Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

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hufty
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby hufty » 16 Mar 2020, 8:09pm

hufty wrote:
andrew_s wrote:
hufty wrote:Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :(

I wouldn't write them off just yet.

Trekkertent are almost certainly a one-man company, and as such are likely to go on holiday sometimes. It's fairly likely that about now would be a good time, and that, being an outdoor type, the holiday would be somewhere out of reach.


Just an update to say that happily Trekkertent seem to be active as of late January 2020 - responding to emails, they had problems with their main account apparently and lost loads of enquiries.


And a final update to say after that shaky start and a five week wait, Marc at Trekkertent started layering on the excuses for not delivering before finally flaking out and refunding. No apology. I can make allowances for a one man band but this is no way to do business and the sooner he stops pretending to be a tent manufacturer the better. Avoid.
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Nebulous
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby Nebulous » 16 Mar 2020, 9:27pm

I've been watching this thread with regard to Trekkertent. I'm another very dissatisfied ex customer.
Promises unfulfilled and blame laid elsewhere. Completely unacceptable service.

Best avoided.
Ride, Eat, Sleep. Repeat

hamster
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby hamster » 19 Mar 2020, 11:55am

Who would have thought it, you get what you pay for...

hufty
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby hufty » 19 Mar 2020, 7:34pm

If I had ordered a DCF tent I'm sure the customer service would have been the same.
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nirakaro
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby nirakaro » 20 Mar 2020, 10:40am

hamster wrote:Who would have thought it, you get what you pay for...

Well, yeah, but taking that to its logical conclusion, you should always try to buy the most expensive item, at the highest price you can find. Which I'm not convinced is the wisest approach.

hamster
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby hamster » 20 Mar 2020, 10:44am

nirakaro wrote:
hamster wrote:Who would have thought it, you get what you pay for...

Well, yeah, but taking that to its logical conclusion, you should always try to buy the most expensive item, at the highest price you can find. Which I'm not convinced is the wisest approach.


Of course not, but there is somethng called 'suspiciously cheap'.

There's plenty of choice out there and you only have to look at the profit margins of shops and manufacturers to see that they are pricing sensibly. When most tents cluster at the £150-250 range then one that's at £50 should ring alarm bells.

nirakaro
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Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Postby nirakaro » 20 Mar 2020, 12:45pm

hamster wrote:
nirakaro wrote:
hamster wrote:Who would have thought it, you get what you pay for...

Well, yeah, but taking that to its logical conclusion, you should always try to buy the most expensive item, at the highest price you can find. Which I'm not convinced is the wisest approach.


Of course not, but there is somethng called 'suspiciously cheap'.

There's plenty of choice out there and you only have to look at the profit margins of shops and manufacturers to see that they are pricing sensibly. When most tents cluster at the £150-250 range then one that's at £50 should ring alarm bells.

You're right of course - most things look stupid when taken to the extreme. Common sense and discretion always wise - in both directions.