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Buy and Sell Used Climbing Gear Please do not post retail SPAM.

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BD and Mastercams for sale (Blackheath) REDUCED
colinbrochard
11/02/2014
12:27:09 PM
Hey all,

I have a grip of unused climbing gear that I brought over from the US. I'm in the Blue Mountains now and prefer local buyers. I'll be in Arapiles in April and will probably be selling off the rest of my rack then.

Reduced Prices:
#00-6 Metolius mastercams (8 cams, unused) $500
Can piece these out but prefer to sell as a set.

#3 Old style BD Camelot (unused) $70
#4 Old style BD Camelot (unused) $85

Full set of BD nuts #4-#13 (unused, Ill throw in a racking biner) $60

Whole shebang: $650!!

Picture of the goods:
http://imgur.com/oMFT9xm

Email me if interested: colinbrochard@gmail.com

One Day Hero
11/02/2014
2:57:12 PM
Look, I don't mean to sound too harsh (the last yank who I said this to lost his shit), but the 90's are over. It's no longer a viable business proposition to fly out here on a climbing holiday from the states with a bag full of cams and turn a 50% margin on them. In fact, given that aussies can now go through a mail forwarding service, we can order the same shit you can from the same online retailers with a fairly small postage fee added to the price. This has also resulted in retail prices for climbing gear plummeting, as you can easily confirm by clicking on the link to Rock Hardware down in the lower left of this page. They are currently selling the same cams you are (brand new), which are supporting a local retailer (we like this) for about $5/cam more expensive than your asking price! Their brand new #3 camalot is actually five bucks cheaper than yours.

I guess it is kinda amusing to laugh at you guys posting up comedy prices, but did you really not think to check the going retail rate first?

ajfclark
11/02/2014
3:10:51 PM
When you say older style camelot, do you mean the ones without the thumb loop? How old are these now? Ten years? Given the degradation of nylon over time, I'd much rather pay the additional 8 bucks to get a C4 from Steve with a thumb loop and a sling made in the last decade...

grantoss
11/02/2014
4:21:25 PM
is 'grip' the collective noun for cams now?

Doug
11/02/2014
4:38:09 PM
On 11/02/2014 grantoss wrote:
>is 'grip' the collective noun for cams now?

Hmmm. Get a grip, Colin.
colinbrochard
13/02/2014
6:44:29 PM
BD cams are brand new out of the package. Nylon has never seen the sun. They are fresh as!

Miguel75
Online Now
13/02/2014
7:12:42 PM
On 13/02/2014 colinbrochard wrote:
>BD cams are brand new out of the package. Nylon has never seen the sun.
>They are fresh as!

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
Lance: What?
Kilgore: Nylon, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.
[kneels]
Kilgore: I love the smell of nylon in the morning. You know, one time at band camp...

Ben_E
13/02/2014
10:37:59 PM
Look, I think everyone's being a bit harsh here. There may be a market for decade-old-but-still-new gear being sold off at full price.

What about gumbies and noobs who want to gain some cred with a used-looking rack? When I got into trad I dragged my cams and nuts behind the car for 20km to give my gear an authentic scuffed/worn look, but it would have been even more convincing if I had had the old models.

ajfclark
13/02/2014
11:20:49 PM
On 13/02/2014 colinbrochard wrote:
>BD cams are brand new out of the package. Nylon has never seen the sun. They are fresh as!

Given that most manufacturers say nylon has a shelf life of 10 years and that the current thumb loop style C4 have been around at least 7 years I don't think you could call them fresh. Though you didn't specify what they were as fresh as.

Out of interest, when did you purchase these? Why have they sat unused all this time? Why do you think someone should pay as much for a second hand, superseded version as for the current one?
colinbrochard
14/02/2014
1:58:11 PM
Sorry the initial post was overpriced. Not tryin to rip anyone off, just wanted to get a feel for the market. Only had compared to the Summitgear shop in Katoomba. Now have made prices competitive with those listed online.

For those interested. The new 'old-style camelots' come from a friend of mine who prefers to boulder. He bought them and just never used them. He literally gave them to me still in the package, tags and all.

shortman
14/02/2014
2:03:36 PM
On 14/02/2014 colinbrochard wrote:
>Sorry the initial post was overpriced. Not tryin to rip anyone off, just
>wanted to get a feel for the market. Only had compared to the Summitgear
>shop in Katoomba. Now have made prices competitive with those listed online.
>
>For those interested. The new 'old-style camelots' come from a friend
>of mine who prefers to boulder. He bought them and just never used them.
>He literally gave them to me still in the package, tags and all.

I think you are still missin the point about nylon. Try google.
colinbrochard
14/02/2014
2:34:41 PM
On 14/02/2014 shortman wrote:
>I think you are still missin the point about nylon. Try google.

http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/experience-story?cid=qc-lab-gear-doesnt-last-forever--slings--quickdraws

Yea I hear ya, IMO the cams are within their 'shelf life'. As the article above points out, slings degrade mainly due to sun exposure and abrasion. Given that these cams have been in a box for the last 5 or so years and haven't seen the sun or even been weighted, the slings are probably in better shape than any of the schwill you or I is climbing on.

Duang Daunk
14/02/2014
3:16:13 PM
On 14/02/2014 colinbrochard wrote:
>the slings are probably in better shape than any of the schwill you or I is climbing on.

A poster after my own heart!
Keep going for it CB, your gear may eventually find a buyer, particularly since you are prepared to revise your price for it, as the knockers on this site can use sorting.
Too bad I don't need new gear at the mo, otherwise I'd be in there bro.
colinbrochard
14/02/2014
4:44:54 PM
Thanks for the support DD, I'll hang in there ;)

grantoss
14/02/2014
5:46:14 PM
Just FYI.... you can get new slings for about $7 NZD a piece from Aspiring Safety over in NZ. I got a bunch done over there and they came back sweet!

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