Used Equipment Swap FAQ:
2013 Bike Swap & Sale
2013 Windsports Swap & Sale
Swap Store Hours
Registration for sellers: 10:00am to 8:00pm, the Friday before the Swap.
Swap Sale Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday
What Is a "Swap"?
Our "Swap" is a tent sale that we have at various times during the year. This is the only time that we carry used equipment. Anyone can bring in their old equipment to be displayed to the public. It is an excellent way to update or upgrade your gear and it is an especially good opportunity if you are just getting into a sport. Aside from used equipment, we also have our always great prices on new merchandise as well as "Swap Specials".
The Swap opens at 10:00am Saturday, which is when, you will find the best selection. Prices on all used equipment are fixed and bids are not accepted. Silent Sports staffs the Swap, not the owners of the used equipment. All sales are final and there are no warranties on Swap merchandise. Applicable taxes apply to all products. The used equipment is only at Silent Sports for the designated day and potential buyers cannot preview the equipment before the Swap opens on Saturday.
The swap opens at 10:00am Saturday. The equipment must be registered by either the Friday before the swap or by 9:50am Saturday morning of the swap. Registration is open on Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday prior to 9:00am. Silent Sports does not charge a registration fee. If the owner of the equipment sells their product then the owner has the choice of either taking a 100% store credit or 80% in cheque. The store credit does not have an expiry date and can be used for any purchase in the store. Store credits and cheques will be issued at the end of the day. If the equipment does not sell, the owner must pick their equipment up before the swap closes or storage fees will be charged. Silent Sports will suggest a selling price for the equipment. The selling price is fixed for the weekend. Silent Sports is not responsible for the owner's equipment when the swap closes. Unsold equipment may not be taken out before 3:00pm Saturday.
What will I find at the Swap?
The contents of the Swap depend entirely on what is brought in by our customers. We do not know in advanced what producst we will have, although there is usually a good variety of styles and price. The best selection is available Saturday mornings and good deals will go quickly. Please do not call ahead for product information.
How do I find out if my item sold?
To find out if your item has been sold, please call on the day of the Swap after 3pm only. Staff will then check the to see if your item has been sold. Please be patient while staff verifies the sale, as the store may be much busier than normal.
What happens if my item gets sold?
If your item is sold, your account will be credited for the sale amount. This account will be created as per the Swap information sheet provided at registration. 100% of the total is available as store credit, and this will not expire. If you wish to collect the proceeds from your sale, 80% of the total will be provided by cheque at the store.
What happens if my item doesn't sell?
If your item is not sold, it is your responsibility to pick up the item before closing on the day of the Swap. Any items not picked are subject to storage fees. Silent Sports is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
How much is my item worth?
The price of the sale item is entirely at the seller's discretion. Our staff can give a rough idea of what the item might sell for based on its condition and what similar items are priced at. If you wish to increase the chances of selling your item, use the lowest price that you will be happy with.