Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here who makes the effort to put out quality.Whether its gear, trip reports, ski instruction, resort knowledge etc. I say this particularly in regards to skis I just got from the Gear Swap from Bogatyr .They look practically brand new.
I have been astounded to the quality of all the gear I have purchased from members over the last 10 years or so. I have had transactions with Iriponsnow, Scotskier, bbinder, philpug,Rio,finndog,BWPA (Josh) and many others . I have never been disappointed in the top shelf quality of what has been sold. Although I have not bought new from the big guys here, I like to mine the used gear.
What I have found is if it priced between $200- $400 it looks and skis like new and that is with bindings. I know there are tons of people selling really good stuff here, I just can't buy it all. Again thanks, it is because of the members and moderators that this site continues to succeed.