Just gotta air this…
MEC has now totally and utterly contravened what they once - at least to me - were all about and represented.
Quality gear, clothing, accessories, great pricing, membership had its benefits, and their in-house brand was always in the "great choice" well priced category of goods to be bought.
Fast forward to today - not only are they carrying more [uber upscale] name brand stuff, the name brand stuff they're carrying is priced higher than many of the "boutique" shops here in Whistler :drool: Secondly, my wife goes down there to peruse some kids stuff and was totally appalled at the pricing of their "in house" gear and actually asked the floor staff WTF was up. Guy apparently sheepishly said "we've been getting a lot of this kind of feedback from our members and the general public. It's just that, um, well, our target audience and demographic has shifted significantly, so we have to shift with it". Seriously, dafuq!?!?!?!? :censored:
Just looked at some hard goods (ski/mountaineering gear) - their online prices are almost 30% more than what's currently available locally here in Whistler.
Bye bye MEC - you were at one time a solid place for real people to get real consumer items. Your new "direction" sucks and I hope when the cookie crumbles, you're left firing your board and begging to reassemble the crumbs left behind. You're f*cking the very people that made you great. A$$holes!!
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