I can't participate in the poll because its flawed.
When I buy gear, I also sell gear, and rarely keep anything longer than a season(sometimes less) the only exception is boots.
So...............when the question is posed
What will I spend on Gear for the 07-08 Season?
Does this include:
... all purchases
... chapstick, sunscreen, jackets, gloves, and helmets
... purchases, minus items sold
... purchases made for others
... calculations for savings(for instance, if I get a 500.00 pair of skis for 300.00, can I deduct the savings from other purchases to balance it out?)
In 2006-07, I saved nearly 3000.00 in my ski gear expenditures.
I think I can do better this year.