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Vail Valley Anglers

Vail Valley Anglers Trade In, Trade Up Program
VVA Trade in, Trade Up Program

Are you drooling over the latest and greatest fly rod or reel? Do you really want to upgrade, but don't really want to mess around with selling your gear locally or online? We have the perfect solution for you with two options based on your time frame and needs. Select the program that is best for you and get started. Simply print the form, fill it out and ship the product to us. We will handle the rest. We will sell your gear at no cost to you, and issue an online gift code as well as a one-time use code for complimentary shipping from our website when you purchase your replacement gear.

There is no catch. We simply take your unwanted gear, and help you turn it into something you want to fish! When utilizing the Trade In, Trade Up Program you have two options when it comes to selling your fly fishing gear

Option A - eBay Style Auction:

Once an item is received by our upgrade staff, we photograph it and build an eBay listing that accurately describes your product. From there we schedule the items to run on an eBay auction for 10 days starting at 99 cents with no reserve. After the listing has been completed and payment has cleared, you receive the final value of the selling price minus all eBay fees (12% of the selling price) in the form of a gift card which can be used at the Vail Valley Anglers shop or on VVA.com. We have found this to be the most effective method when selling used gear. If we start items at 99 cents, this encourages bidding and competition for the item. The auction-style listings tend to promote higher bids and selling values.

** The Fine Print: We list all items with no reserve and once an item is started, it cannot be ended. We have found that listing items with no reserve results in better sale prices, meaning more value to you. Ending a listing early reflects badly on Vail Valley Anglers and our business on eBay. Store credit is not redeemable for cash. Bidding on your own item is not allowed and your item will be forfeited for this kind of activity.

Option B – “Gotta Have It Now”:

Our staff has years of experience and sales data when it comes to fly fishing gear. Once your gear is received, we will evaluate your item(s) based on age, condition, and sales history. From there we will determine a value for your gear based on these factors and a gift card will be issued for that value.

To participate, simply print off this form and send the completed form, along with your gear to us. We will handle the rest. Wondering if what you have is worth selling? Just send us an email or give us a call. We can easily research your item and give you some ballpark estimates. Please contact us at 1-970-926-0900 or via email at customerservice@vailvalleyanglers.com with any questions.

Trade In, Trade Up Form

Ship your items to the following address:

Vail Valley Anglers
C/O: Trade In, Trade Up Program
97 Main Street
Unit E 102
Edwards, CO 81632

Redeeming Your Gift Card

At VVA, we like to make things easy for you. Once your item has sold we’ll issue you a gift card code to use in our shop or online.

To use your code online, simply type the code into the “gift card” field on the checkout page and the total credit will be applied to your cart. If the full amount isn’t used, the remaining credit will stay assigned to the gift code for later use. We will also assign a “free shipping” code for those redeeming their credit online to ensure you get the most out of your credit.