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Jari Razskazoff

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

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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,

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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?

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They just get "sold down" until gone.

Chances of finding an 07 or 06 are slim and none.

Try [YouNeedAuthorization].

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I don't think you'll find that kind of discounted pricing anywhere this time of year.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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