 5pm-8pm

Consignors who are unable to volunteer:
Last Name:  A-M your pick up time is 6pm-7pm
Last Name:  N-Z your pick up time is 7pm-8pm

Please come during your designated time
if at all possible.

Insider Tip:  Volunteer the "sorting shift" Sunday night and you can take your items with you at the end of your shift!

At 8:01pm we begin bagging remaining items and distribute them to our partner charities.  Sorry, no exceptions.

Many times, our consignors have very few items left.  There is no penalty for you not coming and letting us donate your items, even if they are not marked for donation.  However, please check the "donate" box when tagging if you know you don't want to come to pick up, as that alleviates the pressure of getting sorting complete in time.  Thanks!

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Big Ticket Incentive & Big Item Procedure

Want to sell a furniture set, high-end stroller or other kid-friendly item you invested a lot of money in?  Bring it to JBF Lee's Summit!  You will earn 80% on any JBF tag of $250 or higher that sells (80%!! Even if you're not volunteering!).  Avoid having strangers come into your home or the hassle of meeting up with a potential buyer and still earn a lot of money! 

We do have strong men and women that can help you unload furniture or big play equipment.  Just come in and ask for help before you unload!

LARGE ITEMS:  If you have a large item (think "too big to carry to the hold area") like a pack and play, changing table, train table, toy kitchen, etc please bring your JBF tag in hand to the sale.  We'll show you how to attach it to your item securely using our yellow claim tickets.  This makes it easier for our shoppers to buy your great items!

Baby Supplies & Equipment

Baby Items: Bibs, cloth diapers, bottles, small toys, bows, socks, etc. can be in clear Ziploc bags with the tag attached to the inside or outside of the bag.  You can use clear packing tape for securing the bags closed. This prevents 'little' hands from reaching in.

  • Blankets and Snuglis sell better if they are hung and pinned to a hanger. 
  • Several small items can be grouped together in Ziploc bags (books, rattles, grab bags for small toys).
  • Stuffed animals must "DO" something (musical or animated).
  • Please do not tag Happy Meal toys...or any items that are given for free!

Breast Pumps:  If bringing a breast pump to sell, please price for $50 or less.  Due to recent legislation, many insurance companies now provide pumps to expecting mothers, so they are less in demand than in the past.

Infant Equipment:
• Infant equipment includes: Car seats, strollers, high chairs, swings, exersaucers, bouncy seats, boppies, play gyms, pack and plays and bassinets.
• Car seats MUST have one "year of life" left in them based on manufacturers guidelines.  So if it expires 2/1/21, it can be sold with JBF until 2/1/20.  It has one year of usable life left before it expires.  Click here for a car seat waiver. Fill it out and bring it with you to check-in.  (Don't worry if you don't have the manual, as in the waiver.  They're super easy for shoppers to print online)
 

Cribs:  Just Between Friends can only accept the consignment of cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured from July 23, 2010 to June 28, 2011 may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer or retailer. Cribs manufactured prior to July 23, 2010 will not be accepted under any circumstance. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds. Click here for a Crib Waiver, fill it out and bring it with you to check in.

Stuffed Animals:
Must be musical or animated ("do" something) or they will be pulled from the sales floor.  Even when they're adorable, those that don't "do" something just don't sell, as they seem to multiply on their own at our houses!  No beanie babies or used webkins.  Build-A-Bears must be accessorized or talk/sing. 

Books

We have a 25 book per consignor limit.  If you have more than that, consider "bundling" and selling some as a set.  We accept parenting/pregnancy books, baby up to pre-teen.  No adult, murder-mysteries, etc.

Please flip through the pages to make sure they haven't been "decorated" or torn by ambitious little learners!

Clothing

Important things to know
(all are fully explained below)

  • Fall/Winter Clothing Only
  • Limit on Infant Items
  • Items must be less than 5 years old
  • Juniors Items
  • Hangers (kinds and what direction to hang)
  • White Cardstock
  • $3 Rule
  • Tagging Guns

For seasonal guidelines, please click here to view a complete What We Accept sheet.  We have to be specific on what season of items we accept at each sale so our racks aren't overwhelming to shoppers.

