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Event Sales was established in 1985 to serve the needs of retailers and manufacturers wishing to dispose of customer returns, surplus, closeouts, in-store damaged and other types of distressed inventories.

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Event Sales has worked under contract for Big 5 Sporting Goods for nine years, selling their customer returned sporting goods product.
 
Product Type

  • Loads consist of everything found in a sporting goods store, i.e., camping, hunting, fishing, sports equipment, sports clothing, workout equipment, etc.
  • Product includes customer returns; however, marked out-of-stock (new) product may also be included.
  • Product is palletized and usually packed in boxes.
  • Purchaser should count on 10% of the product being thrown away. The balance of the stock is new, like new, or fixable.

Restrictions

  • We usually are allowed one request of Big 5 for a given load. For instance, if a customer does not want workout equipment, we can make that request and it will be omitted.
  • The Big 5 web site enables the purchaser to view the types of product.
  • Product is sold by the truckload only.
  • No advertising the Big 5 name is permitted.
  • Product must be sold East of the Mississippi unless special approval from Big 5 is provided. California, Oregon, and Washington are never approved for sale.

How Sold

  • All product is sold F.O.B. Riverside, California. (This means customer pays freight from Riverside to their location.)
  • Product is sold in truckloads consisting of $200,000 retail value.
  • Loads are assorted providing a good mix of sporting goods product.
  • A manifest is available upon completion of loading.

Payment

  • Sales are wire transfer up front or cashier's check only.
  • You will receive a confirming invoice.
  • All sales are final.