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Let's Get You SELLING!

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Register to Consign

CA$H for my kids' outgrown items? Yes, please!

Sign up today to join hundreds of local families who come together twice a year to safely clean out all the kiddo clutter all at once!

 

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

Let's do this together! We're here to help you with the tools, resources and motivation needed for seller success.  We even have an online support group!

 

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Drop Off!

Drop off, shop the Consignor Presale & watch your check grow with our LIVE sales updates.  Your check is mailed to you within two weeks!



Your on your way to getting rid of kid-clutter + cash in your pocket!

YOU CAN CA$H IN TOO!

Children cycle through a new wardrobe every 6 months, so it's no surprise you feel overwhelmed.  We offer a marketplace where you can sell everything your kids no longer use & earn straight cash!
(Consigning 101 Overview here)

  • Consignors earn 60% of the items that sell. A $12.50 consignor fee is taken out of your check per sale event.
  • Consignors who help with the event are  JBF Helpers and earn 65% on their sold items + Presale passes!
  • Want to shop even earlier? The more shifts you work at the sale, the earlier you shop!
  • There is NO limit to the number of items you can sell! 
  • No more meeting people in parking lots or hosting a garage sale.  We bring thousands of shoppers to buy your children's outgrown items.
  • Our tagging site NEVER closes and you can even tag from your phone!
  • Too busy to tag?  Try our Valet Tagging Service (info below) or make your reservation HERE!

So what are you waiting for?
Register NOW to Consign!

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Be a part of the JBF Community and make YOUR JBF event great!
Join other smart & savvy helpers who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges. We LOVE our JBF Team!

Our helpers make each sale event the perfect place for families to find great deals on items they need! 
To access shifts, first get your consignor number HERE, then "Login to Add Shift"CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OPEN SHIFTS

JBF Helper Perks:

•  Team Members who complete a total of 4 hours earn 65% on their sold items.
•  Shop EARLY at Thurssday's Presale + you earn a guest pass
•  Shop EARLY at Saturday's Half-Price Presale + you earn 2 guest pass
•  FUN!  Come be a part of our JBF Family and be a part of something big!  Serving our community is so rewarding and you can meet new friends while doing it!

JBF Helper Info:

•  Shifts are available in 4-hour increments Wednesday - Sunday (8am-10pm) 
•  The more shifts you complete, the earlier you get to shop all the bargains.  The earlier you shop, the better the selection + you earn more...WIN WIN!
•  You will receive a parking pass if you are working on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday morning (no pass needed Wed, Thurs, or Sunday after 2pm).
•  JBF Helpers assist with everything from event set up, inspection, organizing merchandise, helping shoppers, and breaking down the event.
•  Please make other arrangements for your children; no children are allowed to come with you during your shift for safety purposes.
• If you need special accommodations (nursing mom, medical purposes, etc.) we are happy to help find a fit for you.  Please email robynsoudah@jbfsale.com for assistance. We can find a way for you to help.
•  Dress comfortably (we recommend tennis shoes). We will have water bottles for JBF Helpers. You can leave your personel belongings in the car/home.

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DROP OFF

San Mateo Event Center
2495 S. Delaware, San Mateo, CA

(This entrance is the "Jockey Club" entrance off Delaware near 25th Avenue and El Camino Real).  Drive thru Gate 13; parking is free Wed and Thurs.

Wednesday, March 14 | 1p - 9p
If you are bringing over 300 items you must drop off on Wednesday. Consignors will be sent the signup link.

Thursday, March 15 | 8:30a - 10:30a
Because of limited time, Wednesday is a short drop-off.  Consignors will be sent the signup link.

Mid-Sale Dropoff: Friday, March 16 | 6pm - 7pm
No appointment necessary. Find more items to consign after the sale starts? You can bring them to this mid-sale drop off and still make the sale! (Please no clothes or shoes during this time.)

