CMC Spring Gear Sale – May 11th, 2018

Location – American Mountaineering Center (AMC), 710 10th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401

Join us for our Spring Gear Swap. New sale hours! 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, May 11th. Come on over right after work and get the best deals! You will be sure to find some sweet deals on some gently used outdoor gear. Plus 15% – 20% of the purchase price goes back to the CMC and its great programs!


BUYERS: You will now have several payment options: Credit/debit cards or cash


SELLERS: Bring your items to the AMC (first floor conference room) on Thursday, May 10th, from 3:00-7:00pm or Friday, May 11th, from 3:00-5:30pm. For CMC members who are selling items, 15% of the sale price of each item will go to the CMC and the rest gets back to you! For non-CMC-members who are selling, 20% of the sale price of each item will go the CMC. We encourage you to join the CMC before or during the sale!

For convenience, please download our seller sheet to mark your items before drop-off. This will make the drop-off a much quicker process for you! Simply have a staff / volunteer check your seller sheet and items to make sure everything is marked correctly, and you’re done!   Click here: Downloadable / printable seller sheet

Supplies and seller sheets will be provided by the CMC during the drop-off times listed above, for those who need them.

Each item you are selling needs to be listed on your seller sheet AND on the physical item. Please use tape with markers, hole-punched notecards connected by rubberband, or any method that clearly shows your last name, item #, price, and brief description on EACH physical item.

For example:   Last Name #01 Red Patagonia Jacket $20  OR  Last Name #02 Orange Climbing Chalk Bag $5

Unsold gear must be picked up, or have arrangements made with the CMC with when you will be picking up the gear, by 6pm on the Wednesday following the sale, before it is donated to CMC partners.

Payments will be sent to sellers by mail in the form of a check in the weeks following the event. Please ensure your mailing address is on your seller sheet. You may ask to see your seller sheet before leaving the event to see how you made out!

What type of Gear can I sell? Please no worn out boots, no “city” or tattered clothing (outdoor clothing only – example: no jeans), no heavily used climbing gear, no old style straight skis. Ancient items are extremely unlikely to sell, and therefore should not be brought in. This is a sale of quality outdoor gear only.

How should I price my items? Gear that sells is predominantly lightly used, and available for about half of the retail price, or less. The more used, the cheaper your price should be. Even if you have an item that is “brand new,” you should not expect it to sell for full retail price. Remember that your gear must be priced to sell, as there is no option for buyers to negotiate the price. The lower the price, the more likely it is to sell!



Volunteers are needed to help with pre-sale setup, sale monitoring, cashiering, and post-sale cleanup.

Hours needed for volunteers:  3:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 10th, and 3:00-9:00pm Friday, May 11th.  Pick a few hours when you can help and email


Cost is Free

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