Just Between Friends Eastern Fairfax Consignment Sale

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Sat, Oct 14  from 12pm - 6pm
Sun, Oct 15 from 10:30am - 2:30pm - 1/2 price sale

8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, United States

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It just keeps getting bigger and better! Join the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sale event conveniently located at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA.   Get your free admission pass at http://easternfairfax.jbfsale.com

This is a Fall & Winter sale.  Register now to sell your kids’ clothing, toys, books, DVDs, baby equipment, and any other items for kids!  Find super helpful how to tag videos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FairfaxJBF

Register Now To Sell with us!
Turn the items your kids have outgrown into cash, as easy as 1-2-3 with JBF!  

Step 1: Use this link to get started: http://jbfsale.com/myjbfprofile/cpLogin.jsp

Under the purple box that says LOG IN there is a little pink box that says Sign Up! Fill in your info there to create an account!!

Step 2:  You’ll see your name in a pink box at the top with your new consignor number (example X-123-ABC) right underneath! You’ll also see Upcoming Event right under that.  Find the Eastern Fairfax event (august 13-14) and click the pink “Sign Up” button next to the Eastern Fairfax sale to sign up for the event in Annandale!  You can sign up as a:

“Consignor” to sell items at the event             
“Shopper” to stay in touch and get more details about shopping our epic event
“Volunteer” if you’d like more information helping out at the sale and shopping early.  When you click volunteer- the schedule of available shifts will populate automatically.

Volunteers get a higher payment on all their sold items AND you also get to shop earlier!  =)

Step 3:  Start tagging!  Back on the main profile screen, (where you have your name and the events listed) You’ll see you name and consignor number top left in the pink and top right there is a little square that says “tagging”.  Click on that link to get to the tagging site.  You set your own prices, print out the tags at home on cardstock paper, and voila!  You’re done! 

Tagging is Super Simple once you get the hang of it!  There are informational videos at http://easternfairfax.jbfsale.com

See you soon!

 

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  1. Kayla

    Sadly, this sale was not worth the effort to attend. It was no where near as good as the sale in Dulles. Friends from my moms group had said it was picked over and not very good but I went anyway. Big mistake. There was no high end clothing and it seemed like there were only a few consignors producing the majority of the items to be sold. It felt more like a clearinghouse for merchandise that stores didn’t want anymore. (And not the good merchandise! There was a reason these things didn’t sell!) The sales volunteers were very off putting as well. They behaved like they were too good to answer questions, help, out, etc. The prices were the kicker though, they were so high, especially for a consignment sale. Not really sure what the story is here but definitely not giving it a second chance.

    March 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm Reply
    1. FairfaxJBF

      Hi Kayla!

      Thanks for taking time to leave us feedback about our sale! I always try to view online feedback as an opportunity to improve the event for everyone =)

      With hundreds of consignors, thousands of shoppers, and a huge opening day inventory of over 50,000 fun and fabulous things for kids, I’m really proud of my team of moms, and how hard they worked to put together the best event possible. We’re definitely one of the biggest kids consignment sales inside the beltway. There are some great sales outside the beltway that are even bigger- of course our favorite is our sister sale JBF Loudoun in Sterling. Sounds like it is a favorite of yours too =)

      One of the reasons that consignors love this event is our sell-through rate- it is really, really high. Often after consignment sales, the consignor has to go back and pick up a ton of unsold items- not at our event. Since we are open two weekends, and have so many shoppers, we sell practically everything! This enables us to write BIG checks to the families that sell their items with us. We get fantastic ratings from our consignors, and it’s a great feeling to know that the event could be paying for ballet lessons, for a family trip, for a college savings plan contribution, or any number of things that a local Beltway family might need (or want ;). We have our best inventory during presale, and lots of shoppers opt to visit during presale or opening day. Other shoppers prefer to skip the crowds and shop later in the sale. I hear your feedback on selection later in the sale- so we’ve added a mid-sale drop off for our May event to keep the inventory fresh for our shoppers who stop by later in the event =)

      For pricing, we let each consignors set their own prices and print their own tags at home. Our average price point for this event was $5.11- which fits into almost everyone’s budget! You’ll see we have a suggested pricing guideline at JBFsale.com, and in general, we recommend consignors set their prices at 1/3 to ½ of the retail price, depending on brand and condition. We had close to 6,000 high end brand items on opening night but those items go quick!

