Give Your Gently Used Gear a Second Chance!
Consign With Us at Second Gear
Earn Money or Store Credit AND Help Your Community!
Your Gently Used Gear gets a New Life
You Receive Money or Store Credit
Local Nonprofits Benefit!
No Appointment Necessary for Consignment
Our Consignment Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-6:30pm and Sun 10am-5:30pm
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Consignment?
Consignment is a mutually beneficial partnership between you and Second Gear. We sell on your behalf, splitting the profits with you. Once your gently used outdoor gear or clothing are brought in, we go through each item one by one and check that it fits our criteria. Our team of industry professionals will establish a fair selling price for your items and neatly display them on our floor. Once your item sells, we either write you a check or credit you with store credit depending on your preference. With that being said, we do not buy anything flat out. There is also no appointment necessary for consignment. We have a 30 item limit for consignment.
Consignors receive 50% of an item’s selling price if receiving a check and 60% of an item’s selling price if receiving store credit. Second Gear sends checks to consignors each month for any items sold for “cash” in the previous month. The store strives to mail all consignment checks by the 10th of the month. Consignors selling items for store credit are credited 48 hours after an item sells. Consignors may access their account balances online, stop by the store, or call for your credit balance.
Pricing and Monthly Discounts:
Selling price is initially determined by Second Gear through research and current styles. Typically we price items 30 to 50% below their retail value depending on their condition and age, although pricing may vary. On the first of the month the selling price of consigned items are discounted by the following amounts: 0% during the first month or portion thereof, 10% during the second month, 25% during the third month and 50% during the fourth month. Second Gear reserves the right to reduce prices further for sales or other promotions.
Items for sale at Second Gear are the consignor’s until they sell or 150 days has expired. A consignor may also retrieve an item at any time. Second Gear may ask the consignor to retrieve any unsold items at any time. If the consignor fails to respond to Second Gear’s request to retrieve unsold items within 14 days, then the consigned items may be donated by Second Gear to the Haywood St Congregation, Asheville Survival Program, or another local nonprofit organization.
Second Gear allows returns on consigned items within a 48-hour period after purchase. Once an item has sold, it will enter a 48-hour “return period” to allow for returns. If the item is not returned, you will receive your portion of payment once the return period has ended. If the item is returned within 48 hours, it will appear back on your account and be available for sale once again. You can check on the status of your items by logging into your consignors account.
Any consigned item on the sales floor for 150 days becomes property of Second Gear. It is the responsibility of the consignor to retrieve unsold merchandise before 150 days have expired, as consignors will not be notified as the expiration date nears.
Second Gear sells retail and consigned outdoor adventure gear, apparel, footwear and accessories on a seasonal basis. We focus on the items you need to get outside and enjoy our local outdoor sports, such as mountain biking, cycling, camping/backpacking, climbing, paddling, and disc golf.
The brands we accept on consignment are the high quality outdoor brands you would find at any major outdoor retailer like REI, Patagonia, Arcteryx, The North Face, Outdoor Research, MSR, Prana, Black Diamond, Chaco, Keen and many, many others. If you have any questions on this please ask. We do our best to supply our store with current, functional gear and apparel, but this will be a case by case basis. Check out our weekly-updated Holds and Needs List to learn more about what we're currently looking for or not taking.
All items brought in for consignment must be clean (no dirt, no dog hair, no bad smells), gently used, and operational (bicycle tires hold air and brakes work, headlamps have batteries, camp stove will light, sleep pads hold air). All tents must be set up and stoves must be tested in the store. Sleeping pads will be tested overnight to ensure that they hold air. Second Gear has the right to refuse any item for any reason.
-Athletic Sports Ex. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Etc.
-Skis and Ski Equipment
-Vintage Clothes (No Old Labels)
-Vintage Apparel and Gear
-Hunting Gear and Clothing
-Fishing Gear or Clothing
-Big Name Brands or Department Store Brands (ie. Nike, Adidas, Walmart Brands, Etc).
Helmets Older Than 5 years old Bike Parts- Bike Tires, Wheels, Components, Seat Posts, Handlebars
-White Gas Stoves or Anything White Gas (Containers Okay)
-Weight Bearing Equipment Used Harnesses/Ropes/Carabiners (Unless New w/ Tag and Unused)
-No Mountaineering Boots/Gear/Crampons
No Diving Suits/Full or Shorty Wetsuits Only (NRS Farmer Jane/John Style 2/3mm Only)
-Used Water Filter Systems or Filters
-Big Name Brands or Department Store Brands
-Work Boots/Steel Toe No Waders
No. If you are looking for same day money for your items, you are better off at a pawn shop or another establishment. Selling your gear on consignment will take longer than an upfront sale, but you’ll usually receive more money for your items by consigning them instead of selling for cash on the spot.
Second Gear allows returns on consigned items within a 48-hour period after purchase. After 48 hours, the item will not be able to be returned as we have paid the consignor, but you have the ability to re-consign your item on your own account to regain some money back.