/ Cheaper gear Legally. Blog post
That doesnít make me a technophobe, or maybe it does, I still use technology and I take my little Nexus 7 tablet into bothies so, if Iím there alone, I can watch a movie. This harmless little pass time has brought me much approbation, as if itís somehow immoral or unethical. I think thereís a place for technology, it allows us to do amazing things, itís getting the balance right thatís the trick, we shouldnít let it take over.
Enough of the grumpy old man lecture, youíre here to find out about how to get cheap gear.
Read more here http://johndburns.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/how-to-get-cheaper-gear-legally/
Not a lot of use for outdoor gear, but I get about £500 cashback buying the things I need for the cheapest price every year, things like car insurance, change utilities, phones, broadband etc.
+1 on this. I know folk love driving down a bargain but there are times when the expertise that these specialist retailers have is invaluable. Whether it's trying on a decent selection of boots or some firsthand advice on gear for certain venues or just stocking the invaluable little spares that some internet discount stores don't, these shops provide a service beyond just sales. If we stop using them, we'll lose them.
You'll be trying on boots in a shop and then buying them online next - and then complaining that there's nowhere left locally where you can buy decent gear.
There are plenty of ways to get good discounts at small independent shops : BMC discounts (typically 10%) and local club discounts, which are often 15% or more. For example, it looks like Tower Ridge offer 15% to Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking club members: http://www.bdhc.org.uk/links.html
I was in Mountain Leisure in Perth on Saturday and much of what I was looking for was cheaper there than it was in TISO. Add to that the excellent personal service and advice I would be more than happy to use them even if it was a few quid more expensive.
they also do 20% discount for public sector workers.
So you've single-handedly had all the unfrequented bothies trashed AND put all the local gear shops out of business. I hope you're pleased with yourself ;-)
Not sure theres much wrong with your blog thing. As far as I can see all the apostrophie's are in the right place.
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