Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Introducing...The Pat Com REAL DEAL

We all know that times are tough right now for many people. We also know that Patagonia products are--let's face it--expensive. So what I'm going to try to do here at Patagonia Community is track down some great deals for you on a somewhat regular basis. These might be items that are heavily discounted or items that are slightly discounted but rarely go on sale. Whatever the case, Patagonia Community will be looking to help you save a few bucks.
Also, I'll be on the look-out for some local deals so if you know of a discount or sale at a local Patagonia retailer around you, I'd love to hear from you so that I can post it on the blog (after you grab your bargains, of course). So...
The first Pat Com Real Deal is the classic Patagonia waterproof shell, the Rain Shadow Jacket. This jacket is a staple of Patagonia's outerwear line season after season and is usually one of the few jackets that they'll advertise even in the warmer months.
It is currently available in the sage khaki color here from Zappos.com for $109.50, almost 30% off. As of this posting, they had every size except small. In addition, their website offers multiple pictures of each item, something the Patagonia website often lacks (photo above from Zappos.com). If you've never ordered from Zappos, you're in for a treat. I wrote about them around the time they started carrying Patagonia products. They offer FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING on clothing (no minimum purchase!) and I've never had to pay tax on any order from them. In fact even on other items like shoes and accessories, they offer free shipping. On those items they say that it takes 4-5 days, however in my experience I've always gotten those items from them in no more than 2 days. They really offer great service.
So there it is, the first Pat Com Real Deal. Hope it makes your burden lighter and keeps your pocketbook heavier. Look for the Pat Com Real Deal to become a regular feature on Patagonia Community.

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