twochord, here is a TGR post that might help you understand where people are coming from
- The standard maggot/minion pricing paradigm is:
50% of current online price (not MSRP)
-10% per year old
-10% per times drilled, per core shot, per delam...etc
-10% per marker binding attatched
+10-30% for Rare/High-demand item
MSRP is not the starting point- who buys skis at MSRP? Most don't, and the person interested in used last-season boards sure as hell don't. Furthermore, new skis still on she shelf in March/April get blown out by many shops at 50% of the list price or more, which makes your "50% off LAST-YEARS MSRP" for a used ski not seem that appealing.
-If you score something for cheap, and need to sell it at a markup, go for it, but be upfront about it, because someone somewhere knows what you paid and will call you out about it and make you look like an ass otherwise.
@twochordcool when you originally started posting here about buying a quiver of skis that at the time rivaled the total number of days on the snow, several people asked you how you could afford to do so, and if I understand your answer, it was that you are working at REI. Are you selling these skis at the price your paid for them new? 50% off MSRP sounds like it could very well be in the ballpark for skis purchased with an employee discount.
What you paid doesn't determine the value, but people can think you are an ass if you demand top dollar when unloading something you got at a significant discount. This isn't the flea market, its a community.