I discovered consignment sales when my oldest about about 18 months. Before that, I was hesitant to purchase items second hang. Blame it on my fears as a first time mom, and feeling like I needed to buy everything new. I’m a bargain shopper through and through, and always look for the best for the least amount of money. Sales + coupons = My cup of tea. Consignment sale prices are anywhere from 50-90% off the regular brand new price of an item.
Enter consignment sales. The first consignment sale I ever attended was a Just Between Friends sale when I was living in Washington State. A national franchise, JBF has sales all over the country. There are two in Fairfax County alone, and you will also find two more in nearby Prince William and Loudoun Counties. These sales happen twice a year, usually August/September and April/May. I have sold kid items at these and also bought stuff. I mostly buy toys, puzzles, books, and some clothes. The process of consigning can be tedious and time consuming, but I think it’s worth it. You usually make 60% of the amount you sell. At the end of the sale, you either pick up your unsold items or you can have the items donated by JBF to a chosen charity.
Oftentimes, local moms groups or preschools or churches will also host consignment sales as fundraisers. These are also great ones to attend.
Upcoming Consignment Sales: Fall 2019 Dates
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