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PostPosted:Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:48 pm 
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Latest on Rimmers site:

"Out of stock, expected soon Oct 30, 2020. Add to cart and Back Order"

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PostPosted:Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:37 pm 
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Latest on Rimmers site:

"Out of stock, expected soon Oct 30, 2020. Add to cart and Back Order"
It might be a bit cynical and unfair, but my brain read that as "not enough people have ordered these yet, add to cart and back order and when/if we have enough orders to justify the outlay we might get them made"

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Latest on Rimmers site:

"Out of stock, expected soon Oct 30, 2020. Add to cart and Back Order"
It might be a bit cynical and unfair, but my brain read that as "not enough people have ordered these yet, add to cart and back order and when/if we have enough orders to justify the outlay we might get them made"
Sounds about right.

I'd like a full set as spares but would never pre-order off a retailer, unless they had a great track record of providing quality parts, but having no idea what you're getting, no chance - the Club yes, not a retailer.

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Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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It might be a bit cynical and unfair, but my brain read that as "not enough people have ordered these yet, add to cart and back order and when/if we have enough orders to justify the outlay we might get them made"
:D I think you are wrong Sam.
A two month delay is likely to deter potential sales,
to encourage sales they could state "expected imminently" or some suchlike phrase?

I am thinking the lockdown and furlough scheme are contributory factors here.
The factory may have reopened but is building up production rates and dealing with a backlog?
Furthermore, they may have been delayed by the absence of certain essential staff who were shielding?


Earlier this year I placed an order with Rimmers for a part that was out of stock
and this was actually delivered to me on the expected date.
I have used Rimmers a bit and cannot fault their service, next or same day despatch, the orders are well packed
and their carriage prices are very reasonable.



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Any update on these?

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