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Velo Swap

Blue Ridge Cyclery's semi-annual used bike and gear swap sale

Downtown location

AUG 20 - 21, 2022

Fall 2022 Velo Swap

Have bike stuff to sell? Want a "new to you" bike? Come on out to the BRC Velo Swap! Info below on how to sell your stuff and event weekend details.

how it works


SCHEDULE

Wednesday 8/17 - Friday 8/19, 10am to 6:30pm
Drop off and check in your sale items at BRC Downtown

Saturday 8/20, 9am to 5pm
Day 1 of Velo Swap Sale (line forms around 8am)

 Sunday 8/21, 12pm to 5pm
Day 2 of Velo Swap Sale


FOR BUYERS

At 9am on Saturday, we let the start line loose on the goods. First come, first served, you get dibs on whatever is there. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ITEMS IN THE SWAP TO SHOP! Anyone can join in!

What will be there for sale? 
Everything... and nothing... but everything. We really don't know until stuff starts getting dropped off a couple days before the sale. Often times there are road bikes, tri bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes, hybrid bikes, beach cruisers, kids' bikes, wheel sets, power meters, saddles, tires, cranks, shorts, jerseys, handlebars, stems, seat posts, vacuum cleaners, and more. Yes, one year we sold a vacuum cleaner at the Velo Swap. Typically, there is a little bit of everything at the sale.

Is there any warranty/guarantee on items at the swap? 
Nope--as is. It is a yard sale of stuff from one owner to the next. All items are as-is. All items are sold this way and there are no returns or exchanges on items from the swap.

Will there be store specials that day? 
Probably a few. We don't want to detract from our sellers' ability to move their stuff by offering too good of a deal on in-store merchandise, but we usually have sales running and specials on in-store products or product categories. Also, we tend to sell our own used products in the sale -- demo bikes, demo wheels, rental items, etc. We don't usually announce these ahead of time but this year we might drop the hint on some items ahead of time on our Blue Ridge Cyclery Facebook page so you should click over there, become a fan and make sure to select to follow our postings so you don't miss out on some opportunities.

We will be clearing out a lot of older model parts and accessories that day. Look for the BRC clearance table at the event as well!

What if I have more questions? 
Stop by the shop or give us a call, we are always happy to chat.


FOR SELLERS

You have extra: Bike parts, bikes, multisport apparel, wheels, cycling clothing, car racks... pretty much you name it (everything except helmets).

What you do: Bring them into the BRC DOWNTOWN store starting on Wednesday, August 17th during business hours (please do not leave anything outdoors outside of business hours). We help you label and price them all. It helps if you have an idea of pricing but even if you don't, we can help you out. Our advice on pricing: "How will you feel if it doesn't sell?" If you would feel okay about picking the item up, price it higher. If you really just want the item gone and want some credit for it, price it accordingly. Please allow extra time for our staff to check in your items and price them BEFORE you leave the store.
 
What happens if my item sells? 
We sell it through our register system and you receive 100% of the funds as a store credit in our system to use within one year.
 
What if my item doesn't sell? 
You are responsible for calling us to make sure your item was sold or not sold. We do not have the bandwidth to notify sellers about their items. You have until Tuesday (August 23rd) at close to pick up your stuff. Items not picked up by that time will be donated to our junior cycling programs, Community Bikes, boys and girls club, etc.
 
Do I have to be at the sale if I'm selling something? 
Nope! We take care of everything once you drop it off. Part of the idea is that the bike/item is sold anonymously for you, so no one comes back in a year wanting you to replace something or try and warranty an item that you got rid of.
 
Do you guys offer any type of warranty/service on items at the swap? 
No. Items are sold as-is. In the past we have sometimes offered a gift certificate for a labor credit with all swap sale bikes--we may or may not offer that again as a way to help encourage people to pick up a bike that might just need a little love to run well. Buyers are solely responsible for necessary repair/maintenance needed on all purchases.