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How much are used Armada JJs with Salomon Bindings worth?

post #1 of 11
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How much are used 185 Armada JJs with Salomon STH 14 Driver Bindings worth?

 

Both Models are 2012, bought new and used only four times. No damage on skis.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11

Your hook gives the best indication. New JJ's are being sold for 40% - 50% off right now. Driver's a solid binding, but only helps value significantly if the potential buyer doesn't have to remount or doesn't have another binding waiting. Suggest you check fleabay, C'list, or if nothing there, take the price of the skis + bindings new and subtract 70%, then put them up on fleabay auction, emphasize condition, and see if anyone reacts. TGR will have the most possible buyers, but they won't pay you very much. Or wait until the fall, when you might get 50-60% below what you paid. But these aren't as hot a commodity as they were a coupla years ago. Sorry. 

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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

Your hook gives the best indication. New JJ's are being sold for 40% - 50% off right now. Driver's a solid binding, but only helps value significantly if the potential buyer doesn't have to remount or doesn't have another binding waiting. Suggest you check fleabay, C'list, or if nothing there, take the price of the skis + bindings new and subtract 70%, then put them up on fleabay auction, emphasize condition, and see if anyone reacts. TGR will have the most possible buyers, but they won't pay you very much. Or wait until the fall, when you might get 50-60% below what you paid. But these aren't as hot a commodity as they were a coupla years ago. Sorry. 


I found them for 560$ online. Sound like too much?

post #4 of 11

Yeah, that's a little pricey.  WIth just 2 minutes of googling, I found the exact same setup brand new for $700 ($499 for the JJ's and $199 for the STH14 driver).  I wouldn't be surprised if you could beat that price with a few more minutes of looking.  $140 off for a set that's been mounted and skied is too much unless this is a hard to find ski (which as beyond said, isn't the case anymore for the JJ's like it was a couple years ago).  The 185 JJ's do seem to be a little scarce, but they're out there.

 

Whether or not you would need to re-mount has a lot to do with the price.  First of all, if you need to remount that's another set of holes affecting your resale value.  Second, you have the issue of whether or not you can even remount using the same bindings.  If your boots are close to the seller's, but outside the range of adjustment on the bindings, it's *possible* that you may find that you can't use them in the existing mounting spot, but the holes would be too close to try to mount them in the "right" spot for you.  Then you need to either move forward/back (which you may or may not want to do) or go to a different binding with a different hole pattern.

post #5 of 11

new= ~499-560, so deduct another $100-150 off.  Bindings allow 125.00  Don't consider the MSRP, it's the MAP. 

 

price= $500 to $550.including bindings  plus shipping. If you don't have a box, allow about $25-30 to buy one.

 

 

I would wait till  September / October to post up unless you need to dump.  then post pictures.

 

once they are drilled, they are used and you lost your $. Condition is important but most who use a ski like that don't care as long as they don't have more than 15-20 days (less than 15 is pretty much the same as 1) and no repairs.  Top sheets can be scratched but not chipped or delaming.

 

All above stated by Beyond and JAobrien6 is correct and accurate. 

post #6 of 11
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Thanks guys for the help. I just ended up buying them anyway. I did a ton of research for places in my area and this was the best I could find. Someone was selling the same set up lightly used but with Marker bindings for $1000 (yeah right). I Noticed on ebay and craigslist that similar setups often go for between $500 and $550. Sure I could've waited all summer for something cheaper but I'd rather just spend the extra 60-100 bucks and feel content knowing that I for sure have the skis I want for next season

post #7 of 11

whenever possible buy new from a ski shop; you will at least have a guarentee and someone to go to if there are issues. Have them do the mount and prep. Waiting isn't always a good strategy. Most shops tend to offer best prices in May and June (early) then they hold for the fall. Usually by then the supply of the most desired sizes are gone and the prices go back up as demand starts up. So you are smart to buy now.

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whenever possible buy new from a ski shop; you will at least have a guarentee and someone to go to if there are issues. Have them do the mount and prep. Waiting isn't always a good strategy. Most shops tend to offer best prices in May and June (early) then they hold for the fall. Usually by then the supply of the most desired sizes are gone and the prices go back up as demand starts up. So you are smart to buy now.

 

Thats good to know for upcoming seasons too. I did my shopping around at local ski shops this whole month and havent found any better deals and I didn't wanna risk losing the chance for the skis I want. I appreciate the support on the decision and thanks again for the advice.

post #9 of 11

plus you get to leave them in the living room and play with them all summer.  icon14.gif

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plus you get to leave them in the living room and play with them all summer.  icon14.gif


haha exactly. They're just leaning up against the wall tormenting me. But the wait will be worth it

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