Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    With these companies... Vent at them in a polite but firm manner..
    It's of little consolation but they often will send you or email you a voucher for discount.
    "Shy lads & lasses, get no spogs" :whistling:
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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Yes, good tactic is to tell them you're frustrated, but you understand it's not the customer agent's fault and you'd just like them to relay the message about your dissatisfaction. This usually gets them on your side.
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  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Ordered from blacks a few months ago, 2 micro fleece jumpers and got an email saying only 1 in stock but tried charging me delivery for 1.. rang to cancel and got free delivery ...
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  4. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    No - Blacks Matters
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  5. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    oo, controversial
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  7. SteveMat

    SteveMat Summit Camper

    Blacks order cancelled and refunded, except for the postage, which will apparently be refunded at a later date, bah! :D
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  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  9. Gneiss Boots

    Gneiss Boots Summit Camper

    Me too. A couple of times. Blacks Online now unsubscribed from email and I would not believe their website at all. Probably a clever scam as suggested to get people look in, buy something else or a means to affect search engine results etc and so drive another part of the business. A shame as local shop to me had helpful team in and I think they were enduring the same in trying to keep shelves stocked.
  10. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Blacks, Go Outdoors and a few other crap shops are part of the same stable, Go-outdoors have been at this online con for a good few months now, just have a look at their reviews on trust pilot the reviews specifically from online sales tell a story. I got strung along by them for over a month a few months back, I won't use them again
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  11. Michael_x

    Michael_x Section Hiker

    Sad to see. Go Outdoors Sheffield in the past has generally been a good experience for me. Blacks went downhill a lot, many years ago, then levelled off as an upmarket Millets. Millets, well, Millets. Sadly Yeoman's died a while back. Cotswold can be OK, prices can be good or awful. Trekkit, still good. Outside, Hathersage, excellent.
  12. simplerandomwalk

    simplerandomwalk Summit Camper

  13. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Must agree with you on Outside in Hathersage, know what they are talking about staff. The same goes for Alpkit there as well.
  14. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  15. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  16. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

  17. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

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  18. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Yankee dolla down to 76p, bargin buys
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  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'd wait a bit longer...
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  20. Micksjoiner

    Micksjoiner Trail Blazer

    When the rate goes down,what do you folks have on your wish list,personally iam thinking about getting on the tarptent wagon.
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  21. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  22. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

  23. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers for that reply, I'm tempted for my p30. In fairness nothing for me charges quicker than the supplied huawei plug.
  24. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Anker claims it's faster on iPhone 11 series due to intelligent charging than Apple's own 18w charger.

    Do you mean using a P20 charger with iPhone or with P20, because P20 uses its own proprietary tech on their own phones (not familiar with P20, but did a quick search).
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  25. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I have found the charger no faster than the stock 18w iPhone charger. I will be back in Devon in just over a week. I will bring it back to Scotland and do a side by side empty charge test. The P20 charger is 40w and charges the iPhone and P20 a lot faster as you would expect.

    The main charger I use at my desk is a ESR Official USB C PD Charger 41W which supports USB C power delivery for my iPad and has 2 USB A ports for other devices, personal and work phones normally.

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