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Giant, Liv join The Pro's Closet to offer trade-up program

Published May 18, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling are the latest brands partnering with The Pro's Closet in a trade-up program.

Cyclists can upgrade to a new Giant or Liv model by trading their old bike to The Pro's Closet. The submission process requires two photos and a short description of the trade-in. TPC provides a trade-up quote within 24 hours that is redeemed for a voucher applicable toward any Giant or Liv model.

Previously, The Pro's Closet has partnered with other manufacturers and retailers, including Competitive Cyclist, Zipp, and QBP.

"From the beginning, our trade-up program was developed to make selling an existing bike to help finance a new bike as easy as walking into your local bike shop," said Travis Erwin, chief revenue officer at The Pro's Closet. "We're excited to partner with these innovative brands and expand this program to participating Giant and Liv retail locations."

The program is modeled after the auto industry's approach to used cars. When customers can apply the value of their existing bike to a new purchase, they have more flexibility and foresight when planning an upgrade, TPC said. This program is designed to benefit customers and retailers by removing one of the primary challenges to purchasing a new bike, they said.

"To date, no bicycle brand has created the venue or process to enable customers to stay in the game similar to motorsports or automotive," said John "JT" Thompson, Giant Group USA general manager. "Giant Group has partnered with The Pro's Closet to make it seamless to keep riders riding for life. Prior to this action, each bike purchase transaction has been viewed as a singular purchase with no trade-in or trade-up value. This trade-up program is available to all Giant Group retailers; it's a new day and game-changer to offer Giant and Liv riders and retailers a way to upgrade their ride whenever the time is right. We are proud to be the first working with The Pro's Closet on such a powerful project."

TPC purchases new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Each bike undergoes a Certified Pre-Owned inspection and service. A Buyback Guarantee gives customers full transparency by offering guaranteed trade-in values for 18 months after purchase.

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