Frequently Asked Questions

How does all this work?

Do I have to use your online tagging system?

Why do we have to pay our registration fees upfront?

Can I pay my registration fee with cash or check instead of Paypal?

How do I move past, unsold inventory from inactive to active status for the upcoming sale?

How do I transfer inventory between different sales in the area and Just Kids Resale?

What types of items can I bring to the sale?

What sells?

Do clothes sell well?

Do toys sell well?

Do I have to hang all my clothing?

Do you sell adult clothing?

Is there a limit to the number of items I can sell?

How should I price my items?

Can I use staples to attach my tags?

Can I use a tagging gun to attach my tags?

How do I tag multiple pieces?

How should I package bed linens, receiving blankets, etc. to sell?

How should I package books?

How should I package shoes?

What types of furniture do you accept?

Do I need to assemble my furniture?

Can I sell my crib at Just Kids Resale?

I've found more items to bring than I originally told you. Do I need to inform you?

Do I have to sign up for a specific drop-off time?

Where do I drop off my items?

How do I qualify to shop the Pre-sale?

Can I bring my child to the Pre-sale?

Can I bring my friend, mom, other to the Pre-sale?

Can I help?

I'm already eligible to shop the Presale since I'm a (seller / 1st time parent). Why would I want to volunteer too?



How does all this work?


In a nutshell, members of the community wishing to get rid of their gently used children’s and maternity items, register to sell with us, tag their items and drop them off at the sale location the week of the event.  Just Kids Resale takes care of the rest!   We take care of all advertising, location rental, insurance and staffing considerations and cut you a check for your sales within days of the end of the event!  Sellers retain 70% of their sales and as much as 80%, if volunteering to help with the event.

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Do I have to use your online tagging system?


Yes, all sellers are required to use our online tagging system to participate.

We are convinced, however, that you will not only find it easy to use, but a fun way to track your sales, as well!

Tags are created using simple drop-down menus to select sizes, prices or add descriptions.

It’s as simple as “Clicking a Box” to donate to charity at the end of the event or discount your item on 50% off day. You can select items individually, select all, or none.

Have several of the same item? Create just one tag and change the quantity, rather than having to enter multiple tags!

Sales are uploaded at the end of each day so that you can see exactly what was sold, when. No guessing!

Didn't sell all your items this time around? They remain in your account as inventory and can be just transferred to the next sale.

Forgot when you signed up to drop off your items? Or need to change the day/time?  No problem!  Both are easily done from within your account.

Want to sign up to volunteer?  Again, all online and can be changed as necessary.

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Why do we have to pay our registration fees upfront?


Just Kids Resale requests your registration fee upfront in an effort to reduce the percentage of "No-Shows" the week of the event thus:

Minimizing the number of potential sellers turned away at registration once we have met our seller limit

Ensuring a full, well-stocked inventory for our sellers and shoppers alike throughout the event

Providing maximum variety of inventory and potential earnings for all

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Can I pay my registration fee with cash or check, instead of Paypal?


Absolutely, if you are uncomfortable with online payments or do not have a Paypal account, simply submit a check, made out to Just Kids Resale, to the following address:

320 Millgate Rd.

Bellefonte, PA 16823

*Be sure to include your email address in the memo section, as that is how you will be contacted upon completion of your registration.

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How do I move past, unsold inventory from inactive to active status for the upcoming sale?


To make your past, unsold inventory active for the upcoming sale:

1. Go to our website, www.justkidsresale.com and click on the LOGIN link at the top of the page.

2. Enter your consignor # and password.

3. At the Consignor Homepage, click on "Register For Our Upcoming Sale." (You cannot see or work with any current or past inventory until you are first registered for the current sale.)

After you've officially registered:

1. Click on the "Work With Consigned Inventory" link.

2. Now click on the "Work With Inactive Inventory" link.

3. From there, it's just a matter of selecting which items you wish to transfer over.

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How do I transfer inventory between different sales in the area and Just Kids Resale?


Click here for complete details on how to transfer inventory between our affiliated sales.

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What types of items can I bring to the sale?


Click here to be directed to our list of accepted items.

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What sells?


Most anything used by an infants, children or young teens, from clothing to furniture to equipment, is accepted for resale. That said, Just Kids Resale will not accept firearms of any kind, electronic games rated M for Mature audiences or any movies rated beyond PG.

