FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – You’ll find racks and racks of clothes, shelves full of toys and dozens of strollers – all marked down to a great price. The savings aren’t happening at a big box retailer, but are being offered by an organization that helps local families find what they need and sell what they don’t.
Organizers call the Just Between Friends event the biggest sale in the state, boasting racks of children’s clothes spanning a mile and a half.
Just Between Friends Fort Worth co-owner Pam Willingham said the cost saving event is good anytime, but especially now. “I think the economy, the way it is, everybody’s looking for a way to make their [sic] dollars go farther.”
In all, some 100,000 items are on consignment. The merchandise is being sold by parents trying to get gently used, sometimes new, items off their hands.
“Kids don’t stay in clothes that long, and so they’re in perfectly good condition, but you don’t want to sell them at a garage sale for a quarter,” Willingham said. “So you bring them down here [and] you get to price them.”
Just Between Friends Fort Worth is a twice-a-year event. The sale started last week, is currently being restocked, and start a new round on March 7.
For the last 10 years the sale has brought shoppers in, looking to snag toys, car seats, and more for up to 90-percent off the ticket price.
Something different this year – people can shop for someone else. There’s a Wall of Wishes that gives shoppers a chance to pick up an item or two for someone else who is in need. The individuals on the wall this time are from the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center.
Most of the items not sold at the event will be divided up and donated to three local charities.
Parents looking to sell items can drop off them off Thursday morning.
The Just Between Friends Fort Worth event is being held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, in the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall. Hours vary depending on the day, but the last open to the public sale day is March 9.
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