Annual children's consignment sale starts Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bargain hunters on the First Coast have a chance to save some serious dough this week.

The Finders Keepers Jacksonville Children's Consignment Sale starts at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Morocco Shrine Center at 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road S.

"Everything is full circle. Families consign and provide the product. Then, families come shop to provide for themselves. Some families even consign the things they previously bought," said organizer Kim Cameron.

This year, the sale features approximately 400 professional consignors selling everything from clothes and toys to furniture and electronics.

Cameron said, "It's all geared toward children and pre-teenagers, and it's all in gently used or like new condition."

On average, shoppers can save between 50 and 70% off what Cameron said items would have been sold for at a retail store.

"Some people come here and buy 10 to 20 items and save as much as $300," she said.

Consigners who register to be part of the sale do make money off what customers buy, but they also have the chance to donate their unsold items to charity.

Cameron said, "It really helps everyone. There are adoptive parents. There are foster parents. There are entire churches that come here. It's not about the savings really. It's just an affordable way to help people make ends meet."

The sale continues through 8 p.m. Thursday.

It also runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Cameron said Saturday is also half-day on most items.

Admission and parking are free.

The consignment sale is considered one of Jacksonville's largest consignment events geared toward children. Finders Keepers also hosts a fall sale every year.


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