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Decent Finds at Sports Authority

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
The Place: Sports Authority Nashua

The Goods:

Volant Genesis v2s...all sizes...200
Machete FB...all sizes... 200?
Machete Sin...all sizes.... 224?
Dynastar Skicross 9's all sizes...269
Atomic R9's all sizes...269
Atomic 11.20 ...180?...200?
salomon 1080's.... all sizes 340ish
tons of other stuff, some older dynastar cross 63's and speed stc's for real cheap
some x-screams, some beginner/int. stuff

Word on the street is that a 50% off sale is coming up, but they are going to take away the current specials and then take 50 off the higher price (which will still be cheaper...but not 50% the already low price)
post #2 of 27
Based on some recent travels around the Mid Atlantic and browsing through some ski shops, and other's previous predicitons on here, it's real clear there is going to be excellent of end of season sales (for the buyers, that is) on gear and outerwear. I kinka feel sorry for the small shop owners.

If only this would happen for Mt. Bike equipment and gear, too.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
Based on some recent travels around the Mid Atlantic and browsing through some ski shops, and other's previous predicitons on here, it's real clear there is going to be excellent of end of season sales (for the buyers, that is) on gear and outerwear. I kinka feel sorry for the small shop owners.

If only this would happen for Mt. Bike equipment and gear, too.
i'm looking forward to a good sale on nordica beast boots..hope you are right.

as for mtn. bike gear, depends what you are looking for. i've been able to find pretty good prices on a range of stuff--just not core bike components.
post #4 of 27
As for bicycling, if you were living on the east coast/Mid Allantic, on Saturday, April 16, 2005, there's a huge bicycle flea market, (not just MTBs) at a velodrome track outside Allentown, PA.

Excellent prices on gear: http://www.lvvelo.org/springmarket.htm. They have this twice a year, in the spring and fall.
post #5 of 27
If you have any interest in cycling, this is worthwhile. Get there early for tires, etc.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by evansilver
If you have any interest in cycling, this is worthwhile. Get there early for tires, etc.
They always have a bike shop selling name-brand inner-tubes -- both MTB and road -- at three for $5, right where you walk in. They sell out by noon.

I'll have to put up a post about this a few weeks before it happens, as a reminder.
post #7 of 27
I went to a Sports Authority last night - all of the Volants were marked down to $80 (these have a MSRP of over $700 and regularly go for $200 on ebay!), and I picked up a pair of Atomic SX7 with binding for $175 (MSRP $689). Its a miracle (or my wife's disgusted look) I didnt walk out of there with 6 pairs of skis

Good luck hunting
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by jalexander
I went to a Sports Authority last night - all of the Volants were marked down to $80 (these have a MSRP of over $700 and regularly go for $200 on ebay!), and I picked up a pair of Atomic SX7 with binding for $175 (MSRP $689). Its a miracle (or my wife's disgusted look) I didnt walk out of there with 6 pairs of skis

Good luck hunting

I agree as well. I was in Sportmart a week ago and they had similar pricing. I had to get out of there before I bought a few pairs!
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
As for bicycling, if you were living on the east coast/Mid Allantic, on Saturday, April 16, 2005, there's a huge bicycle flea market, (not just MTBs) at a velodrome track outside Allentown, PA.

Excellent prices on gear: http://www.lvvelo.org/springmarket.htm. They have this twice a year, in the spring and fall.
ElkMoS, evans, missed you yesterday?
post #10 of 27
does anyone know if the Sports Authority sells skiing equipment at their locations around Philadelphia?
post #11 of 27
Just picked up some Atomix SX 11 for $265 at the South Portland Sports Authority. They still had quite a few left.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by comprex
ElkMoS, evans, missed you yesterday?
Comprex, didn't ever hear of this one before. I recognize a few of the vendors, they're also at the LV Velodrome swap meets, Beacon Cycling is one, (makes you wonder if these guys do most of their business at such events).

In anycase I was sliding down the slopes that day.
post #13 of 27
I got killer prices on some north face ski pants. I got the freedom pant that retails for $129 for $69 and the swifty pant that retails for $149 for $55. I am one happy camper!
post #14 of 27
Which store? Any hardware?
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by evansilver
Which store? Any hardware?
Should be all stores. And all do have hardgoods, not top end, but mid level gear.
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
My Legend 8000's for $199 were top end
Like Phil said, most of it isn't spectacular but if you dig you can find some quality stuff.
post #17 of 27
Wonder how their boot fitters are? We're going to need good boot fitters after all the local shops are driven out of business. They are the Walmart of skiing. They take, but they fail to give back!
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
I don't think that core skiers will ever switch to Sports Authority as their main place to shop. We don't have an legend 8000's in shops around here and I was surprised to see those there...bought them on the spot. I brought them back to my local shop to be mounted etc. I wouldn't buy boots from Sport Authority and I wouldn't recommend any one else to. You never know, someone there might love skiing and know what they are talking about, but they don't have the tools to do a good boot fitting (as far as i know)
I hear ya though. We've been having alot of discussion on walmart driving out business around us. I don't think that Sports Authority will be able to do it, but i sure will be sorry if they do.
post #19 of 27
RJP

They are taking the low end of the market. Small shops can't make it selling high end gear to a few and boot fitting someone else's sale. I think it's going to be serious for skiers who rely on expertice. You certainly won't get it there.

They take all the easy sales and the real shops work with the problems. That won't last long!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by RJP
My Legend 8000's for $199 were top end
Like Phil said, most of it isn't spectacular but if you dig you can find some quality stuff.
Just got off the phone with Nashua store....they said the 8000s were never going for that low. The 4800s were going for $350 and the 8000s were higher. Oh well, I tried and RJP, you got a steal!! The guy told me it had to be a mismarked price on that ski b/c they never would have let one go that low! If they were that cheap, the staff would have bought them all.

At any rate, they are all out of the legend series. Also, he told me that Sports Authority had a Dynastar Legend 7000 made esp for them by Dynastar. It was like the 8000 in dimensions, but cheaper. Probably similar construction to the 4800 but with the wider dimensions.
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow, I've never heard of that 7000. I've heard the Salomon makes special X-screams for them. Its odd that ski companies make special models for a non-ski specific store.
I got mine in Manchester and they were definately mismarked. I found some Machete SINs and other random things mismarked too. It seems that the people doing the pricing don't really care, if you look you can probably find some things. When you really look at the price stickers none of them marked with the correct length, sometimes the wrong model and even brand.
post #22 of 27
Yeah, SA is a real mess during the transition to Gart. Makes for some super buys!
post #23 of 27
[quote=Blizzboy283]I got killer prices on some north face ski pants. I got the freedom pant that retails for $129 for $69 and the swifty pant that retails for $149 for $55. I am one happy camper![/QU


Are all the pants marked down 50% or so ?
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by evansilver
Which store? Any hardware?
I think there are four around Philly: NE Philly, King of Prussia, Exton, and Montgomeryville. I haven't been to the NE one but out of the other three KOP had by far the best selection from skis to gloves, etc.
post #25 of 27
[quote=bandels]
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
I got killer prices on some north face ski pants. I got the freedom pant that retails for $129 for $69 and the swifty pant that retails for $149 for $55. I am one happy camper![/QU


Are all the pants marked down 50% or so ?

More then 50% on a lot of things, you just have to look around.
post #26 of 27
My local SA's have now pulled their skis and most hard goods.
post #27 of 27
$25 shin guards. Junior sizes too. Look in the soccer section.

You can sand the swoosh off.
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