Spent the last 12 months looking for a greenhouse for the back garden. It had to be a reasonable size and look tidy but most of all not cost much, I'm as tight as the best of them. Then the mother-in-law decides to move house and she won't be taking her greenhouse with her, I could have it FOC, I like that price all day long. Father-in-law decided to dismantle it for me and I picked up a stack of plastic panels and twisted aluminium frame. This is the type where the panels slide into the frame and it all locks together. Well no instructions and broken, twisted parts it didn't look good. The 3 year old has planted some seeds in there, then the recent winds made a right mess of it. First thoughts- bin it. But the wife said I couldn't as her mother gave it to us and the little ones seeds were now growing so could I not just fix it. Well the only option I could think of was to build a wooden frame and fix the panels to it. It's just cost me a bl**dy £100 for some 2"x2" and a few screws and a whole days work making the frame. Just started dismantling the old one and know I will need a good few new panels and a new roof. By the time I've done this it would have been cheaper to buy a new one!
So what "bargain" has cost you a fortune?