noel wrote:So you are upset with your shop because your country charges a higher tax? I believe the 2013 SS Space Pickle 5.0 is $699.00 and the 2014 is $869.00 (I think). The shop may be quoting on the 7'4" or 8'6" which is $1249.00 and $1299.00. Not sure but you should make sure. Shops and all other retail outfits need to make money. Shipping is not free also. Shipping an SUP board from Califonia to let's say Florida will be @ $100.00. That cost is usually not added to the price unless ordered specifically. So the shop most likely eats that cost.
Are you upset when buying a car and they up charge 30-40% for the sale price?
If you read any of the OTHER posts, you'd know that:
It IS the 5' kiteboarding version and I got the US price off slingshotsports.com
Sales tax here is 10%
Shipping from the US by courier is ~$300. (Over-night courier from the J-store to here is about $20)
Consider, I buy a Pickle from the US, pay the courier, pay customs . . . it'll cost me about US$1,100 max. That's with the present almost 1:1 exchange rate
What cars are you buying and what optional upgrades are you getting? The mark-up on the last car I bought was . . . 0%
Actually, it was more like -3% cos I got an insurance discount