Harrods 2004 Solids
Posted 14 October 2004 - 08:23 PM
Speaking of little bears - I wasn't sure if it had been posted already but this year's bear is called Thomas. Wonder if we will get a girl next year?
Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:46 PM
I LOVE the Harrod's solids...... not only this year's, but every solid I have ever gotten from them. Like Jacky, I love the Palace the best. Don't ask me why, but I love the postal box the best of this year's, and the telephone booth from last year. Oh, heck, I love all of them!!!
Linda from Hotlanta
Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:24 PM
Posted 17 October 2004 - 02:38 PM
I believe Alison said he was called after the manager of the Toy Departments new baby. Isn't that sweet??????????
Posted 17 October 2004 - 05:15 PM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:24 PM
How and where ?
Thank you for your help.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:27 PM
The teddy, postbox and English emblems are available through Harrods of London. The contact information is listed under the yellow tabs at the top of the page under "store locations"
If calling from the US you must first dial 011 44 then the Harrods #
Hope this helps
Posted 21 October 2004 - 02:55 PM
Thank you for all you do, the photos, opinion and the general mood of this site.
I feel confortable with you.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 01:04 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 01:42 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 01:44 PM
I can only say they told me the price was £ 130 so it makes $ 239. The dollar is very low at that time but it can't explain the shipping price costs so much.
I hope I could help.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 02:41 PM
$765/3 is $255.
It doesn't make sense that almost all of the exclusive solids here go overseas after 6 months but the Harrods solids don't make their way over here. It sure would save on all those shipping costs.
I do believe this topic was mentioned on the conference call. Guess we'll have to see what happens in the future.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 04:59 PM
On top of that they have a 2.5% charge for using the credit card, then your credit card provider takes out their commission for converting it into foreign currency (well ours does), and then you're left with avery nice but very expensive solid . . . . still, you could wait until it comes up on Ebay or until the exchange rates favour you . . . .
If it's any consolation, us Aussies can't buy more than one at a time because we get stung (like a bee!) for customs duty if the value of the purchase is more than AUD$400.00 (not hard!)
Harrods charge GPB30.00!! just to ship over here. That's 3 times more expensive than normal. However, it's cheaper than the plane fare!!
Posted 25 October 2004 - 05:31 PM
This year was a nice change. Third times the charm. Emails answered next day. Solids came quickly. No problems other than contacting my cc company ahead of time about the purchase (which I forgot initially).
After spending over $700 for 3 solids, they should at least send me a GWP. I rarely spend that much on anything. Shouldn't Harrod's cosmetics department reward me? Not such a big deal, but it sure would be nice.
Yeah, shipping is high. I wished it was less. I think of it this way: cheaper to pay Harrod's shipping than to buy it off ebay. Everybody wants profit. By the time sellers add an extra $100+ to start bids and/or competition gets rough, I'd rather buy these solids from the source. One of the few times I feel retail + shipping is a bargain. Plus, I didn't have to pay vat and customs duty.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 05:51 PM
It's no wonder the prices on Ebay are always more enticing, despite the huge profit making of some sellers. I'd rather buy the solids from the source too, but sometimes it's just not worth it!!
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