I have always wonder why some kite/W/S shop do not post the price of the gear they sell on their website? I am somewhat of a compulsive buyer, and if their price would have been posted back in ~2002, well they would had made lots of money with me.. Instead, I go somewhere else, and become loyal to that someone else shop.
When looking for house or condo by curiosity or to buy, those ones that do not have prices on the add are skip right away. I will never call them, ill skip to the next house/condo.
When looking for used cars, those ones without price and/or kilometers means bye bye, Im not even bothering, there are so many more ad to look.
There must be an advantage of not advertising the price on stuff people sell, but seriously I dont see it, does anybody know why some people do this? (Kites, Car, Housing, Furniture, Whatever)
Other than not wanting to sell (which is not an advantage) I dont see the point.
It is probably because manufacturers set a minimum advertise price MAP that the item must be advertised at (full retail) and the person wants to offer it below that price, but can't say so publicly.
I am a dealer for several brands and noticed other dealers advertising the same products for less than MAP. To me it seems like if you do enough volume with them, they do not care.
What I love is the shops (i.e. "responsible retailers") who use Craig's list and Ebay acting like they are a regular kiter selling something out of their garage.
"Oh no, we don't sell to anyone who hasn't had lessons."