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Need to buy a wheelbarrow - any suggestions?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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Guinea_2Guinea_2
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Hi there
I have homemade compost ready to be used on my front garden but I need a wheelbarrow to easily transport it through the garage. Anyway, to cut a long story short...where can I get a decent, cheap wheelbarrow from that is also sturdy?:money: I have tried B&Q and their cheapest is about £25, Frosts has one for £14.99 but it is canvas, Wilko's don't do them.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!:D
:love: Baby Bump born 4th March 2010! :kisses:
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  • Zazen999Zazen999
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    Hi. Just don't buy the Canvas one - we had to take it back as it was useless - when we did the blokie said 'yeah, you can't put it together properly, it's not good is it'; that's good customer service for you.
    We ended up getting the orange B&Q one - or again join local freecycle and wait patiently - or post a 'wanted' ad.
  • Guinea_2Guinea_2
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    Hello there.
    Thanks for the info. I didn't think of freecycle!
    :love: Baby Bump born 4th March 2010! :kisses:
  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin
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    I've been Money Tipped! Best Buy Bear
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    I bought mine from a builder's merchant. Much cheaper than garden centre/B&Q, and as they have a bigger turnover, I was able to buy one in perfect condition, rather than a rusty, scratched one that B&Q were offering (and wouldn't entertain a reduction :mad: ).

    It's made by Walsall Weelbarrow company, and is brilliant :T

    Penny. x
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
  • Or borrow one from a friend - most gardens don't really need a wheelbarrow most of the time!
    I'm mad!!!! :rotfl::jand celebrating everyday every year!!!
  • BigglesBiggles
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    I bought mine from a builder's merchant.
    That's exactly what I would do next time. A builder's wheelbarrow is solid and made for hard work, unlike most that you would buy from a garden centre.
  • Guinea_2Guinea_2
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    I didn't even think of a builder's merchant..thanks! How about Travis Perkins..is that a builder's merchant? No all I need to do it find one of those!

    I was also dissapointed with B&Q's wheelbarrows as they had been out in the rain for months and the plastic covering was all coming off and was all rusty. I'm not spending £25 on that!
    :love: Baby Bump born 4th March 2010! :kisses:
  • aliboalibo
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    Guinea - travis Perkins is a Builders merchants, there are seven Branches in Buckinghamshire



    AYLESBURY TOOLHIRE UNIT 20 THE VALE IND. CENTRE HP19 9EW
    AYLESBURY UNIT 20 THE VALE IND. CENTRE HP19 9EW
    BLETCHLEY 64 SIMPSON ROAD MK1 1BD
    BLETCHLEY TOOLHIRE 64 SIMPSON ROAD MK1 1BD
    BERKHAMSTED STATION ROAD HP4 2EY
    HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TP LAWN LANE HP3 9HR
    LUTON BURR STREET TP BURR STREET LU2 0HN
    BICESTER TP 128 CHURCHILL ROAD OX26 4XZ
    WYCOMBE WYCOMBE LANE HP10 0HH
    WYCOMBE TOOLHIRE WYCOMBE LANE HP10 0HH


    HTH

    alibo
  • kethrykethry
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    Aldi are selling what look like upright wheelbarrows... I don't remember off the top of my head how much they are but i'm popping down there later today so if they still have some i'll have a look and see how much they are. They're kind of like a cross between a wheelbarrow and a wallytrolley - imagine a solid (plastic, not canvas) wally trolley, bit larger, and you've something very like what Aldi are selling. takes up a bit less groundspace than a normal wheelbarrow i think.

    HTH

    keth
    xx
  • kethrykethry
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    ok just back from Aldi: they're called easy go, the one in Openshaw, Manchester still has about 5 (if that's any use) and they're £12.99. No idea how good they are.

    HTH

    keth
    xx
  • donnaloudonnalou
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    I bpught the cheapie one from B & Q it was a waste of money it bowed straight away. I wish I'd tried a builders merchant

    Donna
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