Spend £2.99 at Wilkinsons

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    Just been in Wilkinsons looking for a few odds and sods. I noticed they have a pick and mix on screws, nuts, bolts, washers, wing nuts etc. If you are anything like me you always need a screw a little bit longer, shorter, fatter, thinner and of course washers forgive a lot.

    In the past I've had to spend about £5 at B&Q to buy 20 screws when I only needed one.
     
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    Now that's a handy tip, and in the words of Arthur Askey, "I thank you!"
     
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    Thanks for that. I'll pop into Wilkinsons next time I'm passing.
     
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    Good tip thanks (y)
     
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    Good post, thanks :)

    I'm like you and can never find exactly the right size screw or bolt I need. Get lots of spares this way :)
     
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    And a thank you from me (y)

    A lot of time for Wilkinsons, recently coated fencing and man shed for a fraction of the cost that the big so called superstores were charging for the same material.
     
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    Bought a back of mixed screws &c this morning and was surprised how big a bag is on offer for the money. Definitely better than the likes of B&Q. Thanks again.
     
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    For those of you who travel here pay a visit to any Brico Depot . They have from small to large plastic bags which you can fill with any selection of screws and other various DIY bits which a mere female like me would know nothing about !!
     
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    What's a Man shed?
     
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    Where only he who thinks he is master of the house is allowed to set foot.
     
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    It's that thing we who have no access to a pond use to escape :D
     
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    I Knew at the time of Posting that I shouldn't be asking:lipssealed:
     
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