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beamont Jan 14, 2005 09:05 AM

does anyone know of any discount sources of this fine cookware? i am trying to find a good price on a 7 quart round dijon caserole. anks!

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    pluziam RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 09:44 AM

    not sure if these stores are convenient for you , but Marshalls and TJ Maxx have always been good sources. hit or miss. you have to check regularly but prices beat the outlet by quite a bit.

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      Tom Meg RE: pluziam Jan 14, 2005 09:57 AM

      Darn. You've given away my favorite source for high-end cookware. At the Marshall's near me, I recently saw piles of beautiful copper Mauviel pots and pans for around $50. I never go in looking for something specific--it's too disorganized for that. But I always find something interesting at a ridiculously good price.

      Link: http://meglioranza.com

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      wurstle RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 10:17 AM

      I bought three brand new in perfect condition Le Creuset pots - 1 round 2 oval from E bay and I was VERY happy with the prices and quality. I shopped around first to figure out my highest price and took into account the shipping and only bought from people who had sold a lot of items and had near perfect ratings.

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        swingline RE: wurstle Jan 14, 2005 10:51 AM

        Agreed. Before you buy anywhere else. Check ebay. Even with shipping cost added on the price is generally better than most retailers.

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        Nina W. RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 10:20 AM

        Zabar's.

        And it's Le Creuset.

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          King of Northern Blvd. RE: Nina W. Jan 14, 2005 10:33 AM

          They have it discounted?

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            Nina W. RE: King of Northern Blvd. Jan 14, 2005 10:47 AM

            Call 'em and see for yourself how you think the prices are.

            http://zabars.com/

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          Sunshine Girl RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 11:40 AM

          There are now Le Creuset Outlet stores at some of the big outlet mall destinations. Not sure what state you are in, but if you do a Google search for Le Creuset Outlet Stores, you may have some success.

          I was just at one outside Palm Springs, CA, and their prices are really quite good.

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            GG Mora RE: Sunshine Girl Jan 14, 2005 12:03 PM

            Be careful with the stuff from the outlets. Some of the pieces are there because they've been discontinued; some are there because they're "seconds", in which case they may have hot spots.

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              foodiex2 RE: Sunshine Girl Jan 14, 2005 12:06 PM

              They also have lots of "seconds' as well as first quality. The first quality is priced very similar to any of the major retailers sales prices so are still a good value. However you can get amazing seconds. I bought the large ridged grill pan for about 750% of the cost of a first quality new one. The "flaw"- a slight bubble in the enamel that took my until after I brought it home and used it for a few days to find. Does not interfere with the cooking abilities.

              If you are a stickler about having everything matchie matchie they also discount a different color every month.

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                foodiex2 RE: foodiex2 Jan 14, 2005 12:07 PM

                OOPs that is 75% off!! Not 750!

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              Linda W. RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 12:15 PM

              This site was recommended a long time ago here on Chowhound, I believe. They also sell on eBay as well with their own eBay store.

              And they're having a Le Creuset sale right now. Don't know the shipping costs; prices seemt to be Amazon.com prices, but you might luck into an item at a deep discount.

              Link: http://www.caplanduval.com/

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                Carb Lover RE: Linda W. Jan 14, 2005 02:08 PM

                Indeed, Caplan Duval seems to have the best prices and selection for LC (better than Amazon). A number of hounds on SF board have reco'd this co. For instance, the 7 qt. round in flame color that I'm considering is a mere $111 prior to a $17 shipping charge. Also save on sales tax if you live in US since I believe they are based in Canada.

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                  Candy RE: Linda W. Jan 15, 2005 09:37 AM

                  Caplan's is in Montreal. Be aware that there my be duty along with the shipping charges.

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                    Nancy Berry RE: Candy Jan 15, 2005 08:22 PM

                    I believe that Caplan-Duval ships to their U.S. customers out of warehouses in Champlain, New York and Syracuse, N.Y. so there are no duties.

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                  Ilaine RE: beamont Jan 14, 2005 04:13 PM

                  I've gotten some really good deals on le Creuset on Amazon.com. Discounts on one item and a second item thrown in free.

                  I've bought le Creuset at T.J. Maxx.

                  The le Creuset at outlet malls is not defective. Sometimes cosmetic blemishes, sometimes just discontinued colors.

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