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Jay Campbell
(gohawks) - F

Locale: SE Iowa
REI 50% sale on 08/10/2009 18:30:45 MDT Print View

This is the .83 sale. Aug 28th- Sept. 7th. Mark your calendar.

Extra 50% clearance items ending in .83

Purportedly some items already are available at a steep discount (not w/the 50% discount) so you might want to poke around.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
REI 50% sale on 08/10/2009 19:33:30 MDT Print View

Thanks for the heads up! I'm making a list.

Tim Testa
(MichaelRedbeard) - F
? on 08/10/2009 22:36:39 MDT Print View

So is that you say that if a price of something ends in .83 it will be automatically added onto the discount of the item. And on that note, what percentage of items would you say end in .83? :)

Jay Campbell
(gohawks) - F

Locale: SE Iowa
rei super clearance guide on 08/11/2009 08:14:02 MDT Print View

The Ultimate REI Super Clearance Sale Guide ®

Here's how the *online* super clearance is supposed to work in theory, both on rei.com and rei-outlet.com:

At 12 am PST on the day the sale starts, every item on their website with a price ending in .83 will have 50% taken off that price. The reduced price is rounded to a .83 again.
This will already be reflected on the item's page, and the same price will show up in your shopping cart and at checkout.
For instance, a pair of shoes that goes for $39.83 at 11:59pm should be $19.83 at midnight.

In practice, however, the following things can cause some confusion -- and have done so in the past:
The day before the sale starts, prices are gradually being marked down already. Last time, for instance, many .83 items had 50% taken off early the day before, and some more reductions went into effect throughout the day.
If you have .83 items in your cart from before the sale, the price in your cart will *not* be updated automatically, unless you make changes to your cart (add/remove an item, change/update quantities) or proceed to checkout.
Some items will have more than 50% taken off (like the infamous Clif bars for 3 cents ).
New last time: Some .83 items never had the 50% taken off, for some it only happened on the 2nd day of the sale.
Ok, so how do you know whether an .83 item is already reduced, i.e., had 50% taken off? Essentially you don't. If you are happy with the price you see, buy it.
(But as was pointed out by others, if the reduced price is more than 50% off MSRP, chances are it's the super clearance price already and there won't be any further mark-downs...)

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
Its all what the computer says on 08/12/2009 23:52:41 MDT Print View

I used to work for REI and a few times found .83 cent items that were too good a deal to pass up. Arcteryx softshells for $5.83 etc. The items constantly get reduced. Usually the price on the tag x 0.5. Online I think the computer should be swamped, not able to keep up with inventory. The .83 items should reflect the final price online the day the sale starts. Weather or not inventory can keep up with those online items is a different story. When they are reduced that low they are usually in a store waiting to be picked up by a customer.