*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: How is Best doing these days ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:02 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Fri May 04, 2007 9:29 pm
Posts: 1179
Good I hope. They deserve it
Just heard some rumours
:bye:


Last edited by Dr_Rosen on Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.

{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:09 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 32298
Location: World (KF Admin)
My experience on the forum since many years is that every rumor has a truth.

Which is their best selling product, targeting which group?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:50 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 897
Are any kiteboarding companies actually making any money?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:15 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:29 am
Posts: 155
This was predictable ever since they changed their goal of being low-cost web store to the "premium" "recognized" brand. Then, in no time, Switch stole their lunch.

BTW, what's up with those no name brands on ebay (Royal, Aruba, etc)? How is it possible for them to price their POS higher than Switch?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:56 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:20 pm
Posts: 324
Location: Western USA
Considering that they moved their HQs from a very inexpensive place to operate to one of the most expensive cities in the nation - San Francisco, it would be no surprise that there's some $ issues. Balancing overhead & production costs and their marketing & team rider budgets vs their overall sales must be really challenging now.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:04 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:39 pm
Posts: 290
tegirinenashi wrote:
This was predictable ever since they changed their goal of being low-cost web store to the "premium" "recognized" brand. Then, in no time, Switch stole their lunch.

BTW, what's up with those no name brands on ebay (Royal, Aruba, etc)? How is it possible for them to price their POS higher than Switch?


Switch didn't steal anything. When Switch came on the market, Best was already trying to be the premium brand.

Royal isn't a noname company btw. Just a small one.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:26 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 9182
Location: Oahu
Dr_Rosen wrote:
I hear rumours, but not sure how true they are



What are the rumours?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:38 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 32298
Location: World (KF Admin)
He mentioned "financially" in the headline. So I think he means some financial problems.

Their headquarter is in San Francisco? I think it is in Berlin.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:27 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 9182
Location: Oahu
Toby wrote:
He mentioned "financially" in the headline. So I think he means some financial problems.

Their headquarter is in San Francisco? I think it is in Berlin.


Sure I get that, but he is asking for others to confirm some unknown rumour instead of just saying what it is that he heard. This way he actually creates a rumour.

It would suck if Best is in financial trouble.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:40 am 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:24 am
Posts: 33
Flyboy wrote:
Are any kiteboarding companies actually making any money?


I think Robby Naish is doing OK.

https://vimeo.com/141057053


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Paulwoller, Viking Hagar and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group