Turf roll 50p @ b&q
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Turf roll 50p @ b&q

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Found 27th Apr 2014
turf gets delivered in time for weekend trading and sells at £4 per roll. it can't stay rolled for more than 3 days before it goes yellow. buy it on the Tues/wed of the week & there instructed to sell off asap so make an offer & they'll take it.
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Oh thank you thats nice to know x

Can they still charge you the full price for it on a Tuesday/Wednesday, or are they told to accept offers made to them as long as a reasonable one? Thank you.

Just an after thought, if it has started to go yellow, is it still ok to put down? Thank you.

Sophiasky

Just an after thought, if it has started to go yellow, is it still ok to … Just an after thought, if it has started to go yellow, is it still ok to put down? Thank you.



they should quickly green-up once laid

Will confirm, ours was yellow, looks great now!

Where did you get 50p from? Have you bought some? And how do you know this, do you work for B&Q?

traydog

Will confirm, ours was yellow, looks great now!



Did you get yours cheap?

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barnzla

Where did you get 50p from? Have you bought some? And how do you know … Where did you get 50p from? Have you bought some? And how do you know this, do you work for B&Q?



I used to, It's delivered on a Friday and has a shelf life of around 3-4 days, I say 'shelf life' it's generally kept in the garden centre's or out front of store, They will then sell it off as mentioned above.

Prices are not set for selling off and are made at the manager's descretion.

They normally reduce it anyway as I got some for a £1 a roll a few weeks ago.

This isn't a deal as it's down to the individual store what is priced/when so no guarantee you'd get anything for 50p as the OP has listed.

No different to supermarkets dropping prices near the end of the day for food close to their sell-by date and again, that is store specific.

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barnzla

Where did you get 50p from? Have you bought some? And how do you know … Where did you get 50p from? Have you bought some? And how do you know this, do you work for B&Q?


I was a mgr for 24 yrs...I retired last summer. we bought it at £1.33 per sqyd roll & made a margin of 300% so it doesnt matter how much the remaining pallet or 2 went for as the margin covered the markdown with a small erosion. we'd sell it for 10p a roll if it started to steam up just so it didn't affect our shrinkage kpi

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toonarmani

This isn't a deal as it's down to the individual store what is … This isn't a deal as it's down to the individual store what is priced/when so no guarantee you'd get anything for 50p as the OP has listed.No different to supermarkets dropping prices near the end of the day for food close to their sell-by date and again, that is store specific.


its still a deal numb nuts....if this site had a hints section for saving you money I would have put it in there. trust me go there on a Tues afternoon & they'll bend over backwards on cost to get rid of it as it costs the store time & money to dispose of it.

Good to know! Thanks :-)

I want a nice new lawn so might try this.. Only problem is I wouldn't know what to do with it when bought!

Nice inventive deal, thanks for the heads up!

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kirsty988

I want a nice new lawn so might try this.. Only problem is I wouldn't … I want a nice new lawn so might try this.. Only problem is I wouldn't know what to do with it when bought!


well unroll it immediately for starters. put kettle on for a cuppa & watch the you tube video called how to lay turf

doubt this a deal as it is a set price it is up to buyer to negotiate price as far as i can tell. i know my lack of luck and will be told selling full price for you. not that friendly staff at some b&q stores. difficult to locate any when want to ask a question, then when you find someone they say that's not my department..which you know means wait 10 mins or more for them to get the person who works in that department ...you get the idea. also problem with this is that if i lug it onto a trolley and get to checkout and get told it's full price with my under 5s in tow ..and loading into my car...would be nice for more people to confirm this price for mid week

maybe the title should state original price which is still a fair price for an individual roll of lawn. and then say can haggle mid week for less.

nananananananana

its still a deal numb nuts....if this site had a hints section for saving … its still a deal numb nuts....if this site had a hints section for saving you money I would have put it in there. trust me go there on a Tues afternoon & they'll bend over backwards on cost to get rid of it as it costs the store time & money to dispose of it.



The "deal" you posted is for 50p per roll turf, which doesn't exist, unless you can post info of where, hence my comment.

Anyone can haggle for anything in store, but there's no guarantee people can get turf for 50p. I don't doubt that they sell it off cheap when it's old, but this is a deals site for things that are available, rather than what might be (no doubt why it's now been expired).

toonarmani

The "deal" you posted is for 50p per roll turf, which doesn't exist, … The "deal" you posted is for 50p per roll turf, which doesn't exist, unless you can post info of where, hence my comment. Anyone can haggle for anything in store, but there's no guarantee people can get turf for 50p. I don't doubt that they sell it off cheap when it's old, but this is a deals site for things that are available, rather than what might be (no doubt why it's now been expired).



Well, I didn't know about it before and now I do so I'll call it a deal !

