CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY!!!! aka an REI used gear sale!!!!!
In case you've never experienced the wonders of one of these before, this is basically when REI takes very lightly used (like all but new) gear that they have for some reason or another and sells it at massive discounts. This one is at the Manhattan Beach REI on Saturday, and I'll be driving out there. But its kind of a long drive and I'd love some company / someone to split gas wiht and I know that you all want cheap gear. So call me / email me / somehow get in contact with me because there really is no better way to spend a Saturday morning (except sleeping...maybe).
Woo hoo gear shopping!!!!