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Old 23 December 2018, 10:34 AM
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Default Screwfix ain't what it used to be.

In times gone by, I'd not bother looking anywhere eldsefor most DIY stuff.

Nowadays, most power tools can be had FAR cheaper on line.

And Friday, we wanted some M16 x 40 bolts, washers and nuts. Screw fix price, 37.03 for 50
Bought at Bapps locally, 15, same quantity.

I don't think they have been the cheapest since selling up to Kingfisher group. Their prices now seem to be almost on a par with B&Q.
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Old 23 December 2018, 11:03 AM
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Prices have gone up. They aren't always the cheapest. It seems a lot of these larger companies purposely undercut the market to price a lot of the independent merchants out of business. Now that the independents are few and far between the larger companies have price fixed the market.
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Old 23 December 2018, 05:12 PM
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Toolstation is usually a little bit cheaper for similar things ive found
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Old 23 December 2018, 06:05 PM
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I agree re tools and it pays to do a search before wandering down there. I have found that things like LED bulbs are reasonably good vfm though
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Old 23 December 2018, 07:53 PM
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More than TWICE as much for the nuts, bolts and washers? And yet they made their reputaion on selling fixings?

Lost their way, methinks,.
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Screwfix is B&Q
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Old 25 December 2018, 10:08 AM
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Well duh...hence my mentioning them?
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