Reno, NV – As families still search for ways to be frugal, a local mother and father are helping them do just that with their annual spring children’s consignment event. Just Between Friends Reno is gearing up for its upcoming event April 19-21 at the Livestock Events Center. This event helps families make money by “turning clutter into cash”. At the same time, families can typically save between 50 and 90 percent on everything they need to raise a family, from zero to tween and maternity.
The money at JBF Reno stays in the local community and most goes back into the pockets of local families.
Date: Friday, April 19 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open to the Public)
Saturday, April 20 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Half Off Day!)
Place: Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center
Admission: $3 Friday and Saturday only
Families who shop can find great bargains on everything from clothing, toys, electronics, books, baby equipment, furniture and much more. Consignment shopping has become a trend that is here to stay. Although the economy is recovering from the recession of 2008, a recent national survey by Just Between Friends shows families are still shopping for deals and remain as bargain conscious as ever. Saving a few dollars is chic and shopping at second-hand stores is cool, the research shows.
When asked about their shopping habits, more than 60 percent said they started shopping at consignment and second hand shops after the recession hit in 2008. More than 99.6-percent say that even if the economy improves they will still shop at consignment events and resale shops. Twenty percent say they shop at consignment events and resale shops more than ten times a year.
Just Between Friends surveyed people nationwide through their website and Facebook page. More than 5,000 people responded. The average respondent is between 30 and 39 years old and more than half earn between $50,000 and $100,000 a year.
Local parents Sarah and John Fierro organize and run the JBF event twice a year and are thrilled to help their community save and earn money. JBF Reno also gives back, donating 100 percent of admission to STEP2 and unsold items to Casa De Vida. Both Sarah and John are available for interviews before and during the event. We can also provide families who participate as consignors and shoppers for interviews.