All-Clad Factory Sale: Winter 2012
*The dates for this winter’s All-Clad factory sale have been announced, so I’m posting a heads-up for 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 winter sale is Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st. 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 cosmetic; a little scratching on the stainless, or a lid handle that’s a bit offset from center.
All Clad has most of their line of cookware available, but not all. 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.
[Update: I’ve heard from readers that the lines are much shorter later in the day – they’ve been able to walk right into the sale in the afternoon.]
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 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 there is a specific item you want badly, and you can make it early on Friday, do it. (Be prepared to stand in line.) If you can’t make it early in the day, don’t let that stop you – the sale is still worth the trip. You’ll still get good deals and selection.
*I am debating about going. My batterie de cuisine is well stocked. And yet…I still want their Electric Pressure Cooker. Then they went and announced a new line of knives. I’m a sucker for a new knife. Oh, my poor, aching checking account…
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