Buy cheap, buy twice

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a “good” deal and gotten in trouble for it.

This watering can was three whole British pounds from Morrisons and is worth… well, probably £3.

I bought it because my current watering can only has a single spout. This isn’t good when I’m trying to not drop many litres per second on my tender plants. The spout here creates a lovely rainfall effect which was exactly what I wanted.

However, in the few days I’ve been using it, it’s gone wrong in every way that it could have.

The white plastic head has fallen off. It’s gotten jammed with a few petals. The entire spout has come off. The thin plastic of the can nearly buckles whilst I was holding it (admittedly unusually).

The worth of buying this is that I’ve realised some things to look for in my future purchases.

  • The top handle and side handle is very important.
  • The spout needs to not block easily.
  • The spout needs to not fall off.
  • It needs to be fillable without my needing to get my hands wet when dipping it into my water bucket.

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