BUYING A VICTORIAN STYLE GAZEBO

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I RECENTLY PURCHASED A VICTORIAN STYLED IRON GAZEBO AND AM VERY PLEASED WITH IT, NOW THAT IT IS FINALLY UP.

THE SELLER GAVE US SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RECEIVE IT I.E.IF IT WAS NOT CHECKED OVER, TO SIGN "UNCHECKED" ON THE DELIVERY NOTE. WHICH I AM GLAD TO SAY, WE DID.

THIS WAS VERY PRUDENT AS THREE MAIN PARTS WERE DAMAGED OR BROKEN. WE CONTACTED THE SELLER BY EMAIL STRAIGHT AWAY AND THEY ARRANGED REPLACEMENT PARTS WITHOUT A FUSS. JUST ONE WORKING DAY TO WAIT.

THOUGH THIS PARTICULAR GAZEBO WAS £135.00 IT WAS A BARGAIN. NOT THE RUN OF THE MILL POP UP ONES, THAT HAVE THEIR USES, BUT A SUBSTANTIAL PIECE OF KIT. WE PLAN ON LEAVING IT UP ALL YEAR ROUND, AS IT IS A SHELTER FOR MY WASHING DURING THE WINTER!!

WHICH LEADS ME TO THE ONLY CRITISISM I HAVE. THE SELLER  NEVER WARNED ME ABOUT HOW HEAVY THE ITEM WAS. THOUGH IT CAME IN 3 PACKAGES, THE SINGLE DELIVERY PERSON COULD NOT GET ONE OUT OF THE VAN BY HERSELF, AND NEEDED ME TO ASSIST HER.

THE ITEM CAME WITH ONE PICTURE AS INSTRUCTIONS TO PUT UP TOGETHER, EVEN A CHIMP COULD DO IT....I THOUGHT. HOWEVER A LOT OF IT WAS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION.  I LIKED THE DESIGN OF THE BEAMS THE OTHER WAY UP FROM THE DRAWING, MY ARTIST LICENCE KICKING IN. HOWEVER WHEN MY PARTNER AND I WERE READY TO ADD  THE FINISHING TOUCHES, WE REALISED THAT THEY HAD TO GO THE OTHER WAY FOR ALL THE PIECES TO FIT, AND THE WHOLE LOT HAD TO BE DISMANTLED. AFTER MY PARTNER SWORE FOR THE 13TH TIME I GAVE UP AND WENT IN TO DO THE IRONING, AND LEFT HIM TO STRUGGLE ON ALONE IN THE DARK!!!

ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL...IT'S THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER BOUGHT OFF EBAY AND MY FRIENDS WILL BE GLAD OF THE SHADE/ SHELTER IT GIVES AT FUTURE GATHERINGS!

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