Exchanging old sports equipment for new gear -MonkeySports l Sideline Swap

MonkeySports is excited to announce a partnership with Sideline Swap to provide customers with an easy way to get rewarded for recycling their used equipment! These trade-in events enable MonkeySports athletes to quickly & easily turn their used sports gear into store credit to spend with MonkeySports, while helping youth sports organizations.


What is SidelineSwap?

SidelineSwap is the world’s largest online sporting goods marketplace where parents and athletes buy and sell new & used sports gear. Founded in 2015, SidelineSwap has served over 1,000,000 athletes with over 100,000,000 sporting goods items listed to the site. Buyers can expect to find great value at up to 70% off retail and sellers can quickly & easily turn their used & unwanted sporting goods into cash or shopping credit.  SidelineSwap was one of the fastest-growing marketplaces on Andreessen Horowitz's A16z Top 100 marketplace list for 2019.


Always-On Trade-In Program

In our commitment to continuously serve our community of athletes, MonkeySports is excited to announce an expansion of our partnership with SidelineSwap. Now, in addition to our scheduled events, trade-ins can be conducted anytime through an "always on" feature available at all our retail locations. This new, ongoing service allows athletes to swap their old gear for credit towards new purchases any day of the year, making it even easier to keep your equipment up-to-date and in great condition.

Current Equipment Accepted: Baseball Bats

Call your local MonkeySports Superstore for more details.*


How the Events Work

During specific weekends throughout the year, SidelineSwap and MonkeySports have partnered to host a trade-in event for those looking to clean out old sports equipment. MonkeySports athletes who attend trade-in events at MonkeySports locations can simply bring their used gear to the event and it will be evaluated by SidelineSwap buying experts using SidelineSwap’s proprietary trade-in software and value guide.

Athletes receive a quote from SidelineSwap for gear that meets the trade-in guidelines and, upon acceptance, they will be issued a MonkeySports gift card.  At select events, as an added perk, MonkeySports increases the value placed on the equipment by SidelineSwap by 15%!  Items that do not qualify for trade-in can also be donated to local youth sport programs in need.  For more information, please visit:  SidelineSwap Trade-In-Events


Expanding Our Accepted Products

Currently, our trade-in program accepts a select range* of products to ensure quality and reliability. We are excited to announce that we will be gradually expanding the types of equipment accepted in our trade-in program. This expansion means that more athletes will have the opportunity to refresh their gear more often, from a broader range of sports. Keep an eye on our announcements and website for updates on which new categories and items will be included.

Current Equipment Accepted: Baseball Bats

Call your local MonkeySports Superstore for more details.*


Trade-In Event FAQs

What equipment is accepted at the trade-in event?

Examples of items accepted at the event include: Items that are in good working condition, purchased within the past 5 years, and have an original retail value of more than $100.  For more information, please visit:  https://sidelineswap.com/trade-in-events.

What equipment is NOT accepted at the trade-in event?

Examples of items NOT accepted at the event include: Damaged or heavily worn products, items purchased more than 5 years ago, knock-offs, generic store brands, counterfields, and large items like bikes, kayaks, and treadmills. For more information, please visit:  https://sidelineswap.com/trade-in-events.

How am I paid?

Athletes receive a quote from SidelineSwap for gear that meets the trade-in guidelines and, upon acceptance, they will be issued a MonkeySports gift card. Sometimes there are added incentive bonuses that give you a chance to earn more cash for your trade-in, be sure to ask a MonkeySports associate.

Where and when are the events?

 Events are happening year-round at MonkeySports locations nationwide! You can find the next one by clicking here and finding the schedule on the bottom of the page for our larger events that have a much wider acceptance of gear. At our local stores we Participating locations only, call and ask your local MonkeySports for more information!