Palm Springs 10' x 30' Party Tent / Marquee @ Sports HQ, £79.99 with free delivery and 8% quidco
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Palm Springs 10' x 30' Party Tent / Marquee @ Sports HQ, £79.99 with free delivery and 8% quidco

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Found 10th Mar 2012
This 3m x 9m (approx 10ft x 30ft) party tent from Palm Springs Leisure includes everything you need - the marquee itself, side walls with windows, ropes and stakes, and all the hardware needed for assembly. An incredible value gazebo!

Bought one for a family get together, hope it holds up to it's good reviews
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You would normally pay around this price to hire one! Absolute bargain!
Great price!
Hot For Me...Party Time!!
It's a plastic gazebo/tent. I think calling it a "marquee" is a little much. As one reviewer said, "Not suitable in exposed windy conditions or more than light rain". I've seen these things ripped apart by a decent wind but if it's sheltered in the back garden it might do the job.
woldranger

It's a plastic gazebo/tent. I think calling it a "marquee" is a little … It's a plastic gazebo/tent. I think calling it a "marquee" is a little much. As one reviewer said, "Not suitable in exposed windy conditions or more than light rain". I've seen these things ripped apart by a decent wind but if it's sheltered in the back garden it might do the job.



Or as another reviewer said -

great value for money, with stood high winds in a massive high up field.

I think The Beckhams used these at their wedding.
I'm thinking of getting this for my kids birthday party this May. I think it's always been this price though.

Anyone got one, how much wind and rain can it withstand?

Rain probably shouldn't be a problem, I'm just worried about wind as we have a very large garden (100ft long x 90 ft wide) and so putting it in the middle of that, will it withstand at least moderate wind? Hmm, wondering
For me, a very average price - not hot, not cold.

To be honest, it doesn't matter so much how good/bad/expensive/cheap a gazebo is (this is not a marquee lol!), what matters is that you tie it down properly. More is better than less. Google marquees/gazebos and you'll find various ways of anchoring them. What's sure is that if they only come with basic tent pegs then you're taking a chance.

You need to anchor it down all over the place - real belt and braces approach required. If you know the weather is going to be good with little wind then you don't need to go too over the top, but if it is going to be windy then you really need to do it properly. It's when the wind gets in and under that the problems start as the gazebo basically then becomes a big sail.

Rain? Even the cheapest gazebo should keep you dry, but some aren't waterproof so, eventually, the water will seep through and start dripping. But again, unless you're expecting a monsoon, it should be ok. If you want a one off cheap and easy gazebo then £80 to £100 is about the norm and best go for pvc cover as it will be esentially waterproof.
Thanks very much Phila4. Very useful advice there.
I like it, now i just need a 9m+ long garden to put it in (_;) maybe i can convince one of my neighbours to share it with me and we can make a hole in the fence where the marquee walls cross it
livefortheweekends

You would normally pay around this price to hire one! Absolute bargain!





You'd pay more than this to hire a proper marquee - this is a gazebo and I think you'll find few self respecting companies renting these type out as they will not withstand regular use (putting up, taking down) and will make them look like an amateur outfit (not to say there aren't amateur outfits out there!).

I've had many gazebos and marquees over the years and whilst this type will 'do a job', don't expect high quality. If you want something like this (for what is an average price) for a one off party (18th, 21st, wedding anniversay etc.) then it'll be fine. Maybe not really appropriate for something grander like a wedding reception as it's just too cheap. But it will nevertheless do a decent job and should keep the rain off, although the lack of any specific details on the website (thickness of material, thickness of frame/bars, what "ropes and stakes" constitute etc.) is a concern to me.
same price through Amazon
Amazon

Oh, and the INDEPENDENT reviews on there are worth looking at.
Edited by: "genieuk2008" 10th Mar 2012
If you're thinking about any type of large gazebo/marquee, you want to go for these and also get some big heavy duty stakes from somewhere too.

