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Screwfix, Ince
Started by: dave© (3472) Report abuse
How long has this been there?

Posted by: stevejmac14 (563)  Report abuse
Early on in the year, Dave. Feb/March? Something like that.

Posted by: dave© (3472) Report abuse
Thanks Steve, I didn't know there was one there, only found out when looking for an item and it asked, check local stores.

Posted by: cordyline (4819)   Report abuse
Similar to Screwfix is TOOLSTATION

Sell same kind of things as Screwfix; sometimes a tad cheaper

Opposite to The Orwell pub - bottom of Wallgate

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
Toolstation and Wickes both belong to Travis Perkins.
Screwfix, B&Q, Brico-Depot, and others, all belong to Kingfisher Group.

So ......

why does a 110mm soil-pipe 45 degree bend cost £9.29 in B&Q, £8.99 in Screwfix and only €2.75 in Brico-Depot?

Posted by: bentlegs (4324) Report abuse
Quality lad. Quality,

Says Roy Darbishire

Posted by: priscus (7147) Report abuse
"a 110mm soil-pipe 45 degree bend cost £9.29"

Acute way to take the pi55, eh!

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
Roy Daaaaarbyshire - Roy Daaaaaarbyshire! - Them prices are for exactly the same product, sold by companies belonging to the same group!
B&Q DO take the P155. If you have a 'Tradepoint' account, be careful. They give the price net of vat then, when the vat is added on, you've paid the same as Joe Public pays, sometimes more!

Posted by: dave© (3472) Report abuse
I've never trusted B&Q prices, a few years ago I bought an item marked at £3.30 and I was charged £4.45. I would never use them now except in an emergency.

Posted by: broady (14105)   Report abuse
I worked on a pipeline at Leigh and we were getting lots of rigger gloves and the firms were almost giving them to us and I went in B and Q and I am sure they were well over a pound a pair.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (563)  Report abuse
Yep I can confirm Tonker’s statement - just bought a couple of twin packs of smoke/carbon monoxide alarms and they came up dearer with the Trade Point card! It’s a farce - I had a flimsy ‘temporary’ card for a couple of years and thought I’d finally ask for a proper one. I eventually received it and on my first attempted purchase found it wouldn’t scan. I was told “next time get whoever’s serving you to type in the number instead of scanning it but replace the last number, 1, with a 2! I told them I wouldn’t be going through that mullarkey every time, to be offered the brilliant solution “I know, why don’t we give you your old temporary card back and sellotape it to the new one?”!! Cosmic! Why didn’t I think of that? Obviously It’d be stupid to just use my old one without sellotaping it to a dud, new one! I’ll stick to Stax I think, my brain hurts.


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