by: Amanda Walters
The summer season has arrived; the sun is poking its head out from the clouds and tempting you to the surf. But, when you trot out to the garage and discover your dented old board encrusted with six months worth of grimy sand the thought of paddling out into the waves evaporates. Time for to upgrade your kit.
But how to fund it all? The word wide web holds the answers to many things, but it can also solve this particular dilemma. It may cost hundreds of pounds to get all the shiny new gear your heart desires, the simple answer is to let last year’s kit do the hard work for you.
Get your pricing right. Research is the name of the game.
Take a look at your competition and see what your board is up against then decide your price. You may not get what you originally paid for but try to think of every pound you get in return as a discount on you new board.
To bring the price down without taking money out of your pocket, use eBay couriers to get the best competitive price for delivery. The board may be a bargain but if it costs you a £100 to get it to your door there’s little chance of someone bidding!
Take photos. Lots of them. Remember that old saying… a picture paints a thousand words?
It may sound obvious but use as many images as possible. The more images you can provide the more trust a potential buyer will place in bidding on your board. Don’t be afraid to detail all of its bumps and scratches – this won’t help your seller rating if your buyer finds out after the sale.
Try to pick a sunny day that will give you the best light, instantly improving the quality of your images and therefore the attractiveness of your board.
Sell it in the description. Be as specific as you can.
Use the product description to help bidders find and buy your board. This should include basic facts such as: length, make, shape (i.e. mfunboard, long, short board), any added extras (does it come with a board, leash or wax?), what wave conditions or level of skill is it suited to?
Pictures and titles will help get you so far but a good description can seal the deal. Do a quick search on the make and model of your board to find all the hidden gems and features you probably never even new were there to help sell your board.
Once you’ve got your board bucks in the bank, enjoy shopping for that dream board, get down to the beach and enjoy the summer surf!