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Screwfix - price rises - some observations!

Just a word of warning for Screwfix customers. I have used them for years, but haven't needed anything this year so far. I put together an order yesterday, but mistakenly did it from the Spring 2006 catalogue instead of the current one. After transferring the details to the online order form I was amazed how much the prices had risen between the Spring and Summer catalogues. I was ordering a range of common plumbing consumables. Every single item cost between 15% and 45% more and the whole order cost had increased by 26.5%. Many of the items are now no more expensive in my local B & Q. Just don't assume that Screwfix offer the same value as they have done previously - it's worth comparing other retailers first.

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Good heads up merlinethehappypig! It often happens that you get in the habit of ordering from somewhere because you trust the prices and then they slowly creep up without noticing!

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Prices creeping up might have been o.k.........I've checked another 50 or so common items I've purchased before and prices have risen an average of 25% between the Spring and Summer catalogues. Trouble is when you are buying run of the mill consumables they aren't actually that expensive each, so a rise from say 60p to 75p isn't that noticeable, until you compare the cost for the whole order. I actually made a mistake in my first post and missed an item. The order total based on the Spring 2006 catalogue was £52.42; in the Summer 2006 catalogue it came to £69.02, an increase of almost 32%!
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