I once bought a 2" barbell from watsons. It was shit. Quality.thickness of the material was not much better than a milk bottle top IMO and when someone dropped a plate (rubberised) on it, the bar kinked slightly.
Also Â£415 for a prowler that looks no better than mine (ebay, Â£200) is daft.
Better to get one custom made from a fabricators IMO.
I am Australian I have bought stuff from elitefts USA and getstrength NZ over the years all custom made too order best quality you can buy. I would have thought this was the uk version of these companies but from what you are telling me its obviously not. I hope you made a complaint to this company or attempted to get your money back. please disregard my earlier comment.