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All Qualcast Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
Thanks dude showed the till assistant your receipt and he put it through!
No worries mate whatever, it doesn’t matter except you got a good deal, that’s why we are here (y) Glad you got sorted.
I was only joking it was homebase! I think the mistake they made was the website takes the 15% promotion off the price automatically then when you reserve then when I collected they took another 15% off discounted price.
Except this deal is for Homebase NOT B&Q XD
I have several Qualcast branded garden tools (though not this one) and I'm impressed. They don't look or feel very special (I think it's a licensed name slapped on Chinese stuff these days) but they seem to be well designed and work very well. Don't expect much in the way of backup though (spares, etc.). Just found this: "Qualcast is now owned by Bosch, which in January 2011, signed an eight-year licence agreement with the Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase) for exclusive use of the Qualcast name." When Argos and Homebase split I think Homebase retained the brand.
I bought this one 3 years ago for 30 quid and it's spot on. Does the job and still going strong. I agree 40-50 is about the going price but a decent budget mower. Old post
I was under the impression that this is the standard price. Anyway, I went into store yesterday and had a look at this and the Flymo Chevron 32V, which is a couple of quid more. I went for the Flymo as it feels much sturdier. This Qualcast feels very light and flimsy, although I'm sure it will do the job
Definitely £10 in the Christchurch store
There were 9 in Chelmsford, but they were only reduced to £35 (confirmed price by scanning at till).
We love a bit of info lol
Good info thanks
A lot there could cut a lot of grass and weeds with them.
It seems homebase have a fair few cracking offers at the minute
A work colleague of mine cleared out the Wolverhampton branch so don't bother trying in that store (embarrassed)
These are pretty decent, great price too.
Good deal, but the previous deal at £150 was for the 51cm model which is 150cc and is still at that price. I picked up the 46cm model last week for £75
To the person that had reserved the last one at the Coventry branch.after Myself Having ripped off the reserved sticker and purchasing the mower, I now offer my unreserved apologies. However, If you keep in touch I will let you know how it cuts in the coming spring.
HUKD thread is here...if you need more info https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/homebase-15-discount-26-dec-31dec-in-store-only-2863200
My garden is meduim sized and I cycle two batteries but on a normal cut one is suffiicent. Summer just gone was my second season and its held up well. Its so much lighter and easier to use than my petrol. The brushless motor means the batteries last longer and they are much more powerfull than the cheaper chorded brushed mowers. As I said no good for long wet grass in which case I would get out the petrol mower but I just make sure I cut it once a week. Using the battery one is instant i.e. no filling up with petrol plus the the petrol mower is also a lot more noisy! Whatever the choice, it sure beats a chorded/cabled mower I used and struggled with for years! I agree £75 for a self propelled petrol mower is excellent. I think I paid £175 for my mountfield five or six years ago thus I added Heat :)
Now you have quoted this, it makes more sense.
No stock anywhere near me.
£15 at HOMEBASE
out of stock
might have 1 in 1 shop somewhere - cold shame argos are doing a lot of this lately
Release the wild geese
I got my dad this when it was £9.99 n he’s happy with it so for fiver deffo can’t go wrong! :D
I know what we're having for Christmas... A GOOSE! Nice if u can find one though x
Not voting cold but this isn’t a qualcast made product. It’s an Argos own brand badged as qualcast under license.
Can't complain!!! have you used this site before? if it was 5p somebody would find fault in fact they find fault with free stuff. P.s. good price I got one earlier this year and it does the job as well as one I had that cost a lot more. Have a bit O heat
Checked Leicester in stock great price
"Only one voucher can be used per purchase and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer, or with the Homebase Team Member Discount Card"
Not a review of the product but qualcast is used under licence by Argos and Homebase and not the old qualcast many know just another own brand name. Couple that with the recent split of the two companies you might not get replacement parts.
look for the 48inches. I got the last one from Wandsworth and they are @£75 same as the 46" and the 41" Plenty 46" @ Wandsworth
I never had a single problem after 2 years use. My very large garden (land) is very flat even if goes up on one side, also no obstacles and possibly that is what makes the difference. When I store it I always ask for help instead of pulling through some steps leading in to the shed, when alone I always lift it up from both side and nicely. All I can recommend is to do your own modification to the air filter which does not last long and in reality is never been that good as the engine needs more air to work properly, can hear and feel the power difference after the modification.Just do some clean holes in to the existing filter and cover with your own made foam filter instead. The only thing I lose from time to time are the wheel cover but they clip back very easily
I have one. My front wheels fell off too! And strangely enough wheel are excluded from the 2 year guarantee. (but were easy to order from the Qualcast Service Desk over the phone - and came in 3 days) However - considering I only paid £125 for the machine in their sale 2 years ago I think its a fine machine. B&S engine easy to start (first pull every time) and makes a good job of cutting my largish lawn. One lever height adjuster works well and I have found I leave it on the one up from the lowest setting, otherwise it "scalps" the lawn. and BTW - they seem to have improved the design of the wheels slightly so they may not fall off so much.
