At one of my favorite thrift stores, they had a two pairs of Rossignol skis - a youth and a standard 183. They are a bit older, and have some flaws in the paint, but they were really cheap. I knew I could take them to my local ski shop, and flip them for 5x to 10x of what I paid. I just had to make sure my 7 yr old didn't see them...
But my 7 yr old left his football in the backseat of my car - when he went to get the ball, he saw the skis.
He started planning our Christmas vacation, informing me that he will be on the bunny slope this year and ski jumping next year... I was going to tell him "those aren't our skis"... I really was. But somehow, I heard "You will ski jump only after a certified instructor tells me that you are ready" coming out of my mouth.
Do you think I can still get rid of them or am I doomed to be spending 100x to 1000x the cost of those skis to throw myself off a mountain with some sticks on my feet?