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      23.01.2014 21:46
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      These rubbish bags are rubbish!

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      I usually use Tesco value black rubbish bags but as I now live closer to Sainsburys, I have started shopping there more often instead. When I started running out of black bin bags I thought I'd give Sainsburys' version a try.

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      PRICE, AVAILABILITY
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      These bags are from the sainsburys basics range, so obviously they are only available from Sainsburys.
      They cost 73p for 30 sacks, sounds like pretty good value to me!

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      IN USE
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      I popped one in the bin, first thing I noticed was that the dotted line where you are meant to tear a bag off the roll was rubbish. It was not at all easy to take just one bag off the roll and it ripped into the next one, meaning that I had to start at the third bag and throw the first two away. Maybe not such good value.....!
      After I had actually managed to get one bag off the roll and use it, I went to empty it after a day. My bin was not completely full and just had general household rubbish in it so not really that heavy. The bag was impossible to get out. Everywhere I tried to grab to pull out it just started tearing, it was terrible.

      The bags are so thin and fragile they are really not practical at all.

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      ~Would I recommend?
      No definitely not!

      ~Would I use them again?
      No, there is no way I would ever waste 73p on these again, they are complete rusbbish!

      Stay away from these and get Tesco Value ones or pay a bit more for the brands!

      Thank you for reading

      xx Mrs K xx

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        23.01.2014 18:22
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        i would never buy these again

        This is one thing that everyone needs and since Birmingham city council do not give out free ones any more, I had to start buying them. Whenever I'm in a shop I tend just to go for the cheapest ones I can find.
        So when in Sainsbury's I spotted these, you get 30 rolls for around £1. On the pack of rolls, it states Sainsbury's value and they quoted they are "thinner, not rubbish".

        The black bags come in a roll, which you have to tear to get one off, it took a bit off pulling to separate one off the bags off the rolls, and a few pff these bags did actually rip when I was trying to get it off the roll.
        When I first opened the roll I notice how thin feeling these were. When I was pulling them to separate them, I actually managed to put my fingers through one and made a hole, not a good start. They are normal shaped black bags, but quite smaller, they are meant to hold 75lt, but I don't think this is true. They come without any ties or handles. I have a 25lt bin and these fitted fine in the bin.

        So after two days off rubbish I went to empty the bin and as I was pulling out the black bag the first thing I noticed was all the holes in the bag. I had to go and get another bag to re-bag it, as I had a feeling I wasn't going to get very far with out this bag splitting all over my kitchen.
        After replacing with a new bag, a few days later when I went to empty the bin again, the same thing happened only this time it had actually split at the bottom, so I ended up with rubbish waste all inside my bin and over the floor. I wasn't best pleased.
        For the next time I doubled bagged with the black bags, when it was time to change the bag there were still holes, my rubbish had managed to ripped through two of these bags. I'm not putting sharp things into my bin, just normal day rubbish, pop bottles, empty wrappers and cans and such. I did not over fill the bag either, the bin was around ¾ fill, so the black bags being rubbish and cheap is the only reason for the bags ripping and splitting.

        I actually gave up using them after the double bagging episode. I just used these for if I need a bag upstairs for a tidy up, which I would only put a few items in.

        I think the quote on the label should be changed to thinner and very rubbish.

        In this case you get what you pay for.

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          19.03.2013 20:24
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          rubbish refuse sacks!

          I don't normally need to buy refuse sacks as our local council provides specific refuse bags that the rubbish must go in. They provide enough for one per week and you get a roll at the start of each year. If you have more rubbish than will fit in the one bag then you can also put out extra normal black bin bags as well. We don't generate enough rubbish to fill more than one refuse bag, hence not normally needing to buy any refuse sacks.

          I decided that we should have a mini spring clean and clear out in the house last weekend and as I was busy sent my husband to Sainsbury's for a roll of black bin bags. He came back with these Basics Refuse Sacks. He said that he didn't see the need to buy anything other than the Basics bin bags for something that would just be thrown away anyway. He paid 97 pence for a roll of 40 sacks, he said that the next cheapest ones were a roll of 20 for £2.50, and most were more expensive again. Initially I had no problems with him buying the Basics Refuse Sacks, until we started to use them and fill them...

          The little label on the Basics Refuse sacks claims that they're ''thinner, not rubbish''. I'd have to disagree with Sainsbury's here as yes they certainly are thinner than normal black bin liners, but they definitely are rubbish!