 

What To Expect At Drop Off:

1.  Bring one small tagged item to the check in desk in Redwood Hall (leave the rest in your car).  
2.  Complete Consignor Waiver (along with Crib Waiver or Car Seat Waiver if selling). See below for details.
3.  Pick up Presale Passes!
4.  After check in, return to your car and bring in the rest.

• The first two days, we are in two buildings. Sat-Sun all items are condensed into Redwood Hall (the main Hall).

• Charts HERE show which items go in which building

*  If selling either a crib or carseat, fill out & bring 2:
CRIB waivers or CARSEAT waivers:
(one waiver stays with your item on the sales floor; the other stays with your consignor waiver)

 

PICK UP (OPTIONAL)

Sunday, March 18 | 8:00 - 9:00pm

DONATE:
•  If you designated your items to be donated during the tagging process, your unsold items will automatically be loaded onto the donation truck.  Your sales report will provide a donation total for your taxes.

•  If you planned to pick up, but change your mind and wish to donate, text me at 408-806-6779 with your Consignor Number and the word Donate please.

PICK UP:
1.  Please bring your ID with you to pick up your items.  You may designate someone else to pick up your items by listing their name on your consignor waiver; they also must bring their ID.  We will not release items without proper identification.

2.  We will match you with a JBF Helper who will guide you through the pick up areas.

3.  Sign & turn in your form and you are done!

 

Things to Know About Pick Up:

•  Please do not call, text, or reach out to us on social media during this time as we are concentrating on breakdown and pick up and most likely won't see your message until LATE that night. ONLY DONATION texts will be confirmed. Email is always best during the event.
•  Pick up times are firm. items left at the sale after 9:01p will be loaded onto donation trucks. Sorry, no exceptions as we must clear building ASAP and do not have the capability to take any items home.
•  While the computers do upload sales live throughout the event we will not have completed a final upload before pick up.  Therefore an item could have sold and may not be showing up on your sales report. Remember manually entered tags do not show up online, but do reflect in your check.

 

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Bags & Baby Carriers

Bags & Baby Carriers
Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, and purses are great consignment items. Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled (link), or are stained, damaged or missing pieces.  We no longer accept breast pumps.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger.  Those get placed on the endcaps of the clothing isles.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with ribbon or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description. (link to tagging video multiple pieces)

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles
Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only. Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; shoppers get very disappointed if they find a stain in a bundled blanket once they get home.

Package:  Put bedding/crib/bedroom sets together in original packaging or in giant clear plastic bags. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern (include a photo from the internet of bedding set up). Secure the bag so that items do not get separated. Blankets, cloths, and towels can be tied with ribbon/string like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated).

Price:  Price to sell!  Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Try to price 75% - 90% off retail.  

Tag:  If bedding is in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag and tape the bag shut (bedding set prices vary widely and securing tags inside bags prevents tag switching). If bedding/blankets are bundled with string, hole-punch JBF tag and knot onto tied sets (can place a piece of clear tape on top of tag and punch hole thru to reinforce tag).  (link to tagging video)

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts
Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale.  Please only bring kids’, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books.  Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  (No "adult" content please.)  Check items to ensure they are in great condition.

Package:  Use clear, self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items of different sizes together; Tie sets of books the same size together with ribbon/string like a package.  Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale.

Price:  Prices can range from $.50 to $50 in this category, depending on the item. Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale. Make sets to keep at least a $3.00 minimum price.

Tag:  Attach your tag using either washi or painters' tape to it's easily removed without damage when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape.  Hole-punch JBF tag and knot onto tied sets (can place a piece of clear tape on top of tag and punch hole thru to reinforce tag). (link to tagging video)

Car Seats & Cribs

Car Seats
Car seats cannot be older than 5 years. Check and make sure your car seat has never been recalled. Click here for recalls or call the Department of Transportation for recalls at 1-800-424-9393.  To consign a car seat, you must fill out and bring TWO copies of the Car Seat Waiver. This must be filled out completely. If you do not have the manual for your car seat, in most cases, you can download those and print them online. Please bring this Car Seat Waiver checklist with you to Consignor drop off (one copy stays with your waiver, one is attached to the car seat on the sales floor).

