Flite Tornado (or Vortex?) Full Suspension 24" 18 Speed Boys Bike - £11 @ Tesco (Instore)
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Flite Tornado (or Vortex?) Full Suspension 24" 18 Speed Boys Bike - £11 @ Tesco (Instore)

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Found 21st Sep 2011
Went to Tesco HomePlus earlier in Nottingham (Netherfield) and while purchasing something else I overheard the girl at another checkout say to her customer that these were very popular this afternoon - I can see why!

Staff had just cleared an large area near the toys section to unload several cages full of (different) kids bikes. I grabbed this and headed to the checkout, and sure it enough it went through at £11!

It is a Flite Tornado 24" x 15" boys mountain bike. 18 speed and full suspension. Black and red in colour.

It's currently on the Tesco Direct website for £94.97 direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

IMPORTANT: Please note that Tesco may be stocking this as the Flight Vortex (even thought the box mine came in clearly states Flight Tornado. See post #24 for more details. Thanks to JTD for this info.

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are there anymore left?

Original Poster

drmohah

are there anymore left?


Sorry, I don't know. It may be best to call them before making a special trip. I was only there as I forgot to look for the Lego Minator game last night! It looked like they were just starting to bring the cages through and starting to set up or restock (?). Needless to say there were quite a few people milling around, so I just grabbed one and headed for the tills as was already pushed for time. Left about 2pm if that helps.

Wow! That IS a bargain! Good find!

These deals are usually store specific. No vote.

Original Poster

chuckiedoll

Wow! That IS a bargain! Good find!


I thought so. Wasn't sure what it was like or whether we needed another new bike, but can't resist a bargain! Saw someone else buying a smaller kids bike for £13 but not sure what that one was.

Fagol

These deals are usually store specific. No vote.


Yeah I agree it probably is, but worth popping in to check if you're nearby an Extra or HomePlus store. I sumbled across this totally by chance - if I'd been 30 secs quicker at the checkout I wouldn't have overheard the conversation.
Edited by: "Rich_The_Fish" 21st Sep 2011

I could desperately do with one of these for my son but i dont drive and live in london

Cant complain for £11! thats amazing :-)

£11 worth taking just to use as spare parts if suitable

It'll be a dreadful bike.......but.........£11........Wow!




Edited by: "Besford" 22nd Sep 2011

On yer bike!! its a tesco deal again!!oO

OldEnglish

On yer bike!! its a tesco deal again!!oO



And you opened it!

Good store with some great clearances recently. You have that British disease where you have to knock any successful business.

Bargain !

Got the bird to ring up the same store, apparently they don't sell it. Have to order it online.

is it also available in Birmingham?

Rang oldham none there....is it a 15" or 24" says two different sizes on description

Original Poster

Tom01

Got the bird to ring up the same store, apparently they don't sell it. … Got the bird to ring up the same store, apparently they don't sell it. Have to order it online.


That's rather odd 'coz they did! Guess they've got none left then??
I tried to take a pic of the price ticket, but it didn't come out. I'll try and upload the receipt later.

Update: Receipt added. See post #36


Edited by: "Rich_The_Fish" 21st Sep 2011

Absolute tosh! tesco don't give nothing away

Seems typical with all these Tesco deals... there's about two in-store somewhere and none elsewhere. It's less of a deal-posting and more of a rubbing our noses in what we can't get

Fagol

These deals are usually store specific. No vote.


The user did state where they found it and it's a brill deal. Go on, vote! you know you wanna

Besford

It'll be dreadful bike.......but.........£11........Wow!



