We all know that China makes about 90% of our surf products. I just found a website you can order direct from China for a quarter of the cost.
Really good deals, I'm going to order a pair of fins for $20. My past transactions with them have been super smooth, Ill update everyone on the quailty of these fins.
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Thread: Cheap Surf Products
Mar 4, 2013, 03:48 PM #1Senior Member
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Cheap Surf Products
Mar 4, 2013, 03:55 PM #2
Nothing says 'slave labor' and 'quality' quite like $7.00 leashes & $ 13.00 'Quiksilver' board shorts & $ 69.00 3.8mil wetsuits. (3.8....?)
Corporates like Quiksilver & others must be just lovin' sites like these.
Not ripping on you, fupa; just making observations.
Mar 4, 2013, 04:36 PM #3Senior Member
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Mar 4, 2013, 04:49 PM #4
Everyone's a working man. No need to apologize for that.
Yep, that's correct about no difference in the products.
And I didn't state that there was a difference. Just making the observation.
Mar 4, 2013, 04:58 PM #5
fin: $23 per piece That's $46 for the set? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/M3-ho...647567130.html
Where's the savings?
And... those fins are not true FCS fins, are they? Unless they're the manufacturer of FCS fins, without the FCS logo, they're knock-offs.
Last edited by LBCrew; Mar 4, 2013 at 05:05 PM.
Mar 4, 2013, 05:25 PM #6
hope you have no issues buying your boards from china, b/c that's the logical end result of this. i've said it before, & i'll say it again: i'm happy to shell out a few extra $$ to support my local surf community, both the shops & the shapers.
Mar 4, 2013, 05:31 PM #7
Mar 4, 2013, 05:40 PM #8
unless you only go direct to the shaper, you still need to go through a shop to get boards. w/out clothing, wetsuit, & accessory sales, surf shops wouldn't exist. it's impossible to stay in business selling only surfboards. if that happens, eventually it won't be feasible for shapers to stay open, even selling directly to surfers b/c the vast majority of surfers don't get their boards that way. & if the surf shop route is removed, they'll go to places like costco which will sell only cheap made-in-china boards.
Mar 4, 2013, 06:02 PM #9
I am all about buying local, but buying Chinese slave labor clothing from a local reseller is not helping anyone. If there were some local clothing companies selling goods in that shop, I would definitely opt for that. It doesn't matter anyways, because I won't be ordering from the site posted here. I am not comfortable with my CC number going to a random Chinese website.
Last edited by brewengineer; Mar 4, 2013 at 06:06 PM.
Mar 4, 2013, 06:05 PM #10
dude, no. Are things in your life really so tight that you can't walk into your local surf shop to buy leashes and fins? Heck, you might even see a surfboard you like, or even crazier, meet other real life surfers. Like, a real life surf forum dude.