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How To Consign & Make Money!

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Register to Consign

1. Sign up to create an account and receive your Universal Consignor Number.

CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL/WINTER 2018 SALE OPENS MAY 1!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

2. Register for the upcoming sale as a Consignor.

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​3. Have lots of great stuff, but no time to tag? Text Courtney at (806) 787-0304 by July 1, to reserve your VIP Consignor spot! (You gather, we pick up, price, prep, store, and take your items to the sale for you!)

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Collect, Prep, and Tag

1. Get your items together and inspect them for stains, holes, rips, tears, out-of-season, and missing parts!

2. Prep your items for tagging using the guidelines below!

3. Use our online tagging system to create and print your tags from any computer! You can tag items year-round, even if consignor registeration for the upcoming sale is not yet open!

4. Attach your printed tags to your items!

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Drop Off!

1. Bring your items to Consignor Drop Off at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Wednesday, September 12 from 11:00AM - 8:00PM!

2. Pick up your check during Consignor Unsold Item Pick-Up or get your check in the mail after the sale is over!



And, Consignors shop with Free Admission at the Exclusive Pre-Sale on Wednesday, March 7 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm!

How much can I make?

The average consignor check from the last sale was $367.

Lubbock JBF Consignors earn 65% of their gross sold items and pay a $10 consignor fee per event.

**Earn an extra 5% for volunteering to work a 4-hour shift at the sale!**

                        EXAMPLE PAY OUT:                           

Consignor gross sales: $400.00

65% for Consignor: $260.00

70% for Consignor who Volunteers: $280.00

Minus $10 Consignor Fee for the event =

$250.00 Check for Consignor

     $270.00 Check for Consignor who Volunteers     

Register to Consign

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Volunteering

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Volunteers earn an extra 5% of their gross sold items, get to shop with Free Admission BEFORE the public at the Lubbock JBF exclusive Pre-Sale on Thursday, September 13 and get to shop the 1/2 Price Pre-Sale on Saturday, September 15!

Our volunteers are the heart of our sales events. They do all kinds of wonderful tasks such as set up, sales floor organizing, check out and break down. And the more you volunteer, the EARLIER YOU SHOP!

VOLUNTEER PRE-SALE SHOPPING TIMES:

Thursday, September 13:

  • 12-Hour Volunteers : 11AM - 10PM
  • 8-Hour Volunteers : 12PM - 10PM
  • 4- Hour Volunteers : 1PM - 10PM

Saturday, September 15:

  • 1/2 Price Volunteer Pre-Sale : 6PM - 8PM

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CONSIGNOR ITEM DROP-OFF

  • Wednesday, September 12 from 11:00pm - 8:00pm

Bring your tagged items to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center at 1501 Mac Davis Ln.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR DROP-OFF PROCEDURES!

Follow the signs to the Consignor Drop-Off Entrance!

  • 2nd Consignor Drop-Off is Friday, September 14 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm

DROP-OFF PROCEDURES:

1. Consignor Item Drop-Off will take place at the East doors of the Civic Center Exhibit Hall (Look for the Consignors Drop-Off Here Banner!). Nothing can be brought through the front doors. To get to the East doors, enter the Civic Center parking lot as if you were going to the main entrance. Continue to drive to the left side of the building (the East side) and you will drop-off at those doors! You will see JBF signs that direct you to the correct doors for Drop-Off!

2. Bring at least 1 tagged item in with you when you arrive. On your first trip in, you may bring in as many items as you wish, but please consider that you may have to stand in line for a few minutes.

3. You will fill out some paperwork and then check in with us on the computer.  We will verify your information on file.

4. You will receive your Presale Passes and have a chance to sign up for Volunteer Shifts that are available.

5. You will then have access to rolling racks and can begin putting ALL your items out on the selling floor in the designated areas. Items found abandoned and not put in their proper place will be pulled off the selling floor and returned to you at Pick Up at the end of the sale. Items found by our Recall Specialist to be under a current recall will be pulled and returned to you at Pick Up at the end of the sale. You will be responsible for assembling all of your items so please come prepared with the necessary tools. If you are bringing a crib that meets the new Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines as noted on our Crib Safety webpage, you will need to fill out the appropriate forms as noted on the Safety webpage. If stains are missed during Inspection and found while the items are on the sales floor, they will be pulled and returned to you at Consignor Pick Up at the end of the sale.

