What is Cairngorm Ski Club Snowsports Equipment Sale?
The Cairngorm Ski Club Sale is an important event of the local ski calendar. It’s a chance to buy and sell second hand and new, ski and snowboard equipment and clothing. There is usually a wide range of equipment to suit all budgets. It is on Saturday the 8th November 2014 at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club in Aviemore. The sale is run entirely by volunteers.
You can sell second hand and new ski and snowboard equipment and clothing. Some try their luck with other outdoor gear. When deciding what to sell it’s worth asking yourself, “Would I buy this?” It’s not the Antique Road Show! Everyone who wishes to mount a pair of old skinny skis on a bar or bedroom wall already seems to have a pair, therefore old skinny skis don’t sell well. However you can try your hand at selling anything as long as you pick it up if it’s not sold. Goods for sale should be dropped in between 9 am and 1:30 pm. Items are detailed, listed and tagged then placed on the sale floor by helpers. It costs £3.00 to enter each 20 items or less, with no upper limit on the number of items you can enter. The minimum price for goods is £6, less than this and we'll accept the item as a donation.
The club accepts donations of ski or snowboard equipment and clothing. These should be handed in between 9am and 1:30 pm.Donations are sold with all proceeds going to he club and if donations do not sell the club disposes of them.We reserve the right to decline donations we think are very unlikely to sell but will accept almost any equipment.
The sale is between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. A queue develops before doors open at 3:30pm. It costs 50 pence per adult, children are free. You pick what you wish to buy and take the items to check out. Please do not hoard items you do not intend to buy. Payment is by cash or cheque only. In the past there has been a large queue to pay but an increased number of sales desk now means the queue moves quickly.
Between 7:15 and 8:30 pm sellers can pick up their unsold items and collect their money. Changes for 2014 should ensure payout is quicker than before. Unsold items not picked up will be disposed of. 15% of sale price is retained by Cairngorm Ski Club to cover the cost of the sale and subsidise the club’s ski training programme.