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  1. #1
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    Question for shop people

    When are the new boots pretty much fully stocked up? I'm thinking mid October, right?
    Want to have a good selection in my size. I've always waited too long.

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    You've already waited too long. Try again next year.
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    Depends on the shop and geographic location and their terms with the manufacturers.
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    city shops = now

    resort shops = Oct/Nov (depending on when the local hill opens)


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    I'd say early October. I work for a large online outdoor retailer and we are just starting to get this seasons ski gear.

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    Question for shop people

    New stuff (not all, but some) is in and on shelves now at my shop but Im in shitty PA....I put display system bindings on our floor models all last Sunday.

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    Question for shop people

    Where are you in shitty PA? I moved to philly area a few months ago and am looking for a shop. PM me if youd rather do that.


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    Move to Colorado

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    A novel idea would be to call the shop which carries the boot you are interested in
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    Move to Colorado

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    Yeah, I know, but, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    A novel idea would be to call the shop which carries the boot you are interested in
    I've done that. Last year, too. You don't exactly get good phone attitude from pre season shop rats, if the boss is not there. Except for Hal at Northern Ski Works at Killington. He is the best.

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    Don't the locals know this kind of stuff?

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    call yer buddy buttflake.....he should be done cleaning up the campgrounds by now. i'm sure he'll give you the mag discount.

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    Most brands receive winter stock in August- our retailers have orders set to ship in September (usually mid month), so you'll typically see it available at the end of the month, depending on location (I'm sure some local shops are still trying to milk the summer business)


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    Question for shop people

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwriter View Post
    Where are you in shitty PA? I moved to philly area a few months ago and am looking for a shop. PM me if youd rather do that.


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    Sent u a pm....didnt want to bash a shop on thread....lol..never know whos reading.

    Headed into shop now.

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    we gets shit in every damn day
    but we are a online presence with 4 brick n mortors
    how many boot threads is the retired cube dude who spends all day on the webs gonna start?
    is the question
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    Biz must be kinda slow for the hippy if he has time to search off page threads just to bash me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    we gets shit in every damn day
    but we are a online presence with 4 brick n mortors
    how many boot threads is the retired cube dude who spends all day on the webs gonna start?
    is the question
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    If sizing is such an issue, then Benny is at one extreme or the other, so I am guessing a mans size 8 shoe? Remember a ladies size 10 is like a mans size 8, so you may have other options?
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    You want real problems I take a 24/39/7ish mens so not many mens boots go that small, if they do they won't be in a shop( who can blame them ) and womens boots are built for a women weighing much less

    thats why buying at whistler olympics was so damn good ... lots of product

    I have another exact pair of alpine boots, a freebie I got on TGR, AT wise the Vulcans will be good for a bit more
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    If sizing is such an issue, then Benny is at one extreme or the other, so I am guessing a mans size 8 shoe? Remember a ladies size 10 is like a mans size 8, so you may have other options?
    Shit, man, I have size issues in the other direction. Yes, it does matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    You want real problems I take a 24/39/7ish mens so not many mens boots go that small, if they do they won't be in a shop( who can blame them ) and womens boots are built for a women weighing much less

    thats why buying at whistler olympics was so damn good ... lots of product

    I have another exact pair of alpine boots, a freebie I got on TGR, AT wise the Vulcans will be good for a bit more
    which is BS, a good shop will have the smallest sizes
    we go the other way and actually stop around 29 except for maybe one model for the guys with really big feet...
    what's orange and looks good on hippies?

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    As mentioned it will vary by shop even within the same geographical area. If the shop has a sustainable/profitable summer business they can sustain into early fall (bike, rock climbing, hiking camping, ie REI) expect them to conduct a gradual swap until late October or even just hold off and conduct a total flip mid October. On the other hand expect the shop to already have done a full flip if it’s completely carried by winter sales with minimal summer business or one which rapidly drops off after Labor Day (Water Sports).

    Some larger stores with off site warehouse space will also have the flexibility to adjust their flip with the weather. If it’s not trending fall/winter weather or there are indicators of a warm/dry winter the shop might hold off and try to delay receiving delivery to delay their NET-30/60/90 payments. This can be especially true if the shop is running thin on capital following a weak previous winter and may have a decent amount of carry over left to sell at a discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxman View Post
    which is BS, a good shop will have the smallest sizes
    we go the other way and actually stop around 29 except for maybe one model for the guys with really big feet...
    If I was doing the ordering I wouldn't bother to accommodate me and IME the smallest sizes are maybe a mens 9 ... not really small enough
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    Benny, the good news is if your sporting big ass feet, balance is no problem for you.
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