Last year I bought a new red market umbrella! Fantastic! Pretty! Cute! Well... It broke! A HUGE gust of wind sent it SAILING across our yard a straight into our mini van! Scratched and dented the crap out of the van! The umbrella was in so many pieces, we still have have not found all the parts. DESTROYED! So we headed of to Walmart. I found a $25 8ft beach umbrella! Cute! I needed a umbrella stand, but the cheapest I could find was $40. No. We got home, and I found a empty paint can,and a burlap sack. Iput the can in the sack, filled it with dirt from the garden, and bingo bango! $1.19 Umbrella stand! Woot woot! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! In your face Walmart!