HOW TO CONSIGN AT HOME?


Prepare your equipment at home as much as possible before the sale. Ten minutes work at home will save you 30 minutes at sale check in.


AT HOME CONSIGNING:

  • Register your gear online PRIOR to swap
  • Sellers will complete a sales contract online
  • ALL items will be tagged and ready for sale. 
  • Register each item
  • Put  the  description in the correct box.
  • Please size correctly to ensure it is placed in the correct area for sale.
  • Print and attach price tags to the equipment.
  • Carefully read how to prepare equipment for sale.
  • Bring two (2) copies of your equipment list.
  • Drop-off on Saturday
  • 15% commission 


• Link to online registration site


SKIIS:

  • Print 2 tags (one for each ski). 
  • Place tags flat on the top of the skis below the tip. 
  • Do not tape over bar code, it interferes with the scanner.

BOOTS

  • Tie your boots securely together with a strong string that is about two feet long so people can try them both on at once.
  • Print 2 tags (one for each boot). 
  • Put tags on the back of the boot above the heel and tape the whole tag to the boot do not tape over the barcode.

POLES:

  • Tape ski poles together near the grips and baskets. 
  • Tape tag around the poles.
  • Print one tag.
  • Don't tape over bar codes.
  • Make sure the price is visible.

SKATES:

  • Tie skates securely together with a strong piece of string that is about two feet long, so people can try on both at once
  • Print 2 tags (one for each skate). 
  • Tape the tags behind the calf part of the skate.
  • Don't cover the bar code.

CLOTHING:

  • Make sure to print on card stock paper or reinforce your paper tags with a piece of carton. 
  • All tags should be securely attached to items (string and tape, zip ties and tape. safety pin and tape).
  • Give them a gentle tug. People will be trying this item on and an item without a tag can't be sold.
  • Tags should be visible but not vulnerable. Main zipper, pocket zipper, label etc. Think about looking through a rack of clothing and where you would look.
  • If using a pocket zipper, please use the left pocket (this will allow for better organization during the swap). 
  • If your item does not have a good spot for string, consider safety pins but secure the tag to the pin with a layer of good clear tape..


Additional UNTAGGED items will be subject to standing in the unprepared line. The pre-tagged check in line WILL NOT be tagging untagged items.

STEPS to SELL

1. Decide to:

  1. Register gear at Big Sky High School
  2. Register online at home (follow gear preparation instructions)

2. Sort, organize, wash, repair etc gear (Would you buy it looking like that or in that condition)
3. Bring gear to the Big Sky High School gym on Saturday.

STEPS to PICK UP: 
1. Bring your list of consigned items to the

gym on Sunday from 5-6.
2. Go to the area designated for your consignment number.
3.Find your gear and check it out.


SOLD EQUIPMENT $$$$
Checks will be mailed by Thanksgiving.

HOW DO I PREPARE MY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE?

Preparing your equipment at home will give you a chance to examine your equipment and to decide whether various items are worth selling or should they rather be considered “used up” and discarded.


ALL BINDINGS ARE CHECKED FOR CURRENT DIN CODES AND MAY BE REJECTED AT THE ENTRY. CODES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE SOMETIME IN OCTOBER.

Before bringing your gear to BIG SKY HIGH SCHOOL for check-in,


DECIDE:

  1. Register at the Gym on Saturday. (20% commission)
  2.  Register all gear and print tags online at home before Saturday. (15% commission)


SKIIS:

  • Are they in the current range of equipment people are buying?
  • If they are straight skiis are they something unique? extra long, old, vintage etc.


BOOTS:

  • Are they really old or very used and worn out?
  • Are buckles missing?
  • Are the shells cracked?
  • If they are XC boots are they too old to work with current bindings?
  • If any of the above is true, please do not bring the boots to the swap.
  • Don't bring new boots and their loose pieces in the original box, they won't stay there.
  • If the boots are fairly modern and in good shape, bring them!


POLES:

  • Are they bent
  • Missing baskets
  • Mismatched, or single poles?
  • Recycle them.


SKATES:

  • Are they in good shape. 
  • Would you buy them.


CLOTHING:

  •  Winter related clothing only please.
  • Clothing should be in good condition looking new or almost new.
  • NO pet hair on the clothing
  • Give it a bath if it is dirty
  • Would you buy this item in this condition for this price?


OTHER GEAR:

  • Since this is a winter gear swap, we reserve judgement of other equipment brought for consignment.
  • Gear needs to be in good condition with all the parts present.
  • All pieces need to be secured together, but keep in mind what you would like to view if you were buying. 
  • Don't put pieces in a box, they never stay there.
  • We trust your judgment on doing your best to securely place your tags on your items and to secure items together.
  • Again, understand that we do not take responsibility for poorly tagged items.


If you item comes with small parts, you are encourages to put them in a ziplock bag, put a tag on that, give it to the fair, and put a note on your item to collect the package at check-out.


If the ski swap organizer believes your equipment is no longer safe or not suitable for resale the organizer may refuse to consign the equipment.

 50th  SOS FAIR - WINTER GEAR SWAP

  • THIS IS A CONSIGNMENT SALE.
  • THE SELLER PRESENTS HIS/HER SALE ITEMS FOR PLACEMENT ONTO THE SALE FLOOR AT HIS/HER PERSONAL RISK OF LOSS.
  • THE ORGANIZER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST/STOLEN ITEMS.
  • PREPARE YOUR ITEMS WELL,
  • ATTACH YOUR PRICE TAGS SO THAT THEY CAN NOT BE REMOVED OR TAMPERED WITH...
  • DO NOT TAPE OVER BARCODES ON TAGS.


HOW SHOULD I PRICE MY GEAR?

Ski swap prices need to be pretty cheap. Think about pricing this way: ski shops will sell equipment at 40-60% off normal retail prices during the early fall and late spring sales. Used equipment must be priced much lower.
With the Flash Consign Online Registry organizers are able to track average sales prices for equipment. These are good guidelines to follow when deciding where to price your equipment.

Average Sales Price for Equipment:
SKIS- Adult Alpine- Average $129, Junior Alpine- $72, Backcountry Skis- $159.11, Telemark Skis- $119.89, Adult Skate- $122, Adult Classic X/C- $86, Junior Skate- $40, Junior Classic X/C- $40
BOOTS Most used Alpine boots Do Not Sell. Price them low. Nordic boots sell. Average sale prices: Adult Alpine/Boots- $73.80, Junior Alpine/Boots- $35.65, Alpine XC/Boots- $38.57, Junior XC/Boots- $23, Snowboard Boots- $36, Telemark Boots- $31.25.
POLES Alpine Poles $12 average, Nordic poles $28.
KIDS GEAR Easy to sell, always in high demand. Price it low. Kids packages at ski shops are relatively inexpensive. We run out of kids gear first. There is a big demand for kids skis, boots, and poles.
SNOW BOARDS Average Snowboard Sale Price is $75.
CLOTHING SELLS! Bring Winter Clothing. Mens Clothing average $41.75, Womens Clothing average $44.38, Childrens Clothing average $22.18.MISCELLANEOUS OTHER GEAR Odds and ends will sell if they are not junky. Use caution with small items which are most likely to be lost or stolen.
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