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sick and tired of waiting for skis to come

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
is anny one else out there waiting for there skis to arive at house or shop i know that I am pulling my hair out wating there were soposto be here on the 15 of september but we all know skis dont ever come on time.
post #2 of 29
Which skis. Which company, Which store did you order from. And ski companys are pulling their hair out getting product to all of the shops that ordered from them.
post #3 of 29
I know the feeling! Even though there's not snow on the ground where I am...there was frost this morning! The UPS guy is starting to think I'm nuts as I watch his truck pass every day.
post #4 of 29
my pre-order has yet to ship, but I ordered the binders yesterday. OH THE WAITING.
post #5 of 29
Got mine, I had them shipped two day! The waiting is part of the whole buying experience. Make sure you treat your skis with much kindness when you open their box. Give them lots of love and attention.
post #6 of 29
Do it harder and faster and you won't have to wait so long.
Oh, that was really bad. Sorry.
post #7 of 29
I have been tracking my package on Fed Ex for a few days and I refresh the page about 20 times a day. One pair is finally here but still waiting on another pair.

I am an impatient person.
post #8 of 29
Relax chillout there is still plenty of time before we get any snow. You need something to take your mind off of waiting for your new skis. Go rent some ski porn.
post #9 of 29
Thread Starter 
tjbrk they are salomon race stock two pair of gs ans sl getting them from salomon direct
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by jo's
tjbrk they are salomon race stock two pair of gs ans sl getting them from salomon direct
Salomon Canada, or Salomon USA. It makes a difference. Salomon Canada it takes forever to get skis from. But the Salomon race stock skis arrived here on Monday. You should have them soon.
post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
ya i got them from the head rep probly frome usa. ya they should be here anny day SHOULD lol
post #12 of 29
waiting for 2 pair. My sons 170's and my 175's. His should be here any day...riiiight and mine aren't even in the country yet. Oh well.
post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
scalce how can you track you package do you have to have some thing special do to it what is the story on that .

as you can tell i am very impasent to lol
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by jo's
scalce how can you track you package do you have to have some thing special do to it what is the story on that .

as you can tell i am very impasent to lol
The place I purchased the skis from provided the tracking number.
post #15 of 29
HEy, did everyone get thier new babies yet or what?
post #16 of 29
OK, I've joined the gang. Faxed my order Tuesday and was told they would probably ship today. As I don't go anywhere until Thanksgiving I'm not too worried or anxious although I checked my online credit card account to see if they had been billed yet (definiety the dark side of getting new skis).
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
sadly no ron,still waiting i have some of the worst luck with ski shipment thes pair are almost a month late and i am still waiting my last pair i orderd were two months late
post #18 of 29
I can't believe all y'all order skis.

I'm way too afraid that the pair I'll get will have a defect, and I'll have to ship them back. Its happened to me before.
-Garrett
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by skiingman
I can't believe all y'all order skis.

I'm way too afraid that the pair I'll get will have a defect, and I'll have to ship them back. Its happened to me before.
-Garrett
I was thinking the same thing when I saw this thread. Tired of waiting? Do business at your local shop and be done with all of this waiting.:
post #20 of 29
My skis came UPS and they came pretty fast too! They were in good condition. I see where that can be a concern though. Sometimes they are cheaper online. That is probably why people get them there. There might even be a larger selection in some places? I have Salomon skis and I could not find them in my local ski shop. Shopping online was a good decision for me. Right now I am not impatient about skis (I have those) I am impatient about the snow! It is cold, but there is not snow. I know it is too early here in WV, but if it is going to be cold outside it might as well snow.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Coach13
I was thinking the same thing when I saw this thread. Tired of waiting? Do business at your local shop and be done with all of this waiting.:
Werd. I work for a shop, so I'm biased hah.

Seriously though, many shops still have good stuff from last year at half off MSRP or in some cases even more. You can go in, check it out, check the lamination and camber.....and even get a free mount usually if you buy binders. No shipping cost, no waiting, and hopefully an experienced staff to help you out of any bind.

Also, there is a difference between "warranty" and "they are a really good customer, I'd really appreciate this XXXX" you know? Depending on what type of skier you are, and what brand you like, that can be either a nice thought or a truly nice feature.

I had a 6 year streak of warranty replacement Rossignols...before I worked in a shop.

