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what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:50 pm

Being On fixed income it puts the Price of the new xbows and some of the older xbows out of reach. For what I get each month from disability it would take me months to buy a new xbow . Yes I would love a matrix but at the price of it not happening . So I stay with what I have Exo series models .Just blowing of some steam

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by Gregoire1960 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:18 pm

Well the positive side of it is that many of those purchasing the new line-up will probably need to sell their old bows to afford it. This means that there will be a number of nearly new bows that will show up on the trading post shortly.

Rather than replace my 1997 Exocet 165 I've upgraded various components (limbs, trigger, scope & string,etc) as I can afford it and have a sweet shooting bow that works for me.

Someday I'll probably take the plunge, but it's not like there's a paradigm shift in technology that makes my bow obsolete.

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by janesy » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:33 pm

Frustrating, that for sure, But what isn't ridiculously expensive now? At least after you save the coin the first time, you really never NEED to do it again.
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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by rein1 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:39 pm

Check your p.m. ,,, I can save you some $$$$

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:42 pm

That's true I do have an exomax and a Exomag 200. I need to just buy more arrows and a few other things and be happy with that they have never let me down.

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by galamb » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:44 pm

It's only expensive if you want to stay on the cutting edge.

It's like that with everything.

I won't pay 30K for a new car if I can get one that's 5 years old for 15K - I don't NEED the latest/greatest.

Same with bows.

My Vix II is all the bow I NEED.

And as pretty, fancy and fast as the offerings have been in the past few years, I don't WANT to part with my money just to have "the next generation" which for me would provide "zero" true benefit from a functional or lethal point of view.

And if I did have to replace I would be looking at something like the Grizzly - ok, plastic rail, but still has a sticker price close to what I paid for my Vix (kitted out) "back when" - there still is options for the tighter wallet - just aren't as sexy as the ones that make the first few pages of the catalog.

Only the buyer can decide (if they own an older model) if it's worth a grand to get a few extra feet per second, or if they really need 2" of less wingspan.

It's one thing if you have to replace because you have just plain wore out your old kit, quite another if you just WANT.
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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by Heyu » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:05 pm

galamb wrote:It's only expensive if you want to stay on the cutting edge.

It's like that with everything.

I won't pay 30K for a new car if I can get one that's 5 years old for 15K - I don't NEED the latest/greatest.

Same with bows.

My Vix II is all the bow I NEED.

And as pretty, fancy and fast as the offerings have been in the past few years, I don't WANT to part with my money just to have "the next generation" which for me would provide "zero" true benefit from a functional or lethal point of view.

And if I did have to replace I would be looking at something like the Grizzly - ok, plastic rail, but still has a sticker price close to what I paid for my Vix (kitted out) "back when" - there still is options for the tighter wallet - just aren't as sexy as the ones that make the first few pages of the catalog.

Only the buyer can decide (if they own an older model) if it's worth a grand to get a few extra feet per second, or if they really need 2" of less wingspan.

It's one thing if you have to replace because you have just plain wore out your old kit, quite another if you just WANT.
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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by vixenmaster » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:36 pm

hunter with MS wrote:Being On fixed income it puts the Price of the new xbows and some of the older xbows out of reach. For what I get each month from disability it would take me months to buy a new xbow . Yes I would love a matrix but at the price of it not happening . So I stay with what I have Exo series models .Just blowing of some steam
I am in the same boat wid ya. I sold all 6 of my older Excals to fund my 1 2014 n 2 2015 Crossbows. I would have to save fer 2 yrs fer some of these high dollar models
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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by Heyu » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:42 pm

vixenmaster wrote:
hunter with MS wrote:Being On fixed income it puts the Price of the new xbows and some of the older xbows out of reach. For what I get each month from disability it would take me months to buy a new xbow . Yes I would love a matrix but at the price of it not happening . So I stay with what I have Exo series models .Just blowing of some steam
I am in the same boat wid ya. I sold all 6 of my older Excals to fund my 1 2014 n 2 2015 Crossbows. I would have to save fer 2 yrs fer some of these high dollar models
You could charge more fer your strings. They are well worth it!
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Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:46 pm

Your best bet will be like stated in an earlier post. "Trading Post" filled with newer models with all you need options.
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Post by vixenmaster » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:48 pm

Actually the price of the Force 10 n 8190 will stay the same. Which is affordable to most ppl. I will start makin up some Sale strings on the phased out material i have on hand til its used up n gone
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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by dutchhunter » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:51 pm

I am in the same boat ..hate spending the cash
I have been humming and ha ing over the 380 and a micro .just couldn't make up my mind. Now I am glad I held off but there are even more choices now.lol..Will have to make a choice before summer is over to be ready for next deer season. Funny thing us the 7 point I shot with my 175 lb horton died just like I figured he would. A thousand dollars for a new bow is a ton of money no matter who you are. .Dutch
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Post by amythntr » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:10 pm

dutchhunter wrote:I am in the same boat ..hate spending the cash
I have been humming and ha ing over the 380 and a micro .just couldn't make up my mind. Now I am glad I held off but there are even more choices now.lol..Will have to make a choice before summer is over to be ready for next deer season. Funny thing us the 7 point I shot with my 175 lb horton died just like I figured he would. A thousand dollars for a new bow is a ton of money no matter who you are. .Dutch

....could not agree with you more Dutchhunter....i still want to know how I wound up with 4 of something I only use about 20 times a year...for me it is going to be a wait and see approach...if I do make the decision to sell it would be one of my two Micro's and even that is difficult to justify doe to what I will get and what one would cost....

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by TheBig1 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:17 pm

amythntr wrote: ....could not agree with you more Dutchhunter....i still want to know how I wound up with 4 of something I only use about 20 times a year...for me it is going to be a wait and see approach...if I do make the decision to sell it would be one of my two Micro's and even that is difficult to justify doe to what I will get and what one would cost....

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HMMM, perhaps I'll just hold off and wait for one of those beauties to go up for sale!!!! :D

I'll be constantly lurking and waiting to pounce on it Anthony.

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Re: what happened to the reasonable price on Excal crossbows

Post by amythntr » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:29 pm

....just curious....what are the prices on the new line of bows...have not seen the prices posted on the website?

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