6. You will take your clothing and shoes on a rolling rack to the inspection station, where JBF trained inspectors will look over your items, pulling anyting not acceptable for the sale. To save you time, you may put your other items on the sales floor while your clothing and shoes are being inspected. Once your things have been inspected, you will place them on the sales floor and are free to leave!

CONSIGNOR UNSOLD ITEM PICK UP (optional)

Sunday, September 16 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm.

All items not picked up by 9:01pm will be donated to Parent Life Lubbock.

 

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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, are not stained or damaged, or are not missing pieces.

Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger.

Price:  Price at 30% of original retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.

Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with a zip tie, ribbon or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description. CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

We are happy to be able to accept all sizes of bedding!  Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels.

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, in giant clear plastic bags, or tie VERY securely with ribbon or string. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern. Secure the bag so that items do not get seperated.

Hang blankets on wire hangers or fold neatly inside a large ziploc bag.

Bundle burb cloths and wash cloths, bibs, and towels with ribbon or string like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated), or place inside ziploc bags, and tape the top of the bag closed.

Price:  Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be competitive. Try to price at 10% - 25% of original retail. (New items in original packaging can be sold for higher %!)

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, attach tag directly to blanket and tuck it under the ribbon/string so that it does not easily get pulled off when we are shifting merchandise around the sales floor during the sale.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

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 together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string or put sets inside gallon ziploc bags. Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale.  Video games and DVD's need to be taped closed.

Price:  Price at 25% - 30% of original retail. Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale.

Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with clear tape that can be removed without damaging the item. Tape tag to the outside cover of glossy books and to the inside cover of books that will easily tear when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Preemie through size 20, and all maternity clothing.

All your clothing will be inspected before the sale begins!  Our inspectors will be very strict as they check for any stains, holes, tears, seasonal clothing, and missing buttons.  Please dont waste your time or supplies by tagging things that do not fit the above guidelines, as these items will be pulled from the sales floor before the sale opens! Please help us maintain our reputation for great clothing by only bringing your best.

1. The hanger must point to the left and make the shape of a question mark when you are looking at the item as shown in the drawing on this webpage.
2. With the exception of infant onesies, if a clothing item can be hung, please hang it.  This applies to pajamas, footed outfits, costumes, etc.  Clothing accessories like socks and belts do not have to be hung.
4. At the Fall/Winter sale, we will accept all clothes suitable for cooler weather, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Valentine's Day holiday wear! At the Fall/Winter sale, we will also accept short-sleeved shirts and shorts, but not obviously summer items like tank tops, Hawaiian shirts, sundresses, or swim suits.  Let this be your guide:  If you would purchase this item to wear in Lubbock during the 6 months after the sale, then bring it on!
5. Don't forget the $3 rule.  If your single item cannot be marked for $3, pair it with another same-sized item or make an outfit.  This $3 minimum tag price applies ONLY to hanging clothing.
6. ALL seasons of maternity clothing are accepted at all sales. (Pants and a blouse tagged together count as 1 item.)  Bring only your best - outdated maternity clothing will not sell.
7. For higher priced items, a piece of packing tape over the safety pin is added security.

 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).

Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Old Navy and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and WalMart & Target sell child-size plastic tube hangers at a great price. 

Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. All garments should be hung with the hanger hook pointing left (hanger should resemble a question mark when looking at the front of item). Safety pin 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.

Onesies, socks, tights, hats and infant mittens:

Put in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well so that customers know if the items are short-sleeve onesies or long-sleeve onesies.

Price:  Start at 30% of original retail. % may be increased depending on condition and brand!

Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or upper right front of pants. Insert the gun in the original garment tag or seam under left armpit, NOT through part of the clothing (to avoid making a hole or tear in the clothing). 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 - Tape JBF tag to outside of ziploc bag. Please tape bags closed so multiple items do not get seperated!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Furniture & Equipment

BABY EQUIPMENT:

THESE ARE HOT TICKET ITEMS, AND SELL EXTREMELY WELL IN LUBBOCK!

Exersaucers, swings, high chairs, changing tables, cribs (Manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011; please bring Crib Waiver for all cribs), strollers, bath seats, baby walkers, car seats & car seat accessories must be checked for safety recalls, must have all parts, and be in good condition.

Please fill out a Car Seat Waiver for all car seats, booster seats, and car seat base or infant carrier.

