consignment boards in shop

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by maddogg, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. maddogg

    maddogg Well-Known Member

    173
    Aug 29, 2013
    how much wiggle room is there in the price of a consignment board in a shop? I've never bought used from a shop before... CB Bonzer in pristine shape, listed at 499.
     
  2. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Up to the seller.

    Talk to the guys at the shop not us.
     

  3. KillaKiel

    KillaKiel Well-Known Member

    837
    Feb 21, 2012
    Offer cash, more wiggle
     
  4. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    The consignment price is set by the board's owner, not the shop...so, unless the shop can get a hold of the owner and ask, you're stuck with the asking price.

    Usually, the shop will try to get the owner to start at a low price to begin with, so they can move it and get their commission quickly. I've sold boards on consignment...if the shop would have called me, I wouldn't have dropped my already low price.
     
  5. El Stupido

    El Stupido Well-Known Member

    103
    Nov 17, 2011
    Often if the board has been there for a long time the shop will be more apt to contact the owner in order to lower the price. Usually its an easy haggle for you as the buyer because you have a third party doing the talking. Try an offer thats not gonna piss him/her off too much, you can always move up. Typically the shop will have the amount they want, and the amount that the owner will settle for so you just have to try. Also see if the guy has it on CL himself, I've seen that and you can contact them directly and they will take it from the shop and sell it to you for less because there is no commission for the shop that way. Rare chance but possible. You may piss off said shop in the process so be carefull if you go there alot, def keep it to yourselves.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
  6. rvb

    rvb Well-Known Member

    237
    Mar 2, 2011
    odd are the seller wants it sold so prob a little wiggle room. don't lowball though, leave that for craigslist. board owner just gets store credit in most shops so he/she is prob anxious to get a new stick. worth a shot.