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post #1 of 18
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Anyone going to this thing.... good prices? good stuff? etc? I know it opens today at 2:00 pm and goes until sunday
post #2 of 18

Giants Stadium Sale

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Originally Posted by maxint
Anyone going to this thing.... good prices? good stuff? etc? I know it opens today at 2:00 pm and goes until sunday
I am going tomorrow (Tuesday) at lunchtime. I will post a report after that. My understanding of this sale is that it is all leftover stuff from last year. They do have bootfitters available to help you with ski boots.

There are also manufacturers reps there to answer questions about their products.

I would not look for high end stuff at this meet, I doubt you will find it. I am going to buy skis and boots for my wife, she's an intermediate so I bet I will find some deals.

No Atomic Skis there (Boooo!)
post #3 of 18
I've been to them a couple times before. It is best to go during the day as other times are usually really crowded. And most of the good stuff is gone after the first day. Also, most of the higher end equipment isn't available. It's worth going to if you are looking for something, instead of just paying full price, take a look there first.
post #4 of 18

Princeton Ski Giants Stadium Sale

Here is what they list in the flyer they sent me. If people can comment on the quality/review these items, that would be great!

Skis:
Salomon Scream 10 Hot Pilot Ski w S912 binding $549
K2 Omni 5.5 $299.95
K2 escape 3500 $129.95
Dynastar trouble maker ski $279.95

Boots

Lange Comp 120 $319
Salomon Performa 7.5 $249
Salomon Elipse 8.0L (women's) $199
Rossignol Soft Lite 2 Ladies $149

Clothing

Spyder Lethal Systems Men's jacket $189
Marker Delta Jacket $189
Helly Hansen Guide $119
Marker Cargo pants $89
Helly Hansen embargo $69
Spyder Yosemite Womens' jacket $209
Marker Fire womens jacket $119
Marker Freeride women's pants $79
Helly Hansen Deb womens pants $69.95

Can anyone comment on either of the womens boots orthe K2 Escape or Omni skis?
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by dantelman
Can anyone comment on either of the womens boots orthe K2 Escape or Omni skis?
Stay away from the Escape. It's a cheap low level ski that a beginner would outgrow in a very short period of time.

The Omni 5.5 is quite the opposite. It's a great ski with a wide performance window that would suit any skier from the low intermediate to the low advanced level range.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dantelman
Here is what they list in the flyer they sent me. If people can comment on the quality/review these items, that would be great!

Skis:
Salomon Scream 10 Hot Pilot Ski w S912 binding $549
K2 Omni 5.5 $299.95
K2 escape 3500 $129.95
Dynastar trouble maker ski $279.95

Boots

Lange Comp 120 $319
Salomon Performa 7.5 $249
Salomon Elipse 8.0L (women's) $199
Rossignol Soft Lite 2 Ladies $149

Clothing

Spyder Lethal Systems Men's jacket $189
Marker Delta Jacket $189
Helly Hansen Guide $119
Marker Cargo pants $89
Helly Hansen embargo $69
Spyder Yosemite Womens' jacket $209
Marker Fire womens jacket $119
Marker Freeride women's pants $79
Helly Hansen Deb womens pants $69.95

Can anyone comment on either of the womens boots orthe K2 Escape or Omni skis?
if thats all that is there... then the sale sucks.... i'm wonder if they'll have any volkl's or amotic skis?
post #7 of 18
It's good if you need some new ski clothing, but make sure you get there early! They do not usually have top end/high performance gear there. If you are a beginner or intermediate skier I would highly suggest going there and taking a look around.
post #8 of 18

Giants Sale.

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Originally Posted by maxint
if thats all that is there... then the sale sucks.... i'm wonder if they'll have any volkl's or amotic skis?
I just got back from the sale, and I will go back tomorrow to get my wife boots (I need her for that ;-)) there is more than what I listed earlier, that was only was in their flyer.

I actually think I got a good deal on her skis, K2 T9 mystery luv w/ Marker M1000 bindings and poles (includes mounting) and free Hunter lift ticket for $329.

The skis they have are mostly K2, Dynastar, Head, Fischer, Blizzard. They did have a few Atomics, but they are not high end skis like the Metrons.

If you need clothing, there is tons of selection. Even stuff like Hot Chilis thermals, these normally sell for $30-40 a piece, you get both top and bottom for $30. Also name brand ski sox, 2 for 1. They also had 20% off on helmets, I got the Boerli top of the line helmet for $112, it is normally $140.

One caveat- the checkout lines were long, that may be cuz it was the first day of the sale.
post #9 of 18

K2 skis

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Originally Posted by Coach13
Stay away from the Escape. It's a cheap low level ski that a beginner would outgrow in a very short period of time.

