So, as you all know, we've been needing a barn of any sort, to milk our goats and cattle, as well as store some hay out of the weather. But, funds are not necessarily there for a project of the size that I "want". So, we've been looking at alternatives to tide us over on a temporary basis.
We've looked at $595 carports, with intentions of walling them in later. But, the $595 version is 12' w x 21' l x 5'. So, it's a little short. I could extend the height for 50 bucks or so. But still, with no walls and Oklahoma winds, it was only going to be a little better than standing outside in the rain, trying to milk.
The other day, we were in Tractor Supply and they have a "Garage in a Box" that is 13'W x 20'L x 12' H and it's completely enclosed with a polyethylene cover. List price is $499. But, there was a sign on it that said "Everyday Low Price $349". We went back today to buy it.
When we got the 300 pound box onto a cart and wheeled it up to the counter, they rang it up at $249. I immediately questioned them about it, and they said that it was "in the computer that way". We haggled about it a little. I want to be honest. But, they assured me that the computer price was what they would charge. So, with my haggling and honesty satisfied, we took the deal. It even came with a number of options.
In all, at $349, it's a bargain, I think. It seems to be well made and when the cover starts deteriorating (it is pretty heavy duty and UV resistant), I'll probably re-cover it with fiberglas or corrugated steel roofing. So, at $249, we're going back to get another next payday.
If you need something like this, I can't guarantee that the price is the same everywhere. But, even at $349, I'd buy another.
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