By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013
Amber and Frank Post, owners of Just Between Friends Owasso.
Are you overwhelmed with the clutter of toys, outgrown sports equipment, old movies, and piles of your children’s clothing that don’t fit any longer? Wouldn’t you like to not only clear your home of these items, but get paid for them as well? Now is the time to look into a clothing and consignment event coming to Owasso. Just Between Friends is the perfect venue to sell your unwanted items utilizing a proven system that makes it fast, easy and fun. And don’t forget profitable!
Just Between Friends makes it easy to rid your home of all kinds of items and unlike a garage sale, they do all the advertising. In fact, Amber Post, local organizer for the JBF Owasso sale, says that they usually have over 450 consignors offering around 75,000 items for purchase. A sale that big brings crowds equally as large!
“The sale will be held in the empty storefront directly north of the Reasor’s on Highway 20,” explains Amber. “That location has been great for us in the past, offering plenty of parking and ample space to display all your items.” This is their spring/summer sale, and here is a list of acceptable items: toys, sports equipment, children’s and parenting books, games, movies and DVDs (no MA or R ratings), kid and baby bedding, baby equipment including strollers, car seats and bouncy seats, kids’ furniture and room décor, maternity clothing, and much more. For a full list of items accepted, check out the website at www.owasso.jbfsale.com.
Consignors earn 60 percent on all sold items, minus a $12.50 consignor fee. But Amber offers several ways to make that percentage even higher. If you volunteer just four hours helping set up the sale, you will earn 70 percent on your items, and JBF crew members pocket a whopping 75 percent. If you have any high ticket items you need to find a new home for, such as a furniture set or a high dollar stroller, you can earn 80 percent on any item that sells for $250 or more. It just doesn’t get any easier than that.
For anyone who has ever had a garage sale, they will tell you that the toughest part of getting ready is tagging all your items. Just Between Friends has even taken the hassle out of that part of selling. When you register online, you will be assigned a consignor number and your very own barcode. Just follow the easy instructions, print off your tags with your personal barcode and you are set. “I hear from consignors all the time who tell me that they love the ease of the barcode system,” states Amber. “And they can log on to the website each night of the sale to find out exactly how much money they have earned that day.”
For those who are so busy that tagging their own items is just impossible, Amber has a solution for you too. Just drop off your items by scheduling a pre-set time and you can earn money without spending time. You’ll still earn 45 to 50 percent of your sales with almost no work. What a great way to
de-clutter and put a few extra dollars in your wallet.
Wouldn’t it be great to be a VIP and have access to the sale before the general public? Well, you can! Volunteers who help at the sale for at least four hours not only receive a higher percentage of their sales, they also get the opportunity to shop the sale first. Consignors get to shop after the volunteers but also before the public, which makes becoming one an even better deal.
Hours for the spring/summer sale are: Thursday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ($2 admission for 18 and older); Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (with free admission); Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (with free admission and many items discounted 25 percent); and Sunday, April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. (with free admission and many items discounted 50 percent).
When the sale is over, consignors have two easy options. They can pick up their unsold items Monday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., or they are given the option to donate all unsold items to a local charity.
Amber is proud to support the Dividing Bread Ministries with all of her unsold items. Dividing Bread is a thrift store and food pantry with three locations: the original store located in Collinsville; one in Hominy, which opened in April of 2011; and the Owasso store located at 11612 E 86th St. N., which opened their doors in November of 2011.
To sign up or for any questions you may have, feel free to log on to the JBF Owasso website at www.owasso.jbfsale.com or email Amber Post directly at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.