The Omni 5.5 is quite the opposite. It's a great ski with a wide performance window that would suit any skier from the low intermediate to the low advanced level range.
What about the T9 Mystery Luv? That is what I ended up buying her.
post #10 of 18
Here's the list of what ski packages they have on sale. All of these come with a "free" lift ticket to Hunter Mountain. Almost everything else is 10-20% off the lowest marked price.

Blizzard CXP Ti $319.95
Marker M1200 Bindings $159.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $379.95

Blizzard Firebird X04 $199.95
Marker M1000 Bindings $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $269.95


Blizzard Spirit Skis $239.95
Marker M1000 Bindings $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $319.95

Dynastar Ski Cross 6 $159.95
Marker M1000 Bindings $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $199.95

Dynastar Ski Cross 7 $259.95
Look Nova 10 Lifter $109.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $319.95

Dynastar Exclusive 8 Ski $189.95
Look Nova 10 Lifter $109.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $279.95

04/05 Dynastar Trouble Maker Black $379.95
04/05 Look P10 Lift Binding $179.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $469.95

Fischer VI 20 Skis $269.95
Tyrolia SL 10 Raliflex2 Bindings $119.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $339.95

Fischer VI 40 Skis $349.95
Tyrolia SLD 11 Raliflex2 Bindings $169.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $469.95

Fischer RX XTR $179.95
Tyrolia SL 100 Carbe ABS $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $249.95

Fischer RX4 Skis $269.95
Tyrolia SL 10 RF2 $119.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $319.95

Head XRC RF2 $269.95
Tyrolia SL 10 RF2 $119.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $349.95

Head C120 (Black) $229.95
Tyrolia SL 10 RF1 $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $199.95

Head C140 RF1 Ski $229.95
Tyrolia SL 10 RF1 $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $299.95

K2 Apache Blackhawk $349.95
Salomon S 810Ti Binding $139.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $439.95

K2 Omni 2.9 $279.95
Marker M1000 $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $299.95

04/05 K2 T-Nine Mystery Luv $279.95
04/05 Marker M1000 $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $329.95

03/04 K2 Escape 3500 Ski $129.00
04/05 Marker M1000 $99.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $199.95

Rossignol Axium $189.95
Rossignol Axium 90 Bindings $89.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $199.95

Rossignol Bandit Ski $319.95
Look Nova 10 Lifter $109.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $399.95

Salomon Verse 7 Ski $199.95
Salomon C610 Bindings $89.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $259.95

Salomon Verse 7W Ski $199.95
Salomon C610 Bindings $89.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $259.95

Salomon Verse 5 Ski $149.95
Salomon C610 Bindings $89.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $229.95

Salomon X-Scream Series Ski $299.95
Salomon S810 Ti $139.95
Axis Aluminum Poles $19.95
PACKAGE SALE PRICE $389.95



post #11 of 18
I just got back as well. To be honest, it wasn't worth the trip. 20% off lowest ticketed. The only thing I thought would be worth buying would have been the Look P10 lifters with the turntables as these are gonna get rare pretty soon. Besides that, skis were more on the intermediate/ begginer range, clothing can be found on the internet at a much better price if you look around enough...the same with helmets...I actually went with the premise of getting a decent pair of gore-tex mittens....which I found but didn't get as again, i can find a better pair online for a better price.

That plus listening to the ill informed product advisors made me want to laugh out loud.

Sorry, I;m not trying to troll, just don't waste the gas $$ if you're more than 1/2 hour from Giants stadium...a few hours online will be more productive!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
i agree... i was hoping to walk out of there with a new pair of skis... maybe some volkl 5 stars etc... clothing had a good selection... but not great prices and the skis sucked.....
post #13 of 18

Stadium Sale

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Originally Posted by makwendo99
I just got back as well. To be honest, it wasn't worth the trip. 20% off lowest ticketed. The only thing I thought would be worth buying would have been the Look P10 lifters with the turntables as these are gonna get rare pretty soon. Besides that, skis were more on the intermediate/ begginer range, clothing can be found on the internet at a much better price if you look around enough...the same with helmets...I actually went with the premise of getting a decent pair of gore-tex mittens....which I found but didn't get as again, i can find a better pair online for a better price.

That plus listening to the ill informed product advisors made me want to laugh out loud.

Sorry, I;m not trying to troll, just don't waste the gas $$ if you're more than 1/2 hour from Giants stadium...a few hours online will be more productive!
Sorry, but I don't agree with you here. You're making it sound like buying online is a cinch, you'll get exactly what you want and it will end up costing you less. For most of the stuff I saw at the sale, I doubt what you're saying is true.

