Best deal you have ever found on a piece of gear

thru-hunter

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Much of my pack is loaded with gear that I have painstakingly researched and found at often deep discounts. There are many "scores" that I am pretty darn proud of but a couple stand out to me.

The 1/2 off golite tents is a one many people I think have taken advantage of so I will leave it off.

I think my favorite is my mountain hardwear Ridge Top pants that were regular around $120 and I found 3 in my size but a discontinued color. $19 each and I bought them all. I found that I liked their fit better than my $200 westcomb mountaineering pants and wore them every day of my hunting season last year including 10 days in the brooks range.
 

pyroducksx3

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My duck boat! Purchased for 1500$ in july of 2009. The guy had hit a submerged log so it needed a new lower unit. Repaired for 1300$ so 2800$ all said and done. It was a 2007 alumicraft MV all welded 17" with a 2005 johnson 50 hp on an ez loader trailer. I was going through all the paperwork he gave me and the original sale recipt was in there. He paid 13,500 in aug 2007 for the setup. This counts right?
 

Titaniumman

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About three weeks ago I ordered a Tenzing TZ 1250 pack for $140. Supposedly it was shipped today. I suspect someone put the wrong price on the website. We'll see...
 

Nick Muche

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My divorce in 2009! Only costed 186$! The $3,000 I saved was spent on two antelope hunts and a 4 state whitetail hunt! Can't beat that!
 

billy molls

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I can't really think of any great deals that I have gotten, but I had a hunter who bought a pair of 15X ZEISS binos for $25 at a garage sale!!! I guess the lady's husband had passed and she was getting rid of his stuff, and I suppose she saw binos at Walmart selling for $50 and priced accordingly....? My conscience would never let me accept a deal that good.
 

Broken Arrow

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Core 4 element pants for $40 shipped regular price $229 per the website. Also got my springer vest for $89 2012 model ordered the 2011 but they had actually sold out so Chris gave me the new model at the same price. :)
 

Backpack Hunter

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Bought a new Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 for $50, a new First Lite Labrador for $70, $50 for a pair of Five Fingers, and that is just a few. I shop hard to find good deals on gear so I have more money to spend on the hunt.
 

>>>---WW---->

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Brand new, never used MR Crewcab with 3 load cells and top lid for $300. Normal price is close to $700. Also, last week my wife found a $695 dollar metal detector for $50 bucks.
 

belly-deep

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I hardly ever purchase hunting gear at full price. If you wait long enough, it will be on sale. Best deal yet: new Kimber Montana .308 for $799
 

tradair1980

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I got a pair of returned lowa Tibet's that were brand new just wrong size and couldn't be re stocked for a 100.00 . I also traded a marine core bivy for a hoggit Hunter sight.
 

dreamingbig

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I got a brand new Hoyt Trykon XL for $300 a year after they came out. It is a rock solid bow and I used it for for 4 seasons and two elk!
 

drthornton

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$207 for a pair of new Lowa Tibet's, $150 for an almost new Bowtech Tomkat, $529 for a new Nikon Ed50 spotter
 

slim9300

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I bought a Sig P220 .45 from a good friend with maybe 200 rounds through it with the hard case, 4 conceal carry holsters, custom grip side plates and 3 magazines. All that for $500. Saved me a little over $1000.
 

ckleeves

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Out of all the deals I have made the best was probably a pair of NIB swaro el 10X42 for 500 bucks. Bought them from a guy I worked with he quite the company and called me a few months later asking if I wanted them. He didn't hunt but everyone in the company had recieved swaro binos as a bonus. All the guys that had been there for a few years got el's, and the newer guys got 8x30 slc's. He told me they were the ''small ones" and he wanted 500 for them. I sent him the money and a week later a new set of el's shows up!
 

slim9300

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Out of all the deals I have made the best was probably a pair of NIB swaro el 10X42 for 500 bucks. Bought them from a guy I worked with he quite the company and called me a few months later asking if I wanted them. He didn't hunt but everyone in the company had recieved swaro binos as a bonus. All the guys that had been there for a few years got el's, and the newer guys got 8x30 slc's. He told me they were the ''small ones" and he wanted 500 for them. I sent him the money and a week later a new set of el's shows up!

Wow. That takes the cake so far. Nice!
 
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