      As for our volunteers, I’ve found everyone on the JBF team to be really kind, wonderful, and helpful people. Most of the volunteers are people from my church group, MOPS, or are just new friends that I’ve gotten to know through the sale. I couldn’t have asked to for a better group of people to put together the event and serve our community. I’m sorry this wasn’t reflected in your experience.

      What is most important to me though, both as a mom and as a volunteer, is the sense of purpose for the event. Most of our consignors chose to donate unsold items- both for the tax deduction and the good karma- and I’m thrilled with that. We use the money collected as admission fees to package unsold items for A Fathers House, an orphanage in Haiti caring for children with no parents. Haiti is still recovering from a devastating earthquake, and these kids GRATEFULLY receive these donations, and it warms our heart to know we are helping.

      And since kids in Caribbean don’t need sweaters, and ski jackets, we also support Northern Virginia Family Services. NVFS supports children in the foster care system and families in need right here in Northern Virginia. I know when people think of Fairfax County, they think of million dollar homes and fantastic schools, but there are over 20,000 (YES- twenty thousand!) children in Fairfax county that live below the poverty line. These are the kids that benefit when the community shops our event.

      We also supported Preemies Today, a 501(c) charity that supports parents with newborns in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). They are throwing a completely awesome NICU baby shower for the stressed out moms and dads with cake, favors and loads and loads of gifts, including items that were generously donated by our consignors after the sale. It’s a wonderful community event, and we are so proud to be a part of it =)

      In addition, we were able to make a cash contribution at the end of the year to Our Daily Bread. We LOVE their mission: Our Daily Bread provides our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empowers them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. We are TOTALLY on board with that mission, and so proud that our event allowed us to contribute.

      So basically, in addition to fantastic bargains for all of our shoppers, the event supports the community in HUGE ways, right here in Northern Virginia, and as far away as the Caribbean. In total, Just Between Friends was able to donate over $3million dollars in cash, goods and services to families across the US in 2015, and the Eastern Fairfax event was a really big part of the contribution here in Northern Virginia. I think we can all agree, that making a difference in the community, is totally worth it =)

      Cheers!
      Ashley L – Event Coordinator
      JBF Eastern Fairfax

      April 2, 2016 at 8:51 am Reply
  2. DC Chapman

    Will there be more items available at the pre-sale on Friday, or the regular sale Sat-Sunday? Thanks.

    October 8, 2015 at 2:05 pm Reply
    1. FairfaxJBF

      Hi DC Chapman! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment! We’re new to the Consignment Mommies forum, and I didn’t realize you left a comment here. I’m sorry we missed it! Most of our shoppers agree that the best selection is during our Friday night presale. Come be my guest at the presale and you can see for yourself =) Our next event is our Super Summer Sale at Landmark Mall May 14-21st. We’ll have the details posted soon! Just send me an email at ashleyl@jbfsale.com and I’ll add you to the guest list. Cheers!

      Ashley L- Event Coordinator
      JBF Eastern Fairfax

      April 2, 2016 at 8:56 am Reply
  3. Amanda Gobo

    I want to thank you for bringing JBF to our city. It gives a lot of opportunities for families to sell their new or gentles used items and be able to buy the next size up. You’re able to buy so much more than shopping at retail stores. Plus you can find great treasures that other families have out grown such as a radio flyer wagon. I also wanted to thank you for taking the time during your busy sale to answer my questions. I got to learn more about you (a mother who is trying to make a business work for her community that gives back to charities).

