Just Between Friends Helps Family Budgets

GREAT BUYS: Rows of clothing surround shoppers during each Just Between Friends event, filling more than 30,000 square feet in the Tulsa area alone.

Just Between Friends, the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event, helps families find an entire season’s wardrobe, even school uniforms, on a reasonable budget.

Just Between Friends helps families stretch their budgets by continuing to offer children’s clothes and equipment at deep savings.

Owners of franchises realize that when the economy appears to be improving, something occurs such as a nationwide drought, which can lead to inflation and shrinkage of everyone’s take home pay, and the reality is that children will continually need new clothing and shoes to fit their growing demands.
Daven Tackett, owner of Tulsa and co-founder of the Franchise, says, “Moms and dads can feel good about letting their children wear and play with the items purchased at a sales event.”

“Families not only eat better, they live better because puts expendable income back in the family budget.”

Tackett says great savings can be found at a sales event. Shoppers can experience 50 to 90 percent off clothes and equipment compared to retail prices.
“Moms, dads and grandparents can get quality items for their children at amazingly low prices and still be able to buy the groceries for that month,” says Tackett. “Costs on everything is spiraling upward and helps a family save, and it’s the one place where prices aren’t going up.”

Amber Post, franchisee of Southwest Tulsa and Owasso was a shopper before she started organizing her own events.

“We were young college students, broke and on a tight budget,” says Post. She had a six-month-old daughter the first time she shopped at a and even then, was a slave to fashion.

“I could only afford to buy her the basics and shop the clearance racks, but once I discovered , it was like a dream come true,” she says.
Suddenly Post could buy everything she wanted for her daughter without jeopardizing the family budget.

“I was only expecting to receive a check for about $20 when I became a consignor,” says Post. “After a few sales I made more than $500 and really thought I hit the jackpot.”

From then Post says it made too much sense not to participate in events and forego retail prices. Post says the system is easy to understand and brings kids items to a central place for easy access for her.

Post says she expects events to grow locally and nationally as families realize consignment shopping can save them money and find items popular with youth.
Several Just Between Friends events will be held in the Tulsa County area:

• Southwest Tulsa is scheduled from Aug. 4-6 at the Glenpool Conference Center.
• Tulsa will host its largest sales event of the year Aug. 19 -25 at Expo Square
• Owasso is scheduled from Sept. 13-16 next to Reasor’s
For more information, such as event hours and location details, log on to www.JBFSale.com.

Updated 07-20-2012

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