Nice find, I could do with a new one, HOT
Flip!! The blades arnt much less than this, a whole new machine that includes blades, nice one..
I popped in to the local Homebase on the way home from work last night and even though what I wanted wasn't showing as being in stock when I checked on line they still a some of it in store. Manged to get this and a hedge trimmer so worth popping in if its not to much out your way.
rang the main number and requested them to transfer my call to our local branch where it was in stock and reserved it and later collected.
What store were these in as nothing showing on line :-(
I have one - excellent product but don't expect any backup (eg extra batteries).
What else did you guys, nosy hukd member
That's a big mower ;-) Just got a 46cm from Portsmouth which I had one reserve, I think they had at least one other there as well. Even the assistants were saying what a good deal it is along with the tools they were putting out .... so I had to buy some of those ;-)
48inches @£75 if you find any, got the last one from Wandsworth
I picked one of these up this morning, seems like a good bargain at £75. The price still showed £199 but scanned at £75
Got a 46cm at Hombase Hull this morning, they had one on display and loads of 41s piled up. Staff checked and it said two on the system then checked upstairs and said there was two boxed. Therefore still one left at 8.30 this morning. There was about 7 x 41cm 1 x 41cm push mower for £50 Thanks OP
Got mine for £42.50 with the 15% off code they're dishing out at the moment. Great price especially for a Briggs & Stratton engine! Top notch. Merry Christmas to me!
Seen these in poole store abt 7 left as at 3.30pm
Yay, picked the self propelled up today from Hamilton,for £75 was reduced from £200 they had about 12 or so in stock if anyone is looking for one
Bought the £75 self propelled, I couldn't see any of the £50 qualcast at Homebase in Oldbury, They had about 7 boxes of the self propelled left. Plenty of the sovereign £50 model left. Thanks, great find wanted one for ages. Convinced my Mom it's for my birthday for next year. 5 months away. I don't know how I managed it. Just hope she forgets by that time. I might try an early Christmas present then.
As no stock in Argos but it's there in homebase
Why not just buy from Argos
Bunnings own the licence, hence Argos discontinuing.
Just been in the Bradford store and they refused to price match as they don't have any left near me in in Argos and that it's an Argos clearance product. Not the same company by the way
Really pleased it worked for you too. There is an identical post on HUKD which is basically this post, although the success stories on that post aren’t as positive as on this one.
Cheers OP managed to finally get one. Also the price match and the 10% difference discount so £33.99 all in, the store manager had no issues authorising it either. Well happy :D
Really pleased you benefited from this post (y) 🏼
I got this last night. No problem with price matching from Argos page on my phone and got 10% off the final price. I didn't realise it should have been 10% of the difference, but I don't mind about that too much. Thanks!
Too heavy. Brought one, never used it. Took it to the tip a couple of weeks ago.
Perfect needed one before the zombie breakout
I'm not much of a gardener seems a good apocalypse investment tho heat added
That depends on whether she is: - OR
Bought mine, now just awaiting a dry enough day to use it.
Interesting. And for £10 more there's a corded rotary mower instead of hover. Thanks op!
Add something small making it over £50 and get £5 voucher
Thanks OP. Reserved one..
Gotta love carbon steel. Much better than non carbon steel, or iron as most people call it.
Thanks, bought one.
Ah, lucky this was labelled as a 'digging' spade otherwise noone would know if it's okay for digging. "Call a spade a spade" lol
Reserved both for collection. Cheers op and Picard123
They could be the lucky ones. Looks the same model as the one I bought from Homebase a few years ago. Only used it a couple of times one summer. Took it out the shed the next summer - dead. Never heard back from the manufacturer so the warrenty is useless too.
Err what's the 10£ code please?
I see he higher spec 1800w is also on offer at £60. Combine this with the £10 argos voucher which expires today and that is a great bargain. I bought the 1800w earlier in the Year and it is very good. Powerful and never lost presure on a 6 hour mammoth cleaning session. One of the other reasons i went for the Qualcast over other brands was the combined length of the hose and power lead which I seem to recall was longer than many of its peers.
Cold due to it being out of stock for a while now for collection and delivery.
I bought one of these a year ago for 50 quid and did the whole garden (medium sized) with it ready for seeding grass. The safety cut-out button stopped working fairly early, so I can't rely on it stopping when I let go of the hand switch and sometimes need to press the button to get get it to release. But other than that it's quite beastly.
Argos have a habit of putting items up on sale knowing there is no stock, i have been caught out a couple of times