The sale happens the last weekend in October at the Gould Academy Field House on Church Street in Bethel--Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Ski Sale has provided a community service for 37 years by bringing new and used equipment from major ski shops and local and visiting skiers, with any proceeds benefiting the charitable purposes of the BOC. The club keeps 20% of the sale price for each item that you sell and you get the rest (donations of equipment are also welcome and support BOC's non-profit mission).
Have a couple of hours to volunteer? We have fun! Email Amy Call or phone her at 207-214-6707 or check back for the signup.com link coming soon.
Now 3 Ways to Sell Your Items in the Sale (Each item must have a signed & completed ski sale tag. Bulk sellers please note that there is a $2 surcharge per tag after your 20th item)
1. Until 2:30 p.m. on the Friday of the sale only: Beat the rush and tag your gear in advance so all you have to do is drop it off at the sale! Tags fully completed in advance are free for up to four items & 25 cents each after the 4th item, up to 20 items. They will be available at the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce (824-2282, located at Bethel Station & on the web at www.bethelmaine.com) and True North Adventure Ware (824-2201) during business hours shortly after October 1st.
2. Tag and drop your gear on or after October 1st at True North Adventure Ware. True North has generously agreed to help you tag your items and will bring them to the sale for you. First 4 tags free as above.
3. Equipment may also be tagged at the ski sale beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday of the sale subject to a $1 per item tag fee for items that aren’t tagged in advance. Look for signs designating the entrance for “WALK-IN SALES” at the sale venue.
Tips: Buyers are looking for bargains, so you may wish to price your items accordingly. Prices on all personal equipment (e.g., other than equipment brought in by our ski shops) will be reduced by 50% on Saturday. If your item does not sell on Friday night and you do not wish to have it offered for sale at half price, you must claim it at the close of the sale on Friday night at 9:00 p.m.
Unsold equipment and checks for sold items must be claimed by presenting each unsold item’s claim ticket between 12:30pm and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday after the close of the sale. ITEMS NOT PICKED UP BY 2:00 p.m. SATURDAY WILL BE CONSIDERED DONATIONS TO THE BETHEL OUTING CLUB and/or WILL BE DONATED TO A CHARITY OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF. Proceeds not claimed will be considered a donation unless you make alternative arrangements.
Special Information for Ski Shops
The vendor contact for the sale (for ski shops only) is Suzanne Newsom Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org. All shops must make arrangements in advance to be part of the sale. Returning ski shop vendors are notified by email in late summer with details and to confirm their attendance for this year's sale.