Individual Seller's Consignment - How It Works

 

The Sale - We call this a SWAP (people swapping old for new) but it is actually a Consignment Sale. This means convenience for the seller as you don't have to hang around trying to sell or trade your equipment. In the mean time, you can get to the ball game or whatever else is going on. We have a low consignment rate of 25%, you get 75% of the price. You can, of course also hang out at the swap and help out or look for something new or used to replace the items you are selling.

Pre-Registration - Oct 1 - Nov 6*

  • Registration remains open thru check-in Saturday morning but we will be printing these at Newport amongst 1 million other activities so may cause a wait queue for you to check-in.

  • Open a month prior to the swap ~ We have a secure web registration for your gear.

  • You register as a Individual Seller and then register all of your gear from any computer or tablet.
    *** Save your user id and password, you will need it again several times***

  • You click "I am done entering gear" and print your inventory list using the browsers print function
    and bring it when you come to Gear Drop-Off.

  • We will print the tags and volunteers will put them on your gear. 

  • **Checks will be mailed to the address provided so please double check that it is correct.**

 

Gear Drop-Off - Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 7-9 am ** These times only, NO early or late check-in ** 
School Buildings-Gear Check-In Location

  • Gear check-in is on the SOUTH side of Newport High School in the COMMONS both days

  • Individuals - Bring your ski and snowboard related gear

    • We will have registration PCs at the swap but it will be much faster for both of us if you do it before at home.  You will have to first register and then wait for us to print your gear tags.

    • We will pre-print sale bar-code labels.  We will attach them to your gear.

    • We will move the labeled gear out of the floor in the appropriate place. 

  • Bring only Ski or Snowboard related gear - hard goods (skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, racks, car top carriers, etc.), and soft goods (pants, jackets, fleece, gloves, bags, helmets, goggles).

  • Old, unsafe, dirty and otherwise unsaleable gear will be rejected.  Matched sets (pants/jackets, snowboard bindings/boots) need to be tagged separately as they always get separated during the sale and are then not tagged properly and therefore not saleable.
  • If you want to DONATE ALL sale proceeds to the Newport High PTA (Parent, Teacher Association), put Newport HS PTSA as the Last Name on the Online Gear Registration with no phone or address.

 

Unsold Equipment Pickup - Sunday 4-6  pm or Monday 10 am to 2 pm

 - Gear Sales status is on the Consignment page (Enter/Status Gear).

  • Check first to see if you even need to pickup gear. 

  • If there are items that you do not wish to pick up, please mark the equipment, "Donate" on the website Sunday evening or Monday morning. 

  • Please come on time, not early and not late. Please don't ask us for special favors -- get favors from family, friends, or neighbors. A bunch of volunteers have had 4 really really really big days and we have 10,000 items to account for and only a few volunteers to do all of this.

  • Issues must be submitted via email within 2 weeks after the Sale - Contact: SkiSwapHelp@gmail.com

 

Payment for Proceeds - Check Amount and Check status are on the Consignment page.

The swap has grown to a size that we simply can not properly do all the accounting and check writing by Pick-Up time on Sunday. We will we send your check soon after the swap.

  • If you don't pickup your inventory (or contact us), it will be sold or donated 2 weeks after the sale. 

  • If you have a payment or inventory issue, send Seller ID, your name, inventory number & equipment type to SkiSwapHelp@gmail.com

  • If you had "Not Found" item at pick-up or missed pick-up, check the website in 2-3 days. If it is shown as "Storage" then we found it.. 

  • If you want it, contact SkiSwapHelp@gmail.com for pickup. There will have two pickup days and we will notify you when and where.

Thank you for participating in our swap whether volunteering, buying, selling or all three. 
We do our very best to make this a great experience.  
The many volunteers also thank you for your patience and understanding.