Albuquerque’s 19th Annual Bike Swap
Our yearly fund raiser, the Bike Swap, will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10am – 3pm atSport Systems.
Check-in will be Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 26, from 10am – 6:30pm.
This is an event many look forward to for either selling bicycles and related items they no longer need or finding a good deal. The variety of bikes for sale spans a wide range of vintages, prices,and types – mountain, road, comfort, commuter, BMX, tandems, youth. Related items include parts, clothing, trailers, and racks.
This is an organized sale event, NOT a flea-market type swap meet. Sellers bring their items for sale to Sport Systems on Thursday and Friday. The items are checked-in by BikeABQ Volunteers. While Appraisers are available to advise about pricing, the Sellers ultimately set the prices they want. Items are then tagged and logged in by Volunteers. Once an item is tagged,the price is non-negotiable. All items are stored at Sport Systems until Sale Day.
The sale on Saturday is handled by BikeABQ Volunteers and Sport Systems’ staff. First, early Saturday morning the main area of the Sport System’s parking lot is fenced off for the sales area and bike racks and tables are set up. Then, all of the bikes and parts are brought out and arranged to make finding particular types of items easy. During the sale, knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff are available to assist shoppers. Purchases are made at the Sport Systems cash registers. These purchases can include Bike Swap items as well as regular store stock.
The cost to sell items is a $1 charge for each item tagged plus a commission on sold items. The Seller receives 82% of the sales price on sold items. BikeABQ keeps an 18% commission and utilizes these funds in its efforts to make Albuquerque a more bicycle friendly city. The tag charge is collected when items are checked in to the sale. The commission is automatically deducted from the proceeds check for sold items.
Sellers need only return on Saturday between 4pm and 6pm to either pick up the check for sold items or claim their unsold items. Donations are definitely welcome and are tax-deductible.
Location: Sport Systems, 6915 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque
Check-in items to sell: Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26 10 am – 6:30 pm
Sale: Saturday, April 27, 2013 10 am – 3 pm
Seller Check pick up / Claim unsold items: Saturday, April 27 4pm – 6pm
Important Note: Sellers (or their Representative who has the claim tickets) MUST pick up their check for sold items and / or their unsold items on Saturday, April 27 between 4pm and 6pm. We do not have storage available to hold items. Any items not picked up are considered donations to BikeABQ.
If you have further questions or would like to Volunteer to help with Bike Swap 2013,please email BikeSwap@BikeABQ.org