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Old 02-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No Burton hardware at REI.com?

Anybody know what is with there being no Burton boards for sale at REI's website? There are like two women's boards from last season and that's it. There are plenty of boards from other companies. I don't live near a store anymore so I can't check there. There is also no bindings or boots. They have a falling out or something? I have a gift card there and I was hoping to pick up a joystick, to try out a non camber board. They had a huge selection last year.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could always try calling a store and asking about their stock - I know that the one near me had a ton of Burton boards when I was there last weekend.
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Probably just sold out, their winter clearance sale started about a week ago. There is plenty of Burton in stock at my local store.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The REI in downtown Seattle has a lot of Burton boards. Just call 206 223-1944. It is their flagship store and they can look to see if they have what you want and ship it to you.
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Thanks for the info, I'll check out the closest one to me.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hmmm...I was doing some more reading and I came across this recent post by the Angry Snowboarder:
The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive The History of Gray Marketing Continues

about Burton canceling distribution contracts with some major people because those places had overstocked and then were dumping the product for cheap somewhere on the "gray market."

Seems like way too much of a coincidence that REI.com has no 2010/2011 Burton products and this is also going on. I know many retailer websites act separate from stores, with different inventories and policies. Maybe REI.com is getting slapped by Burton, but the individual stores are not.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Am I missing something? I see a lot of Burton boards on their website
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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wow, they weren't there yesterday. Well look at my overactive imagination.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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haha...I checked the website right after reading sketcher's reply and was thinking you were off your rocker. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for now.
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