Anyone live in London? Created 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:21:24 UTC by Dark Tree Dark Tree

Created 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:21:24 UTC by Dark Tree Dark Tree

Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:21:24 UTC Post #259472
So I have a strange question... does anyone here live in London or around London? There is a store there that has a clothing product I can only get there...
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:25:21 UTC Post #259474
London is at the heart of the outbreak's origin... i wouldn't chance it.
:unsure:
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:39:20 UTC Post #259475
For a Christmas gift for my gf? I would. We Americans. Not known for our smarts.
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:44:24 UTC Post #259477
can't you use the telephone or the internets or are you trying to network?

edit: i'm dying to know now what is it you're trying to find?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:49:59 UTC Post #259479
We Americans. Not known for our smarts.
I'd have to agree... But you make a lot of comercials and TV shows for us up north to enjoy!
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:55:10 UTC Post #259481
oh god don't even say you are canaidian
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 10:56:34 UTC Post #259482
russia is to the north too, technically.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 11:20:32 UTC Post #259483
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Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 12:28:43 UTC Post #259489
God sake man keep that shit out of TWHL.

And Owl man, give us more details. I go to London 3 days a week for uni but London is huge, give us moar.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-06 14:48:42 UTC Post #259495
Aye, finding one store in London is like finding a needle in a Haystack. Except the Haystack is the size a barn, and is one fire, and has a shitty government at the center of it.
38_98 38_98Singin' the doom song
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-08 04:59:16 UTC Post #259576
Ok, so like, theres a Japanese line of clothing called Uniqlo. some of you may have heard of it. They have a viral marketing campaign with catchy music. check it out here:

(warning, fast connection recommended)
http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock/

The website just features music, and dozens of random high definition streaming videos of female Japanese dancers dancing to music. It goes in intervals of 5 seconds. 5 seconds of clock/music ... 5 seconds of hi def video showing off their clothing. It is quite artsty and completely tasteful. Everything worn in the video is available form Uniqlo retailers. Theres nothing specifically original or amazing about their clothes... but the ad is so damn catchy, and at the end of each hour, the color scheme changes, and something random happens...either a 30 second hd clip, a close up of a clock hitting the next hour, or something. It's addicting, and I bookmarked it to check when its about 2 minutes or so before the end of the hour to see the dance routine or whatever they have planned. Wow, I'm completely ranting... but I divulge.

So, they have one store in the USA. Its in New York, New York. I live in the US, but according to Google maps, I live a little over 2,500 miles (4,100 kilometers) from New York, so fuck that. Their online website is really terrible and offers about 5% of their actual products. Like seriously 5 shirts and a couple pants.

However, there are FOURTEEN Uniqlo retailers in and around London. they also have an epic website which offers 95% of their clothing. Now, For me to use their online website, I have to LIVE in the UK to purchase items.... I shopped, added shit to my basket, went to checkout, and in the address, all I could choose was UK. Yeah. Lame. Lets go back 5 days though.

I needed a proxy who lived in the UK to pick up or have the item(s) shipped to their house, so that they could then ship the items to ME.

Proxy. N. [prox-zee]. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.

So, I asked here if anyone lived in London. I asked on some Style forums. I researched ebay, googled for Uniqlo proxies (the folk who are willing to act as courier between me, in the U.S. and the retailer, who is in the U.K.)

Short story long, the items I wanted, because it took so f*****g long to find a proxy and get shit goin, the items became unavailable online. sold out. So, in my efforts to get these clothes I want, (by now, I am more on a mission to get these clothes just to prove I can get them because if I get them I'm epic) I purchase a calling card from NobelCom so I can start calling all of the Uniqlo retailers in London to see if any of them have this product left. So I stay up till 4AM (which is when stores in the UK are opening) and I begin my middle-of-the-night calling. I'm jittery and excited because its fun to call foreign countries. I realize, as the other end is ringing... that maybe they don't speak English in London. I panic, but remember that is Paris, I think. Of course they speak English in London, you fucktard! anyway, Its hard to understand their English, but they have a couple pair in stock of what I want. I call 6 more locations, and they either cant understand ME (which is fucking hilarious because I work at Domino's Pizza, so I have to deal with Spanish people on the phone whom I cant understand, and now the coin is flipped) or they are out of stock.

