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 Post subject: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:03 pm 
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This is a commercial post. Then again, I think it is a good way to get safer, new gear in use and to retire some of the older designs out there. This is the second year ASM has done this and I am surprised that apparently no one emulated the concept in the past year. It is unlikely you'll get anything close to $250. for some of the old kites out there so this presents some good options.

Anyway, it's "Trade In Your Trash" time again this weekend in Miami. How about some other outfits doing something like this? It is the brainchild of Kent with Cabrinha and ASM and here's his copy on the event ...


"Yup, it's that time of year again!!! Grab your old kites, harnesses, wetsuits, and boards and bring them to Adventure Sports Miami for our 2nd annual TRADE IN YOUR TRASH sale.

We have super specials on a variety of new and used equipment. Take a look at the Revolver and Contra deal. Any size of $1099, but wait!!! Trade in your old Naish AR5's (or any obsolete Best Kite) on 2 Revolvers or Contras and deduct an additional $250 each for your worthless trade in's. Yep, that's right you only have to fork out $749 a piece plus tax for killer kites. All sizes are in stock now so all you have to do is pick your color.

Got a nasty old wetsuit buried in the back of your car that even the grim reaper wouldn't wear? No problem, bring it on in (in a plastic bag) and we will give you $35 off on a sale priced new NPX wetsuit!

Got an old skinny board that can't get you upwind? Toss it in the car and trade it in. ASI Miami will give you $85 for it against a new sale priced Cabrinha board of your choice!

Harness getting dry rot? No problem. We have killer new harness from Dakine, Cabrinha, and Neilpryde. Trade that sucker in on a new one and we'll give you $20 bucks for it.

We also have great deals on used and prototype kites (not eligible for trade in's).

See our selection of board shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses and more. We also have a variety of Naish STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS ready too go. Trade us your old dented and sun fried surf board and we will give you another $50 off any sale priced SUP or surf board in stock.

What you get: see below!!!

Any Harness, $20 off the sale price of a new Cabrinha, NeilPryde or Dakine Harness in stock.
Any Kite Only $200 off the sale price of any new Kite in stock.
Any Kite Complete, $250 off the sale price of any new complete Kite in stock.
Any kite Board Complete, $85 off the sale price of any new Cabrinha or Slingshot Board.
Any Wetsuit, $35 off the sale price of any new NP or NPX Wetsuit in stock.
Any Surf Board, $50 off the sale price of a new Surf Board.

Sale Items

Special deals on select 08 products

Cabrinha Contra and Revolver Kites ONLY $1099 or 2 for $1999
2007 Wetsuits 25% off

Cabrinha Omega Package Sale! Remaining Omegas complete for $899 (good op for a trade in!)


EXTRA SPECIAL!!!

Purchase any harness, kite, or board and get a new NPX 2 mil cult shorty for only $49 bucks!!!

The sale is this weekend ONLY and is good on in store purchases only. Forget your cash at home? Your dog ate your credit card, but you'll have a new one on Monday? No problem, come on back Monday, but NO SOUP FOR YOU!!! The SALE is SATURDAY and SUNDAY only from 10am - 4pm.

Directions: www.adventuresportsmiami.com

See you on the weekend!
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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:47 pm 
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Yes, a commercial post allright....

I would expect that more companies don't do this because they expect consumers to read between the lines...the price paid for the new product(s) has the price of the trade built in. Have you never traded in a car and been suprised by how much the dealer offered you for it? Common man....


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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:31 pm 
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That is a logical conclusion. Check the prices out to see if it is a valid conclusion in this case.


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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:32 pm 
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yep, we're going to sell stuff... This is our second trade in sale and I can tell you that the first was quite successful. How many times have you gone to the beach and seen someone trying to sell a newby an old C Kite? It happens all of the time. The going rate is around $150 for any of the C's and they are not good for anyone to learn on.

We have one of the largest shops in the world and are fully invested in the continued growth of this industry. Having beginners buy old C kites from the beach is inversely related to our success and continued beach access.

Both the Revolver and the Contra are excellent kites. At $999 they are already the best deal on the market PERIOD. Trade in your trash on one and it gets even better. You'll get the idea. This is an in store promotion only and not available for mail order sales. We are protecting our local area (and probalby a 100 mile circle around it if last year was any indication). We do the sale 2 times per year and also support the windsurfing industry in the same manner. We've seen too many beginners trying to learn on old slalom boards and give up.

The deal is great if you can get here. If not, the deal on the kites is killer even at the sale price.


