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post #41 of 46
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Another thing to consider in the cost is making the ground below safe for the kids. You'll need a cushion of wood chips under there, the deeper, the better. And you'll need wood to frame out the perimeter to hold the wood chips in. Oh, and weedblocker underneath. I'm trying to remember how much I spent in wood chips alone - I think it was like $200.
For future people, check around on this issue. Buying by the bag will definatly cost more. Check a landscape supply type of place, we found excellent mulch and lots of selection for $25 for a "truck load" (a pick up truck). We had to go get it (and borrow a truck) but it was worth it!
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by LandonsMom View Post
For future people, check around on this issue. Buying by the bag will definatly cost more. Check a landscape supply type of place, we found excellent mulch and lots of selection for $25 for a "truck load" (a pick up truck). We had to go get it (and borrow a truck) but it was worth it!

Oh, absolutely. I think we bought like 6-8 cu. yards of wood chips. You need LOTS. I think ours is 6" deep. There's no way you can do that by the bag.
post #43 of 46
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I've been looking into getting my son a wooden playset for about a year now and I think it's time to actually buy it. I've done a ton of research on them and have narrowed it down to these three:

http://www.cpdirectstore.com/page.htm?pg=hampton_1

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...opnav=&browse=

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...02&prDeTab=2#A

I'm leaning more towards the first one from creative playthings because I've heard such good things about them. It has all the basic things we are looking for but no extras. The price is decent too, it is the least expensive of the 3, it would be $1168 with everything I want (incl shipping).

The second is my "dream set" but it is gonna cost about $600 more than the fitst, and I have to buy a costco membership in order to buy it. BUT it is a Sunray (made by Rainbow but lower cost) and made of 100 % natural cedar and redwood so that is a big plus. It has lots of extras and looks like a lot of fun. It would be $1749 shipped.

The third I just threw in. I HATE Wal-Mart and haven't shopped there in over 2 years but the set is really nice, it is made of cedar and is "maintenance free". I'd probably have to buy a membership to sams club in order to get this one too. It is $1589 shipped.

What do you think? Help me decide!!

We have the one from Costco and DD loves it! She plays on it everyday, as does half the neighborhood. We picked it up at Costco and we paid around $1200. If you order it online, it's more to include the shipping. We also paid a professional tech from Rainbow Play Systems to put up for us and that cost another $500.

Good luck-It's been a great investment in my sanity!
post #44 of 46

Our Costco One Came in Yesterday

Hi:

As I posted earlier we were waiting for the Costco one to come in. THey called us as promised. So we went and picked it up yesterday and it really is very nice. The commercial grade hardware and no nails is a real nice feature with it being used for children.

Just a little FYI, if you are tied into an HOA make sure you get your approval first. Ours technically is 1/2 and inch over what they want for height. Our review guy, however, said it will eventually, by nature of its weight, sink about 1/2 an inch and let it go through. In our last development they made someone take it down.

We only have one problem with it so far. My husband can't get it up fast enough for 3 1/2 year old DS.

Jojo
post #45 of 46
we have the costco one, the Sunray and its amazing! My kids love it, the neighborhood kids love it Very well put together and sturdy.

It says 1600 on the website, but we purchased it IN store for 1200.
post #46 of 46
These playscape stories are very exciting! Great deals!

I am obsessed with this topic right now. Check Craigslist regularly, we found our Playnation Royal Crusoe Clubhouse with monkey bars for only one hundred dollars.

The Sunray is great, especially for families with young kids. The installation forum above has tons of information, and you can also find some information on a thread on slickdeals.net by searching for the word Playnation... about 20 pages of discussion including a dealer and an installer and customers, about many playsets.
As mentioned above, the price on the Costco website is MUCH higher than it is in the store. So rush to your stores, they are selling out fast.

The Playaround is sold by Sams but it is manufactured by Cedarworks and it is a nontoxic playset made from cedar.
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