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By louise1

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I’ve been needing a new pair of secateurs for a while now and have been making-do (badly) with a cheap pair i bought a couple of years ago.

I looked at the Felco website about a month ago and saw they had reductions on most the range and last evening i finally got around to placing an order.
Not exactly a large one but hey !

I’ve just had an email telling me the item’s been dispatched and will arrive this week, so i’m very pleased with the whole experience !

I think that these good experiences with gardening companies are worth shouting about because i’ve had bad ones (experiences) with couldn’t-care-less companies and it leaves you feeling like a lot of large concerns just want your money and are content with poor customer service along the way, let alone afterwards.

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Yes, good point, Louise...
Worth giving praise when due, to gardening companies.
I hope you are pleased with your secateurs...
.. happy snipping and clipping.Lol.

Which shrub will be the first to have a haircut ?

26 Jan, 2010

 

I'd not shout 'till they arrive lol, I think the future is Internet shopping and that will create competition which will ensure good standards. you didn't say how much, was it a snip?

26 Jan, 2010

 

Heron I still prefer to go and choose my purchases.

26 Jan, 2010

 

I got to try out (handle) 4 different pairs of Felco's, before deciding which felt most comfortable, at a farmers equipment outlet and payed a sensible price for them. (I actually asked if they had been mispriced !). My next stop was the garden centre half a mile down the road, for some compost. If I had bought them there, they would have cost £20 more. I was so pleased, I got in my car, went back to the farmers shop and treated myself to a holster.....and I was still quids in !!!
I admit, in my experience, life's not usually like that - but I'll tell you - I couldn't wipe the silly grin off my face for days......lol !!! :-)

26 Jan, 2010

 

I do quite a lot of internet shopping because i work silly hours and if i get the chance to shop 'in person' it's rare, so that's why i do it.

The Felco site, unlike other stockists of their product, have a sale on and a lot of their secateurs are well reduced.
If the main company are having a sale on their items WHY aren't the stockists who sell them ????
Seems a bit of a swizz to me.

By the way TT, it'll be the Escallonia hedge !
It's got a lot of thin whippy growth and i think it needs tfor those stems/shoots to be cut to the ground.

26 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Louise, I guess I make about 80 percent of my purchases on the internet, if you know what you want, you can hunt out the best deals. I haven't bought a cd or dvd in a shop for years. Unlike you, it's not silly working hours for me, I just hate shopping ...lol :-)
ps I've just put a photo on my homepage for you :-)

26 Jan, 2010

 

That sums it up well Muddy ..... if you know exactly what you want and you've done your homework it's a very good way of buying.
I bought my car that way 7 years ago and saved myself huge megabucks .... it's the best car i've ever bought !

26 Jan, 2010

 

I love my Felco secateurs had them over 10 years now, a gift when I left my job, to move down South, would not be without them, best you can buy.......

26 Jan, 2010

 

Felcos are brilliant, comfortable, strong, take a really sharp edge and are easy to find if you put them down all over the place (like I do) - and if you ever need a spare part the company are great for that too! I'm sure you will find them a pleasure to use, Louise.

26 Jan, 2010

 

I agree - you won't regret THAT purchase, Louise! I used to go through the cheap ones so fast - my Felcos are just great. :-)))

27 Jan, 2010

 

happy snipping louise ;o))

27 Jan, 2010

 

They arrived today :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

I'll try and exercise restraint though and not use them 'til the end of February- beginning of March ..... i don't want the newly naked plants to get frosted and die back :-/

28 Jan, 2010

 

That was quick! I bet you can't stop yourself 'snipping' something, though. LOL.

28 Jan, 2010

 

Tsk !

28 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Louise, my Felco's have got to be one of the best gardening tools I've ever had. Apparently, you can even send them away to be serviced. I get John to keep mine in good order.

29 Jan, 2010

 

I took them out and used them this afternoon Dawn and they are a dream to use, a real dream !!!

29 Jan, 2010

 

I agree Louise - those cheap ones are so rubbish and frustrating to use. Dr Bob told me once that he's had his Felco's for something like nearly 50 years, so I dont think we'll need another pair ever again.

29 Jan, 2010

 

Oh dear, they'll not make much money out of us then will they ;-))

29 Jan, 2010

 

At the price they are Louise, its just as well we wont need to purchase again.

29 Jan, 2010

 

I bought mine (direct) at their reduced sale prices Dawn :-)))
Even with P&P they were STILL cheaper than buying the same thing from another stockist !

29 Jan, 2010

 

A bargain, then. Even better! :-)))

29 Jan, 2010

 

Absolutely !

29 Jan, 2010

 

We like bargains, good for you Louise.

29 Jan, 2010

 

I was bought a pair of Felco no.2`s for Christmas and I absolutely love them, they make such a difference. :o)

Sandra x

5 Feb, 2010

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