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as cheap as they get

Postby hawks » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:25 am

what place in the world generally has the lowest prices on kites and boards? is it a big difference from standard prices?

cheers

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Postby Wibbler » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:33 am

China.
Yes.
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Postby hawks » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:08 pm

how much is it poseble to save?
does anybody know of a good kite shop in hong kong?
what about dubai some good prices here?

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Postby The Great Merkin » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:47 pm

I posted on the subject here:-

phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=426120&highlight=#426120

Dubai dealers on :

http://www.dubaikiteclub.com/pb/wp_afba ... 2465794453

http://www.dubaikiteforum.com has some information that may help.

North Rhino 16 would be 1,122 Euros(inc bar and lines). Naish Raven 16 under 1000 Euros I think. Liquid Force on the link above - Assault 2 16 850 Euros. Don't know what a Cabrinha, RRD or a Slingy would be.

Lot cheaper than Europe.

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Postby bigdave » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:56 pm

the best way i have found to save money on kiting gear is to buy demo gear. unfortunately most kiters are much smaller than i am, tough to find the things i need. tommy at gulfportwindsurfing.com carries kiting gear now. he is a dealer/wholesaler for many brands and organizations. he had a complete 16m bow kite LF with bar/bag/pump that i wanted sold for 650 usd. was flown once maybe twice. it was 6 months old. about every six months he has a 12m and a 16m for sale like that. he sales new gear and used/demo gear. he has much more than just listed on his website. all you have to do is let him know what you are looking for and what you want to spend. he is a wholesaler for "real" so he gets their used equipment. good luck in finding the right gear at the right price. i am headed to the beach. woo hoo

also have a guy who deals in best and naish stuff. i will be finding out if he has a website today. will post it somewhere. thanks bigdave

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Postby BullsShit.com » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:42 pm

1: be sponsored
2: be rich
3: don't ever buy what people want to sell really badly!

4: F..it...go kite ...just not with gear made before 05....

5: don't buy demo gear...duhh


..unless it's real cheap....like not more then $200/ inc..bar n lines

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Postby coleman » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:39 pm

ikitesurf.com is where I find lots of great gear. Everyone says "used only 3 times"....
some of that is BS, but I just got a great 07 rrd type 8 for 700$.....lightly used.......i hope :lol:

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Postby kiterfighter » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:56 pm

[
5: don't buy demo gear...duhh


..unless it's real cheap....like not more then $200/ inc..bar n lines[/quote]

Huh? You must be a retailer, I have saved HUNDREDS doing this and the kites are like new. Better maybe since they have been tested a bit and no flaws in manufacturing.

Just get one in good shape.

no school kites! they are usually beat up.

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Postby hawks » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:40 am

tanks for the help

The Great Merkin is there a RRD reitaler in Dubai? if there is do you know if they have a web page?

tanks

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Postby The Great Merkin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:56 am

No webpage. But here's a link to him...

http://www.dubaikiteforum.com/forum/pro ... file&u=128

TGM


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