It is that time again summer is over, kids are back to school and families are looking for sales. Hundreds of families will be selling and shopping second hand once again at the most popular consignment sale events, Just Between Friends that start in September in Florida with one being held in Tampa, Fla.
The consignment sale events take place only twice a year where families take advantage of low prices, consign (sell) and or volunteer hours before, during and after the sale. Select buildings or spaces are transformed into temporary stores within hours with the help of volunteers just in time to receive thousands of merchandise. Merchandise that is sold as soon as the doors open. Some franchises give families and individuals the opportunity to advertise their child related businesses.
Most of the consignment events have a private presale followed by public sale days which includes a half day sale. The consignor (seller) slots are immediately filled as more and more families become aware of consignment sales and participate. An advantage as consignors, they are able to make more money at consignment sale events than at local consignment stores - 60 to 75% depending on the franchise. Each consignor not only sets the prices but also makes sure items are in good condition to sell, are within selling guidelines and clothes must pass inspection. Consignors also have a choice whether to pick up unsold merchandise or donate them.
Items sold range from preemie, toddlers, children and teens clothes to maternity wear. There is also baby gear – strollers, high chairs, car seats, playpens, activity toys, carriers, layette, feeding supplies, diaper bags; children’s furniture and decor – cribs, children’s beds, changing tables, crib bedding; child proofing supplies and monitors; toys and games; CD’s, books, DVD’s, and much more.
Florida consignment sale events scheduled thus far:
- Just Between Friends Lakeland - Friday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 15 at The Lakeland Center Sikes Hall, 701 W Lime Street, Lakeland
- Just Between Friends Northern Palm Beaches - Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 at The Box Expo Center, 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach
- Just Between Friends Orlando - Thursday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 21 at JCC (Jack & Lee Rosen Campus in Dr Phillips), 11184 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando
- Just Between Friends Coral Springs/Boca Raton - Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 at Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
- Just Between Friends Treasure Coast - Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29 at Port St Lucie Civic Center, 9221 Se Civic Center Place, Port St Lucie
- Just Between Friends North Tampa - Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 Us Hwy. 301 North, Tampa
- Just Between Friends Central Florida - Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 19 at Orlando Live Events Center, 6405 S. Highway 17-92, Fern Park
- Just Between Friends Gainesville - Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20 at Former Big Lots Location, 2340 N. Main Street, Gainesville
- Pasadena Community Church Children's Consignment - Date TBA at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th Street South, St. Petersburg
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