2019 Spring Swap Information
Sell. Shop. Swap.
You can sell gear from any season of the year, provided it meets our standards below. All gear will be safety checked before it is allowed in the Swap and Alpine Shop reserves the right to refuse any items for any reason we see fit.
What Can I Sell?
By CATEGORY, the listing below indicates the gear and clothing we will accept in this year's Swap: (if you don’t see it below, we won’t accept it. Sorry!)
CAMPING: Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Camp Furniture, Camp Stoves, Camp Lanterns & Cooking Kits.
CLOTHING: We will accept all clothing for men, women and children from manufacturers that Alpine Shop has carried in our stores during the last three years. (Excluding underwear, gloves and socks.) For brands other than those that Alpine Shop has carried, we will ONLY accept technical outerwear pieces. This includes: Winter Coats, Ski/Board Pants, Rain Jackets, Rain Pants, Fleece Jackets & Fleece Pullovers. No exceptions.
CYCLING: Complete Bikes, Cycling Apparel, Bike Trailers. (No separate bike components. No shoes. No helmets.)
PADDLE: Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Paddles, PFDs, Dry Suits/Dry Tops or Bottoms, Wet Suits.
RACKS: Trailer Hitch & Trunk Mount Racks, All Rack Accessories. (We will not accept components for attaching a rack to the roof of a vehicle.)
SNOWSPORTS: Alpine Skis or Snowboards (less than 7 years old), Ski boots, Snowboard Boots and Bindings. (No cross country skis or boots.)
STROLLERS: Jog strollers only.
Limits: Each customer is limited to selling a total of 10 items that are individually priced under $200. Additional items will be charged $1 each. No limit on items over $200.
How Do I Sell My Used Gear and Clothing?
1. Download and print this two-page form. Fill it out as best you can before you come to Alpine Shop Kirkwood or Columbia. This will save everyone a whole lot of time!
2: Bring the items you’re looking to sell and your completed paperwork to the shop you plan on selling starting Saturday, April 20 through Thursday, April 25. (All Alpine Shop locations will be closed Sunday, April 21.) Check-in times are Noon to 8 pm at our Kirkwood location. Our Columbia location wil accept goods between Noon and 6 pm.
3. Complete any remaining information on the contract. Don't know what to price an item? We will assist you as best we can. Please remember, this is a swap event. Most sales occur on items priced around or below 50% of general retail prices.
4: Sit back and wait for your product to sell. (Or shop for some great stuff for yourself!)
How Much Do I Get Paid?
Depending on the price you set for your goods, you can earn a certain percentage of the sales price back in either Alpine Shop store credit or a check:
1. Swap Goods with a final sale price of under $199.99 earn either 70% of the final sales price in store credit or 50% of the sales price in a check.
2. Swap Goods with a final sale price of $200 or higher earn 80% of the final sales price in store credit or 60% in check.
We will begin writing checks and issuing credits at 10 am on Tuesday, April 30. Please do not request payment before then. You have until close of business on Wednesday, May 1 to claim your payment (and any unsold items) in the store. Any unclaimed payments after that date will be mailed in the form of either store-credit or check (depending on which you indicate at registration) to the address you provided us during check-in. You can expect to receive payment in the mail by Friday, May 17.
What if my stuff doesn't sell?
We ask you to please pick up any items that fail to sell by store-close on Wed. May 1. Items not picked up by that time will be donated to a charity of our choosing. Please understand, we do not have room to store your gear once the tent is down.
Deals Are Great, But I'm Looking for Something New
Alpine Shop will have new gear sales going on throughout every department in our stores from Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 28.
The one main advantage to buying new: New gear from Alpine Shop nearly always comes from a brand with a lifetime warranty. You'll have peace of mind knowing the clothing and gear you purchase will last for years - or we'll make it right.
Ready to Shop the Swap?
Hours are as follows for Swap shopping:
Friday, April 26:
New gear sales will be start at 10 am. All Alpine Shop locations close at 4 pm on this night. Kirkwood and Columbia re-open at 6 pm with the opening of the Swap.
Kirkwood Swap hours: 6 pm - 10 pm. Please note, there is a $5 entrance fee in Kirkwood for everyone 13 years or older on this night ONLY. All proceeds go to St. Louis BikeWorks.
Columbia Swap Hours: 6 pm – 8 pm. No entrance fee.
Saturday, April 27- Sunday April 28:
Swap continues during normal store hours for FREE all the way through store close on Sunday. On Sunday, Swap goods with a red Alpine Shop logo (see right) on their tag will be discounted 20% off the asking price.