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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 22:28:00 MDT Print View

"My number, from 1973, is 352569."

Wow, you guys are fricking old. Was the world black and white back then? :-)

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 22:38:56 MDT Print View

Nah, Doug, we were into The McGuire Sisters, The Lone Ranger, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, Ed Sullivan, James Dean, and Elvis--all in black and white of course (or AM radio before TV came to town). But we ain't "frickin' old," no way. Well, maybe David and Bob are. But I got my REI card when I was just 10 years old, or maybe when I was 7, I forget.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 22:40:37 MDT Print View

>"Wow, you guys are fricking old. Was the world black and white back then? :-)"

Our tarps were bear skins and we used flint and iron pyrite, not mini-Bics.

But there was a 100% return policy on the iron pyrite.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Policy Changes on 08/20/2013 23:07:42 MDT Print View

"Mine is 564577"

Just enough information to steal your identity and buy a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport using your credit.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 23:08:54 MDT Print View

What do you suppose the highest BPL REI number is today--maybe 3 millon+? Any takers on that?

Googling the topic turned a blog survey with the >5,000,000 category having a number of votes and a poster reporting 8,8XX,XXX having joined "2 or 3 years ago".

Edited to add: Nick, I think you most you could get with my number is maybe a $16 annual rebate.

Edited by DavidinKenai on 08/20/2013 23:10:33 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 23:10:35 MDT Print View

"Wow, you guys are fricking old. Was the world black and white back then? :-)"

Yes, I had a Brownie box camera. Bob G probably had a Speed Graflex 4x5.

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Re: REI number on 08/20/2013 23:22:44 MDT Print View

I got a 6-digit number in 1972, lost it during a move, got a new 6-digit number around 1980 (7nnnnn). Found the old number several years later, but REI had purged it, so I couldn't use it.

Never realized that low REI numbers would become a kind of merit badge!

-- Rex

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Policy Changes on 08/20/2013 23:33:16 MDT Print View

Nick is so old that his REI number has six digits, but that is in Roman Numerals.

--B.G.--

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
:) on 08/21/2013 21:36:13 MDT Print View

I used my dads for YEARS but i finally got my own a couple years ago after he got made i kept using his dividend.. :)

mine is (drumroll...) : #12,042,1**

Don Morris
(hikermor) - F
REI number on 08/23/2013 21:46:56 MDT Print View

Hah! Five digit REI member here - from about 1963 or so. I still have the first item purchased - a Primus stove. I think it was listed at $8.95

Edited by hikermor on 08/23/2013 21:48:35 MDT.