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Who is Paratroc ?

Paratroc - Shop and webstore for paragliding equipment

The company Paratroc was founded in 2005 and started to exchange used paragliding equipment. The company developed thanks to its profesional skills and its website.

Paratroc quickly started to sell new equipment aswell and ship worldwide.

Today, Paratroc is the most famous shop for used equipment in France and one of the most popular websites for paragliding with almost 2 millions visitors per year.

Most popular pages :

online used paragliders rating

para bible

new equipment comparison

The shop test-centre is located 500 meters from the official landing field in Doussard - Lac d'Annecy


Sell used equipment
We only accept products in good condition and wings have to be checked. 
We don't sell used helmets, flying suits, shoes...
 
Steps for selling used paragliding equipment at Paratroc :
 
1. Fulfill the sales-form
2. Call Paratroc in order to confirm if material can be sold and at what price.
3. Print sell-form in 2 exemplars (one for seller – one for Paratroc).
4. Bring your material or send it by post with the form
5. Pay by card deposit costs and control (if needed)
6. We call you or send an email when we receive your equipment (we confirm price after check).
7. We sell your equipment as fast as possible
8. We pay you the product by bank transfer (or cash at Shop), sell-price minus our commission
 
If you sell your equipment yourself, we take no commission
We set selling price according to model, wear and demand-offer for this kind of product. We have an online rating calculator.

Buy tax free

French taxes are 20% (except books = 5,5%)

Every citizen that lives outside UE, can decide to pay taxes in his own country (or in the country where he buys) : UK, Switzerland....

In order to sell ex-vat, we need to prove to the tax administration that the product has left UE

•We ship the product : the international shipping form prove that the product has left UE

•you buy in our shop : you receive a tax form to be scanned at Custom services office (système PABLO). We can check online if form is ok and refund you the VAT.

Be aware that you can only refund VAT on new products, not on second-hand ones.

If you live outside European Union, you can buy ex-vat (duty free). In our webshop, all prices include 20% french taxes.

If you want to calculate your price ex-vat : price vat included divided by 1.2


- On the webshop : 

Create and connect to you account on the webshop. If your delivery address is outside UE, prices will automatically be shown without taxes (ex VAT). You can order normally on the webshop.

- If you come to our shop in Doussard or shipped in EU before export :

you pay VAT INCLUDED and you receive a form that you have to scan at French customs office (at border or in a french airport).
We check online that you have done it correctlt and refund you VAT on your card or wire bank transfer (minus 20 euros administrative costs).

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Paratroc VIP Card

Paratroc VIP Card is a yearly loyalty card for many Advantages :

- 3% extra-discount (immediately in cart)

- check glider 100€ instead of 115€ - repack reserve 30€ instead of 50€

- private offers

- member of Doussard Parapente , 30€ value (special prices on shuttle, trainings, journeys... )

VIP card is 1 year (2020) , when buying it from mid-november, you have following year included.


Get the best discount

In our shop in Doussard and on our online store, you see immediately our discount in the cart : Easy, clear and fast ! You get the best discount we can give you according to the brand and the total amount of your purchase.

The discount are automatically calculated in the cart - see last lines , under products. If you live outside European Union, connect to your account and see all prices without taxes. see duty free procedure

Discount 1 = Discount product

As you see, most of the products are already discounted in the shop

for example (not contractual) = Niviuk Hook 5 - 3133€ instead of 3730€

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Discount 2 = Discount pack 2

Pack 2 = paraglider + harness / harness + reserve / paraglider + reserve

When you put 2 products in the cart, you get an extra-discount on top.

for example (not contractual) = Niviuk Hook 5  + 1 advance success 4 = 148€ extra-discount on top of the discounts on each product

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If harness + reserve, shackle and mount are free (value = 40€)

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Discount 3 = Discount pack 3

Pack 3 = 1 paraglider + 1 harness + 1 reserve

When you put 3 products in the cart, you get an extra-discount on top.

for example (not contractual) = Niviuk Hook 5  + 1 advance success 4 + 1 reserve Niviuk Octagon = 279€ extra-discount on top of the discounts on each product

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If harness + reserve, shackle and mount are free (value = 40€)

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Discount 4 = discount group purchase

If you put 2 or more paragliders or harness, you get an extra-discount for group purchase (1 payment, 1 delivery).

