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  1. #21
    I know I got a good deal, on a hot ski and binding, in the middle of the season. So maybe I just don't care what others said, or it didn't register.

    But it was a win to me!

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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    I know I got a good deal, on a hot ski and binding, in the middle of the season. So maybe I just don't care what others said, or it didn't register.

    But it was a win to me!
    It is what you are happy with!
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post

    I cannot fathom paying $700+ for skis or that much for boots - what is the point unless you compete, but if you are that good you should be sponsored. !
    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    I was not trying to impose my beliefs on him - I did not even quote him. I have trouble wrapping my head around spending a lot of money on gear especially when the prices on mush of this stuff drops so dramatically (especially online) - this is an expensive sport. He talked about how much he spends I like to talk about how much I save - is that so wrong?
    First of all, you were implying that no one should spend $700 on skis. That's not imposing beliefs on him, that's imposing beliefs on everyone. Perhaps this is simply a case of you not conveying your thoughts in writing properly, but the sentence quoted states only people who compete and are sponsored should spend $700 on skis. Maybe that's not what you meant, but it is what the sentence says. If that's not what you meant, chalk it up as a misunderstanding and everyone moves on.

    2nd, I'm pretty certain Hawkshot was talking list pricing and not what he actually paid. List price skis + bindings are going to be more expensive than list price boots. I doubt he paid those prices as a ski shop manager with the pro deals some people in that profession get. Given his profession, he also may take some issue with some of the gear advice you have given in the past; especially concerning boots. You might not appreciate the difference some higher end gear makes, but some others will. Hawkshot has been working ski retail for YEARS. Given that experience, he's going to know more about equipment than a recreational user like you or I.

    The reality is, the deal is in the eye of the beholder. You might not think $700 is worth it for trying out this years tech. Other people do; nothing wrong with that. The extra money might be worth it to them. IIRC from a prior conversation you drive a giant V8 SUV that gets horrid gas mileage. That's what you want and that's totally cool. The same person who buys those $700 skis might drive a fuel efficient diesel and actually spend less on skiing than you do because his fuel savings amounts to more than your gear savings.

    It's all a matter a personal preference and everyone is different.

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    If no one paid full retail price for skis in a very short while we'd all be skiing on these bad boys.

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    or maybe these:

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  6. #26
    To each their own - I am moving on. I am happy with my gear and others are happy with theirs.

    It is a misunderstanding because I expressed my opinion - does not mean others have to agree and are allowed to disagree!


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  7. #27
    To be offended, one must care.

    On a random note, why do all of your posts end with "..........."?
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  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    To be offended, one must care.

    On a random note, why do all of your posts end with "..........."?
    My son put that as my signature on my phone and have not bothered to change it but I must now!


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    People really pay list price for skis and boots?
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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Given his profession..... Hawkshot has been working ski retail for YEARS.
    Ohhhhhhhhh..... that clears the mystery of the seemingly intense emotion up.

    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    People really pay list price for skis and boots?
    Is that even realistically possible? It's like MSRP on a car.
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