Hey that's just my opinion.... Someone else may have another idea of what's right and fair.
I'm pretty anti getting old gear though. Tech has come so far in the past 5 years that it's not worth buying old stuff because you can get a season or two old gear for cheap.
I almost always buy a season old gear that's on sale rather than new.... I ride a brand new board and boots and that's about it
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Moral of the story: If your going to rob people, wear a diaper.