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rkn Jan 25, 2005 01:08 PM

I have seen, through the years, people posting about finding Le Creuset at good prices. Some were online, some were not. Where do you find the best prices (specific stores or sites would be most helpful) for Le Creuset and is it true that they can be used both on the stove (gas) and in the oven? Are they good for browning and then braising meats?

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    swingline Jan 25, 2005 01:30 PM

    Ebay. Yes & yes.

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      Chris VR Jan 25, 2005 02:23 PM

      TJ Maxx or Marshalls often has them at discount prices. I love mine- use it braising, stewing, boiling, etc.

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        Spade Jan 25, 2005 04:08 PM

        There are Le Creuset outlets. There might be one in your area-- look it up on their website. The prices are pretty good (about %25 off regular), but once or twice a year, they have a huge sale-- that's when you can get them really cheap.

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          TFF Jan 26, 2005 08:13 AM

          I purchased one at the outlet (in MA) - they were having a Red, White and Blue sale for Veteran's Day - I believe 25% or 30% off - both on seconds and regular. Give them your info because after the purchase I received a coupon for 30% off and also a calendar which has monthly discounts. Basically it's a color of the month sale where there are discounts based on color and type of item ( I don't believe you need a coupon for that). Also, there are monthly coupons (you need to bring in a coupon) for x% off any one item. In July, the coupon is for 35% off! Most months are 20% off. New items are excluded and cannot be used in combination with other offers.

          rkn, if you need a coupon, I can mail you one.

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            V.H. Jan 26, 2005 01:39 PM

            At Christmas time they had a 35% off coupon good for any purchases made in a 5 week window. I got a beautiful 7 1/4 qt Bouillabaisse pot for $107.

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          wurstle Jan 25, 2005 04:49 PM

          also check out the post linked below for more on this very topic

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            Anne in SF Jan 26, 2005 07:53 AM

            I don't think Caplan Duval has been mentioned in any of these postings yet.

            http://www.caplanduval.com/lec1.html

            also get on their email list to be notified of specials

            Link: http://www.caplanduval.com/lec1.html

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              Ellen Jan 26, 2005 08:57 AM

              Bloomingdales advertised LC on sale for 1/2 price this week, not sure of the day.

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                MikeG Jan 27, 2005 09:12 AM

                Is this the NYC store or somewhere else? TIA

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                  MIkeG Jan 29, 2005 12:35 PM

                  In case anyone else was curious, the sale is today, but it's also very limited. Only a couple of pieces are 50% off and the other "sale" prices are higher than other local retailers like Broadway Panhandler and Zabar's. The sale prices are noted on their website at www.bloomingdales.com

                  On the other hand, I noticed yesterday that B'way Panhandler does have a couple of things - the ones I remember are the 2 and 3 qt round "Dutch oven" - at very low prices relative to MSRP, less than $60.

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                Pupster Jan 27, 2005 08:46 PM

                If you check Amazon regularly (and if you're not in any hurry) they occasionally have really great prices. I got my 5 qt dutch oven with a free 2qt oven for about 70 bucks after the various rebates and Amazon coupons. I got a 7 qt dutch oven for about 85 bucks. I know they had a 4qt soup pot for 69 bucks about a month ago. I think that translates to about 50-70% off.

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                  Nancy Berry Jan 30, 2005 01:24 PM

                  Here's a link to Caplan-Duval's Le Creuset sale web page. They say that this is their biggest sale to date. It does include quite a few items.

                  Link: http://www.caplanduval.com/lec1.html

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