After my first year of motherhood, I fell in love with resale. What’s not to love about earning money on gently (or never) worn clothing, toys that the kids have outgrown or never played with, strollers, bicycles and scooters that still work great?
Of course, it’s equally fun finding those bargains, and we know where you can do just that. You can shop and sell locally all year long, 24 hours a day using our favorite resale app, Close5. And San Diego has a number of wonderful consignment shops that specialize in baby and kids.
But at San Diego’s biggest resale events, you’ll be blown away by the money that can be made and the deals that can be found. Save the date for …
Just Between Friends is a consignment event, meaning an entire weekend devoted to buying and selling maternity, baby and kid items. This season’s event will be held at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley, February 26-28.
Right now JBF is looking for sellers. The beauty of this event is that you don’t have to be there to make money. Just tag your items, drop them off before the sale begins and collect your share of the profits at the event’s conclusion!(60% or 70% for those who volunteer)
If you don’t want to tag your own items, the ladies of JBF will do it for you. Moms who use their valet tagging service receive 50% of sales. Unsold items can be donated to JBF’s non-profit partners, and you will receive a receipt for your taxes.
For buyers, we recommend going on the first day to get the best pick of items. However, on the last day many items will be available at 1/2 price.
Have baby and kid items to sell but don’t want the hassle of hosting a garage sale or the disappointment of splitting the profits with a consignment store? Want to be able to negotiate a great deal directly with a seller? Don’t miss this spring’s Parent Connection Family Swap Meet.
For one day, three times a year, the Parent Connection brings a fantastic opportunity to unload your gently used children’s clothing, outdoor play structures, strollers, toys, furniture and all things baby & kids, keeping 100% of profits. Sellers will need to pre-register and purchase a sales space by filling out this form. Buyers just need to show up and enjoy!
Parent Connection Family Swap Meet
Sunday, April 3rd
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego 92130
$2 admission per person
Parent Connection Members get first dibs with early admission at 8:30 a.m.!
(I’m a member! Read about why I have loved being a part of this wonderful organization for more than 9 years here)