/ Any other shops like sport pursuit
Atleast that's my understanding of how they work.
My understanding of SportPursuit was that they've taken over a bit from TK Maxx, buying up overstock; at least I've seen it suggested that the decline is nice stuff in TKM is down to SP.
'letsbuyit.com' was an early example of the pre-order, bulk discount system, but it disappeared in the early dot.com fallout. It was more electricals rather than outdoor stuff.
Despite being a bargain hunter, I'm not signed up to SP; I have an irrational objection to their requirement for login before you can browse. It's like having to register with a shop before you're allowed to walk around, or look in the window... The stated argument that it 'preserves the confidentiality of our prices' is marketing bollox, ISTM, bandying words like 'secret' and 'exclusive' around to try to create some kind of cachet. Just like eBay's "you've won!" (aka you've just bought something, and probably paid over the odds because we've duped you into a bidding frenzy, sucker).
Plus, their recommendation system means that users tend to spam 'bargain threads' ceaselessly.
Like I said, given how many bargains I post (for no personal financial gain), somewhat irrational, but then I hate 'placed testimonials' with a vengeance.
I think SP do a bit of both - I've bought Vivobarefoot stuff off them that was this season's, before it had even been put up on manufacturer's website. And also bought Icebreaker that was equally obviously end of ranges (and large parts of that "sale" quickly became sold out).
But no, don't know anywhere that operates similarly, although I've come across a few shops that seem to buy up Icebreaker ends of ranges, and same for Lowe Alpine, etc. But not on such a scale a SP, and not necessarily on Internet.
Mind you, SP is a damn site easier with 2 kids in tow than braving TKMaxx with a toy section!
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