JBF Philly in REVIEW

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.

kids consignment sale

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 seams
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

kids consignment sale

Lost?

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

 

{Fall Follow Frenzy} Win a pair of tickets for early entry to Best Dressed for Less Consignment sale, ends 9/4

Welcome to Day 4 of our Fall Follow Frenzy. I told you I had a prize for every day…….here’s another.

I love consignment sales and I love consigning my boys’ things. Love love love getting money back for stuff, which takes some of the financial burden from buying new stuff. And when kids are small, they don’t wear things for long. One of my best consignment buys was getting B a bike for his birthday. Only $12 and we just love it!

There’s an awesome consignment sale in south Jersey called Best Dressed for Less. Held the first weekend of October this year. Go through that link and you can get exact hours and location. I anticipate it will take me 45 mins to an hour one, way, but this one is worth the extra effort. Look at how huge it is and their selection. If you like to consign, they have decent payouts too.

Best part…….we are giving away two pairs of tickets to their early entry sale. I love when I get early entry tickets. Mind you, it will still be crowded, but you’re getting first dibs on all the stuff! Then, you can gauge if you want to come back for half-price day which sometimes is worth it too. If you win, you and a friend will get to go on Thursday night and shop till you drop. And I do mean drop. Heather and I did one of these back in the spring and I found so many good things my arms were overloaded.

Here’s our giveaway, I kept it simple. No mandatory entries, and there are options to enter if you’re not on Facebook. Good luck and share with your friends.

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Consignment Sales: West Grove United Methodist

Every spring and fall West Grove United Methodist holds a kids’ clothing consignment sale.  It is one of my favorite sales for several reasons.  The biggest reason is that it is so close to me. Where we live we have to travel for most things. 30 minutes or farther is quite normal. It is nice to be able to hit a sale 10 minutes away. 

If you are an avid “saler” you know that sometimes it can be like Black Friday shopping- from the prices to the crowds.  WGUMC’s sale is nice in that it isn’t so huge you wonder where to start first. It has a wide range of sizes just like every other sale but the amount of product to look through is manageable. I always come out with some real treasures, like the first year when I first heard about it just in time for half price day. I walked in and unbelievably there was a “still so new it was crisp” Cinderella blanket with built in twinkle lights for $7.50!!! I did not wait around. I grabbed that right up and paid for it. My daughter absolutely adores “Cinderelly” and it is the perfect addition to her princess room.  Even without the half-price sale their prices are reasonable and going to their sale is a great way to stretch your clothing budget. Plus I find it much easier to buy toys there – you know, the toys they forget about in a few days or break within weeks.

The same goes for the lines. While there is still a line at the beginning of the sale, it isn’t a “WalMart Black Friday” line like one or two other sales can be.  I still advise you to get there a little early. The earlier you get there the better the selection. Plus, you know the best items with the best prices always go first.

Where:  300 North Guernsey Road,  West Grove, PA
When:  March 16, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm &  March 17, 9 AM – 12 PM (1/2 price day)
Parking: plentiful
Cost: Free

Disclaimer: I received no financial compensation for this post. I received early entry in return for promoting the sale but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Kids’ Consignment Sales ?’s

They are starting this weekend in our area.  As you probably know, I am super excited. I love hearing how other people shop so I have a few questions for you no matter where you live.

Do you shop or sell at kids’ consignment sales?

Are you an avid shopper or have a select 1 or 2 sales you like?

Do you have a clothing budget you would like to share?

What’s the best deal you ever got?

Are you as excited as me?

Finally, (local people)  have you checked out our awesome new calendar? It’s a page at the top of  the website.  What do you think of it?

If you have a consignment sale you would like to let people know about, you can post it below IF it isn’t already on the calendar.  ONLY post it under this blog post – I will gladly add it to the calendar if you would like.  I also have a lot more sales in this area to put up so don’t worry, there are many more to come.