Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re curious about how consignment works at Sports Garage, we’ve got you covered. If you want to shop our consignment offerings, head down to the store to browse our stock. If you want to consign your own items, keep reading. Here’s a bit of background info:

We accept gently used sporting equipment of all sizes, including children, youth, and adults. Items need to be in good to excellent condition and free from rips, tears, and stains. We have the right to decline items based on condition, age of the item, current store inventory, product demand, and seasonality. 

After over a year in business, we’ve opted to tighten up our consignment policy slightly to ensure we’re only accepting high-quality items that we know our customers will love and we will be able to sell for our consignors. As a general rule, we only accept sports-specific items. If you’ve got athletic apparel or outdoor items that aren’t specific to sports, we likely won’t accept them. This also goes for miscellaneous items that we don’t have demand for. 

Please note that we accept winter consignment from October 1st  to February 1st and summer consignment from April 1st to August 1st. The earlier you bring in your consignment, the better chance of it selling. Items consigned at the end of the seasons (January & July) are less likely to sell, so you may want to hold off until next year. We are less likely to accept consignment items during February, March, August, and September unless we are confident they are in high demand and will sell quickly.

To save you the trip, we’ve put together a questionnaire to help you determine if your items are a good fit. Click here to do the questionnaire to help you decide if you should bring them down or not. If you’re still unsure, never hesitate to give us a call.

Here's How it Works

Step 1:

Gather up the gently used sports equipment you’d like to consign and bring it in for an in-store assessment; there is no need to make an appointment. We recommend calling, emailing, or completing the questionnaire before bringing oversized items to the store. If you're not sure if we'll accept your items, feel free to get in touch or do the questionnaire online.

Step 2:

If your items are something we can take, our staff will give you a price we think they can sell for.

Step 3:

If you agree with the price, you will leave your item with us, and we will sell it for you! You will then have the option of receiving either in-store credit or an e-transfer for your portion of the consignment split. See below for split information.

We will get in touch when your item sells.

Payments will be issued on the first of every month for all items sold before that date.

Step 4:

If it hasn’t sold by the end of our 90-day consignment period, it’s your responsibility to come to pick up the item no later than five days after the consignment period ends. 

Note: If it has not been picked up by this time, the item becomes the property of Sports Garage, and we have the right to reduce the price of the item further or donate or dispose of it as we deem appropriate. 

Consignment Split 

Note: The first percentage of each split goes to you, the consigner, and the second goes to Sports Garage.

Anything below $500: 

  • 60/40 for e-transfer 
  • 70/30 for store credit  

Anything between $500-$1,000: 

  • 65/35 for e-transfer 
  • 75/25 for store credit  

Anything between $1,000-$5,000: 

  • 75/25 for e-transfer 
  • 80/20 for store credit   

Over $5,000:  

  • 85/15 for e-transfer 
  • 85/15 for store credit