How salty are you talking? Sportsmansguide has PLCE sets for sale.
I ordered one just to see (for $40 it was cheaper than getting stuff shipped over from the UK) and the set I got was definitely used & abused, repair stitching, abrasions on the cordura, everything. Could've definitely been used in the sandbox, they sure looked like it at least.
Not as "pretty" as I like my items to usually be, but it was definitely worth $40.