Originally Posted by m_piet
SJ, do you do this every year? If so, do you always start at end of June?
I've just returned from a week long backpack trip so I'll catch up with a couple of clarifications.
1) No we don't always do this. This was intended to clear out some models that were down to a pr. or two per size in order to free up wall space for incoming '08 gear.
2) A/D mentioned very correctly that you cannot predict sales. This was a weak snow year in the West and so sales were slower than expected. A bargain type sale can
happen mid season as when Copelands went out of business, but that is very much not the norm.
Buying in the volume that I do involves much speculation, and while this year, I had a little too much (unreal deals) the year before, I had too little. (deals were still good, just not this