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Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GollyGee » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:27 pm

I love researching camping gear. I have a couple of online sites that I seem to return to often.

http://www.campstuff.com.au
http://www.evosport.com.au
http://discountcamping.com.au
http://kangarootentcity.com.au - seem to end up here when researching tents.

Got any super faves I can add to my list?
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby patty7862 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 pm

Amazon Outdoors - has a 2 retail shops and an online shop and if you become a member you get discounts even on sale goods.
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby xmasbaby67 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:02 pm

We don't usually buy any of our camping gear online, we tend to go to our local camping store and he will match the price (without postage). As we live in a small town I tend to try and shop locally whenever I can.

Their prices are usually the same or cheaper than ones I have found online which is great.

Aldi sometimes have some good stuff too in their sales.
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:49 pm

I also try to shop local and support our local business.
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby Lin » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:14 pm

I bought my tent at www.kellyscaming.com.au and their service was impeccable and they had the cheapest price I could find also.

I've bought a couple of things from Ebay stores too and had no complaints. There's currently an Ebay store that offers free postage in June, so I'm thinking of buying a couple of bits of furniture.

I find the offer at our local camping stores quite limited and their service isn't particularly 'consistent', so it's often easier to shop online, I find.
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Postby Mandrake » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:28 pm

You may find this VERY useful,,,

http://www.camperz.com.au/

I advertise in there too ..

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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GollyGee » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:28 pm

There aren't any little local camping shops left around here. I think they've all been pushed out by the big players.

The thing is, I like to do a lot of research and have a very good idea of the product I'm after & price I'm willing to pay before setting out. Half the fun for me is in the research - the dreaming & drooling - and that's so much easier online! :grin:

I've added Amazon Outdoors and KellysCamping (which I've visited before but forgotten about) and Camperz. They all look good.

Thankyou!
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:52 pm

Here are a couple of overseas ones I have found pretty good over the years.

Cabellas http://www.cabelas.com/

Basspro http://www.basspro.com/homepage.html

Both have fantastic prices on things you don't get here and freight to your door in seven days is just great.


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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GollyGee » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:14 pm

Oh good fun! Thanks!

They do have some different stuff indeed. Can't say I've seen this before ...
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby Lin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:17 am

:lol: Golly. "For the perfectionist marshmallow roaster."
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby xmasbaby67 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:10 am

Wonder how the plastic handle goes being that close to a campfire????? :***
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:53 am

xmasbaby67 wrote:Wonder how the plastic handle goes being that close to a campfire????? :***


Interesting thought XB....that is a pretty small fire in the pic and I doubt it would give off the heat some of our campfires do.

I have an extending fork for marshallows and I always thought that was pretty clever...not so when you look at this one.


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Postby xmasbaby67 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:31 pm

We have the extending forks to Gypsy and the kids still complain about the campfire being too hot to get close enough to toast their mashmallows :***

Plus you should always put the mashmallows near coals to toast because putting them into the flames just gives you flaming mashmallows and very black ::()

Someone needs to take that poor little kid in the photo camping to show him how its really done!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Camping Gear - Online Retailers.

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:50 pm

xmasbaby67 wrote:Someone needs to take that poor little kid in the photo camping to show him how its really done!!!!!! :lol:


Your heart is as big as XB......that kid probably got paid quite handsomely for his work.
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Postby xmasbaby67 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:00 pm

But I would have loved to see the "after" photo once his mashmallow caught fire :***

Poor kid I shouldn't laugh after all like you said he was probably paid a lot of cash and he should use that cash for a flight to Oz to come camping with us!!!! :armsup
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