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#1 Cosmic-16

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:57 PM

Hi

Had a look round some of the supermarkets just to see what they were doing


Asda- Tnt Fireworks- deals like Super Star Selection Box and Starburst rocket pack any 2 for 10


Morrisons- Cosmic Fireworks,Dynasty- Good Selection Boxes- Mercury,Mars,Saturn

Netto- Standard Fireworks- http://viewer.zmags....=wqgdfw#/page6/

Lidl- Benstar Fireworks- http://www.lidl.co.u.......r=5&nf=True

Aldi- http://www.aldi.co.u...m?WT.z_src=main

Somerfield- Firework Factors, i think


Tesco- Not Sure, anyone know what they are selling, possibly standard

Sainsburys- Not sure, proboly standard



If you live in wales then a cash and carry has fireeworks, up to 75% off, http://phillipsaunde...i...ll=1&cat=11

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:00 PM

sainsberrys have some big ones this year. still not as good as a couple of homeade 3" though!

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:05 PM

sainsberrys have some big ones this year. still not as good as a couple of homeade 3" though!



Hi

Thanks for the info

Do you have any idea of the products sainsburys are selling e.g standard big shot selection box

regards

#4 Prestonboi

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:20 PM

Hey hey the wanderer returns! I had forgotten all about this site untill a few days ago and remembered I had an acount, so will be sticking around from now on! :)

From what I've seen this year, Lidl are same as last 2 years so are Aldi, Morrisons are same as last 2 years with a few new items, and the rest? I haven't even looked yet!

Interesting to see Netto are stocking Standard, a different range from last year, thanks for the link.

And I am very lucky in that I always save fireworks leaflets from Supermarkets and shops, I've got some going back 3 years and it's interesting to see the same old items with prices increased, I'll post some pics later.

Thanks.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 09:35 PM

If you live in wales then a cash and carry has fireeworks, up to 75% off, http://phillipsaunde...i...ll=1&cat=11


I'd be cautious about Men Shun's range. They changed most of the items in 2007, to remove flashpowder, the result being that the item was basically a different firework- some were really rather wimpy. If in doubt, ask to see the item- they put the date on the back. 2006 is old spec.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:52 AM

Morrisons 2007.

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Morrisons 2008.

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YAWN.

Mostly same stuff inside with some new bits, prices all up from 2007.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:56 AM

Agree-- YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:00 PM

those must be really large/good rockets to be worth 25 for 5 ;)

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:05 PM

those must be really large/good rockets to be worth 25 for 5 ;)


I had a look at some in the store, they appear to be 5m Garden rockets, for 25. :blink:

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:33 PM

Hi

Thanks for the info

Do you have any idea of the products sainsburys are selling e.g standard big shot selection box

regards


Sainsburys are selling Standard again this year, very expensive but i guess that's why it's all buy one get one free. The biggest selection box Sainsburys do is 39.99 and contains only 13 fireworks. go on the Standard website and a box for the same price contains at least 3x that many, plus the sainsburys boxes are extremely window dressed, take a look at the big boxed fountain open it up and you'll be dissapointed to see a small tube about 5x smaller than the box. Saying this i had one last year and the fireworks you do get are pretty good, ive got 2 this year for filler.


Cheers,

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Edited by Skyburst, 15 October 2008 - 12:35 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:04 PM

plus the sainsburys boxes are extremely window dressed, take a look at the big boxed fountain open it up and you'll be dissapointed to see a small tube about 5x smaller than the box.

Cheers,

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:38 PM

Put bluntly, I'd say that supermarket selection boxes are poor value for money, even at buy one get one free. The performance of fountains might improve slightly- longer durations, etc , but generally it is the same effects chugged out from small fireworks in big empty packaging.

I wouldn't say any item in them is worth more than a 1 on it's own.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:50 PM

those must be really large/good rockets to be worth 25 for 5 ;)


Those are almost certainly the new spec versions of Black Mamba, which was generally though of as a pretty good rocket- loud with a decent burst.
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

Netto is selling Standard (just been for a look) they seem WELL over priced!! the 'Oblivion' 122 shot cake is 39.99 BOGOF. Their other, limited range, doesn't look very good at all
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:04 PM

Netto appears to be the classic example of the old "hike up the price then give an identical item away free" philosophy!
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)




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