I consistently see the SLR Kit Carbonio and the Toupe Pro go on eBay for prices similar to the Token and Merek.
New? Full Carbon rails? for US$107 shipped? Really?
In my post above, I stated what the lowest price Token ($164.95) and Merek ($119) saddles were based on current United States eBay auctions. For completed eBay auctions on new Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow (yes, carbon rails) saddles from crosslakesales, I'm seeing 10 listings from $133.94 to $185.49 ($165.49 average). So yes, I would say that $165.49 on average for a Selle Italia saddle is pretty similar in price to the Token X-Wing at $164.95 and not drastically higher than a $119 Merek. The only other Merek Mega SQ1 on eBay right now has a BIN price of $178, so I guess that if I'm using average numbers, I should say that Merek's are currently selling for $148.50, a difference of less than $17.
And yes, I see the eBay Australia auction linked above for the $105 Merek saddle. I will stand by my statement that a $105 saddle and a $165.49 saddle are "similar" in price. If the Merek was going for $60 or the Selle Italia was consistently selling for $200+, then it would be a different story.
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