Outdoor Gear Exchange Consignment

Outdoor Gear Exchange Consignment

Consignment intake is paused until further notice.

9/19/22: We're working hard to receive and merchandise a large backlog of freshly-consigned gear and are unable to accept any new items on consignment at this time. We hope to restart intake in 1-2 weeks, check back on this page for updates.

Contact Us:

888-547-4327 | [email protected]

Outdoor Gear Exchange has an extensive selection of both used and new consignment gear. We pride ourself on our environmental stewardship, and our consignment program is an integral part of our environmental mission statement.

Table of Contents:

Current Item Acceptance List

Prepping Your Gear For Consignment

The Consignment Process

In-Store Consignment

Mail-in Consignment

How to check your consignment balance online

Using your consignment balance online

Consignment Policies

Pricing Policy

Price Change Policy

Payment Policy

Damaged/Stolen item policy

Our Donation Policy

The Charitable Grant Fund

Current Item Acceptance List

9/19/22: We're working hard to receive and merchandise a large backlog of freshly-consigned gear and are unable to accept any new items on consignment at this time. We hope to restart intake in 1-2 weeks.

* Contact us at [email protected] before bringing any bike or boat to consignment.
** Consignment acceptance is dependent on space available.
Seasonal Items Not Taking
  • Alpine Touring (AT) equipment
  • Alpine skis, snowboards, and alpine ski/snowboard boots
  • Alpine ski bindings
  • Snowboard bindings
  • Winter clothing and accessories (gloves, hats, etc.)
  • Camping equipment
  • All-season tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Internal frame/frameless backpacks
  • All-season clothing
  • Outdoor footwear
  • Gently used climbing hardgoods, such as cams and belay devices (we will not accept used softgoods such as ropes and harnesses due to safety concerns)
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmets (must be new with tags and/or box)
  • Modern headlamps
  • Stoves and cooking equipment
  • Pocket knives and multi-tools
  • Seasonal roof rack accessories (ski carriers during the winter season, kayak carriers during spring/summer)**
  • Bikes*
  • Kayaks, canoes, and SUPs*
  • Paddling clothing and accessories (No wetsuits or PFDs)
  • Bike accessories and apparel
  • Trail running shoes
  • Summer footwear (sandals, flip flops)
  • Summer apparel (shorts, technical shirts, hiking clothing)
  • Bathing suits and board shorts
  • Boat shoes (Sperry Top-Siders)
  • Casual shoes (Sneakers, Mary Janes, Clogs)
  • Road running shoes
  • Kids casual shoes/clothing
  • Intimate apparel
  • External frame backpacks
  • Superfeet
  • Cotton t-shirts/sweatshirts
  • Roof rack Fit Kits/Foot Packs
  • Fashion brands (J. Crew, American Eagle, Abercrombie, Old Navy, etc.)
  • Fleece
  • Most cotton pants and shorts

Prepare Your Gear Before Bringing it in

Footwear: Hiking Boots, Climbing Shoes, Sandals, Winter Boots

  • All footwear should be clean, please wipe down shoes with a wet cloth and scrub all visible dirt from the soles.
  • Smelly shoes cannot be sold, please remove insoles and wash them with soap and water, make sure they are dry before consigning.

Clothing: Jackets, Pants, Shirts

  • All zippers must be functional.
  • Please inspect all clothing to ensure they are free of stains and tears. All clothing must be washed prior to consigning.
  • Waterproof clothing should be washed with special detergents like Nikwax.

Camping Equipment: Backpacks, Tents, Sleeping Bags & Inflatable Pads

  • Make sure sleeping pads hold air, please inflate them and test before bringing them in.
  • Tents must include all parts and pieces, please set up your tent prior to consigning to make sure you have everything.
  • Backpacks should be free of tears, all buckles and zippers need to be in working order.

Winter Hardgoods: Skis, Snowboards, Boots, Bindings and Snowshoes

  • Ski hardgoods will need to be vetted by the service department prior to consignment, pictures can be sent to [email protected] to determine if you should bring them in for an assessment or if they are too old for consignment.
  • Ski base or top sheet damage will need to be repaired prior to consignment. We have a ski service department.
  • Ski boots should be less than 6 years old to qualify for consignment.
  • Ski bindings need to be indemnified and have all required hardware included.

Paddling: Kayaks, Canoes & Standup Paddleboards

  • We accept watercraft/boats seasonally and on a case-by-case basis. Please send pictures to [email protected] prior to carrying a bulky boat to consignment. Keep an eye out for our Bike & Boat swap each April.
  • We do not accept used PFD’s or wetsuits. Drytops, paddling clothing and watershoes are acceptable.

Bikes & Bike Parts

  • Bikes and bike parts need to be clean and in good working order. Please send pictures to [email protected] so we can confirm if we would accept it or not.
  • We do not accept worn out bike tires, acceptable bike tires must be like new.

The Consignment Process

We will accept consignment anytime during our regular business hours (no appointment needed!), but to keep consignment running smoothly, please try to arrive at least an hour before we close.

