Mega Thrift Sale offers massive discounts on baby and kids’ items
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) – The Bell County Expo Center has transformed into a one-stop thrift store for all baby and toddler needs, as organizers say the sale is a lifeline for many families, especially in a difficult economy.
On Saturday, moms, dads and parents-to-be rummaged through the aisles of the Bell County Just With Friends mega thrift sale.
Organizers say families can buy baby and kids’ clothes, shoes, cribs, toys and more for 50-90% off retail price.
The items in the sale come from local families looking to get rid of their children‘s oversized or unwanted items and earn money in the process.
“They’re reviewing and selling them this weekend with us,” said Nicole Euting, owner and organizer of the Just Between Friends Bell County sale. “Most families make around $450 this weekend alone.”
For some buyers, the sale is synonymous with chills.
“Oh my God, it’s about the hunt… Being able to go in and find treasure that excites you,” Becky Davis, a grandmother shopping for her grandson.
For others, like future mother-of-two Jessica Garretson, it’s all about saving as much money as possible.
“Babies go through clothes so quickly that you don’t have to pay a fortune for clothes. They’re at a good price here,” Garretson said as he rummaged through the shelves of newborn clothes at the sale.
Organizers say this year’s sale has been a lifeline for families, especially now with inflation, the rising cost of food, gas and housing.
“We’ve had moms come in and they have four kids and they’re like ‘oh my God, we couldn’t have done this without you. It helped us clothe our family,” Euting said.
The Just Between Friends Bell County sale continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center. In addition to the reduced prices, everything during the Sunday sale will be half price extra.
Items that are not sold will either revert to the family selling them or be donated to St. Vincent de Paul, a Temple charity.
Just Between Friends will have another sale at the Bell County Expo Center October 7-9. Then they will have a sale in Waco from April 22-24.
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