I agree, personally i won't spend under £500 on a bike for my 11 year old son to leave in the park unattended whilst he plays football, or goes into the shop for some sweets.

im off to tesco tomorrow anyway so ive got fingers crossed i might be able to get one for my eldest.
absolute bargain for anyone who gets hold of a bike like that for this price

I spoke to a really nice girl in Precott merseyside and she stated they dont have the tornado but there system showed a flite Vortex at £11 so ithink this is why they are showing as none in, checked prescott warrington wigan chester birkenhead all no stock but make sure you ask forthe VORTEX a quick check on google images shows it as the same bike . (and breath)

Besford - Sep 21, 2011 18:57OldEnglish On yer bike!! its a tesco deal … Besford - Sep 21, 2011 18:57OldEnglish On yer bike!! its a tesco deal again!!And you opened it!Good store with some great clearances recently. You have that British disease where you have to knock any successful business.

What?...... opening? British disease? are you a sandwich sort of a picnic?

Original Poster

jtd

I spoke to a really nice girl in Precott merseyside and she stated they … I spoke to a really nice girl in Precott merseyside and she stated they dont have the tornado but there system showed a flite Vortex at £11 so ithink this is why they are showing as none in, checked prescott warrington wigan chester birkenhead all no stock but make sure you ask forthe VORTEX a quick check on google images shows it as the same bike . (and breath)


The box mine came in states that the model is Tornado, but looking at the (partial) picture I tried to take of the price tag, shows "Flight Vo..." so Tesco may well have it listed as the Vortex. Thanks very much for finding this out - I've now added it to the title. Cheers.

This (partial) photo doesn't really help much, but helps support jtd's comment about it being sold as Vortex...
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k586/Rich_The_Fish/IMAG0342.jpg
Edited by: "Rich_The_Fish" 21st Sep 2011

whoop whoop

absolute bargain

heat added.....:{

Can't find any bike deals round Preston. Shame as I've promised my son and daughter bikes for Christmas... need 10" and 12" - oh well!

hot deal, store specific or not

its a kids bike, it was £11, that is a deal

HUKD doesn't say a deal has to be available to the whole of the UK

great find

lindseyanndavis - Sep 21, 2011 19:06Rang oldham none there....is it a 15" … lindseyanndavis - Sep 21, 2011 19:06Rang oldham none there....is it a 15" or 24" says two different sizes on description



15" frame
24" wheels
(a 24" frame would be massive!)

Thanks for that ..... Think I was having a blonde moment lol will ring again in the morn

None in Beckton

hero2zer0

I agree, personally i won't spend under £500 on a bike for my 11 year old … I agree, personally i won't spend under £500 on a bike for my 11 year old son to leave in the park unattended whilst he plays football, or goes into the shop for some sweets.


I can taste the sarcasm but if you are going to buy your son an £11 bike he'd better be hard or he'll get all sorts knocked out of him.

These amazing 'store specific' deals are about as subtle as a brick. Still, they'd be mugs not to use sites like this to their advantage.

No receipt ehh. Someone called and they only sell it online eh......No one else got one.

I was in ASDA tonight and they was some sandwich pork on offer. 20p per pack in stead of 1.50.

Original Poster

Here's the receipt...
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k586/Rich_The_Fish/imag03432.jpg

Rich_The_Fish

Here's the receipt...


Yeah but your boy is still toast if his mates find out...

A single loss leader in one shop a hot deal doth not make

- I get the singular impression they've sussed fora like this and have worked out it's a brilliant way of getting publicity at almost no cost to themselves!

Never been lucky enough to find an instore deal like this myself, and if I did, I'd be tempted to buy all the stock first BEFORE posting it!

voted cold

BeerGoggles

No receipt ehh. Someone called and they only sell it online eh......No … No receipt ehh. Someone called and they only sell it online eh......No one else got one.I was in ASDA tonight and they was some sandwich pork on offer. 20p per pack in stead of 1.50.



Clearly you are a retard, comment 24 is a photo of the deal and was posted before your useless comment.

Gutted! I was in there at lunch time as well. I always come back on here to find out I've missed some deal in there by a couple of hours or just walked past it obliviously. Might pop back in this morning lol. Good find OP
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