Author Topic: BARGAIN THREAD  (Read 86163 times)

RogerA

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #495 on: 16:45:53, 06/03/18 »
I'm thinking of getting another pair of boots - am wondering about Altbergs but have never seen anywhere I can try them on. Any ideas of outlets that stock them to work out whether they suit me before I start stalking the web for a cheap pair?

kinkyboots

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #496 on: 17:03:30, 06/03/18 »
Find your local stockists here http://www.altberg.co.uk/stockists/

Look for the Premier Retailers with the Red Flags on the map as they should carry a larger range and have better measuring and fitting facilities available.

http://www.staffordoutdoor.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=Alt-Berg

http://www.lockwoods.com/index.php?searchStr=Altberg&act=viewCat



Welsh Rambler

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #497 on: 20:37:50, 06/03/18 »

People are given them for their job role.
Armed forces did/do dish them out along with certain roles in police forces etc. Probably others. 
They might be due a new pair after a period of time and there is nothing wrong with their current ones so sell them on. Or leave their role and take what they can etc.
I wear them in my job role but for some reason never thought about wearing them out hiking etc.
Thanks Dan1902 for the explanation. I shall give them a try  O0  My current Brashers have given me very good service but no longer made.
Regards Keith

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #498 on: 21:07:14, 06/03/18 »
Gave my new Alt-Bergs a run out, 2 15 mile walks through the snow, second walk was through wet, slushy snow. The boots were very comfortable, good fit and waterproof. Also bought some Leder-Grese, which i applied today. Not too sure if the boots needed it, but what the hell. Look after your gear and your gear will look after you! All in all Im very happy. A pair of leather winter walking boots for 65; a bargain.

Jac

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #499 on: 10:18:50, 07/03/18 »
Thanks Dan1902 for the explanation. I shall give them a try  O0  My current Brashers have given me very good service but no longer made.
Regards Keith

and, if similar to my old ones, the new version is a completely different animal - shape/fit/quality of leather/lace hooks(locking hook is useless), even insoles all different and IMHO poorer.
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

Welsh Rambler

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #500 on: 21:14:04, 12/03/18 »
Maybe this is the reason https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/royal-marine-sold-commando-boots-1328904 why there are so many Altberg boots for sale second hand on Ebay  :o


Regards Keith

Jac

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #501 on: 11:17:53, 13/03/18 »
Maybe this is the reason https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/royal-marine-sold-commando-boots-1328904 why there are so many Altberg boots for sale second hand on Ebay  :o

Regards Keith
:o
Wonder if the supply will dry up now
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

RogerA

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #502 on: 11:54:34, 13/03/18 »
:o
Wonder if the supply will dry up now

Bound to now I've started looking :)

sussamb

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #503 on: 18:18:15, 13/03/18 »
Where there's a will ...

kinkyboots

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #504 on: 11:33:50, 14/03/18 »
Altberg Fremington Ladies 2/3 Season Boots Size 5 Extra Wide Fit @ 30 listed as unworn (Southville, Bristol area). Current RRP for these is 164.99

https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-footwear/unworn-hiking-boots-size-5.5/1282685239


These have been relisted with  the price reduced to 25 - that's a cracking bargain for anyone within travelling distance of Southville, Bristol.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/clothing-boots/size-5.5-walking-boots/1290658045


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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #505 on: 15:24:14, 14/03/18 »
My local Aldi (Havant) has down sleeping bags for 29.99 down from 39.99!

No temperature rating, but green mummy with full length two way zip and a claimed weight of 950g. I took one out to inspect it, and found it impossible to get back into its stuff sack - the down was that springy!

Sorely tempted - but I've enough sleeping bags already, and it's not particularly light.

Other branches may have them as well.

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #506 on: 19:49:02, 15/03/18 »
[size=1rem]Altberg Mallerstang mens walking boots Size 9 (wide fitting) Mansfield on Preloved 50 ovno Good condition [size=1rem]
[size=1rem]https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/117341336/altberg-mallerstang-mens-walking-boots.html?link=%2Fsearch%3Fkeyword%3Daltberg%26sectionId%3D2177

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« Last Edit: 11:52:30, 16/03/18 by sussamb »
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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #509 on: 17:59:56, 16/03/18 »
That's good too. Tesco used to do a good deal on a double pack but that's no longer available it seems.
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