          They are the the typical tie top black bin bags, and they are very very thin. I'd probably call them 'grey' bin bags not black bin bags, as they're virtually see through. They are not very substantial at all, anything with even the slightest hint of a corner or edge would invariably rip the bin bag, and most even ripped when we picked them up full of stuff as it was so easy to just put your finger through the bin bag, or they just wouldn't carry the weight of the items we'd put in them.

          They are supposed to have a capacity of 75 litres per sack, I'd probably even dispute that, as they did seem smaller than normal black bin liners, and they are certainly much smaller than the local council supplied refuse sacks. Even if they did manage to hold 75 litres they'd probably just split when you picked them up anyway.

          We ended up doubling up on all of the bin bags that we used, so I guess you could say that we actually got a roll of 20 sacks not 40 sacks. It would have been better to have paid the extra 50 pence for a roll of 20 better quality bin bags!

          Would I buy these again or recommend these? Not at all!

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            14.03.2013 10:04
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            2 stars

            I don't like to spend lots of money on bin bags given that you're just going to put rubbish in them and throw them away but actually you do need to avoid these cheap brands unless you want your rubbish to manage to fall out.

            We bought this roll of 30 bin bags from Sainsbury's. I do like to try different brands to see if they work well but sadly this one wasn't a good brand and did make me realise you do need to pay for the better quality sacks.

            They are an average bin bag size and they rip off the roll quite easily. They smell a bit musty like bin bags do but this smell doesn't really linger as far as I can tell.

            So they fit in an average kitchen bin fine and they do hold quite a bit, however, if you do fill it up then it can be quite heavy and we find that when we lift the bag out of the bin it then splits and you end up having a big clean up operation on your hands. Sometimes if you put things which are quite sharp or pointy in the bag then it will poke through the sides.

            We now use this bags when we only have light things to put it in, when we did decorating we found it useful to put the old wallpaper in them and made sure not to overfill them but we don't tend to use these in the main bin now as they do split so easily and are too fragile that it's not worth it.

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            11.10.2012 01:35
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            These bags are annoying but can have 2 stars because they are okay for light work

            I liked the look of Sainsburys Basic range when I was in there on a rare occasion and bought loads of it to try, these bin bags were one of the items I got. Priced at only 73p for 30 bags I thought bargain but also wasn't hopeful as to their quality. All the value supermarket bin bags work out at about the same price. 73p is alot cheaper than even the next range up- Sainsbury bin bags are about £2.50 for a less amount.

            The black bags come in a roll with a white and orange paper sleeve telling us that they're '30 Refuse Sacks' and that's about it. These are bog standard rubbish bags with no ties or handles.

            To open just rip the label off, then unroll. As with other value bags sometimes the perforated edge can tear the next bag along and ruin it so you have to careful with them.

            These are very thin, and smaller than normal bin bags. They fit the indoor swing bin to line it but from past experience with value bags they would need stretching to fit an outside bin, which tears them. I don't have this problem any more as I now have a wheelie bin.

            The quality is the same as all cheap bags, the plastic stretches and rips when any reasonable rubbish is put in them. A full swing binful rips the sack when lifted out of the bin, and your fingers go through the plastic. Another thing I find is tying a knot in the tops can tear them too. Sharp things even cardboard can poke through and this means doubling up with another bag. You have to put your bin bag in a bin bag! so there goes the saving. They do have their other uses like storing clothes etc but again not that many will fit until the bag rips.

            Would I recommend - no not really as with other value sacks you end up using more of them.

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            30.09.2012 04:07
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            Rubbish bin bags.

            Bin bags are one of those boring household essentials and when it comes to buying them I just grab whatever's the cheapest. I'm not brand loyal at all but I do usually opt for supermarket own brands as they're cheap and easily available.

            We have a brabantia bin which you can get specially designed (and expensive!) bin liners for but I can think of much better things to spend my money on so the ones that we're currently using are the Sainsbury's own brand refuse sacks which retail at 73 pence per 30 bags. This would be an absolute bargain if the bags were actually any good, but due to the poor quality I feel that even 73p is a bit of a rip off!

            The bin bags come rolled up in a cylindar shape and they have a paper Sainsbury's Basics label wrapped around them. The label is basic but informative and it has all of the information on it that is needed to make a buying decision such as the brand name and the number of bags that you get. The label is the usual Sainsbury's Basics colour scheme - white and orange.

            The bin bags only come in one pack size - thirty, which is enough to last us (a family of three) for around 2-3 weeks, but I think a larger pack size (say 50) would be better as a pack would last a little longer. I am glad that I only bought one pack of thirty though due to the bad quality and as soon as I've used the rest of the bags up I'll be re-purchasing the Tesco value ones which are around the same price as these but double the size and strength.

