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Author Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Blackcraig1

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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 02/02/2009 17:10:07
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Hello,

Does anyone know of any sources of cheap, or reasonably priced, underground equipment? I'm looking for a new helmet, knee pads and possibly jacket or oversuit. I'm a student so the lower the price the better!

Cheers!

Chris
IP: 86.148.19.53
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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 02/02/2009 17:29:00
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No underground gear is "cheap" new as far as I'm aware. Confused

I get most of my new gear from Inglesport
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although it's not exactly cheap, they tend to do you a discount if you're buying a lot...

The other place worth looking is ebay, in the climbing/ mountaineering- caving/ potholing

I've mannaged to pick up some really good deals on 2nd hand gear (though I wouldn't buy 2nd hand srt gear)



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IP: 86.145.113.40 Edited: 03/02/2009 01:49:11 by (moderator)
robnorthwales

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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 02/02/2009 17:32:48
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I've used Caving Supplies a bit, prices are reasonable, and I've always had first class service from them.

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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 02/02/2009 23:55:32
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Amazingly bombproof camo waterproof overalls at your local military surplus place. Everything from a good strong overall to the ultimate radiation/chemical suit.....

I'm a big fan of surplus
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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 03/02/2009 00:23:49
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i agree, but if its SRT gear etc. i would recommend caving supply's every time! first rate service Thumb Up IP: 77.96.153.87
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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 03/02/2009 08:44:21
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You should also check out Bernies in Ingleton - its worth checking Inglesport next door and see who will give the best deal.They both have cafe's so it can be a pleasant afternoon.

I used to reccommend caving Supplies everytime but they are closed on Sundays which is unhelpful if you have made a trip to Derbyshire. You are unlikely to get a discount but advice is always very sound.

Mike
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Posted: 03/02/2009 11:15:06
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Aldi, Lidell, car boot, building site. Plenty of good helmets on the latter Big Grin

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Posted: 03/02/2009 14:53:39
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Try this one :- STAYSAFE(EU)LTD his site is down at the moment but give Mick a ring and do a deal.

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Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Posted: 04/02/2009 11:30:26
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I had a look at the site it says stuff is only available to order - nothing wrong with that but I like to try, feel and have advice.

In fact reading your email - Beaver products sold by Bernies are probably going to be best value.





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Mike
IP: 92.42.56.244 Edited: 04/02/2009 11:35:52 by Moorebooks
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