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Consignment Policies

Preparing Items for Consignment

  • First ask yourself, "Would I sell 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 the 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 $2 / Off-site cleaning fee $4 / Battery replacement $.50. 

UPDATED Required Consignment Drop-Off Process

Due to the growing quantity of drop-offs we have changed our intake process to an appointment-based system. We will also be more selective about the items we take, focusing more resolutely on top brands and current styles.

Please note: We'll begin limiting the L.L.Bean items we accept, taking only their higher-end or technical items.

  • You have two options for how and when to drop off items:

    • Book an appointment online (not by phone). We'll do a thorough inspection of your items during the appointment and let you know what we'll keep. You can go home with the rest, along with an itemized list of what we accepted. ​ 

    • Drop-and-run with donation of declined items. You should use this option only if you'd like us to donate everything we decide not to take. We'll look through everything within a few days and decide which items we'll keep.

      • Anything we decide not to take will be donated without delay. We are not able to retain or store those items or your bins/boxes for later pick-up.

      • You will not receive an itemized list of the items we take, although you will eventually be able to see the list of kept items in your consignor account once items are processed.

      • Your items will not be part of the primary queue for check-in, but will be processed as soon as we are able.

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.

  • Once your item sells you will receive a percentage of the sale profit based on the item's original value. 

    • Under $500 MSRP:  45% back, or 60% as store credit

    • $500+ MSRP:  55% back, or 60% store credit

  • Checks are available in-store upon request, but sellers must wait for the 3-day return period to pass before picking up a check. Checks are generally not available on weekends except with advance request. Store credit is available at any time. We can mail checks upon request for a $1 processing fee.

  • NEW: If you'd like, you may book a check pick-up appointment online (not by phone). Select a date on which you'd like to pick up your consignment check, and we'll have it printed and ready for you. 

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.

  • Payout checks must be picked up within one year of the most recent expiration date. Beyond that point, the payout is converted to store credit for use in the store.


Items We Accept

GearME sells top quality second-hand outdoor gear and apparel for outdoor adventures. 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 bikes: Our new insurance policy does not cover bikes, so at this time we

cannot take them. We're looking for a new policy!

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.

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 | Fishing Gear | Hunting Accessories | Snowshoes | Ice Skates

Nordic Skis (Classic, Skate, BC) | XC Ski and Snowshoe Poles | Snowboarding Equipment

Alpine Ski Accessories (Poles & Goggles) | Sleds | Ice Climbing Hardware | Technical Outerwear 

Fitness Apparel and Small Equipment | Kids' Technical Clothing and Outerwear

Casual Apparel from some Outdoor Brands | Pet Gear

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 | 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 | Stio | 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 | Sporting goods like golf clubs, hockey pads, tennis rackets, etc. | Bike Parts | Bikes (due to our insurance policy) | Downhill skis | Used safety equipment like helmets and climbing ropes, carabiners, & harnesses 

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