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Subject Topic: My tent has been destroyed :-(
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26/8/2013 at 2:33pm
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 Outfit: Gelert Colima 3TD
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My poor old faithful Gelert Colima 3TD tent has been slashed and set on fire at a festival, i'm greatly annoyed by this because i loaned her out in good faith. I was led to believe that my so called friend was going on a camping weekend in Wales at a site called Freshwater Shores, which when i googled it doesn't exist in Wales or anywhere else apparently. It turns out that she actually went to Creamfields and pitched up along the access road and apparently my tent along with all the other pitched nearby was slashed and set alight by idiots. It is safe to say i will never lend this person my camping equipment ever again now as i now feel she isn't to be trusted. However i had planned to go on a few camping trips next summer and i now have no tent...i am currently an unemployed student so where am i going to find a good quality tent for say around 60-100? Any help please x


26/8/2013 at 2:45pm
 Location: Leeds
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Oh how horrible for you. I'd be furious!!! Not just annoyed. Not much of a friend really.

All I can suggest is keep an eye on the end of season sales.

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26/8/2013 at 2:53pm
 Location: Cumbria
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I wont be the only person to suggest your friend owes you the price of a new tent.

Good luck shopping for a new tent, the only good thing is close to the end of camping season there might be some bargains comming up.

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26/8/2013 at 3:05pm
 Location: Sheffield
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Oh no that's terrible. I'd be furious . I hope you manage to find a replacement tent but if it were me I'd definitely be asking the friend for a contribution towards it.

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26/8/2013 at 3:24pm
 Location: Derby
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Look for uses tents on Gumtree, eBay, Facebook groups etc. We picked our Icarus 500 up for 80...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

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26/8/2013 at 3:27pm
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What makes it worse is that i was only thinking yesterday of some fairly local Autumn camping spots that would have been nice. Well Creamfields and its yobs have piddled on that idea from great height now haven't they?

Ashley has already offered to replace my tent, but she is same situation as me, ie unemployed student and i get the feeling she is going to try and palm me off with some 30 piece of junk from argos, you know where you get a shower when it rains and don't even need to leave the comfort of your tent! So i'm thinking more along the lines of get her to give me about 45 to put towards a new one instead. The more think about it the more angry its making me feel


26/8/2013 at 3:44pm
 Location: Tidbury Green
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Faye, sorry to hear your faith and friendliness was abused. I imagine it's that which jars, as much as the loss of the tent.

I am sure you'll find something, but please make sure it's not new, that you check it out properly. Ideally see it pitched up.


26/8/2013 at 3:46pm
 Location: East Midlands
 Outfit: Outwell Hartford L
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She owes you an equivalent tent full stop.

If she is unable or unwilling to replace it, then she shouldn't have borrowed it.

Look at the facts, she misled you (lied to you) about why she was borrowing it, if she doesn't replace it with like for like, friendship over, with friends like that, you don't need any enemies.

Lesson learned, you will never lend anything out again.



26/8/2013 at 3:47pm
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Why not new? And of course i will keep any receipts until i pitched up in my garden and gave a thorough examination. It is the first and last time i lend out any of camping gear


26/8/2013 at 4:04pm
 Location: Dumfries
 Outfit: Cabanon Andorra Vango Gamma 300 (Fest
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If your friend is any sort of friends she should give you something - at least 75% towards a new tent!


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26/8/2013 at 4:07pm
 Location: Tidbury Green
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How about this:
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26/8/2013 at 4:17pm
 Location: preston
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hmmm
naughty friend
hindsight is easy but you should have said no sorry that tent is mine
go buy one from tesco as your only wanting it for a few days


26/8/2013 at 4:32pm
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If she can afford a ticket for Creamfields , she can afford a brand new replacement tent !

I'd be well hacked off that she'd lied about where she was going with it ; presumably as she knew you'd say no ?

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26/8/2013 at 4:33pm
 Location: Birmingham
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Currently a bit over your stated budget but these Quechuas are pretty good - as others have stated, these may be offered at a cheaper price as the season ends (Decathlon seem to rotate offers across this range).

Good value tents as well imho.


26/8/2013 at 4:50pm
 Location: Cambs
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15 over budget but a lot of tent for not a great deal of money. Here

I think your friend should stump up the full cost....


26/8/2013 at 6:08pm
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Easyt i thought she was trustworthy, i'm not a complete idiot if i'd known she was planning on going a festival i'd have pointed in the direction of argos and they said they do some decent festival tents there for around 25. The lesson has been learnt and i shall never loan out my any of gear out again to anyone. She has agreed to give me the price of my tent back now anyway which is 80 and i don't see the point in kicking off in the middle of street, making a show of myself and giving my neighbours something to gossip about is not going to magic my tent back to me in perfect condition.



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