Did I miss out on a great bargain? Over the weekend I was in Hamburg, NY working a ski swap / sale for the shop I work for P/T. Several ski shops participate bringing left over gear, demos and trade ins. Their are always a few hidden gems amongst the the sea of entry level blow outs and over used 200cm sticks.
Well as I was searching for an appropriate ski for a customer, I spotted a pair of brand new Line Influence 105's in the 179 length (perfect for my 5'8" 190lb frame) for $299!!!! Now I only get out west once or twice a season and last year I bought the Rossi Exp 98's 180 for my western ski trip ski which the Line's would also be. I kept looking to see if they were still there all weekend and there they were still leaning against the wall when the show was over and we were packing up. I could have a Marker Griffon put on very cheap at my shop and have these skis for under $500 ready to go.
I wanted them so bad but just could not justify duplicating my western choice that I made last year. All I could think about on the 3 hour drive back home that I was an idiot for not buying them. Heck I could have turned around and sold them with out bindings for at least a $100 profit.
So am I an idiot or what?