I live within a mile of a former Eddie Baurer headquarters. I used to work for Sundstrand Data Control which shared a parking lot. We had an employee discount as part of the parking lot agreement. This was executed in Seattle where the main store opened to Sundstrand employees only for an after hours party with food, dirnks, and discounts on anything in the store. They actually made some decent outdoor gear back then. That was years ago. Sundstrand was bought out by Allied Signal which bought Honeywell but kept the Honeywell name. Eddie Bauer pulled out of the headquarters building which was torn down and replaced as part of the ever expanding Microsoft campus. Eddie Bauer has transformed itself to mostly selling the license to their name and selling outdoor fashion wear. They've even had their moniker on versions of Ford SUV's and trucks at least locally. For where I am sitting, it looks like they have barely survived and may soon be lost completely like so many other formerly good outdoor brands. I've gotten many good deals over the years from good outdoor businesses that had their final sales on their way to obscurity. Eddie Buaer (My cross country skis were purchased in an employee sale in the closeout section as they stopped selling ski gear.). Early Winters (I have a great framepack that is no longer made but I still use if I am pack mule'ing it). The Swallows Nest (more ski gear and climbing gear). All great stores and now gone, or not really in the game. With the current economy, others may join their fate. There will be good deals on the way down, but then the loss will be felt.