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JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS
If you’re looking to satisfy that shopping itch, without spending big bucks, then consignment sales are probably for you! Just Between Friend sales happen all across the United States (in 29 states), as well as in Vancouver, BC. You can check out their list of locations here, and the best part is that if you don’t see a location near you – YOU CAN JUST START ONE!!! Whaaaat?!
I went to the Oklahoma City Just Between Friends sale with one of my sisters on Friday. We waited until everything was marked down 50%, which meant that the selection had been severely diminished, but what was left, was HALF OFF!!! They initially had hundreds of strollers, car seats, baby carriers, walkers, swings, etc., but by the time we went they were down to a mere handful. Luckily neither of us were in the market for anything big, so it wasn’t really an issue.
I scored an awesome NüRoo Pocket (“The NüRoo® Pocket is a babywearing shirt that offers full coverage and mobility for moms practicing skin-to-skin contact with their baby.), an infant insert for my ErgoBaby I had grabbed on sale at REI a few months ago, 6 Tommee Tippee bottles, 4 gender-neutral onesies, 12 kids books (some of which I had when I was little), a book on baby sign language, and the wittle bittiest pair of Stride Rite infant shoes I’ve ever seen. My total was $81. Given that the NüRoo Pocket is regularly $60, and the ErgoBaby infant insert is normally $25, I feel pretty good about my bargains!
I didn’t have anything to consign this time around, but when you do sell, you get early access to shop as well!! All you do is create a Just Between Friends Account and get a consignor number, register with your local sales event, prepare your items as per instructions (which can vary slightly from location to location). After the sale you can either pick up your items, or they can donate them for you. If you don’t feel like messing with prepping all of your items yourself, they offer a Valet Tagging Program. While consignors normally receive 65% of what their items make, if you use the VTP, you’ll only net 45%. On the other hand – if you volunteeeeeer….you get 70% of the money your items make!!
Just Between Friends is an all-around amazing event, whether you need to buy or sell, they make everything so easy! There is a HUGE selection, the prices are almost always right, and they range in sizes all the way from newborn to kids size 10, and include maternity clothes. Definitely check it out! If you can’t find one near you, maybe a sale within driving distance will line up with a family vacation or weekend getaway!!