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post #61 of 81
So Dawgcatching ships to Europe???? Bring it on (whatever graphics you've got, man)!
post #62 of 81
eh, austrians skis shipped to the US then shipped back to Yurp. and getting cheaper in the process...
Talk about a global economy.
(and global warming...)

post #63 of 81
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eh, austrians skis shipped to the US then shipped back to Yurp. and getting cheaper in the process...
Amazing what 7 years of massive budget deficits will accomplish.
post #64 of 81
I'm skeptical though. Customs can be nightmarish on anything shipped from the US. If Dawg has had some success with this, maybe he could let me know.
post #65 of 81
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Customs can be nightmarish on anything shipped from the US.
Are you suggesting that maybe Customs changed the topsheets?
post #66 of 81
If only. I just find that shipping anything from the States over here inevitably leads to extra charges. Within the Union, no problem (which is why I buy skis from Telemark Pyrenees).
post #67 of 81
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If only. I just find that shipping anything from the States over here inevitably leads to extra charges. Within the Union, no problem (which is why I buy skis from Telemark Pyrenees).
I've found that Sport Conrad, Ski-Bilek and EkoSport are quite interesting too...
(A Legend Pro rider for 249 E sounds sweet enough ? )
post #68 of 81
shop globally buy locally
post #69 of 81

Cheap skis

$200......Cheap skis, why would anyone expect Supershapes for that price?, save your ink & go ski 'em!!!!
post #70 of 81
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Originally Posted by Trotski View Post
You guys are doing a great job of hijacking this ungainly thread. Honestly, this discussion of the Phil Mahre's stoner-made skis is just WAY more interesting.
[threaddrift]I forgot to mention the guys playing the joke were some ski company senior executive officers and the pictures were on the wall in the office of one of them (I'm not saying the Volkl guy ; I can't recall).[/threaddrift]

Sounds like Dawgs the guy to deal with advised on a good ski to suit the purpose to be had for cheap because it was old stock and out of style, but still a good match for the intended purpose. Too bad my wife won't let me buy any more skis; he could hook me up with some GS race skis (the vollants aren't that great on ice). Shame about the pic though.

More to the point. I think the old slalom skis will be good if you want to rip short turns and ski hard, not what you need to take it easy though, and not the best learner skis.
post #71 of 81
who is scott and where is his shop. New skis $200. No difference except the graphics? Truthfully, the black ones look better and who freakin cares if it says world cup skier. I am not sure I understand this situation and I am not sure that I should even chime in.

I will admit that there are people that sell skis (ie on ebay) that have graphics for higher end skis but are really a "lower end" model but those things are normally promotional things for reps.

For example, there are Volkl rebellions listed on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/VOLKL-REBELLION-... QcmdZViewItem

that have world cup on them and they are the ski that Jeremy Bloom used (I think) that had some sort of sports energy drink called Rip IT. These are not the skis that Jeremy bloom skied on ($800 without bindings) and they are not Volkl Rebellions but in reality are AC1s (around $250 with bindings beginner all mountain ski) when you look at the fine print. On that note, I would say read the fine print. So, to try and figure out the problem and/or confusion we should figure out why this person feels mislead and clear it up. I have a feeling that they are worried that he did not recieve the product that they purchased and that they do not know how to figure out if that is the case. I heard a head sales rep chime in. why don't you give him the number on your ski (thorugh PM or call a shop that carries Heads) and have him check it out for you to make sure that yuor skis are the real thing. Also, ask what the skis where retailing for when they rolled out in 04 with some product information on your particular ski. This allows you to check an unbiased source to answer your question and hopefully put your mind at ease. Good luck
post #72 of 81
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Originally Posted by mackstraw View Post
Why did you buy the skis without a picture, especially when you had asked for one and not received it?

I don't know dawg, never bought anything from him, care neither way regarding this dispute, but that just makes me curious.
When I see red flags, I back away from a sale.
Yeah, if I was expecting pictures and they didn't arrive, I'd be certainly asking for them again.

I can see, though, from the thread where Kiro linked to, why he was expecting a newer ski. In post number 9, dawg uses a year in regard to a pair of supershapes and if in the conversation with Kiro he then switched to a different ski, I can see where Kiro would be confused. The segue in dawg's mind was probably "the skis I have for $199", whereas it is clear that the segue in Kiro's mind was "other skis from this manufacturer in the same model year".

I think Kiro should have waited for the pictures. I always hesitate even if people are saying "2007 ski" because that really means "2006-07", not "2007-08" and I think they are hoping to benefit from not nailing the season down exactly (not that this was the issue in dawg's case, since I think he may have been thinking "my $199 skis". ) I've bought a couple of skis now across the net and I always insist on pictures and now on ownership history. There was a guy selling some skis on E-bay, he'd used them for 5 days, then suddenly it turns out he got them from someone else and doesn't know how long THEY used them!

Also, I think you need to know the history of the ski you are buying. Were there only graphics changes year to year or was a titanium plate suddenly added? Some skis evolve substantially over time since the name on the ski is helping to sell that ski. You could have a ski with the same name sold over a ten year period and it's a totally different ski after a while or it could be unchanged. That should affect your buying process quite a bit.
post #73 of 81
hey all,

Sorry I haven't been involved in this thread, but I have been on vacation in Japan for a week now.

So, what is going on here? You purchased a pair of iSL's on closeout? They should be 2005/2006 graphics for the $199 price, and we also had a pair of the 2004/2005 iSL's (same ski, slightly different font on the graphic) in stock. The skis in question were not white (those are the 2006/2007 model) but instead were black. We don't and never did have the white iSL or iSL RD skis in stock.

