Preparing Items for Consignment
First ask yourself, "Would I loan this item to a friend?" If yes, proceed.
Check here for brands and items we sell
Put everything that's washable through a wash cycle, even if you think it's clean. If you don't have tech wash for Gore-Tex and down, we can wash the item with Nikwax for a small fee.
For best chance of selling, bring gear in well before season starts (i.e. bring paddling gear in March/April, bring snow gear in September/October)
Must be in very good, gently used condition (or better), a current style with up-to-date technology, and item must be ready to use as-is with no repairs needed.
Must be clean with no pet hair or stains; sleeping bags and clothing must be freshly laundered with unscented detergents. Batteries must be included where applicable. Vehicle racks must include all parts. If we determine we must perform any repairs or cleaning beyond light dusting, a fee will be charged per item. Fees are as follows: Basic cleaning fee $1 / Off-site cleaning fee $2 / Battery replacement $.50.
Process In Store
Drop off your items any time during regular business hours, no appointment needed
Place all items in a bag with your name and phone number on the outside
We will sort through items briefly on the spot and send back items we know we can't take
Within 2 weeks we will complete a thorough inspection of your items. We'll give you the date by which you'll need to return and pick up items we decide not to take, or you can choose to have us donate them for you.
We'll complete consignment paperwork in the store, but if you'd prefer you can do it in advance here.
Pricing and Profit Sharing
We generally price items at 55-60% off the most recent retail price, +/- depending on condition and available inventory. If we discover a previously undisclosed flaw after accepting the item, we may reduce the price immediately without notice.
Items are discounted more each month. Seasonal items may be discounted at the end of each season. Off-season items, if accepted, may not begin price reductions until the proper season.
GearME reserves the right to discount items during promotional sale periods, or place items on clearance.
Updated policy: Once your item sells you will receive a percentage of the sale profit based on the item's original value.
Under $100 MSRP: 45% back, or 60% as store credit
$100 to $500 MSRP: 50% back, or 60% store credit
$500+ MSRP: 60% back, or 60% store credit
You can also elect to donate 50% of the sale price to one of the local non-profits on our donation list
Checks are available in-store upon request, but sellers must wait for the 3-day return period to pass before picking up a check. Store credit is available at any time. We can mail checks upon request for a $1 processing fee.
End of Consignment
Initial consignment period is 3 months, at which point the consignor has 7 days in which to retrieve items. After 7 days, GearME will have discretion to keep the item as store-owned property or donate it.
It is the seller's responsibility to keep track of the time frame and retrieve their item by the appropriate date. The seller will not be contacted at the end of the 3-month consignment period.
If you choose to pick up your expired items, please contact us in advance to gather everything before your arrival.
Items We Accept
GearME sells top quality second-hand equipment and clothing for outdoor adventures, team sports, and fitness. We sell only premier brands in very good or better condition. All equipment is taken in prior to each season, so it's important to check with us if you are unsure when to bring in your gear.
A note on skis: We only take skate skis or classic skis for in-track or backcountry. All classic skis must have up-to-date NNN or SNS bindings and a waxless (fish scale) base. We only accept wax skis if they are racing skis or skate skis. We cannot take alpine, telemark, or alpine touring ski equipment.
Outdoor Gear & Technical Apparel
Kayaks | Canoes | Stand Up Paddleboards | Paddles | PFDs | Paddling Accessories & Safety Gear | Tripping and Outfitting Equipment | Wetsuits/Dry Suits | Hiking Footwear | Water Sport Footwear | Technical Apparel | Tents | Sleeping Bags | Hammocks | Camp Kitchen | Technical Backpacks | Lighting | Climbing Shoes & Accessories | Pocket Knives & Multi-Tools | Sport Sunglasses | Binoculars | Vehicle Racks with Hardware | Bikes* | Fishing Gear | Hunting Accessories | Snowshoes | Nordic Skis (Classic, Skate, BC) | XC Ski and Snowshoe Poles | Alpine Ski Accessories (Poles & Goggles) | Snowboarding Equipment | Sleds | Ice Skates | Ice Climbing Hardware | Technical Outerwear | Kids' Technical Clothing and Outerwear | Child Carrier Backpacks | Child Bike Trailers | Kids' Bikes* | Balance Bikes | Lifestyle Apparel from Outdoor Brands |
Outdoor Equipment for Dogs
Sporting Goods & Fitness Equipment
Athletic Apparel: Quick-Dry Tops, Running Shorts,
Leggings, Practice Jerseys, Sport-Specific Apparel
Running & Cross-Training Shoes
Resistance Bands | Yoga Mats | Weights
Soccer: Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards
Field Hockey: Sticks, Cleats, Goggles, Shin Guards
Hockey: Pads, Sticks, Skates, Gloves
Football: Cleats, Pads, Footballs
Tennis Rackets | Disc Golf Discs & Goals
Golf: Clubs, Bags, Balls
Basketball: Shoes, Balls
Softball/Baseball: Gloves, Bats, Cleats, Gloves
Lacrosse: Sticks, Goggles, Cleats, Pads
We accept some mountain and road bikes. Your bike must be 100% road ready when it comes in the door. You must read the bike policy before bringing a bike in.
Brands We Love
At GearME we are big fans of the top outdoor brands. Below is a list of some of the brands we love, although there are too many to list. We are always happy to discover new brands, so if you have an item from a company not listed here, contact us and let us know about it.
Adidas | Aqua-Bound | Arc'teryx | Asolo | Astral | Athleta | Atlas | Bending Branches | BIC | Big Agnes | BioLite | Black Diamond | Boardworks | BOB | BOGs | Buck | Burley | Bushnell | Camelbak | Cascade Designs | Celestron | Chaco | Craft | Costa | Dagger | Dahon | Deuter | Fischer | Giant | GoPro | Grand Trunk | Gregory | GSI Outdoors | Helinox | Helly Hansen | Horny Toad/Toad & Co. | Hydro Flask | Hyperlite | Icebreaker | JetBoil | Julbo | Kamik | Kammok | Katadyn | Keen | Kelty | Klean Kanteen | Kokatat | Leatherman | LEKI | L.L.Bean | Lowa | | Lowe Alpine | Mammut | Marmot | Merrell | Mountain Hardware | Mountainsmith | MSR | Native Eyewear | Necky | Nemo | Nike | Nikon | North Face | NRS | Obermeyer | Oboz | Ocean Kayak | Old Town | Osprey | Outdoor Research | Patagonia | Pau Hana | Perception | Petzl | Prana | Princeton Tec | Reebok | Rossignol | Salomon | Sea to Summit | Sierra Designs | Smartwool | Sorel | Specialized | Sporthill | Spyder | Suncloud | Surley | Swiss Army | Swaravski | Swix | Therm-a-Rest | Thule | Trek | Tubbs | Under Armour | Vasque | We-no-nah | Werner | Wilderness Systems | Yakima | Yaktrax | YETI
Things We Don't Sell
(Sorry about your really old canoe, Dad. And those shorts.)
There are a few items and brands we generally won't take:
Casual clothing from fashion brands like Eddie Bauer, L.L.Bean, and Land's End (technical apparel is good) | Department store brands like Coleman tents, Champion, Ozark Trail, Eureka, Huffy, Mongoose, etc. | Items that are "vintage" in nature | Bike Parts | Bikes that cost less than $400 retail value ($150 for kids) | Downhill skis | Used safety equipment like helmets and climbing ropes, carabiners, & harnesses
As our business grows we would like to develop inventory in other areas. Let us know if there's something you'd like to see us carry in the future.