All that said, I would personally probably buy stuff on the internet if I wasn't an employee, but only if it was an exceptional deal. IMHO, it just isn't worth it to save 10-15 percent.
-Garrett
post #22 of 29
I am getting them on pro form so I have to order from the manufacturer.
post #23 of 29
Sometimes, the only choice is to order skis. I live in Northeast Ohio. I wanted a pair of Pocket Rockets last December. Believe it or not, we actually have ski stores here. I went to all 4 of them on our side of town. Most of them had Pocket Rockets, surprisingly - my husband even got a previous year's version at a great discount. But, no one had 165. I even tried to get my favorite shop to order them so I could STILL get them through the local shop. Couldn't do it. So, I called geardirect - who got me the 165 at a great price, and even got me a great price on a higher end binding than I had initially wanted, and I got them in about a week (they were in stock, which makes a difference I'm sure).

Yeah, it's nice to do business with the local shop, but not always feasible, and there are some good/responsive mail order/internet businesses out there when you need them!
post #24 of 29

Why We Order On=line

I had to order from a friends shop outside of Albany NY. I wanted Head I.XRC 1100 chips, not one store any where near me carries them (within 1.5 hrs). Since Ski and Skiing mag didn't review them, they are not stocking Them, talk about your power and influence. I got a fantastic deal and the skis were here in two days in perfect shape. Bindings mounted and adjusted to my exact boot. Folks in areas with real skiing are spolied (and I wish I was too). We unfortunates actually get better service and often better prices by shopping on-line from "local" stores in skiing communities. I have called stores in Big Sky MT, Beaver Creek, CO and Park City to order clothes and gear. I have found I can speak to people who actually use the stuff and are much more knowledgeable than what I can find here in NJ/ny/pa. I will be sending my skis out this year for tuning as well.
post #25 of 29
Yeah.....

I work in a NY shop. We took an employee trip to Utah last year late season. We had a "guide" at Snowbasin and he was like.."You guys are from NY? WTF?" He wussed out after lunch.

I've been into some pretty poor shops where people have no clue. There are certainly good shops in NY/PA/NJ though, you just have to look harder because few of them have jumped on the internet sales bandwagon.

And the Ski/Skiing gear guides plain blow. These magazines have an obligation to their READERS not ADVERTISERS. If people READ THE MAG then the ADVERTISERS WILL COME. They seem to think its the other way around. :
-Garrett
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by B40
Sometimes, the only choice is to order skis. I live in Northeast Ohio. I wanted a pair of Pocket Rockets last December. Believe it or not, we actually have ski stores here. I went to all 4 of them on our side of town. Most of them had Pocket Rockets, surprisingly - my husband even got a previous year's version at a great discount. But, no one had 165. I even tried to get my favorite shop to order them so I could STILL get them through the local shop. Couldn't do it. So, I called geardirect - who got me the 165 at a great price, and even got me a great price on a higher end binding than I had initially wanted, and I got them in about a week (they were in stock, which makes a difference I'm sure).

Yeah, it's nice to do business with the local shop, but not always feasible, and there are some good/responsive mail order/internet businesses out there when you need them!
Good post, and totally true.
-Garrett
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Si
I am getting them on pro form so I have to order from the manufacturer.
I work in a shop so I often have to do the same thing. I like to order stuff we stock so I can make sure the one I receive isn't a dud. It amazes me how many skis have small defects that most people never notice.

Defect of the year: Burned edges with careless use of disc edgers.
-Garrett
post #28 of 29
your gonna be waiting a long while for salomon. it's the same thing year after year.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by skiingman
Yeah.....


I've been into some pretty poor shops where people have no clue. There are certainly good shops in NY/PA/NJ though, you just have to look harder because few of them have jumped on the internet sales bandwagon.

And the Ski/Skiing gear guides plain blow. These magazines have an obligation to their READERS not ADVERTISERS. If people READ THE MAG then the ADVERTISERS WILL COME. They seem to think its the other way around. :
-Garrett
Garrett, you are correct and there is a good shop in Reading PA,(1.5 hours away) Pinnacle Sport, that is where I do go for boot fitting and such. They don't carry HEAD. There are only a couple of shops that are anywhere near me that carry HEAD. There is a store that sells patio furniture and hot tubs and then ski equipment in the winter, they haven't even brought out their ski stuff yet. They do carry Fischer and Head but would you shop there? I can just see it now, buy a pair of skis and get a free hot tub cover. Can't tune your skis today, the tech is out delivering a gas grill. How far do you drive to buy a pair of skis from a "local" shop before it's no longer "Local"? PS- The RAG MAGs suck!
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