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Do clothes sell well?


YES! This is absolutely the place to sell your kids clothes! There are always a ton of infant to young toddler clothing. Remember this when pricing your items as you have a lot of competition. Larger size kids clothing and boys clothing (size 3T and up) are rarer commodities and go quickly. If you have these, BRING THEM! For the smaller sizes, we recommend you try selling them as an outfit. Can't figure out what to do with all those socks? Pin them on the outfit! Remember those hair bows and hats too! Accessorize!

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Do toys sell well?


YES! And very fast too! Of course, toys that present well sell the fastest. So, wipe down those toys before you bring them and don't forget the big OUTSIDE toys either! They are always a hot commodity, especially at the spring sale.

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Do I have to hang all my clothing?


Yes. Clothes on hangers present better, look more organized and help you sell more.  Please hang all items so that the top of the hanger looks like a question mark when viewing the front of your item.  

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Do you sell adult clothing?


The closest we come to selling adult clothing is young men's and Juniors. We plan to be just as selective with teen clothing as we are with the kids' clothing. Please note, there will not be any dressing rooms available. No one will be allowed to try on clothing in the bathrooms. Junior clothing must be in style and meet our normal consignment standards.

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Is there a limit to the number of items I can sell?


Not at this point…

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How should I price my items?


General guideline is 1/4 to 1/3 of the original sales price. Items in excellent condition and name brands will sell for more than items of lesser quality. Remember, items must be in good condition to be accepted in the sale. Shoes need to be in top quality and generally are priced less than clothing (about 20%-35%). Popular, quality toys such as Little Tikes, Step Two, Perego, Brio, etc. can be priced more. Hard to find items such as double strollers can also be priced more. If in doubt, ask us at check-in. We can tell you what similar items have sold for. Ultimately, ask yourself, "Would I buy this for $xx.xx?" Also, if you know the current retail price for your item, write this on the tag in the description area. Or, if it is no longer sold, try writing 'paid $xx.xx for new' on the tag.

If you are looking to competitively price your items so that 85% or more of what you brought sells, we recommend you review our Pricing Strategies. Again, these are only guidelines. The price is ultimately completely in your hands.

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Can I use staples to attach my tags?


No, only safety pins, one inch or greater or a tagging gun (see below).

Staples tend to leave holes in garments. Those tiny gold pins do not hold up well and break easily. And please, Please, PLEASE do not use straight pins! Ouch!  Items secured with small gold pins, staples, or straight pins will be pulled from the floor and returned to you at the sale’s conclusion without having been put out for sale.

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Can I use a tagging gun to attach my tags?


Absolutely, but with one fairly large stipulation. Tags attached with a tagging gun should be put through the manufacturer’s tag (where the size is) on the clothing or through a seam ONLY! Otherwise you run a huge risk of putting a hole in the clothing and rendering it unsellable. Please be extremely careful as to placement when using a tagging gun!

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How do I tag multiple pieces?


If your outfit or item is composed of multiple pieces, just print out multiple copies of the same tag and attach them to each piece. Our computer system will recognize them as being part of the same set and will only charge the buyer once.

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How should I package bed linens, receiving blankets, etc. to sell?


Most buyers want to be able to inspect the items to make sure they are in good shape. Best packaging? Some sort of zippered, clear plastic bag that allows the item(s) to be removed for inspection, but kept behind protective plastic to keep from getting soiled. Putting them in Ziploc type bags is fine, but make sure that the buyer can clearly see all the contents.  Please note:  We do not accept comforters, crib bumpers or blankets unless they are single-ply.

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How should I package books?


When selling your books, keep in mind that although used, most people would prefer to buy books where the cover and inner pages are not all torn up. Take care the type of tape you use to attach your price tag to the book and the location. (While the outer binding of the book may not stick to the tape, if you try to wrap it around the inside of the book there is a good chance that it will stick to the inside lining.) My suggestion? Place the book in a cheap Ziploc type bag for protection and tape the price tag to the inside of the plastic. Consider grouping several of the same type of books together and selling as a set.  Don't have Ziploc bags? Consider tying the books together in a bundle with some sort of string or curling ribbon.

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How should I package shoes?


