Kimbolton fireworks tungsten

smurftech

Noble the 1st
#10
An interesting box the Tungsten.....only 9 fireworks and yet over 500g of powder, good solid contents, no puffery or other over packaging. Well worth it at the right price.....anyone got this particular box at a good price?
 
#14
It appears Kimbolton stuff is tough to get a good deal on, not a brand associated with half price deals or similar.
Even in specialist shops it's sold close to RRP. Your best bet is to try to find a garden centre that sells it as that's where you usually find the best deals on Kimbolton. Past few years I've seen it less in Garden Centres and more in specialist shops though.
 
#15
Yeah, quite rightly so.. I can't think of a bad piece that i've seen from Kimbolton.
Yeah, it can seem a bit pricey but your paying for premium ingredients, ie. Little to no smoke on fountains and full of vibrant punchy colours. We all look at total NEC for value, but the quality of that NEC is just as important when you might be paying for less than premium ingredients that are Smokey and with less colours.
 

AnthonyUKpyro

Royal Knight the 1st
#16
Even in specialist shops it's sold close to RRP. Your best bet is to try to find a garden centre that sells it as that's where you usually find the best deals on Kimbolton. Past few years I've seen it less in Garden Centres and more in specialist shops though.
Kimbolton probably frown on retailers selling their products for cheap money and come on hard on those whom do and I would not be surprised at them making it a rule that "YOU WILL sell at or near RRP on our products", unlike other UK fireworks manufacturers importers and distributors who, on the other hand, don't mind this practice and will often turn a blind eye to it bearing in mind the ridiculous RRP's they put on their products......;)
 
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#17
Kimbolton probably frown on retailers selling their products for cheap money and come on hard on those whom do and I would not be surprised at them making it a rule that "YOU WILL sell at or near RRP on our products", unlike other UK fireworks manufacturers importers and distributors who don't mind this practice and often turn a blind eye to it bearing in mind the ridiculous RRP's they put on their products......;)
Maybe in some cases, but I had this conversation last week when I picked up my stash from my local specialist who mentioned Jorge in this regard and said they are expensive, but their prices are pretty much RRP as they are expensive to stock, so there ain't much budging on the prices.
 

Vladster

Esquire the 3rd
#18
Yeah, it can seem a bit pricey but your paying for premium ingredients, ie. Little to no smoke on fountains and full of vibrant punchy colours. We all look at total NEC for value, but the quality of that NEC is just as important when you might be paying for less than premium ingredients that are Smokey and with less colours.
Couldn't agree more Joe, some people look at nec and think it's the only thing that matters but it really isn't.
 

Vladster

Esquire the 3rd
#20
I really like the look of the Tungsten box, i was close to buying it this year tbh but i opted for the Black Cat Jupiter instead as they were the same price. I'll probably buy one next year as i love my boxes and this will fit in nicely with the other boxes i have.
 
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