Bottle Opener

41730488280_93989b9d2d_o

Let me first start off by telling you what a great place International Mountain Equipment is. This locally owned, brick and mortar store has quickly become my second favorite retail store, behind goodwill.

Every couple of months I bring bins full of my unwanted and used mountaineering goods to be consigned at there establishment. Flash forward a month or so from that date and there is always a handsome credit established that I can put towards anything in the store, including fresh veggies. Yes, I will actually trade patagonia for beets, beans, and kale in a heartbeat.

IME is relevant to this post for offering this steel Petzl ice pick in my possession for the heavily discounted storefront price of free. Their old school system of using real paper tags with a written description of the item is something near to proprietary, so I didn’t have the opportunity to document this ice picks journey from $25 to $15 to $10 to $5 to $1 then to free with a photo. The best part might have been its location on the sale rack, next to last, nestled behind various cams and carabiners all valued greater than free… Leather strap crafted from a worn out pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.