Deals at Joe's - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Deals at Joe's

Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
ChshreCat's Avatar
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 542 Times on 434 Posts

In case you didn't know, Joe's (formerly GI Joe's) is going out of business and all their stock is being liquidated. I stopped in the local store here and they had tons of coolers, burners and other stuff being sold off. Might be worth checking out if you have one in your area. I went looking for a beverage cooler to use as a tabletop MLT, but they didn't have anymore. Lots of big coolers though for the AG folks.
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 153 Times on 144 Posts

Most of the time a liquidation sale isn't much of a sale. Liquidators maximize their profits by getting people in the door thinking they'll get deals. There's been a lot of rants on CL about Joe's and how high the 'sale' prices are.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
TXCrash's Avatar
Sep 2005
Posts: 28,713
Liked 3342 Times on 3224 Posts

I might have to go back in and check... but last time I was in - store was packed with dip... poops... lining up for the opportunity to pay 30% off of MSRP on stuff that's 40% off MSRP most times....

Looked at what was there - didn't buy a thing. Went to Bi-mart and paid 20% less for the same stuff... on a pretty run of the mill sale...
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
You $&$&stik. You are my test. Part of it, anyway.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
Dec 2008
Oly, WA
Posts: 55

I was at Joe's the other day and didn't see a thing that was worth it. I took a good look at the burners and they have little wire legs. The first boil kettle with a little rotation to it would fold those legs in half.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:07 PM   #5
Mar 2009
Portland, Or.
Posts: 65
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

It should be well known liquidation sales are for suckers. Every once in a while you might find a decent deal that competes with prices on the internet. But really was it worth the time/fuel to get there to sift thru the over priced crap and stupid people to find the treasure? I'd rather find the deal on the internet and have it shipped to my door for less.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
question about Joe's mcwiehler Mead Forum 3 06-19-2009 04:55 PM
Joe's versus Malkore's petes Mead Forum 3 03-12-2009 09:37 PM
SUV/Truck deals. Will the deals get any better? dblvsn General Chit Chat 7 09-11-2008 03:59 PM
Joe's Mead Don "Ho" Mead Forum 2 03-05-2008 04:41 PM
joe's grape mead rod Mead Forum 9 11-26-2007 10:58 PM

Forum Jump