Originally Posted by hxh_killua
I'm not an avid eBay buyer, I've always taken the high road and gone with a retailer. Is there a reason why the factory is so much cheaper? Are they defective in anyway? If not, I'm definitely sure I want it at that price point.
There is nothing defective at the Kittery outlet.
The Factory store has one rack of defective items but the rest is all new. Even some of the defects are non noticeable. I got a McQueen International for $125 that had been a store display model and had a thumbtack pushed through the sleeve as part of the display. You 100% cant find anywhere on it where it was but its considered a defect by them. Also picked up a Tokito missing a neck strap for $200 that i happened to have an extra neck strap for. Of course theres also defects like holes in jackets, etc.
The Factory is cheaper because its the Factory and they can do that sort of thing. 75% of it is out of season returns from retailers and sample items, the rest is heritage stuff they keep there because of its popularity and it will bring in people.