The price of sun loungers are relatively high in Spain .. I guess the demand is always there, as nothing is more relaxing than a siesta in the sun on a comfortable sun lounger. However, do not be tempted to cut a corner and buy yourself new sun loungers in a Chinese Bazaar or a discount supermarket. The sun in Spain is easily vicious enough to destroy low quality products quickly and you don´t really want your sun loungers lurking in the shade, do you?
The problem with discount sun loungers is that whilst cheap to buy, you are also getting discount materials and lower end plastics deteriorate and crumble in the burning sun, the fabrics fade and dissolve and the assembly is often done by too fragile bits … which means one day it will just fall apart and that day may come quicker than you think.
A similar problem is apparent for second hand sun loungers found in “previously owned” commercial shops and charity outfits. Whilst it is nice to support the latter, doing so by buying sun loungers is rarely a good idea. Firstly, you dont actually know where the lounger came from – unless you specifically recognize it and as such you might be buying a flimsy Chinese bazaar model that has already been exposed to the hazards of the Spanish weather. Secondly, even the highest quality sun loungers do not last forever in Spain and you need to be an expert to tell if the plastic it is made of is in perfect condition or just about to crumble.
The best thing to do when searching out sun loungers in Spain is to head away from the tourist areas and the shops catering mainly expatriates. Find a nice furniture store inland a bit or drive down to IKEA Murcia for a huge selection of quality ones. These shops are all significantly cheaper than the tourist shops and much higher quality than the Chinese Bazaars in Javea