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B&M is selling a table and chairs set for £45 – half the price of rivals


B&M is selling a set of two garden chairs and a table for £45 – half the price of sets being sold by some of its rivals.

The bargain retailer’s Sorrento Rattan Effect Bistro Set is being sold online and in all 700 stores.

B&M is flogging this set of garden dining furniture for £45

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B&M is flogging this set of garden dining furniture for £45Credit: B&M

It comes with two chairs and a table that you can put in your back garden for a spot of al fresco dining.

We’ve seen similar sets being sold at B&Q, Amazon and Robert Dyas for roughly double the price.

B&Q’s similar looking two seater furniture set is on sale for £86, which is £41 more than B&M’s.

Meanwhile, Amazon is selling a white plastic set  for £83, setting shoppers back another £38 compared to the discounter.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

Robert Dyas is flogging a dark grey table and chairs set for £100 – that’s an extra £55 more than B&M’s set.

The bargain was spotted by a savvy shopper on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook.

They commented: “B&M only £45! Everywhere else I’ve seen starts at around £100.”

The post was liked and commented on by hundreds of people.

One fan commented: “Need one of these”, while another said: “I got them and they are lovely.”

IKEA is selling a similar set for a tenner less at £35

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IKEA is selling a similar set for a tenner less at £35Credit: IKEA

B&M told The Sun that the sets proving popular and are subject to availability. 

It’s best to check ahead with your local branch to see if it’s in stock before making a trip to bag one yourself.

However, we’ve spotted similar sets going for roughly the same price, or even less, elsewhere if you miss out on the ones from B&M.

This pair of chairs comes with a table from IKEA is £35, a tenner cheaper than B&M’s.

The set is also foldable, so you can store it away if the weather is not so great.

For a fiver extra, you could get this almost identical looking set from Argos for £50.

However, there’s limited stock, so you might want to bag one now or risk being left disappointed.

Here’s six cheap but chic garden furniture sets for under £350 to jazz up the garden.

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You’ll be able to put your new garden hauls to good use as you can have people over for a BBQ by the end of March.

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