The End of the Seattle Flagship REI Bargain Basement??
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Linsey Budden
(lollygag)

Locale: pugetropolis
The End of the Seattle Flagship REI Bargain Basement?? on 06/11/2008 15:08:18 MDT Print View

Savvy shoppers in Seattle know and love the bargain basement/scratch and dent/gear garage at the flagship REI--it is a perpetual "garage sale" (minus the greedy throngs of people) full of returned, damaged or mis-packaged gear and seasonally culled rental fleet equipment.

A longtime employee informed me that a decision has been made to eliminate this "eyesore" effective in two to three years so let me implore anyone who loves this department to at least take the time to fill out a comment card (available at the store) voicing your protest.

Edited by lollygag on 06/12/2008 16:54:45 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: The End of the Seattle Flagship REI Bargain Basement?? on 06/12/2008 15:53:00 MDT Print View

Eyesore in the basement? Who really cares? We certainly don't.

But to REI, it's just their corporate mentality hell bent on maximizing profits. Hey, basement is space. Space is money. We need to stock more high-margin softshells there!

Edited by ben2world on 06/12/2008 15:53:54 MDT.