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Searching for fans!

Posted by Kylie-183302 - Created: 14 years ago
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We have searched high and low for standing floor fans. All Darty shops have run out. None in Carrefour or Group Digital etc etc. Does anyone know of a shop between Monaco and Antibes that still has stock left?? You would have thought that living in a hot country would mean that the shops were well stocked for just this sort of thing.......!

Help would be very much appreciated! Thanks

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Posted by Kylie-183302 - 14 years ago

Thank you all for your advice and ideas!!! Have finally located one in the shop next to Super U right here in Monaco!!!

We're now cool people at night!

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Posted by tiffany-188945 - 14 years ago

Dear Kylie,

We live in antibes and went through the same retarded measures

searching for a "fan". No france does not work that way, it is not

a consumer driven country like usa (i'm american we can buy a fan

Jan-Dec). Although you would think hey lets stock fans and sell

them for more to make some money, nope it would be too much planning

and work. Long story short after running around for 4 days, i went

to the small casino shop two seconds from my house and viola!

on top of the freezer section were fans! It was really silly because

we kept getting all this info that was incorrect on where to find

them. I also found some on-line @ Conforama., but a lot were not

available. Anyway good luck. Hope you found some.

Regards

Tiffany

Tiffany in Antibes

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

Just to agree with Sir Lurkalot and mention that it's a good time to order your winter logs now too.  Lower prices and faster delivery and they'll be really dried out for those colder months, which of course is hard to imagine at the moment! Hope you found your fans!


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Posted by SirLurkalot - 14 years ago

The stock of things like fans, swimwear and barbeques in shops is very seasonal.  At this time of year there's either lots of stock and sale reductions, or no stock and the shops aren't interested in getting more in for another eight months.  I remember we had problems buying floor fans exactly a year ago in exactly the same situation, but we bought the fans we needed in April this year when there was lots of stock and choice.  You just have to think ahead.

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 14 years ago

REMY - 40 Bld. St.Roch in Nice have them.stgeorge

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Posted by Kylie-183302 - 14 years ago

Thanks for that - I'll go shopping again today!

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Posted by leslie-179832 - 14 years ago

Hi,

Pier Imports  in Cannes has some standing fans, they are really nice with a retro 1940 cassablanca feel.

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Posted by MSM2000UK-181816 - 14 years ago

Hiya,

A couple of suggestions.

1. Did you look in Car4 in Monaco but upstairs in the electronics section?

2. If you go to Beausoleil, as you enter it, on the right where the car park entrance is (after the Alcazar) is a shop like Homebase in the UK and so they may have some in there.

Good luck...when we moved down to Monaco, we took our fans from London with us and we are very grateful for doing so!

Max