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What are my skis worth?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

  So it has been clarified on here that I have outgrown my original skis which are the Rossi S7.pro from last year they are size 160cm in length (they have no rocker but are twintip) and I am 135 5'8. Too bad because I only had them for a year and I got them with my boots and I am afriad my boots are beginning to be to small! (sucks growing) I am going to continue skiing them to learn spins and get good at those before I get new boards but I would rather not delay because whether it is mental or truth, I feel like my skis are indeed a little short when it comes to crud and powder. I know I still need a lot of work in these areas but if the small thought of my skis at all holding my back even comes close to my mind it has detrimental affects on my skiing from lack of confidence. So I would like to save up for new boards for Christmas but new skis would involve selling my current ones to use the money for new ones. So I am absolutely unacquainted with the used market for skis so someone fill me in, if I am going to sell my skis, it won't be at the cost of valueable skiing days over Christmas break which would probably be when it would take place, so if I sell them on Ebay, I could specify I can't ship them out until 5 days after payment or something but then I run into conflict where I assume there will be much greater demand for them prior to christmas and if I were to get skis it would of course have to be on christmas day! So first I have to think, should I get skis now or just push one more full season out of these which they will continue to get smaller as I grow and try to get some kind of deal on a Demo at the end of the season.

 

So to the point, how might I go about selling these boards to bring me the most money I can use towards new skis, I will give my probably budget in a sec, the skis just got waxed but the depressing thing is Saturday I was skiing Alta (that's where I ski BTW) and my right ski jammed hard on a hidden treasure and took out a good size chip out of the bottom that is fairly deep but doesn't touch the edge, the skis are mounted I think at the reccomended line with pretty nice Rossignol bindings with 100mm brake and 4-12 DIN i don't know what they are but yeah, how should I approach getting that fixed and then how should I go about selling them? (with bindings mounted, bindings seperate etc) if I am not to get new skis for Christmas I would probably have to get new boots depending if they break in after a couple more times. Talking budget:

 

-(How much I get for my skis)+200$ (selling leatt neck brace) + 100$ (cash) and then I could get the bindings and have them mounted as a gift so long as I cover the cost of the skis which would have to be under 550 and I could maybe stretch it to 600$ to allow for Czar's or something. No Benchetlers, Rocker 2's etc, too expensive.

 

 

Buying skis: Buy them at the local ski shop, Ebay (new or used), Backcountry.com????

 

Skis: I would like something definately twintip, rocker, and at least 100mm underfoot. I would get them with bindings mounted slightely forwards because I plan to get better over the next few years and yes I would neeed to keep them for around 2 years without outgrowing them so refer me to a size that would allow for this

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share your opinions

 

Thanks

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post #2 of 16

Craigslist is your friend for selling used skis. 

post #3 of 16

If your on a budget you've got level nine right there. in SLC. My go to place since I am still living on a student budget (local ski shops, if I could afford ya, I'd give you my money) is Sierra trading post. They are floating a lot of coupon codes (I've seen a 35% off one recently) this holiday season and have some decent offerings on previous seasons skis from Rossi, 4frnt, Roxy, Icelantic, K2 etc. Too bad the Kung Fujas left are 189, but there's plenty of decent all mt twin tips in the length you need (My instinct would be roughly 168-172 but others will surely disagree)

 

 

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by drainbamage View Post

Share your opinions

 

Thanks


I think you should swap the d and b in your handle...amusing post (and reminds me of when I used to out grow boots and skis every year).

 

If you want more feedback, put the same post up at TRG TGR (my bad- thanks VladL)

 


Edited by MEfree30 - 11/23/11 at 10:28pm
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

I don't know what TRG is but the d and b are like that cuz it's kind of a joke.

post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by drainbamage View Post

I don't know what TRG is but the d and b are like that cuz it's kind of a joke.



Also a joke - swap R an G, google it :)

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

 

Quote:

 I feel like my skis are indeed a little short when it comes to crud and powder. I know I still need a lot of work in these areas but if the small thought of my skis at all holding my back even comes close to my mind it has detrimental affects on my skiing from lack of confidence. So I would like to save up for new boards for Christmas but new skis would involve selling my current ones to use the money for new ones. So I am absolutely unacquainted with the used market for skis so someone fill me in, if I am going to sell my skis, it won't be at the cost of valueable skiing days over Christmas break which would probably be when it would take place, so if I sell them on Ebay, I could specify I can't ship them out until 5 days after payment or something but then I run into conflict where I assume there will be much greater demand for them prior to christmas and if I were to get skis it would of course have to be on christmas day! So first I have to think, should I get skis now or just push one more full season out of these which they will continue to get smaller as I grow and try to get some kind of deal on a Demo at the end of the season.

