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Old 12-08-2008, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rome Arsenal Binding L/XL Black 08 in Great Condition - eBay (item 200283347417 end time Dec-09-08 09:53:58 PST)

What do you think? good idea to buy used bindings? Risky, not risky? What thinks you of snowboarding forum?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ask the seller for bigger pictures that are close up. Look for signs of stress or wear and tear. The guy seems legit, just avoid buying from China or HK.
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So long as they are actual pics and not just manufacturer photos. Also, make sure the seller discloses all use and damages. I've seen some that have manufacturer photos and list tiny words at the bottom saying it is missing a toe strap or something.

I don't recommend buying used boots and used boards should be inspected first. Bindings are your safest e-bay option.
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sweet, i did that. it would be nice to get some bindings at a lower price. i assume that buying a used board off of ebay is frowned upon?
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Not at all. I did it. I just made sure the guy sent me a LOT of pics first.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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... and I've sold several boards on ebay. Nothing wrong with it except for the insane prices they charge now for sellers, along with paypal
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ok cool. well i've found some new boards on ebay like the fallen angel for the wife that are good prices, but i'm looking for a board for me and bindings for her. there def isn't as many women bindings out there on the market.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is your wife really small?
I don't see the big deal about female specific bindings, all my life I ridden all "unisex" or mens stuff (but I am 5'8" and wear size 9 mens) and honestly the worst board and boots I ever rode were Burton women's specific stuff hehe.
Not that it's bad at all, but I wouldn't make a big deal about finding girl only stuff as long as the sizes are correct.... you should be able to find a kilelr deal on mens/unisex small or medium bindings.
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she is an 8.5 womens boot. not sure what that translates to in mens boots. she's like 5'4", average weight. from what i've read the 8.5 is the middle between medium and large bindings, so i wouldn't be sure what to get for her anyway.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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8.5 womens will definetly be a small/medium...
that would be like a 6.5 mens.. and even if it was mens it would still be small/med. all companies bindings sizes do not run the same...

this is romes size chart
S/M: 4 to 9.5
M/XL: 9 to 14

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