Bunnings up north is no good either. I thought I was on a win with those frames months ago, but can not seem to find any. How big is your boot? I need 8 of them. The cone plant trainers I bought just do not seem to be right.
Bunnings stores do not manage their own stock. The vendors of the products do. They have allocated shelf space (which they may have to pay for). You can go to one bunnings at it sell 50mm PVC pipe for example, but not sell the connectors because the vendor has not the space to display them. The bigger the bunnings the more chance that they will have all the parts for 50mm PVC pipe. Same goes for any product. The might sell the roof but not the roof edging due to space available.
I have heard this a few times from staff. Also the vendors determine the stock levels.
Last time looked a week or so ago they were still for sale at Bunnings in Auckland. Now I know that doesn't help for yous fellas in Oz but might be an indication that they are still being made
I called in to Bunnings Carseldine before work today - they have 2 pallets of Spiral Obelisk. I got the 120cm ones for $17.55 each. My bad, I didn't get a price check on the 150cm ones, sorry. Same manufacturer, new labels
I finally managed to pick up 4 of the 1500mm size spiral plant trainers from Bunnings on the weekend. They were on clearance for $10 in the garden section. It seems quite random when they appear in stock and they never show up on the web site.