I know everything is going up in price but when I went to Bunnings and found a single 4 lph drip emitter was $1.55 I was shocked. I needed quite a few and was expecting to pay around 40 cents. Obviously I must be out of touch. Even in a pack of 50 they still cost around 90 cents each.
So I researched on the internet and found I could get drip emitters very cheap but I wanted an identical product. Bunnings sold Pope which is a very good brand and I found Chinese knockoffs for 24 cents each (and they may be fine) but I settled on Toro at around 60 cents each. Toro is a known, reliable and established brand overseas and in Australia and I needed something reliable for my orchard.
I am in no way saying Bunnings is a rip off or over charging but in a time of online buying it is silly not to price around.
I got what I needed substantially cheaper and delivered for free and they arrived in two days. I am a very happy buyer.