I would not get my hopes up with the iGet.it guys. While they do have group-buys, their focus is not oin really saving money/offering low prices, but rather they are about carrying lifestyle products that people might not have access to or might not be aware of. Price is not really something they pay a lot of attention - in fact, plenty of the stuff they sell is more expensive than from many other (r)etailers. The Kessler deal last year was really a bit of aberration.
Fair enough, that Lacroix snowboard is significantly cheaper than MSRP though. But maybe the MSRP is over inflated?
I just want to figure out something soon or I'll start looking for a board on my own.
about VAT: i live off EU and US and i don't have to pay any VAT. That's true for cellphones, and i believe for a boards too. I believe VAT is a bit highr, like 18%.
If you can post prices in euro? Just for comparsion.
I suggest prices in list doesn't include shipping, right? so we split Eu160 for all the boards, right? then we gotta count how many of us, like to buy it. It makes difference 4 or 20 people.
Germany have 19% VAT, so you can get this off buying stuff in Germany for export. That's 98% true =)
On import every country have it's own taxes. I don't know about US but i need to pay only if value exceed 1000Euro. It's complicated thing about US. US residents will help.
Thanks for the tax info. If we got them all sent to me I only pay 5% tax, not sure how it would work re-sending them out from there. I imagine Canadians would be fine but US guys might have to pay tax as it crossed the boarder?
Here are the prices in Euro's -20%. This is including VAT so if that can come off too then we're closer to the price range I was hoping for.
Avalanche FLP AFT - €880
Avalanche FLP - €800
Avalanche FR Freeride - €600
Ultimate Freecarve - €960
I e-mailed Virus again to ask about the VAT, if that also comes off, I'm only looking at $900 for the FLP AFT (plus tax and shipping) and that I could handle.
If there's 5 of us buying we'd be looking at about $40 a board to ship to me, and then shipping out from me. No idea what shipping would be like to get them shipped to each buyer directly from Virus.