HotUKDeals midnight mission

Hello Hello, I thought I would share the quest of 2 hotUKdeals readers to go and buy ourselves one of the Garmin Nuvi 300 sat nav units we saw on this thread:

hotukdeals.com/for…147

We started phoning different stores around 11pm yesterday trying to locate any units that were left. Many of the ASDA stores just let their phones ring and ring for 35 minutes or so before even answering but we persisted with every open store in Kent, starting with Broadstairs (about as far east in kent as you can go) to Tilbury on the other side of the dartford tunnel in essex...

Broadstairs
Canterbury
Ashford
Sittingbourne
Shoeburyness
Chatham
Gravesend
Kingshill
Clapham
Roehampton

We got some help on the phone while speaking to them, but many stores called us back, sometimes an hour later; so it took until 1am to find one in Chatham, and 2.30am to find the other in Gravesend.

Although we were promised that they would be held until 12 noon the (now) same day we thought that it was worth going now if we really wanted them as knowing my luck I always seem to miss out on something I really fancy from instore promos.

I left the house at 2.45am and drove over to my friends house to embark on the mass voyage to get our satnavs.. i'm glad he brought me a drink from inside his house.. anyway.. here are some photos!

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Filled up with £25 of petrol for the journey.. didn't want to get short looking for a petrol station at that time in the morning in goodness knows where.

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I had plotted a map to Gravesend, expected journey time there 1hr 12mins each way, excluding the detour to Chatham.

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We arrived at chatham at around 3.20am.. still dark outside

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Massive store but not a single person to be seen

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Spotted behind the counter!

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Original Poster

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/note.jpg
Nice little note! Thanks Gerry H whoever you are!

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/cash.jpg
Busted out some cash

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/james-success.jpg
First sucess of the evening!

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/outside-gravesend.jpg
Using the first satnav and the post code for Gravesend asda we got there in no time... on this one occasion I parked in a disabled spot.. there was not one other car in the entire car park. Not surprising as it was a mad time in the morning.. note that its now light outside

Original Poster

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/gravesend.jpg
Welcome!

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/dave-success.jpg
Dave got his, however in this store they charged him £99 whereas I got mine for £98.99. Clearly he was distrought at the fact that my deal was hotter!

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/in-car-left.jpg
Installed on the left for dave to use while I was driving.. we then headed home.

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/in-car-right.jpg
In a more permenant location... where I can reach it!

http://jameslstewart.googlepages.com/clock.jpg
Arrived home at 5.34am

So there we have it... I hope nobody underestimates the lengths us nutcases will go to for a bargain!

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LMAO, now thats a crap comic book:giggle:

Now that is dedication to deal hunting.

Banned

Ain't they cute, the first on looks like he's only old enough for a sat nav on his skateboard:giggle:

Prissymiss

Ain't they cute, the first on looks like he's only old enough for a sat … Ain't they cute, the first on looks like he's only old enough for a sat nav on his skateboard:giggle:



haha hes older then me and im the other one lol

Original Poster

Prissymiss

Ain't they cute, the first on looks like he's only old enough for a sat … Ain't they cute, the first on looks like he's only old enough for a sat nav on his skateboard:giggle:



haha its my car in the photo.. im 21!

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damos22

haha hes older then me and im the other one lol



Hell it's Friday, I wouldn't say no...................



Well, maybe after 12 when I've had a few............


and a few more:giggle:

Prissymiss

Hell it's Friday, I wouldn't say no...................Well, maybe after … Hell it's Friday, I wouldn't say no...................Well, maybe after 12 when I've had a few............and a few more:giggle:



lol burned

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Only joking, I'm sure you're both lovely.


At least you know the right way to go:whistling:

Prissymiss

Only joking, I'm sure you're both lovely. At least you know the right … Only joking, I'm sure you're both lovely. At least you know the right way to go:whistling:



that is true, whats your postcode lol

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damos22

that is true, whats your postcode lol



RM.......

Original Poster

hahaha

Prissymiss

RM.......


and the rest, d.o.b. :whistling: lol

damos22

and the rest, d.o.b. :whistling: lol




Lol, :w00t: :giggle:

It's that bloke off 5th gear! (2nd pic of person)

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fireheaven

Lol, :w00t: :giggle:



I've seen their pictures and they're being fussy????:thinking:

Prissymiss

I've seen their pictures and they're being fussy????:thinking:



Those who live in glass houses... lol

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damos22

Those who live in glass houses... lol



I don't and if I did it would be a house of mirrors so I could check out how lovely I look.

LOL:giggle:

How sad that the youth of today can't read a map. :-( :giggle:

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Syzable

How sad that the youth of today can't read a map. :-( :giggle:



The wise one has spoken, and how are you on this particularly drab summers evening?

Prissymiss

The wise one has spoken, and how are you on this particularly drab … The wise one has spoken, and how are you on this particularly drab summers evening?



I'm not bad miss P, how are you?

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Syzable

How sad that the youth of today can't read a map. :-( :giggle:



Plus, you can always find the right place:giggle:

haha thats quality...enjoyed reading it..dunno who is sadder me or them for documenting it haha....its something me and my ex best m8 would do....good on yas...

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Syzable

I'm not bad miss P, how are you?



Me, I'm always good:evil:

Prissymiss

Me, I'm always good:evil:



:thumbsup: :-D

That made brilliant reading, Took a lot of effort to post etc!!

Nice car BTW also.

Quality thread guys!!!

Lol, funny thread made me smile - have got the mission impossible theme running through my head now!

Good work orangejuice and damos22. Its nice to see commitment, did you get ANY sleep.
Ive driven through the night before, pumped up on redbull and nicotine, not for a sat nav though! :w00t:

More threads like this please.:thumbsup: (only if its an adventure, I dont really want to see if you get 2 out of date kitkats for 20p )

You must have been really annoyed about going 1p over on the petrol.

I'm from Canterbury by the way so you must be quite near me

Greg

You must have been really annoyed about going 1p over on the petrol.I'm … You must have been really annoyed about going 1p over on the petrol.I'm from Canterbury by the way so you must be quite near me



I only live 3 miles away from Gravesend, I could have got it and sent it. I done this kind of mission to Tesco when I got my laptop...good fun ain't it?!!!

LOL that's quite a story :lol:

That was class, no traffic, no customers but you have to do these things otherwise someone will beat you to it, even if it is on reserve. A big :thumbsup: to you both.

Can't believe you guys did that. Hilarious!

There ought to be a new thread for a "Do you live near Xxxxx and can you pick up yyyyyy for me?"

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Fixngrout

More threads like this please.:thumbsup: (only if its an adventure, I … More threads like this please.:thumbsup: (only if its an adventure, I dont really want to see if you get 2 out of date kitkats for 20p )



Lol, so i took all of those pics for nothing??? :giggle: what if its 2 out of date kitkats for 19p??? Then can I post? :giggle:

AAWWWWW!!!! Bless:-D The delight on your sweet little faces!

That really made me giggle!
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