Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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I refuse to use these refuse sacks.. they're rubbish!!
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Member Name: Jenny_Summers
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Might make a good makeshift poncho in a wet weather emergency?
Disadvantages: flimsy, thin, poor quality, badly made
On a recent trip to Asda for essentials I realized to late that I had left my purse on the side next to my computer. We had ran out of bread and milk and were in desperate need of bin bags. Luckily I'm one of those people who puts the odd bit of change into their pockets and always has a few coins floating around the bottom of their bag.
I decided the bread and milk were priority and to see what I had left for the bin bags. I had just under £1.20 to spend, not enough for my usual brand, so I opted for the Smart Price bags instead. They seemed like decent value for money with 45 coming in just short of my £1.20 budget.
I soon discovered that these bags were pretty naff. The minute I took of the Smart Price sleeve and began to unravel the first bag I realized how flimsy they were the bag felt very thin in my hands and when I got it off the roll and opened it out I could see that it wasn't great quality as the bag was not the usual thick dark plastic that my usual ones are but instead a lighter almost translucent and stretched looking.
When picking my kitchen bin I opted for one that was smaller so that black bags would have a nice big overlap, so when I empty the bin the bags are never anywhere near full capacity. Even when the bag was just under 2/3 full of normal household rubbish (no bricks or anything) it seemed to strain under the weight. The 'sharp' corner of a cardboard box managed to poke through and make a small tear in the side of the bag and I decided it would be safer to double bag it just in case. Since this first instance I have used 2 bags in place of one just to be sure it wont split on me. They really don't seem such good value when you double bag them as it becomes just under 22 bags for £1.20 and even doubled up they aren't perfect, I've had problems with the perforations, and the bags not splitting properly which results in holes in the bottoms.
Needless to say I wouldn't buy these again and in future, should I make the same silly mistake of forgetting my purse, I'd rather go home and get it than buy Asda Smartprice bin bags.
Summary: Poor excuse for refuse sacks that are not fit for purpose
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