Originally Posted by Principal
I think eBay will still be hard to beat. Look for auctions that start at a low price and end on a weekday. I have a NIB Sierra reverse crew that is a Burton custom relabeled, but it'd the $250 to part with it. I like buying premium boards from the previous year that are slightly used. Buying in April looking for the same serves me well too.
I don't think the Reverse Crew is an exact replica of the Custom although it was marketed that way. Those go for $199 whenever Sierra/Trusnow decides to put them on sale which is a few times a year. They're $299 new right now.
But otherwise I agree buying boards that are slightly used is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. Late-season sales, or even snapping things up over the summer/off-season you can often find good prices.