Single string bows...what a rip off

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Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby Mac » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:57 pm

When you are paying $400 for a Hoyt Ecxel riser from one of our reputable dealers.

Selling for $200 in the US and UK. Someones doing some money making.

Feel like sending a copy of the quote to Hoyt.

No wonder we import stuff ourselves.
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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby MrBallistic » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:53 pm

Mac
A couple of things to consider.
Have you included the shipping, import duties and the likes?
There is also the time it is delivered and what the echange rate is at that point.
Also have you thought if something goes wrong with that riser or part who is going to honour the guarantee.

Magnum are the Hoyt agents alone and I can tell you now dont have a huge mark up like you think, in fact its small. They take all the risks while you get the pleasure and peace of mind.

Just think about it?
Seppie is in Nimes shooting at the world indoor champs but if you feel that strongly why dont you go see him and I'm sure he will be happy to help you along the right path.
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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby Mac » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:02 pm

The excel formula is around $50 more expensive but quoted as R1450 cheaper here?

This price is well fair but limb selection is way more limited than the ILF system of the normal excel.

The excel I can import including 3 day shipping and afford to pay around 40% duties and tax. It doesn't work out near that from what I have imported before.

As for risks and peace of mind.... guarantees are as per local.

Only thing I can think of is to ensure you buy the more expensive, exclusive to Hoyt, formula system.

Queried the price and told it is correct.
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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby MrBallistic » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:01 am

I can tell you now if the bow is not bought local the guarantee will be tough to honour by any local shop because they cant guarantee the condition it came in.
You can register it with the manufacturer overseas and would probably have to send it over their to have repairs done or pay for local repairs.

End of the day the choice is yours.
Me personally i would speak to Seppie once he is back from Nimes. He will have the answers.
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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby Mac » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks, will do.

What about the bow shop in eastern Cape, 5 phone calls, 3 mails and no answer.

These guys do the Kaya bows and limbs.

Not related I know but they are revomendef by the SA FITA site and are a traditional shop. Maybe closed down or buisness is too good to worry about a budget R3500 limb order.

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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby BosKlong » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:23 am

Greetings Mac. The shop in Jeffreysbaai is my local shop. I know the are closed over the Festive season, as business is much to slow that time of year. Steve and Wendy are both passionate about bow hunting, especially trad bows.
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Re: Single string bows...what a rip off

Postby Mac » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:36 pm

BosKlong, thanks mate.

Will try again this week.

They have some good deals if we are talking the same shop.
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