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    Hiya,

    I am thinking of buying this particular outdoor umbrella: https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-livin...1561631017.htm

    Seems a bit tad cheap to me, but am looking for some opinion from PF1-ers.

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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    I got something similar from mitre10. $600. Been up for 4 years. Been through a couple of storms no problem. Just put it down and put cover on it. I would be cautious with it being so cheap

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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    Quote Originally Posted by Renmoo View Post
    Hiya,

    I am thinking of buying this particular outdoor umbrella: https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-livin...1561631017.htm

    Seems a bit tad cheap to me, but am looking for some opinion from PF1-ers.

    Cheers
    Madam bought one (or something very similar) beginning of summer.
    It's cheap because it's cheap. Everything you touch is plastic and cranking the handle is an exercise in praying the internals won't break.
    It could last a week, or 5 years.

    On the upside, it's asthetically pleasing and once up does a very good job of what its meant to do. Looks expensive without close examination. For the price, and having used one, I'd say it wouldn't be the worst investment you could make.
    But factor in costs of square slabs to hold the base to the ground, unless you have a Plan B.

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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    Wouldn't want to be South Island rural for the shipping costs tho!!

    How do they justify that?

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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    Wouldn't want to be South Island rural for the shipping costs tho!!

    How do they justify that?
    its a 2M , 13kg box
    even courier within Ak is expensive
    RD , its aint gonna fit on the posties bike . So a 1 off trip for a courier isnt going to be cheap.

    Inter Island courier costs are getting pretty damn pricey regardless

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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    Regardless of price, they all deteriorate after a few years.
    Wind trashes them, so if in a very windy area perhaps not.

    Other than that, go for it.
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    Default Re: Outdoor umbrella

    We finally got an expensive one a while ago, it is lasting well.
    Our experience with the cheaper ones was they cannot stand much wind, they do not stand up to UV particularly well, winter is not going ensure a long life and finally, cheap or expensive if you store your umbrella make sure it is bagged before you settle it in for the winter. There seems there's a bug that finds sun umbrella fabric quite a tasty treat!

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