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Old 30 August 2011, 04:44   #1
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Where would be cheaper?

We need to buy some oilies, lifejackets etc. We're going to the boat show in Southampton - will there be offers on kit there, and if so are they generally better than the end-of-season deals in the chandlers? We're leaving Wales for the wilds of Surrey in a couple of days and there are a couple of things on offer in the chandlers here that I'm tempted to buy before we go. But if I see them lots cheaper in Southampton a fortnight later I shall be kicking myself. Though probably not as hard as He-Red.
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Old 30 August 2011, 05:01   #2
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In my experience, boat shows are no cheaper than the 'net or having a deal at your local chandlers. People go to shows expecting bargains & then work themselves up into a buying frenzy, when in reality you can get the same prices elsewhere & you don't have to lug it around all day.
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+1.

Check the net, I would also shell out for the best kit you can afford, the leading brands offshore stuff tends to last me 6-7 seasons of heavy use before they start to let water in.
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Yup, all good advice. Compare the prices of your local place with the online retailers. Bear in mind that at either your chandlery or at SIBS you will be able to try stuff on and get the size right.
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Yes, I am about to drag the 5 year old kicking and screaming to the chandlers.
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Old 30 August 2011, 09:10   #6
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