Information about Switchbackr

How it works

Selling gear on Switchbackr is quick and easy! Just click the "Sell your gear" button and fill out the form. If your gear is pre-loved (aka used), make sure to take lots of photos and write a description that adequately describes any imperfections. 

When someone buys your gear, we'll send you a tracking label and you ship it out! Or arrange an in-person purchase with your buyer if you two are nearby. You'll get paid electronically as soon as the buyer confirms receipt of the item.

Transaction fees

Switchbackr earns a 7% 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 10%. 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 mega simple! Just find something you like and go through online checkout. You can message the seller to inquire about the item, ask for more photos, coordinate an in-person pickup, or see if they'd be willing to sell at a lower price.

All sales are covered by our unwavering Iron Lotus Guarantee, so you can buy with confidence because no matter what, we've got your back!

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 ASAP!