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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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Selling older equipment

This is probably a silly question but I thought I would ask anyway.

I have older equipment that was purchased I believe in 1998, it belonged to someone I know. The entire thing (boots, bindings and board) was used once and is in perfect condition. There isn't a scratch or scuff on it. The board is a Burton Floater 167 and the bindings and boots are Burton as well (I don't remember the series/models off hand).

I'm just looking for opinions on whether or not the equipment would have any value or be a desirable purchase. I will never make use of the equipment and it is sitting in my basement. I realize if it is worth anything at all it probably won't be much but better to get something out of it than just let it sit around. Any estimation on what it might be worth would be appreciated as well. I can check the model of boots and bindings and update if necessary.

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I realize if it is worth anything at all it probably won't be much but better to get something out of it than just let it sit around.
you know what would be even better than that? giving it away! not only would your brownie points go up, but you'd feel good about it too...and the person you give it to will feel good, too! it's a win/win situation!

cuz for real, if it's not some kind of collector's piece, it's probably worth less than the gum i'm chewing on right now. '98 was a while ago, they've come a long way since then in style & performance. so yeah, find some kid whose parents don't buy them shit & gift it to them. you may just create the next terje haakenson in doing so!
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you know what would be even better than that? giving it away! not only would your brownie points go up, but you'd feel good about it too...and the person you give it to will feel good, too! it's a win/win situation!

cuz for real, if it's not some kind of collector's piece, it's probably worth less than the gum i'm chewing on right now. '98 was a while ago, they've come a long way since then in style & performance. so yeah, find some kid whose parents don't buy them shit & gift it to them. you may just create the next terje haakenson in doing so!
Dammit NRG, can't you ever be a selfish consumerist? Kidding!

I dunno about where you are oshae but here in BC the province runs a program to get every 5th grader either skiing or snowboarding by offering a free season's pass to a local mountain and funding school trips. I imagine that other provinces and states have some similar program, and I'm sure there's a less priveleged kid somewhere to whom your cast-off board would be the bee's knees! And anyway, NRG's totally right -- your 98 board won't be worth much so you might as well earn some good karma instead.
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Dammit NRG, can't you ever be a selfish consumerist? Kidding!

nah, there's too much love to be keeping all to myself. gotta pass that bitch around & let everyone get some!
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Dammit NRG, can't you ever be a selfish consumerist? Kidding!

I dunno about where you are oshae but here in BC the province runs a program to get every 5th grader either skiing or snowboarding by offering a free season's pass to a local mountain and funding school trips. I imagine that other provinces and states have some similar program, and I'm sure there's a less priveleged kid somewhere to whom your cast-off board would be the bee's knees! And anyway, NRG's totally right -- your 98 board won't be worth much so you might as well earn some good karma instead.
Now you're talking about spreading the lift-ticket wealth??!!! SOCIALIST PIG!!!!!
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If you can donate your old gear, do it. However, if you really want to try and sell it, post it on Craig's list or Kijijii. Both are free so you have nothing to lose.
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Donating it would be pretty cool for someone to get. If you're going to sell it, drop it all for $50 or something, more or less giving away a setup for someone to learn. Or some shops have trade in programs, again they won't give you much, but getting $50 towards some new gear is always good.
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When I was new, I bought a circa-1998 Rossi setup for $25 w/ a free newish K2 helmet.
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