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RE: board cost« Reply #1 on: May 18 2006 14:05:00 »
With the euro you're looking at a 25-30% loss straight off the greenback. Then you're looking at a steep mark-up on a US import board. Retailers here demand minimum 40% margin on everything. You can try and get a locally made board (Pukas, etc...) at a slightly better rate. Your best bet, if you're from socal or the like, is to get a decent local boardshop built stick (not from a major shaper) at a good cheap price and bring that along and sell it in Spain at the end of your trip. Throw on a Channel Islands decal and forge Al's signature and the locals will kill each other to snap it up (Brands rule here). Even with possible airline costs tacked on the board it will be significantly cheaper. Or, just bring your own board.