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Is it possible to sell old gear and not buy something new?

Poll Results: Is it possible to sell old gear and not buy something new?

 
  • 27% (10)
    Yes, normal people can do it
  • 70% (26)
    LOL...
  • 2% (1)
    My better half has the credit cards
37 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
It looks like I'll be able to sell some un-needed and seldom used skis.

But once I start selling on eBay, I'm forced to look at the gear that is listed for sale! Then I start checking what's available at Epic... and soon I've purchased more than I've sold!

OK, I have sold several pair... and I have not pulled the trigger on the new gear... yet... HELP!!

Is it possible to sell old gear and not buy something new?

Michael
post #2 of 17
Michael,

I look at it as a slow demo program. Some people can tell how a ski is in a couple of runs. It takes me a few days.

If I can keep my losses down around $100, it's (kind of) comparable to demoing.

Is it wrong if I'm thinking about buying 2 skis in the same category so I can compare them?

You just need to be a LITTLE quicker, so I don't have a good ski in a particular category before you start selling off your rejects!
post #3 of 17
Admitting you have a problem is the first step.
post #4 of 17
Who would buy "old" gear? If it is "old" ten the edges have been filed down to the core, the bases are transparent, and the bindings are petrified. It sounds more to me like you are talking about "slightly used" gear.

But, I guess you could sell something and not replace it... assuming you are planning on giving up that type of skiing.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Who would buy "old" gear? If it is "old" ten the edges have been filed down to the core, the bases are transparent, and the bindings are petrified. It sounds more to me like you are talking about "slightly used" gear.

But, I guess you could sell something and not replace it... assuming you are planning on giving up that type of skiing.
To me "old" gear is 2006 to 2008 gear with 3 to 15 days use...

Anything older than that is a "classic".

Michael
post #6 of 17
I am trying, but nobody is buying...
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post

Is it possible to sell old gear and not buy something new?
Not if I get payed via PayPal.
post #8 of 17
Thats just a silly question.
post #9 of 17
I didn't think that was allowed on Epic. Sell gear and not buy new gear? It does not make sense. One has to have some back up gear in case they break 3 or 4 pairs while out on a trip . Don't they?
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by lurking bear View Post
Michael,

I look at it as a slow demo program. Some people can tell how a ski is in a couple of runs. It takes me a few days.

If I can keep my losses down around $100, it's (kind of) comparable to demoing.

Is it wrong if I'm thinking about buying 2 skis in the same category so I can compare them?

You just need to be a LITTLE quicker, so I don't have a good ski in a particular category before you start selling off your rejects!
put it towards a MTB
post #11 of 17
A Motor Torpedo Boat? Sounds like fun
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
put it towards a MTB
Pugsly: http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html & http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/s...ley/index.html

The premise behind Pugsley’s design is the allowance of tires with a larger-than-average footprint. It was created to go where other bikes may flounder. Our frame and fork will accept 4" tires on 26" rims. The floatation and traction gained by using largevolume, low-pressure tires (we highly recommend the Surly Endomorph 3.7 tires) can get you over and through otherwiseunrideable terrain: ice, snow, sand, mud, wet rocks and roots. In many conditions, bigger is better.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
Pugsly: http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html & http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/s...ley/index.html

The premise behind Pugsley’s design is the allowance of tires with a larger-than-average footprint. It was created to go where other bikes may flounder. Our frame and fork will accept 4" tires on 26" rims. The floatation and traction gained by using largevolume, low-pressure tires (we highly recommend the Surly Endomorph 3.7 tires) can get you over and through otherwiseunrideable terrain: ice, snow, sand, mud, wet rocks and roots. In many conditions, bigger is better.
cool bike but IMO kinda of useless and too fringe(aka properitary/hard to find parts).

get a simple 29er hardtail like a karate monkey or Soma Flow. 4inch wide tires sound really cool till you relieze there is a law of diminishing returns on the wider is faster fact.
post #14 of 17
I regularly get rid of skis that are more than a few seasons old. We live in a pretty small place here in JH.

I am a jacket 'ho. I have an expensive jacket for just about every condition imaginable, for climbing skiing and cycling. This past summer, my wife talked me into throwing away (giving to the local thrift store) my first gore-tex jacket from 18 years ago. I had this old rag longer than I'd been married!

Did I ever wear it? No. Did i want to give it to the thrift store? No...

Go figure.
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
...OK, I have sold several pair... and I have not pulled the trigger on the new gear... yet... HELP!!

Is it possible to sell old gear and not buy something new?

Michael
Well, moderation is the key. I've sold 5 pair of skis in the last week plus 2 pair of bindings.

The ski buying mania got a grip on me Monday. Things can happen fast. My daughter needs an all-mountain ski for Utah & Colorado.

I bid on two skis in less than an hour.

Hobbes sniped me on a pair of Monster 78 with 8 seconds left ! They went for less than $330!

I then submitted an offer and won a pair of 169cm Atomic Nomad Crimson's : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170275736144

I feel better!

Michael
post #16 of 17
Come on, it's actually illegal to sell used gear and not buy new! It's my summer hobby......
post #17 of 17
I voted for "Yes, normal people can do it " because this is what normal people do .

I, on the other hand, first buy new gear, then try to sell old one .....
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