2018 Co-op Member Used Gear Swap

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It’s time to get what you need, and sell what you don’t.

If you’re adding outdoor gear to your wish list (of course you are), don’t miss our Used Gear Swaps. Join us on October 27th from 10am to 1pm at one of the 11 events to buy, sell, trade and maybe even haggle for the gear that catches your eye. Used gear is a win/win. It’s easier on the wallet and you’re saving gear from dusty days in the garage and, eventually, the landfill.

This is a free members-only event, but if you’re not a member, not to worry—$20 gets you a lifetime of benefits.  Become a member today and we’ll see you at a swap in October.

Click your city’s link for more information on the event:

As a reminder, if you’re a member attending the event (not selling at the event), you don’t need to register.

If you’re not able to attend a swap, you can access used gear online.

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Have more questions about the events? Check out the FAQs below.


Event FAQs

Do I need to register for this event?

You only need to register if you intend on selling at the Used Gear Swap. You do not need to register to attend this event as a buyer. This is, however an REI Member-only event. Not a member? Become a lifetime member for just $20!

To register for a sellers tables at your local location, click on your location-specific event page above and in “related links” you will find the “SELLERS REGISTER HERE” link that will take you to the seller-specific page for your location. This is where you can register for you sellers table.

Is it like a REI garage sale?

REI will not be selling anything onsite or processing any sales. We’re simply providing a platform for the outdoor community to sell their used stuff to one another.

What can people sell?

Human-powered outdoor recreation items. Bikes (& e-bikes), skis, boats, tents, packs, stoves, flashlights, etc. The gear should be in decent condition and working order.

What can people not sell?

Guns, knives, or anything that would be considered a weapon. Motorized items. No load-bearing rock climbing equipment. No helmets. We reserve the right to review and ask that an item be removed from the swap.

How can I pay for items?

All transactions are peer-to-peer. Payment method will depend on vendor. Some may accept digital payment methods, though most will likely be cash-only.

Can I donate items if I’m unable to see them?

Yes! We will be partnering with local outdoor non-profits to collect unsold used gear to help others get into the outdoors.

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