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'Just Between Friends' semi-annual consignment extravaganza in Colorado Springs

The semi-annual Colorado Springs Just Between Friends (JBF) consignment extravaganza will take place April 15-17 at the Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. JBF is the nation’s leading, ground floor, children’s and maternity consignment sales event franchise.

Just Between Friends (JBF) Children's Consignment Sales Event

Founded in 1997 by Daven Tackett and Shannon Wilburn, JBF has grown from 17 consignors in Shannon’s living room to over 1400 consignors in one of their larger venues, the Exchange Center of Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Colorado Springs JBF sale is co-owned by Lynn Jennings and Melissa Meifert. Both women have a passion for reaching out to their community and helping others in the same stage of life.

How does the consignment event work?

During the JBF consignment extravaganza, consignors sell their new and gently used children’s and maternity clothing, and shoppers are able to browse and take advantage of some fantastic savings—usually 50 to 90 percent off retail prices. Shoppers can find clothing, toys, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, cribs, joggers, nursery gear, maternity wear, baby carriers, play yards, play sets, coats, shoes, and more. And the merchandise is inspected to insure its quality prior to being put on the racks.

How much do consigners earn?

Consigners are given the opportunity to shop first and earn 65 percent of items sold at the event. If the consigner also volunteers to work the sale, they earn 70 percent of their sales. Consignors receive their checks promptly too—usually just two weeks after the event!

What if consigners don't have the time to work?

JBF also offers several bartering options for those who are unable to work at the sale but who would still like to shop at the presale. Volunteer opportunities are listed on the JBF web site. JBF also offers vendor booth space. Contact Melissa for more information.

JBF invites first time parents, first time grandparents, military moms, and teachers to shop at the presale. If interested, you must sign up online to register. Due to the large crowds and long checkout lines, children are no longer allowed at the presale. However, nursing infants (non-walking) under 12 months of age in slings are allowed.

Each year, JBF partners with local charities that also benefit from the event. A portion of proceeds and/or unsold, donated items is given to non-profit groups who, in turn, use the items to help local families in need. This year’s local charity will be Airman’s Attic—an Air Force organization that provides active duty military families (grade E-5 and below) with food, clothing, household items, and furniture. If you donate a non-perishable food item, diapers, formula, or baby food, you can gain free admission to the sale on Thursday, April 15th.

Interested in consigning?

Don't wait... sign up NOW online and take advantage of JBF’s fantastic bar-coding system to tag all of your items. Selling and buying with JBF provides a great savings cycle for families, helping them make the most of their family dollar. JBF has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC News, and Inside Edition.

Want to learn more about JBF?

Watch the video below which was filmed at one of JBF’s larger events to learn more about JBF. Questions about the Colorado Springs JBF event can be directed to Melissa and Lynn.

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