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Subject Topic: My tent has been destroyed :-(
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26/8/2013 at 6:20pm
 Location: preston
 Outfit: Cabanon saturn tt. suncamp manoir 6
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faye i wasnt saying you was an idiot thats why i said hindsite is easy
i too like you learned the hard way
i lent a tent to my nephew to camp for a weekend with friends
hes very mature and trustworthy
what i didnt know was they were going motorcross racing and my tent that i had only used once was going to come back with several size 10 oily boot prints all over it
his dad wanted to jet wash it when i kicked off i told him to just keep the tent
it has taken over 4 years for us all to talk properly again sad realy


26/8/2013 at 7:09pm
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You have my sincere sympathies!

It's a dual loss - your tent and someone you thought was a friend.

Sorry, but Ashley has to pay for the replacement of an equivalent tent, whatever the situation. Write down all the features of your lost tent and nowt less will do. It's not only for your good but for Ashley's - she might learn from the experience! You obviously have a good nature and you've learned too. I now never loan anything to people unless I'm there when they use it but your type of situation is not unknown to me as a student back in the early 70s had similar experience. I was a geology student and that meant a lot of fieldwork for which my parents had given me a tent.

Try preloved as well as other suggestions. xx





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26/8/2013 at 7:48pm
 Location:  Surrey
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I see your a newish member have you checked the free ads above to see if there is any on there. Probably you have, but just making sure if your have as there are tents on there.

Just a thought

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26/8/2013 at 7:51pm
 Location: Leamington Spa
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Another vote for the Vango Alpha - I have the 300, and although I've only spent one night in it so far (with 2 kids, in the garden!), it's lovely and roomy with plenty of height.

Jane


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26/8/2013 at 7:54pm
 Location: Cheshire
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You should be able to get a replacement easily enough for 80 one has recently sold on ebay for 46 and included a Vango adventure tarp http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281129026958


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26/8/2013 at 8:35pm
 Location: Kent coast
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do you have household insurance you can claim on? or does your "friend"
I would be absolutely furious if someone had abused my trust like this
I hope you can replace it soon


26/8/2013 at 8:44pm
 Location: wiltshire
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Quote: Originally posted by bob_s on 26/8/2013
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.



YES - get the money out of the 'ex' friend, and check out e bay and such, best of good fortune with your quest, but I reckon you'll be able to find something decent within your price range anyhoo

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26/8/2013 at 9:19pm
 Location: Berkshire
 Outfit: Conway Cruiser folding camper
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Hiya,

What a horrible thing to have happen. I'm not sure how big your tent was but Go Outdoors has a 4 birth tent on sale for 49.99. http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/airedale-4-p179050. A fiver for their discount card and your in profit!

If not hope your get something soon.

Sam
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26/8/2013 at 9:20pm
 Location: Moray Scotland
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If you have a look around on eBay, you should be able to find the same tent for a good price Like this one
Which if your friend is giving you 80 for the tent would leave you a little extra for any gear or tarps etc.

Or have a look at some of the suggestions and reviews on here and you might be able to get even more tent for your money.

I am sorry your trust was misplaced and your friend let you down so badly.
Also sorry that there are people who do such horrible things :( they must have very miserable lives.

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26/8/2013 at 9:37pm
 Location: Meath Ireland
 Outfit: Raclet Quickstop quechua base 2nds 4.
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There are lot of them on ebay so if she's stumping up the cost, you should be able to get one handy enough.

tbf, what would upset me the most if a friend did this, is not so much that the tent got destroyed, although obviously that is very upsetting, particularly when you're hard up, but that she lied. She deliberately told you she was taking it to a campsite where the risk of damage would have been low, because she knew what your response would be if she said you were going to bring it to a festival. She really doesn't sound like a good friend.

I am not saying that you should cut all ties or anything like that but be wary of her in matters of trust. We all make mistakes and hopefully she's learned her lesson but it would be a long time before I trusted her again.

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26/8/2013 at 9:53pm
 Location: West Sussex
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Omg how awful.
You must be feeling very let down x

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26/8/2013 at 9:54pm
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As people have said she owes you a new tent. If she is a true friend you shouldn't have to ask. As regarding cream fields I live right next door to it ,and it's been a bloody nightmare this year. I had to go and pick my daughter up from a party and they had blocked the road with parked cars. I ask a chap to move and got threatened to be tw---ed with a iron bar. The police were good,but sadly the scum got away,but they have gave me a contact number for Creamfields management to complain to as they are fed up with it themselves.


26/8/2013 at 10:12pm
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I wonder if the idiots who destroy other people's stuff at festivals have any idea how much heartache and trouble they cause? Young folks falling out with their friends or their parents... their families stressing and getting angry and the huge waste of money... Of course the idiots are probably too drunk or too stoned to care, but I wonder just what they get out of it. It's really weird.

I would bring back the death penalty for just the one offence of tent murder...

FoO

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26/8/2013 at 11:42pm
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Fair enough she is going to give you the cost of the tent. I would just leave it at that(but make sure you chase her vigourously for the money).

The thing that would really p**s me off is she lied to you, knowing full well you wouldn't have loaned it to her



27/8/2013 at 8:55pm
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I would be asking for her to put money towards a new tent, that's disgraceful behaviour. If it was me I would have felt too guilty not to have offered, but then I wouldn't have lied about borrowing it in the first place !


27/8/2013 at 9:40pm
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How horrible for you Faye. If you've got the 80 already - and I hope you have - then there is a BIN on ebay for 66.99 here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GELERT-Colima-3-TD-Twin-Door-Dome-Tent-rrp-100-/370734818171?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_HikingCamping_Tents_JN&hash=item565184637b





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