Kites £1.00 @ B & Q 75% off Reserve and Collect
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Kites £1.00 @ B & Q 75% off Reserve and Collect

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Found 25th Aug 2011
Loads to choose from including character ones. Great if stock near you!!
Cars, Toy story. disney princess, lady bug.
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I have the ladybug one and they are really well made, not plastic. Flies great too.
thanks orderd 2 will keep the kids busy
Thanks. nice deal.
Thanks..
None available near me sadly, cracking deals
Cheers - reserved a couple....
thankyou
marteee

None available near me sadly, cracking deals



found some not too far afield that just werent included in the local store options, bonus!
Reserved two, thank you OP x
To everyone who is disgruntled by the reserve and collect system please see this thread on MSE.

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…769

I've tried to start something off in relation to doing something about the awful B&Q r&c system and was shot down in flames at first but the thread is still there so please take the time to have a read.

People are posting what items they reserved at which store and whether or not they had a call to say it was out of stock or if they had a wasted jouney when going to collect.

B&Q have no excuse for such an awful r&c system when other retailers such as Argos are much better.
Good stuff. Thanks.
Seem to be some left at Selly Oak in Birmingham if anyone is interested.
Edited by: "Holte_ender" 25th Aug 2011
got the airflex one for a cheap present for mates son decent enough for £3 [yeah last of the big spenders ] great deal for kid of all ages
Hey..thanks OP....got a few from my local as pressies.
Goodfella123

To everyone who is disgruntled by the reserve and collect system please … To everyone who is disgruntled by the reserve and collect system please see this thread on MSE.http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3444769I've tried to start something off in relation to doing something about the awful B&Q r&c system and was shot down in flames at first but the thread is still there so please take the time to have a read.People are posting what items they reserved at which store and whether or not they had a call to say it was out of stock or if they had a wasted jouney when going to collect.B&Q have no excuse for such an awful r&c system when other retailers such as Argos are much better.




They have a pretty good excuse... their whole stock system is broken They can no longer take orders over the phone because previously the only method available was to write CC details down on paper and then put it through the till after you've made the order, which is most likely illegal. The stock levels recorded are in no way accurate. The r&c details don't get scanned when people do pick up orders, which again plays with stock levels.

The whole entire B&Q payment and ordering system is broken. If you are wanting to fix the r&c system, you'll first have to fix the rest of B&Q. if you could program them a proper system you might be able to make yourself some money
Dont bother reserving and collecting, ive used it 8 times in the past year, 6 times they called me to advise items were oos, other 2 times i made the journey only to be told they were, you guessed it, oos. Waste of time unless you are actually going into the store anyway
reserved 2 thanks
None left near me
reserve as many as you want but you will not get any. b&q r+c system is plop
I picked up one in Cambridge. I think it was the last one though.
If your reserving online, call them up after my local store was pretty helpful and stated they would go and pick the things up, the girl then rang me back to say all was waiting for me when I was ready.

Good deal on the kites, I f*%king hate kites thou!
I have reserved the entire store, hopefully something will be there for me to pick up!
Thanks just ordered 2
Goodfella123

To everyone who is disgruntled by the reserve and collect system please … To everyone who is disgruntled by the reserve and collect system please see this thread on MSE.http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3444769I've tried to start something off in relation to doing something about the awful B&Q r&c system and was shot down in flames at first but the thread is still there so please take the time to have a read.People are posting what items they reserved at which store and whether or not they had a call to say it was out of stock or if they had a wasted jouney when going to collect.B&Q have no excuse for such an awful r&c system when other retailers such as Argos are much better.



I understand your frustration but B&Q have HUGE stores and may have the stock showing as being there but a customer may have picked it up on the way round. I was in at luch today in my local one and it was BUNGED! I heard one of the staff asking another "do you know where the polished lanterns are?" The other guy said "over there" pointing at me! I had the last one in my hand lol. Nothing is perfect, the majority of the time there C&R works when I have used it, its a service that B&Q provide its not a right that customers should have it.
Reserved a couple at mine so we will see - thanks
I reserved one this morning. Was rung up an hour ago and was told they didn't have any in stock

Good website
3 Kites reserved and a barbecue tool kit. Sometimes my wife hates this site
just reserved 4 different kites @ ayr store - called 10 mins later - NONE in stock despite stock levels showing lots in stock!! Useless
I went to a B&Q this morning after reserving some stuff last night.
All the stuff that was 70% off - bean bag chairs, bbq's etc - plenty of stock.