First off, for clothing, you need to be able to try things on. How can you buy a jacket online without having ever tried it on to see how it fits?? I would not recommend buying a helmet online either, unless you've tried them on in a shop and you know exactly what you want and what fits your head. I tried on several helmets (different brands and sizes) until I found the one that I felt was most comfortable. Ditto for gloves. I recently bought Swani gloves at a ski shop, I paid $72 for them, I could have got the same gloves at the stadium sale for $58. I tried on 5 or 6 different gloves before I found the one that had the features I liked. I could not find the gloves on line at all.

There were some good buys to be had, such as the Hot Chilis thermals, show me where you can buy these online for $30 a set? They retail for $30-$40 a piece.

As far as skis, yes they are lower-end skis, but everyone pretty much knows that. You can buy the same ski package at princetons outlet on their web site, but it won't include the free Hunter lift ticket.

OK, now for online... when you buy skis online, you are going to have to pay $25-30 in shipping. Plus, they may or may not mount the bindings for you. So the skis you bought online are going to cost you an extra $60 right off the bat to get the bindings mounted and shipping charges.

Anything else you buy online, you will pay extra for shipping. Do you want to pay $8-10 shipping for a $50 pair of gloves? ebay- yes, I was trying to save a few bucks so I just wasted 3 days bidding on a set of new Thule lock cylinders. They retail for $23, there was a pair on ebay bidding at $6. However by the time the auction was one, the high bidder paid $12.50 plus $4.50 shipping = $17. So he saved a big $6, now he has to wait another 3-5 days to get his cylinders.

Remember that there is no sales tax on clothing in NJ. Therefore, if you need a jacket, hat, ski sox, turtlenecks etc, you can get some very good deals at Princeton's sale.
post #14 of 18
I was thinking of taking a ride there tonight. All I am looking for is a mid-layer fleece, maybe something NorthFace. Also, my brother wants a pair of Spyder or NorthFace ski pants. Anyone know if I will be able to find what I'm looking for?
post #15 of 18

Ski Sale

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Originally Posted by vindog
I was thinking of taking a ride there tonight. All I am looking for is a mid-layer fleece, maybe something NorthFace. Also, my brother wants a pair of Spyder or NorthFace ski pants. Anyone know if I will be able to find what I'm looking for?
I was there again today and yes, there is plenty of fleece. I got a Marker fleece top for about $40 (although it was the last one), they did have some Spyder fleece tops.

As fas as ski pants, I did not shop for those, but there is a huge selection, Spyder, Obermyer, North face , Helly Hansen etc. You really have to go and look.

One suggestion, take a big plastic bag with you, they don't provide a shopping cart and there's no easy way to carry your purchases around while you're shopping. The other suggestion is to eat first, they don't have any food there except $4 hot dogs.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by dantelman
I was there again today and yes, there is plenty of fleece. I got a Marker fleece top for about $40 (although it was the last one), they did have some Spyder fleece tops.

As fas as ski pants, I did not shop for those, but there is a huge selection, Spyder, Obermyer, North face , Helly Hansen etc. You really have to go and look.

One suggestion, take a big plastic bag with you, they don't provide a shopping cart and there's no easy way to carry your purchases around while you're shopping. The other suggestion is to eat first, they don't have any food there except $4 hot dogs.
I went last night around 7:30. I got what I needed, a Spyder Fleece for myself and Spyder pants for my brother. I also got a couple neck warmers and a thin pair of Fleece pants for when its a little cold. Basically it was 20% off all of the clothing, which isn't bad. I think the best savings is with the ski packages.
post #17 of 18

True!

Yes, it's basically only 20% savings overall. I think people are lured there by the belief that the savings will be 50% or 70%.

I enjoy going just to soak up the environment, try different boots on. But 20% savings is really nothing. I'll bet that type of savings can be found at any ski store at certain times of the year.

And to wait on a cashier line that is the longest I've ever seen in any mall even at Christmas time is just not worth the measly 20% savings.
post #18 of 18

Ski Sale

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Originally Posted by 729Jim
Yes, it's basically only 20% savings overall. I think people are lured there by the belief that the savings will be 50% or 70%.

I enjoy going just to soak up the environment, try different boots on. But 20% savings is really nothing. I'll bet that type of savings can be found at any ski store at certain times of the year.

And to wait on a cashier line that is the longest I've ever seen in any mall even at Christmas time is just not worth the measly 20% savings.
Buy some Hot CHilis thermals, those are 50% off.
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