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How to tell if your getting a deal on used skis??

post #1 of 4
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Hey guys,

 

looking at buying skis on craigslist or ebay, trying to figure out how to tell if I'm getting a good deal? what should the discount be on cheap demo bindings and used skis?

 

Looking at a pair of 2013 Line Prohet 98 for $300?  Think its a good deal, but not sure.

 

What do you guys tihnk?  what should the normal mark down be from year to year or demo skis?

 

Any input appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Zach

post #2 of 4

"How to tell if your getting a deal on used skis??"

 

Simple.  If you can ski on them for two to three seasons and re-sell them for about what you paid for them it's a great deal.

 

This has been another in a series of simple answers to simple questions.

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Originally Posted by eaglez21 View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

looking at buying skis on craigslist or ebay, trying to figure out how to tell if I'm getting a good deal?

 

Walt is right. There is no shortcut answer to this question, any more than there is when you're buying a bike or a car or whatever. You have to put in the research and observation time to understand what you want and what the recent sales track record is for that thing. There are LOTS of variables. A good deal in December might be a poor deal in April. A well cared-for ski used for 30 days might be worth $500, while the same model demo'd for 4 days by a series of drunken frat guys hitting every rock in sight might be worth $150. A ski that has been available for four model years is going to be easier to find a deal on than one that debuted this year. An otherwise great bargain is not a bargain if something is damaged in shipping and the seller is suddenly AWOL or pushes back. Etc. etc. etc.

post #4 of 4

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/39772-BEFORE-YOU-SELL-READ-THIS

 

Everything you wanted to know about pricing used skis, bindings not included. According to this scheme I should be paying someone to haul off the used skis I have to sell. 

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