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post #61 of 71
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Originally Posted by Trotski View Post
True enough! On this my wife and you would totally agree -- a scary thought. She's always saying I waste too much time looking for deals, and I must admit, sometimes she's right. I think it goes back to my dad -- he'll drive fifty miles for 99-cent ground beef. :
FUNNY THING IS...I learned this from my wife too. It has taken 20+ years for it to sink in. Quite frankly, I usually feel better getting the deal done sooner now that quibbling over the last few dollars. Don't get me wrong..I still ask for the deal, but if I think that it is a fair price or w/in reason, I get it done.
post #62 of 71
A lot of rich fulks saying they get decent treatment because they spend lots of money at the shop, and lines like "Gouge some loser who never buys anything" kind of turn me off to the whole sport. Skiing is too commercial and elitist. Shops sucking up to their rich clients. Walk into Ski Center looking like a bike messenger drenched by the rain and try to get anyone to even talk to you. Good luck. It's like they are doing a big favor to trash your gear and gouge a c-note for it. You can keep your ski boutiques, they suck. I hope they all lose money and go out of business.
post #63 of 71
Telerod, I don't think that is what anyone here is saying should happen.

From my perspective, a shop should get a fair rate for their service. At the same time, I understand their propensity to take care of the guy who bought the whole ski package at the shop at a different rate and time frame as the guy who walks in off the street with the bargain ski he got somewhere else.

I got my Blue house skis and rossi bindings for some phenomenal prices. I took them to a reputable shop and had them mounted, but I paid them for their time.
Their price was $32.00.
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
A lot of rich fulks saying they get decent treatment because they spend lots of money at the shop, and lines like "Gouge some loser who never buys anything" kind of turn me off to the whole sport. Skiing is too commercial and elitist. Shops sucking up to their rich clients. Walk into Ski Center looking like a bike messenger drenched by the rain and try to get anyone to even talk to you. Good luck. It's like they are doing a big favor to trash your gear and gouge a c-note for it. You can keep your ski boutiques, they suck. I hope they all lose money and go out of business.
Unfortunately..the industry needs these shops as much as it needs the mom and pop shops too.
post #65 of 71
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
A lot of rich fulks saying they get decent treatment because they spend lots of money at the shop, and lines like "Gouge some loser who never buys anything" kind of turn me off to the whole sport. Skiing is too commercial and elitist. Shops sucking up to their rich clients. Walk into Ski Center looking like a bike messenger drenched by the rain and try to get anyone to even talk to you. Good luck. It's like they are doing a big favor to trash your gear and gouge a c-note for it. You can keep your ski boutiques, they suck. I hope they all lose money and go out of business.
I think you got me wrong. That original post was in reference to a shop gouging a customer who doesn't buy skis from them, It was a tongue-in-cheek- comment. My post was actually objecting to gouging the customer just because they didn't buy from the shop. BUT lets face it. the shop isn't a ".org", they are in it for the profit. I am pretty sure there are a lot of folks on this forum who spend a lot of money but aren't "rich". (what is rich anyway?) BTW- I doubt Scott (Dawg) would consider his shop a "boutique". Any good customer should expect preferential treatment, afterall this the whole concept behind frequent flyer miles and the infamous "buy 10 pizza's and get one free" concept.
post #66 of 71
$39 to mount Rossi to PE, neither bought at that shop. I didn't bargain, just paid and they did a good job I guess, tips are forward---thats a good thing eh?

come to think of it, tips are aft too???
post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
A lot of rich fulks saying they get decent treatment because they spend lots of money at the shop, and lines like "Gouge some loser who never buys anything" kind of turn me off to the whole sport. Skiing is too commercial and elitist. Shops sucking up to their rich clients. Walk into Ski Center looking like a bike messenger drenched by the rain and try to get anyone to even talk to you. Good luck. It's like they are doing a big favor to trash your gear and gouge a c-note for it. You can keep your ski boutiques, they suck. I hope they all lose money and go out of business.
Thank you for saying that.

2 c-notes. : for shoddy ineffective boot work.

I won't name shop here but it has a top reputation.
post #68 of 71
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Originally Posted by dp View Post
Precision Ski in Frisco (just off of I70). I don't know what they charge, but it's a very reliable shop. Good tuning, too.

Cost to mount skis in Denver (at CO Ski and Golf on Havana and Parker Rd): $30 if purchased elsewhere, $15 if bought at the store. No extra charge for 30-60 minute turn around.
Second that on Precision Ski in Frisco. I banged up my edge and sidewall pretty badly one day, they tried to save the edge, but they had to thin it out a lot and it only lasted a few days. I took it back and they replaced the edge and repaired the sidewall for free (well . . . a couple of beers for a tip). A good first attempt on their part and a classy move (and fine, sturdy work) on the second try.

Don't know the price on a mounting, but they seem fair.

Cost to mount at AlpineGlow in Golden, CO = $45. I think I payed $30 + a 12-pack at Boulder Ski Deals a few years ago.
post #69 of 71
Interesting to see these responses, which are reinforcing the reluctance I had to drop $90 for a simple mount (I didn't)... and that was last year's fee schedule. This was the same shop where I came to scary realization that "electronic release testing" was actually accomplished via the eyeball method by screwdriver-wielding teenie bopper. :

All of which explains why I have never gone back. Maybe it's because we're three hours away from anything resembling ski country... but I'd rather spend the $50-60 difference (from what many of you seem to pay) on gas money, and ski while I'm there.
post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
Thank you for saying that.

2 c-notes. : for shoddy ineffective boot work.

I won't name shop here but it has a top reputation.
is it in Beaver Creek and begin with a "G"??????
post #71 of 71
Our local shop's web page for services: http://www.mountainsportscycleandski..._services.html

Note that mount and test is only $30, $20 if it's integrated. And that's the guy walking in off the street.
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