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[Zellers] Zellers: 12 X 10 Gazebo $215.99

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[Zellers] Zellers: 12 X 10 Gazebo $215.99

Today at Zellers bought a 12 x 10 Gazebo. Regular price was $499.99 was on sale for $399.99. Then they had 40% off lowest ticketed price which brought it down to $239.99. Also if you used your HBC card you got an extra 10% which brought down to $215.99 plus taxes.

Also had 20x points today. On this purchase that worked out to about 245k which is $30 in free gift cards as well.

I bought the matching mosquito screen regular $89.99 for $48.59 plus taxes as well.

Total out the door for both was $298.98 and I got $30 back in HBC giftcards. Regular price would have been $666.68 taxes in and no giftcards.

So basically 60% off when all factored in.
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That's a great price. I'd be hard pressed to spend very much on one again and here's why...
Just a word of warning to people that have never had a gazebo. Even if you bring the tent part in during the off season, the material really only lasts a couple of years, three tops. They tend to fade and shred. I had two different ones from Costco that aged the same way. The first one turned pink after one season, lol. Sunbrella fabric or the like, after all is still fabric, and it just takes a beating the constant 4-5 months or so you have it out each year.
All you have to do is check your neighbours' or take notice when you drive around to see how tattered they look.
The expensive upfront and longterm option is to build a pergola or buy one of those hardroofed ones. The cheaper option is to buy an umbrella when there is a decent sale knowing you'll replace it anyways in a few years.
If you have your heart set on owning a gazebo, at least treat it with UVprotector before putting it up.
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zoolander wrote:
Jun 15th, 2009 2:56 am
That's a great price. I'd be hard pressed to spend very much on one again and here's why...
Just a word of warning to people that have never had a gazebo. Even if you bring the tent part in during the off season, the material really only lasts a couple of years, three tops. They tend to fade and shred. I had two different ones from Costco that aged the same way. The first one turned pink after one season, lol. Sunbrella fabric or the like, after all is still fabric, and it just takes a beating the constant 4-5 months or so you have it out each year.
All you have to do is check your neighbours' or take notice when you drive around to see how tattered they look.
The expensive upfront and longterm option is to build a pergola or buy one of those hardroofed ones. The cheaper option is to buy an umbrella when there is a decent sale knowing you'll replace it anyways in a few years.
If you have your heart set on owning a gazebo, at least treat it with UVprotector before putting it up.
Good price for a big gazebo.

I want to apply some UV protector on my gazebo. Does anyone know if they sell UV protector at Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Depot, Rona or another big box store? I did a site search for each store but couldn't find anything.

There's some discussion on fabric protector for gazebos here
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/loa ... 53454.html
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Is it this one? I got it last week, same price.. LOVE IT!

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In addition to fading and shredding, I forgot to mention they may also sag and can develop mildew (mine did).
Protection:
303 High Tech Fabric Guard is recommended by Sunbrella:
http://www.303products.com/tech/index.c ... uct_ID=548

CT sells 303 Aerospace Protectant but it's not the same thing. You can always check their "wheretobuy"...
http://www.wheretobuy303.com/index.php?tab=CA
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Rona has a product by Cabot that can be used on fabrics for uv protection.
Can't remember the name of it though.
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kellidotca wrote:
Jun 15th, 2009 4:35 am
Is it this one? I got it last week, same price.. LOVE IT!

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That is the same one I bought.
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Looks really nice actually!

so this would be for rainy days when you want to sit on your deck?
or I like to be outside but don't like the sunlight?
or strictly for bugs?
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bellboy26 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2009 11:34 am
Looks really nice actually!

so this would be for rainy days when you want to sit on your deck?
or I like to be outside but don't like the sunlight?
or strictly for bugs?
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Looks very close to the Tulip gazebo I got at Walmart for $199.
Make sure you have drain holes on the sides of the roof as water can gather there and collapse the whole structure - happened to our first gazebo last year, this year they added drain holes - no issues.
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marunio wrote:
Jun 15th, 2009 3:36 pm
Looks very close to the Tulip gazebo I got at Walmart for $199.
Make sure you have drain holes on the sides of the roof as water can gather there and collapse the whole structure - happened to our first gazebo last year, this year they added drain holes - no issues.
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I had that issue with the $150 PC gazebo from loblaws (fortinos actually) but it was nothing a serrated knife couldn't take care of :lol: just made my own drain holes :lol:
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marunio wrote:
Jun 15th, 2009 3:36 pm
Looks very close to the Tulip gazebo I got at Walmart for $199.
Make sure you have drain holes on the sides of the roof as water can gather there and collapse the whole structure - happened to our first gazebo last year, this year they added drain holes - no issues.
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I had the same thing happen. Installed a gazebo during the afternoon and during the overnight rainstorm it collapsed. Water had gathered on the four sides of the roof. I even had it tied to the house and a cedar fence for support. I never even got to try it out. :mad: That was a really cheap one.

I'm still trying to find a store that sells UV protector for my current gazebo, my awning and a covered swing bench.
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I compared this one to the $199 ones from Loblaws, Canadian Tire and Walmart. This one has better fabric, more roof supports, thicker steel all around and is entirely assembled with bolts where the cheap ones alot of them the roof and sides are preassembled with hinges.

Also mine is screwed into the deck with 16 wood screws so pretty sure mine isnt going to go anywhere.
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mcfc98 wrote:
Jun 17th, 2009 1:15 am
How heavy/big is it? Would it fit in an average sized car with the seat down?

It is 150# and ~6' 10" long
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