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Chatting => Frugal Living => Topic started by: Notty1975 on April 09, 2018, 19:35

Title: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Notty1975 on April 09, 2018, 19:35
Evening all a member on another forum just found this
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132573525976
6mx3m poly tunnel for £25 brilliant bargain I thought and just ordered one
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: mikem on April 09, 2018, 20:52
It looks like it is the category of "too good to be true" at that price including postage! :unsure:
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Plot 1 Problems on April 09, 2018, 21:43
That's not disimilar to the one my friend had on another allotment site. The frame is pretty good but the door zips will probably only last 2 years. Still a steal though as you can just buy a proper cover in the future and build a doorframe to fit as well.
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: mumofstig on April 09, 2018, 22:28
It looks like it is the category of "too good to be true" at that price including postage! :unsure:

Exactly what I thought, my replacement cover cost more than that! At least with ebay you can usually get your money back if things go wrong.
I would have taken a punt on it, if I hadn't just bought the cover  :lol:
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: SnooziSuzi on April 10, 2018, 00:28
I've got exactly this polytunnel, 6mx3m and it's brilliant, but I paid £206 including postage.  I'd be wary of this one;  as mikem and mum have said: it looks too good to be true.
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Notty1975 on April 10, 2018, 08:39
well Iíve had a punt on it I paid through PayPal so if it all goes tits up then at least I can get my money back
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: sunshineband on April 10, 2018, 14:19
well Iíve had a punt on it I paid through PayPal so if it all goes tits up then at least I can get my money back

Sensible! I had one of these and it lasted for years (5 as I recall) Securing it into the ground is key, and we found long stakes cable-tied to the frame inside on the corners did the job a treat :D
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Notty1975 on April 10, 2018, 17:41
Well donít buy one just had email of eBay saying sellers account was hacked and they sorting my refund out
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Plot 1 Problems on April 10, 2018, 18:46
Well donít buy one just had email of eBay saying sellers account was hacked and they sorting my refund out

That's a massive shame, at least ebay have jumped in quickly.
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: Notty1975 on April 10, 2018, 18:58
Yes fair play to eBay they emailed me saying itís hack in email it had a link to open a disput filled in form had money back within 15mins so not to bad
Title: Re: Cheap as poly tunnel
Post by: sunshineband on April 11, 2018, 08:25
Yes fair play to eBay they emailed me saying itís hack in email it had a link to open a disput filled in form had money back within 15mins so not to bad

That's a shame, but at least you got prompt action from eBay