New Kite Prices - over $1000

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Bill C
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 am

I bought a new Element6 during the mega-sale. About the same price I've always paid.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:51 am

You have to buy 2 kites now at once to get to the same price or maybe a little less to get near the old prices I have to compare to know exactly! But what's worse is that a LE is almost doubled in price, well you can say that it is it's only a few coins less so 1-2 beers orso. Shipping costs is also way more, only if you buy a kite I think it is free shipping.

I read somewhere that Switch maybe wanted to sell their gear also in kite surf board shops but it hasn't happened yet. Or am I mistaken ? It wouldn't hurt I guess because you can test them first, didn't they ever do a road trip or something where you could test their kites ? There is some schools who did this in the past also I think.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm

:lol: My first E15 (€ 690,-) + Controller 1 (€ 190,-) = € 880,- incl. tax /shipping (UK)
This was the regular price ( - Teamrider Discount :D ) ........good old times :lol:

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 am

When I look the web site still shows a 30-50% discount banner.

The kites I looked at are all under AUD$1000 (up to 9-10m depending on model).

That's still half the price of the major brands for arguably as good a kite, if not better.

I didn't like the "buy two things" deal, but I guess that could be useful for some people. The current prices seem ok to me. The discount thing is a bit of an irritation but I can live with it.

What I would like to see is:
- Element 7
- Wind wing
- High performance LEI with performance approaching a foil kite in moderate winds but not the high price.
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:41 pm

Looks like it's a 'massive sale!' all year round now. Ah well, the price in the end is still good.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:33 pm

You have to think that have switch kites never been on sale!

Me and my friends have bought lots of switch kites 15+ roughly now and none have paid full price.

Sale = Lie

Thats what switch means
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:52 pm

I guess the mega sale ended and now everything is "half-price" sale is on. The real sale for those who just came aboard is only $100-120 as they are coming up with the real models.
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 pm

These promotions are bringing our money out of the pocket, and at the end of the promotion period the price of the product increases. This is purely marketing technique, waiting for the next round of promotion, hopefully will get a Nitro 7 with a fair discounted price.
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:37 pm

Exactly, there is no sale here going on for the old users. It is being enticing for the ones who never heard of Switch. For us, Switch's new models used to go for $680-780.
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