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    I have a Rip Curl Fireskin 4/3 size Medium Tall for sale....Send me a message for pics and additional info

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    well all you guys are telling me to buy online and i never wore a wetsuit so i want to make sure it fits. im almost positive imma just buy from to store cause buying online is more of a hassle for a first time suit.

    and if your going to say " if it doesnt fit just ship it back" , i would glad-fully do that but i really want to start surfing soon and that can take chunks of time out and im kinda a weird size so it would take me awhile to get a well fitting one. also, a worker a brave new world told me that all brands are different and i might be a extra small in oneill but a medium in hyperflex. i understand where you guys are coming from with the "dressing room" and thats why im going to buy it instore. thanks for the info guys
    Last edited by lemon; Mar 30, 2011 at 10:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobeyville View Post
    If you can save a few bucks by buying your wetsuit online, do it. The shops dont care about you - they are in business for one thing! MONEY, MONEY< MONEYYYYYYYYY.
    if this is really your mindset, then don't ***** & complain when the last surf shop goes out of business & you have to buy everything online or make it yourself...even wax.
    surf shops hold a vital place in the surf community. they always have, & hopefully always will. support them, even if it costs you a few bucks more. the money's going to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, & so forth. you surf w/ them, talk to them in the parking lot or on the beach, they buy drinks for you at the bar...at least the guys & girls that work at a decent shop.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scobeyville View Post
    ps - that suit they're selling for $400 cost them $280 +/-$10
    fyi, the companies set the prices. shops can do little or nothing to change that. if you don't like the cost of things like wetsuits, take it up w/ rip curl, billabong, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemon View Post
    well all you guys are telling me to buy online and i never wore a wetsuit so i want to make sure it fits. im almost positive imma just buy from to store cause buying online is more of a hassle for a first time suit.

    and if your going to say " if it doesnt fit just ship it back" , i would glad-fully do that but i really want to start surfing soon and that can take chunks of time out and im kinda a weird size so it would take me awhile to get a well fitting one. also, a worker a brave new world told me that all brands are different and i might be a extra small in oneill but a medium in hyperflex. i understand where you guys are coming from with the "dressing room" and thats why im going to buy it instore. thanks for the info guys
    Buy it from a shop , Put the money back into you community , support you local surfshop and if there is a issue it can be taken back the shop and If yo buy a hyperflex they are located in NJ so depending on where u are u can drive to there shop or ship it cheep

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    whiskey militia quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    if this is really your mindset, then don't ***** & complain when the last surf shop goes out of business & you have to buy everything online or make it yourself...even wax.
    surf shops hold a vital place in the surf community. they always have, & hopefully always will. support them, even if it costs you a few bucks more. the money's going to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, & so forth. you surf w/ them, talk to them in the parking lot or on the beach, they buy drinks for you at the bar...at least the guys & girls that work at a decent shop.




    fyi, the companies set the prices. shops can do little or nothing to change that. if you don't like the cost of things like wetsuits, take it up w/ rip curl, billabong, etc...
    First off, I get 84 bars off wax for $50 online so i dont need a shop for that. Shop owners and employees feel like they are "owed" something by the community, when in actual reality you owe us! Capitalizeing on OUR sport, selling ****ing softies to tourist clogging the line up
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    second, i have done $5,000+ wetsuit orders for my college team. The wholesale price is almost HALF than the MSRP. the major letter in there is SUGGESTED retail price.
    The company suggest the shop owner sell the product for $X,XXX so they can make their 40%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    I wouldnt buy squat from spellbinders.......they def do not stand behind wetsuits they sell and have horrible customer skills........stick with brave or eastern lines.......or use spellbinders for a dressing room and order online....... could go into a long story but will spare you all........spellbinders sucks!!!!!!!!! Been surfing 25 years and their shop is the worst I've encountered anywhere

    I live near Spellbinders - just wanted to know if you would expand on your experiences there ( I think I know what you're talking about). I do like Eastern Lines and the folks that work in that shop.

