The consignment model is based on our partnership with you, and we share revenue when your items sell. Consignors can sell items to receive store credit or payment in the form of a check. High Tor writes checks to consignors each month for any items sold in the previous month. Checks over $20 will be mailed out to consignors by the 15th of each month. Any checks under $20 are available for pick up in the shop or paid per request of consignor. Consignors selling items for store credit are credited as soon as an item sells. We use an online system that allows you to sign in, track your sales, and view your payouts.
Donation: Items that are estimated to retail under $10
50/50 Split: Choose to sell your items for store credit and receive 50% of the selling price
25/75 Split: Choose to sell your items for a check and receive 25% of the selling price
$175 and up: Rates will be negotiated with a store manager
Pricing: High Tor Gear Exchange prices your items based on our experience selling similar items in a similar condition. Pricing is prioritized based on seasonality of items being consigned, as well as demand. The pricing of your item(s) could take several days depending on current supply of items to be priced as well as seasonality of items to be consigned.
Consignment Period: The consignment period is 120 days. Items for sale at High Tor Gear Exchange are owned by the consignor until they sell or 120 days has expired. The consignment period begins when items are priced and placed on the store floor (not when items are dropped off). It is the responsibility of the consignor to retrieve unsold merchandise before 120 days have expired, as consignors will not be notified as the expiration date nears. We may ask the consignor to retrieve any unsold items at any time. If the consignor fails to respond to High Tor's request to retrieve unsold items within 14 days, the consigned items may be donated.
Consignment Period Monthly Discounts: If an item has not sold within 30 days, in the most instances that item is automatically discounted by 10%, and discounted an additional 10% every 30 days thereafter. For example, if an item hasn’t sold after 30 days it will be discounted by 10%, if it hasn’t sold after 60 days it will be discounted by 20%, and so on. High Tor Gear Exchange reserves the right to reduce prices at any time for sales or other promotions.
Seasonal Item Acceptance: High Tor Gear Exchange accepts items year-round and reserves the right to deny acceptance or withhold any out-of-season items (dependent on space availability) from the store floor until items accepted are determined to be in season. If consignors wish to consign out-of-season items, the consignment period of 120 days will not begin until the item is priced and placed on the retail store floor. During the time out-of-season items are withheld from the store floor, items will not be logged and viewable in the online consignor portal.
Additional Terms: A 3% fee will be added to the price of all items to cover credit card processing fees and the mailing costs of consignor statements and checks. High Tor Gear Exchange will show respect and care for consigned items. In the event of damage or loss due to theft, fire, water, vandalism, negligent handling by customers, or other adverse events, our liability is limited to the most recent list price of the item minus our commission.
What does the consignment process look like?
The process begins when you bring your clean outdoor gear and clothing into the shop. If you have not consigned with us before you will sign up as a consignor and sign off on High Tor’s consignment terms. We then look through your items to determine which products we are able to accept. Items that are estimated to retail under $10 will be donated to become store inventory and help support High Tor’s Mission. Items determined to not be a good fit regardless of retail price will be placed in the free bin, donated to Goodwill, Salvation Army, recycled, or discarded. If you have questions about what we can and can not accept please call us at 434.260.4026, or stop by the store.
How will I get paid?
We will send you a check (monthly) or give you store credit (available anytime) for your percentage of the sale. We use an online system that allows you to sign in and track your sales, and to view your payouts. If you are curious or have questions, please call us or come by the shop!
Retrieving unsold items
You are also welcome to pick up your item(s) anytime, for any reason, if they have not already sold, or been donated.
GEAR AND CLOTHING WE prefer to ACCEPT
In-season outdoor men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes, rain jackets, ski jackets and outdoor winter coats, hiking boots, trail running shoes, climbing shoes, backpacks, stuff sacks, tents, tarps, camping hammocks, sleeping bags and mats, trekking poles, camping chairs, camping stoves, cookware, water bottles (stainless steel, Nalgene, Camelbak, Hydroflask, etc.), water filters, knives and utility gear, headlamps and camping lanterns, bear canisters, bikes, cycling accessories, disc golf discs and equipment, cross-country skis, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs). Any ski equipment must be backcountry oriented and of an All-Terrain or Telemark style. No inbounds/resort oriented downhill ski boots/bindings will be accepted.
* Items must be clean.
GEAR WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Used protective gear (ATCs, harnesses, ropes, fall arresters, ascenders, cams, etc), protective helmets, BMX bikes, downhill skis, illegal knives, electronics (GPS’s, heart-rate watches, etc), non-outdoor/fashion clothes, sports equipment.
*If you are not sure whether an item can be consigned, please feel free to swing by or give us a call before coming into the shop.
WHAT BRANDS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We prefer high quality brands that are favored by outdoor enthusiasts, but are happy to look into brands that are new to us. Some of our favorites include:
Arc’teryx, Asolo, Bedrock Sandals, Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Darn Tough, Chaco, Columbia, Cotopaxi, Deuter, ENO, Eddie Bauer, Garmont, Icebreaker, Innova, Keen, Kelty, La Sportiva, Lowe Alpine, Mammut, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, MSR, Ortovox, Osprey, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Petzl, Rab, REI, Salomon, Salewa, SmartWool, The North Face, Thermarest, Vasque, Woolrich, Yama Mountain Gear
...and many more.
WHEN YOU COME INTO our store, you can expect to find used gear and clothing at bargain prices. We have found that our customers are not looking for Fashion brand clothing including: Banana Republic, GAP, Old Navy, Calvin Klein etc.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT ?
We will accept items anytime during our regular business hours (no appointment needed!).
OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER
In order to sell gear with us, you will sign a contract agreeing to our consignment policies.
You must bring in your driver’s license or any other form of government issued identification.
Please give us a call (434) 260-4026 if you have questions about the gear you would like to sell.
You are always welcome to pick up your item(s) anytime, for any reason, if they have not already sold or been donated.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Call us at (434) 260-4026