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williams sonoma sale?

qwerty78 Oct 26, 2009 10:46 AM

last year williams sonoma had a 20% friends and family sale- does anyone know if this is annual? I have my eye on the 4 quart all clad pan and I would rather wait for the sale so for an additional discount.


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    grant.cook RE: qwerty78 Oct 26, 2009 11:00 AM

    Are you near a WS outlet? They'll often have AC open stock on sale..

    1. emily RE: qwerty78 Oct 26, 2009 12:30 PM

      Last time I was in the store, I was told they were having one before the holidays, but wasn't given a specific date.

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        meggie t RE: qwerty78 Oct 27, 2009 03:47 PM

        I believe the sale you are referring to was a first time for WS. It was everything in the store, including electronics (that rarely, if ever, go on sale). I would think if the economy remains as it is for the foreseeable future, they will have the sale again.

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          itryalot RE: qwerty78 Nov 1, 2009 01:09 AM

          I have to drive over an hour to get to a WS store, but would make the drive/day of it if I knew they were doing that. Will you post?

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            itryalot RE: itryalot Nov 3, 2009 02:42 AM

            I would make the drive to a WS store, because I want to buy some more Apilco pces to match the dinnerware I bought. When do you think they'll have a sale again?

          2. Chemicalkinetics RE: qwerty78 Nov 1, 2009 08:21 AM

            I just want to say a Williams Sonoma sale is often more expensive than typical Amazon.com price, not to mention eBay.

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              hobbybaker RE: Chemicalkinetics Nov 1, 2009 08:32 AM

              Well, good part of Amazon is that you do not deal with tax, but Williams Sonoma OUTLET sale sometimes beats even Amazon. I saw a lot of Le Creuset are on eBAY. Many of them are obviously "Second Quality" with orange label surface, but the sellers rarely say it is "Second Quality". Therefore, I always ask them if it is first or second. Anyway, I have no complain if I pay a "Second" price for a "Second Quality" and the defect are minor and not related with performance.

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                Chemicalkinetics RE: hobbybaker Nov 1, 2009 08:49 AM


                Yeah, tax is certainly one thing, but I was not referring that. Often Williams Sonoma has a higher price point to start with. Let's take this 12" Lodge skillet for example:

                Williams Sonoma is $32.95

                Amazon.com is $18.97:

                I am sure sometime Williams Sonoma sale beats Amazon.com, but sometime a Williams Sonoma sale is still expensive. This is not to mention stores like HomeGoods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx.... and of course eBay.

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              qwerty78 RE: qwerty78 Nov 3, 2009 05:09 AM

              sorry to cause confusion. Last year (as it turns out- it was the 4 days prior to christmas) williams sonoma had a 20% off of everything sale. While I agree that that's still not always less expensive than amazon or the outlet (which is not close by for me) there are certain items that are standard price everywhere - so I thought I'd wait it out for the sale.

              If i hear of anything i will certainly post! and hopefully i can get to an outlet before then- but it's quite far.

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                Chemicalkinetics RE: qwerty78 Nov 3, 2009 06:40 AM


                You are right. I was just being an idiot. I will say most of the prices are standard and there are only a few exceptions. Thanks.

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