B&Q Half Price Bathroom Kitchen Installations

This is a warning about a current offer. B&Q are advertising 1/2 price kitchens and bathrooms, including installations.
In November we got a quote for a new bathroom including the installation. It was quite expensive, so we decided to wait until the new year. Now B&Q are heavily promoting everything as half price. The units are often on promotion but this offer includes the installation - which on our quote, which is typical, is most of the cost. So we went back in to get re-quoted.
The new price is about the same as the original.
I obviously queried this with the salesman. He asked me when our original quote was - November. He then said, oh that explains it, we doubled our prices before Christmas so we could do the half price offer in the new year, you are not the first to complain.
Do you want your kitchen / bathroom installed by people who operate like this?
Beware.

11 Comments

very nice of them!

not that i can afford a new kitchen or bathroom right now but i know to stay clear in future thanks

Thanks for the tip off, I was going to get a quote but will save myself the trip, they were expensive enough before.

Report this to Trading Standards. This is illegal.

Boo I bought a bathroom suite in the sale at 1/2 price +15% off..luckily didnt go for installation tho

JeeBeePSB;4071854

Report this to Trading Standards. This is illegal.



No its not, you'd better check your sources.
The higher prices were offered for 28 days.
Totally Legal
This practice is done by most/all large companies

burge74;4072005

No its not, you'd better check your sources. The higher prices were … No its not, you'd better check your sources. The higher prices were offered for 28 days. Totally LegalThis practice is done by most/all large companies



Agreed. An awful lot of sale stock is bought in and sold in this way.

burge74;4072005

. Totally Legal


But morally wrong.

I think like with everything else you've got to compare with prices elewhere.

merckx;4072149

But morally wrong.I think like with everything else you've got to compare … But morally wrong.I think like with everything else you've got to compare with prices elewhere.



Completely agree!!!!!!!

burge74;4072005

No its not, you'd better check your sources. The higher prices were … No its not, you'd better check your sources. The higher prices were offered for 28 days. Totally LegalThis practice is done by most/all large companies



Totally agree, my husband installs kitchens/bathrooms for B&Q, (he by the way works for his dad, they were employed by B&Q to do the installations, this is on top of their own work) the installers for B&Q have to take a 5% cut in their wages to cover the 1/2 installations and B&Q cover the rest, the sale is genuine, but i must say for the life of me i wouldn't buy either from B&Q as they are too expensive sale or no sale and their stuff is'nt that good, DONT blame the installers.

Yep, my ex Wiff works for them and told me B&Q Raised the price of all Kitchens, bathrooms and fitting just a few weeks before the sale in order to make the deals appear better than they actually are.

DISGUSTING ! But sadly very very true.:whistling:

Shouldn't this be in the "Misc" section?
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