Stop picking a fight. The OP posted a deal, who cares if it exactly fits the boxes set here. It is still a deal.

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B&Q managers are idiots! I'd like to know which store had such a prudent manager, I saw a piece of totaly damaged wood of which I needed 30cm there was about 35cm of un damaged area. I asked store manger if he could do anything on the price of this £10 piece. He told me he could knock 20p off. They will never sell the item.

It is a deal! I need some and would have paid full price next weekend if I hadn't read this! Money off after a haggle just for buying on a different day = bargain in my book! Thanks for posting - heat added!

Good to know thanks, I will probably need quite a bit of turf at some point due to patches, moss etc

Only problem I find its that the turf grass always looks like a different species to our lawn, mine is a light green and the rolls are all dark green.


Edited by: "David23" 27th Apr 2014

Watched a video on-line about laying the turf and they put down some sort of feed on the earth prior to putting down the turf - is this feed really necessary and can somebody perhaps recommend a cheap one? Thank you.

David23

Good to know thanks, I will probably need quite a bit of turf at some … Good to know thanks, I will probably need quite a bit of turf at some point due to patches, moss etcOnly problem I find its that the turf grass always looks like a different species to our lawn, mine is a light green and the rolls are all dark green.


I purchased several boxes of seed to patch a lawn, expensive and not expensive ones

the best turned out to be a cheap bag of seed mixed with what looked like sawdust for about 2 quid from b&m, one bag patched quite a large area and took less than a couple of weeks to be at cutting height

the area had a pile of leaves on and was just soil after the grass had died, was planning to turf but this cheap seed is excellent, worth trying for a couple of quid

We got this turf midweek last year for £1 a roll and it took great so I think this is a deal even if you 'only' get it for 300% less tha the standard price!

Super suggestion.
I'd give more heat to you, but like in Esther Rantzen's That's Life programme [ I think] With the award given out by the More than my Job's worth guy, there's always somebody who closes deals prematurely.
Worse ones are the ones that do it to prove some silly point.

Anyway, great suggestion/deal, will be along to my local B&Q on Tuesday evening. Many thanks for taking time to post it OP.

nananananananana

its still a deal numb nuts....if this site had a hints section for saving … its still a deal numb nuts....if this site had a hints section for saving you money I would have put it in there. trust me go there on a Tues afternoon & they'll bend over backwards on cost to get rid of it as it costs the store time & money to dispose of it.



It IS a good tip - it ISN'T a 'deal'. Resorting to name calling means you've lost the argument.

I shall be checking this out later on.
Thanks OP.

Do you really need a fertilizer before putting the turf down, or can you just go ahead and put it down on earth that has been raked/dug over extra? It has been over a week now and there is no sign of life for the grass seed I sowed. Will this turf take ok if part of the area to be covered is partly shaded by a tree? Thank you.

I put ours down with no fertiliser after having very little luck with grass seed and it took ok however if you have shaded areas that NEVER see the sun then I think you won't have much luck unless you use fertliser / feed on it as much as you can in these dark areas as ours with little care went back to mud within a few months in the 100% shaded areas.
Edited by: "andy_sym" 29th Apr 2014

andy_sym

I put ours down with no fertiliser after having very little luck with … I put ours down with no fertiliser after having very little luck with grass seed and it took ok however if you have shaded areas that NEVER see the sun then I think you won't have much luck unless you use fertliser / feed on it as much as you can in these dark areas as ours with little care went back to mud within a few months in the 100% shaded areas.



Thank you for the advice. I'll try this without the fertilizer like you did. Most of the area does get the sun apart from maybe the odd inch or two which is where the boundary fence is.

Sophiasky

Do you really need a fertilizer before putting the turf down, or can you … Do you really need a fertilizer before putting the turf down, or can you just go ahead and put it down on earth that has been raked/dug over extra? It has been over a week now and there is no sign of life for the grass seed I sowed. Will this turf take ok if part of the area to be covered is partly shaded by a tree? Thank you.



Don't give up on the grass seed, can take 2 maybe 3 weeks for the germination process....... make sure you keep the area watered / moist.

Popped down to B&Q tonight at around 7.30 pm, the turf had not been reduced as apparently it was not looking 'stringy', told to go back tomorrow and talk to the Manager. As regards the offer for fence paint starting on 3rd May, they don't even have the flyer out yet in my store - was told that they will be putting the flyers out tomorrow night.

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that's op. this is a good deal for me , as I need to buy some, so will go midweek, so whatever I get it for if its not full price then its a deal for me ! x

why has this been expired ?

Probably because no one else has managed to buy it cheap!

true , I went in on a Tuesday and they was none left

Best advice comments and poster was telling us a nice wee tip thankyou ...HEAT
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