The condition of the items we offer is top-notch. If we wouldn’t buy it for our own kids, you won’t find it at Jax in the Box. Our goal is for parents to check Jaxinthebox.com before buying new. - Jessica Lahner
Burlington, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
A new online retailer, Jaxinthebox.com, is taking a big bite out of the ever growing price tag to raise a child. Budget-conscious parents are following three easy steps to help prepare for their children’s future. 1) By shopping at Jaxinthebox.com, parents save 30-80% on new and gently used discount toys and gear for their children. 2) They make money by selling their outgrown toys and kid gear to Jax in the Box for cash. And, 3) the money saved is then devoted to other important priorities, such as stocking their kid’s college fund or saving for retirement.
Each year, middle-income families spend more than $13,000 per year on each of their children according to recent statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These figures do not account for money parents should be saving for college: $241 per month per child. While that figure may seem large, current projections indicate the price of a four year degree when “junior” is college ready will be a shocking $205,000 for a public institution. The cost for a private university in 2030? $400,000 or more.
The fact is that even the brightest students only get a small portion of their college paid for through scholarships. And, parents who think their kid is going to get a four-year athletic scholarship probably have their head in the clouds. According to FinAid.org, approximately 1% to 2% of undergraduate students in Bachelor’s degree programs receive athletic scholarships.
Those parents who have their college savings plans in order are probably not saving enough for retirement. The 23rd annual Retirement Confidence Survey by the non-profit, non-partisan Employee Benefit Research Institute ― which polls both workers and retirees ― found only 13% of American workers and 18% of retirees are "very confident" they have or will have enough money to retire comfortably. Parents not in this small minority of Americans can help themselves get there by shopping gently used and discount toys and gear at Jaxinthebox.com and diverting the money they save into an Individual Retirement Account or other retirement savings plan.
Spending less on children now to save for their future does not require compromising on quality. Jax in the Box offers new and like new toys and gear from top brands like Plan Toys, Learning Resources, Moby and Melissa & Doug. Their Play Ready Promise guarantees that all the items sold at the site are in good to excellent condition, are free of removable dirt, scratches and grime and have not been subject to recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A recent survey revealed that 100% of Jax in the Box customers who completed the survey are completely satisfied with the quality and condition of their purchase.
“The condition of the items we offer is top-notch. If we wouldn’t buy it for our own kids, you won’t find it at Jax in the Box,” said owner, Jessica Lahner. “We strive to offer parents top-quality brands they might not otherwise buy because they are expensive. Our goal is for parents to check Jaxinthebox.com before buying new.”
By shopping gently used, savvy parents can buy trendy, high-quality name brand items and save an average of $5,000 per year. These savings can be deposited into college-savings funds and begin earning interest today. While $5,000 may not seem like a lot, with an average return of 6%, that $5,000 will turn into $14,271 by the time a child is 18.
In addition to saving money, parents can make money by selling their like-new toys and kids’ gear to Jax in the Box and get paid cash. With Jax in the Box’s easy-to-use Playroom Purge Kit, customers send their gently used items to Jax in the Box in postage-paid boxes and get cash or store credit. Jax in the Box is not a children's consignment store ― they buy used children's gear outright before they offer it to their customers.
Jaxinthebox.com is an online children's resale shop offering parents of young children all gear they need and most of what they want by providing gently used items for up to 80% of retail. Their goal is for parents to never have to pay full price for quality kid gear.