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January 3, 2013 12:53 PM   Subscribe

What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there?

To be specific, I'm not looking for deal-of-the-day sites like woot; I'm more interested in in-depth discussions of the very best in budget gear.
posted by lekvar to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
I should also specify that the forums can be broad or narrow in focus: pmwf.com and budgetlightforum.com are pretty focused on specific items, but reddit's /r/goodvalue is open to all suggestions. I'm interested in both.
posted by lekvar at 12:56 PM on January 3, 2013


It's a blog not a forum, but Dappered for men's style. They do have a separate forum, but the blog is the main part of the site.
posted by cnc at 12:57 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


For music gear there's the Gearslutz (not porn) sub-forum Low End Theory which in their words is all about "Big sounds out of small pockets, a don't-break-the-bank recording gear think-tank."
posted by Doleful Creature at 1:10 PM on January 3, 2013


A lot of the stuff on Cool Tools is pretty reasonably priced (and well reviewed). The comments are also pretty helpful.
posted by jquinby at 1:10 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Steep and Cheap is great for athletic, camping, & other outdoorsy gear.
posted by dialetheia at 4:40 PM on January 3, 2013


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