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    Upset Kali Protectives Price gouging....

    Ok, so I'm in the market for a new helmet. My current one has about 3-4 seasons on it. Time for a new lid. Read the reviews, tried on a few at different LBSes in my area. Here's my beef.

    If I want the neon green/blue/black/red Maraka XC helmet colors, it's $100. If I want the same helmet but in white (my preference as to stay cooler in the heat), it's often on sale for $190 + tax + shipping.

    WTF?!?! Is the white model in such demand that all retail outlets can change 2x the price for the white one? Or is it that nobody wants any of the other colors, and so they slash the price of the other colors.

    Yeesh... I think I spent about $70 for my last one... $100 for a new one isn't a bad deal, but $190... sorry.

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    Is this a complaint about Kali, or about some unnamed retailer?

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    Well it looks like 190 is MRSP. Also I see a white Med/Large on Amazon for $104
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    So when some retailers discount some colors below MSRP, that's price-gouging by Kali?

    I think OP is confused.

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    I'm not saying Kali is doing the price gouging as they don't sell direct. It's the retailers that sell their helmets.

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    You seem like a dumbass. Good luck with your helmet purchase.

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    How is selling at MSRP price gouging?

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    The price tags should just say "Any offer accepted."
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    OP: You should change the thread title to more accurately reflect your point. Or just delete the post as it doesn't make much sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec44 View Post
    The price tags should just say "Any offer accepted."
    But if they don't accept the offer, then thats price gouging. See how this works? If you don't get your way, then other people are to blame.

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    I've reread the original post, and I still have no idea what's going on here.

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    Seems to me that some of the older colors got put on sale. The new colors or the colors and carried over did not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhiker View Post
    I'm not saying Kali is doing the price gouging as they don't sell direct. It's the retailers that sell their helmets.
    Then why title your thread that way.

    Where have you been, this happens on anything that comes in colors. When a retailer gets stuck with a bunch that don't sell they slash the prices to move them. Why would they do that on one that is selling?

    Also, last years colors, means it an older helmet. Would you pay the same price for a current year product as you would last years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBike View Post
    You seem like a dumbass. Good luck with your helmet purchase.
    And people say I'm harsh on here. Yes I was thinking it though.
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