Originally Posted by ecimmortal
I have to say. Some people don't quite get the concept that a drilled ski is a used ski. And no mater how little it's been skied, the value is no where near close to the new price.
I'm not sure what you are trying to convey. My read would be: Many sellers overprice nearly new equipment, and, buyers of used equipment seek significant discounts. That's life in the world of supply and demand. In the Epic Used Equipment forum, we all know low pricing sells, conversely, pricing near retail generally guarantees the item remains for sale. One aspect of that forum I like is that there is little discussion of the perceived value.
I would argue that a newer, high quality ski, drilled one time, and in good condition remains an attractive purchase for most. All of my quiver was bought used via Epic contacts and I've been very pleased with the performance. I'd have a hard time justifying a full MSRP on a pair of skis. Earlier this season, I was told "only a fool buys on price", but, I think an argument can be made that "only a fool buys a skis at full price". Not knocking anyone who chooses to do so as it's their money, I just hate depreciation.
Edited by Living Proof - 11/29/11 at 6:20am