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  Does LL Bean ever run sale/clearance?
  Posted by: old_user on Aug-15-08 10:48 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I've been checking out a few of the kayaks LL Bean carries and am wondering if they ever have them on sale or clearance.


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  Check LLBean Outlet Stores
  Posted by: kocho on Aug-15-08 10:54 PM (EST)
I saw this late spring some kayaks on sale that were at least 30% off normal price in a local LLBean outlet. Not on the web, so it's a walk-in thing I suppose...
  Not that it helps...
  Posted by: old_user on Aug-16-08 6:37 AM (EST)
But I know they have some pretty good sales at the store in Freeport.
  A local LL Bean store ...
  Posted by: fpharris on Aug-16-08 7:17 AM (EST)
... here in the DC area (Tyson's Corner) has had great sales on their kayaks but it is a walk-in thing, as you suggest. I was really tempted last fall to pick up a boat that was on sale for almost half-price! I think it was a WS Tsunami 135 or 160 or something like that. To this day I can't figure out why I didn't go ahead and get it!
  yes they do
  Posted by: jonsprag1 on Aug-16-08 9:11 AM (EST)
both at the outlet stores and at the flagship store in Freeport---if you recieve the print catalogue you should also be on their e-mail list and recieve some notice of these sales---if not, call them (number is on their website) and tell them you want to recieve the catalogues.
  Try EMS
  Posted by: CTYaker on Aug-16-08 10:08 AM (EST)
Eastern Mountain Sports is currently running a kayak sale with free shipping and 20% off accessories. Also a $25 "gear bucks" card if you spend over $125. I got five cards when I bought my kayak. They carry Wilderness Systems, Necky, Ocean Kayak, and a couple other brands. Some with rudders skegs, some without.
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  Yes, but they're not advertised well.
  Posted by: old_user on Aug-18-08 10:05 AM (EST)
They do go on sale and occassionally clearance, but you kind of have to just know about them.
  Why would they...
  Posted by: coffeeII on Aug-18-08 10:29 AM (EST)
They hae enough yuppies & Richie Rich's to buy the overpriced crap they have. Why would they hae a sale for the common folk when he common folk can buy the same thing (without the L.L. Bean logo) for less elsewhere.

Paddle easy,

  You apparently know...
  Posted by: BNystrom on Aug-19-08 7:38 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Aug-19-08 7:41 AM EST --

...nothing about LL Bean or their outlet stores. While their regular retail prices are as high as anyone else's, their outlet prices are a steal when they run sales. I just picked up a pair of Gore Windstopper cycling bib tights ($140 retail) for $35. Last spring, If grabbed $180 Atomic X/C skis with Solomon bindings for $26. I've gotten comparable savings on all kinds of Bean's label AND name-brand merchandise like clothing, tents, stoves, packs, sleeping bags and footwear. Although I haven't seen any recently, I used to find VCP hatch covers there for $20 for either the round or oval covers. Their jeans - which are nicely made - are always $17.99 at the outlet stores. Luckily for me, I have a Bean's outlet store less than a mile from my house.

  The closest LL Bean store is...
  Posted by: coffeeII on Aug-19-08 10:33 AM (EST)
The next state below us??? Otherwise I get their catalog all the time in the mail... All "L.L. Bean merchandise", all "high cost". The only low cost items are the un-needed gimmick crap.

Not that it is bad stuff, but I can buy the same items elsewhere & without it sayin L.L. Bean. I don't even care if it says L.L. Bean on it, I just don't want to pay for it to say it on it.

Paddle easy,

  Email LLB
  Posted by: podpaddler on Aug-19-08 12:11 AM (EST)
Just email them and they will tell you when the sales are...the email address is on the website.
  Piragis Outfitters in Ely ,Minn .
  Posted by: string on Aug-19-08 10:35 AM (EST)
has a clearance sale usually in September and they have a far better selection of boats than LL Bean.
  Might also try
  Posted by: jonsprag1 on Aug-19-08 12:42 PM (EST)
Kittery Trading Post---about 60 miles south of LL Bean along Rt 1 in Kittery---I was there last sunday and they seemed to have a much better selection of boats then Beans which I looked at an hour later.


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