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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #465 on: 20:46:30, 31/12/17 »
I stand corrected, should be Sports Direct, my mistake, but the stock the Bangor branch has, is very impressive.

Daveyboy

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Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Reply #466 on: 21:01:52, 31/12/17 »
SealSkin eh ???


www.sportsdirect.com/brands




Jackanory  ??? ??? ???

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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« Reply #467 on: 21:13:08, 31/12/17 »
They certainly have a fair number of SealSkin gloves, some waterproof others just warm layered affairs.
SealSkin is certainly not a product that Sports Direct stock, as i cannot remember ever seeing high quality walking gear in any of their stores.

Their Bangor branch, is one of their major superstores, and they currently have a huge range of clothing, mostly spors related but a lot  of it walking related gear as well.


There was far too much stock to sift through quickly, you had to visibly check each item, and look for your particular size.


Not many mediums or large, but mostly XL and some XXL, big enough for two of me.

They even have a glut of Skins compression clothing, another product range i do not remember seeing there.

All i can think of, is that Sports Direct have acquired a large amount of stock, either from other stores, or from another retailer.

Most of the gear is being sold off in considerable bulk, there must be at least a hundred or more of these Graghopper waterproofs, and non waterproof jackets, none costing more than £60.

By what i could see, the GoreTex jackets were in silly sizes such as XXL or even larger, so the stock must have been difficult for someone to move.

Most of the gloves were cheap Karrimor or similar brand, but there were a significant amount of SealSkin items, well below retail price.


They came from somewhere, and i suppose a company as large as Sports Direct have the financial power to buy up large amounts of stock they know they can sell quickly if its discounted heavily enough.
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Peter

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« Reply #468 on: 13:19:39, 03/01/18 »

Cave & Crag are a long-established shop based in Settle.  It looks like they may holding a closing down sale, so I don't think it's a scam.


I can confirm it is a closing down sale, place is nearly empty. No doubt the items refunded were sold in the shop before they had chance to grab the stock. They have been very busy.



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« Reply #469 on: 16:01:25, 03/01/18 »
50% off was a good sale plus go outdoors must have got stung by the amount of people getting a price match.

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« Reply #470 on: 14:21:58, 04/01/18 »
50% off was a good sale plus go outdoors must have got stung by the amount of people getting a price match.


Interesting thought.. a scam.. we open up an internet shop advertising whatever you want so that Go are obliged to price match.
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« Reply #471 on: 19:59:35, 04/01/18 »
Yes Peter.  Be nice to pick up items at 60% off again.

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« Reply #472 on: 00:24:15, 12/01/18 »

Interesting thought.. a scam.. we open up an internet shop advertising whatever you want so that Go are obliged to price match.
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Go Outdoors did price match with that site.
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« Reply #473 on: 00:30:53, 12/01/18 »
The web site was  being updated when I placed my order, I dont think the owners kept an eye on it, hence running out of stock. It could have been better managed!

The thing with that site/company is. I assume by the website look & retirement. It's a sole owner at latter age, who not up on internet thing. Hasn't updated the stock levels online with people coming into the shop?
Though great for bartering with Go outdoors price match +10%.  I wish the guy a happy retirement, as I saved loads.  O0

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« Reply #474 on: 17:26:31, 13/01/18 »
Altberg Fremington Ladies 2/3 Season Boots Size 5Ĺ 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


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« Reply #475 on: 16:48:19, 14/01/18 »
Millets are selling Berghaus Cornice Goretex jackets in blue at £125 https://www.millets.co.uk/mens/206927-berghaus-mens-cornice-interactive-jacket-iii.html if you like a long jacket.

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« Reply #476 on: 22:27:01, 14/01/18 »
Looks a nice jacket.  If you want one mail-order, you could go for one of these :-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01IMV08U0
One wonders how many of these jackets are sold by Outdoorkit Ltd  -  or even Outdoor Shop K2  !


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« Reply #478 on: 14:40:08, 09/02/18 »
Berghaus Hillmasters (mens and womens sizes) going cheap at Gaynor Sports, link to mens: https://www.gaynors.co.uk/footwear-c119/mens-c121/boots-c126/berghaus-mens-hillmaster-ii-gtx-p756

Quite a lot of stuff discounted in fact.
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« Reply #479 on: 23:06:57, 09/02/18 »
Use code 'ramble' in the Millets web page and the Hillmaster 11 GTX are £93.50.
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