Used kites, but not forgotten…

used kites

Looking for a good place to buy, sell or trade used kites?

Whether you’re on a budget and looking for a deal on used kites, selling off some of your kite collection, or simply want to trade out for something new, there are a few sites that are better established and frequented by online kiting community, and all are free to browse or contact sellers.

NOTE 1: Please be sure to browse the guidelines or FAQ (on each site) before posting, there is some basic etiquette to observe.

NOTE 2: Buy, sell or trade used kites at your own risk – problems are rare, but we suggest you check user feedback and apply common sense.

Classifieds and Swap Meets

Gone With The Wind Forum
The GWTW forum has users from all over the world
and large collections going up for sale fairly often.
(register/login for Swap Meet section)
Using an online classifieds system, users can browse or
contact sellers for free, there is a small fee to place ads.

Kite Bookie
The newest of these three sites, Kite Bookie is a forum
dedicated to buying and selling used kites for private parties.

AKA Kite Classifieds
Private listings on the American Kitefliers Association
forum, registration for this section of the site is free.

Take steps to protect your online purchase or sale!

We strongly recommend using a service like PayPal as they provide a degree of buyer/seller protection and will assist with dispute resolution.

When shipping an item, be sure to always use some sort of delivery confirmation as you’ll need it if the buyer says your package never arrived.

Beyond these two basics, there is also a wealth of information for used kites to be found with some basic Google searching.

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Author:John Barresi

Involved in the greater kiting community since 1990, John is an avid kite flier in several disciplines, has served as President of the American Kitefliers Association, and is co-founder of the Revolution sport kite team iQuad. View John Barresi's Profile →

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3 Responses to “Used kites, but not forgotten…”

  1. Reef Runner
    April 15, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Hey John,
    Just exploring the new website, but I noticed that the link [ ] doesn’t seem to work……….no big deal, but just thought I’d mention it….

    Hope all is well. Still waiting on that “East Coast Clinic”, up on Jockey’s Ridge !

    Just kidding…….Have a great weekend……..nick

    • April 15, 2012 at 6:03 am #

      Thanks Nick, seems the URL wasn’t working without www for some reason… Should be fixed now. 😉

  2. Reef Runner
    April 15, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    10-4………..working fine now

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