Well, I wasn't talking specifically about this pair of skis necessarily, just the price of skis in general. It seems like there are a lot of skis on the market, and the manufacturers are dumping them. I saw that Moment is offering free financing! I never heard of that before have you? I also, know that my nephew just bought a new pair of High Society skis for $300.00. Also, you made my point about the new, last years skis selling for 30 to 40% off. There are a lot of leftover skis out there. I just think the market is glutted with skis.
As far as you car analogy goes, it seems to me that if I had a chance to buy a Corvette that had 150 miles on the odometer for 5/8 the price of a new one I would probably jump on that deal, especially if the model had not changed other than color, and I knew that it was owned by a responsible adult who had not taken it to the drag races.
The PB&J has not changed since it first came out other than graphics, and it seems to me that if a person was serious about buying that particular ski, and can get them basically brand new, with a brand new pair of Look Pivot bindings thrown in basically for free it would be pretty tempting. So, if I offered them for $650.00, I would be losing about $50.00 on a pair of skis I rode one time. And the buyer would be getting the skis for a pretty good price, but maybe it is not a low enough price to tempt anybody at this time. If, like you said you could buy these last year new for $600.00 plus about $200.00 for the bindings, then that would be $800.00 for the same skis. People will always want to get the best deal they can get, and sellers will always want to get the most out any sale that they can.
Anyway, skis only last a few seasons if they get ridden regularly, so I can just start wearing out these babies, and saving some wear and tear on some of my other skis
And you can keep on looking for the deal of the century on some skis that you can afford. After all, the chase is more fun than the capture.