Even though many people have invested in sports equipment during the pandemic, a recent study has shown that there is a staggering £1.5billion of unused sports equipment in Britain. Intrigued by this statistic, the experts at Golfsupport.com ( https://golfsupport.com/ ) set out to find out which sports equipment items can make people the most money when resold.
This was achieved by creating a seed list of 123 common sports equipment and scraping 81,000 eBay listings to collect the average selling price of each item, ultimately uncovering the sports equipment with the highest resale value.
Here are the sports equipment items that can make you the most money, ranked:
Topping the chart of the most valuable sports gear for resale are racing bikes with an average eBay sale price of £217.15. The reason racing bikes put mountain bikes first is that they cost more than their mountain bike counterparts. This translates into their resale values.
In second place are mountain bikes, selling for an average of £206.06. It’s no surprise as it’s the most popular bike among adults, with 33% of riders currently owning one, creating a high demand for them on the used market.
Third place goes to rowers with an average average of £199.86. Rowing machines are inherently very expensive when bought new and are built to last, so it’s easy to see why they fetch so much. Next are treadmills (average resale price £164.91) and motorcycle racing suits (average resale price £105.40) coming fourth and fifth respectively.
Golfsupport.com’s exclusive tips for getting the most out of your sports equipment:
- Keep the original packaging if possible and appropriate, as this will help identify the edition of the equipment and its age. Also, some people only buy an item if it comes with its original packaging for added value and authenticity.
- If your equipment is rare, limited or expensive to begin with, keep it in the best possible condition by storing it carefully or keeping it out of sight of children.
- Don’t settle for the first offer you receive. There are various online shopping sites that might offer you more – shop around.
- Even if your gear isn’t in perfect working order, there are still ways to sell it. Parts often still have value on their own, and if economical, it may be worth repairing the item and then selling it.
- Above all, do not sell too early. Consider the seasonality of your sporting goods and wait for the right time of year to sell. The start of the sports season is often the best time to sell for maximum profit.
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