Pricing – Shoes, Glorious Shoes

ShoesIf your kid is anything like our kids – their feet just won’t stop growing! We’re totally grateful for flip flops in the summer, they hide a myriad of “oops, your foot is a what?!

But Fall is coming – so is Back to School (in some cases, school starts up next week already – good luck and learn lots, you fabulous kids, you!). With Back to School comes “the list” of what to bring. Gym shoes…followed by soccer cleats and football cleats and dance shoes and ballet shoes. Then there’s church shoes and school shoes, rain boots and snow boots. In our little corner of the world, it’s hard to get away with just one or two pairs for a whole year.

JBF is the perfect answer for the extras you need at the price you want. We try to balance the type and quality of shoes at our events – but we do understand the need for that extra pair, especially when those toes are growing so fast. Our goal is to provide the widest possible selection while still maintaining our commitment to quality.

If you’re getting ready to sell some shoes, please keep these tips in mind:

  • Keep those shoes together! Rubber band, tie with string, tie or velcro together, safety pin or place in zip top bags. Anything you can do so pairs stay put.
  • Magic Eraser those little buggers! Shoes need to be clean. Two minutes of hard work puts your shoes to the top of the buying list.
  • Are they scuffed? Are they scuffed to the point you wouldn’t buy them? Let’s keep those off the floor. Our donation partners will gladly take them – so it’s still a win for you, too! Keep in mind shoes that have really just seen their last wear need to be recycled where possible.
  • Be price competitive. There are quite literally thousands of shoes at the Grand Rapids sale and Kalamazoo isn’t that far behind. Yes, some brands do command a higher price – but don’t knock yourself out of the running.

One look at the shoe pile that doesn’t sell answers everything: too scuffed/dirty or overpriced. Be smart – add cash to your wallet and space to your closet floors. Clean them up, price them right and take that all the way to the bank!


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