What does the consignment process look like?
How will I get paid?
The consignment model is based on our partnership with you, and we share revenue when your items sell. The process begins when you bring your clean outdoor gear and clothing into the shop. After we look through your items and determine which products we are able to accept, you will sign up as a consignor and sign off on High Tor’s consignment terms. If you prefer to drop off your items, we will call you or send you an email outlining what we can and cannot accept. If we are unable to accept your items, you're welcome to pick them up or let us donate them to a local nonprofit on your behalf.
We price your items based on their suggested retail price, demand in Virginia, and our current inventory. We will then tag and display your items in the store. When they sell, we take a percentage of revenue in exchange for marketing, displaying, staffing, and providing a space for your items to be sold. We will send you a check (monthly) or give you store credit (available anytime) for your percentage of the profit. 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!
Our consignment model is based on a sliding scale, paying you higher rates relative to the price that your item is sold for. For example, when an item sells for:
$41 and over: You receive 50% of the selling price
$40 and under: You receive 40% of the selling price
Choose store credit and you receive an EXTRA 5%! (Making your cut 45% or 55%)
High Tor writes a check to the consignor by 10th of each month for any items sold for cash in the previous month on balances of $10 or more (if your balance is under $10 you can request to pick up a check at the store). 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 and track your sales, and to view your payouts.
It is our intent to handle consignor’s gear with great care and to obtain the highest price possible. For more information regarding the consignment policy, please contact the store and look over our consignment agreement form.
You are also welcome to pick up your item(s) anytime, for any reason, if they have not already sold.
GEAR AND CLOTHING WE 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.
* Clothing and sleeping bags 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 high quality used gear and clothing at 30 - 60 % off MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price). Occasionally, you may also find further discounted items in the bargain section of the shop. These items have some flaws or more than normal wear and tear, but we believe they still have some life left in them.
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!), but to keep consignment running smoothly, please try to arrive at least an hour before we close.
While you take your time to read and sign our consignment policy, our staff will look over your items and let you know if there is anything we cannot take. If you prefer to drop your items off, we are happy to call or email you once your items have been sorted.
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.
Items we sell are typically priced at 30-70% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). When you bring in gear that is brand new with tags on it, we begin listing these items at 30% off MSRP. If your item is lightly used but in excellent condition, and it is a desirable brand such as Patagonia, REI, Icebreaker, The North Face, etc., it will be marked at 40% off MSRP. Prices will drop further based on your item’s condition, seasonality, and our current inventory.
Items that don’t sell at the initial price are discounted monthly and may be lowered by 10% every month until the item reaches 50% off of the listed price. High Tor Gear Exchange reserves the right to reduce prices further for sales or promotions.
If an item has not sold within 30 days it is discounted by 10% and then discounted an additional 10% every 30 days thereafter. For example, if an item hasn’t sold after 30 days it will get 10% cheaper, if it hasn’t sold after 60 days it will get 20% cheaper, and so on, up to 50% off the initial price. High Tor Gear Exchange reserves the right to reduce prices further for sales or other promotions.
The consignment period is 150 days. Items for sale at High Tor Gear Exchange are the consignor’s until they sell or 150 days has expired. It is the responsibility of the consignor to retrieve unsold merchandise before 150 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, then the consigned items may be donated to Goodwill or a similar non-profit.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
WE ARE HERE TO HELP. Call us at (434) 260-4026