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.