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oliverale
10-24-02, 01:54 pm
Hi! I'm getting 2 Shelties Guinea Pigs, and I already found someone that will sell me the Correx(Coroplast) but I haven't been able to find the cubes, not even in Littlewoods, Help me out!

Laura0626
10-25-02, 04:41 am
www.littlewoods-index.com...ce=0&wrk=y (http://www.littlewoods-index.com/index/rf.inf.RFServlet?pathinfo=index/browse/ProductPage.html&pca=42480450&rootcat_id=42067152&version_id=193&searchResultSetId=3743919&filterProd=y&minprice=0&wrk=y)

;)

~*Laura, Pumpkin, and Nikki*~

Laura0626
10-25-02, 04:42 am
I just realized they're out of stock. Sorry about that. :-(

Neel
10-28-02, 07:02 am
Thought I had it sussed when I found wire grids in a shopfitters shop. Unfortunately each grid only has 7X7 squares making the holes too big!! Worth a try though in case other shops have different makes.
Found correx but the shop wants £16.99 + VAT for one sheet (4'X8' 3mm). Isn't that too expensive??

daniflemp
11-07-02, 04:08 pm
where did you find the correx cause i cant seem to find it?

Laura0626
11-08-02, 01:09 pm
Try looking for "signs" or even "plastic" in your local phone book. Ask if they have corroguated plastic. They should know what you're talking about.

~*Laura, Pumpkin, and Nikki*~

Neel
11-14-02, 07:50 am
I found the correx in a shop here in East London (Bethnal Green Rd). Look under Plastics - Mfrs & Suppliers in your local Yellow Pages.

Treen
11-19-02, 11:14 am
That does sound a bit pricey. I found it for £5 + vat per sheet (4' x 8'). To have it cut to size was another £2. When I was ringing round I think the most expensive I came across was £12 per sheet, and I know the coloured stuff tends to be more.

Treen
www.treenspigs.com/index.html (http://www.treenspigs.com/index.html)

Treen
12-04-02, 07:32 am
Not as cheaply as Littlewoods/ Index sold them, but it doesn't look as if they plan to restock so this source may be useful to some.

Robert May Shopfittings based in London sell 12 zinc coated aluminium look grids for £19.95 + vat (item number mgp100). They do mail order and the delivery charge per item is £7.50. www.robertmay.co.uk/cubes_systems.html (http://www.robertmay.co.uk/cubes_systems.html) Contact 020 7272 5225 (business hours) 0800 371566 (24 hour catalogue request line). They are currently out of stock but are getting more in about 2 weeks and have no plans to discontinue the line.

If you have a Poundstretcher near you, it may be worth checking there as some sell them (called House and Home organiser cubes).

Remember if you find another source in England/ UK, post it on the Cavy Cages website so other people can be helped to find them www.cavycages.com/ (http://www.cavycages.com/) (scroll down to 'Found mine at' on the menu). You can also check there for new sources others may have posted about.

CavySpirit
12-09-02, 09:53 pm
From the Guinea Lynx forum:

CUBES ARE HERE !!!

YAY !!! Cubes in the UK can be found in Sainsbury's Homebase throughout the UK !!! They are called " Three Teir Bathroom Storage " are white and cost £9.99, untiil end of January when they will go up to £19.99 !!! They are white and are quite frankly...brilliant !!!

I emailed PoundStretcher and got not only a fab reply and not only that, 24 hours later, I got a call saying they's shipped some cubes to my local store. I went in and bought them, and left happy. If you have trouble getting the cubes...go to the PoundStretcher website, and email them for help, they call them House And Home Organiser Cubes.

Later that very same day, when I was in Sainsbury's Homebase, purchasing cable ties...I nearly died. There in glowing pristine packaging was the white cubes. I asked a store assistance how long they'd had them, and got told they's come in the previous day. They think they will be good sellers, so have them on an introductory offer. You can make three cubes from them, so as I wanted white, I will mix and match the matt grey/silver Poundstretcher cubes and the white ones I originally wanted.

So there it is...cubes are here...for how long...no one knows, but Sainsbury's Homebase, or Poundstretcher are your places to go !!!

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia

CavySpirit
12-30-02, 04:35 pm
Also from Soph from a recent GPDD posting:

I found a 'creative cube' type thing in Homebase - it is being sold as a three tier bathroom storage units.

They come in packs of 13 and until then end of Januray they are £9.99 a pack. After this they will double in price.