This discount comes on top of the pack discount

for example (not contractual) = 3 hook 5 = 281€ extra group discount

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Discount 5 = discount Paratroc VIP CARD

You can buy Paratroc VIP CARD and receive all year long an extra discount and other advantages.

the VIP card iis 50€

BUY VIP CARD

VIP CARD Discount comes on top of all other discounts (not always same discount, it depends on product)   

Yearly card is 50€ for a mean 3% extra-discount on price list (i.e. 112€ on a hook 5 - 200€ on a pack)

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Discount 6 = Free shipping European Union

Shipping is free from 50€ in France and from 200€ in European Union. It is a discount because shipping a paraglider costs 30€ in France and 50€ in Europe.              .

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Discount 7 = Gift Paratroc

We often put a little present in each order = stickers, cups, wing socks, buff...

We regularly offer a nice present when you purchase a paraglider  =  fastbag, tube bag, t-shirt,...

+ Discount DUTY FREE

French taxes are 20% (except books = 5,5%) - If you live outside UE, you can buy without french taxes.

For example, if you are from Switzerland, you will have to pay Swiss Taxes (8%) = you win 12% on total price.

When you connect to your account, prices are automatically without taxes. 


Faq Sections

FAQ - Paratroc Webstore
Why buying at Paratroc ?

Paratroc has been selling all the paragliding equipment Since 2005, online and in the shop near Annecy. 

Choice of brands

Paratroc is retailer (and often test centre) for many brands like Advance, Ozone, Niviuk, Independence,  Skyman, Kortel, Woody Valley, Nova, Phi,... We also sell most of the other brands. 

Stock

Paratroc has thousands of products in stock.

Prices

Our prices are always among the best ones of the market. See Paratroc 7 discounts

How to order ?

direct online on the website www.paratroc.com

An advice ?

feel free to ask us by phone or Whatsapp +33 6 17 55 06 89


Who is Paratroc ?

Paratroc - Shop and webstore for paragliding equipment

The company Paratroc was founded in 2005 and started to exchange used paragliding equipment. The company developed thanks to its profesional skills and its website.

Paratroc quickly started to sell new equipment aswell and ship worldwide.

Today, Paratroc is the most famous shop for used equipment in France and one of the most popular websites for paragliding with almost 2 millions visitors per year.

Most popular pages :

online used paragliders rating

para bible

new equipment comparison

The shop test-centre is located 500 meters from the official landing field in Doussard - Lac d'Annecy


What are the shipping companies ? Costs of the shipping ?

 When you check out on the webstore, we propose the shipping companies available : colissimo, chronopost, exapaq, ups...

Shipping costs are calculated depending on basis of weight and destination.

Free shipping to France from 50€, free from 200€ to European union. Real cost shipping to world.

 Shipping companies for France :

•Mondial Relay, 2-3 days

•Chronopost, usually 1 day delivery

•DPD, usually 1 à 2 days 

 Shipping companies abroad : 

•Chronopost, usually 2 à 4 days inside UE, 1 week in Europe, no information outside 

•Coliposte, usually 5 days inside UE, 1 week in Europe, no information outside


What are the means of payment ?

On the webstore, you can pay with credit card or by bank wire transfer

- online secured payment (SSL safe payment by Credit Agricole). None of your bank information is on our website.

We receive money 3 days after your payment (in case we have to cancel part of your order – we can reduce payment not increase, of course)

- Bank to bank transfer : Your order is shipped when we have received money on our account. You receive our Iban once you have confirmed your order.

In the shop in Doussard, you can also pay cash :

- maximum 1.000€ for french residents

- maximum 3.000€ for foreigners


How do I know if the product is really available ?

On the website, you see immediately if the product is available.

"In stock at Paratroc - immediate shipping" – the product is in our shop

"Available at supplier - xxx days" – usually available at the manufacturer or importer. approximative delivery time

"This product is no longer in stock with those attributes but is available with others" – we are not sure that the manufacturer can supply this product, and we prefer not to sell it


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FAQ - Selling used equipment
Why selling used paragliding equipment at Paratroc?
Paratroc is not a website for ads, we are a consigment shop + active selling.
Consigment : pilots leave equipment at our shop, we sell it for them
 
For selling, Paratroc is EASIER, FASTER and SAFER !
- easy : we take care of everything from control to payment
- fast : we sell all year long and ship in all Europe. We sell hundreds of wings, hernesses, reserves... per year
- safe : no risk about tricky deal or payment, we guarrantee payment to the seller
 
The reasons why :
- a shop in Doussard, Lac d'Annecy (best french spot)
- big stock at one place (easy for buyer to choose)
- a website with realtime updated lists
- advice and experience
- safe transaction : for seller (guarrantee of payment) for buyer (3 months guarrantee on used products)
Safer for seller :
- safe transaction (Paratroc garantees payment)
- ethics (matching buyers skills)
- Shipping insurance (in case the shipping company looses your product)

Sell used equipment
We only accept products in good condition and wings have to be checked. 
We don't sell used helmets, flying suits, shoes...
 
