By: Julie Dermody | Category: Consumer News | Issue: March 2007
Sloan Pepper with items she plans on selling at the JBF sale
Are you tired of shopping overpriced malls and department stores? Have you been searching the garage sales for baby items, trying to keep as much money in your pocketbook as possible? Would you like to go to one place and find everything you have been looking for under one roof? The place to go is in Owasso at the Just Between Friends sale.
Some of the best-kept secrets are those that are Just Between Friends, and in Owasso, the best-kept secret has been let out of the bag. Just Between Friends-Owasso is a twice-yearly children’s consignment sale specializing in the highest quality of gently used items for children and expectant mothers. JBF started in Tulsa in 1997 by a group of friends wanting to save money and clothe their children at the same time. What started in a living room rapidly expanded and today the Just Between Friends way has been franchised, taking the concept and making new friends nation wide.
Donna Pepper, JBF Owasso owner, invites parents and grandparents to come take part in Owasso’s fifth JBF sale. “This is a great opportunity to save money and find awesome bargains,” Pepper said. “The assortment of items include things like baby, childrens and maternity clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, videos, baby equipment like strollers, high chairs, and baby and children’s furniture.”
The consignors register online, bring their tagged items to the location, and place them in the designated areas of the sale. “Our first sale had 50 consignors, our fourth had 400, we were packed with everything you can imagine” said Pepper. This year’s winter sale expectation has required a new location that offers larger space. Owasso’s First Assembly of God just south of 96th and 129th will play host to the JBF sale.
Just Between Friends - Owasso’s Fall 2006 sale
This year’s spring sale will take place March 28-31. Admission is only $2 at the door on the first day of the sale and free all other days. On the final sale day, fantastic deals are easy to find because most items are marked at 50 percent off. Pepper adds “We would like to encourage shoppers to bring a new item for the Laura Dester Children’s shelter located in Tulsa.”
Each JBF franchise has an organization in which they donate unsold items if the consignor no longer wants the item. JBF Owasso is happy they can help the Laura Dester Children’s shelter. The Children’s shelter is a temporary home where children stay until they can be placed with foster parents. According to Pepper, the foster care system is straining to keep up with the demand, and many times the children have an extended waiting time before being placed in a home. “The donation of surplus clothing is welcomed with open arms,” Pepper said.
On March 28th have the kids ready or know their sizes and head on over with a friend to the Just Between Friends sale at Owasso’s First Assembly of God, just south of 96th on 129th. Be the envy of all your friends; shop at JBF-Owasso to get the best deals on the items your children desire most at prices you will love.