I was told to wait for the ski expo to buy my gear. I passed up some good shit until then...damnit. Pilchuck had stuff cheaper than online but I was like I'll wait for the expo. I was also thinking that if I spend so much at one shop/place I'd get a discount.
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Goddamnit, well I'll still go and check it out, and if the prices suck I'll see what Pilchuck can do for me or Sturts, and if they suck I'll buy online. I like to try and support local shops when I can though.
the expo is a shit show... people there have no power to make deals, except the managers of sturts, who are busy as fuck. basically go into a shop and youd have beetter luck. seattle ski has px's and oakley shit, brian could prolly cut you a deal if you buy two sets of bindings and outwear
the stuff you're looking for (especially the skis) is new and usually in limited quantities.
You won't find amazing deals on skis like the bacons, despite having
all of the local shops there.
Good bindings, however, are easy
and cheap to get online. Probably to your advantage to do that, rather
than try to buy some at expo.
Clothes, same deal. If you have to 08 oakley shit (which everybody and their mom will have) then you'll be paying a cuter price. Closeout stuff (like 07 stuff) online, or in some shops (and possibly expo) could be decently priced.
evo says they will have amazing deals, if this will be true I don't know, but you do get a nifty $20 gift certificate at evo if you buy from them. But if you can get a hold of a backcountry.com code that would be probably be cheaper.
sorry for a triple post but, here is a code for backcountry.com 20%off
Not good on Western Mountaineering, The North Face, Burton, Nixon, Patagonia Footwear, Arc’teryx, sunglasses, skis, ski boots, ski bindings, snowboards, snowboard boots, snowboard bindings, gift certificates, or lift tickets.
There will probably be another code in a week or two.