The biggest concern with shoes is keeping them TOGETHER. The best option is to attach the shoes using some sort of zip tie, curling ribbon or pipe cleaner through the shoelace eyes to keep them together. If attaching the shoes by way of the shoelace eyes, poke a hole in the price tag first and run your string/zip tie/pipe cleaner through it before continuing. We prefer you not place your shoes inside Ziploc type bags, as it makes it difficult for consumers to inspect and check them for fit.

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What types of furniture do you accept?


We accept cribs (manufactured AFTER June 28, 2011), changing tables, day beds, youth beds, kids twin beds, bunk beds, kids dressers, toy boxes, rocking chairs (adult and kids), and any other item that a baby or child would use.  Just be sure to check your items for any applicable RECALLS before bringing them to the event.

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Do I need to assemble my furniture?


Definitely! Yes! Furniture sells much better if it is put together. The seller is able to see that it is complete, what it looks like and any cosmetic damages it may have. This is why we ask that you either bring the items assembled or assemble them at the sale location.

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Can I sell my crib at Just Kids Resale?


Unfortunately, due to recently imposed government regulations, it is illegal for anyone to sell/resell any cribs manufactured prior to June 28, 2011. For more information on this topic please see the following article on the Consumer Product and Safety Commission website: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2011/06/the-new-crib-standard-questions-and-answers/ This includes all models, regardless of repair kits being installed. Bottom line: Unless your crib was manufactured after June 28, 2011, it is against the law for us to sell it.

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I've found more items to bring than I originally told you. Do I need to inform you?


No. You gave us a general idea of the number and type of items you were bringing to the event when you registered. If you've found more items than expected, good for you! It may take a little longer than originally expected at drop-off, but you do not need to contact us.  If you have over 150 items, however, it may be a good idea to sign up for two drop-off shifts.

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Do I have to sign up for a specific drop-off time?


Yes. To help with resource planning, all sellers must select a designated drop-off time.  This is easily accomplished from your Consignor Homepage in our online tagging system.

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Where do I drop off my items?


Our event is located at Lambert Hall in Bellefonte, PA. The address is: 303 Forge Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823.

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How do I qualify to shop the Pre-sale?


Our private, Pre-sale event is limited to our Sellers, Volunteers and First Time Parents/Grandparents. Registration is required. Our volunteers shop first and foremost as, without them, our event could not take place. (No, you do not have to be a seller to volunteer with us.) Please see the individual sections of this website for more information.

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Can I bring my child to the Pre-sale?


Although discouraged, at this point YES, your children are permitted at the Pre-Sale. It can be frustrating to try and shop while monitoring a young child, but as a mother myself, I realize you don't always have a choice.

I would encourage you to make a fun night of it by getting your friends to sell with you and then you all can get out of the house for a girls’ evening away WITHOUT the kiddos! Come early, bring some coffee and have fun talking with other parents. Then go out after the sale and relax.  Spouses and friends who are not volunteers or sellers, however, are a No-No.  Unless you are a First Time Parent, your presale pass is good for you only.

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Can I bring my friend, mom, other to the Pre-sale?


Unfortunately, no. In an effort to preserve the value of our volunteer pre-sale incentives, only those with passes can shop the Pre-sale event. If you have someone else who wishes to come along with you to the pre-sale, may I suggest you volunteer together for one of the shifts available throughout the event. Not only would you be able to hang out and have a great time working together in our relaxed, friendly environment, but our volunteers get to shop the pre-sale event even earlier than our sellers and 1st Time Parents! So, you're guaranteed to get some of the best bargains out there!

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Can I help?


Absolutely! Just Kids Resale would not be possible were it not for our amazing volunteers! We'd love to have you on our team! And our volunteers get to shop the private, Pre-sale event as well! For more information or to see shifts available see our Volunteer section here.

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I'm already eligible to shop the Presale since I'm a (seller / 1st time parent). Why would I want to volunteer too?


Simply put, the earlier you shop the Presale, the better the deals!  Our volunteers get to shop before anyone else.  Sellers and 1st Time Parents get to shop at 7pm on Thursday.  Our volunteers, depending on the number of shifts worked, get to shop as early as 3:30pm!  So, many amazing deals are gone long before the majority of our shopping population ever come through those doors!

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