Valerie Root
When is the next REI GARAGE SALE

If you are an REI Co-op member, then there is a high likelihood that you have at one time or another asked, 'When is the next REI garage sale?'

Unfortunately, REI's website is not easily navigated to answer this question quickly.

It takes at least five steps and some poking around to find out, 'When is the next REI garage sale?'

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I found this ridiculous and frustrating, mainly because the only reason I ever check their website was to find out the upcoming REI garage sale dates for my local store. 

That's why I wrote this article, first, to explain how you can find your store's garage sale dates on REI's website. It really is ridiculously complicated.

Second, to tell you that I've created an easier way by writing an article for every single REI store that includes the store's upcoming garage sale dates. 

All you have to do is go to my article REI Garage Sale Dates By Store and find your store in your state.

How Has Covid-19 Affected REI Garage Sales In 2021?

If you have ventured out to your local REI Co-op lately then you may have seen what looked like a mini-garage sale going on  in the parking lot. 

The new Covid inspired motto at REI is 'Our Garage Sales are always on!'

This is the REI Covid 19 Garage Sale. No more huge jaw dropping wait in line all night for the best deals in the world REI Garage Sales. 

Yes, Covid even took the garage sale from us.

BUT, REI our rock, has thrown us hope because on their website they specifically say that the garage sales 'are paused for now'. 

I've walked through the the 'always on' garage sales a couple of times and there wasn't much, always plenty of shoes to shop from.

Why anyone would ever buy new shoes when they could buy 'new' shoes at the REI garage sale for half the price, I don't know. 

We shop at the REI San Diego Co-op and there always is a lot of tents, even now, comment down below the most common items you see at your REI with your city. 

I'm interested if everyone is overrun with shoes or if San Diegans are horribly picky and return them at a much higher rate? 

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March 14th, 2020

April 18th, 2020

June 13th, 2020

July 18th, 2020

August 15th, 2020

September 19th, 2020

October 24th, 2020

December 5th, 2020

January 2nd, 2021

Update 6/11/21 - Hopefully, we will be able to update this list with late 2021 or early 2022 Garage Sale dates...

An article for your store will appear that has all the garage sale dates. 

Bookmark your store page and check back occasionally to see if your store has recently added a new garage sale date. 

What Is REI Garage Sale?

The REI garage sale is a clearance sale that each store holds in its parking lot to sell returned items at hugely discounted prices. 

REI offers a one-year hassle-free return policy, so most items that are being sold are returned still new and unused for whatever the reason. 

The words have gotten out that REI Co-op members can purchase brand new gear for half the price at the garage sales. 

Consequently, the REI garage sale has become a popular event with people camping out the night before to be the first in line.

Learn 'What is REI garage sale?' in our article REI Garage Sale - What to know before you go!


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How To Find Your Stores Next REI Garage Sale

I don't know why, but REI's website does not make it easy to find your store's garage sale dates. 

Fortunately for you, we have written an article for every REI store that includes their garage sale dates! 

You can quickly find your store's garage sale dates by CLICKING HERE

But, if you are dead set on getting there through the REI site, here are the steps you'll need to take. 

First, you will need to go to the REI Garage Sale page.

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Once there, click on the 'Check your store for details' button. 

Find your store on the REI store locator and directory page by selecting the state your store is in. Please select your store to be taken to the page with its classes, tours, and events. 

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REI stores can have multiple garage sale dates, and the default sort on this page is by date. 

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To more easily find the upcoming garage sale dates, you can change the sort function from date to 'Name: A-Z.' 

Once you sort the classes, tours, and events alphabetically, move through the pages and look for the M's. 

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You will see the title of 'Members Only Garage Sale!' with the upcoming time and date if your store has any garage sales scheduled. 

Or you can just go to our REI stores page by state and find your store's garage sale dates. 

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