OEM ski builders

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davide
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OEM ski builders

Post by davide » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:21 am

So, when you have the right design for your skis, just ask these guys (http://nbhz.ebigchina.com/sdp/97333/4/main-998543.html) how much would cost to make 100 pairs.
I am sure you will be surprised.

More will come.

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Post by Bluehouseskis » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:54 am

What prices have you found?

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Post by davide » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:19 pm

I did not try yet.
From what I have heard, the big companies (like K2) pay to the chinese factory about 10/20 time less the price you pay in the shop.
I asked a quotation for 100 of these goggles:
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they are at 5.6US$.

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Post by Bluehouseskis » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:43 pm

I emailed them and finally got some info.
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davide
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Post by davide » Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:52 am

Thank you very much SLC-Skis.
I wrote to them too, but I asked a quotation for 100 pairs, that is why I did not get any reply. The factory can make 100000 pieces per year, so I suppose they are not really willing to work for small productions.

So when people pay 500$ for a pair of skis, let's say that 200$ go to the shop owner, 200$ to the company who puts the name on the ski (K2, Salomon,...), 50$ to the Chinese Company who made them and the rest is taxes and other expenses (transport is less than 5$).
Cool.

By the way, if you put in 100000$, and you sell the skis (some special design) at 600$, and you sell only half of them, you get back around 700000$. It is better than selling crack.

davide
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Post by davide » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:34 am

I got the email today.
They are too busy, so they can not produce skis for me till next year.

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