The MAPsport SHOP

5 Atahu Grove, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand Phone (04) 566 2645

SILVA PRICE REDUCTION (1 Nov 11, updated 12 Nov)

For the last few years Silva has been owned by a Finnish company. They interposed a number of steps between NZ and Sweden where the compasses are made, and these led to shortages down under - including the thumb compasses that led to the startup of the MAPsport Shop!

These steps also seemed to have a cost. For example the RRP (recommended retail price) of their top compass the Jet Spectra was $250! MAPsport's wish to encourage you into better gear brought the price down to $190, but it's still a lot. Even the cheapest real thumb compass the "Nor" is a big step beyond a boyscout compass, and we cut our margin to bring it to you at $98.

But Silva is now back in Swedish hands! We hope that will be the end of shortages. Already there are new prices for the specialised equipment we use in orienteering. Here are the changes we have been able to bring you:

We have taken a hit on existing stock bought at the higher prices, but want to bring you the benefits ASAP. We know you'll join us in saying to Silva Sweden, "tack sa mycket!" (thanks so much...)

And we've asked them to please review the price for the thumb magnifier. We're still selling them at wholesale! Unbelieveable.

Update 12 Nov: We import some other lines direct, and the strength of the dollar has enabled us to drop some prices as stock moves through.
Reductions today are gaiters, tops, pants and tights from Vavrys and Sportvogl.

All enquiries to onsite at Major Events. For mail order phone (04) 566 2645, or write to 5 Atahu Grove, Lower Hutt 5010. We'll invoice with the goods, and you can pay by cheque, bank transfer, Visa or Mastercard. Prices shown include GST.