I am having SO MUCH TROUBLE ordering yard bags and a garden hose, and I can’t tell if the problem is me. I don’t think it is, but how can I be sure?
I started with Home Depot. Yard bags are about $2.50 for five. Great. But wait – why go pick them up (and encounter people) when surely I can get them from Amazon? Because AMAZON charges nearly $3 PER BAG, that’s why. Back to Home Depot. We need a garden hose, too, so I’ll just get both at the same time. Easy!
NOT EASY. First, we need a second hose because our first isn’t long enough. But what size is our hose, 1/2′ or 5/8′? Neither of us knows. Let’s assume 5/8′ because that seems to be the size of most of the hoses. I pick one. I go to my cart. Error. Why? That hose is no longer available online. Not out of stock – no longer available online. IT WAS AVAILABLE TEN SECONDS AGO. So I picked another one. It’s not available at my store, but it can be shipped for free from another store. Great! Oh, not until June. And if I just want something shipped directly to me, it’ll take almost three weeks.
Deep breath. I can get the bags at Home Depot. Let’s go to Amazon for a hose. And now I’m back to choosing which hose. Amazon’s pick is $40. That seems ridiculous for a garden hose. The same brand has one for $25. Cool. Reviews are positive…but then there’s the one that mentions needing to buy some different fittings before it’ll connect to another hose, which is LITERALLY why I’m buying a hose.
Counting to ten. Walking away. WAIT. I changed my search a little bit and found a 50′ hose with what appear to be normal ends that’s only $32. This brand’s 25′ version (we only need 25′ for a second hose) is – DEAR GOD WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME – $40.
WHY? Why is the shorter hose, same exact hose but HALF the length, MORE expensive? This is stupid. I’m ordering the 50′ hose. And going to bed.