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Nohing. It would irresponsible to sell a fellow skier used boot. You know they won't conform to anyone else' s foot
Keep them. They are only a few seasons old big deal. most ski boots will keep performing for the owner for at least 150 days. (that is days, not a few hours a couple days a week). You can get aftermarket liners and insoles if they are packed in. If they don' t fit well go see a bootfitter they make magic happen. Or just keep them as backups when your other boots are wet or broken.
Well that is the lesson here folks. Don't waste you time buying the most important piece of ski equipment without the help of a competent proffessional. Support your local bootfitter or you will waste your cash getting the wrong boot.
In addition if he wore them and they were oversize, he has compacted the liner and insole in an awkward way, making it nearly impossible to be comfortable for another skier (unless they wear it too big and then it is too big). Anyone considering buying it from you will need aftermarket liners and insoles. Who would pay for a shell they haven' t used and invest in expensive upgrades? I guess you have to go fishing for a sucker, eh?
Of course it is true. Would you playing basketball with a shoe that someone else wore in? Everytime you make a turn you pack in the liner and punch down the insole. If this guy worn these boots and they didn' t even fit him right you are compromising the support for you foot. Only a fool would spend cash on these. He could donate them to someone desperate, but taking money from someone for these is bad karma.
Ever tried rental boots? Well this is the reason why.
That is the problem: selling used boots to people who don't know a thing about how ski boots should fit is not being a good ambassador for the sport....you know they will most likely be uncomfortable but you take their money anyway. When new skier wants help with gear you should guide them as best you can so that they enjoy the sport as much as possible. Exploiting peoples ignorance of the sport is bad karma.
Feel free to disagree of course.... but anyone who has been subjected to poorly fitting boots (and the resulting bruises and discomfort) knows what I am talking about. For a long time many of my friends switched to snowboards because of the boot issue. With time ,and proper boots, they came back.
So again your boots have no monetary value for people who know better. You can always swap them or donate them of course, but to commoditize them in cash value, well you really can't.
i bought mine from the boot fitter at my work for 70.