What date do you think the snow will be good enough to ride?
How do you know you are getting the right snowboard?
Are you getting the right deal on your new snowboard? Overpriced, wrong size, no service, no warranty, no tune, wrong snowboard for what you want to do. These are just a few of the issues lots of people are coming to Ballistyx with. Right now you can buy snowboard gear from almost anywhere in the World. With the U.S.A Winter coming to a close, it looks to be a very good deal buying your new board from oversea's with all the sales going on. Did you know that you need to pay freight, usually at least $100, and also have the snowboard prepped and tuned. How do you know how much that model is worth? Is it right for what you want to do? Yah we know they come with a factory wax, but do you know how important it is to have the right temperature wax on your board. If you buy anything from Ballistyx and it does not fit and perform the way we said it was going too, bring it back and we will exchange it for you. We have this policy to give you piece of mind that we are getting you what you need and not just what sales staff decide they want to sell you on the day. Unlike many snow shops in Melbourne and around the globe, Ballistyx has a huge range for you to choose from, not just a small selection that forces you to settle on what is available not necessarily what is right for you. Everyone has different tastes and more importantly different fits, so at Ballistyx we carry a comprehensive range to make sure you get it right the first time every time and not just sell you what 'we have left in your size' like some of our competitors.
A really nice chick dropped in yesterday with a 3 year old Roxy snowboard she bought from a clearance sale in South Yarra, she paid $400 for it. She should have bought the 2013 model at $50 more or paid under $200 for it, that is the fact. Whenever you are buying older model snowboards, the price should considerably drop every year by probably an extra 15% to 20%. You also have to ask yourself, why has this not sold already? Is there something wrong with it? I always know when people are wanting to buy online because they ask for certain products like Flow, Rossignal, Vans and Nike that are always really cheap online because they do not sell for whatever reason instore, so have to be closed out to unsuspecting internet shoppers.
Here is a quick guide to getting the right price for snowboards whereever you are buying it from...
2013 model snowboards- We are in a great time for new boards. With the dollar being so strong we can buy 2013 model snowboards for the same price or less here than what you can get from the U.S.A. For example the Gnu Carbon Credit is $399.99 U.S plus around $115 shipping, plus a $30 to $60 charge for prepping and tuning the board making it at least $530 to land here, it is even more if you use a 3rd party shipper. Ballistyx sells it for $499.99. Cheaper price buying in Australia and the back-up warranty and service of using a local distributor.
2012 model snowboards- You should be buying this product at minimum 30% off the RRP for last years stuff. The retailer really wants to move it and ultimately needs to make the price attractive for you. Really no 2012 snowboard should be over $500 to $550 no matter what the original price was.
2011 and older model snowboards - This is getting old and lacking in the technical side of things. You really need to be getting this stuff well under the $400 mark for a super top end snowboard and under $300 for everything else. If it is this old and has not sold you need to ask yourself why and if this is really right for you.