Dion’s Deal: Tips From Consignment Mom (Who Made $20k in ONE WEEKEND!)

This morning, I field anchored from the BIGGEST Just Between Friends consignment sale to ever take place in the metro.  For buyers, I’ve got tips on our news at 5pm tonight, and now some tips for SELLERS.   

You think I got a lot of personality?  Susan's the BEST. She not only is the ULTIMATE bargain hunter, but she lights up a room with her laugh and really tells it like it is!

You think I got a lot of personality? Susan's the BEST. She not only is the ULTIMATE bargain hunter, but she lights up a room with her laugh and really tells it like it is!

 

 Susan says there’s two kinds of sellers.  Those who sell just to get rid of used kids clothes and accessories…and those who make money.  If you’re looking to make money:   

Tip #1. Don’t be afraid your item won’t sell.  Susan says there’s something for every and anybody.  (Yes that means even the gently used BIB your son used is a treasure to someone.)  

Tip #2. If you can, volunteer at the sale.  At JBF sales, volunteers get an extra 5% profit from the sale.  This is particularly good for those who sell a LOT of items like Susan.  

Tip #3. Susan says don’t price your items under $3 or $4. After consignment fees, it’s simply not worth the work.  

Tip #4. If your item doesn’t sell?  You can either have it donated to charity at the end of the sale, or go to another JBF sale, and sell it there.   

You can find a list of JBF sales and all the local information on the one this weekend here: www.jbfsale.com Enjoy and happy selling and buying everybody!    

My producer and good friend Abbie wanted a John Deere tractor toy for her little boy, Ben.  So I sent her a picture of one at the sale, and ended up buying it for him!

My producer and good friend Abbie wanted a John Deere tractor toy for her little boy, Ben. So I sent her a picture of one at the sale, and ended up buying it for him!PS: Check out my Facebook page...just search for Dion Lim KMBC! PHOTO UPDATE: (3/5) My friend Cassie and I had tickets to the JBF pre-sale on Wednesday. We got in at 4pm before the general public, but when the public arrived at 5pm, HOLY MOLY! It was like the Running of the Bulls...except with moms and pregnant women!

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2 Responses

  1. Where’s the location of this sale I didn’t catch that informaton? Please let me know so that I can go. Thank you for your time

    • Kim: The sale is at the Overland Park International Trade Center. You can find all the details at kc.jbfsale.com. It’s open all weekend!

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