I don't know whether any of you have tried this sort of outlet for equipment, but it could be worth a try for good quality stuff on the cheap. I have a couple in the area. One does shows periodically at a local hotel while the other works out of a bricks and mortar store in a light industrial complex not far from where I live.
Like thrift shops, you have to be willing to check in from time-to-time as investory is constantly changing. Fortunately I have a friend at the club I work at who is always on the lookout for something new and will be quick to show me his latest treasures.
I went to the bricks and mortar store today (after being given the heads up) and found a whole heap of new inventory on hand. They had a fairly large lot of Taylormade and Adams woods and rescues, both new in plastic and lightly used demos. I came home with a TM SLDR Rescue 4 with a Fujikura Speeder shaft that had been barely hit for $50 amongst some other soft goods that I had gone to look at in the first place.
I gave it a hit when I got home and was getting consistent results on the half dozen swings I made. It was tailing off to the right pretty good so I may need to make an adjustment with the hosel, but other than that, it seems like a reasonable punt for the money extended. If it doesn't work out to my liking, then I can move it in the spring and perhaps even make a bit of a profit.
Today was the first time that I've gone into either of these outlets and come out with anything of significance, but it just goes to show you that if you persist you can be rewarded. I know that it's a trial and error approach to equipment, but when you see what they are charging for custom ordered gear from a fitting it's hard to see how you can go far wrong with this approach if you have a half of an idea what might work and what might not.