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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
FYI -- some serious deals at REI.COM. Look for the 50% off deal on any item with price ending ".83"... (E.g., Marker M1000 bindings, new, for $26; kids' gore-tex gloves for $8, etc.)
post #2 of 11
Just came back from the store. A lot of things are on sale, mostly XL- XXL sizes though. Didn't get anything for me but got 2 jackets for the kids at $19 each, normal price is about $100.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that's the best thing -- if you've gotta keep kids in gloves, hats, fleece .... you can actually buy them at REI today as fast your kids will lose them!
post #4 of 11
good post. i am on their email list so was notified that way. went to the store after work, got my wife a neat marmot rain jacket and my son a soft shell. also snagged a pearl izumi bike jersey for myself.

agree there was not that much on supersale, but if you just get a few things you are way ahead of the game...
post #5 of 11
also picked up a pair of tomic composite poles (rei outlet website) and some other random stuff on their website. poles were $22, shipped free to my local rei store...not bad..
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by cohenfive
also picked up a pair of tomic composite poles (rei outlet website) and some other random stuff on their website. poles were $22, shipped free to my local rei store...not bad..
I assume that these are the Apex poles. I'm thinking about buying a pair for myself. How do you like them?
post #7 of 11
Speaking of REI..what the hell happened to that place?

I used to visit the local REI near where I lived in California weekly. It was full of ski gear, bike gear, climbing gear, etc.

So I moved to Atlanta recently and checked out the local REI a few weeks ago. We were looking for ski clothes for my daughter but I thought we accidentally walked into The Gap. There were racks and racks of "casual clothing" as far as the eye could see. After finally wading through the sea of cotton blouses and jeans, I found the sole ski rack in the store.

Maybe The Gap in Atlanta is selling ski clothes now?
post #8 of 11
is there alot of skiing to be had in Atlanta?
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by RJP
is there alot of skiing to be had in Atlanta?
Sorry, I'll slow down.

First of all, there isn't a lot of skiing in Atlanta but there's just as much as there is in any other US city that has an airport. Secondly, the lack of ski shops means that the skiing population of Atlanta all goes to one of the few shops that do exist.

Finally, while there's not much skiing in Atlanta, there IS a lot of hiking, camping, paddling, and cycling. The Gap-style clothes aren't much use to them either.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by KevinH
Speaking of REI..what the hell happened to that place?

I used to visit the local REI near where I lived in California weekly. It was full of ski gear, bike gear, climbing gear, etc.

So I moved to Atlanta recently and checked out the local REI a few weeks ago. We were looking for ski clothes for my daughter but I thought we accidentally walked into The Gap. There were racks and racks of "casual clothing" as far as the eye could see. After finally wading through the sea of cotton blouses and jeans, I found the sole ski rack in the store.

Maybe The Gap in Atlanta is selling ski clothes now?
REI varys what they sell in each store to what their local consumers purchase. Maybe you're one of 1000s wanting ski gear in Atlanta? The local REI where I live hadn't been carrying alpine gear for a long time, and they are now gradually getting back into it. This was interesting, because in the past few years I overheard, on several occasions, people asking the (nordic) ski / bike shop folks if they were ever going to carry downhill gear.

REI is more sympathetic to their 'members' wishes than almost any sporting goods retailer I've ever seen. So, if you're serious about it, talk to the store manager, or his/her boss(es). Some good advice is to preface this with having talked to the people who run the bike department -- which is the place where ski gear tuneups and support will typically be done. The technicians will be able to tell you 'yes, we have the tools and equipment, no, we don't have the training, etc.'. Then when you talk to the management, mention that you're talked to the techs, and kinda give them the impression that you did you've homework on the subject.
post #11 of 11
REI outlet also has some amazing deals. especially on vokls. i saw a pair on machete sins for $170 $16 poles. good deals to be had.
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