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August 13, 2006

Buying Gear--Now is the Time

Alright, the time to buy was really in April, but if you didn't already stock up on the stuff you need, now is a good time. The 2006-07 shipments are just arriving, so most places are liquidating any remaining 2005 stock before the new stuff arrives. It is a good time to look for deals.

Wait another month and the deals on last year's stuff will be gone. Now if you love the latest-greatest, well, first go to Aspen and show it off with all the other rich folk. An '05 set of skis ain't any different from the '06, and usually you can buy a model or two up the ladder in last year's models for the same price as an entry model for '06. Hence why I paid less for my Nordica Beasts that were turning a year old than the next year's Beast 10's cost.

Spend your money on lift tickets and ski days, not on overpriced gear when you have a limited budget. And two years from now, I will have a well used set of three year old equipment while your gear will not get nearly the number of days, but only be two years old. E-bay is a skier's best friend.

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Posted by: David at August 15, 2006 02:37 PM

Found a sweet place to get cheap gear this season - It's been even better than skiagrab!

Posted by: Michelle at August 23, 2006 12:09 AM