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Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby Nobody » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:08 am

Guess it's time to start my Costco Winter Gear 2014 thread. I've been really disappointed this year. I'm just seeing a total lack of inventory in my area. Even online, they're only carrying 6-8 Winter Sports items.

I've read that the longshoremen are purposely slowing down the ports for leverage on contract negotiation, so I guess it's possible that we might start seeing more stuff. At this point I'm not holding out hope.

What I learned last year is that the days before Christmas you'll find the steepest discounted sales. By Christmas, and the days following, Costco is quickly moving out the Winter inventory for the season. If you want something, get it by Christmas!

Here are some Costco tips:

-An asterisk(*) on the price tag means the item is marked for deletion. When the item is gone, no more will be ordered.

-Prices ending in something other than .99 are typically a discounted price. Most often these item prices will end in .79 or .97.

- Costco does have a 30 day price guarantee. So if they drop the price on an in-stock item, you can get refunded the difference. I did this with the Hammerhead Sled last year.

Watch the Winter Sports section on Costco's website. You'll often find higher end versions of the products offered in stores. Usually free shipping, and you can return to stores.

:usa: http://www.costco.com/winter-sports.html

Costco's Canadian website carries a completely different inventory. I'm not sure if you can purchase items and have them delived to the United States.

:canada: http://www.costco.ca/winter-sports.html

For reference, here's last years thread. I think the First Ascent down jacket was the big winner for the year.Great deal!
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=352

Different stores carry different inventory, and have their own store specials. If you see something interesting, post up!


Polaris SnowMoto Snow Racer Sled - $59.99
These are pretty cool little sleds. I might pick one up if they go on a good clearance sale.
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Cascade Mountain Tech Wool Beanies(2pk) - $18.99
These are 100% wool. I bought some last year. Good ear coverage, but you have to wash by hand. Fortunately, wool doesn't need to be washed very often. I run with one when it's cold out.
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Mens and Womens Yukon Charlies snowshoe and trekking pole kits. $69.99
Great bang for the buck. I'm just not crazy about the binding style.
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Kirkland Mens Wool Sock 4 pack- $11.99 ***I highly recommend these!***
70% Merino Wool / 18% Nylon / 10% Polyester / 2% Spandex
(last years picture. I need to double check the price)
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ONLINE:Smartwool® Men’s Hike Light Crew Sock 2-pack $24.99
Can't go wrong with Smartwool. I love this stuff.
http://www.costco.com/Smartwool%c2%ae-M ... 45157.html
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ONLINE:Smartwool® Ladies’ Hike Light Crew Sock 2-Pack $24.99
http://www.costco.com/Smartwool%c2%ae-L ... 44504.html
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Re: Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby n16ht5 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:35 pm

I have a 26 year old version of that sled.. still going. was mine when I was two, now Julia's. Yeah, I was let down this year by the lack of goodies.

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Re: Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby Nobody » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Online: Emergency Recovery 30 ft. Tow Rope Strap by Crusher - $47.99

http://www.costco.com/Emergency-Recover ... 49909.html

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Re: Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:35 pm

Seeing a few more things trickle in. Still hearing news stories about the longshoremen port slowdown. Still only 6 Winter Sports items showing online! If this really is a result of a supply chain delay, we might see some great deals after the holidays. Then again, they might have just cancelled orders with their suppliers. So far the in store inventory largely seems to be a rehash of last years stuff. Many things I'm used to seeing every year just haven't shown up.

The Smokey Point Costco got some smartwool socks in. The Kirkland wool socks are a much better bang for the buck. Both are great wool socks though. Interestingly, not seeing the Kirkland junior wool socks this year.

Kirkland Mens Wool Trail Sock 4 pack - $11.99
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Kirkland Ladies Wool Sock 4 pack - $11.99
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Smartwool Ladies Ultra Light Mini Sock - 9.99
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Smartwool Mens Crew Sock (HIKE) - $13.99
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Re: Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:51 pm

Costco.ca Winter Sports seems to be doing much better on inventory.
:canada: http://www.costco.ca/winter-sports.html

2014 Hammerhead sled - $145.99 CAD
These retail for $199 USD from Yukon Charlies who I believe now own Hammerhead. Currently $179 on Amazon. I picked one up in store on clearance last year for $59.97 USD.

http://www.costco.ca/Hammer-Head-Snow-S ... 2875.html#
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Re: Costco Winter Gear 2014

Postby Nobody » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:20 am

Right on schedule, the day after Christmas, Costco had all their winter sports gear moved to the back of the store and moved in the furniture. There wasn't even any great clearance prices this year. Terrible year for winter gear at Costco.
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