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Can anyone tell me why these dealers cannot or refuse to ship to .....UPDATE: It’s here!!!  And it’s bigger than I thought!!!
Posted: 03 May 2011 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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According to one site: http://www.blurtit.com/q133550.html, sold Flymo mowers here in the U.S.  I’ve gone to their site however and I see only huge (almost) farming mowers.

If you wish to contact their USA office you can write to, Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products Incorporation, 1030 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta GA. The best way to get in touch with them would be by calling on their toll free number that is; 1-800-633-522. Or if you want to send them e-mail or check their website you can log on to their official website or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). There is one more address where you can send mail to Flymo Lawn Mower Company. This is the head office address in United Kingdom for Flymo Lawn Mover; Huskvarna AB (publ) Jonkoping Corporate Identity number; 556000-5331. You can mail them Southeast-561 82 Husqvarna. You can try calling on +463 614 6700.For more information about Flymo Lawn Company log on to

So I sent a message to the e-mail address for them given in the Blurtit site but I had no idea if it was still active.  I heard from them, sent them my address back and am now waiting for a reply.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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This company - http://www.mowdirect.co.uk/acatalog/info.html - seems like they might ship abroad if you contact them to discuss what you need.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Thank you Madmouse.  I have sent them an inquiry along with my address and phone number. 

I have received a reply from one of my many with a shipping cost of 89 GBP for an 80 GBP (roughly $278 total)
Flymo Turbo/Turbolite 400 TL400 Electric Hover Mower (which is larger and heavier)

So I’m now waiting for two other replies, one being the store you’ve given me Madmouse!  Both of these know exactly what I want, the microlite.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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It might be easier to just get some goats or geese.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Oh believe me Acci, if either or both were permitted by the HOA I surely would and happily!

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Posted: 03 May 2011 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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One thing to watch Huli,  If you get a model that is designed for European use at 240 v it might not work properly over here.  It is quite easy to get a transformer to drop the voltage to 120 but the problem is the difference between 50 hz and 60 hz.  Many devices wont’ have problems with this sort of thing but motors can be sensitive to the difference in frequency and using one at the wrong frequency may shorten it’s life. 

When I returned from my tour in Germany that was one of the things they warned us about.  Most electronics that doesn’t have motors have a built in converter but a lot of stuff with motors doesn’t.  So I’m not sure about the model sold in the states but I would assume that it is built to operate on North American electrical systems.  If you get it from overseas it may not.

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Posted: 03 May 2011 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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It seems that those that were sold here also had to have a converter.  The ones recommended by Flymo are the larger ones sold at Home Depot, Lowes and through Amazon.  I already have one picked out gray.  I do know what you are talking about since we travled and lived overseas but also carried our own electronics, machines etc. so had to use them daily.

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Posted: 04 May 2011 05:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I have received an e-mail response from mowdirect, the linked store you sent to me Madmouse :

Good Morning

I am afraid we do not ship to the USA

Apologies for any inconvenience

Kind Regards,

Sally
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Posted: 04 May 2011 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Aren’t you glad you asked? wink  LOL

I just LOVE it when companies are such founts of info! LOL

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Posted: 04 May 2011 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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I’m beginning to get worried about conspiricies. 

I have been talking to Dobbies Garden ( Dobbies.com ) who sell these since yesterday.

They even agreed giving me a break on the shipping along with a discount. However, even while I had them on the phone while I submitted the order we saw that my bank was refusing to release funds. I had to call the bank who advised me they have a block on the UK for all accounts. They lifted it for me for a space of just a few hours but Dobbies still hadn’t gotten their funds when I called them minutes afterwards.  I even gave them all my card information over the phone yet again and the bank still refused to release my funds.  It’s possible there is a delay so I asked them to keep trying and let me know by the close of their business day before going home.  I didn’t think doing yet another order would be very bright at this juncture.

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Posted: 04 May 2011 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Huli, not sure if you saw my response on Facebook or not, but I’ll let you know here what Dave was telling me.  Apparently there have been a bunch of the Nigerian-type scams going on, originating in the UK.  So, to protect their customers, banks have had blocks against transactions to UK companies.  Our son Jake had a similar problem a couple of months ago—he wanted to do a money transfer and was told that he couldn’t unless he visited his bank branch in person—kind of tough to do when he’s thousands of miles from the nearest one! LOL

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