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Woodbury commons

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Is it worth taking a day out of a trip to get here? Or is it better to stay in manhattan to shop? Just trying to get the pros and cons of it all thanks

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“Worth it” is a question only you can answer. We don’t know how much time you have in New York that you might be able to spend a day shopping at outlets. We don’t know if you like first quality items or seconds and last year styles. Etc,etc.

Lots of folks take that trip, so they just think it is Worth It. Many more do not take that trip.

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I personally wouldn’t do it. But others love it!

Where are you coming from? Are you likely to find merchandise you cannot get at home?

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Much of what is sold there are things that are especially made for discount stores like Woodbury.

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"Worth" taking a trip is something that only you can decide.

It's just under $35 for a round trip ticket. The bus ride is just over an hour. WC is an outdoor complex, so if you plan to go in the winter, make sure you are prepared.

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We used to go from CT about once a year but the last time we went there was nothing there for us anymore. Some of the stores we liked are gone and I don't even know what half of the stores sell. Seems to be mostly geared towards women's fashion.

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I'd recommend looking up what stores are there currently to see if they interest you and anyone else going with you.

Pros: It's an outlet! If you like outdoor outlet shopping and if you like the stores, you'll probably like it.

Cons: Distance and outdoors. If you don't like having to go outdoors to go between stores, especially depending on the time of year, it may not be for you. As others mentioned, it is a distance away from NYC, so consider that as well.

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"Made for outlet" merchandise can offer value for money for those who can assess product quality

Merchandise offered by places like Marshalls & TJ Maxx (& even many department & chain stores) are often made by the same middle man companies in the same factories and the inputs for retail pricing are pretty complex.

Are they exactly the same? Usually not. The question is are they appropriate for your needs

For a visitor IMO the decision to devote time & money to an outlet mall run partly depends on length of visit and how much you intend to buy. Sometimes a reasonable choice, other times not

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Thanks all. We are coming on Thursday for 5 nights. I personally don't want to do the trip. My wife who is a shopaholic does. Trying to convince her it's a bad idea lol.

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It's not necessarily a bad idea for someone who likes to shop. But do know that if you go on a weekend, it will be CROWDED!

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Tell her your internet friends say "it isn't worth it"

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