Originally Posted by reddpoint
I am planning on getting some used skis sometime before mid-March. I was wondering if you guys knew what time of the year people begin to start marking down skis? If I wait a month will the used ski market soften up a bit?
For new stuff, the market softens by March - best selection on markdowns. August = best prices, lowest selection
For used stuff - ski swaps in the fall are best; If you want used rentals or demos, you'll have to wait until late in the season. Demos go on sale in March, rentals usually in April/may and then again in the fall. I wouldn't recommend used rentals, though I would say that high performance demos can be a good deal.
Have you considered e-bay?
I don't think many people individuals used stuff during the time period you specify.