Come on out and sell your river gear, buy river gear, barter for people's gear. Find that new raft or clean out your garage. This will be the Southern Oregon version of a rafting and kayaking garage sale.
WHAT IS THIS BOAT SWAP?
This May 30th, with the start of of our 46th season of operation, we will be putting on a So. OR Spring Boatswap. The full-day event will be hosted at our Merlin, Oregon base in our large, enclosed parking lot (210 Merlin Rd. Merlin). Any and everyone is invited to attend, whether as a seller or buyer or commercial vendor.
Basically, think of this as an in-person, river-specific Craigslist+. The “+” denotes the special additions to the event, including but not limited to: BBQ and Beer Tent, Commercial Vendors and river related information booths. We will also be offering special day-of, on-site-only deals on OTT trips, rental, shuttles and more.
So, if you’ve got some river-related equipment that’s been taking up space in the garage—from rafts and kayaks to frames and oars, from boxes and coolers to tents and tables, wetsuits, drysuits, books, roofracks ad infinitum—come out and sell them to some friendly local boaters.
On the flipside, if you’re in the market for any of the kind of equipment listed above, come on out and find it at bargain prices.
All negotiations and sales are strictly between the seller and buyer; again, think Craigslist+. Bartering is encouraged. Just keep things legal.
Who is coming out:
SOTAR is going be here with great sale prices on boats and equipment
Rogue River Keepers: Southern Oregon leading River advocates will be here handing out info so come on out and learn how you can participate in protecting our greatest natural resources.
Climate City Brewing Company: The newest brewery in Southern Oregon will be out here pouring beers!
To accommodate those wanting to sell equipment, our large lot will be divided into spaces that will be available on a first-come-first-choice basis. If you want to ensure a spot so sell your goods, show up early, set up your space and cook some breakfast.
For those interested in selling equipment, here is a schedule outline and cheat sheet.
Saturday, May 30th, 7am-9:30 am. When space is gone, it’s gone.
Saturday, May 30th, 10am-3pm – If you want to buy things start showing up between 9:30 am and 10am. We will open the lot up to vehicles again at 3pm so people can leave.
Cleanup & Pickup:
Saturday, May 30th, 5pm. If you stuff has not sold by 5pm it’s not going to.
What you can sell:
Any used or new rafting, kayaking or river related equipment—from boats to frames to oars, oar locks, seats, boxes, coolers, etc. Think of this as Craigslist in person…for boaters.
How you sell it:
Show up first and get your self a space. Lay out your stuff and then barter with people who want to buy it.
Come and set up your space at the listed time (bring chairs, tables, snacks, whatever. Have fun with it. Space is limited and most people will be limited to one or two parking spaces depending on what you are selling. Be considerate of others. Golden Rule and all.
Feel free to use your vehicles as your mobile store, just know that vehicles will not be allowed to move in or out of the lot until 3pm.
When: May 30, 2015
Where: 210 Merlin Rd.,
Merlin, OR 97532
Time: 10am – 5pm
Contact: email@example.com | 541-479-5061
Check Back as more details on Commercial Vendors and OTT SALES will be coming!