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Steepest discounts at SAC
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Aaron Reichow

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Steepest discounts at SAC on 09/21/2010 15:42:46 MDT Print View

Not sure if this is a record, but earlier today SAC had a Lafuma women's hiking boot for 98% off- $2.99 down from $159.95. Not much interest on my part (or anyone else, if the markdown is any guide), but it certainly got a chuckle out of me...

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
SAC crazyness on 09/21/2010 17:12:54 MDT Print View

Aaron, there was this one time, almost a year ago, where SAC was blowing everything out at 80-90% off. They started the deal around 12am eastern time. However, the site was so swamped that it would crash, or anything you managed to add to your basket would surely be sold out by the time you clicked "order." Coincidently, I was up late that night/morning packing for a flight which I didn't plan on sleeping before for anyways, so I watched all the crazy deals, and tried to secure some for myself. Not sure how long it lasted, as I gave up around 530 am. I managed to get a mountain hardwear hardshell for my girlfriend, it was something around $160 marked down to $20. The one deal that Pissed me off was kayland mountaineering boots that I had bought a month earlier, being blown out for $10

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
SAC Crazyness on 09/21/2010 19:28:53 MDT Print View

Konrad, I think I got a little piece of that. Lucky for me I was writing a paper at that time, and hadn't anything better to distract myself than competitive shopping.

Dont Wantto
(longhiker) - F
every few days on 09/21/2010 20:37:55 MDT Print View

There was a time earlier this year when I had SAC open on my computer for several days because I needed several things that often appear on it.

In those few days, there were some 98% discounts sometimes.. they would disappear in 30 seconds or so. I picked up an Oakely jacket that supposedly retails for $350 or something for $20 or so. There were other $2 items in those few days.

The downside is you really only have 5 seconds or so to decide. I lost a couple of such orders while trying to put it in my cart.

I don't think such a discount means that object is really unpopular.. I think SAC uses these to keep some addicts checking the page all the time.

Edited by longhiker on 09/21/2010 20:39:12 MDT.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
$1 deals on 09/21/2010 20:55:48 MDT Print View

yea, they also do $1 deals. is very usefull

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Steepest discounts at SAC on 09/21/2010 21:21:39 MDT Print View

Why do they need your email and password to set up an account?

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
password on 09/21/2010 21:28:52 MDT Print View

Is it asking you for your email password...or asking you to create a password for your new account?

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
Patagonia Down Sweater 20% off on 09/21/2010 21:32:20 MDT Print View

Patagonia Down Sweater 20% off ($160 sale price/$200retail) w/ free shipping on orders over $50. Enjoy!

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
Re: Patagonia Down Sweater 20% off on 09/21/2010 23:57:07 MDT Print View

Evan, you can get a minimum of 40% off anything on departmentofgoods if you go through and click "buy it at a discount" on the listings for any old items. If you click that link and add the item to your cart, it'll give a blanket discount to your whole cart.

This works especially well when they mistakenly put brand-new stoic products up on both sites.