Information about Switchbackr

How it works

To sell your gear, just click the "Sell your gear" button and go through the form! Make sure to describe ALL potential imperfections (nicks, tears, scratches, etc.) and add photos to show these as well. Listings with more photos tend to sell faster, so we recommend you upload a lot since there's no limit. Please note, sellers may be liable for misrepresented items.

When someone buys your gear, either ship your item out or arrange an in-person pickup with your buyer! You will get paid electronically as soon as the buyer confirms receipt of the item.

Please refrain from listing used soft climbing goods (e.g., ropes, harnesses) and bike helmets.

Transaction fees

Switchbackr earns a 3% commission on each final sale. Credit card processing companies take an additional 3% (we keep none of this). Total gross transaction fees thus add up to around 6%. Compare this to ~15% for Ebay and 13% for GearTrade (which also mails you checks 1-2 months after your sale). 

Buying an item on Switchbackr is simple! Just find something you like and go through online checkout. You can also message the seller to inquire about the item, coordinate an in-person pickup, or see if they'd be willing to negotiate. 

And you can buy with confidence since all purchases made on Switchbackr are covered by our Peak Satisfaction Guarantee ⛷

Questions or issues with the platform? We're here to spot you! Reach out to us literally anytime by emailing or calling 650-268-4182. We're still full-time college students, but we love our Switchbackr-ers and will do everything to get back to you within one day!