It’s a conundrum as old as outdoor recreation: we who love outdoor sports tend to accumulate gear and clothing in our garages and closets. Yet, we’re often in the market for additional gear and clothing we love.
Over the years, our gear piles grow deeper and our shelves clutter up, with the older items gathering dust. Geartrade.com set out to solve this problem by giving people a user-friendly web platform to sell off their old unneeded gear, making money they can put toward the next gear they want to buy or new adventures. By selling used gear on Geartrade, you’re putting more cash in your pocket and keeping gear out of the landfill, which is great for you and the planet.
The system works more efficiently than listing your stuff on your local classifieds—Geartrade gets your goods in front of a national audience of outdoors people, marketing the latest listings to them. Used-gear shoppers can easily search and filter on the site to narrow down to what they’re looking for, so the right people can find your items. Geartrade handles the payment processing, too. You just get a handy email letting you know your item sold and where to mail it. A few days later, you receive the money for your gear —with Geartrade just taking a small percentage for their portion.
Stoked yet? Yep, us too. It’s time to unload the skis, bindings, boards, boots, outerwear, gloves, and helmets you haven’t used in a couple of years. Someone out there would love to be using them. Give that gear the continued life it deserves—while lining your pockets with a little bonus money, too.