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How is Best doing these days ?

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:02 am

Good I hope. They deserve it
Just heard some rumours
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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:09 am

My experience on the forum since many years is that every rumor has a truth.

Which is their best selling product, targeting which group?

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby Flyboy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:50 pm

Are any kiteboarding companies actually making any money?

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby tegirinenashi » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:15 pm

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?

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:56 pm

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.

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby Faxie » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:04 pm

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.

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby tautologies » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:26 pm

Dr_Rosen wrote:I hear rumours, but not sure how true they are



What are the rumours?

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:38 pm

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.

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby tautologies » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:27 am

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.

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Re: How is Best doing these days (financially)?

Postby styleito » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:40 am

Flyboy wrote:Are any kiteboarding companies actually making any money?


I think Robby Naish is doing OK.

https://vimeo.com/141057053


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