REI Garage Sale
I have been an REI member for over 10 years relying on their expertise when selecting camping and hiking gear to keep me comfortable on that 8 to 10 hour hike, especially if there are difficult weather conditions. They will spend an hour helping you fit a back pack. Unfortunately they are pricy. If you want to get quality gear at a steep discount from REI then you need to attend an REI Garage Sale. I found boots, backpacks, etc. at these events to be as much as 75% below list. These items are sold “as is” so you need to look over items carefully. These sales are for members only so keep that in mind. The stores in Issaquah, Redmond, and Lynwood are held approximately 2 to 3 months apart. They are used to liquidate returns. Go to REI store locator and select. You find the Garage Sale listed under Classes and Events. If you sign up for REI E-Mails you will get an event announcement for the month that will have this information as well.