deals on outdoor gear in Boulder

deals on outdoor gear in Boulder

Resorts Many resorts sell off their old rental skis and snowboards dirt cheap. If you’re still not sure you want to invest in uber expensive or nice gear, call the rental shop to see what kind of a deal you can get.

Craigslist Craigslist can be dicey, for any purchase. For skis, beware of sellers who cheap jerseys are convinced their used skis should still be worth what they paid for them brand new. They’re not. Haggle for a better price by pointing out what used gear shops are selling them for, and don’t be afraid to walk away. Most independent sellers would rather get rid of the item than stand firm on price, so keep that in mind.

Local clubs Join the listserv for CU clubs that fit your interest. For example, the CU cycling team members often sell off their gear via the email listserv before taking it to Craigslist. You get gear from people you trust, and you might be able to bribe them for a deal with beer or food.

T he savviest shoppers are those who are willing to dig through racks and bins of bargains for the cheapest, most useful and steaziest of gear.

To do all that takes a lot of patience and diligence. So we did it for you. Aren’t we nice?

When thinking about dropping hundreds or even thousands of dollars on new gear, consider another option.

And, check out these gear on the cheap hotspots around Boulder:

The Pro’s Closet

Where: 4939 N. Broadway Street 58, BoulderDeals: Up to 50 percent off retail

The Pro’s Closet buys overstock from retail bike shops, professional cyclists’ used gear, samples and consignment goods. The shop is the “world’s largest used cycling store on eBay,” says founder Nick Martin.

You can check out the selection online and then come into the store for a test drive, he added. No guesswork necessary.

“We’re the used car dealers of the bike industry,” Martin said.

They sell your gear for 90 days in the store, on their site, on Craigslist and on eBay, and you make a cut of the sale depending on the price of the item, anywhere from 50 to 70 percent.

The store also sells some new gear.

Boulder Sports Recycler

Where: 4949 Broadway Street 113, BoulderDeals: 30 to 40 percent off retail

These guys have a badass no bargaining and no cell phones policy. Don’t haggle with them, bro. And shut off your damn phone.

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