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Thread: Your biggest gear steal?
09-30-2004, 09:10 PM #1
Your biggest gear steal?
So, I'm trolling on eBay a few weeks back and I see a post for "Rossignol Cut Skis" and I decide to click on it, on the off chance that they are 11.5's. So I click and sure enough, 11.5's in the pictures, with Sallie 900s bindings. The post has measurements in inches for the length, tip, waist, and tail. The length measurement is right between the 188 and 193 length, so I'm not sure which they are. As the skis appear to be in good condition, I place a max bid of $50. A day or so later, I get the e-mail that I have won, with a final price $36. I pay a few extra buck for shipping, and I have a pair of 11.5's with Sallies with less than a weeks use. My boots fit without a remount, and I'm stoked on my new rockers...And for the final touche...they are 193's.
So now that you've wasted a minute reading my little story, I gotta believe someone else has been blessed by Ullr in like fashion and scored the killer deal on gear online, at a swap, or hiding in the shops backroom. So who's gonna trump me?
09-30-2004, 09:26 PM #2
$36 for a basically brand new pair of sticks? that sounds sketchy.thats new hampshire as fuck
We ain't eager to be legal, so please leave me with the keys to your Jeep Eagle.
09-30-2004, 09:30 PM #3Originally Posted by vinzclortho
09-30-2004, 09:42 PM #4
You, sir, got a fucking steal. Well done. I don't hang on ebay, though so that won't happen here.
I am psyched to rock the bro model this year, however."When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
09-30-2004, 09:44 PM #5
I dont believe you I wanna see picturesPoints on their own sitting way up high
09-30-2004, 09:52 PM #6
scored some brand new Head World Cup N99 boots with the silicone injected liners on ebay for $28.'09/'10: 69
09-30-2004, 09:59 PM #7
Pair of Oakley goggles I found in the parking lot of a certain Eastern ski area not well known for it's grooming."There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)
09-30-2004, 10:09 PM #8Funky but chic
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14" carbon steel double-ended strap-on with a teflon coating.
You did say steel gear, right?
09-30-2004, 10:12 PM #9Registered User
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last year smith had a deal for shop employees, Triad regulator goggles, any pair of sunglasses, beanie, t-shirt and jacket for $75 I was stoked.www.skithebeav.com
You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends. You cant pick your friends nose.
09-30-2004, 10:26 PM #10Registered User
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"Canadian Army Avalanche Locating Device" aka an Ortovox F1 Focus Transceiver $40/shipped. It's my practice beacon.
09-30-2004, 10:29 PM #11Originally Posted by vinzclortho
Yeah, as in someone STOLE them from a rack at Alta/Jackson/Taos/Squaw and is FENCING them via Ebay a year later. That stinks like stolen goods to me. Not that it's your fault, but still....$36?
09-30-2004, 10:53 PM #12
how much is would they cost brand new?
i got brand new scratches w/ scratch bindings for $200
09-30-2004, 11:14 PM #13Originally Posted by Lane Meyer
I think (hope) it was just a case of someone who should have set a reserve or advertised the gear more accurately...If there is actually bad Karma on the skis, then I'll probably blow out the dualtec sidewall on the first run...
09-30-2004, 11:15 PM #14
well... these skis were just sitting on the side of some dude's car, and they were the new k2's and nobody was looking soooo.......
09-30-2004, 11:16 PM #15Yes that is duct-tape
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Just before I moved to Tremblant I snagged a pair of Salomon Crossmax 10's 190cm.
Well the skis showed up without the bindings. I called the company that I bought the skis from and they said the skis came with no bindings. Alarms went off in my head.
Mainly because when I paid a visit to Tremblant in August to find an apt before the move I heard that a container shipment of Salomon skis was stolen in Montreal. But they didn't steal the container next to it with the pilot bindings for the skis.
So I called Salomon and explained the situation. I gave them the skis serial number, and sure enough it was part of the batch that was stolen. So I gave Salomon all the info on the purchase. Then I asked for the addy to send the skis to them. Skiing on stolen stix is bad karma. Salomon told me to keep the skis, they sent me the bindings, and some sweet swag.
The info helped them bust the people that stole the skis. They got them so quick that the thieves didn't have the chance to get my money from the paypal account. 45 days later I got the credit back for what I paid for the skis.
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09-30-2004, 11:34 PM #16
...they are like a 7-year old pair of skis (97-98 season?) after all, albeit a nice pair of seven year old skis...
09-30-2004, 11:37 PM #17
yeah, mrs ph took some ski outa teerash can. even after findin the beta wit da bors.
09-30-2004, 11:41 PM #18
Two years ago I snagged a brand new Salomon Gore Tex XCR jacket for $89.. regular price - $350ish.Technical Scandinavian Style since 1986 - www.crossskiwear.com
10-01-2004, 12:43 AM #19
While there are many super price deals I got... I think my best was V-Pro 180cm /w Look P12s for $250 and they had hardly been skied. Motivated seller in copper.
Otherwise... it looks like the US Army Winter Shell GoreTex XCR $29 looks new... too bad its 4 color forest patern.Originally Posted by blurred
10-01-2004, 01:06 AM #20
i got 175 B2's for $300, but then again i got B2's so i guess that makes me a bigity bitch
10-01-2004, 01:21 AM #21
let's just say that the pricing stickers as SNIAGRAB are easily transferred....
10-01-2004, 03:25 AM #22
the volkl name was written wrong. The gotama name was written right. Sticks were brand new. Killer deal on e-bay. It was only for europe, tough.
10-01-2004, 06:41 AM #23Originally Posted by wookalar
Ass.It's idomatic, beatch.
10-01-2004, 06:53 AM #24
-222 Yamaha DH boards with MRR bindings at a consignment shop in Truckee a while back for $180
-Rossi 215 DHers for a Squaw Valley lift ticket.
-Pair of new gloves for putting up with cranky tourists at Squaw for five months straight.
-Remount at Fred's Freeride in K-Town for free (plus a sixer of Long Trail)
Last edited by JMO; 10-01-2004 at 06:56 AM.
10-01-2004, 07:20 AM #25looper
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Got a free pair of garmont gara tele boots that a customer abandoned at the shop I worked at. He used 'em once. That was a pretty good deal.So I got that goin' for me...which is nice.