Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Jari Razskazoff

What do stores do with old unsold shacks from 2+ years ago?

Recommended Posts

I understand that at the end of the season stores reduce the price on everything including portable shacks, but after that sale, what do they do with the remaining surplus of portables?

What I'm wondering is if I can get a 2008/9 model for full price,

and

I can get a 2007/8 model for 3/4 or less the price,

Where can I get a 2006/7 model for 1/4 the price of a new one?

Is there an oversurplus store or something like that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the rest of the guys, I don't think you will find any prices like that anywhere in MN.

You can try [YouNeedAuthorization], you might get a decent price on a slightly used one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the major manufacturers have closeout area's on there websites.

I worked retail for awhile and normally we sold out of houses but if we did not, they went back to the manufacturers for credit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, i know about getting a used one on c.l... or where ever you suggested, I'm not asking about used ones though, I'm asking about where they go after a couple years..

Pleasant is on track, now where to find them after they go back to the manufacturer... I know they don't just donate them, well maybe they do, but to where?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they sell them for less than wholesale, the few that are left would most likely go to employees families and friends. It'd be bad business to allow those kinds of prices to the general public.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most sell out at clearance at the retail level at seasons end, the remainders are RTV'd..that is Returned To Vendor. They go back to the company that made them.

Clam, Frabill, Eskimo...whomever does not like seeing there shacks sold below cost, no matter what, so they buy them back. The retailer is happy, and so is the vendor.

So, unless the manufacture has a clearance from the warehouse on old holdovers and reconditioned units, some get donated to causes, the remainder get disposed of, junked for scrap and recycled.

Best deals are late season units retail displays with minor flaws, or warehouse liquidations from the manufacturer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

End of the season is by far the best time. 4 years ago I got my clam 5600 for $250 at the end of the year. I am sure this is what most retailers do just to get rid of inventory. I end up doing all my summer buys at the end of October and all winter buys in mid Feb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this