Furniture:

1. All kinds of children's and juvenile furniture will be accepted, regardless of material.

2. We do allow selling furniture from the rest of your house, not just your kids rooms! However, no fabric furniture items will be accepted unless they are specifically for a child's room or rocking chairs!

3. To keep our reputation of "only the best", JBF asks that you be very selective about the quality of your furniture. All furniture must be intact and sturdy.

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 or zip ties to secure item. All furniture and equipment must be assembled during the sale unless new in box.

Price:  40 - 50% of original 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 ziptie it to item.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, breast pumps, and more.

Please check for safety recalls 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.

Price:  30% of original 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 ziptie it to item.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Mommy Mart

Household items that other families will use (no knick knacks please).  You may consign storage solutions (baskets, bin, shelving), furniture (no upholstered items), decor (lamps, wall hangings, no floral arrangements), kitchen gadgets (no appliances), jewelry, purses, accessories, etc. 

Package:  If selling multiple pieces together, be sure that all pieces are secured together.

Price:  Price to sell!  These items are not the primary reason shoppers come to JBF, so price accordingly if you want it to sell!

Tag:  Secure the tag to the item to ensure that the tag does not fall off during the sale and so that item is not damaged when the tag is removed after purchase.

Shoes

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Inspection. A cycle through the washing machine or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can do wonders for soiled shoes and scuffs on the toes. Shoes must be current season (Fall/Winter = August thru March; Spring = April thru August).

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. Cowboy boots sell VERY well and can be priced at 30% of original retail.

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, tape the tag to the outside of the bag and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

Toys & Sporting Goods

We accept all toys that have not been recalled!  Click here to double-check before consigning.

Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys will sell better if they include working batteries, but it is not required. (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 self-seal bags 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:  30% of original retail.

Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and ziptie it to item.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO TAG THESE ITEMS!

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QUALITY COUNTS!

Lubbock JBF strives to maintain a high standard when it comes to the quality of items available at each sale! But, we wouldn't be able to do this without the help of our amazing consignors! Here are some guidelines:

  • ONLY BRING YOUR BEST! All of us Moms have some items in our kiddo's drawers and closets that show more wear or are lower-quality play clothes! And we do mean ALL OF US MOMS! LOL! When prepping your items for Lubbock JBF, think to yourself, "Would I buy this used?". If not, put it in the garage sale pile or the donate pile!​
  • Inspect all clothing items for stains, rips, tears, holes, missing buttons, & broken zippers.
  • Trim loose strings from hems and cuffs.

ALL items will be inspected during Consignor Drop Off! CONSIGNORS, PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME, ENERGY, OR SUPPLIES TAGGING ITEMS THAT DO NOT MEET LUBBOCK JBF QUALITY GUIDELINES, AS THEY WILL BE PULLED FROM THE SALES FLOOR BEFORE THE SALE IS OPEN! Thank you in advance for your compliance and participation!

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NO TIME TO TAG? WE CAN DO THAT FOR YOU!

We’ve got you covered! Sign up for VIP tagging. We pick up your items, price and store them, take them to the sale for you, and sell them and you get the check.


VIP tagging is available to a limited number of consignors each sale, so if you are interested, please contact Courtney as soon as possible at (806) 787-0304 or courtneykattner@jbfsale.com!

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TOP 10 SELLING ITEMS

These items ALWAYS sell well at JBF!

1. Highchairs, Strollers & Carseats

2. Pack-n-plays, Bassinets, Swings, Bouncy Seats

3. Cribs & Toddler Beds

4. Bicycles & Ride-On Toys

5. Outdoor/Indoor Play Structures

6. Toys & Sporting Goods

7. Books, DVDs, Games & Video Games

8. Clothing (baby, toddler, school age, teen & maternity)

9. Shoes

10. Infant Care Items

 

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Contact

Courtney Kattner

courtneykattner@jbfsale.com

(806) 787-0304

Our goal at Lubbock JBF is to provide all Lubbock families with the  immeasurable benefits of a bi-annual JBF Lubbock Sales Event!

Thousands of people shopping and providing for their families, & hundreds of people recycling their new & gently-used merchandise!

We want to help you clean out your closets & putting CASH in your pockets!

We pledge to do our best to assist you in reaping the rewards and benefits as consignors and shoppers at Lubbock JBF!