            The black bin bags are attatched to each other and to get one off of the roll you need to just tear it off. I find that these, unlike most bin bags do recquire that extra bit of effort to remove from the roll and rather than just tearing I usually have to faff around pulling it too, which has resulted in the bag ripping a few times. The material is a very thin plastic bag type of material and it isn't very strong at all.

            The bags are smaller than the Tesco Value bin bags we used to use and a bag can't be filled to the brim, even with lightweight items else it splits, leaving a real mess in the bottom of our bin or even worse on the floor/in the garden when we're transferring the bin bag from our kitchen bin to the outdoor bin. I always double the bags up due to how flimsy and useless they are but this doesn't make much of a difference and it kind of defeats the point of them being cheap!!

            I will not be re-purchasing these due to the awful quality and as I have to double up every time I use them I don't feel that they are particullary good value. Overall, I do not recommend these and I give them one out of five stars.. I'd give them zero if I could.

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            29.09.2012 16:34
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            Save your cash

            I buy bin bags not to go in the bin, but to fill with trash when I am having a clear out or doing DIY, as I am currently doing my house up that's actually very often.

            I didn't want to pay megabucks for something which I just throw out so I went for the Sainsbury's Basics Refuse Sacks.

            **Price and Availability**

            The price is 73p for 30 sacks which is excellent value for money compared to the price for non value sacks, which can be around £2.50 for 30. You can buy sacks in Poundland at £1 for 10 so again the Sainsbury's price can't be beaten in terms of low cost and quantity.

            **Packaging**

            The bags are rolled up as you would expect and have the typical Sainsbury's Basics type packaging which is white with orange accents on a piece of paper wrapped around the roll.

            **The Bags**

            I expected them to be thin but I was pretty surprised that they were SO thin, in fact when putting regular stuff in them like cardboard boxes and paper they rip really really easily. In fact more often than not I've had to put the ripped bag into another bag meaning that rather than get 30 usable bags for the 73p I end up with 15, which means I might as well just buy better bags really as the Poundland ones are actually much better quality and have a draw string. These bags actually feel really small in comparison to a regular bin liner and of course an allowance needs to be made to tie these at the top which isn't all that easy, as they don't have tie handles or a draw string or anything like that. They won't hold much weight (and I'm talking household waste here) either.

            Overall, I'm really not impressed by these Sainsbury's Basics Refuse Sacks at all.

            **Recommend?**

            I really can't recommend them, in fact the last few I had on the roll I stuck on the floor and used them to protect the carpet when I was painting, they were useless as bags and I shall never waste my money buying them again, I was very glad when the roll was finished. Some things are good in the Value and Basics type banners but these refuse sacks aren't, they're just a waste of money.

            One out of five from me unfortunately, these bags aren't worth the hassle.

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            06.04.2012 14:28
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            Do not think I will buy these again

            I bought Sainsbury Basic Refuse Sacks because they were cheap, I thought I might as well give them a try as I like to search for bargain buys, however these were not a good purchase in my opinion.

            These Sainsbury Basic Refuse Sacks are black and made out of thin black plastic. When these bags are opened, they are not very wide and I find it quite hard to secure them around the brim of the bin, out bin isn't overly large in our house, and usually the more expensive black bin bags fit nicely around it but these bin bags needed to be stretched a little to get them fitted properly.

            Another problem I found with these black bin bags was that they were extremely thin, if the bin was filled up more than half, the rubbish became too heavy for me to lift them out, they ripped on me twice before I learnt to double them up in the bin to make them a little stronger.

            Also they can be a little hard to tie up when you are done with them and they are filled up as they do not have any handles or a draw string, so it can be a little figity to get them tied up to throw them out.

            You can buy Sainsbury Basic Refuse Sacks for £1 in Sainsbury either online or in store, this gets you a packet of 30 bags. I think that although these are cheap, these are not a really good deal, as I found that I needed to double over the bags almost every time I used these. I do not think that I will be buying these bags again.

            Overall I wasn't really impressed with these bin bags, they do not really hold much weight and the brim of them was a little bit of a stretch on our bin. Sainsbury Basic Refuse Sacks are very cheap, but they are not economical, overall I would give these 2 out of 5 stars.

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            17.11.2011 17:07

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            Worst product to use for your trash

            I brought these a few months ago now as we have been trying all of Sainsbury's Basics range products and although we have been pleased with most of the products that we have tried these Basic Refuse Sacks were one of the worst ever!