If you are unhappy, why don't you call Kevin at the shop and ask to return them. Or give me a call in the future if you have a question or need a clarification (PM works as well). I had vaguely heard about this before (Kevin had said you called and were upset that the skis weren't white, but he explained to you that the model year of those skis were in fact black, not white (they weren't advertised to be the '07 model) and that you were happy with the clarification. If this is not the case (and it doesn't sound like it is) then call the shop and just ask to return them; that the item you thought you were ordering was different than what you were ordering.
post #74 of 81
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
I'm skeptical though. Customs can be nightmarish on anything shipped from the US. If Dawg has had some success with this, maybe he could let me know.
If you ship overseas, use the postal service (at least coming from America). Chances are 50/50 you won't pay a duty. Fedex and UPS just kill customers with the brokerage fees they carge (you will pay about $50 for a $10 duty).
post #75 of 81
Just got my new Dynastar Mythic Riders from Scott. Nicely mounted with a fresh coat of wax for no extra charge. Scott and Shane were a pleasure to deal with, quick shipping. Only good things to say about dawg. Keep up the good work.
post #76 of 81
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
If you ship overseas, use the postal service (at least coming from America). Chances are 50/50 you won't pay a duty. Fedex and UPS just kill customers with the brokerage fees they carge (you will pay about $50 for a $10 duty).
How much do you charge to ship a pair of skis, flat let's say, to Europe?
post #77 of 81
I ahve bought two pairs of skis from Dawg and may be getting a third this year. He is great to deal with.

Just remember that the sponsors will be posting adds in their own forum now, not in the general Gear Swap forum, so be sure to keep an eye posted there for his offerings esp. his up-coming Pre-Season sale.
post #78 of 81
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
If you ship overseas, use the postal service (at least coming from America). Chances are 50/50 you won't pay a duty. Fedex and UPS just kill customers with the brokerage fees they carge (you will pay about $50 for a $10 duty).
Agreed. Only really annoying feature with USPS is the different-length-rules-for-different-destinations aspect.
post #79 of 81
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
hey all,

Sorry I haven't been involved in this thread, but I have been on vacation in Japan for a week now.

So, what is going on here? You purchased a pair of iSL's on closeout? They should be 2005/2006 graphics for the $199 price, and we also had a pair of the 2004/2005 iSL's (same ski, slightly different font on the graphic) in stock. The skis in question were not white (those are the 2006/2007 model) but instead were black. We don't and never did have the white iSL or iSL RD skis in stock.

If you are unhappy, why don't you call Kevin at the shop and ask to return them. Or give me a call in the future if you have a question or need a clarification (PM works as well). I had vaguely heard about this before (Kevin had said you called and were upset that the skis weren't white, but he explained to you that the model year of those skis were in fact black, not white (they weren't advertised to be the '07 model) and that you were happy with the clarification. If this is not the case (and it doesn't sound like it is) then call the shop and just ask to return them; that the item you thought you were ordering was different than what you were ordering.
Hi Scott,
as you may see from the above pics the skis I got are the 2004/05 model not the 2005/06. I was, indeed, expecting the white graphs.
And just because it sounded outrageous to have the 2006/07 model for 199$ I asked you for a pic when I talked to you on the phone and I asked again in an email.
Did anyone from the shop send one to me? No.
Did I talk to a couple of different guys and a girl there? Yes.
Did I pm you? Yes. Did you answer? No.
Did I call when I received the skis? Yes, and I talked to a guy in his 60's called Frank, not to Kevin. Yes, I said to him I am happy with what I got for 199$. The problem is I never knew the model was from 3 seasons back (2004/05) beacuse on the phone with you and Kevin I discussed models from the past two seasons. The thread with the blowout sale I reffered to was mentioning the last two seasons as well.
No one told me, and someone should have, that the skis were from the 2004/05 season. As I stated above, spending 200$ more was not a problem for me and it would have been a better deal for the shop as well.
I never intended to harm anybody's reputation. I repeat that Scott gave me valuable advice regarding my choice.
I hope everything's clear now.
Kiro
post #80 of 81
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Originally Posted by kiro View Post
Hi Scott,
as you may see from the above pics the skis I got are the 2004/05 model not the 2005/06. I was, indeed, expecting the white graphs.
And just because it sounded outrageous to have the 2006/07 model for 199$ I asked you for a pic when I talked to you on the phone and I asked again in an email.
Did anyone from the shop send one to me? No.
Did I talk to a couple of different guys and a girl there? Yes.
Did I pm you? Yes. Did you answer? No.
Did I call when I received the skis? Yes, and I talked to a guy in his 60's called Frank, not to Kevin. Yes, I said to him I am happy with what I got for 199$. The problem is I never knew the model was from 3 seasons back (2004/05) beacuse on the phone with you and Kevin I discussed models from the past two seasons. The thread with the blowout sale I reffered to was mentioning the last two seasons as well.
No one told me, and someone should have, that the skis were from the 2004/05 season. As I stated above, spending 200$ more was not a problem for me and it would have been a better deal for the shop as well.
I never intended to harm anybody's reputation. I repeat that Scott gave me valuable advice regarding my choice.
I hope everything's clear now.
Kiro
HI,

I am sorry, but this still isn't clear. I don't recall having spoken to anyone close to buying the iSL since last spring, and haven't had a request for a picture in a year or so. This whole thing is very confusing, as I re-checked my PM's and there wasn't one listed from you.

Anyways, if you are dissapointed, we can offer you a refund, or work out something else to make it right. The best thing to do would be to call the shop and talk to Kevin, as he is aware of the situation. Or, you can call me after November 2nd when I get back on vacation.

Scott
post #81 of 81
MODS - make it stop?

None of my business but this looks like a great point to lock the thread, Scott's closed the loop and I'm sick of hitting this on new posts.

Cupolo's, this is not.
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