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has anyone bought from Obelink?

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SeaShellsAndTheInlawInvasion Wed 29-Jun-11 11:47:53

Either in person or mail order?

Looking at ordering a bell tent but they don't deliver to the uk. Their tarps and inbred are much cheaper too.

Thanks in advance smile

MisSalLaneous Wed 29-Jun-11 16:42:43

I've bought a bell tent there. We drove over to see and buy in person. Amazing store (huge!). It's far though - close to German side. The tents are exactly the same as those sold by Belltent UK, so the quality is good.

tyaca Wed 29-Jun-11 17:53:29

i got a their TC tarp online. took about ten days to come from ordering. tarp much cheaper than the suspiciously similar looking awning for sale at

SeaShellsAndTheInlawInvasion Wed 29-Jun-11 18:02:33

Ha ha ha just rewired my post and my iPad thinks inners are inbreds. Gotta love it.

Sal, the saving is really significant, (over £150 all in) I'm trying to get the logistics sorted.

Tycaca- that's interesting, I've ot my suspicions on the tarp front too (£100+ at soul pad, 55euros at obe)

MisSalLaneous Wed 29-Jun-11 19:19:15

Haha SeaShells, I was a bit concerned about your plans to source inbreds from Holland, but reckoned it's not my place to comment...

If you're willing to go all the way there (which I do recommend, but it is far, so no getting around that), try and get there early. It's huge and ideally you want lots of time for browsing. If I go again, I would consider sleeping over close by (in b&b or small pop-up if saving camping-stuff-fund). On top of the saving - which is substantial, as you say - it was extremely useful to see all the different tents "in person" before buying.

needanewname Wed 29-Jun-11 20:21:29

After reading about Sals adventures in Obelink I managed to convince DH that we really needed to go there and get out bell tent.

Agree with everything Sals said, try and stay over for more than 1 night if you can, wish we did, really, really lovely friendly people, Obelink is like a cross between Ikea for outdoorsy stuff and decathlon e-n-o-r-m-o-u-s!! You'll need a full day there!

Oh and the tarp is the same apparently BIL has one from belltent and obelink - the same.

MisSalLaneous Wed 29-Jun-11 20:25:58

Hah, need, we should start charging commission, shouldn't we?

<<hides Obelink shares>>

SeaShellsAndTheInlawInvasion Wed 29-Jun-11 20:33:53

Well, obelink is significant,y cheaper if I can get the shipping cheap, but of the uk suppliers, soul pad are much cheaper and have free shipping compared to bell tent uk (which also get poor customer service reviews here)

Dh is still saying no not yet (apparently we "have no money as you are on maternity pay" or whatever) but he does love them!

He just doesn't understand the inevitability of it all wink

If this MN camp comes off and I have time I'm sooooo getting one <irresponsible> <irrepressible>

needanewname Wed 29-Jun-11 20:35:20

Definitely, so far 2 friends have bought one after seeing ours, BIL did on recomendation (bastard even got his beofre i got mine grin) and I reckon another 2 friends will be getting one before next season.

Maybe we shoudl go over and buy a load then flog them at a profit to us but cheaper than belltent!!!

MisSalLaneous Wed 29-Jun-11 21:51:51

SeaShells, this is my Obelink one: this weekend

(Ignore the bunting, I was in a cheerful mood!)

SeaShellsAndTheInlawInvasion Thu 30-Jun-11 09:12:25

Looks exactly the same. Cool, I know where to get mine when the time comes!!

Don't be ashamed of the bunting Sal, I'm in the process of making some exactly the same (well, I have all the material for bunting and a patchwork quilt rainbow fornthe dc but keep getting distracted!) it looks lovely!

oranges123 Thu 30-Jun-11 10:07:16

Hi all. Just to say in case you don't already know, Belltent are Obelink's UK suppliers effectively. They have some sort of exclusivity contract with Obelink so that Obelink won't sell directly to the UK. (Obelink told me this when I bought our tent but at that stage, a couple of years ago, they would still send you the tent provided you could negotiate the ordering system in Dutch - not the case any more I understand). So the tents are identical. But the restriction only applies to products Belltent sell.

Not sure about Soulpad but I don't think the same applies.

So if you can, definitely worth a trip to Holland to save money for the identical tent/tarp (travel costs allowing, of course).

notwavingjustironing Thu 30-Jun-11 10:43:29

Sal, your pictures are lovely.

Never mind the buntin, Slubber will be turning in her sleeping bag at flowers on a log deemed necesary camping equipment.....grin

QueeferSutherland Thu 30-Jun-11 22:00:41

Wonderful, sal.

I do miss Slubber.

Mumsnet should do a little deal with Obelink and become a middle woman, as it were.

I'd have a MN sponsered bell tent if it were £100 cheaper.

It could come with a free bat!

MisSalLaneous Thu 30-Jun-11 22:31:50

Thanks you all. smile It's weird how you can get so attached to a tent, isn't it?

notwaving grin

Miss Slubber too. You see my bunting and flowers already - give it a few more weeks and I'll start dancing around naked. And trust me, that's NOT a pretty picture. I fear for the world, really.

Queen, you know what we all should do, don't you? A mass MN get-together. In Holland. grin

MisSalLaneous Thu 30-Jun-11 22:33:24

Urgh, sorry for all those smilies. See, see?? My inner fluffiness is getting out of control. Might need to hide the bunting for a while...

notwavingjustironing Thu 30-Jun-11 23:16:05

It's ok ,I will take responsibility for one of your grinners

MisSalLaneous Thu 30-Jun-11 23:20:27

Yes. I blame you. <<resists urge to add another face>>

needanewname Fri 01-Jul-11 07:25:31


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