Cribs
Per CPSC guidelines, JBF can only accept the consignment of cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011.  Cribs manufactured from July 23, 2010 to June 28, 2011 may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer or retailer.  Cribs manufactured prior to July 23, 2010 will not be accepted under any circumstance.  Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds.  To consign a crib, you must fill out and bring TWO copies of the Crib Waiver. .  Please bring this Car Seat Waiver checklist with you to Consignor drop off (one copy stays with your waiver, one is attached to the crib on the sales floor).  (link to tagging video w/ multiple pieces)

Clothing

Clothing
We sell children's clothing Newborn through juniors (limit 10 girl's junior size items, Abercrombie, Hollister, Roxy, American Eagle, Nike, Volcom, Burton preferred) as well as maternity sizes (limit 10 brand name maternity clothing items per consignor). Our Fall Sale is fall & winter clothing only (what your child would wear between October-March). Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted.  Any items not in the current trend will be rejected at inspection. Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop off. This will ensure that there are no defects in the clothing. The newer the item looks (and the better it smells), the better it will sell.

Package & Hang:  Hangers - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).  Hang size 0-6 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 7-juniors and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor will get overlooked.  Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. Safety pin or use a tagging gun to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them.  Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use your tagging gun to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide. Bundle onesies and pin together at the shoulders to be easily viewed by shoppers.  Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well listing all items.

Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/set together to price for at least $3.00; Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-24mo outfit. Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter.  Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together to price for at least $3.00, but okay to price for less (i.e., 6 pair of socks for $1.50).

Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun to inside label or seam NOT through part of the clothing (it will make a hole/tear in clothing), or use a safety pin thru upper right front. Also, pull on the tag to make sure it is properly secured and will not come off easily. Please make sure consignor tags are pulled out of the clothing so they are easily visible to the customers.
Non-Hanging Clothing - Bundles of socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories in plastic bags should be secured closed with clear tape with tag either taped onto or placed inside bag (if you are sure it can be scanned). Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to tied/taped bundles of accessories. (link to tagging video)

Furniture & Equipment

Furniture & Equipment
Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011; please bring Crib Waiver (link) for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls (link), must have all parts, and be in good condition. Children's furniture - beds (toddler, twin), desks, side tables, dressers, etc.  Household furniture - please see Mommy Mart information below.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, zip-ties, or string to keep items attached together. If wooden furniture has loose parts, use clear plastic wrap to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale. Batteries must be included, if applicable. Please bring a Car Seat Checklist (link) for all car seats, booster seats, and car seat base or infant carrier.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video coming)

Infant Items

Infant Items
Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls (link) on all items that you consign.

Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, tagging gun, safety pins or clear self-seal bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers. Batteries must be included, if applicable.

Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video coming)

Shoes

Shoes
Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection. Shoes must be current season (Fall = October thru March; Spring = April thru October).

Package: Fasten shoes together with zip ties. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag. We prefer no shoe boxes. However, if shoes are in the box, please remove the lid, secure it to the bottom of the box, and secure the shoes to the box (closed boxes do not sell well).

Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $3.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter.

Tag: Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon, string, or zip tie. For infant shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, put the tag inside the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. (link to tagging video coming)

Toys

Toys
Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls (link) before consigning.  Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount stores).

Package:  Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in ziplocks and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. Items must include ALL working parts.

Price:  Price 50% - 90% off retail.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. (link to tagging video coming soon)

Unaccepted Items

Please check this list before tagging and dropping off your items.  We will NOT accept:

Breast pumps
VHS tapes
Stuffed animals (unless Disney or other licensed character)
Crib Mattresses, or any mattresses
Stained, worn, torn items
Recalled items
Adult clothing
Used under garments

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WE CAN TAG FOR YOU & save you time!

