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Offline minerva

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Display cases
« on: 02 December 2014, 14:18:35 »
For all those like myself, who have spent big bucks on display cases.
You may like to know of "Just Bases" a company in Devon who produce
perspex display cases at reasonable prices.I'm certainly changing to them
after paying over 300  pounds in the past for some of mine. (As I build statics).
I had the chance to see two of these cases at the recent Surface warship
display in Portsmouth. I could buy two cases for what I was paying for one
in the past.


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Re: Display cases
« Reply #1 on: 02 December 2014, 16:20:34 »
Once more am in your debt Minerva - top find, I will order one for my Zulu
Many thanks

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2014, 07:35:17 »
i use a simular firm in Germany for my cases http://www.art-tec.de/

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2015, 12:00:41 »
If any of you have had experience with "just bases", I'd like to know how they operate ?
I contacted them by e mail before Christmas, giving my base size and requirements of the perspex cover.
Paul who replied, gave me a vague quote and said they delivered them by road themselves
 and did not want a deposit ! I'm still not sure if I have actually placed an order ? I had assumed
 as with standard business practice it was a deposit or payment up front. As they are all custom built.
Then delivery by courier as other companies. I ran my own  business for 20 years and this seems like
a recipe for ruin. So feedback please you guys who have their products already.

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #4 on: 03 February 2015, 14:40:55 »
Hi Pauline,  I thinking you have not got an order with just-bases.  On their web site they want you to fill in the order form (down load a word Doc) and then send it to them with 50% deposit if the order is over 20 pound.   If under 20 pound the full cost will be required.  You will need to either use your credit card or a cheque.  It may be that the delivery in your case that this gent Paul(no relation) would deliver by road and there may not be a charge for this.  Paul may not have been able to accept your offer of a deposit until you completed an official order form and did not make this clear to you at  the time. Also delivery would take 28 days.   Quick call to them my just confirm that there is no order and that will confirm your fears.  Paul ^^^
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Re: Display cases
« Reply #5 on: 03 February 2015, 19:17:30 »
Hi Pauline,
On their website the method of delivery is Royal Mail and will be added to your order, and you will be notified of packaging costs, so with the running cost of a van I can't see them delivering from Devon to say Newcastle, maybe you charmed him and he was doing a special delivery for you.  ;D ::DD  I would Defo phone to clarify the status.

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #6 on: 03 February 2015, 20:43:02 »
Hi Guys,
 This Paul did say in his e mail "The woman that answered your e mail was my ex wife but we are not together" !!!
- Why did I need to know that ? Yes seems odd indeed. (trying it on ??)
I'll go via the official website . Thanks

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #7 on: 03 February 2015, 20:57:35 »
I've just checked out his e mails from before Christmas.
"You can pay me the 110 pounds when you see me, I'll deliver it to you"
I bet you chaps don't get that service ????
Think I'll send him the money and tell him to post it. - nightmare

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #8 on: 03 February 2015, 21:11:25 »
There you go Pauline I said you had charmed him ::DD ::DD ;D

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #9 on: 04 February 2015, 16:51:55 »
Now what every happened to the advantages spirit of close encounters of the ? ::)

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #10 on: 04 February 2015, 19:22:32 »
I don't fancy being stalked by E.T. !
Why can't I get the same treatment as other modellers ?

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Re: Display cases
« Reply #11 on: 05 February 2015, 11:13:49 »
Ive had a similar experience to you Pauline
I sent an email (2nd December) with my requirements and subsequently had a nice chat over the phone (3rd December) which included a great quote and an understanding that delivery would be in person with mileage charged.  He wasn't bothered about the order form and specifically declined a deposit! I offered to meet him at a show or half way to save time and money on delivery by way of good faith, I ended up saying that I will confirm measurements  and resend my order (also 3rd December)
Having done that it all goes quiet
I ring after Christmas and he explains that he's been off and there is a backlog of emails to get through
Nothing since
H'mmmm
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Re: Display cases
« Reply #12 on: 07 February 2015, 19:39:20 »
Sometimes these great deals seem too good to be true.
 They over stretch themselves and it all goes pear shaped.
Could be Sirmar all over again.
« Last Edit: 08 February 2015, 09:20:39 by minerva »