How is KGBBoat going to work ? Riders from America for
example would have to pay high shipping costs/taxes. Are your
products really going to be cheaper for them ?
As everyone already knows there are usually few different companies
taking the profit out of the products. With flatland most of the
kids are ordering mailorder anyway so they don´t really
exhibit flatland products in the shops, or if they do so, it is
usually 1 or 2 different brands, and once 1 brand already got
their foot between the door long time ago with a street/dirt oriented
BMX company with a flatland line up it is easier for the shop
owners to carry the flatland products from this company. With
a new company like KGB, you wouldn´t see it in a real bike
shop because there isn´t really that much of an interest
on flatland by the customers, so the flatlanders needs to order
online their products. So that is the reason why we are starting
www.kgbboat.com We see it unfair to a rider to buy a frame for
310 USD or almost 400 euros because there is so many different
companies taking the profits. Also you have to remember that in
some parts of the world the flatlander simply cannot afford a
new frame because that would be his whole salary of working hard.
Would he spend that hard earned 400 USD in 1 month on bike product
or for costs of living? But if the frame or other product is lower
price, then he might think about it and possibly buy it because
he don´t feel so ripped off by people who were lucky enough
to born into a country with higher state of living...
also remember when I was a kid, I couldn´t afford a pair
of pegs so I had to make them in school. My parents would not
pay my expensive bike parts. So I only wished the bike parts were
cheaper. Now that we have a change to do so why wouldn´t
we? We can do whatever we want with our project and we want everyone
in the world to afford nice quality flatland products!
shipping from Europe to US or South America is not that expensive
and we are going to adjust the prices the way that people living
far away are going to have bit lower price due to the higher shipping
than rider ilving
in europe. As for the Taxes, the customs will receive a receipt
that says it came from a Santa Claus from Finland, hehe!!!
Are there any other reasons for dropping all the shops/distributions
? Have you had any trouble with them ?
No troubles with distributors, they have always been really supportive
towards us and towards flatland. They also showed a lot of understanding
about this movement.
Are you going to sell only KGB products or other brands,
too ? Because many people like to order all there stuff from one
shop. To save shipping costs and to get it all at the same time.
are going to sell only KGB products.
When is the shop finally going to be online ?
We are aiming on 25th of june, but also on that time we are at
the contest in Germany and might not be able to work it out. We´ll
try our best for 25th...
Why is the shop called kgbBOAT ?
That´s something everyone can think about...
for the interview!