pilgrimage to Le Creuset outlet
...was definitely worth it. I picked up a first-quality 7 1/3 quart doufeu for $134 and a 1 1/2 quart buffet casserole for $60. If you don't care about the colors, you can really score a great deal at the LC outlet store, which represented a significant discount off of retail, plus a plethora of additional reductions of discontinued items & overstocks. Seconds were discounted, too, but not as deeply as the discontinued stuff. I almost bought the whopper 15-quart oval (first-quality on sale for $210), but I couldn't lift it without back strain! My little collection has grown to 5 pieces and I haven't yet found a drawback to this cookware.
I agree, if you aren't worried about colors its awesome!
The wife and I went 2 weeks ago and bought the 12 qt stock pot, the big wok, the double mitt and 2 handle covers for $200. We were given a 20% military discount and since we were so close to memorial day the guy gave us an additional 5%. All the flame and blue items were discounted.
I've been stocking up on Le Creuset for the past few months with amazing luck. I found a stoneware loaf pan at TJ Maxx for $6. I couldn't believe it. I'm up to 4 pieces now, with a dutch oven on the way!