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REI is a dangerous place!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Drove to Pittsburgh today for a hair appointment and decided to treat myself to a stop at REI for a new pair of Chacos sandals for my trip to Ghana later this week.

I walked in the door and it was all over! Right as you walk in is all of the shiny new cycling gear. Some of the prettiest cycling jerseys I have seen - clearly I should look it over. As I am about to walk away with my 3 must-have jerseys I spy the pair of Pearl Izumi clipless shoes I have been wanting...and they have them in my size. By now, DH is shopping as well. I remind him we are only here to get a pair of shoes and proceed upstairs to the shoe area. Sadly I must walk past ladies fitness apparel to get to the shoe department. I stop to check out a floppy hat (it is very sunny in Africa after all) when I notice the new Prana shirts. My husband tells me that they are "ridiculously expensive" for tshirts. I tell him that Ghana is hot and uncomfortable and that anything that makes me feel better there is worth the money. He sighs as I pick the colors I like best (purple, orange and blue). We finally reach shoes. I manage to only select one pair. Final damage occurs near the cash register when I see light weight frisbees and hacky sacks which I think will be fun for down time in Ghana.

Yeah, I am a sucker for REI. Happens every time...

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GIANTOCR1 4/2/2013 7:29AM

    I am a sucker for that store as well.... I can never leave without getting something.

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    Rockman is right -- the word vibrant! springs to mind.

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CORNERKICK 3/28/2013 11:39PM


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ROCKMAN6797 3/28/2013 5:26PM


BTW, you are looking so vibrant Hollynn!

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CELIAMINER 3/28/2013 10:55AM

    Amen! And when I get my bonus, I end up spending way too much on my next trip! Dangerous is right.

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LILPAT3 3/28/2013 10:43AM

    I have only been in one in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I live about 650 miles from it...thank God! I was in there for 5 hours when I went in to get "just a pair of bike shorts". Finally got the bill paid and I can't wait to go back! emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 3/28/2013 9:37AM

    Oh me too. I just got my annual bonus from them too. So I know a trip is in order soon!

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SIMONEKP 3/28/2013 9:02AM

    me and almost every store I walk into

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KITT52 3/28/2013 8:50AM


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VHALKYRIE 3/28/2013 8:42AM

    I miss having a nearby REI! But it's probably for the best, though!

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PMRUNNER 3/28/2013 7:48AM

    Glad you enjoyed your splurge! Quality gear is worth a little more, I am sure you will appreciate it in Ghana and beyond!

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KAYOTIC 3/27/2013 11:31PM

    Did you at least use your rebate money? They did just come out....And that type of shopping is the reason I went on a spending sabbatical this month, last time I went to REI to pick up a tank top I had ordered, I walked out with a bunch of stuff, including tops, sweaters, and a dress!

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DALID414 3/27/2013 11:11PM

    Oh my gosh! I'm supposed to have gotten myself a dress as my February reward for maintaining my goal weight, here we are nearing the end of March and no dress. Why? Because every store I go to I head straight for the workout clothes section!!

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    I'm thinking I'm very glad I don't have one anywhere near me. Saves my pocketbook. :)

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PRETTYPITHY 3/27/2013 10:49PM

    Oooh, Ghana. What's the occasion for the trip? I love REI!

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/27/2013 10:23PM

    I love and hate REI stores! But man, when they have their end of season sales....."Hello, Bank of America...what was my credit limit again?"

Good luck...enjoy your swag and enjoy Ghana!

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PASTAFARIAN 3/27/2013 10:14PM

    REI's return policy makes it worth the extra penny.

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KONRAD695 3/27/2013 10:04PM

    I would say it worked. I'm talking about the millions stores spend on how to lay out a store so you spend maximum money.

But- if it was fun, and you use it. Then, it's worth it.

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IDICEM 3/27/2013 9:56PM

    REI is fabulous, dangerous, and addictive. Glad you found what you needed for your trip!

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