Point taken Jg! Some small shops are just as bad as the big guys at dropping prices and breaking dealer agreements...they just don't have the potential to do as much damage. It is the power these big guys wield- they just don't understand...its like Baby Hewy
I also agree that snow sports can be a bit costly - my kids race and that is an added expense but it is far less expensive than hockey, golf and some of the other sports that are gaining momentum and it is something the whole family can do together regardless of skill level. The best way to make it affordable it so lower the cost of doing business by not having to make up for lost income from theft and devaluation - don't you think? Wish everyone could understand that!
First time i ordered my girl a full snowboarding set up(board,bindings,jacket,beanie etc.) and a few things for me for less than i bought my board for at another retailer. The board though was a different colour than what my girl wanted so Dogfunk organised their courier to pick it up and they had here correct board to her door in 4 days.
Another time i bought myself a board and a few other things and they arrived within 5 days to my door in australia. If thats no customer service i dont know waht is!