Steps for selling used paragliding equipment at Paratroc :
 
1. Fulfill the sales-form
2. Call Paratroc in order to confirm if material can be sold and at what price.
3. Print sell-form in 2 exemplars (one for seller – one for Paratroc).
4. Bring your material or send it by post with the form
5. Pay by card deposit costs and control (if needed)
6. We call you or send an email when we receive your equipment (we confirm price after check).
7. We sell your equipment as fast as possible
8. We pay you the product by bank transfer (or cash at Shop), sell-price minus our commission
 
If you sell your equipment yourself, we take no commission
We set selling price according to model, wear and demand-offer for this kind of product. We have an online rating calculator.

Services Paratroc for selling used paragliders ? cost ?
Services Paratroc
Paratroc services include :
- Reception of your products
- Visual check (with you if you come to the shop)
- Storage (space & insurance) + data processing
- Promotion (web, ads,...)
- Negociation and payment
- Shipping to purchaser
 
You can take back your equipment any time if you have found a buyer or changed your mind.
 
 
Price for our services
Paratroc earns a commission when we sell the product.
When you leave the product at us, we set the selling price and the commission.
Usually, our commission is around 20% on paragliders and 30% on other products.
This commission includes our negociation with buyer (our final commission is often around 10-15%)
In case that the product is difficult to sell, we can lower the price for the seller up to 20% every year.

How to set the selling price of a wing ?
The price of a product depends on how old it is, how used, and supply-demand.
The value of a product may be different that the « real value » , i.e. A competition wing looses value very fast.
 
We have developped a Used paragliders price rating guide that you can use in order to have an idea of the commercial value of a used product. You can also ask us.

Why must my paraglider have been checked when Paratroc starts to sell it ?
Some pilots tell : i'm ok to havre it checked if a pilot is interested...
Paratroc has been selling hundreds of items per year for almost 15 years, we know that if your paraglider is not checked, we cannot sell easy and fast as usual.
When a pilot wants to buy a paraglider, one is checked , the other one not.... it is always easier and faster for him to choose the one already checked. More over, the control workshop may take weeks for checking the wing.
the seller needs to pay for the check when dropping the paraglider at Paratroc.
We accept control reports 3 months old, we make a porosity test on top
In a wing is not selling for 6 months for example, we guarrantee that it has not been flown since control and make a porosity test to prove it.
for almost new and demo paraglider, we have a complete visual test + a porosity test.

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FAQ - Buying used equipment
Paratroc, How does it work ?
 
Paratrocc is not a website for ads, we are a consigment shop.
 
Consigment : pilots leave equipment at our shop, we sell it for them, that means that we have an independant advice.
 
Paratroc is the biggest shop for used equipment in France.
 
Buying used paragliding equipment at Paratroc is EASIER, FASTER and SAFER !
 
- easy : you find everything at the same place with a profesional advice
 
- fast : with online payment and fast shipping, you receive your equipment very fast in all Europe with money back guarrantee
 
- safe : no risk about tricky deal, Product are guarranteed by Paratroc

What kind of equipment does Paratroc sell ?
We sell used paragliders, harnesses and reserves.
paragliders : less than 10 years old, recently checked
harnesses : in very good condition only
reserves : less than 10 years old
We don't sell used helmets, flying suits, shoes...

How to order/book an used equipment ?
Before buying, you'd better ask us by email or phone. We want to prevent you from buying a wrong equipment.
 
STEPS :
1. Have a look at the lists
2. call us or send an email to confirm : category, total weight in flight, delivery time...
 
if ok, buy it online if you want us to ship it to you or book by phone if you want to come at the shop

How can I be sure that the equipment is in good condition ?
First of all, we are profesional : we must guarrantee the condition. All dealers must take back the equipment if there is something wrong with it when you receive it. 
As the material is not ours (but to pilots), we don't have to cheat. A private pilot who absolutely wants to sell his « broken » wing can cheat you. 
Paratroc refuses 30% of the wings that pilots ask us to sell, we only keep the best ones.
We take time to advice you, in order to help you making the best choice.
 
For a new product, you need to send it back as new and in original packaging. For a used, it is more difficult, beacause it has already been used. You can send it back only in case of a defect.
 

is the website updated ? Is the product in stock ?
Our data base is real-time updated, that means that when we sell a product, it immediately disapears from the shop.
You might not buy some products because another pilot has booked it. 
 
All used equipment is in stock in our shop in Doussard (Lac d'Annecy). Some demos may not be in stock yet, ask us for availability and delivery.

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