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GREAT Le Creuset Price on 5.5 Quart

HaagenDazs Dec 6, 2006 04:01 PM

http://www.tanga.com/

This is a deal NOT to be missed! Great for gift giving too. Act fast, these deals do sell out... even if they don't sell out it's only available for 24 hours.

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    MikeG Dec 6, 2006 07:10 PM

    Have you done business with them? That's a great price, but they seem pretty flakey and have a distinctly "hands off" post-sale policy so it appears...

    1. HaagenDazs Dec 6, 2006 07:29 PM

      I've bought from them before, yes, with no problems. If you're talking about post-sale policy like returns I understand their no return policy. It's how they help keep prices down. If the thing is broken when I get it, and all other avenues are looked into - delivery company insurance, LC won't replace it, etc. they will accept the item and give you a refund (minus shipping, which is only $8). Not too bad, I don't think!

      Here's stuff from their site:

      "I don't like my product that I purchased and want to return it!
      Sorry Charlie – the best thing to do with your product is to sell it on Craigslist.com. You will probably make a little bit of money on it, or at least get back what you put into it. Another thing you can do is give it away as a nice gift to a well-deserving family member.

      Where can I get warranty/technical support for my product?
      The first thing you should do with these types of issues is contact the manufacturer for any support related questions or warranty issues. You can also visit the blog and ask questions to other users regarding your product. If all else fails, you can contact us to receive a Return Authorization Number. Because we sell out of most of our products, we may not have a replacement product for you so please expect to receive a refund (minus the shipping costs.)"

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        MikeG Dec 6, 2006 07:48 PM

        Yes, thanks, I saw all that. It kinda sounds like the place is being run out someone's parents' basement (LOL), so I don't know how "necessary" their policies are to maintaining low prices, but that's another issue - I was just wondered if you'd been satisfied. I don't think I'd order electronics from them, but I'm seriously considering this.

        1. HaagenDazs Dec 6, 2006 08:11 PM

          They have some good stuff (like this) and some not so good stuff (board games). If you look in the specifications area (especialy regarding electronics), it'll tell you if it's a refurbished item or if its new, etc. I've checked up on the company and they've had a registered website since (I think) 2003. Point is, it's not a brand new operation that would likely pack up their bags and move to Nigeria! I was skeptical at first which is why I did the research. Good luck!

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            emkay Dec 6, 2006 08:17 PM

            Not Gloating, or anything, but I just got one (a 5.5 qt) at Marshall's for $99.00. If you've got one nearby, it might merit a look.

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              HaagenDazs Dec 6, 2006 08:30 PM

              That is a good price - you're correct! I bite my lip... :-)

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                Pei Dec 7, 2006 02:15 AM

                Grrrr...I wish my Marshall's had LC. It hasn't had it for as long as I've been looking (since May?). All they had last week was Olive and Vine enamelled pots, but all chipped.

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                  rose water Dec 8, 2006 08:01 PM

                  Try other branches, or try again. Loads of options at the Marshall's in Harlem, as well as a Marshall's in NJ near my parents' place. $100/$130/$169 (i think) for medium, large and enormous respectively.

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              MikeG Dec 6, 2006 08:28 PM

              I might be imagining it, but I think I remember reading a post here about a bunch of this size/color that were made either for a particular outlet-type store or maybe that category of stores as a group?

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                HaagenDazs Dec 6, 2006 08:31 PM

                There was something similar about a Tuesday Morning color/style that they made exclusively for the store - maybe that rings a bell?

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                MikeG Dec 6, 2006 09:07 PM

                Yep, thanks, that was it, couldn't find it until you mentioned the word "color." It was a problem report, but about a different size and color entirely.

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                  gloriousfood Dec 7, 2006 08:59 PM

                  Here's another site that offers great prices on Le Creuset:

                  http://caplanduval2000.com/cgi-bin/ca...

                  I ordered a 7.5-qt. Dutch Oven from here for $164. Smooth ordering and delivery all the way.

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                    Carb Lover Dec 8, 2006 01:51 AM

                    Yep, I ordered the 5 qt. oval blue that's on clearance. With shipping to the US it came to just under $130 US. I just got it today after a short 9 day wait and it looks great!

                    BTW, don't be alarmed when the packing slip receipt reads a little more than the online purchase price...it's converted to Canadian $. I found this out after calling their customer service; a live person immediately answered and patiently explained to me what I'm sure she's said many times! Great service and I'd buy from them again!

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                      krushdnasty Dec 8, 2006 02:23 AM

                      yeeeeEEEEEeeeeesss!!!!!

                      Someone mentioned caplanduval. I have been hunting for the name of that place for months! Thanks for the link (busily bookmarking as we speak). I lost it in a HD crash awhile back and forgot the name.

                      I strongly vouch for the caplanduval place. Great products (Not seconds like some unscrupulous sellers offer), great service (just call to talk to friendly people), Great prices, on time shipping for a reasonable cost, a realistic "post sale" policy that *doesn't* involve telling me to go to cragslist.com or ebay to sell it off myself.

                      Last year I ordered the 6.75 qt oval flame enameled "covered oven" for ~130$ (I think). This particular one is no longer on sale and now goes for 205$. I had done alot of research and at the time that was the best online deal I could find. Theeir selection looks more limited this year, and prices a bit higher, but that just prolly regular inflation. All in all I had a great experience with this company and the product is amazing. Highly recommended! Oh... and that bit about CAN dollars showing up as higher freaked me out also, but when I called, they explained it to me and indeed the only amount debited was what I had originally anticipated.

                      Thanks again for the link!

                      http://caplanduval2000.com/index.html

                      Of course if I could walk into Marshall's and just pick one off the shelf for $99, thats the first thing I would do.

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                        Carb Lover Dec 9, 2006 06:01 PM

                        CD's big sale on Le Creuset is usually after the winter, IIRC, so prices aren't at their lowest. Right now they have a limited selection of discounted items, but I wanted the 5 qt. oval so it worked out. That's my Xmas present to myself.

                        Next time you need help finding a food-related resource, you must post a query on CH. I guarantee you'll get the answer you need within an hour. Happy cooking!

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                        gloriousfood Dec 8, 2006 02:55 PM

                        It's a great site, isn't it? When I first came upon it, I had to rub my eyes, I couldn't believe the prices on Le Creuset. I did tons of research on price points and knew that at that time, I didn't come across anywhere else that was offering a better price point. Another factor for me was that I did not want to lug the dutch oven around from the store to home (I live in the city, so no cars and try to avoid taking taxis). I got mine within 3 days, which was a big (nice) surprise.

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                      wak Dec 9, 2006 04:37 AM

                      I boughgt all my Le Creuset at the factory outlet store in Kenosha Wisconsin, but they have quite a few nationwide. I saw another in Orlando (former Belks outlet) and another at Lighthouse point in Indiana. Also a good calphalon outlet at that one.

                      They had hundreds of factory seconds available in many styles and colors, and several times a year have 20-30% off sales. I bought a 7.5 qt for around $160, not quite the price on the abover web site, but a much better selection. The "defects" can be as minor as slight bumps in the enamel.

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                        ChefOfTheFuture Jan 2, 2007 01:12 PM

                        I bought my first Le Creuset last week at the factory outlet store in Wrentham MA. I got a 6.75 qt oval flame for $123. They were offering an extra 20% off the day I bought it. It was a "second" but had just a minor chip in the lid and on the outside of the pot itself. I cooked with it last night for the first time and made a braised beef brisket. Wow. Just great. Very easy cleanup too.

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