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Discounts B&Q Diamond Club closing to new members

Discussion in 'Freebies, Offers & Bargains' started by Scrungee, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Scrungee

    Scrungee Well known for it

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    • HarryS

      HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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      So it will only apply to gardening products from September ?
       
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      • Scrungee

        Scrungee Well known for it

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        Join their B&Q Club and get £5 off £30 (17%) off anything on any day of the week (until they change that one).
         
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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Never bothered with their over 60s card anyway.
          Wednesdays? who can get there on Wednesdays?:scratch:
           
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            This could be just another nail in coffin for B&Q. Increasing the cost of buying stuff from them will only encourage more customers to buy online (other than trays of bedding plants, bags of compost, etc.). And as most items I'm interested in are offers that are not eligble for a further10% discount, I tend to buy less and less from them.

            As B&Q now replace stuff for up to 45 days, then want to send it off for repair, I no longer buy power tools from them, but get them from the likes of Amazon (sold and dispatched by) who'll immediately dispatch a replacement for ages after purchase and provide a free returns label.
             
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            Me, too.
             
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            The sheds and garden centres are SLOWLY killing the plant trade off by charging too much now.

            Far fewer plants in my local huge b&q all this year. People arent willing to pay so much for overpriced plants,pots and composts. Theyre mostly spending their cash in the busy cafes instead.

            Noticed the gardening sections in the shops are getting smaller too. One reason for fewer end of season bargains nowadays. .
             
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              Yep garden centres do seem to have had their day, mostly selling food and gifts along with christmas decorations.
               
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                Our local garden centre does a roaring trade in lunches, coffees and cakes. I'm sure they make more money from that than selling plants. Their food is great, their plants... not so good.
                 
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                  As for B&Q, I would have thought they would be only too happy to gain customers from the ailing Homebase which now resembles a factory shop. But no, they decide instead to lose the custom of the over 60's. An odd decision I reckon.
                   
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                    More than once I've had to ask 'garden centre' staff where the gardening stuff is.

                    We went to a Wyevale last weekend and the car park was so full we had to use their overflow parking, but we were the only ones paying for purchases at the checkouts (when I say paying, I mean getting it for free with £5 shops paid for with £5 vouchers).

                    The day before at a Wyevale that's just been taken over by Blue Diamond, the staff were enthusiastically telling us about how they were going to 'improve' it by building a massive new cafe :wallbanging:

                    And in the town near that Blue Diamond garden centre we were talking about how many shops in their high street had been replaced with coffee shops and cafes. I suppose B&Q, Homebase, etc., will be next to reduce their retail floorspace to provide cafes, but Wickes will stick with burger vans in their car parks.
                     
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