With spring just around the corner, local moms and dads are helping families find all they need for their kids at a fraction of retail prices at the Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Events, April 24-26 at the Greater Phila Expo and May 8-10 at Body Zone in Wyomissing. Consignment events are a growing trend throughout the US, but safety when shopping second hand can also be a concern. At Just Between Friends, safety is priority. They have a Recall Specialist who is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission who helps to ensure that no recalled items are sold at any JBF events.
Families who shop JBF can find great bargains on everything from clothing, toys, electronics, books, baby equipment, furniture and much more. Just Between Friends also provides a place for parents to turn items their families have outgrown or no longer need into cash.
Consignors at JBF Western Mainline and JBF Reading price and tag their own items using an easy online system, and JBF does the rest of the work handling the sales. Consignors earn 60 percent of the sales, 70 percent if they help at the event. The money at JBF stays in the local community and most goes back into the pockets of local families. The first event begins April 24, and is one you won’t want to miss!
JBF of Western Mainline (Oaks)
Date: Thursday, April 24 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 25 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 – 8a.m. to 5 p.m. (Half Price Day!)
Place: Greater Phila Expo – Hall B
100 Station Ave, Oaks 19456
Admission: $3 and charged first day only
Local mom, Tracy Panase, organizes the JBF events twice a year and is thrilled to help her community save and earn money. JBF Western Mainline and JBF Reading also give back, donating unsold items to Boy Scouts of America, Cradles to Crayons and The Children’s Home of Reading.
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $2000. The sales caught on with families and grew so in 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., which has 140 franchises in 27 states and recently opened a franchise in Canada. Just Between Friends has been on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of fastest growing companies four years in a row and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises. In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 25 companies to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was named in the Top 50 franchises by “Franchise Business Review”. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Fox News, Inside Edition, CNBC’s The Big Idea, Entrepreneur Magazine and on www.yahoo.com, www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com.
This post was sponsored by JBF Western Mainline. All opinions are 100% my own.