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#1 Hatton's Dave

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:15

Morning All,

 

We have just launched our Sale of the Century on our website.

 

We've discounted over 1000 overstocked lines to bargain prices covering multiple scales and a wide range of manufacturers.

 

OO Gauge

 

N Gauge

 

O Gauge

 

Diecast

 

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All items have limited stocks and may sell out quickly so we encourage placing your orders so you don't miss out.

 

The sale will end on Monday 31st December 2018 (or whilst stocks last).

 

 

Cheers,

 

Dave


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:32

Ok there are some bargains in there, but I am not tempted no, not at all, not at all, maybe another Black Motor.

 

O gauge steam locos under £150.......


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#3 JohnR

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:37

I'm not sure I can justify another large order this month.... but some of those bargains are tempting...


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:39

How can it be the “Sale of the Century” if it’s not “Live, from Norwich...”?

Paul
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:41

Jings! - Crivvens!!  - Help m' Boab !!!!!


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:45

How can it be the “Sale of the Century” if it’s not “Live, from Norwich...”?

Paul

 

Just about the only sign of life there has ever been from Norwich - apart from Alan Partridge.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:48

How can it be the “Sale of the Century” if it’s not “Live, from Norwich...”?

Paul

Do you know where Hatton's second warehouse might be,,,


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#8 Jol Wilkinson

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:59

Just about the only sign of life there has ever been from Norwich - apart from Alan Partridge.

Ever been there? Wonderful place.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:21

Must resist buying a GWised ROD. At £54 it’s so tempting
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:30

That's brilliant I bought the LSWR terrier last week at full price. From tower. My timing is brilliant as normal.

Slightly miffed of north wales
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:34

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Well although there are some VERY good bargains there many are just a little off the going price elsewhere, so I think "sale of the century" is a little over-the-top.  However, I think it much better having a sale now when parents/grandparents (and wifes, partners and sweethearts) can buy for Christmas presents is much better than a January sale).

 

A shame (but rather unsurprising) to see the competing Class 71s and Adams Radials being well represented.

 

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:36

That's brilliant I bought the LSWR terrier last week at full price. From tower. My timing is brilliant as normal.

Slightly miffed of north wales

 

Don't worry - I've just tried twice to buy a couple of sale items, only to receive at the end of the process the message that their sales system is too busy to process the order, so try again later - the items having in the meantime been deleted from the basket, necessitating starting the whole tiresome process all over again (complete with searches full of useless (to me) 2nd hand items, N gauge items, etc).

 

Paul 



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:42

Nice to be able to rake-in some colliery stock for my East Lothian late-sixties fiction at noughties prices, and a few more maroon Margate MkIs at pocket money prices.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:43

Don't worry - I've just tried twice to buy a couple of sale items, only to receive at the end of the process the message that their sales system is too busy to process the order, so try again later - the items having in the meantime been deleted from the basket, necessitating starting the whole tiresome process all over again (complete with searches full of useless (to me) 2nd hand items, N gauge items, etc).

 

Paul 

 

Sorry about this Paul. Would you be able to provide any more information regarding this error so I can pass it over to the IT team?

 

A screenshot may be useful as well.

 

In the meantime it may be best to either give us a call (0151 733 3655) or if you let us know your phone number by email (info@hattons.co.uk) or Livechat then we can call you back so you don't miss out on anything.

 

 

Cheers,

Dave



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:47

Thanks for the mail.

 

I am giving up buying stuff right away in future. Looking at stuff there and one item in particular a 1/48 lightning I bought some time back (not from Hattons) at  £131 quid now £95 grates me a fair bit. 

 

Are the prices initially OTT in the 1st place hence they products do not shift enough, do people think the prices are not value for money, Stuff sit there and then the massive price drops.

 

Luckily I passed on a 2nd hand Heljan class 33 in a Dublin show at €95.00, Brand new on is £66.00. Looks like I will be pressing buy on that one.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:28

Sorry about this Paul. Would you be able to provide any more information regarding this error so I can pass it over to the IT team?

 

A screenshot may be useful as well.

 

In the meantime it may be best to either give us a call (0151 733 3655) or if you let us know your phone number by email (info@hattons.co.uk) or Livechat then we can call you back so you don't miss out on anything.

 

 

Cheers,

Dave

 

Er... Despite doing nothing, I've now had confirmation emails that both (identical) orders actually went through. Which is unfortunate... (I had checked at the time before attempting to place the 2nd order, and the items were not listed in the pre-orders section of my account. So at least two parts of the system claimed I hadn't ordered anything.).

 

Ah well: looks like I'm getting even more than I bargained for!

 

Paul



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:55

Er... Despite doing nothing, I've now had confirmation emails that both (identical) orders actually went through. Which is unfortunate... (I had checked at the time before attempting to place the 2nd order, and the items were not listed in the pre-orders section of my account. So at least two parts of the system claimed I hadn't ordered anything.).

 

Ah well: looks like I'm getting even more than I bargained for!

 

Paul

 

How peculiar. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this Paul.

 

I believe one of my colleagues has located your order(s) and has tried to contact you but I think you may have been on the line to the Helpdesk already.

 

In any case, the duplicate has been cancelled and refunded. 

 

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Dave


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:16

How peculiar. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this Paul.

I believe one of my colleagues has located your order(s) and has tried to contact you but I think you may have been on the line to the Helpdesk already.

In any case, the duplicate has been cancelled and refunded.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


Cheers,

Dave


All sorted, thanks, as is usual with Hattons impeccable customer service. Though the nice man said how slow their computers were today - presumably overloaded with bargain-hunters.

Paul

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:28

Bachmann O1 for £59 - just what I wanted to cut up to make an O4/8 (aka Hornby mag). And I nearly paid £79 when I read the article!

 

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:49

I can't afford myself another purchase this months.

 

So I bought myself an olive green Maunsell and a 2nd hand Bournemouth Belle 12-wheel Pullman cars extension pack. :scratchhead:


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 13:05

Jings! - Crivvens!! - Help m' Boab !!!!!


I remember that. Oor Wullie Christmas annuals from a neighbour, 50 odd years ago.

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#22 Joseph_Pestell

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 13:44

Ever been there? Wonderful place.

 

I have actually. A previous partner had good friends there.

 

One of my favourite UK cities.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 13:52

Top stuff, just picked up a Hornby R3344 Network Rail Class 31 for £99...now that's a bargain!!!


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#24 GeoffAlan

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 14:23

I've just blagged an 03from Graham Farish. Good price and one I'd been umming and arring about for a month or more.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 14:48

Awe no !   Must refrain, must refrain.

 

Still to all those that say the days of discounts are over, it would appear not!


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