Looking for Rei outlet store alternatives?
Need Rei outlet store alternatives? This is the guide for some of the best alternatives, anywhere online. I've decided to list some websites that seem to consistently have the lowest prices. Below are the websites that I recommend.
SUMMARY:There are similarities to Patagonia here in that this is a well-established outdoor apparel brand with it's own social philosophy. They don't call themselves a company but rather a "consumer cooperative".
Links to search results for this brand are below:
Shopzilla - Rei outlet
eBid Online Auctions
This brand exercises very tight control over its distribution and the retail of its products so it's not as if you can expect to walk into a Nordstrom's or Walmart and see REI on display. Even on Bizrate/Shopzilla, the listings that I found there were from REI. Given that, there was a good number of affordable items and this makes REI's official online outlet worth checking out. The closest thing that you will find to an REI store are a couple of strong power sellers a moderate selection of this brand among other brands.
FROM THE BLOGS:
This seems to be one of those brands where the company itself seems to be at least as newsworthy as their founder and/or products. It seems that in Dallas, the big news is that the moving to a location next to the headquarters of Half-Price Books because the CEO of Half-Price Books is a fan of the chain. I guess I don't really understand how shopping at a certain place makes it a good business decision to have them move next door to the company that you own, but I guess that is above my pay grade. They also opened recently at location in Oregon, to a lot press and hype. I would have assume that Oregon would be saturated with stores that appeal to the outdoorsy type, but apparently this news is still hype-worthy.
What also seems to be hypeworthy is how eco-friendly this company is. Last month, April 2014, last month they committed to using solar energy in some of their 26 locations in eight states. They apparently use solar roof type panels to supply the electricity for their stores. I think a lot of people would be open to following this company's example, especially since solar power is so much cheaper than coal-source energy, but why should the cost of entry be so high. Have you price solar panels recently?