Outlet malls

Good deals uncovered in Albertville

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

In Albertville Premium Outlets yesterday, I went to my usual favorites and uncovered a few unadvertised deals. At the Bose store (763-497-6990), the prices on reconditioned Wave radios and CD changers are lower than I’ve seen ever them. A Wave radio/CD player is $500 new. The reconditioned models normally sell for $450, but they’re currently priced at $420. The Acoustic Wave with the changer is normally $1,200 reconditioned ($1,400 new) and it’s now marked down to $1,000. Ipod users should consider the Wave radio for $300 ($350 new) and then get the iPod connect kit for $100 instead of the CD changer. A salesperson expected the prices to last into mid-August.

The Le Creuset outlet moved from the Promenade to main Plaza. As I was walking out the door empty-handed, I was told about getting 40 percent off any one item. The offer is good for several weeks. Just ask for the discount in the store but call (763-497-0664) to verify it’s still available. The deal is being offered while customers discover the new location, according to one employee. It’s a unprecedented deal if you like the Le Creuset brand.

Villeroy & Boch (763-494-9008) is closing its doors Sept. 26. Everything including clearance is discounted 25 percent. I asked if the flatware would take additional markdowns and was told that it would not, since it will be shipped back to the factory. Some of the dinnerware patterns seem a bit frou frou, but the quality of everything in the V&B line is very high.