So anyway, I found a guy who lives in Bournemouth, who is gonna call the store I called and see if they can ship it to him... he doesn't live close enough to London to just do that, but I'm fucking serious, if I don't reserve these things, they are gonna be gone unless they are ALREADY gone.

SO! Here is the name and location of the store in London:

UNIQLO Bromley
Unit 5, The Mall
Bromley, Kent BR1 1TR

Tel: 020 8460 6075

the product I want is women's "HEAT TECH LEGGINGS"
in colour BLACK or DARK GREY ... if those colours are not available, any colour will do, as long as they are size small. It is for my gf. She's always cold, and loves the Uniqlock website and would be really surprised if I got them. she has no idea I've done any of this, lol.

I have found someone who is gonna try and order them to his house... but if one of you LIVE in or around London, or know how to get to this store and want to call and see if they still have a pair and want to reserve a pair and go buy them for me, that would be awesome. of course I would pay you an agreed amount to carry out this task as my hired proxy.

As a side note, that would be epic if I made all of this up to get one of you to buy these $10 pair of black trousers for no reason. But I didn't, I promise. Those leggings will be MINE!!!

... :cool: :nuke: who's up for the task? :nuke: :cool: ...
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-08 05:04:52 UTC Post #259578
I live in london :\
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-08 19:23:26 UTC Post #259617
Anyone over 18 who lives in London? :P
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-09 09:22:49 UTC Post #259659
I think I passed that store last time I was in London. :/
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-09 12:40:05 UTC Post #259662
Dark tree i feel offended! :o
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-09 20:48:44 UTC Post #259687
Dark tree i feel offended! :o
So stop feeling offended :P
38_98 38_98Singin' the doom song
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 01:54:53 UTC Post #259703
Don't be offended, Skals. I just don't deal with paying underaged people. I think there's like a law against having credit cards 17 and under.. therefore, how would I pay you :)
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 04:27:36 UTC Post #259708
Don't lie, you're a cross-dresser and these are for "personal" usage?

Only kidding. :P
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 05:27:37 UTC Post #259713
i have a credit card and im 14 -.- and i can use it to buy things. YEAH YOU HEARD ME!
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 07:31:57 UTC Post #259715
is 18 and over for credit cards an american thing? guess I should get out more :)
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 10:12:15 UTC Post #259716
Well dark tree. I know that anything you pay for in london is probably going to be twice as much as it would be in the new york store. What with our shitty economy and all.

I'm a 2.5 hour train ride from new york, and i met some girl in Jamaica that lives in london. but i rarely get to speak to her with this 5 hour time difference we have.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 13:21:51 UTC Post #259720
Wow, I can't believe I readed all that **. :death:
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-10 16:56:46 UTC Post #259729
anything you pay for in london is probably going to be twice as much as it would be in the new york store.
They don't HAVE what I need in New York. Maybe I didn't specify that. I contacted them. The only place I have found to have the leggings is that one specific store in London.
Wow, I can't believe I readed all that **.
Yeah, I can't believe I TYPED all that **.
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-13 22:49:56 UTC Post #259917
Isn't it getting a bit late for Christmas shopping from abroad by now? I'd offer, but won't be in London or have money for another week or two.
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-13 23:20:48 UTC Post #259918
i have a credit card and im 14
No. You don't. The legal age for a credit contract was 18, and I think might have recently been raised to 21, but i could be wrong.
You have a debit card. Very, very different.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 10 years ago2008-12-13 23:50:52 UTC Post #259923
Man, you sure are crazy for these leggings. People are just crazy about holiday shopping for some reason. I never did get that. It seems like you could get similar leggings from some place that ships to the U.S. Or you could just get her something completely different that would be easier to get. That makes more sense than spending 80 dollars to have some obscure clothes shipped to you. I don't understand people that give an arm and a leg for some little item, I really don't.
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