Originally Posted by Cupolo
I know for fact that the R:11 was offered to dealers in the US at the same price I paid. They probably paid the same, but are choosing to grab anyone who is willing to pay full retail.
I'll throw the flag on this intentionally inflamatory statement. Please name 5 US ski shops that sell at "full retail." I'll even give you one - Gorsuch, LTD. at the base of Vail. Give me four others.
Heck, there may even be 5, but my point is that of the 2000+ ski shops that are members of SIA, shops that sell at MSRP are extremely, extremely rare, and the few that do are in Aspen, Vail, or Telluride where there's plenty of people happy to pay it. The vast majority of US shops are at "street price" by Nov 1.
As an aside, I've kept my personal opinion about Cupolo's out of my several posts in this thread because I didn't think it was relevant. But, based on the moronic customer relations you've displayed in your replies to posters that disagree with you, I think it's safe to say I won't buy skis from you.
Ever hear that discretion is the better part of valor?