Quality & Pricing Guidelines

Quality Guidelines

We do not accept anything that appears unsafe, broken, or filthy.

We also do not accept:

  • Skates
    • Over 15 years old
    • Cracked, badly worn, broken bails – We can not and will not sell them
    • Dirty, smelly – Clean them if you want to sell them
  • Clothing
    • Badly soiled – Clean them
    • With broken zippers or ripped, missing buttons/snaps
    • No used socks or underwear

Pricing Guidelines

  • Used gear, even in very nice shape is worth less than you think it should be.  Skates lose 1/2 of its value each year. $400>200>100. Bottom for good gear is $40-$50.
  • Clothing loses approximately 3/4 of its value the first year. $400>100>50. Bottom is $10-$30. There will be brand new middle-of-road gear for ~$40.
  • When you price it, remember that the Swap consignment fee is 20%.
  • You never know exactly what someone will pay for gear but ask yourself what you might be willing to pay.  Set it to 10-15% less than you would be willing to pay.
  • Important Question: Do you want it back if it does not sell for a specific price?
    * Set it to the least price that you are willing to take.
  • The corollary: Do you want it gone to a new appreciative owner? 
    * Price it 20-30% less than you think you would pay.
  • Sometimes things that we do not expect to sale does because it is the just right deal for someone.
    • Some swap customers know gear and know what the right price is.
    • Some great gear at a great price is still there at the end of the swap because the right person did not see it.
    • If it is dirty, ripped, or smells? * It will not sell… CLEAN IT or don’t bring it.
  • Most people know a bit about the brands/gear but do not recognize the high end gear as you generally can not see the difference. 
    • * If it is high end, attach a card describing the value.

You have to decide whether you want to risk having it in the garage again or if you are willing to take a bit less than you hoped for but have it enjoyed by someone else.