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post #1 of 21
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This is admittedly ski gear oriented but also very much about feelings regarding skiing and ski gear related decisions more than about a particular ski gear info thread. 

Yesterday I was perusing SkiBay for those unbelievable deals we sometimes see.  I saw a pair of brand spankin' new K2 PBRs ending in less than 3 hours.  From the first time I saw photos of Phil with his I thought they are da bomb for powder skiing.  The problem is that I haven't seen more than a foot of fresh snow on a ski mountain since I moved here 10 years ago.  I did see 21 inches at our house once in what was deemed the snow storm of the century here.  Anyway, the committee in my head argued whether or not I should drop a last minute bid bomb on those skis for over an hour before I decided that my 91 waist skis were already overkill for anything I'd see in the near future (next 2 years) and that a used pair of goats with bindings for half what the PBRs probably went for  would be a more thrifty purchase should I see something like that around.  I didn't even go back and see what the skis went for in the end.

 

What are the deals you had to just let go but still might regret somewhat?

post #2 of 21

 Oh Man!  Those were in Michigan too!!!!

You shoulda told me about those!!

post #3 of 21

 

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 Oh Man!  Those were in Michigan too!!!!

You shoulda told me about those!!

 

Thanks for not tellin' me about those cr.

post #4 of 21
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 Oh Man!  Those were in Michigan too!!!!

You shoulda told me about those!!

 

 How did you know they were in Michigan if you weren't watching them?

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Thanks for not tellin' me about those cr.

First of all that would make me "an enabler". 

Second of all I did consider sharing the info but came to the conclusion that one or both of you might have already been bidding on them  Telling the other would have innocently destroyed whatever deal any other Bear might have gotten on them.

If they had been listed at "buy it now" I'd pass it on with no reservations.

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 How did you know they were in Michigan if you weren't watching them?

First of all that would make me "an enabler". 

Second of all I did consider sharing the info but came to the conclusion that one or both of you might have already been bidding on them  Telling the other would have innocently destroyed whatever deal any other Bear might have gotten on them.

If they had been listed at "buy it now" I'd pass it on with no reservations.

I know how to use the ebay tools to look for completed listing, Duh!

post #6 of 21
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I know how to use the ebay tools to look for completed listing, Duh!


Then you should also see they were listed twice not selling the first time.  You snooze you lose.

post #7 of 21

Bumpfreaq, I think crgildart is saying "neener neener!"

What do you think?

 

post #8 of 21

A bit of a different direction, not an attempt to hijack this thread, but a parallel.

 

My best ski bro calls me this AM and asks if I have seen my 'reminder' about the CO Pass?

I'm like, NOOOO!!! Wuz up with that? Says, he'll call and get back to me.

So I get a voicemail saying, that 'they sent an EPIC Pass email this year, guess Vail Resorts needs the extra $160, so they didn't send the usual reminder. So Joe says to get online and get er done!

SOB, so get it done if you live by this GREAT DEAL as I have. $439 a year, but you must act by 5/31/09.

The EPIC goes for $599, big whoop!

 

Oh, buy the damn skis why don't cha!!!!  LOL

post #9 of 21

Your loss, it is a great ski.  

post #10 of 21
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Your loss, it is a great ski.  

 

That unfortunately I have no use for currently.  If I do I'll borrow yours

post #11 of 21

 

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Bumpfreaq, I think crgildart is saying "neener neener!"

What do you think?

 

cr?  Nah, he'd never say anything like that.

post #12 of 21
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Taunting should only occur in the sports threads 

post #13 of 21

 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

This is admittedly ski gear oriented but also very much about feelings regarding skiing and ski gear related decisions more than about a particular ski gear info thread. 

Yesterday I was perusing SkiBay for those unbelievable deals we sometimes see.  I saw a pair of brand spankin' new K2 PBRs ending in less than 3 hours.  From the first time I saw photos of Phil with his I thought they are da bomb for powder skiing.  The problem is that I haven't seen more than a foot of fresh snow on a ski mountain since I moved here 10 years ago.  I did see 21 inches at our house once in what was deemed the snow storm of the century here.  Anyway, the committee in my head argued whether or not I should drop a last minute bid bomb on those skis for over an hour before I decided that my 91 waist skis were already overkill for anything I'd see in the near future (next 2 years) and that a used pair of goats with bindings for half what the PBRs probably went for  would be a more thrifty purchase should I see something like that around.  I didn't even go back and see what the skis went for in the end.

 

What are the deals you had to just let go but still might regret somewhat?

Am I the only one who feels he made a good decision ?  Sometimes we want things we really don't need because it is our nature . To consider all the angles of a purchase shows good judgement to me and not compulsions. Most purchases I make using detailed examinations of it's worthiness I have done well with . It's the compulsive purchases that cause remorse.

 

Mythic Riders, Ebay .....Way too cheap..........Could these be the ones I pass on and regret  ?   I better go look at them again.

post #14 of 21

I was at my local chevy dealer the other day looking for a new ski car, and I passed  up an amazing deal.  The salesman was willing to let me buy a 2009 Chevy Malibu for MSRP.  Can you believe it? 

 

As tough as it was, I had to let this amazing deal go; buying new tires for the 18-year-old Ghostmobile seemed like a better option.  Tires should get in next Wednesday.

post #15 of 21

Ghost, congrats on the new rubbers. WTG!!!

post #16 of 21

 

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I was at my local chevy dealer the other day looking for a new ski car, and I passed  up an amazing deal.  The salesman was willing to let me buy a 2009 Chevy Malibu for MSRP.  Can you believe it?


According to Edmunds, they should be offering you $1800 under MSRP plus a $2500 rebate.

post #17 of 21

hmm, add another 5K an maybe it would be worthwhile.....

post #18 of 21

Actually, it's supposed to be a very good option in the segment.

 

But we're on a major tangent.

post #19 of 21

I watched some new, in-the-box Salomon 505's and 727 E's slip away from ebay last year whilst I was sifting the cobwebs in my wallet to find some dollar bills to buy the kids some milk.

post #20 of 21

I stopped into the LBS today after a mt bike ride.  They had a Trek Fuel in my size marked down 60% just begging to go home with me, but I resisted.  :(

 

It was puuuurdy too!

 

post #21 of 21

Brand new Atomic GS12s for 285 euros.

 

I agonised over this since it was such a good deal but I just couldn't justify taking 3 pairs of skis with me when I fly :( 2 pairs: 1 set for piste and 1 set for everything else is the limit really and though they would be a lot of fun I don't race and have the SL12s already which suit me better as piste skis.

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