“What does "factory seconds" mean?”

Asked by Virginia from Wisconsin on 4/19/2017 6:40:17 AM
  • my understanding of "factory 2nds" is that there is a problem with the product that Carhartt cant charge full price. I have purchased 2 items that were "factory 2nds" that were Carhartt products. I could not find a problem with either one. I have been very pleased with them.
    Answered on 4/19/2017 7:07:38 AM by Jed the Farmer from Pennsylvania
  • Hi Virginia! I ordered these for my husband. There's a stamp on them that says "irregular". That could perhaps be what it means? I can honestly say he notices zero difference in the fit and quality between these and the super expensive pair we bought elsewhere last year.
    Answered on 4/19/2017 10:09:21 AM by Meagan from Maine
  • 2nds: Minor cosmetic blemishes or irregularities which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is usually clipped by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings.

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    Answered on 4/20/2017 9:23:43 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • Factory seconds just means that there is some slight flaw or irregularity somewhere on the item, usually a few stitches out of place or maybe a small snag somewhere in the material. Most are not even noticeable even if looking for them. But since they r not "perfect" companies can't sell them at full price so they have outlet stores or other retailers who sell them as factory seconds.
    Answered on 4/21/2017 1:20:33 PM by BrentsGirl from Sonoma, CA