Monday, 25 March 2013

You’re the one that I want!

As a result of having bought a couple of lucky bags from Terra-Nova before Christmas, last Monday I received an email about their final clearance sale. Just out of complete and utter curiosity and nosiness, I popped over to their site and had a look. I’m so glad I did!

There I found a Laser Competition for an unbelievable price. Now these items are reduced for a reason. They may be seconds, returns, repaired or Graded A, B or C because of some other reason or fault. The Laser I had found was Grade C, but after firing off an email to my Gear Guru Gayle (who wasn’t able to reply until after the event ‘cos she has a job of work!) and a little conversation with myself (in my head, I’m not completely mad) I decided to take a gamble and popped said tent into my basket. I had convinced myself that even as a sale item, this company has a reputation they wouldn’t want to damage by selling unusable items.

Said tent arrived and was unpacked in a flash and laid on the floor for close inspection.

Lasercomp 1

Ready for inspection

Lasercomp2

Very badly pitched due to lack of enough moveable, heavy furniture

After close inspection, I couldn’t find any reason for such a silly price, they must have exceptionally high standards. The seam at the bottom of the pole bag was unsewn, (I have had my needle and thread out) the tent has a very faint fusty smell (nothing that a bit of fresh air won’t cure!) and the tension tape between the pole ends may be twisted, (but I’ll have another look at that, it may be the inner just needs untwisted)

So, all in all, I think, personally, that the £84!!!! with free P&P was an absolute bargain! I’m dead chuffed, never thought I’d own one of these and I’ve had a secret wish for one for a long time. Very excited about May now!!

10 comments:

blogpackinglight said...

Bargain. You might want to look at my Laser Comp mods http://blogpackinglight.wordpress.com/laser-comp-mods/

It's a good tent, although I prefer the Scarp.

Louise said...

I have David on your mods, he's the engineer of the family and is likely to make more sense of them than me! I have looked though and decided I need to pitch 'the tent' (yet to be named...) and have photos of your mods in front of me for it all to become clear. Bargain indeed!

Alan R said...

Good tent, great price. Very lucky.
Look forward to seeing it in April?

Louise said...

Delighted with my new toy!

Unfortunately we won't make it in April, my mother is having a few slight difficulties and we've changed a few plans, shame as I was really looking forward to it. Next time!

Laura said...

Looks good! I suppose you might need to check it for leaks? - a night in the garden should do it........!

Louise said...

Yep, had that in mind. Hopefully it will be fine, but I know a man who's a dab hand at seam-sealing...

Anonymous said...

Seam-sealing, modifications and a day job! What a star!!

Louise said...

I only have the very best ;-)

FellBound said...

Glad to see that somebody else likes to pitch their tent indoors. Chair legs make excellent guying points.

Louise said...

I just don't have the patience to wait until I can take them outdoors, plus I like to check them out in private rather than make an arse of myself in public!