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 Post subject: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Again as this time of year roles around the kite shops are silent. I only received one email from a well known kite shop and a couple of 2012 kites on sale as they always are doesn't cut it.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:19 am 
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In the past kiteridersllc.com has had some good sales. Not sure if they're doing anything this year though...


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 am 
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Excellent post!
Great point!
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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:24 am 
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Hahah. So in other words ... Give us a deal! :P


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:08 am 
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over at Green Hat Kiteboarding we will have lots of good deals. 40-60% off wetsuits and other water wear.

Mens wetsuits will be as low as $260 for a 4/3
Womens Wetsuits will be as low as $130 for a 4/3
4mm Booties $22

We have lots of other surprises too, but these ones wont last long!!


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Are the kite companies doing a better job of controlling their inventory? Seems like most really good deals are offered on a very limited stock that is drop shipped from the manufacturer. All of the dealers are actually advertising the same physical inventory and there is a good chance your order can't even be filled after you paid for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:17 pm 
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AFAIK generally how it works is gear is sold in shops at RRP to RRP-15% or so, until ...

I don't know the jargon of the business, but I am fairly sure there are entities that buy (typically in November or December) unsold gear for <<RRP, probably <wholesale, giving cash to the retailers to plow into next year pre-orders (or whatever else, e.g. paying their rent during winter etc.).
This gear then makes its way to market via internet sales through shop portals, etc. Some shops may use fulfillment centers for phone and web orders, these may be the same entities. Some shops may trade back and forth between each other as well.

Some interesting opportunities may happen on the fringes, for example, a possibly huge discount the day before the remaining inventory would go to one of these kite consolidator types.
Or, similar big (but likely not quite as big) discounts on stock held back after the bigger deals have been done...
Basically there is some pricing disturbance sometime around Thanksgiving, occasionally you can work it. Or you may see higher prices for a bit if you miss the boat.
But Black Friday?
Is that when we line up at midnight and stab each other for a chance to buy kites at themall? :o
I try to buy used!


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:13 am 
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found one here

http://kitepaddlesurf.com/Black-Friday- ... htm?page=1


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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Location: Madison, Wi. Cabrinha, Slingshot, Blade, Axis, Mystic, NP Surf.
Keep an eye on here. www.kiteridersllc.com

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 Post subject: Re: Black Friday big sales?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I'll jump in on this. I have a bunch of Ocean Rodeo Cypher 10m I will sell out for 45% off. $650. I'll also add a Black Friday bar with the purchase of a kite for $150.

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