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07-31-2008 10:17 AM
SpAcEmAn SpLiFF is it different in australia? couldnt you just get a 12.5?
07-29-2008 11:40 AM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by gibbous View Post
$50 is kind of a lot, but it doens't matter how much it is if they refund it when you actually buy a pair. Makes sense to me, I'm sure shops get sick of having their staff spend a lot of their time helping people pick the right pair of boots just to have them immediately leave to go find them cheaper on the internet somewhere.

Sucks gear is so expensive over there...
Bingo I'm sick of spending an hour with a person going through all options only to have them walk out and know they're going to go buy at either sports authority or the internet. Its a waste of my time and takes money from my pocket.
07-29-2008 08:38 AM
killclimbz Sounds like to me that if you wait to buy in the US you'll save a ton of money. Plenty of good shops in Summit that can fit you. Even with the higher resort area costs, you are going to spend about 1/3 of what you are quoting for in Australia. I'd wait.
07-28-2008 11:18 PM
scottik187 yeh dude no doubt - it would certainly give me the sh*ts if i worked or owned the shop.

such is this conderful capitalist world we live in huh.
07-28-2008 11:11 PM
gibbous
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Originally Posted by scottik187 View Post
a $50 boot fitting fee is a quick way to turn people away from your store IMO.
$50 is kind of a lot, but it doens't matter how much it is if they refund it when you actually buy a pair. Makes sense to me, I'm sure shops get sick of having their staff spend a lot of their time helping people pick the right pair of boots just to have them immediately leave to go find them cheaper on the internet somewhere.

Sucks gear is so expensive over there...
07-28-2008 08:39 PM
scottik187 a $50 boot fitting fee is a quick way to turn people away from your store IMO.
07-28-2008 08:34 PM
BurtonAvenger 50 dollar boot fitting fee, hmm they might be on to something there. I might have to start doing that so the idiots won't waste my time.
07-28-2008 07:17 PM
scottik187 dude it is a total pain to find a store that sells boots at a reasonable price over here.

i saw a pair of 32 Prions retailing for $630 yesterday, what a rip off. The Aussie dollar is close to all time highs against the US, i mean is like $1US=$0.95AU, but shops here in Australia still sell snowboard equipment at least double the RRP in the USA.

Stores here have gone as far as to charge you a $50 boot fitting fee, which is only refundable if you buy the boots. You just can't charge so much!
07-28-2008 04:02 PM
BurtonAvenger Just find someone that can actually fit you.
07-28-2008 08:30 AM
killclimbz I guess it's a pain to find them in Australia, but you really need to try them on to see what fits. Sounds like you are inbetween a US 11 or 12. Pretty common sizes to stock out here. Probably because we are a bunch of fat ass tubby bitches in the US. Aren't boots offered in half sizes for you guys too? Sounds like to me you're an 11 1/2 US. (Splittin' the difference, I am a genius like that...)

If anything, you may have to go with the larger size and have a shop add some volume filling stuff to get the right fit. Again, you're going to have to try them on. Even the same exact boots of the same size can fit differently.
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