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    Do you mean Norman Blackburns in Huddersfield?

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    Ah, now that might be it. Is it still there?

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    Nope, it moved to Moldgreen and is still called Blackburns but Normans rummaging days are done!

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    Am OM meet and Rogers car is a good place for bargain gear.

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    Laughed out loud when I saw John Manning's post about Ben "you can have any colour you want, as long as it's green" Aaron's in Halifax.
    All the secondhand gear had the name and rank of the previous owner written inside in marker pen.

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    Just got back from a trek in Nepal and if you want decent gear at absolutely rock bottom prices it's worth setting your sights on a little Sherpa village called Namche Bazaar. Incredibly, The North Face have just set up an outlet there, in amongst the yak dung and the smoky lodges but even better is a Tibetan market where you can buy, what appears to be, TNF and Mountain Hardwear seconds for really low prices. Duvet jackets for less than £20, soft shells, trekking trousers, base layers, packs. I've never seen the Sherpas look so well dressed. The story I was given is that the Tibetan traders buy the seconds from outlets in China, bring them over the high passes into Nepal and sell them at this market in Namche. I've no idea how much truth there is in that story and I'm also well aware that the use of western labels on Nepalese gear is rife but even some of that home produced gear isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. My advice for anyone going trekking in the Everest region is not to waste your money in sub standard gear in Kathmandu but wait till you get to Namche Bazaar. It's a bargain hunters dream...

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    Sounds like a business proposition there.

    Go out, load up with cheap gear and bring it back to sell at huge profits. Were's me passport.....

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    If anyone's interested, The Outdoor Shop (see link, right) are doing some pretty good deals on boots and crampons...

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    Wing Commander??? Of an armoured Otter Squadron?? Armoured??? I tell you my respect for Otters is rapidly going downhill..... along with their military credibility.

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    Jeffrey - he's armed with a fish....lol

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    Aha! Chemical warfare eh? The stench of dead rotting fish causes the Otter's enemies to faint away or retreat gasping and gagging.

    I'm not sure that the Geneva convention tolerates the use of chemical warfare but as otters can't read and as this form of chemical warfare is non-lethal I suppose they can get away with it.

    Have otters ever considered making a useful contibution to society and becoming riot police?

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    "I'm only carrying out orders..."

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    Heil Otter!

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    What is this? OtterdoorMagic?

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    No no no! I'm not in charge! JJ pulls the strings! Can't you see?!

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    Ha! A spineless otter! Hiding behind a female otter eh? Cad! Bounder! IF your fellow otters knew about this I'm sure you'd be court martialed for bringing The Otterdom into disrespect.

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    I'm not sure whether anyone's still interested in cheap gear, but check out The Mountain Equipment Coop in Canada. It's not the same as Mountain Equipment and I don't think there's anything for otters though!!

    <A HREF='www.mec.ca'>www.mec.ca</a>

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    I thought this was a thread about bargain gear? Instead it's a load of otter tripe!

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    Mountain Equipment Co-Op stuff is very good quality gear for an amazing price. I've recently moved back to Canada and am right near their head office store, which is nice

    But ya, highly recommended, and they have good standards in fair labour, environmental impact, etc as well....which is pretty important when you consider our hobby.

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    OUtdoor shop seem to have a pre xmas sale on. Selected bargains include DMM Wallnuts full set at £49.99 instead of £70, also reductions on "peanuts" and "micro wallnuts".

    Must check the rest of the site for bargains.

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