|Where Should I Sell My Used Sporting Goods?|
When cleaning out my garage, I came across an old pair of cross-country skis that came with the house when we moved in. These skis seem to be in good shape, but appear to require some kind of special shoes to use them. Since I do not have this kind of shoes and have no plan to get special ski shoes, it is time to sell the skis.
So the question of the day is: What is the best way to sell my old skis?
Of course, I want to get as much money as possible for the skis. Also, I would prefer something quick and easy rather than slow and painful. Here is what I am thinking-
I could list the skis for sale on craigslist, but I have no idea how much to ask for them and I couldn't answer any questions about them.
I could list the skis for sale on an eBay auction. This would solve the problem of not knowing how much to ask for them. But if they sell, I would have to deal with shipping a large item. This seems like a lot of trouble.
I could take the skis to a local auction house to avoid shipping. But it would probably cost me more to drive there than I would get for the skis. Most people go to the auction to buy things such as tools, furniture, and antiques.
I could take the skis to my favorite consignment shop. Again, the problem is that almost no one goes into the consignmet shop looking for skis. Although there is a small sporting goods section in the store, most people buy housewares, furniture, and clothes at the consignment shop. I fear my skis would sit on the shelf until summer and then sell for a very low price...
So a good place to sell the skis would be a consignmet shop where people go to buy sporting goods. Fortunately for me, there is such a place: Play It Again Sports. They buy used sporting goods to resell. And "skis" is on their list of desired items since it is still winter. According to their website, they will pay cash for used sporting goods, or you can sell items on consignment.
I have the skis loaded up for a trip to the Play It Again Sports store that is not too far out of my way.
The best place to sell used sporting goods depends on the item and how much you know about it. In this case, I decided to give a used sporting goods store a try.
Stay tuned to see how much I get for my old skis...