By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2010
Karen Cable, franchise owner of the Just Between Friends Broken Arrow consignment event.
The dog days of summer are officially over. It’s time to switch over to a fresh seasonal wardrobe – the days of sweaters, long sleeves, warm pants, jackets and coats have arrived! Many people have trouble affording warmer clothes even for themselves, but it is certainly more difficult on those with families, especially considering how fast children outgrow their clothes. A great solution for those looking to upgrade their children’s fall and winter wardrobe, as well as those looking to sell items their children have outgrown or no longer use, is available with Just Between Friends, the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event. The Just Between Friends Broken Arrow sale takes place October 21-23, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, 100 W. Albany (just north of Bass Pro).
Karen Cable, JBF Broken Arrow franchise owner, explains that participating in the sale is a win-win situation for both consignors and shoppers. Consignors typically make 65 percent of sales from their merchandise, while those who consign and volunteer make 70 percent. Consignors also have the advantage of creating their own prices for items no longer being used around the house. With better returns than most consignment shops can offer and far less hassle than a garage sale, consignors are able to sell their items in one day and choose to pick up or donate items that do not sell.
According to Karen, the prices and selection for shoppers is unrivaled, and they can find an entire season’s worth of items in one stop. “We have families that come to our sales twice each year and walk out with everything they need for their children in just a few hours. You can’t do that anywhere else for even close to our prices. It’s just good for everyone involved.”
Items available include gently-used children’s, juniors and maternity clothing, baby equipment, household furniture, computer software, DVDs and videos, toys, games and much more. “If it has to do with children, we probably have it, and it’s only going to cost you about a third of what you pay at the mall,” says Karen.
In addition to benefitting consignors and shoppers, the JBF sale will also help local charitable organizations. Admission on the first day, October 21, is $3, and the proceeds go to Arms Around Broken Arrow, the Margaret Hudson Program, or to help a child go to camp through The Bridges Foundation.
Event hours are Thursday, October 21 from noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday is also half-price day, when the majority of items are marked down 50 percent. The sale will take place in the ARC Building of the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow.
For more information about becoming a consignor, visit www.jbfsale.com, or call Karen Cable at (918) 829-6197. A special pre-sale is available for consignors, volunteers and new moms.
If you’re planning to attend the sale, mark your calendar for October 21-23, and bring a laundry basket for carrying all your great bargains!
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.