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Re: Hattons
« Reply #195 on: June 29, 2017, 06:55:29 pm »
Quote from Dave Barry (author) - "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness".  :worried: I am saying no more!

I used to think I was a hobbyist, but it is quite acceptable to be called a collector as well, which expands the possibilities of acquisition a hundredfold, before the term illness need be applied.

And if the collection becomes too great, you can always call it a shop, or a pension plan.

HTH
Bob

A good thought, Bob.

And as a fully paid up member of Mental Illnesses Anonymous I can testify to the wholly different and far more pleasurable experience of playing and/or collecting model trains.
Mike

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #196 on: June 29, 2017, 10:37:01 pm »

And if the collection becomes too great, you can always call it a shop, or a pension plan.


Those are brilliant responses for when 'somebody' says "what, another one?".  :thumbsup:
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #197 on: June 29, 2017, 11:03:28 pm »
It's really only a half joke, isn't it? Locomotives (taken care of) hold their value well, if not spectacularly. I know I have older NA stock that I've sold for way more than I paid for them long ago.
Spend as little as possible on what you need so you can spend as much as possible on what you want.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #198 on: June 29, 2017, 11:08:31 pm »
It's really only a half joke, isn't it? Locomotives (taken care of) hold their value well, if not spectacularly. I know I have older NA stock that I've sold for way more than I paid for them long ago.

If you buy cheaply and judiciously, then repair properly there are still lots of "broken" models on eBay and at shows that you can double your money on. The key is to ensure the bodywork is still pristine.

I guess there will always be people who buy without the skills to maintain their models.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #199 on: June 30, 2017, 07:51:43 pm »
Anyone else having trouble in ordering from Hattons web site ?

I get as far as the payment page and then I get a 404 message.

Best regards,


Joe
P.S. I'm in France

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2017, 08:36:12 pm »
Anyone else having trouble in ordering from Hattons web site ?
I've had problems when using Firefox. Had to switch to Chrome to place the order.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #201 on: June 30, 2017, 09:27:49 pm »
I've just had the same problem - trying to order from the US I got an "error" message. Tried twice, no deal.

I have had success in the past, so I don't know what's going on.
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Re: Hattons
« Reply #202 on: June 30, 2017, 09:30:09 pm »



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Re: Hattons
« Reply #203 on: June 30, 2017, 10:30:20 pm »
Okay, why did that work!  :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule: :confusedsign:
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Re: Hattons
« Reply #204 on: July 05, 2017, 01:18:47 am »
So far, I've had largely good experiences with Hatton's. Of course it takes longer for things to get to me in the US, but they arrive, safe and sound.

They are timely with email responses, and are helpful and friendly.

Concerning prices...even when prices are close or other shops beat Hatton's by a bit...Hatton's wins so much on shipping that I end up going with them.

Spend as little as possible on what you need so you can spend as much as possible on what you want.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #205 on: August 11, 2017, 03:48:22 pm »
Do be careful when checking the 2nd hand section, they must have got some temporary staff in over the holidays.

This is not a DCC-ready Farish 101.

This is Farish, not Minitrix.

This is Minitrix, not Farish.

This is also Farish, not Minitrix.

I noted the coach errors on the enquiry form a few days ago and got a fairly quick response saying they would correct them...
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Re: Hattons
« Reply #206 on: August 11, 2017, 05:20:51 pm »
I have found that if you order for 4.00 standard delivery, your order can languish for days and days.
Sometimes long enough to find a better deal on line and cancel.

But I have now taken to paying for next day delivery, and boy do they jump! Its only 3 extra, and its good to imagine them running around the warehouse to meet the delivery schedule :)

Bob

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #207 on: August 12, 2017, 07:50:30 am »
I left a question on Hattons' site at 9.45 last night. They sent  an very full answer at 7.43 this morning - on a Saturday.

I'm impressed  :)

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #208 on: August 18, 2017, 03:22:49 pm »
Hello.
I've just placed an order at Hatton's and selected a shipping method for a given price.
Now I've received an email saying that the parcel is too big for this method and I have to pay more. That's strange since their web site automatically calculates the shipping cost based on the weights of the items selected...
If the web site is not properly configured, this is their responsibility, not mine.
Furthermore, in France, once you have announced a price to your customer, you are not allowed to suddenly increase it. Is there the same law in UK ?
Thanks by advance for your views.

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Re: Hattons
« Reply #209 on: August 18, 2017, 03:30:52 pm »
Is it a large item? Maybe its too large in size rather than weight.....
 :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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