    September 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm Reply
  4. Sheila Palaruan

    I am also a JBF owner, and I completely agree with everything that Shannon Arias has said. I don’t believe I could have phrased it better. Please do stick with JBF Eastern Fairfax and give it a second go this fall. I am 100% certain, under Ashley’s drive and creative leadership, that this event will quickly grow and be everything AND MORE that the larger, more established JBF sales are. I truly mean that. She’s innovative and definitely on my radar to watch. She’ll continue to do great things that benefit her shoppers, consignors, and Fairfax County in general.

    September 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm Reply
  5. Melissa Martinez

    Fairfax County JBF! I found your sale to be absolutely amazing. Thank you for taking time to explain how a sale works and for sharing some secrets with me. I have been to many different JBF sales and I think your sale is by far the most creative. You have things going on at this sale that I have not seen or heard of at any other sale. You obviously understand how children’s marketing goes and I admire what you have accomplished in just two sales. As I mentioned, I’ve been to quite a few JBF sales and yes, they were all quite a bit larger than yours, had a better selection than yours, and had a wide variety of prices and name brands….but I also understand that this is just your SECOND sale and that all of the other sales I have been to have been around for 10 years or more and have had at leaset 20 sales. You are doing an amazing job and please keep going and don’t gie up. We mom’s need ppl like you…we as a community need ppl like you! Thank you for all the time and effort you put in. Excited about your next sale and I will be contacting you to find out more!! Thanks again for all you do.

    September 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm Reply
  6. Shannon Arias

    Hi there. I’m writing this after reading the comment below from J.K. First, let me share that I am a JBF owner, so am COMPLETELY UNbiased 😉 Just putting that out there.

    This was Eastern Fairfax’s 2nd Event! I know at their first – they packed out a 5K sq/ft space and now filled this 15K sq/ft space – AND they practically sold out. So many families did find this to be a great shopping experience.

    As any event owner will tell you – we educate our consignors to price to sell. It could be that some at this new sale are on a learning curve – but I bet not all of them priced high.

    We always tell consignors that they make more $$ pricing to sell – because it’s true! Allowing them the freedom to price their own items is a service (and sometimes puts us at their mercy) and those that price low will do reallly well.

    Maybe this would be a great sale to consign at 🙂

    As many events are – JBF is very picky on the condition of used items, especially shoes – making sure that when families come shop, even to the last moment of the sale – all that is out there is truly in gently used – to like new condition.

    I also know this owner personally – she has a lot of heart to serve her community and has gone above and beyond to serve parents through her presales/baby showers/ NICU baby showers and the main event itself. She even offered 2 separate weekends for people to come shop!

    I always try things a few times before I rule them out. This particular event, I would definitly not rule out. She started with a bang, drove all kinds of momentum, and will continue to be creative in the ways that she reaches out to serve families in her area.

    If you’ve made it this far 🙂 thanks for letting me share.
    Warmly,
    Shannon Arias

    September 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply
  7. Jennifer Nikolaisen

    I drove out from Woodbridge to attend the sale yesterday – this is my second time attending a just between friends sale – it was much much smaller than the last one at the Dulles sports Plex – it seems like they didn’t get very many consignors. The location was great there was ample parking it was right next to the parking garage. The items they did have were extremely overpriced For used — didn’t see any higher end clothing (Janie and Jack etc) and little to no used shoes at all – some pedipeds for baby girls for $25 in the box (as I said overpriced since at the end of the year you can get them on clearance easily for under $15 and those were summer items and it’s a consignment sale not a retail store). It was organize well but the selection was the worst I’ve seen it at a large consignment sale And – like the other sale I went to in the past, there consignors price things way way higher than at any of the other large sales (or small ones) I’ve gone to – even more than places like kid to kid price them.. It seems that many of the consignors treat this as a second business maybe I’m not sure .. Anyways not worth the time and hassle, a definite thumbs down.

    August 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm Reply