In The Beginning

The happiest times in our lives can be defined by our surroundings.  The relationships, the places, the music, the inspiration, all coming together to give us a clear direction and purpose to our life.

This “project” (now branded The Pros Closet) was a direct result of one of those times in my life.   While living in my VW Bus in Ross Schnell’s front yard, with the only the task of riding my bike on my to-do list, I began a simple mission to sell all of my worldly possessions on eBay.

The lessons I learned in valuing space and the freedom of not being held in one place by physical possessions will always be an underlying purpose to my life.

Minus my bike and my bus, I sold everything.

Fast forward 8 years to today and we present to you, The Pros Closet.  An avenue for anyone, (athletes, teams, shops, reps, companies, you) to free up space and put your unused product in the hands of people who will give it a second life.  Buy something that already exists, it’s the greenest way to shop.

I challenge you to look at your surroundings in a new way:  Do I use it?  Does it inspire me?  Does it add value to my life?  If not, sell it so someone else can answer yes.

Nick Martin Founder of The Pro’s Closet



  1. There must be something about old VW vans….

    I came to your site while looking for a Bike Friday to use on our next bike tour through West Africa and was struck by our similarities.

    We lived in a VW van for years and drove one most of the way around the world. We financed our trips by selling used gear – albeit not to your scale – through our ebay store Coronado Outdoor & Recreational Equipment.

    The store is impressive and give us something to strive toward.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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