I had to use food ties to put mine together as the connectors they supply kept slipping, but they might work. I didn't try for very long!!! I made a superb 3 storey cage for my 2 house rabbits with 4 packs, so it cost me £40 in total (I used some carpet offcuts to cover the mesh).

Anyway, I hope this is of use to some of the UK posters who may have been searching (as I have) for cc's for ages.

2steps
01-02-03, 11:41 am
Poundstretcher in Houslow (opposite houslow west tube station) sell cubes (house and home organiser cubes) They are £9.99 for 13 grids, 18 connectors)

jenniwren
01-29-03, 12:52 pm
I also found mine in Poundstretcher (aberdeen), they were reduced to £4.99 a pack.

nirikina
02-01-03, 06:34 pm
Littlewoods are still out of stock, don't know if they are discontinuing. I was actually in Poundstretcher today but didn't think of looking for them there!

Somone mentioned Sainsbury's Homebase earlier in this thread - well they've possibly discontinued them cos I can't find them on their website. Might pop into the local store tomorrow to look.

I found them on Amazon.com but they're not on Amazon.co.uk :-(

I even searched eBay but no luck.

nirikina
02-02-03, 07:35 am
I've contacted Littlewoods about the cubes, and apparently they are available for order over the telephone. Call 08457 444 444.

2steps
02-03-03, 03:59 am
I couldn't find cubes on the homebase website but when I went to the shop and they had them in. They were on offer but I think that ended 31st Jan and are £19.99 now a pack

smelliot
02-14-03, 12:48 am
we poped into homebase just to see if they did have any cubes as we still had not seen any.(14th feb)
They were there and with a big sticker on them £9.99 untill 29.01.03. BUt we thought we would chance it and ask if that was true.
The woman asked the manager and he said we could still have them for £9.99, but he woman had to go and take all the stickers of the other cubes.
So if the stickers are still on and you are cheaky, just ask you might get a kind person let you still have them for a tenner!
There are 13 in a pack so you can make a 4X2. We got two packs so that we could add a top bedroom.
Hope this helps anyone!:p

michaelince
03-12-03, 10:20 am
Hi, my boys are getting pretty upset with me - I promised them a new cage before Christmas. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o">
Littlewoods say they don't & won't be stocking the cubes anymore, similarly Hombase and Poundstretcher. I've rung & visited several stores locally and they don't seem to have any left over stock. Any ideas??:lol:

Also when I rang some local sign makers in Essex they seemed less than happy to supply the Correx - does anyone know of a friendly supplier in south Essex?:mad:

michaelince
03-13-03, 10:02 am
Yay :D Although Homebase don't have the cubes in the depot:( , there are still plenty on the shelves :) - you need to phone around to find a store with any. Ask for product code 118650. I'm off to get mine now. :cool:

Another forum user (nirikina) has kindly pointed me to a friendly (but expensive) local supply of Correx - so Zack & Humbug will be very happy soon!:D

CavySpirit
04-30-03, 07:08 am
From a post on the database:

Monarch Shelving
Phone: 01706 880355
Website: www.monarchdirect.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Cube_Shelving.html (http://www.monarchdirect.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Cube_Shelving.html)
Street:
City: Online in the UK
State: England
Zip:
Comments: I have found this site that also stocks cubes in the UK since Littlewoods seem to always be out of stock these days. A bit expensive at £30 plus Vat but if you can't get them anywhere else.

shellonabeach
05-07-03, 02:11 pm
I read this forum wiht great interest last night thinking finally cubes were easily accessible to me but on ringing around the 5 poundstretchers near me I found out that they no longer stock the cubes and are not planning on getting them again.

Next stop is QD at the weekend and after that the now inflated prices at homebase.

Shelley

michaelince
10-07-03, 02:11 am
I was in QD in Basildon yesterday and they had cubes for £9.99 for 24, there were a selection of colours, all-white, all-grey and green-red-blue.

huuggs
10-19-03, 05:39 am
my emotions on reading this page...

I thought woot maybe they will get a new run and now i don`t think they will!!!!

oh well. will keep trying.8o

Pepper and Blackberry
10-22-03, 06:36 am
Homebase sells cubes in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for £9.99 (buys 13 grids) - these are sold in sets made as bathroom shelving units. Ring your nearest Homebase and check availablilty first.

I found coroplast (also called corex) at a place in Southampton called Formerton Sheet Sales in Lower William Street (I think that was the address - a search on the net should find it). Only about £7.50 for an 8ftx4ft sheet. Very friendly people there, and they cut it down for me to fit in my car (though I had to take care not to get it cut too small to then make the box). Hope this helps.