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08-21-2012, 11:46 PM
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Equipment From Amazon

Has anyone ever bought skates from Amazon.com?

Here is a page that is of Bauer skates, what do you think?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?bb...er&sort=-price

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What do you want to know? Equipment is equipment and Amazon is generally a great place to shop.

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Buying skates online can be risky, hopefully Amazon has a good return policy.

You should go to a LHS to fit your skates, don't try to guess your skate size.

Different brands of skates have different fits not any skate brand will be comfortable for you.

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They are all fulfilled by Total Hockey, and you are better off ordering straight through them as you will get free shipping on most orders, and you can use discount codes.

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None of those skates are sold by Amazon. They're sold by 3rd party retailers. As mhkehoe said, buy straight from an online hockey shop if you're buying online.

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I can't imagine ordering skates without them being fitted.

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I've worked in the "E-Commerce" business and specifically with Amazon before and like someone else stated these our third party companies selling their stuff through Amazon. I could have my own business running out of my basement selling skates through Amazon if I wanted to.

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Skates really seem like a purchase where you should go to a retail location, try them on, and get advice from the sales person.

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My recommendation if you are going to buy online is order from IceWarehouse. You can get 10% off with a coupon code (or order a t-shirt and become a member), free shipping on skate orders, and as long as you don't bake/sharpen the skates, you can get free return shipping if the skates don't fit you properly.

TotalHockey seems to be good overall, but IW is closer to wear you live, so you probably can have the skates within a day or two.

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I was really just asking if anyone had bought anything, including sticks etc.

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I was really just asking if anyone had bought anything, including sticks etc.
Like I said, other than having a record of the sale on Amazon and paying more than if you ordered it straight from the online retailer, it is no different than going to totalhockey.com and ordering from them, because 95% of the hockey stuff on there is from them.

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You know what brought this to mind was that I am a regular Amazon shopper and their return policy is pretty cool. Their service is pretty cool and I was thinking about those that complain about sticks breaking for reasons that they should not

I wonder if Amazon would just say "send it back, well send you a new one"

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You know what brought this to mind was that I am a regular Amazon shopper and their return policy is pretty cool. Their service is pretty cool and I was thinking about those that complain about sticks breaking for reasons that they should not

I wonder if Amazon would just say "send it back, well send you a new one"
That's the thing, Amazon has NOTHING to do with the sale aside from hosting the sale page and facilitating your payment to the seller. The return policy is TotalHockey's policy, not Amazon's.

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You know what brought this to mind was that I am a regular Amazon shopper and their return policy is pretty cool. Their service is pretty cool and I was thinking about those that complain about sticks breaking for reasons that they should not

I wonder if Amazon would just say "send it back, well send you a new one"
The retailer doesn't handle most stick replacements...

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You know what brought this to mind was that I am a regular Amazon shopper and their return policy is pretty cool. Their service is pretty cool and I was thinking about those that complain about sticks breaking for reasons that they should not

I wonder if Amazon would just say "send it back, well send you a new one"
Would that work form a 3rd party retailer though? I ordered a copy of MW3 (what a waste) off of amazon and it couldn't be read by my 360. I emailed the distributor and amazon and they refunded my entire order (shipping included). I'm not sure that would work with a $300-800 pair of skates man.

Why risk it? If you're going to be spending any sort of real money on hockey gear, why not do it the best way and personally make sure its what you want before you buy it?

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