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Bunnings

Postby magnolia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Opening soon:

www.bunnings.co.uk/our-stores/walton-on-thames

Saturday 17th March ONLY
11:00/12:00/13:00/14:00
See Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol during story time sessions.

Not entirely sure what Chase & Skye means or Paw Patrol for that matter but could be small people might be keen.

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PAW Patrol - Canadian animated series
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Re: Bunnings

Postby John at Walton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:32 pm

I am impressed - takes a lot to impress me!

I like the price match which they did not do in Homebase as you could always get paint and many other products from Wilkinson's cheaper!

Our policy is lowest prices are just the beginning, and we're committed to it.
Bunnings' policy applies to branded identical items sold by Bunnings that are currently stocked and available on the same day from a competitor, whether from an online store or physical store local to your Bunnings.
We do a lot of things to deliver lowest prices. We check competitors’ prices on branded identical stocked items and, whenever we find a lower price (a competitor’s final price includes taxes, fees, charges and same day delivery, if applicable), we drop our price so we stay lowest.
We don't pretend to be the lowest at every instant, so if you find a competitor's lower price on a branded identical stocked item, we'll beat it by 10%.
Don't forget our policy excludes trade quotes, stock liquidations/clearances and commercial quantities and we include in the competitor’s final price any taxes, fees, charges and same day delivery, if applicable.

Also like the idea of Free DIY workshops!
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Re: Bunnings

Postby musicalteapot » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 pm

it'll be interetsing to see if they can compete on price with Screwfix (non trade counter).

It's a good marketing ploy though. I never used to buy anything at Homebase as Screwfix, Toolstation, Wilco etc were always cheaper without fail. Homebase's policy seemed to be to take the retail price, double it and slap a sticker on the shelf.
I'm hoping that they are going to go back to being a DIY store rather than a store that has a little bit of everything but not enough of something to be useful.
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Re: Bunnings

Postby magnolia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:43 pm

I like the price beating thing and use it at John Lewis. Saved over £60.00 on a fancy kettle my daughter wanted last Christmas.

I'm also fond of the DIY classes and did some at a B&Q miles away. Loved learning how to use an electric drill and non electric saw so I might do some of those too. Not that I've ever used any of the skills learnt.

Looks like a bit of a mixed offer, although this is one of their smaller stores as opposed to a 'warehouse'.

On another DIY note, the new shop in the High Street is worth a visit. Is it called Warehouse Clearance or something?

Got some french-style jam jars there and never seen those in the UK before.
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Re: Bunnings

Postby MikeA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:19 am

I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've been to one of their flagship (brand new rather than revamp) stores and it's a very viable alternative to B&Q. A much larger range of DIY equipment than Homebase ever had, and the prices were far better. I usually use Screwfix Lyon Road for Click and Collect, but as I can walk to Bunnings it may become the preferred option.

Lots of talk as to how bad the takeover has gone for them though: http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/bunnings-uk-woes-deepen-with-1-billion-writedown-20180204-p4yze8.html
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Re: Bunnings

Postby magnolia » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:48 am

Better not get too attached.
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