Notice - 4th March, 2014
OutdoorWorldDirect.co.uk (Outdoor World UK Ltd) successfully made an offer to purchase the domains of a company in liquidation (Escape Outdoors Ltd), these domains, which are now owned by Outdoor World Direct include:
Who are OutdoorWorldDirect?
Outdoor World UK Ltd was formed as a sole trader in 1999, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, by our managing Director, Eric Scotland. We have a store in Huddersfield, and the website OutdoorWorldDirect.co.uk, and have traded successfully as a private limited company since 2003. The company is run by Eric and David Scotland, who oversee the store and web operations.
Who are Escape Outdoors Ltd?
Escape Outdoors were a company based in Warrington, North West England. They offered very similar products and services to ourselves, and also shared a very similar name in Outdoor World. There are in fact around eight Outdoor World's in the UK, all trading as separate business entities. In 2013, Escape Outdoors went into liquidation and will eventually be dissolved in the coming months. Once a company goes into administration, the administrator takes hold of the company and will not let the owners / operators of the business fulfil any outstanding orders until the main creditors of the business are paid. This unfortunately means some customers may of been left without products, when they purchased from Escape Outdoors.
Why did OutdoorWorldDirect buy the Domain Names?
We purchased the domains as they are very similar to our current business trading name, and we felt it was a prudent move to protect our business from competition in the future. We did not want the domains to fall into the wrong hands of our competitors. Customers have always been confused in the past, that there were two "Outdoor World's" on the internet, we feel by acquiring this domain, we can unify the domains to make life easier for the general public.
I placed my order on one of those domains above, what do I do now?
If you placed your order on one of the sites above, then your contract as a buyer, was with Escape Outdoors LTD who are now in liquidation. Unfortunately, there is little we can do to help you, because your contract was not with us. We have no details of a customer base, or order database from Escape Outdoors, and many of the products / brands they sell are not actually stocked by ourselves. However, this does not mean all is lost, the outdoor industry is a small one, and we can maybe put you in touch with people who can help you. You may well still be within the manufacturers guarantee, and we will be happy to put you in contact with the manufacturer should your product develop a manufacturing fault. If this is the case, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us on 01924 409085.