If the ends of your turf are dry and scraggy it's past its best and shouldn't be purchased!
You should only be cutting at the end of a row, then use the cut piece to start the next row, as long as the joins don't match up.
How inefficient would it be to have to cut both ends of every roll, not to mention the waste!
I always lay turf half bond and have never had a problem, larger pieces are used on the next rows and the balance is thrown away but thats the same with any surface area product you will always have some waste
I only use Rowlawn turf as its much better quality and only a small difference in price for the volume I use