Ski Swap Frequently Asked Questions
1. What type of equipment may I consign?
We accept all winters sports equipment that is in good condition. Downhill and Cross Country Skis, Snowboards, Boots, Poles, Ski Clothing, etc. We cannot accept used helmets. We DO NOT accept equipment that has been poorly maintained or is a potential safety hazard. Older model straight (alpine) skis are not accepted. Our volunteers retain the right to refuse any equipment.
2. I have equipment to sell. What do I do?
- First register your gear at http://cspsoz.com/swap/swap-registration
- Print out the form with QR code
- Bring your equipment to the Kelowna Curling Club between 12pm and 9pm on Friday September 20th or between 8am and 10am on Saturday September 21st
Please remember that someone needs to come on Sunday afternoon (12-5pm) September 22nd to pick up any unsold equipment or we will donate it to charity or dispose of it. We do not store equipment for later pick up.
3. How much do you charge to consign my equipment?
- Entrance fee is $2 per person or $5 per family on Saturday
- Entrance fee is waived on Sunday for a donation to the Kelowna Food Bank
- There is a $2.00 consignment fee for each item that you want to sell
- If your equipment sells, we collect a 20% commission on the sale price of the item
4. What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, INTERAC and CASH for payments.
5. How do I know if my equipment has sold?
We send out emails on Saturday evening and around noon on Sunday to let you know if some of your equipment did sell. If you do not get an email it did not sell. (or your spam filter deleted our email)
Customer pickup and payout is on Sunday afternoon between 12pm and 5pm. If your equipment has sold you can pick up payment at that time, or if you prefer we can just mail you a cheque later.
Please remember that someone needs to come on Sunday afternoon (12-5pm) September 17th to pick up any unsold equipment or we will donate it to charity or dispose of it. We do not store equipment for later pick up.
6. I missed the pay out time on Sunday and didn’t get back to check for my equipment. What do I do?
Equipment that is left behind on Sunday becomes the property of Canadian Ski Patrol Ogopogo Zone. Usually we donate this equipment to charity if it is worthy equipment, otherwise we will dispose of it.
Your payment is still guaranteed for any equipment that did sell. We will mail you a cheque to the address you provided to us when you consigned your equipment.
REMEMBER THE PICK UP TIME IS 12:00 – 5:00PM ON SUNDAY, ONLY!
If you cannot attend the Pay out & Pick up time, have someone do it for you, but they must have your consignment report so we know they are authorized.
For all inquiries regarding pay out and pick up after September 22nd please contact the ski swap manager Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. I want to buy equipment. What should I do?
Come to the Kelowna Curling Club any time during the sale on Saturday from 9am until 5pm or on Sunday from 9am until 1pm. We charge a $2 entry fee per person or $5 per family on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday and Sunday we will have experts on hand to help you choose the best equipment for your needs. We will have some entertainment such as a bounce house for the kids, food will be available, and you might even see the Loose Moose from Big White on the scene!
On Sunday we will be having a Super Sale of 30% off many items so check for red tags for the best deals! We will also will be allowing you to enter the event for free with a donation to the Kelowna Food Bank.
8. What else should I know?
We will be collecting gently used winter clothing donations for the Salvation Army all weekend this year as part of the Canadian Ski Patrol Winter Clothing Drive. All donations will help the needy that cannot afford to pay for winter clothes at retail prices. If you wish to donate your unsold clothing to this charity please let us know!
To help maintain security, we do not allow any backpacks or bulky jackets/ski clothing to be worn into the event. Please leave these items at home. Our security staff check all ski equipment items before they are allowed to leave the building. You can fully expect security to be doing their jobs, please respect them!
We have numerous security people on site that work hard to ensure that equipment does not go missing, however the Canadian Ski Patrol Ogopogo Zone cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen equipment.