Monday, October 16, 2017

Tips for Getting the Most Money from your Used Surfboards

If you have an old board that no longer suits you or is taking up storage space, you may want to consider selling it. When selling used surfboards, there can be quite a bit of difference between what is considered a lowball offer and top dollar. We know you want to get the most money possible, which is why we would like to offer you the following tips.

Make Repairs
To command a good price, your board will need to be in tip-top condition. This means you should get any nicks and dings professionally repaired to ensure your board is as watertight as possible. However, you’ll have to use some discretion when it comes to eliminating any cracks in the glass. Some cracks are merely eyesores that would cost a great deal of money to repair. As such, you will have to determine how likely you are to recoup that money if you do decide to have the crack fixed.

Looks are Important
The better your board looks, the more cash you can command from it. A few things you can do to improve the appearance of your surfboard include:
  • Sanding it to recreate that “fresh from the factory” look.
  • Adding a new, fresh coat of wax. Stripping the board is not recommended, as doing so will only emphasize any pressure you have on your deck.
  • Placing sponsor stickers on the rails and nose if you have them. This may seem kind of cheesy, but doing so will actually help your board sell faster and for more money.
Location Matters
Where you sell your used surfboard can affect its price almost as much as the condition. The law of supply and demand dictates that selling in a smaller surfing community where fewer boards are available will drive up the price. Selling to a reputable shop can also fetch you more cash, Buyers at these shops are less likely to haggle, and are also more likely to be looking for good quality rather than bargain equipment.

Selling that old surfboard can be a great way to afford that upgraded model you’ve had your eye on. To see a wide selection of new boards that could be just what you are looking for, please contact us.

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