LIMIT on Infant Items:  We also have a limit of 50 items (tags) brought per consignor in sizes 9 months and smaller.  New moms get so many of these teeny sizes as gifts, so we have to limit what is brought so we can be sure and sell through what comes in.  If you have more to sell, feel free to put 3 (or more!) onesies or sleepers on a hanger and price together.  Moms LOVE finding multiple items on a hanger!

Only bring items in excellent condition and purchased new within the past 3-5 years.  No tears, stains or obvious fading/wear.  Discount Brands such as Faded Glory or Circo need to be in like-new condition and should have several items priced together as one.  Price your clothing items at 25%-35% of original retail prices.

We accept Preemie to Size 16 and Maternity (no men's or women's accepted)

Juniors items.  These need to have come straight out of your TEENS closet. 

  • We will accept max of 20 items per consignor that are Juniors/Teens. 
  • Focus on labels such as Abercrombie, Hollister, Nike, Under Armour, Pink, Miss Me, Lululemon and other mall brands that teens wear.
  • Please price these items to sell!

No women's or men's brands or styles.  These will be pulled from our racks and are unable to be sold. 

All clothing items must be hung using appropriate sized hangers.  Wire, plastic or store hangers are fine.  Use safety pins to secure the item if it will have trouble staying on the hanger.

We do have a $3 minimum price on clothing.  You can pair up items if needed, as long as they are the same size (they don't have to be an outfit).  Two pairs of pants or two or more shirts will sell easily together. Non-clothing items do not have minimum price.

Be sure and use white cardstock for your tags.  CARDSTOCK is especially important on clothing, as tags on regular paper will get torn off more easily.  WHITE is important as we used colored paper for internal purposes and your items will not be sorted and returned to you if on colored paper.  White Cardstock is very inexpensive at Wal-Mart (in the office supply section).

No printer?  NO PROBLEM!  You can e-mail a PDF
of your tags to a local print shop (like Kinko's or Office Depot) and have them print on cardstock for you very inexpensively.

Hangers face LEFT (like a question mark)

To hang an outfit or set:

  • Safety pin clothing sets securely with pants hung on the backside of the shirt so both pieces can be viewed without unpinning them.
  • Safety pin through BOTH pieces AND through the hanger (this will prevent pants from weighing down the shirt and causing a possible tear).
  • Please safety pin pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide.

We prefer you use safety pins but you can use a tagging gun.  Barbs must be in the correct places for us to accept the items. Tags placed under the armpit, at the end of the sleeves and in the front fabric (where it makes a hole in the fabric) will not be accepted
Tagging gun guidelines sheet.

DVD's & Electronics

DVD's: Make sure the disc is in the case and not scratched.  Sorry, we do not sell VHS tapes and will automatically donate any that are put out on the sales floor.  No rated R movies or rated M for Mature video games accepted.

Expensive Electronics ARE safe to bring.  DS's, PSP's, etc all sell great!  Please hand them to the person at the check in computer at drop off as we take extra steps for the security of these items.

Quality Matters!
Puzzles, Games or DVD's that do not have all the pieces (or the disc) will be returned at the shoppers request and you will be charged $5 per occurance.  The same rule applies for an item with corroded batteries.  Repeat offenders will be prohibited from consigning at our event.

Furniture & Decor

Furniture/Decor:  All kinds of children's and juvenile furniture will be accepted. All furniture must be intact and sturdy.  Only Children's Room decor will be accepted (no home decor).

Bedding:  We no longer accept bedding sets or bumpers. New moms are SO particular about styles/colors of these items and we need the space for items that sell more quickly.

If you have a large item (think too big to carry to the hold area) like a pack and play, changing table, crib, etc please bring your JBF tag in hand to the sale.  We'll show you how to attach it to your item securely using our yellow claim tickets.  This makes it easier for our shoppers to buy your great items!

Games & Puzzles

Games and puzzles: These should have all pieces and be tied or taped closed.  If you don't have time to check to make sure it's complete, do not tag and sell it!