Only snag was it was all in trolleys and had employees names written on them as they had all done a supermarket sweep before the place opened. Even overheard one comment on how they would be busy bunnies on ebay tonight getting rid of it all.
Pretty poor service.
Just had a call stating my reserved ones which were confirmed are oos. Typical
@ ukjoel, Exactly, ordered quite a few things, all in stock, nearest store to me was Darlington (Morton Park) that had them all in stock, a good 25 minute drive away, reserved items 2 hours later got phone call, none of the items are in stock and he didn't know why the online stock checker was showing that they were.

I know why, the gready staff will have stashed them for themselves, as been said to stick on ebay later.
Just got back from going to see if they'd have any for tomorrows r&c pickup. It seems they've not had any kites on sale for ages now, despite having lots in stock online they really do need a big overhaul
Donkii

I understand your frustration but B&Q have HUGE stores and may have the … I understand your frustration but B&Q have HUGE stores and may have the stock showing as being there but a customer may have picked it up on the way round. I was in at luch today in my local one and it was BUNGED! I heard one of the staff asking another "do you know where the polished lanterns are?" The other guy said "over there" pointing at me! I had the last one in my hand lol. Nothing is perfect, the majority of the time there C&R works when I have used it, its a service that B&Q provide its not a right that customers should have it.



I fully understand that. However even after realising that they are oos they don't update the system. I tried to reserve a toilet and basin. The store called the following morning to say it was oos. 6 weeks later the store is showing stock still. I go in there regularly so I know this isn't the case. Pretty poor for a company of their size.
Donkii

I understand your frustration but B&Q have HUGE stores and may have the … I understand your frustration but B&Q have HUGE stores and may have the stock showing as being there but a customer may have picked it up on the way round. I was in at luch today in my local one and it was BUNGED! I heard one of the staff asking another "do you know where the polished lanterns are?" The other guy said "over there" pointing at me! I had the last one in my hand lol. Nothing is perfect, the majority of the time there C&R works when I have used it, its a service that B&Q provide its not a right that customers should have it.



I fully understand that. However even after realising that they are oos they don't update the system. I tried to reserve a toilet and basin. The store called the following morning to say it was oos. 6 weeks later the store is showing stock still. I go in there regularly so I know this isn't the case. Pretty poor for a company of their size.
Awesome- thank you!
futura

Dont bother reserving and collecting, ive used it 8 times in the past … Dont bother reserving and collecting, ive used it 8 times in the past year, 6 times they called me to advise items were oos, other 2 times i made the journey only to be told they were, you guessed it, oos. Waste of time unless you are actually going into the store anyway


and in relation to the post by dreamager.

This is nothing new and has always been how B&Q operate. There system just isn't designed properly. They were quick to jump on the R&C bandwagon but have never been able to pull it off like others including homebase and argos.
So its all down to luck if you manage to get what you reserved and all B&Q Mngmnt & staff know this and so have any number of excuses to cover themselves when staff think the item is too good to pass up or if a customer is deemed to have reserved too many item and is getting too good a deal.
Reserved 14 items will report back to say how many i actually managed to get.
Edited by: "DontSellYourGold" 25th Aug 2011
Thanks Op managed to get a couple for my daughter

I did click and reserve but thats not worth doing as dont think you are guaranteed they will be there when you collect like Argos system as staff floor picked them when I arrived so lucky they still had them. I was told that reserved items are usually taken off the shop floor after 6pm so think you are better checking online if local store has stock then going there as soon as you can to get them
after reserving , got the oos call!
armaita

after reserving , got the oos call!


had 3 of those oos calls
deided not to waste any time reserving & collectng & just went to a couple of stores - got the ones I wanted and then went home!

Lots of other goodies at the store, guess they're trying to clear out all the summer junk by the end of the Bank Holiday Weekend (presumably to make way for plastic snowmen & xmas lights!)
seems like there's plenty of these kites around
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