Is Oookworks back in business?

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Gobila, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Gobila

    Gobila Backpacker

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  2. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Saw this and posted the same question in the random thread. Great if someone is running with this as I’d be interested in a new inner. :)
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  3. Gobila

    Gobila Backpacker

    Yep would be great if so. I do feel that, if it has been bought by someone, they should make it clear that that's the case. Will be interesting to see if what they start producing is of a similar quality to what they used to.
  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I think its still Sean. I don't see how someone would buy a brand so damaged with so many customers who lost money. Furthermore if someone had bought it, the under new management statement would be key to rectifying the trust issues. Time will tell which I guess
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  5. JohnMacQueen

    JohnMacQueen Trail Blazer

    Looks like it. Wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole though considering he probably still owes a bunch of people money
  6. William.K

    William.K Trail Blazer

    The website has updated. Selling stuff sacks only atm.
  7. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    I appreciate all that’s been said and done. Sean has never done me any harm, but then I never gave him that opportunity. We all make mistakes, and many will take wrong turns in life.

    I understand bitterness by anyone who was given poor service, I would probably be just as unforgiving. However, when someone is trying to turn back on course, they will need support to maintain it.

    Just sayin’ :)
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  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It's a new owner last 2 months according to screenshot of message on a FB group.
  9. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Two things from the site make me think it's not under new management
    "I have some exciting new ultralight products, new to OookWorks (things that I’ve been testing in Wales and Scotland for the last two years)."
    &
    "Exciting times as most of the family are involved now. Hope you’ll stick with us."
    But don't know, they just seem like strange comments from someone who is new to the business to me
  10. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    To my recollection the previous problems were chiefly an inability to meet / produce customised orders. It would appear that the (New) business model has changed to one of producing stock items for sale rather than taking customised / bespoke orders. .... hopefully this will alleviate the vast majority of previous concerns.

    Time will tell.
  11. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I think it’s someone new from the spiel.

    mdf /Plywood templates For inners Is not a good investment for me.
    Silnylon stuff sacks is a poor starter offering IMO

    hope it works though
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  12. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    I’ve ordered some kit from them today.

    TBH I don’t want any UL kit, it’s all flimsy and ‘orrible, but I would support any of you if you were in the same boat.

    Give the fella a chance... unless you’ve been right royally rogered by him, then I understand :)
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  13. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It's a different person now.

    You can likely find Sean on Facebook if you want to contribute
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  14. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Then a new business has my business - happy days :D
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  15. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    ***It’s a new business***

    Just checked my paypal payment

    Merchant:

    WildFire Expeditions Ltd

    chris@grandvictorian.co.uk

    There we go then :thumbsup:
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  16. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Section Hiker

    Companies house for the above.

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  17. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Let’s hope he can make a go of it. I hope Sean is ok too.
  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

  19. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    It would be brilliant if he can make it work, especially with Sean’s designs which were excellent.
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  20. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Perhaps a solid inner for the X-mid would be a popular item, may be years quicker than DROP.
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