Parkside tools at Lidl

just to make you aware , if you buy any parkside tools that need consumables , or replacement batteries , you are going to struggle 

in the user manuals it tells you to go to https://www.kompernass.com/de/parkside/ to place your orders , however they have decided since brexit not to get involved in UK vat , and simply refuse to post to the UK 
I have 4 x 20v powertools , 3 of my larger 4ah batteries are now failing/failed and i am down to a singular 2ah battery , alternative sorses are ebay with a huge markup 

seems a shame that over £200 worth of tools and resorting to ebay for batteries 

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  • yksi
    yksi Posts: 1,024 Forumite
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    Have you contacted LIDL to see if they have any suggestions?
  • yes , by phone and by messenger on faceache , they state they have no UK stock and are "looking into it" 
    I rightly pointed out that I would have no reason to return £200 worth of tools (4 items) as they were as such not faulty , it was the consumables (batteries) that had failed rendering the tools un usable 
    and a £200 orniment ,that would stop me buying so much as a parkside screwdriver now 
  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,768 Forumite
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    Isn't Brexit great at cutting down all the red tape and making everything frictionless!
  • yes , however a greater proportion of the UK thought it was a good idea , as a side note alloy car wheels in uk , most sellers did not keep stock , they were drop shipped from germany , due to brexit and £135 limit before import duty , thay cannot drop ship , mst be sent to uk seller first , however people like demon tweaks say 300-400 wheels on back order andf not taking new orders now 
  • yes , however a greater proportion of the UK thought it was a good idea , as a side note alloy car wheels in uk , most sellers did not keep stock , they were drop shipped from germany , due to brexit and £135 limit before import duty , thay cannot drop ship , mst be sent to uk seller first , however people like demon tweaks say 300-400 wheels on back order andf not taking new orders now 
    Oh heavens! Won't anybody think of the children...... Well teenagers in there badly improved ford fiestas not being able to easily order bling alloys.... I had realised the impact that brexit was going to have on the youth I would never have voted for it.
  • Spank
    Spank Posts: 1,751 Forumite
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    I didn't know that if you were over 20 your not allowed to have aftermarket alloys, you learn something every day.
  • Lidl were selling batteries  and tools in my store a couple of weeks ago and they seem to come on offer quite often.
  • Pls could someone help… I’ve just purchased a 20v Parkside drill/driver, and am using a florabest battery. If I pull trigger straight back, it turns on for 3/4 seconds then turns off!! If you pull trigger slowly and build up to full whack it’s all fine.

    Ive not got a Parkside battery to test this happens the same. So is this normal, or perhaps the florabest battery isn’t quite compatible??
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