All-Clad Factory Sale: Summer 2012
The dates for this summer's All-Clad factory sale have been announced, so I'm posting my usual heads-up to my readers...
All-Clad's factory is located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Twice a year, on the first weekend in June and December, All-Clad holds a factory seconds sale at the Washington County Fair and Expo Center.
The 2012 summer sale is Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd. Hours are Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washington County Fair and Expo Center:
2151 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
This is about a two hour drive from the Akron area. You get prices from 40% to 70% off on factory seconds. In most cases, the damage is just cosmetic; a little scratching on the stainless, or a lid handle that's a bit offset from center.
They have most of their line of cookware available, but not all, and some favorites (like the 12" stainless fry pan, and its lid) are hard to find. Overall, though, it's an amazing value. Make sure to arrive early - there is always a long line to get into the sale, and I've had up to an hour wait to get into the sale.
Q: What forms of payment do they take?
A: I've used Visa and MasterCard, and I know they take cash and checks. Not sure about other credit cards.
Q: Does it matter which day I go? Is there stuff only available on Friday?
A: I've been there both Friday and Saturday morning, and have never been disappointed. They re-stock throughout the day; I've seen pallets of their special deals coming in during the sale. They seem to have a large stock of their best deals. That said, certain items (12 inch lids, their pasta multi-pot) disappeared quickly when I was there, so I think some of the items are first come, first serve. My advice? If you can make it early on Friday, do so. But if you can't, don't let that stop you - the sale is still worth the trip.
Updated Answer: A reader said the lines go down significantly later in the day. If you are flexible about what you want to buy, go after Noon, and it sounds like you will avoid the long lines and the wait.
I am not going this time around; the only thing I really, really want right now is their new Electric Pressure Cooker. I heard it was going for $150 at the last factory sale. But, I'm saving my pennies for a big vacation, so I don't think I'm going. Probably. Unless I weaken.
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