Hatton's Sale of the Century

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Hatton's Sale of the Century

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Post by RogerB » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:17 am

I expect most folk on here are in the Hatton's e-mail circulation list, but just in case this sale is now on. R-
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Post by Mr Bones » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:51 am

Oh so tempting :shock:
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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:00 am

I looked at both parts and there wasn’t a single thing that caught my eye. I think I must have peaked. Have to wait until next century.
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Post by yelrow » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 am

I must agree nothing there that appealed.

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Post by keef » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 pm

I have purchased a few small items from the sale list.Due to P&P costs I need to buy a few things to make it worthwhile.Parcel Van and some wagons.I have had nothing but good experiences when purchasing from Hattons and couple of other On line stores.Due to my location it is my only method of buying new stock.Once or twice a year I travel to my NEAREST , yes NEAREST,model shop only 3500km away from my home.You can't beat seeing new products on shelves or in cabinets and being able to pick up and handle items for a close inspection. If you are lucky enough to have a local model shop,closer than 3500km away,enjoy visiting and supporting them as much as you can.It would be a shame to lose these.
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Post by yelrow » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:10 pm

Keef, agree. I live in the middle of rural France, with no model shop within a 50 mile radius. I have used Hattons, until they changed their delivery agent. He will not deliver to my village (DHL). Have discussed with Hattons, but they are contracted to DHL.

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Post by Mr Bones » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:30 pm

Is there no one in the UK you could get them delivered to who could then forward them on by another means? I know it means extra cost, but depending on the initial savings it might be worth it.
You could always send them to me and I'll forward them on - honest guvnor ;) The cheques in the post :D
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Post by Montfort » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:05 pm

yelrow wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:10 pm
Keef, agree. I live in the middle of rural France, with no model shop within a 50 mile radius. I have used Hattons, until they changed their delivery agent. He will not deliver to my village (DHL). Have discussed with Hattons, but they are contracted to DHL.
I live in the middle of nowhere in France and I ordered a lot of things from Hatton's without any issue. The French Post delivered all my parcels in my mailbox or directly in my hands. I never used DHL.

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Post by yelrow » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:30 pm

I had no choice, only DHL offered. I would be very happy to have delivery by colissimo. Chrono post won’t deliver to me either. When a parcel arrives in France, there are 3 options, you are not consulted, parcels are divided equally between la poste, DPD and chronopost. That is the system. I know as I have spoken to all 3 head offices. Hattons have à returns system using DHL, as well. Believe me, I have tried. Spoken to Hattons boss, as well. You can’t buy flexi track, as now neither UK post or French, will accept, due to length. Taint easy

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Post by RFS » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:36 pm

I looked at a few things but wasn't impressed. For example, Hornby's rebuilt Merchant Navy 35030 reduced from £136 to £129. Not a big reduction and all it does is match the current price at Rails of Sheffield ….
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