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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

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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

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