What: Sell your sporting equipment/gear

Commissions & fees: 13%

Husl $core: $$$

Where: National


GearTrade is highly reviewed by people who want to buy lightly used or remainder sporting equipment, but seller reviews are not as positive. Some have maintained that the site is not prompt in paying; others maintain that they have little clout if a customer complains. But complaints are not pervasive and the site’s narrow niche may make it a good place to sell items that only another sports enthusiast could fully appreciate. That said, there are probably better places to sell your ski jacket and powder pants including old favorite sites such as eBay and CraigsList. However, because listing is free, it’s easy to list with all three — as well as with direct competitor Sideline Swap.

What their users say:

I just recently sold something and had it shipped and the buyer hasn’t TAKEN possession, they attempted to deliver and left notice. I called the post office they tell me the item has to sit for 15 days and then they will return it to me and it will take about 5 days to get back to me, it’s now going on day 6 that the item has sat, so I will have 20 plus days of a pair of skis gone and out $60.00 in shipping fees, no response from Geartrade on this matter, but to wait, great place to buy from, but I’ll never sell again

Might be a good place to buy items, but think twice before trying to sell anything. Buyer received my item 5 days ago, still no word about payment…**Update**Their policy states that the buyer has 72 hours to inspect the item before payment is sent. In any case, 8 days have passed and I have yet to see any kind of payment.**Update**Today is February 16th, and I have yet to see any kind of payment for the item I shipped in good faith. I will give it 24 hours before I report the item as stolen to my local police department. It has been 19 days since I shipped it.

“Buyer lied about the condition of a product I sold on the site. There’s no way to disapprove it once it’s in the buyer’s possession. I asked for it be returned to me and the sale canceled, but GearTrade never pushed it with the buyer. So I got stuck with a bad review that weighed heavily on my trust rating. They take 13% of your profit. I have had far better luck selling on eBay and Craigslist.com. This outfit is sketch.”

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