Quality Matters!
Puzzles, Games or DVD's that do not have all the pieces (or the disc) will be returned at the shoppers request and you will be charged $5 per instance.  The same rule applies for an item with corroded batteries.  Repeat offenders will be prohibited from consigning at our event.

 

Shoes

SHOES:  Fall, Winter and Seasonless Shoes will be accepted.  Don't forget the rain boots, cowboy boots and cleats! Save your spring and summer shoes for the Spring event.

  • All shoes will be inspected and must be in new or very gently used condition.
  • Magic Erasers work WONDERS on shoes!!  A little bit of effort can add up to a lot of $ for you!  Try this on the white part of Converse.  It's easy to make them look almost new!
  • Shoes with dirt or mud will not be accepted.

Attach a tag with a large safety pin to the laces and, for extra security, place a piece of tape over the pin.  I prefer to zip tie my shoes together, then pin the tag around the zip tie, then tape the pin.  Extra secure!

Shoes are handled a lot at the sale, so be sure that tag is not going anywhere (except out the door after someone has bought it!).

Attach the tag to the shoes, NOT the box.  Boxes aren't necessary to sell shoes and we'd prefer you leave the boxes at home.

Avoid putting shoes in zip-lock baggies if possible.  They sell more quickly when shoppers can see them more easily.

Toys

Toys:
• Must be in working order
• Include batteries (you can get batteries very inexpensively at the Dollar Store) If we have to replace/provide batteries to sell your item, we will charge your account $1 per battery.
• Make sure they are clean.  If you're missing pieces but it doesn't compromise the toy, that's ok.
• Small parts should be bagged and taped to the main part very securely. Use HEAVY packing tape. If parts get separated, it will not sell.

Tagging toys and equipment with multiple pieces: Create and attach a tag to one of the pieces, then use masking tape and write your consignor number and price on each of the other pieces, in case they get separated.  Not required but a good idea (think kids table and 2 chairs)

Quality Matters!
Items that do not have all the pieces or don't work will be returned at the shoppers request and you will be charged $5 per instance.  The same rule applies for an item with corroded batteries.  Repeat offenders will be prohibited from consigning at our event.

Power Seller Guidelines

Are you a Power Seller?  We have a 500 item limit at this event.  If you have 350-500 total items you're bringing to the sale, we consider you a Power Seller.

In order for our sorting to go effeciently, we do ask that you work a Power Seller Sorting Shift.  Sign up on the online volunteer scheduler.  During this time you'll be helping us sort ALL consignors items, ensuring this big job gets done in time.  You will not earn volunteer credit for this shift.  You may choose a second volunteer shift to work during the event to earn the extra percentage on your sold items. 

Power Sellers unable or unwilling to help in this way will have a $40 charge or 10% less on their earned sales (whichever is greater) added to their consignor account so we can hire someone to work in their place.  As an alternative, Power Sellers who mark Donate on all their items can bypass the sorting requirement and not pay the fee.

Power Sellers can earn 80% by meeting the requirements of the JBF Crew Members, but are not eligible to earn 80% on their sold items via the Super Star or All Star program.

Here are the guidelines in a printable format.

Valet Drop Off

Pull in, unload, leave.  5 minutes and you're done! (hint, if you're sending your husband to drop off he'll LOVE you for this!)

Make an appointment, bring your items inside and hit the road.  We'll be putting your items away!

Valet Drop-Off Fees:

Up to 200 items-$20
201-350 items-$30
350-500 items-$40

Item counts come from the number of tags you have in your tagging account.  Delete old/sold tags so you’ll have an accurate number.  We can show you how if you need help.

Ready to sign up or ready to sign up? Email leessummit@jbfsale.com today!

Guarantee your items

Concerned about loss?

Let us relieve any undo concern or worry!  Nationwide, loss or "shrink" from retail theft is around 1.5%.  And in the past 11 1/2 years, ours at JBF Lee's Summit is MUCH lower than that!  Each sale we find VERY small evidence of theft.

