Sunday, September 28, 2014

Just Between Friends Fall Sale

I was so pleased with my results with the local JBF sale in August that I decided to go for round 2.  The same woman who runs the sale by my house also runs the one 40 minutes North of me.  
So I took the items I had left over and already tagged, revised a few and started adding to the pile.

I ended up with 326 items to take. Mostly kids clothing, a LOT of books (early readers/level type) and some toys and shoes.  

Instead of bartering, I did a volunteer shift when I dropped my items off and then I did the pick up one as well.  I figured since I had to drive there, I might as well stay and get some more money back on my check.
The back of my van was FULL.  Happily, I only brought around 100 items home - and made about $650.00 in the process.  The sale is really well run, not too big that it's out of control and all the women who I've met volunteering are so nice.  

This is all going to our Disney vacation this winter - and as far as the JBF sale goes, I'm hooked!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Who Knew!?

That consignment sales were so easy?  
(A lot of you knew that already I'm sure!)  
It was seeming like such a pain and I hated having the piles around here getting ready, but now that I have one under my belt, I'm hooked.

I took 203 items to my first Just Between Friends sale, sold a little more than half of what I brought, and made $502.00!!  

I did work one volunteer shift as well as I bartered by bringing some postcards around to a few local schools.  It went great and I was thrilled to get that check in the mail.
This was the first sale, about 75% set up, a lot of bigger items came in later.  Nothing like some of the other ones I've heard - they are huge.  

Ours is pretty small at this point.  I think our marketing here leaves a little to be desired, but maybe that is just my PR major coming out?

There is another sale coming up here shortly where I am taking my previous items as well as a lot more.  Kids clothes has been such a slow seller for me on eBay that I would rather these cute Gymbo clothes go somewhere else besides my storage room!