Looking to find another board to play on? Need to clear some space for that next stick that is currently being worked on? If you’re not quite satisfied with results from the Craigslist postings or don’t really feel up to surfshop-hopping you can give Boardhunt.com a try.
Boardhunt uses a pretty simple format, making it easy to search and locate whatever it is your looking for, as well as posting boards that you are looking to unload. They’ve been at it for a little over a year now and have forged relationships with well-known industry retailers Hansen’s and Surfride, helping them to launch their initial database of boards and accessories.
While it looks like they could use a little more traffic to beef up their listings, there are still a few killer deals on there. Their main problem is that they haven’t quite figured out that SEO is a must for any website. For example, I can’t find them by typing any relevant keywords (such as: “used surfboards”) into Google.
As their name gets out, and with the right marketing strategy, Boardhunt could end up being a really useful avenue for buying and selling used surfboards, skateboards, snowboards, and any other type of plank that we put underneath ourselves for recreation. But for now, I’m sinking them on a poor marketing execution. Here’s to hoping they figure it out and Boardhunt becomes as popular for selling boards as Craigslist.
Posted by Cameron on Friday, January 11th, 2008 in Surfing.