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Stover 04-23-2014 03:33 AM

Best way to sell extras?
 
So right now I have too many extra discs. I am tired of lugging the bins around so people can see if they want something at my local league and stuff. I will probably never throw any of them again, and if I want to, I can always just buy another.

So now I am trying to figure out the best way to get rid of them. Should I just put up one big lot on ebay? Or should I break them down into small lots of 3-10? If I break them into small lots should I just do mixed packages, or do lots of like 6 PDs / 8 Challengers(things like that)? Should I go with ebay, sites like this, or something like dollardiscgolf?

Any help from people that have dealt with selling stuff in the past would be appreciated. Also any tips on best methods of shipping would be nice.

DiscJunkie 04-23-2014 03:55 AM

I'll do lots on ebay if I have a bunch of cheap DX r beat-up Champ discs. It's easier to sell cheap discs by the lot, 'cause it cuts down on the S&H per disc.

I haven't had any luck selling premium discs by lot, 'cause the bargain hunters don't want to pay much for a lot. They assume it's all junk, because it's in a lot.

I hear the highest prices are on Facebook right now, but I adamantly refuse to open a Facebook account, so I'm just going on what I hear.

The next outlet is ebay, but you still have to pay a 9% commission.

Next best is probably the DGCR Marketplace, but whether or not you get a good price depends on how in-demand the disc is. Throwers are not getting much right now on the MP.

Last, take to the local PIAS, if you have one.

As far as shipping, USPS First Class in a bubble mailer is the best, easiest way that I've found to ship single discs. It usually runs me about $2.40 to ship a disc, plus the cost of the bubble mailer.

The above advice is not meant to be comprehensive, it's just a reflection on my experience.

skizzle34 04-23-2014 08:57 AM

Its the struggle man. I have tried everything from selling lots to selling pretty much new discs for $10 shipped. Everybody just wants to trade or get an insane deal.

krupicka 04-23-2014 09:04 AM

I see a lot mention of people selling discs on Facebook. Where are they doing that?

JC17393 04-23-2014 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by krupicka (Post 2433505)
I see a lot mention of people selling discs on Facebook. Where are they doing that?

Mostly in groups, usually closed ones where you have to request to be a part of it. If you search for Disc Golf Dollar Auctions, that's a good place to start. There are other groups that are a bit more specialized.

jswoods1984 04-23-2014 10:14 AM

Dollar Disc Golf Auctions, Disc Golf Collector Exchange, Disc Golf Thrower Exchange, Innova Only Collector Group, Legacy Collector Group, Rhyno Conservation Page, WAY too many facebook pages, that's less than half of the pages I'm a member of...

JRW III 04-23-2014 10:45 AM

For generic throwers, there really is no good way. Online market (ebay, facebook, DGCR, etc...) does not pay a whole lot for the discs. If you goal is to move a good chunk of them you will have to price them low, plus lose about $3 per disc in shipping. Personally, I use DGCR, but I price them at what I am willing to sell, not necessarily the market price. As a result, when I list 100+ discs, I generally only sell a dozen or so. By using the DGCR disc organizer, it is easy to keep track of the ones I have, list them, and keep pictures.

I don't do lots, but from what I have seen, the smaller / more specialized (all the same discs) the more you typically get per disc. If it is a bunch of random discs, you won't get much per disc.

Regarding shipping:

1 disc: As DiscJunkie said, bubble mailer USPS first class (mine this morning was $2.45 postage). I buy the bubble mailers from Sam's in bulk. They sell 25 for less than $10.

2 discs: USPS flat rate envelope

3 discs: Tough call. May depend on the zip code you are sending to. Package rate may be cheaper.

4+ discs: USPS flat rate box

tdschrock1 04-23-2014 10:51 AM

if there are courses and players in your area, craigslist is another option - cuts down on shipping costs and you can move some plastic face to face. I have had some success selling a few this way.

Also, I'd recommend not selling off discs you kept in the bag for a significant amount of time - down the road, you may find a spot for it again

I'm in a similar spot - 12 in the bag, 12 that sometimes see the bag and a bunch that won't ever see the course.

brutalbrutus 04-23-2014 11:17 AM

Can you get a tax write off from donating discs? I've seen several threads on here about people starting high school clubs looking for cheap plastic or ideas about what discs they should buy.

JRW III 04-23-2014 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 2433633)
Can you get a tax write off from donating discs? I've seen several threads on here about people starting high school clubs looking for cheap plastic or ideas about what discs they should buy.

Yes, but only if the club/organization you are donating it to is a 501(c)(3).


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