I would like to potentially buy a pair of skis online and a pair of bindings from elsewhere. It would be $80 to have them mounted at my local shop since I didn't buy the skis from them. No way in hell I would trust myself to mount them but how come shops are so ridiculous about this and is there a way to avoid it?
"Is a hickie a dong shaped bruise on the face as a result of being cock slapped? Because I have those" - Aidan-G
Find a shop that has decent prices? I got mine mounted for $30 this year, from a local mom and pop shop that been in business 30 years- for obvious reasons. They do a good job, good price.
But if they weren't around I'd still feel comfortable going to Colorado Ski and Golf- which is a retail chain , but still specialized and able to mount a pair of bindings, which isn't that difficult a job in all honesty
80 is actually pretty standard for ski shops... We charge 100... It's a way of stopping people buying skis we sell online because shops can not compete with online shops for pricing. Support your local shop even if you just buy the bindings from there, they should do it free.
If not as stated... get friendly and buy them beer its a techys best friend.
What interest is it to a local shop to support local skiers that buy all their stuff online?
It actually has worked since we changed the prices.. And while I am not a fan of it either (most people i do it for free if the boss isn't around) there is no doubt that more people buy in store now as when they buy in store they also get free service for the life of the ski.
Nothing worse than spending ages with a client telling them about a ski, then they turn up 2 weeks later with that ski to get mounted because they found it online 100 bucks cheaper for example.
Damn $100 better come w/ a happy ender from the token shop hottie
haven't paid more than $80-100 for any of my jigs let alone a mount
Think our shop charges $19 if you don't purchase anything
been my experince that stoners outproduce drunks and the best techs have chinese eyes
When you walk out the door in the morning, what matters most is not what type of skiing you do but whether that skiing is any good. On a waist-deep day, dropping into tight chutes or open bowls, down a sweet line throught the trees where pockets of wind-blown snow create so many natural lips and launching pads... So lets let the dubious bickering within our own sport die with it. The answer is already out there, along with the energy, the freedom, and the truth: What "saved skiing" is SKIING. - Tom Bie
It's entirely reasonable that a shop charges more than usual/at all for an outside purchase mount. If you're not going to support them why should they do you a deal? Either way its likely to cost you a similar amount whether you get them online or in the shop after mounting. so you might aswell buy them from the shop, afterall if the shop wasnt there they wouldn't be there to mount them anyway so make sure you still have a shop near you by supporting them. plus it's far easier to deal with any issues face to face than over the internet/phone.