The Rubbout Gear Swap is getting more popular every year. If you want to sell any gear, take it to the second floor lobby at the Holiday Inn Downtown host hotel between 4pm and 8pm on Friday or between 11am and 1pm on Saturday. There, the Rubbout volunteers will take care of you!

The gear swap has become one of the most popular events at Rubbout; a chance to make some income on unwanted gear, have a drink with friends, shop and have fun. The sale starts at 1 PM and goes to 5 PM on the Saturday of Rubbout every year. Join in the shopping frenzy at 4:15PM when items that have not sold yet go to reduced price.

Why a Gear Swap?

The annual gear swap is one of the few ways that the volunteer-driven, not-for-profit Rubbout weekend generates income. With the help of our great volunteers, and from receiving 15% of each sale transaction, the Gear Swap assists Rubbout to continue to evolve.

How Does it Work?

Simple! You bring your goods to us and we tag, display, sell, and give you money for your unwanted gear if your items sell. It doesn’t cost anything to sell gear, however if you want to shop, you will need to buy a $10 pass to the Kink Market, which gets you access to the vendors, demos, and bar in the Columbia Room (one drink included!), the Gear Swap in the Capilano Room, and the Workshops in the Fraser Room (space limited, sign-up available on the weekend). 

(Note: Rubbout weekend passholders get into the Gear Swap and Kink Market with their wristband)

Goods are on sale April 6, 2019 from 1 PM to 5 PM. We get 15% of all sales, so if something sells for $100, we get $15. You get the balance. Price your items with that differential in mind :)

***Please note that Canadian cash is preferred for all gear swap sales***

What Gear is acceptable for sale?

We take all rubber, leather and kink items that you wish to sell. Our exceptions are dirty or torn clothing that would normally go to trash. We will not accept used penetration toys.

When and where do I take my Gear?

Bring your gear for sale to the Rubbout Registration table on Friday (4 PM to 8 PM) or the Capilano Room Gear Swap intake outside the Kink Market on Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM), all on the second floor mezzanine of the Holiday Inn Downtown. There will be inventory sheets available that volunteers will help you to fill out with your contact information and itemized information on each item including your selling price and lowest acceptable sale price for the after-4:15pm reduction.

How do you prepare?

Take the time to go through the items you wish to sell. Clean if necessary. Remember if you selling the items, most likely you don’t want to take them home again, so price to sell.

Come up with a fair price for each item and an absolute lowest price you would accept, e.g. A leather jacket – you may ask $110.00 – if not sold at that price by 4:15PM, the price will drop to your lowest acceptable price, e.g. $70.00. Keep in mind that Rubbout retains 15% of the price the item is sold at.

There will be a lot of items for volunteers to intake when arriving at the hotel on Saturday morning. Please do not wait until the last minute to bring in your items; it takes time to list each item and tag them ñ remember, cut off time is 1 PM. Above all, please show patience. This year, an even better idea is to avoid the congestion altogether and use the new intake time on Friday evening to bring in your gear and then sleep in on Saturday!

Final note: IMPORTANT

When do I get paid or claim my unsold items?

All payouts (monies made from sales) will be given out after 5 PM the day of the Gear Swap. Please ask Rob at the Gear Swap for details if required. If you have items that have not sold YOU are responsible to pick them up, otherwise they will be discarded – unless you have made previous arrangements, i.e. some one is picking up for you (this should be stated when items are dropped off). By 5:30 we are out of the venue and gone home to eat and get ready to go play at the big event “gear/play party”. Nobody wants to hang around and wait for you, particularly those that aren’t gettin’ paid! 

We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles. In five years we have had one mix up and a few things have been shoplifted. Remember, we are volunteers and are human :-)  We have made some changes and taken precautions so this doesn’t happen but sometimes thieves are just plain sneaky

Do you take credit and debit cards?

Yes we do! Although Canadian cash is preferred for all gear swap sales, Rubbout 2019 uses Square for our credit card and debit card processing.

Do you need to accept credit cards and debit cards for your business or organization? Receive free processing on up to $1,000 in sales over the next 180 days when you use the following link activate a Square account.