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Selling gear during the holidays
Old 20th December 2010
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Selling gear during the holidays

Is selling used gear during the holidays historically a bad idea (more difficult)? I'm wondering if everyone is spending their money on Christmas gifts during this time of year and therefore have no money for gear.

If I'm right about Christmas time, is tax return time a much better time to sell?

(I understand the economy is a big factor currently, but even historically speaking)
Old 20th December 2010
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Originally Posted by Geddyleewannabe View Post
Is selling used gear during the holidays historically a bad idea (more difficult)? I'm wondering if everyone is spending their money on Christmas gifts during this time of year and therefore have no money for gear.

If I'm right about Christmas time, is tax return time a much better time to sell?

(I understand the economy is a big factor currently, but even historically speaking)
It depends. Smokin' deals still move, but by and large things slow way down before Xmas. After Xmas, though, there might be some action as folks are looking to spend those extra dollars they got as gifts.

Tax refunds usually generate a lot of sales.

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Don
Old 20th December 2010
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income tax season is best...
Old 20th December 2010
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income tax season is best...
I agree. I'm a "bankroll" partner in a used car sales and rental company, too. Tax season in the US yields vast numbers of idiots with refund checks burning holes in their pockets, making January, February and March the best sales time around!
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