Pro hockey life has a bunch of vh skate returns, I was wondering what peoples opinions are on buying skates online not being able to try them on etc..
Buying Skates Online
Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:37 PM
Posted 07 July 2018 - 06:49 AM
I make decent $$$$ now on customers that buy skates online. They come in to our shop and need them baked/sharpened. We charge $35 to bake them and $12 to sharpen, usually its only $5 to sharpen. If you buy the skates from us its a free baked and sharpening. With the vast amount of "closeouts" out there we're finding people don't mind as much anymore to be using a brand new last years model skate. We don't buy 10+ pairs of every size like the big box stores so our closeout selection is always minimal at best.
Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:30 PM
Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:32 PM
I totally agree it is. But if you don't want to support your local hockey shop by purchasing your skates there then there will be a price to pay for properly baking and sharpening them. I assume the risk of damaging a skate that wasn't purchased directly from me. Its not worth the risk but if a customer is willing to pay the fee then I'm willing to help.
Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:33 PM
Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:59 AM
Pure hockey charges $40 to bake, if you don't buy the skates there. Another local shop charges $45. I've bought a few pairs of skates online. I go for the last year's model because it's a lot cheaper, and I already know my size before I order. Personally, I wouldn't buy a pro skate because those are always made for that particular player's feet, and I don't have standard feet that fit most skates anyway.