What are these skates compared to the 2010 line

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  1. adaptation

    adaptation Registered User

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    Im buying these skates for 300$, im meeting the seller who told me they are brand new reebok 9k special nhl edition.. However theres 2 things i don't understand

    - the nhl logo in the back is unlike most reebok 9k iv seen
    - the blade is not the standard reebok one

    Am i getting scammed? Is this worth it?

    And where does this skate compare to the reebok 2010 line? thx.

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    look like 1st generation 9k's to me. released in 2007 i believe.
     
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    Im no connoisseur when it comes to hockey skates but if thats the case you are paying an arm and a leg for skates that are 4 years old, even if they are brand new. Id pay 100 bucks probably. Maybe less.
     
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    as long as they're brand new, unbaked, then i'd say $300 isn't too much of an over payment. even though they're older model skates, i'd say $100 is more of an insult than the $300 he's asking. you gotta remember, even though they're 2 generations old, these were top of the line skates that retailed for $500+. a more fair price to me would be in the $200-250 range give or take.
     
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    Newer model 9Ks are retailing in stores in Canada for $370, and online in the states for $330:
    http://www.cyclonetaylor.com/skates/hockey/sktrbk9k08sr.html
    http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hockey-skates-9k-pump-sr-08.html

    Remember that if you buy skates in a store you can try on tonnes of pairs, and get the ones that fit you perfectly, getting some random skates you've never tried on is a pure game of chance regarding fit and is IMO a terrible idea. Plus when you buy skates in a store they will bake, profile and sharpen them for free (assuming it's a good store). I wouldn't do this, unless you already know that this model, size and width is a perfect fit for your feet, and even then I'd look to pay more like $250. But really, you should just go to a local hockey shop and try on a bunch of $300ish skates, and get the ones that fit you best.
     
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    adaptation Registered User

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    Will try to get them for 200$. I will get to try them on before buying so that relieves me, on the other hand the fact that some are talking about a 2007 skate worries me. I will try it and see afterwards i guess.

    Thx everyone for the help.
     

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