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Has anyone bought ABC Adventure buggy direct

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sazzleevans Mon 03-Jan-11 00:17:17

Hi

I am looking to buy an ABC adventure buggy. The triplet version sells for around £600 on eBay. I just emailed them direct and they have replied with a price list marked as a January sale price which is fabtasticaly cheap.

The email was abcbuggy@xtra.co.nz from Phil Green. I am hoping this is all legit. Has anyone bought direct like this?

Thanks
Sarah

mumo75 Mon 03-Jan-11 20:31:36

yes i have and Phil is fantastic,very helpful,yes all legit,he's great even with one hundred questions i had for him and i know several ladies who have ordered from him too

go for it they are fabby buggiessmile

sazzleevans Mon 03-Jan-11 22:44:38

Great. He has been very friendly in all emails I have ordered one!! My due date is 1st feb so I am Hopi g I get it around then.

I ordered it in the grape. The colour choice sent me into a spin;)

thanks!!!

Sarah

MomOrMum Tue 04-Jan-11 11:45:23

Oooh, this is very exciting. I have been wanting to order one of these for months but was scared off by all of the costs of importing including duty, taxes, etc. Did they talk about any of that in their quote? I have just emailed to ask about the January sale.

sazzleevans Tue 04-Jan-11 16:44:40

Hi

Its an amazing price I got quoted!!! Email Phil Green he's the manager
abcbuggy@xtra.co.nz

He said they have had a heap of enquiries in reply to their January sale offer for UK customers and I am not at all suprised. There's one on eBay at the mo and the current bid is £400 and the lady PM saying she would consider a buyitnow for £550. the same brand new with freight is coming in as £500!!

I ordered the double with a reclining top toddler seat. All the rain covers and sun shades plus an under storage bag for £499 plus I have added one baby mattress, one sleep bag and a cross bar for a buggy board and it's all in at £560 I think which includes postage!!!

What are you after?

Sarah

suzie38 Tue 04-Jan-11 16:59:19

I'm pretty sure that Phil Green is Phil from Phil and Teds.

sazzleevans Tue 04-Jan-11 17:03:59

Yes I googled the email and I thought that too!!

Sarah

mel2005 Tue 04-Jan-11 23:07:57

yes it is the phil from phil and teds, they are very helpful, i have had several ABC buggies over the years.
make sure it fits in your boot as its long when folded, i have a galaxy and had to take wheels off to get it in.
phil used to sell them direct then gobabago only sold them (for a massive mark up) now it appears that phil now sells them direct again which is great, dont forget you have to add tax as well when you import them.
they are fantastic buggies, well made (much better than p&t quality), robust, very adaptable as well and easy to use. the resale value is great as well.

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 05:45:11

That's great to hear! just got all my invoice, paper work through. Very efficient. Just need to wait for it to be dispatched now;)

x

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 05:48:43

PS The second hand one I was going to try and buy has a current bid if £513 plus £35 postage so mine is cheaper brand new already!!

manicminder Wed 05-Jan-11 08:06:52

Hi I have been reading this and wondered if you could just confirm the prices you have been charged. I have received a quote and it is £500 for the double buggy then another £200 for the toddler seat and all the raincovers etc. are more Thanks

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 09:55:43

Hi

I got the quote 2 days ago from Phil. I emailed asking if he had ant discounts and received a price list marked January Sale.

For £499 I am getting twin buggy, rain cover, cosy foot cover with window, sun shade and the under bugger storage bag. Think they call it ruck sack bag. The sale price then gives you for free the reclining toddler seat with rain cover, sun cover, mounting bar to put seat on.

I then paid £66 for one sleeping bag, one baby mattress and a bar which allows you to add a buggy board.

Free shipping on the lot in the sale.

When did you get your quote? Was it in January?

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 09:59:18

Ps The invoice showed full price on left and sale price on right. On that the toddler seat is as you said £200 plus extra for all the covers etc.

