posted at 2:03 pm Thu Jan 7th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
vtsports.com is launching a website for outdoor fitness and adventure enthusiasts to buy, sell, and trade new and gently used gear and equipment online.
The company has set-up and is testing gear.vtsports.com as an auction site. While it has been created as an auction site, it offers users the opportunity to list items for outright sale by including a "Buy Now" option when listing items for sale.
The Vermont Sports Gear Exchange is being developed as a regional marketplace for buyers and sellers to meet, communicate, and transact their business with people who have an affinity for outdoor fitness, recreation, and adventure in Vermont and who are looking for gear and equipment that is useful, in relatively good condition, and attainable at a reasonable price. The regional focus of The Vermont Sports Gear Exchange offers easier pick-up, drop-off, shipping, and exchange of products between sellers and buyers than other long-distance options and offers sellers and buyers alike, a niche sales outlet beyond eBay and Craigslist.
gear.vtsports.com offers several niche categories in which sellers can list their items for sale and buyers can browse. They include skiing, hiking, hockey, camping equipment, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, clothing, children's items, and more. Additionally, users of the site can list "Wanted" advertisements to let potential sellers know what they're looking for.
This site has been created independently of the www.vtsports.com site and requires sellers or buyers on the site to create a user name and password for gear.vtsports.com. Visitors to the sites can choose membership in either one or both, but membership in each site is mutually exclusive. Membership is not required in order to browse the sites.
While vtsports.com is beta testing the site, they invite vendors to check it out and try it fee free through June of 2010. The only fees charged after June will be a low 3% commission on sales of items listed on The Vermont Sports Gear Exchange. All transactions between buyers and sellers occur through a PayPal front end for easy and secure payment processing.
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