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    +1 also interested in the spellbinders story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobeyville View Post
    First off, I get 84 bars off wax for $50 online so i dont need a shop for that. Shop owners and employees feel like they are "owed" something by the community, when in actual reality you owe us! Capitalizeing on OUR sport, selling ****ing softies to tourist clogging the line up
    .
    second, i have done $5,000+ wetsuit orders for my college team. The wholesale price is almost HALF than the MSRP. the major letter in there is SUGGESTED retail price.
    The company suggest the shop owner sell the product for $X,XXX so they can make their 40%
    are you really *****ing about this? shops owe surfers?!? wtf is that about?? soft boards are probably about 5% MAX of any given shop's business for 3 months out of the year. no one in surfing owes anyone else anything...shop owner/worker or surfer. at most, surfer's owe shapers. that's it.
    i (& the rest of the people i work w/) don't feel "owed" by anyone. we work hard & try to provide the best customer service & pricing possible. all we ask is that you not try to f--k us over...yea, it's a business. no, you're not our "bro" if you come in once or twice a year for 2 bars of wax. yea, we hooked your buddy up w/ a new board or wetsuit b/c his mom died & he got laid off from his job...why are you asking for a deal on your 4th board this month? no, i can't sell you that merrick for $500 b/c CI tightly controls the prices of their boards.
    yea, msrp of wetsuits is generally about 40% above wholesale...which is the price the shop needs to sell it for to break even...as in, meet the cost of purchasing the item. that has nothing to do w/ meeting the costs of operating the shop (ie: paying bills like electricity, taxes, pay employees, etc...). as for turning a profit...well, that's another matter entirely. given that things like surfboards & custom orders net the shop basically $0, where would you suggest the $$$ for operating the shop come from? or don't you give a crap about that? would you be happy to buy everything online? f--k the community spirit that shops provide, the opportunities that shops provide...the east coast surf community doesn't need that crap...we can buy everything online!
    this is the same bull**** mentality that led to the rise of walmart, target, surftech, & a slew of other faceless, soulless compaines laying waste to the american small business community. f--k that.


    edit: i've had a few beers tonight...take it for what you will...
    Last edited by njsurfer42; Apr 1, 2011 at 01:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    are you really *****ing about this? shops owe surfers?!? wtf is that about?? soft boards are probably about 5% MAX of any given shop's business for 3 months out of the year. no one in surfing owes anyone else anything...shop owner/worker or surfer. at most, surfer's owe shapers. that's it.
    i (& the rest of the people i work w/) don't feel "owed" by anyone. we work hard & try to provide the best customer service & pricing possible. all we ask is that you not try to f--k us over...yea, it's a business. no, you're not our "bro" if you come in once or twice a year for 2 bars of wax. yea, we hooked your buddy up w/ a new board or wetsuit b/c his mom died & he got laid off from his job...why are you asking for a deal on your 4th board this month? no, i can't sell you that merrick for $500 b/c CI tightly controls the prices of their boards.
    yea, msrp of wetsuits is generally about 40% above wholesale...which is the price the shop needs to sell it for to break even...as in, meet the cost of purchasing the item. that has nothing to do w/ meeting the costs of operating the shop (ie: paying bills like electricity, taxes, pay employees, etc...). as for turning a profit...well, that's another matter entirely. given that things like surfboards & custom orders net the shop basically $0, where would you suggest the $$$ for operating the shop come from? or don't you give a crap about that? would you be happy to buy everything online? f--k the community spirit that shops provide, the opportunities that shops provide...the east coast surf community doesn't need that crap...we can buy everything online!
    this is the same bull**** mentality that led to the rise of walmart, target, surftech, & a slew of other faceless, soulless compaines laying waste to the american small business community. f--k that.


    edit: i've had a few beers tonight...take it for what you will...
    Tell us how u really feel

    I dont work in a surf shop but I am at one so much and help out I practicly do . I see this all the time when ppl come in wanting a "local" discount or hey I bought a board here 4 years a go can u cut me a deal . that kinda **** pisses me off . People run a buisness to provide for there families not lose the shirt of there back to every kook that walks in the door