Replay Sports will close its doors next month
February 22, 2008
Next month, Park City will lose its only consignment sporting goods store: Replay Sports.
The three-year-old shop will close its doors for good on March 24. It is no longer accepting used equipment for consignment, although it will continue to sell the inventory it has in stock.
While many sporting goods stores sell their own used rental equipment, Replay was Park City’s only store that allowed individuals to sell their equipment on consignment.
Sigi Verhalen, a regular buyer and seller at Replay and a ski instructor at Deer Valley, feels that Park City "needs a shop like this."
"It was a good deal for locals," she says.
While spring may seem a long time off, Replay will offer sales on their bike equipment starting this Sunday, Feb. 24. Their stock includes bikes, frames, tires and other parts. Ski equipment, however, will not be on sale. Unsold ski equipment will be returned to owners when the store closes.
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Replay manager Nikos Sawyer says the store’s biggest competitors are Internet-based networking sites like craigslist.com that allows sellers to keep 100 percent of the profits. Replay kept 50 percent of sales under $100 or 60 percent of sales over $100 and Sawyer thinks that "more people want to make more money" when selling their ski equipment.
"[There’s] no fee on cragislist so they’re kind of doing a much more efficient version of what I’m doing here," Sawyer said.
Replay Sports is located at 875 Iron Horse Dr. #A, (435)-658-5100.