Just Between Friends Local Consignment Event

Didn’t find what you were looking for at the fall Half-Pint Resale or Moms of Multiples sale? Well, get ready for the HUGE Just Between Friends/Dane County East Kids and Maternity Consignment Sale. The event is back at the Waunakee Village Center this fall.

The event kicks off with presales on Thursday, September 29. The public sales run on Friday, September 30 (9am-6pm), Saturday, October 1st, (9am-6pm, 25% off sale) and Sunday, October 2nd (9am-noon, 50% off sale). A special sales event for first-time parents, grandparents and foster parents is planned for Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 with door prizes including a new $250 stroller.

Just Between Friends/Dane County East is doing its part to help area families turn their unneeded items into cash. Consignors price their own items and tag them using a free, easy, online bar code system. They can earn 65% of the sales price, 70% if they volunteer.

The event brings together thousands of new and gently used children’s and maternity items and makes them available for other families to purchase at great prices. Families will find great deals clothing, costumes, baby equipment and furniture, DVDs, books, toys, bags and much more. This and other locally-owned and operated JBF events help thousands of families save money each year. In addition, many consignors chose to donate their unsold items to a local charity extending the benefits to families even further.

Come shop and save at the JBF Dane County East sale at the Waunakee Village Center (333 S. Madison St., Waunakee, WI). Contact us through JBFDCEast@gmail.com, on Facebook, danecountyeast.jbfsale.com or www.jbfsale.com.

Also, watch for their first ever Winter/Holiday event at the East Side Business Club in Madison from November 12-14.


Are You Ready for Some Resale?

Both the Moms of Multiples and Half-Pint Resale are this weekend!

The 8th Semi-Annual Half-Pint Resale is Friday Sept. 9 – Saturday Sept. 10 at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street). Public sale runs Friday from 2 – 9 pm (volunteers and consigners get to shop in the morning) and again Saturday 9 am – 12 pm, followed by the Half-Price sale from 1 -5 pm.

For more information you can check out our recent blog post or visit the Half-Pint website.

The Mothers of Multiples Fall/Winter Resale is Saturday, September 10th at Keva in Middleton. Shopping is open to the public from 10 am – 12:30 pm with a $2 entrance fee.

Shoppers should arrive 1-2 hours before the event to Check-in (the earlier you arrive, the closer you are to the front of the line).

“Imagine over 100 sellers all in one spot selling boys and girls clothing sizes 0-16, shoes, baby equipment, maternity clothes, nursing items, strollers, car seats, videos, books, toys and many other items that will fit into a baby’s or child’s world! You do not have to have twins or triplets to shop as many of the items are sold individually. Don’t miss this resale event! We sell only high quality, gently used items at a fraction of the retail price.”

Go here for more information regarding the sale, including rules and guidelines. (no children are allowed at this sale)

And if this weekend isn’t enough, the Just Between Friends Fall Kids & Maternity Consignment Sale will be held at the end of this month! (more info on that next week)

Fall Half-Pint Resale – Sept. 9-10

The 8th Semi-Annual Half-Pint Resale is less than a month away! Half-Pint Resale takes place Friday Sept. 9 – Saturday Sept. 10 at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street). Public sale runs Friday from 2 – 9 pm (volunteers and consigners get to shop in the morning) and again Saturday 9 am – 12 pm, followed by the Half-Price sale from 1 -5 pm.

What is Half-Pint Resale?
Half-Pint Resale is a local, mother-run two-day children’s consignment sale held semi-annually in early spring and fall. Area families consign their gently used items, giving area families a unique, affordable way to purchase quality clothes sizes 0-7, toys and baby gear. Each sale ends with a half-price sale, which gives amazing deals on everything a family needs. The sale started in the spring of 2008 and has grown each year. In it’s third venue due to amazing growth, the sale features over 200 consignors each season. Area families love shopping at Half-Pint because they find amazing deals on high-quality fun items and consignors love it because they get big checks for items they no longer need! As one shopper said, “Christmas came early for this label crazy momma!”

You can find more information about the sale here. If you’re interested in volunteering or consigning, look here and here.

If you haven’t shopped Half-Pint before, make sure to look here to learn how to make the most of your time shopping at Half-Pint.

