Friday, June 11, 2010

#12: Frugally Your's

#12: Frugal Backpacker-Gearheads around the world rejoice!
(For all of you who are wondering this is the part of the week that we countdown our favorite things about AVL and WNC! Enjoy the ride!)

Have you ever been to an outdoor store and thought, "Gee whiz, I wish there was an outlet store for this stuff!" Let's be honest what person with a penchant for all things Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia hasn't swooned over a good deal or wished that the good deals were more abundant. If only we could be satiated with the knockoff versions at Dick's Sporting Goods...but those of you reading this post and nodding know that we cannot.

Asheville's own Diamond Brand Outdoors (worthy of their own spot on the countdown for sure) has figured this all out. They opened up a store to send all their overstocks and discontinued styles. The Frugal Backpacker is just the remedy for the gearhead's need to accumulate all things earth tone and functional. Shoes, backpacks and tents, OH MY! All at discounted prices.

Never pay full price for Chacos least not between November and March when all the retired styles get sent over and reduced by at least 50%. Yes, I did just say that. No, I'm not lying. Don't tear up when you look down at your Chaco tan and realize that you paid $98 for that zigzag...$49 more than you would have paid at the Frugal Backpacker!

We will be leaving AVL soon...sooner than we even realize I am afraid. However, I am quite certain that we will be squeezing in a trip to the Frugal Backpacker before we leave...the deals are just so good!

Peace Friends!

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