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Are these worth 140$? Please take a look.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hey there,
I consider myself an intermediate skier, and go riding about 5 times during the winter, but never owned gear. So I've decided to buy these off someone through craigslist. He said they are in pristine condition and have noticeably only been used a few times by his father, and were re-tuned for 30$ a month ago.

They are yellow/black Salomon X-Scream ski's with Rossignol cut bindings.

"Salomon X-Scream skis (179cm) in mint condition. There are high performance Rossignol Cut bindings already mounted that are included."



I'm going to take a look at them tomorrow, just wanted your opinions first. Thanks

Wes
post #2 of 17
I think you forgot the picture... or the link... or something... ?
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
I think you forgot the picture... or the link... or something... ?
do ya see em now?
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was also wondering.. I wear a size 12/12.5 Boot...
If the bindings aren't big enough for my boot (can you tell if they are?) than will it be hard for me to adjust them myself? or would I need to get it done at a shop?
post #5 of 17
well, if the bindings need to be redrilled, they need to be redrilled to fit your boot. If you have a jig for the bindings you could do them yourself otherwise it would be a good idea to take them to a shop
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks for the reply skibum
still lookin for some opinions on the price
post #7 of 17
Those are worth $140 for historical (or hysterical) purposes only. That ski was hot 10 years ago but dated by todays standards.
post #8 of 17
$140's VERY high for these. They're quite old, and skis don't hold value well at all. I wouldn't doubt that someone here has something better and cheaper.

Check around the used listings here and other ski forums and you're bound to find a better deal.
post #9 of 17
Has anybody had any good luck on craig's list? I did some looking a while ago and it seemed that most listings were decades old skis for too much money, as seen here.

Seems like gear swaps and, to a lesser extent, ebay is where some more reasonably priced stuff ends up. Where do you live? Play it again sports can be okay - they could at least remount/adjust bindings for you.

These might be worth $140 i guess, but where do you ski? Do you have your own boots? You really can't own skis without your own boots.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I live in montreal, quebec, canada
I have my own boots
I guess I'm better off waiting then... It's just that I've been 'waiting' on a good deal to come up and im tired of waiting I just want a pair of used skis that are considered good skis to begin with.
post #11 of 17
Don't ever get Play It Again to adjust your bindings. Go to a true ski shop.

If you want to spend $140 and spend most of your time on groomers take a look at this site for brand new skis and bindings:

www.levelninesports.com
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by waxmastawes View Post
I live in montreal, quebec, canada
I have my own boots
I guess I'm better off waiting then... It's just that I've been 'waiting' on a good deal to come up and im tired of waiting I just want a pair of used skis that are considered good skis to begin with.
Don't waste your money.
I've never seen any good skis on Craigslist; it's always stuff being sold by people who want a lot more than it's worth.
Did you look for used skis in a ski shop? Some of them have used skis at great prices. With demo bindings that can be adjusted to just about any boot. I got great skis that way for $150 just 2 days before Christmas, when things should have been expensive.
post #13 of 17
waxmanstawes, you've left it too long or are rushing things: the best deals on old gear go at ski swaps before the season starts, on new gear at closeout sales in about 3 weeks.
post #14 of 17
Start with boots. Don't buy skis until you have boots. If you are buying used skis locally then you can bring your boots to see if they will fit with a little adjustment of the heel tracks. If those skis do fit your boots (or mine) I wouldn't pay over $80.00 for them-or anything over 5 years old. If they need to be re-drilled forget it. You'll pay $50.00 to have that done and the ski will be worth even less with extra holes.
post #15 of 17
Are those bindings indemnified?
A reputable shop will not touch bindings that aren't.
This is another consideration when buying older used skis.
It wouldn't be such a good deal to buy a used pair of skis and bindings and then learn that you needed to spend $100 - $200 on new bindings.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by chemSki View Post
Has anybody had any good luck on craig's list? I did some looking a while ago and it seemed that most listings were decades old skis for too much money, as seen here.
Seems to me everything is high lately on craig's list, hard pressed to find someone selling or trading at fair rate. I think it's becoming a money maker to most, that's why I quit e bay.

Need more good honest people swapping or selling just to get a little something for their old stuff, it's more fun when the buyer smiles.

Personally, I shop at ski patrol fund raisers first, find great deals and you can trust them. My area patrol is 100% volunteer and furnish ALL their own supplies and gear, if I don't find anything, I still kick'em a few bucks - it's the least I can do.
post #17 of 17
I think ebay can still be reasonable. I keep finding incredible deals.

C-list, not.
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