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Old 01-22-2010, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone sell boards/bindings for profit on eBay?

Does anyone here have experience buying boards at the end of the season and selling them on eBay? I just sold my beginner deck and bindings, not thinking I'd get much out of them. They are the cheapest Ride deck and mid-range Ride bindings, each with about 15 days on them and still in great condition. Started the bidding for $40 and ended up getting over $300. Since I bought them cheap ($200 for the setup), I was able to ride them for a season, then resell them on eBay for a $100 profit. This is insane to me, since I posted my almost new Infinity-R on eBay for $300 starting bid and got zero interest on it.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone has any insight about what kind of gear sells and how best to sell online. Seems like it's pretty easy to make some extra cash if you know what you're doing...
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Don't assume this will always work... Consider yourself lucky.
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Don't assume this will always work... Consider yourself lucky.
Yeah, I certainly wouldn't use this as a business model. YOu might get lucky if you can find a popular size at super-steep discount late in the season, ride it a few times and sell next season when people are looking for slightly-used last-season decks.

I bought an x8 at sierra's 70% off sale and sold it because it was too small for me. I sold it at cost, probably could've gotten more for it on eBay but I wanted to move it now so I could buy another deck.

That's probably your best bet if you want to ride a lot of boards on a limited budget. Buy a good one at discount, ride it a few times and sell it at cost. Replace it with another deck. Lather, rinse & repeat.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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eBay is great for buyers and getting deals. For sellers, it's hit or miss and 9 times outta 10 it's miss especially after you consider the listing fees, selling fees, paypal fees, etc.
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Yeah, I was thinking it would probably be hit or miss as well. I was just so shocked that I got as much as I did out of that board. I wasn't thinking of riding a board for a season, then selling it. I just thought I could keep my eye out for hot deals (I bought two brand newbsets of bindings at REI for $25-$35 for example), then resell them later on for a mark-up (still new, if possible).

I've never tinkered much on eBay, which is why I was looking for advice. Thanks guys! I appreciate it...
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It's tough to do unless you really know the value for used boards and even then its hard to always make money. I used to buy and sell used and broken iphones on ebay. I would find them for cheap on craigslist or other internet forums, fix them up, and then sell them for profit. It worked for a while but ebay fees have risen a lot which makes it hard.
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ive sold about 15 things on ebay ranging from wakeboard bindings to mercedes benz hard tops and i can definitely say its a really unstable, unpredictable type of business environment. i've definitely benefited a lot more as a buyer than a seller on that site though; and yeah, their fees suck

on the other hand, i think you can pull a profit from snowboarding gear if you can get a brand name for a price you know is hard to find else where. For example, if you can get your hands on a burton custom with cartels for cheap, you'd be able to sell that and make a profit real easy because people search for that board on ebay...other boards & setups might be better but might also be more of a risk for profit
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i sold a pokemon card on ebay once for 30 bucks. just one card
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