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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:42 pm 
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Checked out the sale yesterday and grabbed some nice deals on both new and used gear along with some accessories.


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Some of the used gear before opening time


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They have more than fairly intense parties at ASM. The gear as you can see has multiplied substantially. Makes you wonder what this stuff gets up to after quitting time? Speaking of strange stuff, what's up with Kent? Bet the lower half can really get a lot of mileage out of smaller kites in light wind. When you stitch images and a component moves, sometimes part of it vanishes.


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In addition to kiting, windsurfing, surfing and standup, they're stocking a ton of kayak stuff too.


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Intense, interesting times, it is a great sale to checkout. Todd needs to grab some quality water time, he's spending too much time at work.


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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:31 pm 
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Extended through Saturday!!!

Given the serious amount of hate mail and phone calls about the late notification that many of you received about our sale, we have decided to briefly extend the "Trade In Your Trash" sale this week through Saturday only.

We had an unfortunate issue with our e-mail announcement that lead to a very late notification and some are upset about missing the event. We took quite a large amount of equipment in on trade and tons of kiters and windsurfers went home with killer new gear and huge smiles on their faces.

People came in from Jacksonville and beyond to take advantage of this twice a year event. We did receive some very strange looking kite equipment that barely qualified as "complete" but we were glad that this stuff will never end up on a beach near you!

So in case you forgot...

Bring in your old wetsuits, harnesses, boards, sails, and kites for trade in dollars on our already marked down new items.

We'll give you $35 bucks for your pee’d in wetsuit against a sale price new wetsuit from Neilpryde or NPX. We have killer NPX Cult Shorties for only $69 on sale. Deduct $35 from your trash trade in and you get a killer new suit for $35 bucks.

Grab your old harness that's wearing holes in your hips and we'll give you $20 against a new Dakine, Pryde, or Cabrinha harness.

Got an old Stonker, Bic Airflow, or Jimmy Lewis Pickle Fork hanging in the garage? Bring that junker in and we will give you $85 for it against a new Cabrinha Custom, Imperial, Prodigy, or S-Quad board.

All 08 Cab boards are $100 off through Saturday only and the 07's are at $300 off. Give us your junker and take another $85 off the sale price. It's the last week to get this deal.

Looking for a new kite? You can't beat the deal on the new Contra or Revolver no matter what. They are $1009 each for any size. Buy 2 and get them at $999 ea.!!! Got an old C-kite or foil to trade in? We will give you an additional $250 off for complete kites and $200 for kite only!!! Yep, that's you buying the best light wind kite on the market for only $749!!!

Call us for other specials on CB2's other hot kites like the awesome and fast turning Slingshot REV. We'll take your trades on these killer kites and even the number one selling SWITCHBLADE 3!!!!



Windsurfing


Got a windsurfer in the family looking to upgrade that old Bic Melody? We have excellent new boards from Starboard, JP, and Fanatic in stock now.

New and used sails from NEILPRYDE, and the best masts available on sale now. Grab a 30% carbon mast for $219. Bring us your old mast and deduct another $50 for the trade in. Look at our Power Ex, Pro Stocks, and Neilpryde masts. Get your old aluminum spars in here now for trade.

Great used booms from $99 ea. We have larger sizes left in HI HO booms at huge discounts.


FYI mast prices in the coming season are increasing substantially so you can actually make the case to your wife (or husband) that this is actually an “investment”!

Any old sail is worth $125 off a trade in on a new discounted NP sail.

All trade in boards are treated equally!!! They’re worth $250 off a new JP, Fantatic, or Starboard. We’ll even give you the trade in dollars on 07 boards that are discounted by 30% already!!! Booms, yep $50 bucks.


Please give us a call if you have any questions or go to www.adventuresportsmiami.com for directions.


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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:56 pm 
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Rick makes a good point when he asks "why don't other stores do this?" Well, since it makes total sense from a safety perspective, if not an immediate cash flow perspective, we've decided to do it too. We just had lifeguards brought back to one of our favorite launches, so it is even more important to not have newbies on junk dragging down the beach.

-Droffats
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 Post subject: Re: $250. for old kites, Trade In Your Trash is back
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:26 pm 
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I was hoping some other businesses would pickup on Kent's idea and implement something like this. Well done and thanks!

droffats wrote:
Rick makes a good point when he asks "why don't other stores do this?" Well, since it makes total sense from a safety perspective, if not an immediate cash flow perspective, we've decided to do it too. We just had lifeguards brought back to one of our favorite launches, so it is even more important to not have newbies on junk dragging down the beach.

-Droffats
www.adventurekiteboarding.com


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