            The bags are so thin that you cant really fill them up as much as you normally would as they rip and even when you dont they still tend to rip so then you have to re bag the whole lot which means you dont actually get the benefit of 30 bags! Forget using them for any other reasons around the house too..storage etc... you will need to use 3 bags or more just to hold a decent weight.

            We got half way through this pack of bags and binned them as they did a better job in the bin than out! I know normal bin bags are not cheap but they are definatly worth it and after buying these basics I am more than happy to pay the bigger price to save the hassle.

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            27.10.2011 14:25
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            Sainsburys basic bin bags

            I am always looking for painless ways to save money and one of these is to swap a few of my regular purchases for supermarket value range equivalents. I usually shop in Tesco as this is my nearest supermarket. Occasionally I venture the extra miles and shop in Sainsburys. During a recent trip I decided to try their basic dustbin bags as at £1 for 30 bags they were considerably cheaper than any other bags on offer.

            Sainsburys basic bin bags come as a roll of 30 bags. They have a paper wrapper with the Sainsburys white and orange colouring that depicts the basic range. The bags feel quite thin and have an odd smell! Each bag is separated by a perforated edge. I found separating the bags almost impossible and ended up tearing the bag itself on numerous occasions.

            I was also very disappointed at how easily these bags split and had to clear up a mess on several occasions when changing the bag. The only positive thing I can say about these bags; apart from the low price, is that they are a decent size! I have a large 50 litre bin in my kitchen and these bags were a good fit.

            Overall I won't be buying these again as like the Tesco equivilant, they are a false economy!

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              11.10.2011 20:30
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              You get what you pay for!

              I have been going through a hard time moneywise lately and have gradually been working my way through the Sainbury's Basic's range as well as the Tesco Value, so along with the food items I have been putting in my trolley to try I thought I would give the Basics Refuse Sacks a go. At only 73p for 30 sacks they are a lot less than approximately £2.50 that you pay for other makes of sacks.

              The sacks come in a roll which has the trademark Sainsbury's Basics wrapper - white with orange writing.

              The first thing I noticed when I undid the roll was how thin these sacks appeared to be. They felt like they would tear very easily and i must say this is exactly what they did. Not where they were supposed to mind you - the perforated bit in between each of the sacks was useless and often ripped the actual sack rather than the perforation.

              The sacks themselves seem to be smaller than the normal ones I buy and although they fitted my bin they hardly fitted over the rim so often fell into the bin when heavy items were put in the bin. This made it disgusting to change the sack, and often caused the sack to rip when taking it out of the bin. Also as the sacks don't have tie handles (which on more expensive makes isn't usually a problem) the sacks simply ripped and made it almost impossible to carry them out from the kitchen to the big bin outside.

              All in all I would say these sacks are more trouble than they are worth and this is one item where you really do get what you pay for.

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              26.07.2011 09:23
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              It just couldn't cope with the one measly dooyoo star - far too sharp!

              We don't often use black bags. Like a lot of people I guess, we use plastic shopping bags a lot of the time. We have two bins in our kitchen - a small one for non-recyclable stuff which we line with aforementioned shopping bags and a much larger one for the recyclables - about 80% of what we throw away goes in the larger bin and my wife normally buys some white ones that just fit the bin.

              Last week I got into trouble (I 'm always getting into trouble) for getting these Sainsbury's Basics bags. I had noticed her supply was diminishing so popped these in the trolley as I couldn't find any white ones of the right size for our bin.

              They come in a roll, each attached to the other by the usual little perforations and overwrapped in the standard simple Basics orange branding.

              Bid mistake - after a few attempts to get them to actually hold rubbish, they have been consigned to the garage - I'd best not say where she told me to put them, but it wouldn't have been an enjoyable experience.

              Sometimes we are all seduced into buying what turns out to be anything but a bargain and I'm afraid these fall into that category. As others before me have said, some of the supermarket basics/value products are great; others sadly not. This definitely falls into the latter category.

              At 75p for 30, that seems very cheap - alas, a false economy. Even if you make due allowance for the 2.5p per bag price, they still need to be fit for purpose and for anything weighty or even the teensiest bit sharp, these rip very easily - a rip quickly gets bigger and if you're not careful, the contents of your bin are liberated.

              I would say that if you want to use them for small quantities of light rubbish like paper, then they are just about OK - and even then I wouldn't attempt to fill them more than half full. Now that I have a stock of these in my garage, I used one yesterday when throwing out some old telephone directories that had accumulated. Oh No - too heavy - it refused to comply and split right down one side.

              And the worse thing about the whole thing? Yes, - having to admit to my wife that she was right. Grrr!

