Four local moms help Milwaukee families find safe items at three huge consignment events

Written by admin   // August 16, 2012   // Comments Off

Three huge Children’s and Maternity Consignment events provide Southeast Wisconsin families with the chance to make money and save up to 90 percent on items they need.

Milwaukee, Wis. – While clothing prices continue to increase at a rate not seen since 1990, three Just Between Friends consignment events throughout Southeast Wisconsin are stepping in to provide an opportunity to earn quick cash and save money shopping at the upcoming fall community consignment events. The first event is in Milwaukee and kicks off Sept. 25 with two more events in October at the Washington County Fair Park and Waukesha Expo Center.

Just Between Friends is run by local moms and provides a chance for families to “turn their clutter into cash”. By selling their new and gently used children’s and maternity items, families can make money from items they no longer need.

As a consignor at JBF, families can price their own items using a free and easy online bar coding system. The average JBF consigner makes $300, with many consignors making much more – even topping $1,000.00. JBF is part of a growing trend in the U.S. According to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores (NARTS), buying and selling at second hand and consignment stores has increased 30 percent each year since 2008.

JBF also places a big priority on safety by reviewing items to make sure they are not on a recall list. They have a recall expert who tracks that information and shares it with all consignors and shoppers.

Milwaukee area families will be able to save between 50 and 90 percent on thousands of items, like children’s and maternity clothing, baby equipment, furniture, DVDs, toys and much, much more. There will be three JBF consignment events in September and October with the first one set to begin Sept. 25.

What: JBF of Milwaukee

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Half – Off Day!

Sunday, Sept. 30 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Half Off Day!

Where: Wisconsin Expo Center

Admission: $3 Tuesday only

 

Two more events take place in Germantown and Waukesha in October.

 

What: JBF of Germantown

When: Thursday, Oct. 4 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Half Off Day!

Where: Washington County Fair Park

Admission: $3 Thursday Only

 

What: JBF of Waukesha

When: Thursday, Oct. 18 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20 – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Half Off Day!

Where: Waukesha Expo Center

Admission: $3 Thursday only

Each JBF event donates unsold items to local charities. JBF of Milwaukee donates to A Place of Refuge Ministries and Karen’s Check Up for Chicks, JBF of Germantown donates to Hearts in Unity and Soles for Jesus and JBF of Waukesha donates to The Hope Center.

Melissa Monsoor, Melinda Herbert, Ammie Maltz and Stephanie Suring, are all local moms who organize the events. We can set up interviews with these moms as well as local moms who participate in the events. We also have photos and video we can provide.

About Just Between Friends

In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale, while inviting 17 friends to be consigners. Promoted only in their neighborhood, the gross sales reached approximately $2,000. That’s when the idea caught on. Each season, a new, larger event was held. In 2003, Wilburn and Tackett formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., and began developing and selling franchises. Currently, Wilburn, now sole owner of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., has 112 franchises in 22 states. JBF has received national attention on several national television shows including ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman as well popular websites www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.

 


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