Just a heads up to anybody interested in getting some good gear at rock bottom prices, REI has their famous .83 super clearance sale going on now. I know a some people like to bitch and moan about REI's prices, but now is a time when you can ease up the grip on your sweaty wad of money. If you're not familiar with the sale, they have a bunch of stuff marked down, but anything that's on sale with a price ending in ".83", it's 50% off when you check out. For example, I see a pair of Salomon boots right now, retail price is $120.00, they're marked down to $34.83, which means they would be $17.42 at checkout!
Of course, like with any blowout sale, sizes and color of the products are limited, and unfortunately, I'm not the first to hear about this sale--the site is hammered right now, and keeps getting overloaded. I'm patiently checking back though to see if its up and running yet.
Just click on the clearance sale banner (assuming the site is up): http://www.rei.com
and sorting by price should help you see the .83 items more easily.