I had the opportunity to check out JBFPhilly’s pre-sale event today, along with quite a few blogger friends, thanks to Joey Fortman with Real Mom Media. This is, quite honestly, the largest consignment sale I have ever been to, and I have been to many. I am so sad I didn’t get a picture for you so you could see just how HUGE it is. I was so overwhelmed for a minute as I just stood there and looked.
So here’s the deal. This sale is NOT in Philly. It’s in Oaks at The Expo Center and we have all the details on our calendar HERE – dates, times, how you pay, where it is. The great thing is that they also have a digital sign directing traffic because if you ever went to the Expo Center you know it’s big with different halls. You are going to want Hall C. Yeah, the big hall.
Take re-usable bags (or use theirs), cash, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover and shop away! Go crazy, have fun, shop your heart out. Just so you know, the first day you will need a pass to get in or pay $3 admission. You can print a free admission pass at this LINK. I am planning to go back Saturday for their 1/2 price sale. I am so happy with how much selection they had. Many kids’ sales have almost no boys jeans, let alone jeans that are in excellent condition so that was my find of the day. Have you seen how much a pair of boys jeans cost now??!! My other finds of the day were the L.L. Bean boots and U.S. Polo jeans.
They not only have kids’ clothes, toys, furniture, equipment, and accessories but they have a mommy mart with tons of Vera Bradley, Kitchen Aid, and many more items for you and your home.
Tips for buying -
Make sure you know your kids’ sizes
Measure pants’ lengths with string and take it with you.
Measure shirt sleeves’ lengths also.
Trace you kids foot so you have a size to go by when looking at shoes. Then
you can slip it int eh shoe and see if it will work .
Check clothes well -
Check for fading
Check for missing buttons
Make sure zippers work
Check for fraying or tears and stains
Double check the size on the item of clothing itself.
I spent $79.42 and got 21 items. After the $25 JBF Bucks we were given today, I spent $54.42 out of pocket.
South Pole shirt – $3
(2) Children’s Place sweater – $5 each
Gap corduroys – $2
Old Navy fleece – $5
Osh Kosh white shirt – $3.50
Carters orange plaid pajama set – $2.50
Children’s Place plaid button up shirt – $3
Toughskins shirt – $4
Children’s Place shirt – $3
Lei 100% cotton shirt – $3
Children’s Place skirt – $4
(2) Old Navy jeans, size 6 boys – $4
Old Navy jeans, boys, size 6 – $5
US Polo jeans, boys size 6 – $3
Gap jeans, size 6 – $5
L.L. Bean suede boots, girls – $3
TKS Black boys dress shoes, never worn – $5
Barbie Rapunzel DVD – $5
Tale of Despereaux DVD – $2
When you walk in the door toys are straight ahead. Walk straight past them to shoes. Behind shoes you will find boys clothes on the left and girls clothes on the right. To the right of toys are baby carriers, accessories, diaper bags, and Vera Bradley bags. In front of those tables are Games, DVDs. On the right hand wall you have the mommy mart, pack and plays, bouncy seats, car seats, strollers, other equipment, and books.
Check out will be to the left of toys but you need to go back towards clothes to enter the check out line. There is a holding area to the back, right of girls and maternity clothes.
Interested in consigning? Sign up for next season.
Thanks to Tracy and Beth with JBF for inviting Real Mom Media and all of us in to check out #JBFPhilly