Originally Posted by luckedogski
I am getting new skis (as some of you saw before), and need some suggestons. I have heard that boots are the place to spend the cash, and skis can be used. But do used skis affect anything/ are they worn down to much? Are there ny website that have good used skis?
You realize you're doing this backwards; got the jacket, getting the skis, still haven't gotten the boots. If you go get fitted for boots, there is a fairly good chance that you can also get a pair of last years skis and won't have to rely on a picture or pay for shipping. You'll be able to inspect them ahead of time. Also, if you buy boots and skis from a shop, they usually will move the bindings if needed and set them to the correct DIN free of charge (YMMV). Many shops carry used skis too. If you buy over the internet, you pay shipping and will have to pay a shop to move your bindings if needed. Those two things can easily total $70 so make sure to figure that in to your deal.
Some sites like level9 will mount the bindings for you but you will need to tell them your boot size. Need boots to do that.
I'm not against buying skis over the internet but want to make sure you consider all costs. I think you would be better off going to a real ski shop, getting boots and see if you can work a deal on skis. You can haggle the price of the skis. Even if you don't or can't, you still need boots first.