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Ok. Ski season is over, When do the ski sales start?

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Looking to pick up some new skis this summer.  Lets share the good deals and sales!

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Around here they started in Feb. Skis now packed away until September in favor of kayaks, etc.
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Around here they started in Feb. Skis now packed away until September in favor of kayaks, etc.

Same here, right now there's no skis left in stores, space is now dedicated to summer stuff like bikes.
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Three weeks ago at the local shop.
New:
Kendos= $350
Shiro jr. $215
Look p12s: $100

They are out there....
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post

Three weeks ago at the local shop.
New:
Kendos= $350
Shiro jr. $215
Look p12s: $100

They are out there....

 

How much for the BBRs?

post #6 of 11
I was expecting them to go sub 300. havn't seen it yet. I was watching for deals on Chams too. A lotta people were confused by them too so I was hoping there'd be extra inventory...
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Around here they started in Feb. Skis now packed away until September in favor of kayaks, etc.

 

Yep.

 

The good time to buy gear is Mid March, usually just after Spring Break.  This is when places start selling their demo equipment and will usually get down in price about as good as you will get.  I've had very limited luck getting deals over the summer- many places warehouse their stock and don't even have stuff on the floor, others stop running sales, figuring they will sell their remainder stock the beginning of the next season when there is more interest.

 

One example- We've been looking for skis for my wife, and demoing a bunch of stuff over the end of the season. Over several weeks in March, the shop had this years S7W and Armada TST-W on sale for $350 new in wrapper- not a bad price AT ALL. She demos and loves the S7, and when we go back to the shop, they have their "end of season pricing," and suddenly both skis have $530 price tags on them. The owner says the $350 price was a "pricing error," but it was the same owner that pointed out their prices to me when I first came into the shop, checked the prices in her magic book when I asked, and kept that same price on the skis for several weeks.  More likely it was a convenient excuse as to why the end of season sale price was $180 more than the in-season price, especially as the owner was perfectly willing to "honor" the "price mistake."

post #8 of 11

Ya, a lot of the best gear is already gone. But there are some websites that still have a good amount of stock left. Check Evo, Backcountry, Bentgate... A lot of the popular sizes/models are gone from the smaller and cheaper sites unfortunately. 

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I also noticed that over the last couple weeks one of the local stores increased the price on some of the more popular skis (Mantra, Kendo and others) from the mid season sales price.  They said prices will not change until fall sales start.

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Yep.

 

The good time to buy gear is Mid March, usually just after Spring Break.  This is when places start selling their demo equipment and will usually get down in price about as good as you will get.  I've had very limited luck getting deals over the summer- many places warehouse their stock and don't even have stuff on the floor, others stop running sales, figuring they will sell their remainder stock the beginning of the next season when there is more interest.

 

One example- We've been looking for skis for my wife, and demoing a bunch of stuff over the end of the season. Over several weeks in March, the shop had this years S7W and Armada TST-W on sale for $350 new in wrapper- not a bad price AT ALL. She demos and loves the S7, and when we go back to the shop, they have their "end of season pricing," and suddenly both skis have $530 price tags on them. The owner says the $350 price was a "pricing error," but it was the same owner that pointed out their prices to me when I first came into the shop, checked the prices in her magic book when I asked, and kept that same price on the skis for several weeks.  More likely it was a convenient excuse as to why the end of season sale price was $180 more than the in-season price, especially as the owner was perfectly willing to "honor" the "price mistake."


I had been waiting for a pair of the Elan skis with their binding system to get marked way down to buy a pair, as the MSRP was $1,250 and most places wanted $950 for them.  Finally scored a pair this weekend for $599biggrin.gif  Looked at the webpage this morning and the price is now $875eek.gif  I do not know what happened.  Maybe it was a pricing error.  I just hope they ship them to me as my credit card has been charged.  I would agree that the competitive sites start to mark equipment down in February and by now are sold out.  Companies with items in stock have had higher prices all along, so who knows when it will be marked down (next fall).  Just keep doing your internet searches for what you want and maybe you will luck out like I hopefully did.

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In my area all the ski/bike shops have put away their ski gear weeks ago with very mediocre sales. I ended up browsing Ebay for the last three weeks and just purchased a pari of 2013 k2 Kung Fujas 179cm with atomic ffg 12 bindings. Seller was asking 579, offered 499 and they accepted with free shipping........stoked!!! My local shop had them for the blowout price of 779 with marker squires on them...............

 

Now whether they are the right ski for me is to be determined. I was lookign for an all-mountain,  I dont charge hard on the groomers or have the need for super speed so either they will do the trick or they wont and if they don't fit the bill I can hopefully resell them and break even smile.gif.


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