However, if it will ease your mind you can undergo a process at drop off to guarantee your items.  Any items scanned in after inspection will be returned to you if not sold or added to your check as if they sold.  We'll have computers set up and show you how to scan in all the items you're dropping off.  If you find any item you've scanned in not showing as sold or returned at pick-up, we'll add the amount into your check!  You will have to undergo a scanning process at check out too.  We hope this will be a smooth process but can't promise that it will be quick.

Over the past decade we've had many instances of missing items that have worked themselves out.  A stain was found so the shirt was donated at drop off, a husband left a bag of shoes in the trunk, even a toddler bed that was supposed to be missing never got brought to the sale!  A miscomunication between husband and wife, can you imagine that?

This is a good way for both the consignor and the organizer to feel secure in what comes into the sale will be properly taken care of and sold or returned to them.

Just ask at drop off and we'll show you how to do it.  If you choose not to guarantee your items, that's perfectly ok and know they will truly be taken care of!  There's a VERY slim-to-no chance anything will go missing.

If you're like me (and many consignors!) you'll say "whatever" and be happy with the $350+ (yes, that's our average consignor check earned at the Spring sales!) you'll earn at the sale.  But if you're the more conscientious type, we welcome you to take advantantage of this option.  Consignors who are regularly "missing" items will be encouraged and/or required to do this for everyones peace of mind.

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Tagging Supplies

Remember, you can use any hangers that fit your clothes appropriately (plastic, wire, whatever is fine!)

But need supplies? We can help!

Hangers: $7.50/50

Safety Pins: $5/200

To schedule a supply pick up:

Greenwood - contact Jana

Lee's Summit - contact Holly

Independence - contact Renee

Olathe - Deanna

Raytown - contact Bailey

Belton/Raymore - contact Amanda

Blue Springs - contact Cassie

Northland - contact Amber
 

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VIP Tagging

E-mail LeesSummit@jbfsale.com TODAY to get your spot secured!  We have a limit to how many consignors we can tag for, and we always fill up!

Do you want your kids outgrown things to go to good homes and help local families?  But still think it'd be nice to see a return on your investments, too?

That's where VIP tagging comes in!  Our experienced taggers will do all the work for you and you get to sit back and wait for your check (and a tax receipt for anything donated that doesn't sell!)

Like a regular consignor, you'll be invited to bring a guest and shop early at our Consignor Presale.  We'd also love to have you as a volunteer, which will earn you a higher return on your items as well as get to shop even earlier!

This service is popular so space is limited.  Check this out today for full details and to get in touch with a tagger near you! VIP Info

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Crew, All Stars & Super Stars

There are 3 fun ways to earn more than 70% on your sold items!
Become a JBF Crew Member, an All Star or a Super Star!

JBF Crew

  1. Volunteer for 5 Crew Shifts
  2. Shop FIRST!
  3. Earn 80% on your sold items
  4. Shop a super exclusive 75% off sale not available to others

JBF Super Star

  1. Consign & Volunteer for 3 STAR shifts
    (via the online volunteer scheduler)
  2. Shop and spend $75+ at the sale
  3. Earn 75% on your sold items
  4. Shop during an exclusive presale time just for Super Stars AND shop a super exclusive 75% off sale not available to others!

JBF All Star

  1. Consign & Volunteer for 2 STAR shifts
    (via the online volunteer scheduler)
  2. Shop and spend $75+ at the sale
  3. Earn 75% on your sold items
  4. Shop during an exclusive presale time just for All Stars AND shop a super exclusive 75% off sale not available to others!
     
 

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Contact

Amber Post
amber@jbfsale.com
816-686-2326

Frank Post
frankpost@jbfsale.com
918-939-8793

Jenn Warren
jenn@jbfsale.com
816-809-0360

Have a business that might fit in well with JBF?  Click here for VENDOR INFORMATION.

We're halfway through our 13th year in Lee's Summit!  We LOVE this town and our participants, and call the sale the hardest working vacation ever.  Because we get to leave taking care of the kids to others and take care of our consignors and shoppers instead!  We love what we do and would LOVE to have you hanging out with us too.

Jenn Warren has helped me with this sale for the past 12 years, so she knows a thing or two about JBF too!  She can answer just about any question you have and loves to talk JBF.  So give either of us a shout if you have questions!