Reap a Heap at SteepandCheap

Reap a Heap at SteepandCheap

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So have you heard of steepandcheap.com? It's a streamlined website that sells one outdoor-related item at a time at 50-75% off retail price. When the first item sells out it offers a new piece of gear.

For example, the site might have ten sets of medium-sized Marmot long underwear for women. Once it sells out of all those, it’s on to biker shorts. One downside is that if you're not interested in the biker shorts, it can feel like an eternity until the next piece of gear pops up—and it's always a mystery as to what that might be.

“Pops up” is an accurate term, because steepandcheap has an alert button—a lovely little green circle that resides on your desktop. When a new item comes up for sale, the button makes a "ding" noise and a window pops up letting users know what's now up for grabs. This is extremely useful because some items sell out fast: a site employee let me know that the fastest sellouts have occurred in less than a minute, making the site's motto (“Act fast, because once it’s gone you’re SOL…”) very appropriate. Inside tip: Steepandcheap is in Salt Lake City, so opt for regular postal rates; you’ll get your swag just as quickly in Montana as you would with the default UPS rate but for a few bucks cheaper.

Steepandcheap.com is a great deal finder, but be warned: it's addictive (“I know I don’t need another pair of Oakley sunglasses, and I should have been working on my thesis, love, but they were such a deal—$40, and they’re normally $120!”). Two affiliated sites offer the same process but different products: gearengine.com and whiskeymilitia.com.
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