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Will I ever learn not to be tempted by free delivery :(

Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster Posts: 427
edited 11 March in Plants
I wanted to buy two blueberry plants, my quest was to watch the 'pennies' except it resulted in me kicking myself again!

One plant arrived yesterday from RHS online for £14.99 + £5.95 delivery = £20.99

The other arrived today from Amazon for £15.00 inc delivery.

I knew the Amazon blueberry wouldn't be as good as the RHS one, but I didn't think the comparison would be so great!

Hope I've learnt my lesson, but I'm not too sure  :/ The free delivery is so tempting.... but....




Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
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  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,698
    Mmm I see what you mean Jenny_Aster. I think the left hand one is better value for an extra £6. Next time you're tempted by free delivery ask us and we'll remind you of the blueberry venture. 
  • Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster Posts: 427
    Uff said:
    Mmm I see what you mean Jenny_Aster. I think the left hand one is better value for an extra £6. Next time you're tempted by free delivery ask us and we'll remind you of the blueberry venture. 
    Thank you! I need to be kept on the 'strait and narrow'  ;) Plus kicking myself hurts! 
    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Very expensive. There are plenty of good fruit suppliers whose plants would be much cheaper than that.
    They'd be four or five quid for a small pot. Double that, or so, for a 3 litre pot.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,698
    Uff said:
    Mmm I see what you mean Jenny_Aster. I think the left hand one is better value for an extra £6. Next time you're tempted by free delivery ask us and we'll remind you of the blueberry venture. 
    Thank you! I need to be kept on the 'strait and narrow'  ;) Plus kicking myself hurts! 
    Dinnae fash, we'll do it for you.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Unless it's a rare variety, the RHS one is still very expensive for the size of it  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,536
    edited 11 March
    Trouble is, all plant prices have risen so much over the last year or so. I visited a garden centre last week and the prices had risen so much that where l would previously bought 2 or 3 plants, l would now only buy one (honest !).
    I was reusing an old pot yesterday that still had the label on it for a Nandina that cost £8.99. You'd be hard pushed to find one of any size for that price these days.
  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,150
    This time of year, I would have looked for bare rooted fruit; probably still lots much cheaper.
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • newbie77newbie77 LondonPosts: 1,220
    Another problem with free delivery from various sites is, I start with searching for a plant which would be £7 or so and then end up reaching £50 or £60 to get that free delivery!
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,436
    newbie77 said:
    Another problem with free delivery from various sites is, I start with searching for a plant which would be £7 or so and then end up reaching £50 or £60 to get that free delivery!
    I have never gone that far but I do often buy 3 or 5 of something to make the delivery cost seem 'worth it'! Generally I try and stick to buying plants in person though, much better value usually even aside from delivery.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    This is a very good supplier. We have lots of good soft fruit sellers as the climate suits them. Perthshire is renowned for it  :)
    https://james-mcintyre.co.uk/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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