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I was browsing my local Bunnings this afternoon and came across 50L storage containers for only $5. Great if you're like me and accumulated extra clutter over Christmas. Check your local store for stock.
Anyone tried these? Last time I got some of these https://www.bunnings.com.au/award-50l-pack-n-stack-storage-c... but the lids and wheels keep on breaking…
We use these at work for archiving.. same thing lids always break but only if they overfill them and make them too heavy. Good price as always though. We pick them up for $7.50 EA at Bunnings due to quantity.
Yeah I've tried these and as others have said they're rubbish - I cracked one in the store just squeezing it to see how thick/stiff the plastic was!
I use the 100L version of these and they're much tougher
Disclaimer: in the spirit of ozbargain these are $5 more or a whopping DOUBLE the price.
If only these were transparent to see what's inside!
The transparent ones have the burglar seal of approval.
That's why I keep my bricks and jewellery together, with only the bricks hidden and everything taped up super tight. I've ruined so many burglar's backs this way!
..seriously though, its not likely to matter.
Yea I had a look at those montgomery 60L ones at bunnings, but it looks like they have changed the lid design so they now fold up sideways. Not sure if it makes it stronger or weaker having a "split lid design"
Thanks for the tip. Picked up 4 of the 100l ones today and packed the entire Xmas tree and associated nonsense away neatly under the house. Hoping to find them uncracked each 12 months for the next decade or so
Cardboard boxes of all sizes at the front of Bunnings are free. If it needs to look good, cover it with a wall paper sample or $2 roll of contact. Might struggle to get a clear one, but the tubs aren't really clear anyway. Lastly, they don't crack!
these are horrible.. we got about 10 of them a few years back and every lid has broken
and handles have cracked and snapped off.
I would stay clear of this brand.
Amen. Fine if you want to only store a few light things in them and stack them only a few crates high, but don't expect them to handle much more.
Good to keep pillows and cushions in then
Yeah, we only store air in them anything heavier they break!
It depends on what you're using them for. I also purchased 4 of the 100L heavy duty containers which were only $16, which I thought was a great price too. These $5 cheapies I'm throwing up in the roof with Christmas decorations in, can't complain!
Lids look as good as the old Kmart ones (which weren't good at all)
Cheers op. I might grab a couple to store the spare linen/towels/fabric. The transparency is great.
Off-course for storing anything more heavy/rigid, most ozbargainers here know to invest in the ozbarg-favourite Starmaid.
bought some last time they were $5 with low expectations, they're not great but they are only $5 and might be good enough. like DirtyBoots said, for light things probably ok.
SCA have MUCH better quality…robust stackable with good rollers
these are often on sale for 3 for $23.48
Shame don't look transparent though.
yeh avail in semi transparent & black..
i just group stuff i.e car care, bicycle parts etc. & use labels on the outside make it easy to know whats inside
Not on sale today though…..
None in Bunnings Ringwood if you are in Melbourne. Store guy said Boxhill had 43 in stock
I use a few in the garage to store Christmas, Easter,party goods and shoes. Been using for years and None have broken. Of course my name didn't help.
Oh good. I was looking for a sous-vide container.
To be honest, I've tried these, the K-Mart ones and other ones that have made their way through Target etc and they are all pretty brittle. The best ones I've found price vs performance is the Sistema range. They use to be regularly discounted through Woolies up to 50%. They are smaller however (biggest is 40 litres) no wheels, but are great to stack (well I find the 30l ones the best for stacking and at $7.50 a pop when discounted is good enough for me).
Sistema also have 90L & 60L tubs. I bought the 90L ones from Woolies for $15 when they were on sale at 50% off.
Sweet. I'll have to check those out.
Office works have similar black ones with yellow kids for 5.50. No wheels but wheel holders, I clipped them off other tubs though.
Like others I've found these boxes too brittle too.
These are crap. I bought 2 of these. My 5 year old ger simply stepped on it and the cover cracked
Better put little fatty on a diet :-O
Don't think many of these type of plastic container lids would survive a 5 year stepping on them.
I use these as quarantine tanks for my fish. They do an alright job until they are dropped even when empty and they crack.
I went to Bunnings (Northland) for these. Couldnt find these and then checked with lady working over there she checked and found 73 in stock however couldnt find where these were placed..what a shame I had to come empty handed
The newer version of this tub by the same brand is 49L for $6.
I've experienced that unlocatable but well in stock scenario a few times now too. It happens when they move a clearance item off the shelves. Then a week or two later, they move it off the shop floor, to display new specials or clearance items.
Out of stock Browns Plains, Brisbane
Out of stock at Nunawading Vic.
Did however purchase some much more sterdy black containers with yellow interlocking lids. $12 or so though.
I'm hanging out for the next sale of Sistema containers at Woolies as I forgot to go back last time I saw them!
I revoked my + vote when I read all the reviews from previous owners. I've bought heaps of similar boxes over the years, and most of them broken (or broken lid) due to being too brittle. It's simply poor manufacturing/poor choice of material (but great from the manufacturer's viewpoint, since it's planned obsolescence, and you can buy more next year after these have all cracked, more $ for them).
If ever I buy boxes like this now, I give them a good flex in the shop to assess the brittleness. If they crack or snap, I walk away. Sadly this doesn't predict the ones that later go brittle, presumably degradation due to UV/ozone/general environmental exposure.
Thanks to those recommending Sistema, I'd prefer to pay 2 or 3x as much and have something that lasts 8+ years, not 8 months.
Other recommendations are welcome
Thanks OP. Right deal at the right time. Bought 6 to store some old stuffs. Word of caution: It is not a good idea to buy these thin plastic boxes for any frequent use or handling because it is so fragile.
Yes, they are fragile. There is another 50L one there … black one that is much stronger for $10.
Went to local Bunnings today…(2287) all sold out of the $5 but still showing on their website.
Spoke to an assistant and pointed that out to them and they substituted the $7.98 ones @ $5 ea.
Worth a try at your local if you really need them. Just show the sold out ones as being still on their site,
Nice idea, hopefully others who have tried but haven't had stock available too can give this a go.
Same here the staff couldn't find the $5 on the floor so they subs with 4x Monterey 60l transparent that shows $17 each
These are the $7.98 ones. Can't vouch if they are just as fragile as the $5 ones.
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