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Equipment cost in French Alps

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snowHead Is it possible to buy Skis/Boots significantly more cheaply in the French Alps (or Austrian/Swiss/Italian) than in UK?
I have found three on-line French shops which actually give prices to buy: Decathlon, Adrenaline Sports-Grenoble and 'Glisshop' and the prices seem about the same as in UK, except for items 'en promotion' but the UK shops have special offers too.
So the only advantage may be the opportunity to try out in real conditions before buying.
Has anyone found a source with a real price advantage?
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http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQfrppZ50QQfrtsZ0QQfsopZ1QQsassZsportexpressgmbh

http://www.sportexpressonline.de/ The Rossi Open 500's are a 33% cheaper tha UK
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The time to get killer deals on ski gear is a little later in the season. Having worked in ski retailing - a long time ago, mind you - I recall the acute concern about being overstocked. Ski shops go into sale anytime from Feb onwards, so if you're happy to ski on this year's gear next year, and don't want to be part of the vanguard of fashion, you've got it made.

Negotiate.
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drachir wrote:
snowHead Is it possible to buy Skis/Boots significantly more cheaply in the French Alps (or Austrian/Swiss/Italian) than in UK?
I have found three on-line French shops which actually give prices to buy: Decathlon, Adrenaline Sports-Grenoble and 'Glisshop' and the prices seem about the same as in UK, except for items 'en promotion' but the UK shops have special offers too.
So the only advantage may be the opportunity to try out in real conditions before buying.
Has anyone found a source with a real price advantage?


Decathlon sale is currently on in France . Reductions on ski boots range from 10 - 50% and that includes their top of the range stuff. Also think you'll find their prices are 30% cheaper than UK generally.
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