Today Show: Just Between Friends Consignment Shop
What started as a small sale among friends in the backyard of Shannon Wilburn’s home almost 15 years ago has grown into Just Between Friends, a company that franchises locally organized consignment sales all across the country. People line up for hours before the stores open, the one featured on the Today Show covering entire warehouse with a bunch of stuff, just to get the great deals which can be as much as 90 percent off.
From car seats to clothes for babies and teenagers to bottles and diaper bags, Just Between Friends offers everything you would need to raise a child. All the prices are low and mothers are hooked. Some use the consignment shop as a way to buy as much for their children as they can without spending too much money, while other mothers use the shop as a way to make a little extra money on the side selling all the old baby stuff they have from years ago.
“It is a great way to clean out your house. Your kids are growing constantly,” said Delene Ephraim, a mother who sells everything her children grow out of.
Ephraim said she even turns other people’s “trash” into money as well, by picking up lightly used items she finds laying on the curb. She simply cleans them up, sells them and uses the money to take her family on vacations. According to Ephraim, mothers selling clothing usually average around $300 per day selling items which they price themselves and that number is figured after Just Between Friends takes their 40 percent cut. Everything isn’t a hand-me-down though. Some of the items are practically new. One mother featured on the Today Show bought $300 worth of products for only $30. She even bought a few toys for her children that looked brand new. And don’t call it a glorified garage sale. Wilburn said it is more than that. Make sure to look for a Just Between Friends consignment shop popping up near you.