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 10:33:09

managed to cut and paste;

2011 ADVENTURE BUGGY COMPANY LTD
Established 1998 www.abcbuggy.co.nz

JANUARY SALE ~ “FACTORY DIRECT” PACKAGE DEALS
Terms : exclusively for January 2011

EVEREST TRIPLE, TRIPLETS & QUAD BUGGY JANUARY PACKAGE DEALS
£399 – EVEREST TRIPLE BUGGY Package deal
ABC Twin Buggy Accessories included :
1 ) Rain cover, 2 ) Sun mesh, & 3 ) Legwarmer/Snug window
Plus : Top (original-static) Toddler seat & Twin Adaptor bar
Freight FREE to UK

£499 – EVEREST TRIPLETS BUGGY Package deal
ABC Twin Buggy Accessories included :
1 ) Rain cover, 2 ) Sun mesh, & 3 ) Legwarmer/Snug window
Plus : Top RECLINING TODDLER SEAT
Includes : R/TS Rain cover, R/TS Sun mesh & Twin Adaptor bar
Freight FREE to UK

£549 – EVEREST QUAD BUGGY Package deal
ABC Twin Buggy Accessories included :
1 ) Rain cover, 2 ) Sun mesh, & 3 ) Legwarmer/Snug window
Plus : Top DOUBLE STATIC TODDLER SEAT
Includes : Twin Adaptor bar
Freight FREE to UK

£599 – EVEREST QUAD BUGGY Package deal
ABC Twin Buggy Accessories included :
1 ) Rain cover, 2 ) Sun mesh, & 3 ) Legwarmer/Snug window
Plus : Top DOUBLE RECLINING TODDLER SEAT
Includes : Dbl-R/TS Rain cover, Dbl-R/TS Sun mesh & Twin Adaptor bar
Freight FREE to UK

MomOrMum Wed 05-Jan-11 11:09:44

Thank you so much for posting this! I just ordered mine. I checked with them about import costs and apparently there is a chance of having to pay about £25 in VAT and £29 in import charges, but that not all customers end up having to pay this.

I got the single Everest buggy with reclining toddler seat and it is £499 including shipping.

Does anyone who has had one of these before know if the Phil and Teds cocoon would fit in the seat when fully reclined for a newborn?

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 11:14:45

i toyed with the single too and adding a buggy board but i have 20 month old twins plus a new born due so went for the double to be safe.

MomOrMum Wed 05-Jan-11 11:19:24

I would definitely have got the double in your shoes too! I have one DS who will be 27 months when #2 arrives, and I'm not even confident in his ability to manage with a buggy board on a full day out.

Very excited! This will be my first brand new buggy.

manicminder Wed 05-Jan-11 13:45:29

Thanks I checked the e-mail again and my darling hubby had written down the wrong info (full price) trying to be helpful.
I have my own small children (7&4) but am also a child minder and I will have 4 children under 3 (2.5, 24 mnths 14 mnths & 9 mnths) in a few months so am trying to get the best for me (physically and financially as I walk everywhere) and the most reassuring for parents so new is better than 2nd hand and the P&T brand is great for that.
I did consider the quad but the eldest is a really goodwalker now so am going to have buggy board for him - if I can get him on it!!

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 14:21:50

That's good!! Are you going to order one ? Wow, we are all going to be very lucky getting new buggys at such a good price;)

manicminder Wed 05-Jan-11 14:29:42

Yes I will be - I won't need it until May as that's when the mum of 2 of them goes back to work - so you'll have to let me know how you are getting on.

Oh I just need to decide what colour to go for - I've never been able to choose before as it's for normally get what ever is available being for work.

Which is least likely to fade do you think???

Thanks again everybody

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 14:50:06

I've gone for grape. It's quite a dark colour. Just a bit different to black!

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 17:38:07

Momormum did you order the bar that allows you to add the buggy board?

MomOrMum Wed 05-Jan-11 17:43:07

I went with boring black as I couldn't pull the trigger on something more exciting!

sazzleevans Wed 05-Jan-11 17:51:52

Yea, I think the fav must be back. I wanted to order red but hubby said I had a pick a colour that wouldn't show the dirt, chocolate and spilt orange juice so grape was the funkiest I could go. All the others are lightish really. Blacks cool and resale good!!

MonkeysPunk Thu 06-Jan-11 13:28:50

I just requested the price list...anyone have a link to the buggy website with details/measurements?

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