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    Default Anyone know where I can buy "The North Face" products cheap?

    Anyone know where I can buy "The North Face" products cheap?
    I'm after an XL black Apex Bionic Jacket. They go for $249 at Anaconda. Reputable International sellers are an option.

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    In my experiences the terms "North Face" and "cheap" are mutually exclusive.

    Having said that, you could try Kathmandu, but they are rarely cheap either.

    Assume you've tried Ebay?

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    Thanks mitty.
    I found this ebayer eBay Feedback Profile for 10th2046

    Selling jackets here...
    NWT: The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Jacket sz M/L/XL - eBay, Jackets, Mens Clothing, Clothing, Shoes, Accessories. (end time 18-May-10 00:40:07 AEST)
    A disgruntled customer said they were fakes. I guess at that price, it must be too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Having said that, you could try Kathmandu, but they are rarely cheap either.
    But they nigh on have a 50% sale off every second week it seems; and if you get a VIP card you can get their sale goods earlier than other shoppers. I honestly don't think anyone buys anything from Kathmandu apart from sale times, bloody rip-off any other time!

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    I'll keep an eye out for Kathmandu specials. I see they have a "Summit Club" which attracts discounts.

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    Vietnam.... saw heaps of "genuine" stuff over there...

    I'm sure it was the real deal, just stuff made after the factory had 'closed' for the day...
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    I brought some stuff from the north face store in SoHo for about half the price one would pay in AU.

    Buy from a US Store, not eBay, pay a big extra and get the guarantee of authenticity. Last thing you want is fake north face...or fake anything for that matter.

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    For Melburnians, the True Alliance Brand Outlet store in Nicholson St Fitzroy sells North Face seconds and end of season merchandise (along with Rockport, Lacoste, Reebok, Nautica and Ben Sherman) - the products are often heavily discounted. However, the availability of stuff is random.
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    North Face products are quite commonly sold on the cheap in Beijing. Very likely fake, but looks real. Point being, there must be a lot of fakes around.

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    Plenty of fakes in beijing; but they are subtle differences in style. Some people may/may not recognise them.

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    You don't happen to have friends in Scotland do you?

    Before I left I know they had a factory store on the outskirts of Stirling.

    They also have a couple of Harbour Town like stores in England.
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    I've bought stuff from Altrec.com and had it shipped via Shipito with good results.

    Although, after all the shipping costs etc. were factored in, I probably paid the same price that I would have paid if I bought them locally (if they were actually available).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    You don't happen to have friends in Scotland do you?

    Before I left I know they had a factory store on the outskirts of Stirling.

    They also have a couple of Harbour Town like stores in England.

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    Depending on what you want i could get it when i'm back in Scotland in June then as long as you pay for shipping i'll post it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icant View Post
    North Face products are quite commonly sold on the cheap in Beijing. Very likely fake, but looks real. Point being, there must be a lot of fakes around.
    As someone said about Vietnam. I'm convinced these are the real deal too

    Being a bit of a brand snob (I own a lot of genuine LV, etc) the quality of the North Face gear indistinguishable from the originals if they are fake

    Though I've moved on from North Face and found Helly Hanson better quality and value for money

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