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Buying & Selling Used Snowboards on Sendy - Q&A

How do I sell my snowboard on SENDY?

When it's time to sell your snowboard, depending on where you live, you may be able to sell your snowboards locally via a local site like Craigslist or Nextdoor, a ski swap, consignment store, or even a pawnshop, but not everybody has the time to go meet up with potential buyers in person, and sometimes that can be risky for a number of reasons - and maybe people in your area are not looking for your super sick board, but someone is Aspen or Tahoe or Arizona, is for example.  Sendy is the best place to sell your used snowboard and snowboard gear because it reaches potential customers all across North America.  Simply set a up gear profile in the Sendy app with video, pictures, and descriptions, and it will post to the feed of users who are specifically looking for snowboards to buy.  Once they have seen your snowboard, they can ask questions, make a comment, buy it, or make an offer on it.  When they decide to buy it,  just ship it to them via UPS  Once they receive it, you get paid.  The snowboard will stay in their Gear Garage so when they are ready to sell it, they just can just flip a button it to Sell, and the process starts over again.  And, you can check your feed to find your new gently used snowboard at a great price from a great person, just like you!   Everybody likes when they can get a sale price on a great snowboard!

What is the right price to list my snowboard for sale?

It's time to sell you snowboard online! How much is it worth?  The first place to start with selling your second hand snowboard is to know the price that was paid for it when it was new, and if there are any other components coming with it or any upgrades made to it.  Are you just selling your beloved used snowboard or are you gonna part with those sick bindings you perfectly picked out to match it?   Start with the total retail price, then look at how old or how many seasons it was used, and how hard or gentle you used it, and if it was serviced or tuned up regularly along the way.  Sometimes people buy a snowboard and only use it a few times and then realize snowboarding is not for them them or they just want to sell it and try a different shape or size but don't want to keep a garage full of gear - and it just makes sense to pass that board along and use the cash toward that new dream board. Ok, cool, you kept good care of it, so fair enough to take the retail price and give a nice 20-30% discount and start there.  For example with a used car,  depreciation begins as soon as you drive off the lot and the value decreases 20% to 30% by the end of the first year.  From years 2-6, depreciation ranges from 15% to 18% per year.  It's not apples to apples but it's a good barometer.  If your snowboard has had significant damage to it or has delaminated, be honest and show it in the pictures and description.   You don't get paid until the buyer confirms it's what you sold them.  Sendy isn't the place to try to scam someone.  A potential buyer can make an offer that's below your price if they like the product but they think you are asking too much. It's up to you to decide if you want to accept or not, or make a counter offer.  Eventually, once a price is agreed upon, then that's the "right price".   You will have better luck if you just price the used snowboard at a fair price, usually the price you yourself would pay for it.  Also keep in mind, some snowboards are collectors items, hard to find brands, unique styles or fits, so adjust accordingly. Burton, 686, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones Snowboards, Arbor, Adidas, Spring Break, Gnu, Union Binding Co are just to name a few of the most popular snowboard brands.

How do I sell my used snowboards quickly?

So, you are a big time boarder and buy a new board every year, and your quiver is getting full, or you changed your boarding style, regardless, it's time to part with some of them. Start by cleaning up your board and fixing any damage.  Sendy focuses on video as well as pictures so we recommend you do both.  Take a comprehensive video tour of your snowboard with adequate lighting on a high contrast background, a blank white background is generally best.  Feel free to narrate the video as you take the time to pan over every edge of the board, the tail, the nose, top and bottom.  Point out any flaws, be honest, it's used or 'gently loved' as we like to say, so don't be shy, just give that board it's proper 15-30 seconds of fame.  When making the rest of your listing, be as accurate and informational as possible.  Don't just say "Burton Board", say "Men's Burton Custom X Camber Snowboard with Malavita EST Snowboard Binding".  You should also say if it's for beginners or experts, and if it's and all mountain, half-pipe or pure pow board for example, and how many seasons you used it.  You might also share some fun stories about which resorts you used the board at, the biggest jump you ever took on it, or the thickest powder day you had on it.  The more specific you can be about the snowboard and communicate the vibe, the better chance you have of finding a buyer.  Show the love! And lastly, figure out the right price, which for your convenience, we also have some guidance on that.

What is the right price to list my snowboard for sale?

Sometimes it makes sense to sell a whole package of gear such as for kids snowboards.  You might want to sell the used snowboard with bindings, and boots, and maybe even the rest of the gear that goes with it like pants/bib, helmet, goggles, and other gear your kid just outgrew.  You can bundle it all up and make someone a great deal on Sendy.  You can also took to buy a snowboard set like this for your kids for the next season.  You can also follow people on Sendy who have kids that are slightly older than yours, and who snowboard or ski, so you see their gear as soon as they post it. Good Luck and have fun getting prepared for this winter! 

When is the right time to sell my used snowboard and gear?

Really anytime if you are not using it or if you have already bought your new snowboard.  Otherwise, after you have finished for the season and waxed your board to protect it from the elements, go ahead and list it.   People are always looking for a good deal on a second hand snowboard and snowboard gear, so why not list it on Sendy now!  If you want to sell it faster, just drop the price down, or if there is no timeline, you can list it and wait, and adjust over time if needed.  Some snowboard brands are hard to find, or the exact size or shape that someone wants might be hard to find and they might just be looking for yours now.  Post it, Sell it, Send it.  

