Do shed prices vary through the year?

I’m just planning to replace my 6’ by 8’ wooden shed with an 8’ by 12’ and have found one on eBay for £585 with windows and free delivery. I’m sure they weren’t that cheap when I was looking last summer and wondered if anyone else had noticed whether prices are seasonal on these. It would make some sense as who wants to put one up in the middle of winter?

If they are seasonal, then it makes sense to buy one now even if I don’t put it up until later.
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  • Brie
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    Our local shed shop has 50% off signs up.  Whether that is for just the sheds or just the installation I don't know.  But like anything outdoors winter is bound to be a slack period and they'll be wanting to keep trade ticking along and clear out last year's stock to get in the latest fashion in sheds ready for spring when things (literally) heat up.
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  • TELLIT01
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    It makes sense to have a sale now to get rid of stock they had built but not sold last year.  It can also provide them with work for their employees and cashflow for the company.
    £600 seems very cheap for a shed of that size, unless they are advertising large discounts.  For comparison, I paid more than double that for a 10' x 8' workshop style shed 10 years ago and material prices have increased greatly since then.  Our neighbours bought an 'inexpensive' shed and had to add additional bracing to make the shed usable.
  • Albermarle
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    There is a large variation in quality and price with sheds.
    At the lower end they will have thin shiplap for the walls, dipped in cheap preservative. Then some kind of formed wood ( like an outdoor type of MDF) for the floor and roof . Plus the cheapest felt you can buy.
    At the higher end they will be made  with pressure treated tongue and groove timber, that will last for years without treatment.
  • Nobbie1967
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    TELLIT01 said:
    It makes sense to have a sale now to get rid of stock they had built but not sold last year.  It can also provide them with work for their employees and cashflow for the company.
    £600 seems very cheap for a shed of that size, unless they are advertising large discounts.  For comparison, I paid more than double that for a 10' x 8' workshop style shed 10 years ago and material prices have increased greatly since then.  Our neighbours bought an 'inexpensive' shed and had to add additional bracing to make the shed usable.
    Yes, it’s literally the cheapest I could find in that size. I’ll be adding OSB3 11mm sheathing to the interior walls to brace the structure and prevent damage to the outer ship lap panels from leaning stuff on the walls.  I’ll also add it to the floor to make it a bit more solid.
  • MikeJXE
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    Shop around and check the spec

    You will get what you pay for 
  • TELLIT01
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    There is a large variation in quality and price with sheds.
    At the lower end they will have thin shiplap for the walls, dipped in cheap preservative. Then some kind of formed wood ( like an outdoor type of MDF) for the floor and roof . Plus the cheapest felt you can buy.
    At the higher end they will be made  with pressure treated tongue and groove timber, that will last for years without treatment.

    The roof of the shed my neighbour bought bowed when they tried to get on top to put the roofing felt on.  They had to add extra support from inside the shed before they could put the felt on.  Great quality throughout!
  • Nobbie1967
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    There is a large variation in quality and price with sheds.
    At the lower end they will have thin shiplap for the walls, dipped in cheap preservative. Then some kind of formed wood ( like an outdoor type of MDF) for the floor and roof . Plus the cheapest felt you can buy.
    At the higher end they will be made  with pressure treated tongue and groove timber, that will last for years without treatment.
    Thanks for that, had a bit more of a search and found this at B&Q which might suit me better, 14*8, tongue & grove, pressure treated. It’s a pent rather than Apex which may work better with a potting bench by the windows.
  • ka7e
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    I'm sure there is seasonal variation in prices. I bought my shed in Feb '21 and it went up by £200 in May.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
  • Albermarle
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    ka7e said:
    I'm sure there is seasonal variation in prices. I bought my shed in Feb '21 and it went up by £200 in May.
    Around that period, raw material prices were going through the roof, including Timber .
  • ka7e
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    ka7e said:
    I'm sure there is seasonal variation in prices. I bought my shed in Feb '21 and it went up by £200 in May.
    Around that period, raw material prices were going through the roof, including Timber .

    But I have tracked the price over the past year as my Mum wanted something similar and it is currently £120 cheaper than it was last summer.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
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