Robotgate

(325 Posts)
98percentchocolate Fri 23-Aug-13 08:20:44

Since robotgate was beginning to fill up the third bargain thread I thought I'd start a dedicated thread here to save Reastie from having to write another mega op just a few days after the last one!

I haven't had my phone call yet and am actually excited for them to ring as I want to put my jargon into use (Is that weird??)

I have a dispatch date of 29th, really hoping that it shows up now.

The lovely iloveholidays took the trouble to post in legal for us and got some good advice. (Even though it was her birthday!) You can read that thread here:
pricing error

Is anyone else worried about the reports of hope charging full price after delivery? I can barely afford £13 for the robot - definitely not £40!

CatAmongThePigeons Thu 05-Sep-13 18:54:46

He did say he was tired Spotty! I felt a huge wave of relief as he said that, I must keep DH awsy from the toys until Christmas day. At least one of them likes it! grin

Aldwick Thu 05-Sep-13 19:01:05

I think I might be a little bit in love with him already.

iloveholidays Thu 05-Sep-13 19:04:03

Someone was looking for the robot still. Currently £32 on amazon

www.amazon.co.uk/VTech-135003-Vtech-Gadget-Robot/dp/B008EQL4WU

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 05-Sep-13 19:19:14

Been watching this thread with guilt interest and am glad you've all taken delivery of your new robot friend smile

Anyone worried it's too babyish - my DD is 5 in march next year and loves him. and he's taught her all her letters and how to spell so I haven't had to

catamongthepigeons there's an off/volume switch on the sole of one of his feet

'Hope' your DC enjoy him! grin (sorry, couldn't resist!)

98percentchocolate Thu 05-Sep-13 19:28:44

Loving ours - DP has been playing with it tonight and declared it "awesome". Dd is 18 months so was worried she'd be too young for it but she has fallen in love and hasn't stopped playing with him all afternoon.

Pinebarrens Thu 05-Sep-13 19:33:51

vivi thats good to know, DD will be 4.5 at xmas and I was thinking of putting it away for DS but he's only one & he burst into tears when I switched it on.

DD saw one of the mini robots in sainsburys the other day & didn't want to leave it behind so hopefully she will love it.

I'm so excited to give it to dd! I will resist though and keep it until Christmas smile

Yay!!!!
Hi all. Got back from work tonight saying parcel delivered to neighbour. Hadn't checked my emails or this thread since yesterday so didn't know about the despatch email and couldn't dare hope it could be the robot!!

Anyway it was and I'm over the moon with it, so much so I switched it on while still in the box and had no idea how to switch it off. It's pretty LOUD, but looks great. Had to wait for it to go into snooze mode. grin
Thankfully all the singing, dancing and A,B,Cs it didn't wake up the Christmas recipient.

Thanks again for the tip off and a fab bargain. thanks
Ho ho ho!

CatAmongThePigeons Thu 05-Sep-13 20:51:03

Vivi thanks for the on/off button info, thank goodness it can be switched off!

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 05-Sep-13 21:58:00

Just wait - you'll be walking round the supermarket talking to your DC in Gadget's voice! (I've never done this, of course!)

Catamongthepigeons - don't tell the DC where the secret button is or you'll be cursing yourself!

joymaker Fri 06-Sep-13 21:22:12

So the robot made it's way across the water (Ireland) today and I can safely say that it's worth every penny!

98- thanks for starting this thread, and huge thanks Vivi for the heads-up on this fab bargain. (I think I would use Hope again)

Is that everyone then? smile

No robot here sad
Parcel force unable to track online, called parcel force was told to call hope, called hope and was told Monday.
sad sad sad

Anyone else not got their PFR?

Slainte Sat 07-Sep-13 07:14:25

I won't know til this evening as I'm on holiday. My tracking says it went out but "can't locate address"! I'm in Channel Islands so maybe that's the problem.

Terra sounds like yours simply got missed so they re dispatched it yesterday

Slainte Sun 08-Sep-13 11:03:00

Mine isn't here yet sad.

parrotsandcarsnips Tue 10-Sep-13 12:55:56

I got my invoice but no robot, i'm hoping it will arrive today

parrotsandcarsnips Tue 10-Sep-13 14:54:01

Finally robot has arrived hooray! thank you to op- bargain of the year so far at least

He's here, I have named him sheldon smile
Will get him out of the box once DC are in bed and have a play.

vix206 Tue 10-Sep-13 21:02:31

Mine arrived grin I don't think I want to give it to DS though, it seems a bit...manic somehow. Thinking of putting it in the present box for another child. Still a fab bargain though grin

Elainemaryp Fri 18-Oct-13 19:00:19

Just thought I'd pop in to let you know that my robot still hasn't arrived sad. I'm in constant contact with Hope who keep sending it to the wrong place angry.

WaitMonkey Fri 18-Oct-13 19:27:44

That's rubbish Elaine. Keep on at them. sad

iloveholidays Fri 18-Oct-13 22:02:36

Oh no Elaine I assume they've had your money?

Elainemaryp Sat 19-Oct-13 20:34:47

Yes, they had my money in August angry

I'll keep emailing them.

Elainemaryp Mon 11-Nov-13 21:06:40

He's here grin My robot has arrived, he's much bigger than I thought he'd be. Yay!

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