Don't know how many of you have REIs in your area. Whenever I go in I always check their "scratch and dent" corner. Scored big time today. I've been looking for a rain jacket for my 13-year-old son. Got a $200 Sierra Designs jacket with pit zips that has the bottom piece of one side of the zipper missing. Still zips with care, or the zipper could be replaced pretty cheaply. $19.38.
Second item is a $230 10* Radiant Down bag. The seam has split from the zipper, leaving a 5" hole. 15 minutes with a needle and thread and I have a new bag for $39.38 to replace my 30 year old Marmot bag.
Just had to brag.