Draper 45279 4.5 m Rattan Tie-Down Strap (Pack of 4)


You use these inside in the corners and, if a large gazebo/marquee, along the side too. These should keep it well tied down and will also possibly obviate the need for guide ropes outside (which everybody ends up tripping over!
Or go for this combined straps and stake kit, which is pretty cheap and the pictures also show you how they should be fitted

Set of 4 Gazebo Tie Downs / Anchor Kit
genieuk2008

same price through AmazonAmazonOh, and the INDEPENDENT reviews on there … same price through AmazonAmazonOh, and the INDEPENDENT reviews on there are worth looking at.





A very good spot there Genie.

I think the reviews adequately confirm my concerns about the cheapness and build quality. You get what you pay for generally in life.

I'd stay well away myself after having read those independent reviews.

It's now well and truly artic cold for me!
Edited by: "Phila4" 10th Mar 2012
Now this is a marquee!




http://www.armarquees.co.uk/images/pages/img5large.jpg
And this is cheap;



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also a cheap way to start a gazebo rental business, probably make your money in the 1st rental, good spot
The best marquee I've had is this one here.

I bought it from this Ebay company but you can get what appears to be the same one here for £235 including delivery.

Superbly well made, great instructions, quality materials and very posh looking when up - not to mention really big inside - you can also buy something like a 9m x 6m one for less than £400.

They are made to last and really are a good buy if you intend to use them more than once.
batista

also a cheap way to start a gazebo rental business, probably make your … also a cheap way to start a gazebo rental business, probably make your money in the 1st rental, good spot





Absolutely....................not.

Read the Amazon reviews and what I've said above - this will not stand up to regular use. These would be more trouble than they are worth - either you deliver, put up and then return to collect yourself to make sure it's put up properly (which will take you several hours in all, which means you'll end up having to charge a lot more than people would pay, especially when any fool knows how cheap you can buy this rubbish - so they may as well buy one), or, you let the person collect and put up themselves.

The second option is a recipe for disaster - they are more than likely to mess it up and tear/rip the poor quality material (read the Amazon reviews - lots of people saying the material tears easily when putting up, or because of wind), then they will be calling YOU to sort it out for them - remember their party is starting in a few hours and they want it sorted.

You turn up and say they've clearly been heavy handed (which is what you will say after the third rental and it's the third time it's happened!), they take offence because they haven't and so an almighty row starts and it'll probably end in fistycuffs. You won't get your rental fee that's for sure.

Even if it goes ok, these simply cannot stand regular use - cover tears, bars bend/break, water weight splits the poor stitchwork etc., etc. And then they get muddy and you have to clean them and dry them properly each time as nobody would want to rent a dirty gazebo!

Not being funny, but the suggestion that you could start a rental business with these is absolutely laughable. Well you could - but it'll be one of the quickest business failures in history lol!

And if you're thinking of doing so, good luck with that lol!
And what the hell is this all about;

"We advise customers NEVER to leave them up overnight, particularly with the roof and side panels on when gust of winds can damage them. Sports PLC cannot be responsible for such damage."

Ok, so WHAT exactly happens overnight that never happens during the day? Do the gazebo wrecking fairies only come out in the dead of night? And are they suggesting it's only ever windy at night?

No, what this means is, should it be windy/rainy during the day, then you and your 'guests' can each hold onto part of the gazebo/frame with one hand, whilst trying to eat a burnt sausage and drink a can of lager in the other, thereby preventing it from blowing away.

Similarly, if it's raining, then you and your (now really p issed off) 'guests' can prod the roof to relieve the sagging build up of water every 5 minutes.

Of course, during the night, when everybody is in bed for 8 to 10 hours, there are no such emergency response crews on hand, so it's goodnight gazebo!

That's why they say that, because they know full well that nobody ever takes a gazebo down late at night after a party so, if it does rain or if it is windy, it's almost certainly gonna meet it's maker by morning. Then, when you complain, they can smugly tell you "well, we did say not to leave it up overnight.........".


