We've been fortunate enough to have been given 2 Le Creuset pieces as gifts. We bought our 7-1/2 qt dutch oven on sale at a Great Indoors which was shutting its doors. Finally, we added a large stock pot available at Tuesday Morning - and it comes with full warranty, not a factory second like many/most items at Ross/Marshalls/TJMaxx.
And now, coming to our area at the end of March, none other than a Le Creuset outlet store. I can't wait for that.
Also, competition for Le Creuset has been "heating" up, with competitors such as Calphalon and a few others stepping into the game. I would look for the prices of this cookware to come down in the near future.