how to trade in
Trade-ins couldn't be easier. Just fill out our 30-second form, bring in your pre-loved equipment, apparel, footwear, basically anything that isn't safety equipment or next-to-skin items, and we'll give you store credit for everything we can! Take a gander at our Trade-In Guidelines to help inspire you.
Give your gear a second chance
Trade-in your used gear for up to 25% of its original retail price! We consistently offer the best trade-in value among all outdoor brands and resellers. And you get to clean out your closet and save the planet in the process. It's a win-win-win!
1. Fill it up
Stash the gear you're passing along in any bag or box. Make sure each item meets our quality standards and is something that SB has sold in the past. Check out our trade-in requirements here!
3. Get credit
Once your gear has been evaluated by our expert processors, we'll send you a Sports Basement gift card in 1-3 days that you can use in-store or online. Any gear we do not accept will be donated locally or recycled.
SB Always Keeps It Green
Sports Basement Pre-loved is only the latest program in our long history of sustainability and equity. Our values reflect the Bay Area's values: we want to help everyone get outside and we want to protect the Earth while we're at it.
Used gear is a win-win: buying used extends a garment's life by about two years, which cuts its combined carbon, water and waste footprint by 82% (Thred Up). In addition, used gear makes it more affordable for more Bay Area dwellers to gear up and get outside.
Sports Basement Pre-loved used gear will only be available to purchase in-person at select stores. Get directions below! Afterwards, let us know how you enjoyed your experience and what we could do to improve it even more by emailing us at email@example.com.
Trade-in requirements & standards
Trade-in items must be:
Products that Sports Basement carries.
Less than 10 years old.
Free of stains, tears, rips or odors.
Complete with no missing pieces or items.
In good condition and ready to be loved again.
Trade-in items cannot be:
More than 10 years old.
Missing some parts or broken (including holes or tears, or requiring repair for reuse).
Missing their size or care labels.
Altered in any way (including with patches, stickers, etc).
Pilled or significantly faded.
Items that sell well:
Ski & snowboard apparel
Ski & snowboard boots
Skis, snowboards & snowshoes
Outerwear (down/synthetic jackets and vests, fleece, rain jackets, running/fitness jackets)
Kids outerwear (fleece, synthetic insulation)
Lightly used boots/shoes
Backpacks, waist packs, techcnical duffels
Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads
Camp stoves, coolers, camp kitchen gear
Bike accessories (bike racks, fenders, panniers, U-locks, other components)
Fitness equipment (mats must be unused)
Baseball bats, mitts, tennis rackets & other sports equipment
Items we don't accept:
Next-to-skin items (intimates, sports bras, swimwear, rash guards, socks, etc)
Electronics (lights, computers, GPS)
Safety equipment (helmets, protective gear, climbing equipment)
Shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. visible foot indentations)
Accessories (headbands, scrunches, hair ties, hats, socks, masks, etc)
Self Care Products (cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, etc)
Skis without indemnified bindings
Bike parts & accessories. Bikes can be traded in here.
Products Sports Basement has never sold