 

So to the point, how might I go about selling these boards to bring me the most money I can use towards new skis, I will give my probably budget in a sec, the skis just got waxed but the depressing thing is Saturday I was skiing Alta (that's where I ski BTW) and my right ski jammed hard on a hidden treasure and took out a good size chip out of the bottom that is fairly deep but doesn't touch the edge, the skis are mounted I think at the reccomended line with pretty nice Rossignol bindings with 100mm brake and 4-12 DIN i don't know what they are but yeah, how should I approach getting that fixed and then how should I go about selling them? (with bindings mounted, bindings seperate etc) if I am not to get new skis for Christmas I would probably have to get new boots depending if they break in after a couple more times. Talking budget:

 

-(How much I get for my skis)+200$ (selling leatt neck brace) + 100$ (cash) and then I could get the bindings and have them mounted as a gift so long as I cover the cost of the skis which would have to be under 550 and I could maybe stretch it to 600$ to allow for Czar's or something. No Benchetlers, Rocker 2's etc, too expensive.

 

 

Buying skis: Buy them at the local ski shop, Ebay (new or used), Backcountry.com????

 

Skis: I would like something definately twintip, rocker, and at least 100mm underfoot. I would get them with bindings mounted slightely forwards because I plan to get better over the next few years

 

 

 

I did ask a lot of questions but ultimately I would like to know how I should go about selling the skis (Ebay, KSL classifieds, Craigslist) and for how much to sell them (with bindings)

post #8 of 16

 

Start here:
 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Craigslist is your friend for selling used skis. 



 

post #9 of 16

I buy, sell and just shop on CL a lot so here's some tips

 

1- PICTURES!! No, not with your phone and take several views

2- All info. Make, model, length, binding info, what BSL it's set up for and range it might fit.

3- Info on what type of skier might like them

3- Your phone number

 

Good luck

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

I can get 181 Surface Live Lifes off of Evo for 430 shipped to my door because it's %20 off for another day and 12 hours... too bad it couldn't be in like 2 weeks

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/surface-skullcandy-live-life.aspx

post #11 of 16

 

Wooley posted great advice about pictures and info to include in an auction. 

 

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Originally Posted by drainbamage View Post

I did ask a lot of questions but ultimately I would like to know how I should go about selling the skis (Ebay, KSL classifieds, Craigslist) and for how much to sell them (with bindings)

 

If you post on ebay and someone buys, you must sell to that person. So don't go posting to eBay, craigslist and kajiji then end up selling via craigslist while your ebay auction's still live - you'll ruin your feedback rating if you can't ship. Also on eBay, people buy from sellers with lots of positive feedback - hopefully you have more than 10 transactions already. 

 

To find out what you might get for your skis on ebay, do a search for your skis and filter the results for "completed listings". I always sell a bit below the median price that my item has sold for. But I don't like relisting and the wait. Keep in mind the holiday season's on now. So people will be buying already on ebay.

 

Craigslist is much nicer because you don't have to ship. Also, buyer can assess condition of skis in person, and if (s)he doesn't want the skis, that's fine, (s)he walks away. Easy. 

 

Best of luck!

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

I understand holiday shopping has officially begun, I will not sell my skis now because then I will be without skis till Christmas, I have basically two options:

 

-Buy skis sometime between now and Christmas  get the bindings for Christmas so as soon as I sell my skis (get the money, not ship them out), buy new boards unmounted and hold onto them until I either ship the skis out or sell em locally, get the bindings mounted and go from there

 

 

or: keep my skis until Christmas (Christmas day when I get new bindings) and then sell my current skis, go buy new boards  an get the bindings mounted but then I would have to use my skis all through Christmas break.

 

Either way I would either have to not skis for a number of days before Christmas over Christmas break when the demand for the skis is high or use the skis and buy new skis before Christmas, take a loan, get the skis ready to go the day of while I still have my old skis and then when they sell the money from that to pay off the loan. Only problem is that I don't know if anyone will want the skis after Christmas, oh and my Ebay account has 0 feedback but I just sold mx boots and then someone might buy my neck brace then i'll have 300

 

 

 

post #13 of 16

Buying skis now will be the most expensive period of the year.  I didn't read all you wrote, but hope you can ski what you have until likely mid Feb.  That is when the end of the season sales start.  Most of my new skis are bought between Feb and April, as that is when there is still a decent size selection and likely 30%-50% off prices paid today for this seasons gear.  As far as wear to buy, I am a internet shopper extraordinaire.  My last purchase came from France, as they had what I wanted at the best price (including shipping).  Like all things in life, do your homework or just pay more to get it when you want it.  As far as selling, egay for maximum exposure/price.  Here in gear swap.  Never tried Craigslist as I live in SoCal.  If your pressed for cash, buy used skis over on Gear Swap on TGR.  I have bought lots of used skis over the years as there are lots of great skis a season old being sold by someone for a great price.

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

It will be hard to ski on these until February however I haven't ruled it out. Heck I may not be able to sell my skis and then I will probably end up having to save until mid Feb.

 

For those who have had experience with this, what kind of demands will I be seeing for my skis before Christmas as opposed to after Christmas, I haven't decided how I am going to do the transition to allow me to ski and not be down for a few days but it will probably go something like I get money borrowed and sell the skis after Christmas. Will they sell do you imagine from January 1-Jan. 30th? I know demands will be much higher before Christmas but I don't know if it will just go dead right after Christmas especially with kids skis????

 

 

Thanks 

post #15 of 16

I want .....................no need a pair Retro Rossignol Strato 102s

 

new used what ever.

 

 - Polski -

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