LEAVING at the end of the season and want to sell your gear? Maybe you’re hanging around until next year and are keen to pick up a bargain?
Either way, Niseko Life Plan has just opened Niseko’s first consignment store – Second Run – a place to buy and sell snowboards and skis, backpacks and books, jackets and goggles, and a whole lot more.
Located just up from the Lawson in Izumikyo 1, between NAC and The Niseko Company, Second Run sells ‘pre-loved’ gear for a 15 per cent commission of the selling price.
“Most major ski resorts around the world have them, and now Niseko does, too,” says NLP sales agent and consignment store manager, Andrew Caldwell.
He says there are plenty of positives for both buyers and sellers using the store.
“People that come here to Niseko usually know their stuff and are pretty good riders, so they have pretty good-quality equipment, so you can pick up some good gear for a good price,” he says.
NLP began in Niseko with its roots in real estate, but also likes getting more involved with the community, says Andrew.
“We want to be seen as a company that creates many needed services for the community,” he says.
If you are interesting in selling, email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your product’s make/model/year/size/asking price.
Once approved, all you need to do is drop the item off and sign an agreement. Buyers simply need to turn up to the store and browse around.