REI Garage Sale

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REI Garage Sale

Postby NePilgrim » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:39 am

A few weeks ago, I stopped at the local REI on their Garage Sale weekend. I picked up a few things for under $30. Got a pair of zip-offs, some short gaiters & an inflatable sleeping pad. The pad had a slight leak, but at $2.83 I was willing to fix it myself, lol.

The zip-off pants have the same broken zipper that another pair of my REI brand pants had. This must be a recurring problem on these pants :roll: . But it's a simple enough fix.

The gaiters just need some cord attached, again, no problem. My last pair were destroyed on my last section hike. I left there a happy hiker!

~Steve.

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Re: REI Garage Sale

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:10 pm

Success!!! walked away a happy hiker :D nice to be able to get good deals. Nice to have the knowledge how to fix stuff. Good way to start a new upcoming season of hiking. Spring will arrive!!!!! we can count on it!!!!
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Re: REI Garage Sale

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:17 pm

Plus, nice to live close to a REI store! ;)
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Re: REI Garage Sale

Postby NePilgrim » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:26 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Plus, nice to live close to a REI store! ;)


Yes, where I live now the REI is about 15 mins away. When I lived in Plymouth, the EMS was about 5 mins away. The best trips to those stores are when you walk in not really looking for anything in particular, and then "find" something that makes your day!

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Re: REI Garage Sale

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm

You're going to wind up like Realityguy :mrgreen:
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