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All-Clad VIP Factory Sale?

arielleeve May 29, 2013 07:24 PM

So I got an email today from All-Clad saying that because I had purchased and registered All-Clad items in the past, I was invited to what was billed as some sort of exclusive online sale from June 21 to 22.

Was just wondering if anyone else has heard about this in the past and/or purchased anything? Are there any real deals? Is it worth checking out?

  1. Sid Post May 30, 2013 07:23 AM

    I haven't gotten an email yet from any of my past purchases. I don't see any more All-Clad in my future though so it is more of a curiosity thing at this point.

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      succulent_succotash Jan 6, 2014 12:13 PM

      In order to get their emails, you have to had registered your product online & opted into their database.

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      INDIANRIVERFL Jun 3, 2013 01:55 PM

      They typically have a sale at the Cannonsburg plant once or twice a year for seconds, damaged, and discontinued items. This may be part of it.

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        filtered Jun 4, 2013 05:46 AM

        a VIP version? that would be great..

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          arielleeve Jun 21, 2013 07:05 AM

          I just logged into the sale to see what it was like. It's discounts on pans with "slight/minor cosmetic damage" like scratches and dents. They give a few example photos and it doesn't look that bad, although ordering one would without seeing it would definitely be a slight risk...I am contemplating getting the 8 quart stockpot as I've been eyeing a new stockpot for a while, and this one is $149.99 marked down from $320. A huge enough savings to justify some cosmetic damage.

          1. re: arielleeve
            grnidkjun Jun 21, 2013 08:40 PM

            This is part of the plant sale. I've purchased most of my pieces at discount as seconds from places like Marshalls and TJMaxx at similar prices. The blemishes are usually exactly what they show in the pictures on the allclad vip sale site.
            There has been no difference in performance of my seconds compared to the few pieces of firsts I have.

            Hope this helps some.

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              succulent_succotash Jan 6, 2014 12:13 PM

              I've never seen All-Clad at my local discount stores. Lucky you. Your stores must get good inventory.

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              filtered Jun 21, 2013 09:48 PM

              I had the fortune to be in Pittsburgh the weekend of the sale. Prices were generally 66% off the listed regular price. A d5 non stick 8qt stock was $120. I managed to find copies with no noticible issues.

        2. wekick Jun 21, 2013 08:51 AM

          I found this link with password for anyone interested.
          http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-d...

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            NotJuliaChild Jun 21, 2013 12:32 PM

            Those are hardly good deals. eBay has been prices on first quality product than this factory sale has on seconds and damaged product.

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              arielleeve Jun 21, 2013 12:37 PM

              You think so? I looked on ebay and didn't find anything as low as $150 for an 8 qt stockpot.

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                wekick Jun 22, 2013 05:37 PM

                Just putting the link on there in case anyone was interested. I am not advocating anyone buy them.

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                filtered Jun 24, 2013 09:50 AM

                i was fortunate that I was in the pittsburgh area the weekend of the all-clad factory sale. I made my way out there and picked up a few items. a 8qt stainless d5 non-stick stock pot with lid went for about $120. haven't find anything wrong with it yet.

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