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Old 12-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious - What is the sickest deal that you've ever lucked into in order to score a huge discount on something you really wanted? (snowboard related of course) I'm sure people have gotten crazy lucky and have come across something super marked down that shouldn't have been.

Figure this thread could at least pass some time for us over here in the middle of the snow-less east coast.

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2 years ago i was looking for a new pair of goggles for the upcoming season. I reallllyyyy loved the specs on the Electric EG2 so i decided to pick a pair up. I found an eastern mountain sports near my work and decided to see what they had. I called over and the manager told me that they had a bunch.

I went over after work and told the manager that i was the one who called. He remembered me right away. He was about to leave for the day and yelled over to someone else to help me out and for no reason at all and told them to "toss him 20% off of his purchase." - sickkk

So they start showing me a bunch of EG2 goggles that were out on a table and they were all like $150-175. I figured couldnt pass up the deal so i figured ehhhh why not. Found a pair i liked and almost bought em before i realized they had a glass display with more Electrics.

I noticed a single pair of black and white mixed EG2 goggles mixed in with all EG1's so i checked em out. The tag said $95. I was confused so i asked the sales guy why they were so cheap. He goes "O. well theyre supposed to be $160... but if you get them i'll do it for $95 plus the 20% on top."

SOLD!

Brand new EG2 goggles in a sick colorway for only like $75... i also threw in some RED phones. couldn't let that 20% go to waste

sorry that this was lengthy as hell.
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So basically, you divided by zero?
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I hear you on the lack of snow man... shittaaaaay.

Don't know if this counts, but a few years back I got really lucky while checking out Brociety.com one week... anyone remember that awesome site?

Scored a pair of previous year Burton SLX boots for $200 (like 550 retail?), and a pair of previous year CO2 bindings for $150 (around 300 retail?)

The following week, I was looking around dogfunk.com, and found found some sick Burton AK outerware at 65% off or something like that. I snagged the last jacket in inventory. All the haters can suck it, I got a sick gore-tex jacket and pants for $300 total.

Yeah I dumped $650 on all burton gear, but it woulda cost around 1500 if you bought it in a shop...

Now I have some pro-deals from instructing and from some friends in the biz, but back then, I would have been psyched for anything I didn't have to pay full price for. EPIC FIND!
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Deals like that don't happen often.
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well good thing i wasnt asking people to post about times they paid full price. this thread would never end.
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60% off seasons pass. Its called 'doing it early'.

Not as quite a spectacular as a story i recently heard where boarder purchases 3 day pass for resort, later calls in to 'upgrade' to season pass ($1750). Operator says "that's now done for you", boarder says thanks, hangs up. Goes gets pass printed, checks account, all ok. No transaction $, no nothing, just a seasons pass for 3 day price.

Rookie phone op on that one me thinks.

Yup, I WISH I WERE YOU...
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Mine wasn't snowboard related but I passed a yard sale 2 years ago. An older couple sold all sorts of stuff, including a mint condition Technics 1210 MK2 turntable (which is THE DJ turntable and retailed for around $400 at this time). The husband told me that his son had gone off to college and they were getting rid of his stuff to transform his room into a gym room. Just out of curiosity I asked the price for the turntable and nearly choked when they said "meh... let's say $25." I gave him $40 because he didn't have any change. Still a pretty good deal though
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I have a bit of a hobby flipping bicycles, snowboards, and various other variosities. I have made ok side money doing it.. but my best snowboard flip was a few years ago I bought a metric shitton of Oakley A frames for 30$ each off Whisky Militia. They were not supposed to ship them to Canada but somehow I snuck through without having to use a package receiver (now they have it all auto deny you). I resold every goggle for $110 locally.
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this year...free new reload drake bindings, 2x minty drake f60's $15 and $25, minty ride tomcats $30, avy shovel $15, probe $4, 15/15k new hot pink snow pants $80, OR gortex mitts $20, 4 sets (2 sets collapsible) of ski poles $10 for all; past 5 years...season pass for 60% off; last year free charlie slasher 164 (gift from the kids); 2 years ago, 32 focus boas ridden once $49, option powder board 162 $50 and gnu mtx groomer board 155 $30.
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