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geobloke



Member Since: 06 Nov 2012
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Opie Oils
Superb service from Opie Oils this week. Parcel arrived in perfect time and condition, plus the forum discount :

Better value than Halfords by a country mile...


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Post #697146 30th Mar 2018 9:39am
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LandymanStefan



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England 2001 Defender 90 Td5 SW Epsom Green
How do you get the forum discount? Can you pm me.
Need to make a big order this weekend
Post #762703 9th Mar 2019 6:45pm
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dorsetsmith



Member Since: 30 Oct 2011
Location: South West
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Use the code DEF2 and get 10% Club Discount
View Opie Oils Current Offers Here > >
oilman's website: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/ - register for news and offers
email: sales@opieoils.co.uk
phone: 01209 202944
Post #762704 9th Mar 2019 6:53pm
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custom90steve



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I use them every time, really good.

If you ask nicely they might even give you some free air fresheners too. Whistle Diesels Lives Matter.
Like Thunder We Do Roll’
Post #762706 9th Mar 2019 7:02pm
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Rashers



Member Since: 21 Jun 2015
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Corris Grey
I got some stuff for the first time last week and was very impressed with the service 👍
Post #762712 9th Mar 2019 7:30pm
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Siwynne



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I reordered this friday by phone. Discount was applied without asking as my previous order was recognised. Should be here Monday according to FedEx tracking. Spot on service every time so far.
Post #762727 9th Mar 2019 9:11pm
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oilman
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Thanks for the kind words chaps. We are also on the Forum so if in any doubt about what you need or club discount etc then just give us a shout Thumbs Up

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Guy Use the code DEF2 and get 10% Club Discount
View Opie Oils Current Offers Here > >
oilman's website: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/ - register for news and offers
email: sales@opieoils.co.uk
phone: 01209 202944
Post #762879 11th Mar 2019 12:10pm
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X4SKP



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

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Post #762901 11th Mar 2019 3:40pm
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jst



Member Since: 14 Jan 2008
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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey
Good mug!

Opie for me to. Superb service and they have e everything I need. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
130 Puma Station wagon/camper (in the making)
90 Puma Hardtop
Post #762905 11th Mar 2019 4:11pm
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X4SKP



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey
maybe better suited to the job in hand...

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Post #762917 11th Mar 2019 5:37pm
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Birdy



Member Since: 07 Oct 2011
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black
Castrol’s recommendation for my pre-cat truck is Magnatec Stop-Start 5W-30 A5, the same for my Duratec-engined Mog.

Opie’s offer of 4 litres + 1 litre free less DEF2 Discount, works out at 15 litres for £80.86. Ordered yesterday, free delivery today, what more could you want?

Peter
Post #780987 10th Jul 2019 3:34pm
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donmacn



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I'm afraid I have to take issue with these 'warm words' about Opie.

I've used them in the past (I assume happily) so thought I would again. Built up a shopping cart of about £80. Remember, "Free shipping in the UK for orders over £75".

Shipping? "That'll be £35".

Eh? I thought I was still on the UK mainland? IV postcode, near Inverness.

Now I know that if you click on the "Free shipping" linky, it's qualified to exclude Grampian and Highlands -but you need to click on it. At first glance it's misleading to say the least. If I was at the far end of a single track road, up a remote glen, or on a distant island involving a 3 hour ferry crossing, this might have some logic. However, the A9 for all its faults is a major trunk road; and all of the courier networks have depots in town anyway.

So, I'll need to find someone else to supply oils who doesn't try to mislead their customers.

I think the weight of the shipment was up to about 12kg - but I know from experience I can post something like that for £10 - £14. That I could have accepted - even leaving aside the "free shipping" claim - but £35 is nonsense.

Anyone know of any other good oil suppliers?

Yes, this is a rant... but I'm afraid I do think it is important to point this out to save anyone else wasting their time if they are in the "wrong" geography. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html )
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...
Post #978399 16th Jan 2023 7:06pm
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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green
Have you tried contacting them directly?

If they use the same couriers all the time I guess it may be a stipulation of them (couriers) as opposed to Opie themselves.
Post #979567 24th Jan 2023 2:21pm
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donmacn



Member Since: 06 Nov 2017
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Yes, I did contact them directly and it's probably fair to them to summarise their response here.

Basically they are changing from one courier to another. Timescales meant they had to go with the stipulated FedEx rates, even if they weren't happy. Because of the high FedEx charges they are also setting up RoyalMail tracked options, just that they are not there yet.

They did offer as a 'one off' to try and do something for me outside the system (but I'd already gone elsewhere).

They also agreed that the "free UK shipping" was misleading and have asked their IT team to have a look at that.

Meanwhile another seller, in Darlington, got my entire 30L order to me for a shipping cost of £6.95+VAT.

So I think I'd agree that these are short-term issues, and it was just "bad timing" on my part - but I'd also still feel that their customer-facing messaging left a bit to be desired.

Hope that's fair. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html )
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...
Post #979576 24th Jan 2023 3:13pm
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