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Ski stuff on clearance at The Sports Authority

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
According to several employees at the TSA in the Northern VA/Washington DC area, this might be the last weekend for ski stuff.

From what I saw the stores around here have:

1- Lots of Salomons Screams XP, price after 40% $270
2- Lots of Dynastar Driver XX, price before 40% $325 or maybe lower
3- Lots of Atomics with Atomic bindings, can't recall the model, it was mostly a gray color ski...
4- K2 Enemy, don't remember any prices
5- Lots of K2 for women, junior and beginners. Some TT
6- Lots of beginner/intermediate (according to the TSA tag on the ski) Dynastars skis <$150
7- Poles for $18
8- Marker 1200 bindings for $102 and other lower number Markers
9- Salomons 811 CP for $102 and other lower Salomons
10- Lower end Rossi bindings (axioms 100?) and Look Nova
I am sorry if I couldn't be any more specific and I realized some of the stuff is not as high end. Also, I could be off in the prices.

Some stores don't have anything as it was sent to other stores. Others had very little and others had a little more. The inventory was not consistent from store to store.

Hope this helps

YMMV (your mileage may vary)
post #2 of 21
Where are they (TSA) at this week? Still 40%?
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by gkamieneski
Where are they (TSA) at this week? Still 40%?
Last week when I was at the TSA in NH the sales sign said 40% until 3/12/05.

Yesterday when I was up there they changed the sign to 30% until 4/14/05 or sometime next month.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Last week when I was at the TSA in NH the sales sign said 40% until 3/12/05.

Yesterday when I was up there they changed the sign to 30% until 4/14/05 or sometime next month.
So next month, they pay us to take it away!

Actually I was in a store several weeks ago before the big dumps in the east and I heard a store employee explaining that their stock was thin because the eastern stores had reacted to the early season snows in the west by shipping product out there.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by gkamieneski
Actually I was in a store several weeks ago before the big dumps in the east and I heard a store employee explaining that their stock was thin because the eastern stores had reacted to the early season snows in the west by shipping product out there.
I was told the same thing.

For some reason the Manchester store was allowed to keep all of their ski stock.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Also, if you get a bunch of stuff (complete ski/board set up) or a bunch of skis, you can always talk to the manager and see if he is willing to give you a greater discount.

The manager at one of the local stores in Northern Virginia was very accomodating and generous with his discount towards my purchase.

Of course, your TSA store my vary...
post #7 of 21
About two weeks ago I got a pair of Volant Machette FB's for $108 and then got a nice pair of salomon 811 bindings for $112.
post #8 of 21
I stopped back in KOP today and now they are jsut 30%..not 40% off...why? no idea.
post #9 of 21
The late season snow has increased demand.

My post above says the same thing about the NE store sales.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Scalce
The late season snow has increased demand.
Boy, wouldn't that be nice! Lucky for me all of you East Coast skiers can't find the skis they want and are buying them from me (albeit at basically my cost). Otherwise, we may be in the midst of a "going out of business" sale (it isn't really that bad, but you get the idea). What a wierd year-I have skiers from California on vacation, walking into the shop, ready to pay full street price (I guess most everything is sold out in Cali). Then vacationers from Seattle walk in and say "what? Only 50% off? Why so much"? Amazing what driving a few hundred miles north or south can do to your persective!
post #11 of 21
I was in the Manchester store yesterday and was surprised to see some M9s. They were 30% now but I think the marked price was something like $679.
post #12 of 21
On Sunday, Laurel TSA store had lots of Metron sx-7's for $335, among other skis. Still, I decided to buy Fischer RX6 from dawgcatching. His service over phone is way better TSA's in person.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by adr
On Sunday, Laurel TSA store had lots of Metron sx-7's for $335, among other skis.
Do you mean Atomic SX-7s or Metrons?
post #14 of 21
my bad - atomix sx-7
post #15 of 21
Equipment varies from store to store, even between 4 local ones in my area. It pays to visit different ones. Several had decent supplies of Rossis, B1s and B2s included. Sign has changed to 30% off, but I only paid $170 for my Rossi Bandit Xs last week, they still scanned at 40% off the SALE price. Couldn't resist!
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by MGM
Equipment varies from store to store, even between 4 local ones in my area. It pays to visit different ones. Several had decent supplies of Rossis, B1s and B2s included. Sign has changed to 30% off, but I only paid $170 for my Rossi Bandit Xs last week, they still scanned at 40% off the SALE price. Couldn't resist!
I agree MGM, I went around to all the local store around me but KOP had by far the best in every category.
post #17 of 21
"but I only paid $170 for my Rossi Bandit Xs " you paid 170USD for a 4 year old pair of skis?
post #18 of 21
How does one know how much to pay for older skis? And how do you know how old they are?
post #19 of 21
1.hopefully they have all been sold by the second season after they were discontinued, but if they are still lying around a store (although why bandits would still be in a store is beyond me) most retailers would have put them in whatever version of 99$/sniagrab/turkey sale a while ago...
2.well the last version of bandit x was sold before the first generation of "B"series skis which were introduced 3 seasons ago so 3 plus 1 equals 4...
or you can look at the serial number in rossiland th first digit is the year of production...
post #20 of 21
The first digit on the serial number is 4, so they were produced in '04. New, factory wrapped, they had several pairs of women's (and men's) Bandit Xs in different sizes. I could've gotten the B1s, but I preferred these : . I've seen the '04 Bandit Xs recently selling on other internet sites for $100 more, so SA was the cheapest I found. The B1, B2 and B3s at SA were this years models, and at great sale prices.
post #21 of 21
No more skis at TSA. Local MA Sports Authority told me all the stores simply shipped back whatever was left to Colorado. Next door Dick's nee Galyans was still selling skis though with some discounts.
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