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post #31 of 43

Thinking about this now, as little as I wear a helment, i suppose the Variant Brim I bought last month qualifies.....................

post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Super D View Post

 

I used to work at A-Basin a long time ago, don't tease me, man. I'm trying to ignore the fact that snow is still falling in places, and I could be there skiing instead of getting a sun tan. Anyone have a spare private jet I could borrow?...I promise to return it gassed up and waxed...

 

Duh, you can do both!

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Do I go nuts?  I am a nut.  I buy stuff, and then try to sell it or swap it...and do it again and again.  The goal is to make enough doing this to pay for the season passes for the family every year.  One lucky guy who saw the Luddite thread is going to get a brand new $175 Briko Indian helmet for next to nothing (it cost me almost nothing).  $20 here, $50 there, it adds up.  I have a few new helmets, an Ortovox S-1 transceiver, kids poles and bindings, clothing and other stuff for sale/swap.  If you are buying or bartering, send me a PM.  I am amazed at how much stuff starts out at a bid of $1 on ebay, and then sells for $1-$3.  I store this stuff in a closet and then blow it out on Craig's List when the time is right.

 

That's pretty awesome. I just bought a snowboard sporttube, 2 boards, a pair of bindings and a pair of boots for $140, so I'm going to sell off the boards and boots and keep the sporttube, so that'll be essentially free.

 

The "good" snowboards I got my son and myself were 2012/2013 models each with about 3 runs on them, $400+ boards, got one for $73 and the other for $83, free shipping. The clothing I wear was all dirt cheap at 75% off, so I have 3 jackets which were all about $75ea, originally $300+......but if you're getting things for less than 10 bucks, you're crushing my shopping skillz. :)

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Thinking about this now, as little as I wear a helment, i suppose the Variant Brim I bought last month qualifies.....................

 

I had to read this twice, thought for a moment, you were sitting there WEARING your helmet right now! biggrin.gif

post #35 of 43
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Duh, you can do both!

 

Don't I know it! I got scorched there in the Spring, sitting up at the midway point on the snow patio eatin' BBQ. Good times.

post #36 of 43
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For that deal you just can't live without.

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-Icon-Tt-800-Skis-Whead-Pr-11-Bindings


"ATTN Deer Valley Carving Nerds"  LOL!

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For that deal you just can't live without.

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-Icon-Tt-800-Skis-Whead-Pr-11-Bindings


"ATTN Deer Valley Carving Nerds"  LOL!


Wrong demographic?wink.gif

post #38 of 43

So far this spring:

 

12/13 Scott Punisher 189 w/ Atomic FFG16 Bindings - Excellent Condition

Winning bid:
US $202.50
3 bids ]
Shipping:
$30.00 Standard Shipping
 
KASTLE XX110 WEST SKIS W/BINDINGS 170 CM NEW 2012-2013 (for son)
Winning bid:
US $325.80
9 bids ]
Shipping:
$25.00 Economy Shipping

 

2012 Armada TST 183cm w/ Look Pivot 12 Bindings USED

Winning bid:
US $200.00
1 bid ]
Shipping:
$35.00 Standard Shipping

 

Smartwool ski socks x 5 pairs, Large

Winning bid:
US $15.55
2 bids ]
Shipping:
$5.00 Economy Shipping
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by Super D View Post

 

That's pretty awesome. I just bought a snowboard sporttube, 2 boards, a pair of bindings and a pair of boots for $140, so I'm going to sell off the boards and boots and keep the sporttube, so that'll be essentially free.

 

The "good" snowboards I got my son and myself were 2012/2013 models each with about 3 runs on them, $400+ boards, got one for $73 and the other for $83, free shipping. The clothing I wear was all dirt cheap at 75% off, so I have 3 jackets which were all about $75ea, originally $300+......but if you're getting things for less than 10 bucks, you're crushing my shopping skillz. :)

 

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Originally Posted by JJQIV View Post

So far this spring:

 

12/13 Scott Punisher 189 w/ Atomic FFG16 Bindings - Excellent Condition

Winning bid:
US $202.50
3 bids ]
Shipping:
$30.00 Standard Shipping
 
KASTLE XX110 WEST SKIS W/BINDINGS 170 CM NEW 2012-2013 (for son)
Winning bid:
US $325.80
9 bids ]
Shipping:
$25.00 Economy Shipping

 

2012 Armada TST 183cm w/ Look Pivot 12 Bindings USED

Winning bid:
US $200.00
1 bid ]
Shipping:
$35.00 Standard Shipping

 

Smartwool ski socks x 5 pairs, Large

Winning bid:
US $15.55
2 bids ]
Shipping:
$5.00 Economy Shipping

All of this proves skiing doesn't have to be an expensive sport.  Last year I did something similar, buying some new Bad Seeds w/ bindings for my kid for $200 and dumping the bindings for $120 (I had others).  After two seasons of use--my younger son will use them, too--I'll sell them for at least $100 making the cost per day much, much, much cheaper than renting for a season.  I once bought a bunch of Hot Chili socks for almost nothing  off ebay advertised as "seconds."  Yeah, each pair had one sock that eventually started to unravel, but the good socks (now combined in pairs) have lasted for 5 years.  Sierra Trading Post had a 30% off "Facebook" sale yesterday, so the older kid got thermals for next season and new golf shirts for $6.85 each that he can start wearing next week.   

 

Cameras, golf clubs and skiing equipment all depreciate faster than a hedge fund's short position in Telsa.  You can't convince me 5-year old irons play any better than new ones (the Dynamic shaft is close to 65-years old!), or that that the experience on a new carving ski is worth paying $600 more than a 3-year older model.  Bindings?  Outside the Knee Binding/Howell debate beat to death on another thread, not much changes for the in-bounds stuff.  WTH, the LOOK heels haven't changed much since the 1970's.  Kid skis don't change that much, either.  The K2 Bad Seeds went to a "rocker" shape when the whole line changed over, but the construction and dimensions have been the same for years with only the tops changing every year.  Is it worth paying 60% more for a top?  Not to me.

post #40 of 43

There are good deals to be had and more on the way. popcorn.gif

post #41 of 43

Do tell Phil........  

 

 

Your problem is that you failed to understand the single one most important rule and fact:

 

Its always winter somewhere in the world. 

 

you want snow?  think South America, New Zealand and Australia.

post #42 of 43

last memorial day weekend I picked up 2 pairs of skis (with bindings), polls and boots for CHEAP.  I love the end of the season, it was all I could do not to buy anything this year!   Really eyeballing those volkl bridges! 

post #43 of 43

Last summer's living room decorations - 1 set Blizzard Magnum 8.1 for the man of the house and 1 set Blizzard Bushwacker for his son.  I'm not sure yet what we are decorating with this summer. biggrin.gif

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