Originally Posted by habacomike
I do happen to be a card carrying economist, and a practicing one at that,
increase in ski prices that we see this year, which by my estimation is at least 40%.
I'm really sorry, but you should practice your economics more.
You are comparing apples to watermelon and still not getting the math correct.
The ski in your example, the Volkl Grizzly is a brand new model (with a brand new ipt wide motion binding system), it didn't exist last season... so there is no 'price increase' associated with it.
so let's look at some skis that are comparable to last season, I'll stick with Volkl to keep it simple:
AC30- 2007 MSRP= $1065 MAP= $899
2008 MSRP= $1065 MAP= $899
2009 MSRP= $1065 MAP= $899
Gotama- 2007 MSRP= $765 Map= $649
2008 MSRP= $795 MAP= $699
2009 MSRP= $825 MAP= $699
Racetiger GS- 2007 MSRP= $1200 MAP= $999
2008 MSRP= $1200 MAP= $999
2009 MSRP= $1200 MAP= $1019
I'm no ECONOMIST (and I use a calculator to add more than 3 numbers...) but I'm not seeing a 40% increase... I'm not seeing ANY noticeable increase.
Enlighten me if I'm wrong, I'm not very good at 'advanced math'.