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    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Alright - let's let REI's advertising policy drop and concentrate on how to get the good deals.

    If you choose not to give your money to REI at this time because of how they ran this sale, that's fine - send it to someone on PM instead of posting it here if you feel like talking about it. Heck, send it to me if you want!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    I gave MOUNTAINS of money to REI this time - got some trekking poles, merino wool socks and baselayers, climbing shoes, ice axes, assorted other climbing gear, down jacket (30 freakin' bucks!), a massive amount of assorted clothing, those nifty folding origami dinner sets, a standard sized downmat 7, and a bunch of little odds and ends.

    I added a bunch of stuff to my cart early in the week, and was ready to pull the trigger on the purchase as soon as the discounts went live. I was also regularly checking back to the site, because they often add a bunch of stuff to the site right before the sale, and that's how I noticed that the discount prices were showing up early, which gave me a chance to place the order early and get the majority of the stuff I'd picked out.

    Then, to sweeten the deal even more, I arrived at my local REI about half an hour before it opened, and was around 20th in line. By opening time, there were well over a hundred people in line. I had already scoped out the clearance bins a few days beforehand, so I made a beeline towards the items I really wanted and made sure to snag those ASAP.

    So the trick for getting the good deals seems to be a mix of patience, preparation, and a job where you can show up at 11:30 am on a friday and not get punished

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    Now that we all know that they have to code some items early, we will be prepaired for the next time.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

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    woot got some nice boots and smart wool socks for $50 shipped. saved $100 total too.

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