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                21.04.2011 12:52
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                4 stars

                I don't buy Sainsbury's Basics food very often, but I'm more than happy to buy the Basics cleaning products, particularly things that are just going to get thrown away after use. So when I saw these 'refuse sacks', aka big bags to your average person, I decided to buy some as they were only around 75p.

                For this you get 30 bags, and they aren't huge, so if you have a large bin you might find these won't reach to the bottom. However, as we have a smaller kitchen bin than most people (I'm 5'2" and it comes up to my thighs), these are actually the perfect size for us.

                I was worried that they would split very easily, but pulling them off the roll they seem to be of fairly good quality and I haven't experienced any ripping getting them off the roll. They are a bit thinner than more expensive bin bags, and are a bit more grey than black in appearance, but they last fine. We do a LOT of recycling in our house, so despite there being four humans and three cats plus plenty of visitors, on average we only fill one black bag of rubbish per week. Considering there are 30 bags on a roll, these last forever and if people need to transport things or use them to take the recycling to the council site then I'm not bothered as they only cost 73p. They also make reasonable dust sheets for painting at a pinch, and are cheaper than buying even the cheap plastic ones.

                I've only experienced the bag ripping a couple of times when we first started using then, and occasionally the plastic looks a little strained in places. But considering it's only making a journey of about fifteen steps from kitchen bin to outside bin, this hasn't really presented a problem. The rips have only been small and not caused any problems. We've also not experienced any issues with leaking, although it's not often that liquids are put in the bin. We never put anything sharp in the bag as we recycle all our cans and tins and most of our plastics, so this may make a difference. We don't overfill the rubbish bag either, although it is comfortably full by the time I change it at the weekend.

                Overall, I did think that these bags would be thinner and weaker than they are. If you have a bigger bin or get through a lot of rubbish bags per week then you may wan something stronger that will last outside. As we have a wheelie bin this isn't a problem, although there's a chance in some areas that your bin bags may get ripped open and this would be more likely to happen with these bags.

                We're used several rolls of these now and they are usually my first choice. They aren't suitable for every household, but they suit us just fine and the only real flaw is that they aren't particularly environmentally friendly; but that's not surprising given the price.

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                23.11.2010 13:05
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                The worst black bags I have used ever

                Sainsburys offer there own basics range of refuse sacks which come in a pack of 30 for just 73p. You automatically assume from first appearances and the price that they will be useless and sadly they are.

                This is a product which we all tend to need due to the fact we have bins and the biggest black bags (as I call them) are needed to put most household waste inside. They are a regular shape and one can fit inside my 30 litre bin with no trouble at all.

                I found when I got one of them lose from the others it was very thin. You automatically assume they might be more thicker and last longer but they are terrible. I put inside some carrots and they were fresh and I had no use for them and they actually ripped the bag open.

                So a simple carrott due to a small sharp edge managed to rip through these bags imagine what a really sharp object could do ? So I decided to leave the bag for a few days and I kept putting inside the food wastage I had built up.

                I was shocked to find the bag covered in holes and leaking out some of the food at the bottom of the bin itself which smelt terrible. The bags are almost see through due to how thin they are. I am not one to moan about products often but these are rubbish literally.

                You get 30 bags and you would need to put two or even three together to put them inside a bin. I empty out my rabbit hutch sometimes and the slightest weight inside the bottom rips open and all the stuff inside spreads across the floor.

                I cannot find anything encouraging to tell people about this product other then it is a useless and cheap item which in theory should not be sold without warning.

                My biggest fear would be people who might put in a something sharp assuming this bag would hold it in and seal it up but instead cut themselves when removing the bag from the bin. This brings me to another point there is no handles or tie up system at the top either.

                The bags are not the best and even though they are priced at 73p that is to expensive for these.

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                22.10.2010 17:14
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                Not worth the money

                I don`t need a lot of words to sum up what I think of these refuse sacks from Sainsbury`s; they`re completely lousy! I could end my review there, as that`s pretty much the main meaning and experience I have to offer in regards of these, but let me explain why I really cannot recommend these one bit...

                Ok, so they cost close to nothing, barely 7 p for thirty bags, but that doesn`t mean that it`s ok for them to be useless, does it? The main problem about these refuse sacks, is the fact that they`re way too thin, they buckle under pressure, so to speak! You can`t load these sacks with a lot of garbage without them breaking or creating big holes in them, and they don`t fit all that much in the first place, as they`re quite small and very fragile! My main recommendation in regards of these refuse sacks, would be not to spend your money on them and instead go for someone costing a bit more and offering better quality! These are lousy and not worth the seven p, I will not buy them again!

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