WHY SHOP LOCAL?

We know you have lots of other options to buy your gear at online shops and stores in other cities. But before making your final purchase decision, please consider the following advantages of shopping locally at Boardsports:

  1. Management you can talk to: We are a small specialty business that relies on keeping our customers happy. Therefore, our store managers are always on the sales floor and available to make sure you have an exceptional shopping experience. The Boardsports owner, Steve Martin, is also always available. Steve is usually at the store, but you can also email him at: steve@boardsports.ca

  2. Expert Knowledge: We only hire staff that ride-a lot. Our experts are passionate about board sports and love helping customers, whether it's buying new gear or finding a new spot to ride. We test everything we sell, so we know which gear is best for a novice to a pro. Our experts will help you select the perfect gear for you-guaranteed. Click Here for our Performance Guarantee

  3. Convenience: Our Toronto store is open 7 days/week and is conveniently located on 5 blocks south of Eglinton on Yonge Street. We have free parking beside the building and we are just 2 blocks from the Davisville TTC Subway Stop. Why order online, when you can pick up your new item today! Click here for store hours and map.

  4. Try Before You Buy: Whether it's a wetsuit, snowboard jacket or tee- nothing beats trying it on for size and fit. Not quite sure about which gear to get? Come to one of our demo events! Click here for information on upcoming demos.

  5. Hard to Find Items: We carry thousands of products, many of which are hard to find specialty items. Not all items are online, so give us a call or drop by the store if you are looking for something special. If we don't have it, let us know and we will do our best to get it for you.

  6. Price Match Guarantee: We know getting a good deal is important to you. We are constantly checking competitor pricing to make sure we are offering the best price. If for some reason our price is not the lowest, please let us know and we will match the price. Click here for our Price Match Guarantee.

  7. Avoid Duties, Brokerage and Shipping: Considering ordering from the United States? Beware, the price advertised is not what you will pay. Some of the hidden costs include:

    • Up to 18% import duty
    • $30-$90+ brokerage fees
    • Exchange rate differential
    • 3-4% extra charged by the credit card companies to convert Canadian funds into US
    • Extra shipping costs (free shipping rarely applies to Canadian orders)

     

  8. Hassle Free Returns and Exchanges: We want you to love your Boardsports purchase. If it's not quite what you wanted, please return it and we will refund your money. Shopping locally makes this quick and easy. Click here for our Hassle Free Return and Exchange Policy.

  9. Repairs, Tuning & Service Centre: We have an on-site service and repair centre that handles everything from basic tuning to sophisticated fiberglass repairs. Like to fix your gear yourself? We are more than happy to explain how it's done.

  10. Hassle Free Warranty: Everyone hates warranty problems. Our buyers work diligently to select quality brands and products that are unlikely to have issues. But if you have a problem with your equipment, Boardsports will take care of the warranty process on your behalf and provide you with a replacement. And you will avoid:

    • Expensive shipping and brokerage costs to send your item back to the dealer/manufacturer (note that US retailers cannot provide a warranty in Canada)
    • Lengthy shipping delays to and from the dealer/manufacturer
    • Warranty paperwork and headaches
  11. Feel good about creating jobs for youth and young adults in our community. Over the years, Boardsports has helped hundreds of Toronto youth and young adults start their careers, in a job they love, while providing some much needed income. With youth unemployment rates at record low levels, it is now, more than ever, a great time to continue to support employment for local youth and young adults.

  12. Feel good about supporting a shop that gives back to our community. Thanks to the support of our many local customers, Boardsports is proud to be able to help many local charities (link to charity page) and host lots of free demo and events. Click to see when our next demo is.

  13. Feel good about helping to support our municipal, provincial and federal programs. Each year Boardsports submits close to $500,000 in HST, CPP, EI, Income Tax, EHT, and Corporate Tax that gets reinvested into our community and country in the form of infrastructure, schools, healthcare, and social programs.

  14. Feel good about reducing your environmental impact. Shopping locally reduces emissions from commuting to shops or having online orders shipped.

  15. Shop at Boardsports and feel good about getting the best product, service and price while contributing to the local community.

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