Edited by: "Phila4" 10th Mar 2012
We borrowed one of these for my daughters party last October, was horrid rain and very windy, but we took the time to secure it properly and it held up fine, everyone stayed dry. Took a few days to dry it out enough to pack away though.
I don't think there is anything very special about this price. I bought this for £44.95 off this deal a few years ago hotukdeals.com/dea…927 For the price its been great and used 3 or 4 times. Doing a search for party gazebo to find that deal showed me several others where the item has been sub £60 and even sub £30 on occaion.

Good item, nothing special in the price.
These are terrible... Please avoid chaps if you want more than 1 use. Sent mine back... Spent twicr as mich on something 1000000x better.

I guarantee you will regret buying this.
sorry guys got one of these last year from this company , awfull sent it back after i opened it up , WHY ARE PEEPS VOTING IT HOT ????? , its a poor poor quality gazebo 3 times stitched togethere to make it bigger , only vote it hot if you no the product is quality .
amb47uk

These are terrible... Please avoid chaps if you want more than 1 use. … These are terrible... Please avoid chaps if you want more than 1 use. Sent mine back... Spent twicr as mich on something 1000000x better. I guarantee you will regret buying this.






Yeah, I agree totally.

I think their top of the range model is a far better bet myself - still less than £200.

Pic below.
























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Edited by: "Phila4" 10th Mar 2012
can all the people who voted hot , just let me no the reason you voted this hot , on what basis ??
We had one of these for my daughter's 16th last year. It was fine during the evening but overnight the wind got up & next thing is half the poles (plastic) were broken in half. It was fit for the dump after that.
I used one of these for an even that i did a couple of years back. paid around £150 for it. For the price it is a bargain.

BUT

You should know what you are getting .. it has a flimsy frame and flimsy support mechanisms. We propped it up in an open field against a metal barrier. And also supported the legs with weights. It was a nice sunny day with light winds. A few hours after putting it up we went to grab some food and returned to see it destroyed !!! the light winds had pushed/bended/broke the supporting beams, the legs had given in. we tried to dismantle it and re-fix the parts but they were very difficult to detach. It all ended up in the skip !!!

So, Yes its a bargain, but unless your using it in a wind-free sunny area (outside UK) be aware !!!
And yet, despite all the negative reviews (hardly anybody has anything good to say about it!), it's till getting hotter, for something that is usually at or around this price?

WTF?
I initially voted it hot, but wish I could take my vote away and vote cold now. That's probably the same for others I suspect.
after all the really bad feedback from myself and otheres that have purchased this cheap tack there are loads of stupid idiots on here that dont no the product voting it hot .
I got one of these last year from B&Q (half price, down to £80), and used it for a few summer parties. It's not bad, but it is a plastic covered metal poled gazebo. You need to take care with it. If you are rough with the plastic or with the poles, you could damage them. But it is the same quality as any plastic gazebo that you get in homebase or B&Q which I imagine you have seen at countless school fetes up and down the country. It would never stand up to regular use, but that's not the point. It's fine for occasional parties.

As for blowing away, and water tightness and so on - you do need to fasten it down tightly if there is any wind. Just like any gazebo. And the plastic is totally waterproof, but it is not a 360 degree sealed unit - the sides are just tied on. Sideways rain would get in a bit. It's not a full blown tent though, and who wouldn't expect that. It'll keep your guests dry better than many things.

For the price, I think you are getting reasonable value. It's not the best product in the world, but it's worth that amount of money. The only warning I'd give is that it takes an awful lot of space to store - about 30cm x 60cm x 1.5 m
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reminds me of the crap 32gb flash drives that go hot on here
yozzman1234

can all the people who voted hot , just let me no the reason you voted … can all the people who voted hot , just let me no the reason you voted this hot , on what basis ??



I presume that unless you can find the same item cheaper somewhere else, then I suggest the price is the reason people voted hot.
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