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pretty well known that many companies scaled back production last season. Like everyone else, they got hit when the bottom dropped out of the economy, too. I think it is a trend that will probably continue as people are still really cautious and not particularly optimistic about the longer term potential for economic growth.

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Agreed. Just basic economics. Make only what you can sell. You can maintain MSRP or close as the norm. Quick turnover means less inventory costs, less space\storage requirements, better cash flow,money management, and no need for fire sales. That said, it's always seemed to me that the higher end stuff has always been limited quantities, order early and full price.

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higher end stuff always does seem to be more tightly controlled.

Here is a story that I've heard - no idea if it is true or not - about Ferrari. Supposedly, they take pre-orders and total them all up. Say they have 1,000 people who put a deposit down and want to buy a new Ferrari next year. Then Ferrari only makes 999 new Ferraris and 1 poor bastard gets his deposit back. This way, they ensure that demand is never fully met by the supply they offer, and this keeps the retail & secondary prices high.

Interesting concept. Again, I have no idea if it's true though.

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I know that's true of the Ferrari F50; they built 349.
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I love how the point was brought up that it will raise the market for used boards too, which is true but I find it funny cuz alot of people on here would never recommend buying a used board in the first place!
There are a ton of good used boards and I'd recommend buying (being a cheap sob) if...you can find one available. 4 of 5 that I'm using this year are used higher ends. The problem is now finding good high-end boards that folks are getting rid of and that are still in good shape. 2-3 years ago folks were dumping them for the latest and greatest. There are tons of good condition beginner and intermediate boards that are good deals for newbs and the occasional rider.
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