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Old 09-25-06, 06:38 AM   #1
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Whoo Hoo major clothing coup

On the way home from returning my youngest son to college, I saw a local sporting goods store was having a going out of business sale. I thought, "Probably not much cycling stuff inside, but you're in no hurry; why not stop?" So, I did. Wow! Was I wrong; there was tons of cycling clothing (but not much in the way of equipment), and it was reduced 70% or more. Hence, I was able to replace several winter items at very, very low prices (e.g. insulated tights from Sugio for $13, neoprene shoe covers for $4, long sleeve Pearl Izumi Jersey for $8, Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves for $10). I've always felt that cycling clothing was over priced, but not this weekend. Just wondering what some of the best clothing deals others have found. Do you have any tricks you use when looking for bargins? Any advice on the best ways to keep the budget in check when it comes to cycling clothes?
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Old 09-25-06, 08:43 AM   #2
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I say this with all due respect: "You suck!" Man, I wish I could luck into a deal like that.
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Looks like you answered all of your own questions...find a going out of business sale.
Talk about luck!
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Nice find, but WHERE????

Any large stuff?

Are they still going out of business?

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We need a "drooling with envy" emoticon.
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Great find, NOS88.

I don't have any bargain hunting advice, aside from keeping an eye open, which we all do.

However, your post does remind me of the days when Nashbar (then we called it Bike Nashbar) had an outlet store. It's about a 90 min. drive for me straight east to Youngstown, Ohio, so I made the trip quite frequently. I remember picking up jerseys for $5. They had a table in the rear of the store where used/returned components ended up. Freewheels, chains, saddles, stems...you name it, all could be had for a song. I picked up a brand new set of Sun Tour Sprint down tube friction shifters for five bucks...still in use on my rain bike.

Equally as exciting was the fact that the outlet store was attached to their main warehouse. After picking through the returned goods and locking the stash in the car, you could go back inside for the second course of the feast. Walk up to the counter, pick up the current issue of their catalogue and an order form and fill out the order just like at home. Only instead of dropping it in the mail you handed it to the guy who would disappear into the warehouse, only to magically return with your filled order. No shipping, no postage, no waiting.

Unfortunately, those days have become nothing more than a sweet memory.

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And I thought the 20 percent discount at my lbs on new winter gloves was such a deal - I agree with DeeGee -- drooling with envy . . . and you done good!
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On the way home from returning my youngest son to college, I saw a local sporting goods store was having a going out of business sale. I thought, "Probably not much cycling stuff inside, but you're in no hurry; why not stop?" So, I did. Wow! Was I wrong; there was tons of cycling clothing (but not much in the way of equipment), and it was reduced 70% or more. Hence, I was able to replace several winter items at very, very low prices (e.g. insulated tights from Sugio for $13, neoprene shoe covers for $4, long sleeve Pearl Izumi Jersey for $8, Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves for $10). I've always felt that cycling clothing was over priced, but not this weekend. Just wondering what some of the best clothing deals others have found. Do you have any tricks you use when looking for bargins? Any advice on the best ways to keep the budget in check when it comes to cycling clothes?
Congrats NOS88, and nice find! Good for you!
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I'd a took out a loan
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Show off! Sorry......couldn't resist!

Wow-I'm impressed they had a lot of Pearl Isumi stuff there. That was a find for sure!
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I say this with all due respect: "You suck!" Man, I wish I could luck into a deal like that.
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Now you have and idea as to how much they pay. I'm sure they still made a little on each of those items.
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Show off! Sorry......couldn't resist!

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Nice find, but WHERE????

Any large stuff?
Nestor's on US 309 S. of Allentown, and all of the stuff I bought was XL.
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NOS88,

I say this with all due respect: "You suck!" Man, I wish I could luck into a deal like that.
You missed the first part of the post - about returning the youngest son to college. He may have gotten a deal on some cycling clothing, but I guarantee, it was not an inexpensive trip. I have two in college, and I know how expensive those trips can be! Those tights and gloves may just be the most expensive items in NOS's wardrobe.
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Oh my god!!! Where did you say that store was?











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