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

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Climbing kit for sale! 9-May-2008 At 10:52:17 AM Preferknitting
Alright, so I might be wrong but I like to be weary

... especially if buying climbing gear that's supposed to protect. Buying climbing gear isn't like buying a lemon of a car that just breaks down along the highway!

and it's painfull to read about people having their house broken into and climbing gear stolen - everyone here knows how much it costs and how much we cherish the gear that we buy

So, I'll put down my cackles but would like to add... that Even so, those ropes are pretty old - The weave/ pattern and colours seem indicative of the 80's climbing scene. And the harness is like way old - maybe from the 70's.

To profess that your gear is A1 and hardly used is at the least a dodgy salesman tacktic. It's like buying into a car that's a lemon.

Those wanting to buy a second hand rope should know that a rope also comes with a recommended shelf life. Around 5 yers or so. So even if these ropes haven't been used often, they do expire - granted some people may still use it and feel comfortable.

Orwell, you're right, people don't have to know everything about thier gear and memory may fade... but how many climbers (who buy three! ropes) don't know the difference between a static and a dynamic rope? (And also, who profess to know araps?) And also, have listed their most prized possessions (those little brassy things) as 'extras'? I have to say, taht if the seller doesn't know their stuff and claims that their gear is good - then what other things might htey fudge to get a sale? Would you trust your life to gear bought from someone who doesn't know their sh*t and who embellishes?

And the listing of gear isn't even correct.

So I still stand at $50 as an offer. It's obviously been used alot or mistreated (even if it might have been over a period of 10 years) the gear is definitely not virginal.

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