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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:37 am

In case it hasn't been mentioned already, besides selling flawed merch, outlet stores also sell product made especially for the outlet by the manufacturer but of a lesser quality. They might make a different style of something with lower-quality materials or make something in the same style as what they sell at a mainstream store and use lower-quality goods.

Why would they do this? To sell more stuff. Some consumers want the brand name and won't realize the inferior quality, some will and won't care. In either case, the outlet sale is another sale for the manufacturer, even if it isn't at quite the same mark-up.

I've experienced the inferior quality of outlet merch personally when I bought a half-dozen pairs of Levis that I thought would be of the same quality as what I had bought in mall stores. They all fell apart within about 18 months, whereas a true pair of Levis I can wear for years and years.

I didn't stop buying Levis from mall stores because of the experience, but I did stop going to outlet stores. They got me (and my money) once and didn't lose me as a customer for their proper-quality merchandise. Smart on their part, I guess.
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Postby DavidNY » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:02 am

I get my Levi's at Kohl's. Seems to be good quality merchandise (it has held up well).

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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:25 am

I don't think Kohl's is an outlet store in the truest sense of the word. My inferior jeans came from a Levis-branded outlet in an outlet mall, something a bit different, I think.
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Postby 432521 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:31 pm

DavidNY wrote:I get my Levi's at Kohl's. Seems to be good quality merchandise (it has held up well).


I believe stores like Kohls and Ross buy clothing that is probably a year out of style and the designer has put out a new style and they have to get rid of the old ones somehow. So essentially they are near top quality just not "in season". While at an outlet like jeffysdad said the items themselves are flawed or manufactured with cheaper materials in some way.
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Postby Grupet » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:29 pm

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:27 pm

outlet merchandise is made 'inferior' to the regular run items. They may look the same BUT that't it. Look carefully at the labels in the outlet run merchandise; many times you will see some sort of marking to show they are NOT the regular run. Manufacturer's I believe use outlets to bring people to buy their products (get them hooked for the more expensive retail stuff) and to dispose of overruns.
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Postby jlam572 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:07 pm

Grupet wrote:Here is my Coach front and back

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I have the same one...kind of a PITA if you have more than one card in there tho lol
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Postby Grupet » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:49 am

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I have the same one...kind of a PITA if you have more than one card in there tho lol


I have 9 cards in here, without any problems...
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Postby jlam572 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:23 pm

Grupet wrote:"

I have 9 cards in here, without any problems...


For me, i have to remove all the cards to pull one out...its annoying.
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