Should I fix up my used snowboard before selling it?

Not a bad idea to have your board in a good rideable condition before you sell it on Sendy.  Get a tune up at local shop, or if you have the skills, check the plastic base, fix/fill gouges, wax it, you know the drill. Windex is good enough to clean the top sheet.  Check the inserts, and note any that don't thread in smoothly with the screws by hand (not w/ power driver!). If selling with bindings, check bolts, straps, footpads, highbacks. If something is cracked or beat, note it so they buyer is aware!  Remember, we are a community of outdoor enthusiasts, stoke out your crew, and don't be a kook.

What's the difference between an expensive snowboard and a mediocre one?

There are some major differences in board quality. Things like performance level, durability, conditions (ice or powder), weight, and easy of tricks and turning all depend on the board, and generally speaking higher quality boards are more expensive.  First, if you are new to snowboarding, you don't need the most expensive one, just one that works till you really get the hang of it.  Once you are shralping the gnar, you can upgrade to one that handles better.  You might find you like the terrain parks for tricks or are an all mountain rider, or just like pow!  Each board is crafted for a specific style, and some are 'all around'.  Once you know what you are looking for, sometimes they are hard to find in the exact size so Sendy can help there!   When it comes to bindings, remember, this is what's keeping your feet attached to the board, so if you are going to go hard, you will want bindings that are durable and comfortable and responsive.  An investment in nicer, more responsive bindings will generally pay off in more control, and bindings can be remounted across multiple boards if you ultimately upgrade or switch.

What kind of damage should I be looking for on a used snowboard?

When buying a used snowboard make sure you check for damage.  Here's what to look at:
Cracked or damaged sidewalls: Check for cracks in the sidewall.

Cracked edges: Look for cracks in the edges, especially in the middle of the board, where the board takes the most impact on the rails. 

Split Topsheet:  This is mostly cosmetic damage, and can be fixed at home or in a ski repair shop.
Sidewalls splitting or separating from the base or topsheet: Check for any gap between the sidewall and the edge, or the sidewall and the topsheet.
Damage in the base, scratches and core shots: Scratches and core shots in the base of boards can be fixed, so don't worry too much about it, but maybe have the seller repair it first, or ask for a discount so you can get it repaired at a local shop.

Core damage: Look for any lumps or cracks, especially around the outside of the bindings on the nose and tail.

What's my skill level?
Beginner - Intermediate: You are still learning the basics and ride once or twice a year.  You ride mainly on groomers and hit some little jumps here and there.  You are on the right track!


Advanced: You ride regularly and are comfortable on most slopes and types of snow: corn snow, powder, and ice.   You look pretty good out there, and can ride switch foot, and hit the half pipe and weave through tree lines.


Expert: You have great technique and can pretty much tackle any anything on or off the mountain, and every kind of snow. You look for cornices and rock faces to jump off.  You hike to the highest peaks for powder.  People point at you from the chairlift and shout "Send it!".

 

Next Level: You jump out of helicopters and snow cats and snowmobiling into the back country is your jam!  You crush it, you know it, and you are super humble about it!

 

Can I just sell my snowboard but not the bindings?

Sure!  You can sell your used snowboard bindings on their own as well.  If you love those bindings, but just want to upgrade you board, then sell the board, keep the bindings, and buy a new board on Sendy!   Same for other used gear.  And yes, you can also make a snowboard gear package with board, bindings, helmet, jacket, all of it...  Someone might make you an offer to just buy most of it, then you could sell the rest individually or decide what do to do with it from there.  Kids sets are perfect for this because they usually progress in their snowboarding style and they get bigger, so just keep selling and buying packages with all the needed gear on Sendy, year after year.

Why should I buy a used snowboard vs new?

With Sendy, you can save up to 50% OFF the best selection used Snowboards. New Snowboards are expensive, and that's cool, but not everyone needs a brand new one, and sometimes you want to have more than one.  Go ahead and get a smoking deal on a 2 or 3 year board from a brand you wanted to try, and start building your dream snowboard quiver with all types of boards for different snow conditions or terrain.  You'll never be bummed to have options when you roll in and conditions changed overnight.  Why not save 30%, 40%, 50%, or more on a used snowboard that is going to work just great and give you great options.  Set up your Sendy feed with the brands and sizes you want, and just wait for them to come to you.

What are some of the most popular Snowboard brands I should look for?

686 | adidas | Airhole | Analog | Anon | Arbor | Atrip | Bataleon | Bent Metal | Billabong | Bonfire | Burton| CAPiTA | Coal | Crab Grab | DaKine | Dang | DC | Deeluxe | Dinosaurs Will Die | DJI | Dragon | Drake | Dupraz | Electric | Endeavor | Flow | Giro | Gnu | GoPro | Head | Holden | Homeschool | Horsefeathers | Jones | K2 | Kemper | Korua | Lib Tech | Lifeproof | Lobster | Mammut | Mizu | Neff | Never Summer | Nidecker | Nikita | Nitro | Nixon | Northwave | NOW | O’Neill | Oakley | Patagonia | Picture | POW | Protest | Quiksilver | Ride | Rip Curl  | Rome | Roxy | Salomon | Sessions | Skullcandy | Slash | Smith | SP Bindings | SP Gadgets | Spark R&D | Switchback | The North Face | ThirtyTwo | Transform | Union | Vans | Vimana | Volcom | WearColour | WEST | Westbeach | YES