Lucky Pucker Posted December 31, 2018 Share Posted December 31, 2018 I know there's a few who work/have worked in brick-and-mortar hockey stores, and I hope you won't be offended by me asking - but what is the approximate mark-up on goalie equipment these days? I've been looking online, and seen some say 40% (seems unlikely), some say 25%, others say virtually nothing - but all of this is from a few years back too. The reason I'm asking is that I intend to buy a blocker trapper set from my LHS. The ad said -20%, but having dealt with the owner many times - including buying my pads at 50% off - I think I can do better. However, I don't want to hurt the guy either, or completely insult him. With the -20%, his price is no better than Pro Hockey Life... but I really want to buy from him; he's a good guy, and I like his store and his employees. The set I have my eye on is Brian's Gnetik-8 2017 model, of which he has 3 identical sets that have been sitting there since at least early 2018 when I started going. I also want to leverage the fact that we are now 4 skaters at my house (and between my son's practices and my own games, I'm on the ice4-5 times a week - and I like my skates sharp!) and I buy sharpening cards for his store exclusively. From my brief research, it seems that sharpening is one of the places where the store actually makes a bit of money. Any insights appreciated. If he can't come down any lower than the 20%, I'll maybe wait some more. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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