In-store consignment

Before arriving at the store:

  • Clean and assess your item(s) for wear, defects, and missing parts. Items must be "gently used" and not at the end of their lifetime in order to be considered for consignment. Any missing parts, heavy wear, or dirtiness will disqualify an item from being consigned.
  • Email [email protected] or call us with any questions you may have.
  • Compile a list of your items featuring:
    1. Brand
    2. Description of item
    3. The original MSRP
    4. How much you would like to sell the item for (max 80% of current retail price)

Consignment day:

  • You may come to the store anytime during store hours.
  • We will create an OGE customer account for you, or pull up your existing customer account.
  • You will decide whether or not you would like to support the Outdoor Gear Exchange Charitable Grant Fund with a percentage of your consignment profit.
  • Our employees will assess the condition of your gear. Important note: If you are consigning ski/snowboard hardgoods, first stop by the service department at the top of the stairs for an assessment. If you are consigning a tent, it will need to be set up with the help of an employee in order to fully assess its condition.
  • You and our employees will negotiate what price the gear will sell for.
  • You will sign a contractual agreement agreeing to our consignment policies (listed below).
  • You will receive a tutorial on how to check the current status of your consignment items and your account balance online.

After Consignment:

  • Your items will be tagged and merchandised on the sales floor.
  • Your items will hopefully sell! You may check your consignment balance anytime using your customer account number and your phone number/email address.
  • Your consignment credit will be paid out to your customer account for you to use at your leisure—it will never expire.
  • If your items do not sell after 2 months, the price of your items will be lowered. If they have not sold after 8 months, they will be donated to charity.

Mail-in Consignment

If a trip to Burlington is not convenient for you, you are welcome to mail in your consignment.

  • You are responsible for the cost of mailing items to us, and also for the cost of shipping back refused items. Otherwise, refused items will be donated.
  • Please email [email protected] a list of potential items (you may also include pictures of the items) to consignment staff prior to shipping to us. We may be able to rule some items out immediately, saving you money.
  • Items should be mailed to:
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Attn: Consignment
37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

  • Once we receive your items, we'll suggest pricing, write up a consignment contract, and email it to you for your final review and agreement.
  • To redeem your money, you may request to have a check mailed to you or you may spend your money online on our website.

How to check your consignment balance online

To check your consignment balance and currently consigned items online, click the consignment account login button at the top of this page. In order to log into your consignment account, you will need your unique OGE customer ID (printed on your consignment contract) and your phone number/email address. If you have misplaced your consignment contract and can't remember your OGE customer ID, contact our communication staff via phone, email, or live chat and we will be happy to look you up.

Using your consignment balance online

If you would like to use your consignment credit towards an online purchase, call us or send an email with your customer ID information to [email protected]. We will convert your credit into a gift card that you may use to check out online.

Consignment Policies

Pricing Policy

  • To price your items, you and our helpful staff will have a dialogue as to much the item should sell for at the time of consignment intake. In general, a good rule of thumb is to set the price at 50% of the item's current retail price, plus or minus some value dependent on the item's overall condition.
  • Brand-new items must be discounted a minimum of 20% off of their current retail price.
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange reserves the right to discount items up to 15% at any point during consignment sale periods. If an item sells during one of these sale periods you will be paid out as if your item sold for 10% off.

Price Change Policy

  • Items taken on consignment beginning March 1st, 2017 and onward may be reduced in price by Outdoor Gear Exchange after two months. Items taken before March 1st, 2017 remain subject to the original three month price reduction policy.
  • You may request to reduce the price of your items after two months. Requests for price adjustments or item removal may take up to two days to process.
  • If the price of an item becomes greater than 80% of its current retail price, Outdoor Gear Exchange reserves the right to lower the item's price at that time.

Payment Policy

  • You will receive 75% of the amount your item sold for in store credit or 65% in cash or check.
  • If you would like a check to be mailed to you, email [email protected] or call us.
  • You may request a check to be sent to you once your account reaches $50 or all of your items have sold.
  • Your credit will be stored on a personal Outdoor Gear Exchange customer account. You may use your credit either in-store or on our website.
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange will not contact you when your item sells.
  • There is a 12-day waiting period before payment becomes available to allow for potential returns.

Damaged/Stolen Item Policy

  • Outdoor Gear Exchange is not responsible for damages incurred while an item is on consignment.
  • Stolen items will be paid out at their lowest price (as if they sold at a 10% discount) after 12 days.

Our Donation Policy

The Charitable Grant Fund

OGE Charitable Grant Fund

Launched in October 2013, the Outdoor Gear Exchange Charitable Grant Fund was created to help us give back to our local and regional outdoor community. It is funded both through customer-donated money via their consignment accounts and OGE's own contributions. The Fund's goal is to help organizations achieve tangible improvements to land access and conservation.

To contribute to the Charitable Grant Fund, you may allocate a percentage of your entire consignment drop-off's profit—or a single item's—to go to the Fund at the time of consignment. Outdoor Gear Exchange will then match every dollar you contribute towards our charitable giving efforts. Grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations (non-profits or public school programs) following a seasonal application process. Learn more about projects we have funded here.