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Consignment business making money by helping families

Posted - Sep. 9, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.



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FARMINTON -- Some Utah moms have found a way to fight the economic downturn and make some money in the process.

"Unfortunately as the economy gets worse, our sale actually does a bit better because families are looking for a way to recoup some of the money that they've spent on the many things they buy for their kids; and [it's] a way to get the things they need, especially this time of year for back to school, at prices that they can afford," says Amy Oakeson.

Oakeson is an owners of Just Between Friends in Layton. It's a type of neighborhood consignment business.

The basic idea is Oakeson sells children's clothes, toys, games and books for other families in the community. The families name their price, and Oakeson collects a profit at the end.

Each time the business holds one of these consignment sales, it attracts hundreds of people. This latest sale began Thursday at the Davis County Fairgrounds (151 S. 1100 West, Farmington) and will last until Saturday. CLICK HERE for more details.

Just Between Friends also has a Utah County chapter. That group plans to hold its next sale Sep. 23 through Sep. 25 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds (475 S. Main Street in Spanish Fork). CLICK HERE for more details.

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