- The definition of a ski shop.
- How many goods can a member of public bring in through normal public consignment channels?
Normal ski shops and reps:
- Is a recognized business.
- Is a normal part of the ski industry.
- Operate from a shop front or storefront.
Shops not ordinarily part of the ski industry shall be treated as public consignors
- They shall pay the 30% commission but not pay the $2 per item tag registration fee.
- We require an address (not a P.O. box) where we may return any defective gear returned by public.
- Are charities as approved by the Ski Sale Organizing Committee e.g. Kiwanis.
- Are participating ski clubs e.g. Calgary Ski Club.
- Are skiing sport governing bodies e.g. Cross Country Alberta.
- Members of the general public.
- Former managers and staff of ski shops now closed.
Commission rates and handling charges:
- Effective 2011, GST will be added at the cash tills to all purchasers
- The Ski Sale must remit GST collected to the government.
- 20% sales commission plus $2 per item tag registration fee will be charged to ski shops and reps, and to charities.
- 30% sales commission will be charged to all public consignors but not the $2 tag registration fee.
- In the event of a fundraising promo by a charity, the Ski Sale Organizing Committee may decide to waive a commission (e.g. Cross Country Alberta cookbooks few years ago.)
In the event of large number of items (more than 20 items) from a non-ski shop, staff of a closed ski shop, or a member of the general public, the following rules will apply:
- They will receive a shop number and shop tags.
- They are required to complete their own tags with minimal Ski Sale volunteer help.
- They will consign and reclaim all goods through the Zamboni door on the normal shop schedule.
- If they have not completed their tags beforehand, they will be provided space in the foyer near the Zamboni door with table(s) and consignment supplies to complete their shop tags.
- If a dolly is required at any time, they MUST use a specified Emergency Exit near the Zamboni door for safety reasons at the Public Entrance.
- Their goods will be appraised at that location before tagging unless they can prove that qualified Ski Sale volunteers or ski industry professionals have inspected and certified the items.
- All goods entering the Ski Sale must be properly assessed as to their suitability according to current Ski Sale Appraisal Policies.
- For Normal Public that will occur at Max Bell before being accepted for Consignment.
- For Non-ski shops, they must have knowledgeable ski professionals appraise the goods at their expense before being consigned.
- For Charities, arrangements can be made for Ski Sale Volunteers to help the charity appraise their goods before completing the Shop Consignment tags.