When it comes to buying ski equipment, it should come as no surprise that it can be expensive. In fact, the truth is, I’m sure more people would participate in this great sport if it were cheaper. However, what many may not realize, is that with a little effort, you can save quite a bit of money and not break the bank buying the gear you need o get out and enjoy yourself!
When it comes to saving money on ski accessories, items like ski poles, gloves and goggles, the trick is to find retailers online who are offering some sort of buyer incentives. These incentives generally take the form of coupon offers, free shipping promotions, and reward programs. However, there are many other incentives as well, in fact more and more retailers are offering discounts and free gifts just for “liking” them on Facebook. I recently saw one retailer giving away free ski hats to people who “like” them.
If such buyer incentives are still not enough, and the prices seem to high still, I suggest turning to used equipment. You can find used ski equipment at various places, online more and more ski retailers are beginning to sell used gear demo gear and the prices are amazingly cheap! You can also keep an eye out for a local ski swap, these generally occur in the fall before the lifts start turning, and are typically put on by your local ski shop or ski mountain. Ski swaps are a great place to find all sorts of new and used ski gear for much less then you would pay elsewhere!
Regardless of how you find your ski deals, the point is they are out there, you just need to know where to look. One word of caution however, when it comes to buying cheap ski gear, do not buy something simply because the price is right. Make sure it fits and is something you absolutely need, otherwise you are just throwing your money away.
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