Just had a look at the Canadian Cartel site. To me it seems to function as a group buy site.
A little warning though. Even though they are selling stepchild boards for 50% off; they don't tell you the model year. I think those stepchild boards are actually 08/09 models (two seasons ago). So just a little warning, as last years snowboard models are normally already 40-50% off in most stores; and old years are usually even cheaper.
I am pretty sure they are 2010 at least that is what I got. What is a group buy site?
I am pretty sure they are 10/11 at least that is what I got. What is a group buy site?
It's not really a group buy.. group buy means a certain number of people have to buy the product to get a discount, like say we all pitched in to order a container of snowboards from China... we would have to buy say 100 to get the bulk pricing, so 100 people would need to buy one.
The deal would only be made once everyone put their money in.
This site just looks like "The Clymb". Day long or more "deals" to get you excited to buy. Maybe overstock or last years models.
Sanction. Been there a few times (Steeles/Yonge) in Toronto. Good selection of boards, including Arbor and NS. Also carries helmets, clothes, skateboards, etc. Good people. My buddy just got an entire setup from them at this year's Ski/Snowboard show.