Let us prep your items for you!
Are you a working Mom, new parent, or simply overwhelmed with kid clutter?

Gather all your gently-used clothing, toys, & gear, drop it off with a Valet Tagger & you're done!  WE price & tag all your items. You collect 40% to clear your clutter...YES, it really is that simple!

Perks:
• Valet Consignors earn 40% of their sales
• Shop EARLY at Thursday's Presale + you earn a guest pass
• Shop EARLY at Saturday's Half-Price Presale + you earn 2 guest passes
• Work one 4/hr shift and earn 45% of your sales

Valet Consignor Info:
• Your consigning fee is $15 (deducted from your paycheck)
• All items must go 50% off Sunday and any unsold items donated to our charity partners.  Read our FAQ for all the details.
• Store & Deliver option: Your Valet Tagger can store and deliver all your items to the event if you chose; simply turn in $15 cash to your Valet Tagger w/ your  Consignor Waiver.  Otherwise you pick up your prepared items then deliver to the event at posted Drop-off times.
• Please note: Space is limited and this service will close two weeks prior to the sale, or when all spaces have been reserved. BOOK YOUR SPOT ASAP! Valet tagging saves you time and it's EASY MONEY in your pocket!  Sign up here!

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DROP OFF & INSPECTION GUIDELINES

YOU GET TO SKIP INSPECTION! Yep, just check in and then put your items away!  It's that simple!

We try to keep out standards high so shoppers love us and you earn the most CA$H possible.  Consignors that have more than three stained, damaged, unacceptable, or recalled items that didn't pass inspection at dropoff/removed from the floor during the sale will need to go thru inspection at the next sale they participate in.

INSPECTION: What are we looking for?

  • Hangers facing a question mark direction.
  • Small hangers for infant - 6T.
  • Only JBF barcodes printed on white cardstock (no hand-written tags).
  • no stains, holes, tears, dirty, broken/missing buttons or zippers, items too worn, faded, not gently-used, or simply not clean enough.

DURING DROP OFF:

  • Check in (bring 1 item with you, leave the rest in your car)
  • Pick up your Presale shopping pass
  • Put your items out on floor
  • New consignors are required to go thru an initial inspection 
  • This process will take approximately 1 hour

 

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DONATE OR PICK UP?

Donating is awesome!

  • You love to help others.   Our charity partners greatly and directly benefit from the generous giving of our consignors.
  • You need the space.  The vary reason you're selling at JBF is you need the space in your closets/drawers/garage...that stuff's not coming back home!
  • You sold most of your items.  You have been monitoring your sales in real-time daily uploads so you can see only a few items remain, thus you decide to change your mind from picking up to donating.  

Picking up is also an option:

  • You still want to sell your stuff.  You have some great items that didn't sell this time.  You can pick up your items Sunday evening and resell again at the next sales event.  Your tags remain active in the system for two years.  Pick up time is Sunday, March 18th, from 8-9p; these times are FIRM, and any items left behind after 9:01 will be loaded onto the donation trucks.
    • Our breakdown staff is wonderful, but there is no way to ensure 100% accuracy on sorting.  Please note that JBF is not responsible for missing items.
     
 

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Want to SHOP EVEN EARLIER and earn more?

Contact

Robyn Soudah

robynsoudah@jbfsale.com
ph: 408.806.6779

 

 

 

The San Francisco Bay Area is at the heart of Reuse.Repurpose.Recycle., and JBF is saving the earth one family at a time!  Kids grow so fast, and JBF has gently used, name brand items with tons of life left. So many categories under two roofs means the perfect place for families to stock up on great deals...at a fraction of the cost!

Selling at JBF continues the upcycling, directing all those toys and gear (not allowed in the green bins) straight into the hands and hearts of another family.  Putting extra cash into your pockets is pretty helpful too as we deal with the high cost of living here in the beautiful Bay Area.  Come join the fun!