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01-31-2009, 01:10 PM
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raganblink
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Originally Posted by TBLfan View Post
And it's stupid crap like breaking your sticks on purpose that cause stick prices to skyrocket. Thanks GUY.
actually it is because that the retailer you are buying from needs to sell it at 35-40% markup. the dealers to the stores need to make 5-10%. and the company needs to make a lot of money off of the stick.

if hockey was more popular, they could mass produce more, and than sell it to dealers cheaper than they can sell it to retailers chearper. however a very good thing has happened with hockey sticks recently, they have achieved pretty much the limit on weight. until some big break through comes, sticks wont get lighter than 400 grams. therefore they don't need to invest so much in R&D, and then therefore they wont have to sell their sticks for so much to recoup their R&D losses. give it time and the price of the sticks will drop.

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