“What does “factory 2nds” mean?”

Asked by nollie from calorado on 3/10/2017 12:54:57 AM
  • Factory seconds are products that have a cosmetic blemish and did not pass the quality control of the company. They should be structurally sound with the only blemish being the problem
    Answered on 3/10/2017 3:53:13 AM by Ian from NY
  • It means that they did not pass quality control at Red Wing. However, I believe their process is so strenuous that some boots just can't pass. Therefore, consumers like us get an opportunity to buy them at a discounted price. I cannot find any mistakes on the pair I bought from STP. And besides, they have such a great return policy that if you did not like the pair you bought you could exchange them. I hope this helps. Seconds usually means a stitching error or something might not be dead center etc...
    I hope this helps. Blessings
    Answered on 3/10/2017 7:23:39 AM by Johnny Rad from Washington
  • 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 3/10/2017 9:45:47 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post