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Voyager
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Initially Posted - 05/24/2023 :  06:40:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the past, Defender Industriesí big spring sale was a major event of the year. With their new owners, is this a thing of the past or is it still as yet unannounced?

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT

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Response Posted - 05/24/2023 :  20:16:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Apparently, the Defender Spring Sale took place at the end of March and beginning of April. This is a lot earlier than usual, however, theyíve been having a regular series of sales of specific categories of products.
Iím looking for a few inflatable near shore PFDs and Iím seeing prices between $100 and $150 for them. Iíve seen them on sale for $10 or $20 less.
If you have any leads please let me know.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 05/25/2023 :  04:31:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check Bass Pro shop. I bought one last year. Here's a link. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-am24-auto-manual-inflatable-life-vest-101187732

Steve Milby J/24 "Captiva Wind"
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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 05/26/2023 :  07:10:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another one at Bass Pro Shop. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-usa-am33-all-clear-inflatable-life-vest

Steve Milby J/24 "Captiva Wind"
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/27/2023 :  22:02:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve, thank you for posting this. We have a brick and mortar BPS in the area, so I plan to put it on my shopping list. Only thing is it says Bass Pro Shop on the vest. I guess that you end up paying either way.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 06/10/2023 :  05:46:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
West Marine has been having sales on inflatable PFD's and if you hit it when they offer triple point or 4x points even better. Currently Mustang Survival is 30% off. I expect the West brand will go on sale again before July 4th.

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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Response Posted - 06/10/2023 :  15:22:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Defender tends to beat WM's sale prices with their regular prices--particularly useful to me since Defender is about 15 minutes away (WM is about 2 minutes). Due to a major remodel under their new ownership, their big "warehouse sale" was done online at about the usual dates. The store is open now--I want to get over there soon to see what they did over six months or whatever. I got a couple of PFDs from WM last year because they had the features I was looking for, they were on sale, and Defender didn't have something comparable in stock.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
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