Local Resale Events

I love rummage sale season! Especially when I happen upon something we actually need/want (Milena’s princesses finally have a castle! Hooray!). But I hate having to drive from sale to sale. It’s so much in and out of the car (generally TOO much in and out for my little girl), which is probably why I love Half-Pint Resale as much as I do. Everything is right there, in one room, and organized by type and size!

Over the last few months we’ve become aware of other, similar resale events, and we wanted to share the info with all of you! And please share your finds in the comments below.

Just Between Friends

At these events, consignors bring their new and gently-used children’s and maternity merchandise to sell. Shoppers can then browse and purchase these items at great savings, usually far below retail prices. Children, Junior, and Maternity items are available. Anything and everything child related, including: clothing, toys, books, games, baby equipment, furniture, outdoor riding toys, sporting equipment, etc. The next Just Between Friends sale will be September 30 to October 2 at the Waunakee Village Center.

Moms of Multiples Sale

The Madison Area Mothers of Multiples, Inc. club is a support group for families with multiples … twins, triplets, quads or more! Many of the members also have single birth children.

The next sale is Saturday, September 10, 2011. Go here for more information, including times and location, and read through the FAQs.

Dandelion Resale

Dandelion Resale is owned and managed by two local moms. Their website offers high-quality new and like-new children’s clothing, maternity clothing and baby gear.

If you missed it last year, here’s a link to the “Thrifty Kiddos” resale reviews we did last summer!

Spring Half-Pint Resale – April 8-9

I am counting down the days until Friday, when the spring Half-Pint Resale starts! Half-Pint is my favorite place to find great clothes and toys for Milena. (Though admittedly my least favorite place to run into all my friends – since most of our kids wear the same size!) There’s always such a huge assortment of items – including baby carriers, cloth diapers, breastfeeding accessories and more!

Half-Pint Resale is this Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Goodman Community Center. The public sale runs from 2 – 8 pm on Friday (no strollers from 2-5pm!) and continues from 8 am – noon on Saturday. Then, from 1 – 5 pm on Saturday, everything left is half price! (We have always found some amazing items during this part of the sale.)

For more detailed info regarding the sale, check out Half-Pint’s website.

If this is your first time shopping Half-Pint, take a moment to read how to make the most of your experience. Remember they accept cash and local checks only!

And be sure to fill out their great boy and girl cheat sheets before heading to the sale!

We’ll see you at Half-Pint!

And if you’re looking for more info on local resale, be sure to check out our “Thrifty Kiddos” posts!

Half-Pint Resale: Spring Consigners and Survey

We’ve posted about our love of Half-Pint Resale before (here and here). It is one of our favorite places to find next season’s clothes for our growing little ones! And I admit that I’ve already written the spring sale’s dates on my calendar:

Save the date! Spring Half-Pint Resale Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2011!

Consignor Registration opened yesterday, February 1, and Volunteer Registration opens February 15!

Half-Pint Resale has also created a short survey in order to get to know their volunteers/consigners/buyers/etc a bit better. If you have a few minutes, you can fill out the survey here. Need some incentive? If you leave them your name and email address, they’ll enter you into a drawing to win a Half-Pint Tee of your choice. You have until the end of today to take the survey.

I won one for Milena after the fall sale, and it’s one of her favorite shirts! It’s so cozy, I wish I had chosen one for myself instead! (Please excuse her super silly face.)

Fall/Winter Half-Pint Resale

The Half-Pint Resale’s Fall/Winter Sale is this Friday and Saturday at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street, Madison). So you have two days to go through all your children’s clothes and figure out what they’ll need for the coming months! (Don’t forget Half-Pint Resale’s handy cheat sheets: boy and girl)

Sale info:

Friday, Sept 17: 2 pm – 8 pm (no strollers from 2 – 5 pm)

Saturday, Sept 18: 8 am – Noon; 1 pm – 5 pm Half-Price Sale!

If you’ve never shopped a Half-Pint Resale, take a look at the useful shopping tips on the website, including:

*Hold tables are stationed on the edges of the room. You may place items on the table by finding the “gear” volunteer for a hold tag. Please only put items on the table you are certain you will be purchasing.

*Please do not allow your children to USE any items that are for sale.

*We accept cash and local checks only. (Trying our best to keep consignment returns high and money in our community!)

And don’t forget to bring items for the baby food drive – you’ll be entered to win Ice Cream for a year from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream!