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Riknos

4,265 posts

90 months

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Miguel Alvarez said:
Not a massive fan I'd rather be out getting the fresh air and meeting/seeing new people. I tend to buy bits here and there on my way home from work rather than a big weekly shop.
I do this. Used to walk past a supermarket every day on the way home. No need to drive, no massive queues, only buy a couple of items at a time, straight in, find items, straight onto the self service checkout and done in under 5 minutes. No stress or hassle etc.

I do agree that the vast majority of people walking round a town/shop/shopping centre etc seem to have an unlimited amount of time on their hands and need to walk as slow as possible everywhere, even if they are not browsing shelves etc. Frustrating for some of us who have more important things to do with our lives!!

IanUAE

1,819 posts

50 months

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My brother and his wife only food shop online, it works for them.

sday12

4,530 posts

97 months

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petemurphy said:
sday12 said:
nono The Grocer will tell you that Waitrose is 35% more expensive than The big 4 on a given basket of goods.
bks - yes maybe the exact same one week after week but if you go for deals and are clever i have found its actually worked out cheaper than the sainsburys shop we used to do. and its better quality.
Jimmy Hill it's cheaper.

Miguel Alvarez

4,250 posts

56 months

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KrazyIvan said:
Miguel Alvarez said:
Not a massive fan I'd rather be out getting the fresh air and meeting/seeing new people.
Then go to the park or the pub and stop clogging up the isles...hehe
Reading that back it makes it sound like an evening at Asda is the highlight of my week DOH!



aizvara

1,708 posts

53 months

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sday12 said:
Jimmy Hill it's cheaper.
I don't know the details, but my girlfriend has been using some supermarket comparison site (mysupermarket I think) and found that for our average weekly shop (total £70-£80), including delivery charges, there's about a £3-£4 difference between the supermarkets, with (I think) Sainsbury's being most expensive. Not sure where Waitrose came in the order, but not cheapest. We went with them anyway as they tend to offer better customer service and delivery terms.
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petemurphy

4,115 posts

69 months

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sday12 said:
Jimmy Hill it's cheaper.
on my shop its cheaper ive compared it to sains - esp when you add in the sometimes £8 delivery charge sains do

petemurphy

4,115 posts

69 months

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petemurphy said:
on my shop its cheaper ive compared it to sains - esp when you add in the sometimes £8 delivery charge sains do
eg

sains:

Product information for Andrex Toilet Tissue, Aloe Vera 9x160 Sheets

Andrex Toilet Tissue, Aloe Vera 9x160 Sheets

£5.25/unit (+delivery)
£0.36/100sht

waitrose:


Select
Andrex toilet tissue with aloe vera, 9 rolls image
Andrex toilet tissue with aloe vera, 9 rolls 9s (36.5p per 100 sheets)
Increase quantity Decrease quantity
Qty
£4.99
Add/edit note to your personal shopper


milk is 2 for £3 same as sains for example

even if not cheaper its certainly not more expensive that makes it an issue in a £100 shop

sday12

4,530 posts

97 months

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What's aloe Vera,? Is it a lube?

IMHO The big four will be cheaper delivered than Waitrose 9 times out of 10.

Quality may be better.

Edited by sday12 on Friday 12th October 16:46

petemurphy

4,115 posts

69 months

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sday12 said:
What's aloe Vera,? Is it a lube?
try it u wont go back!

qualityscrew

503 posts

149 months

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tomsugden said:
Ocado here too. As others have said, you don't have to worry about idiots opening doors into your car, the cost of fuel to get there and back, and the general inconvenience of schlepping around the hateful supermarket. If you're unhappy with the quality of any products, they will also refund without question.

I also find that generally we spend less, as the opportunity to impulse buy is removed.

Worth its weight in gold, IMHO.
I agree, Ocado are brilliant, they're website is great, saves time and money, and no damage to car.

falkster

4,208 posts

89 months

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JonnyO said:
Tried it first with Tesco a few years ago. The problem was that they obviously have a motivation to give the rubbish/short dated stuff to the online customers leaving the good stuff on display in the store. As such we stopped.
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I think a few home shopping stores may have done that before but it's not worth it now as they get measured on refunds, you can easily say 'poor quality'.
Most now will guarantee you atleast 3 days life on any fresh product unless its something like a cream cake which is shorter than 3 days.

SebastienClement

1,437 posts

26 months

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I hate supermarkets, but the best place to get groceries is the market. Seriously. Cheap too.

Then I pick up milk and eggs from work.

Simples.

bluelightbabe

179 posts

54 months

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I tried online shopping for the first time around Christmas 2009. I did my back in and was in loads of pain, couldn't drive, could barely walk etc. but needed groceries.

I've not looked back since and do my big shop online all the time. A couple of years ago, I worked out how much it would cost me to drive to my nearest store and back, and it was more than the delivery charge. Petrol prices have gone up quite a bit since then so it makes sense.

I also save money as there is no impulse buying like there is in the store, I don't have to mingle with salad dodgers, soap dodgers and work dodgers or hold a conversation with a checkout operator. It takes me 30 mins max to do it online. I can do it sat on the sofa, sat on the bog, at work, in bed etc for very little effort either on my laptop or mobile. If I went to the store I would easily be out the house for an hour & a half plus. So I have a much needed extra hour in my day by doing it online.

I don't buy fresh stuff though, just storecupboard essentials. Even when I used to go to the store I never bought meat/fish/fruit & veg as I prefer to go to the local shops and pick what I want.

porridge

1,109 posts

30 months

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Is tipping the delivery driver customary if a big shop/carries into kitchen etc.

Just trying to factor in the cost of those saying cheaper than the petrol.

GavinPearson

5,455 posts

137 months

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I have used Tesco online many times. It seems to be very reliable. The delivery charge is a bargain compared to driving your own car and burning fuel you've paid for so it is cost awash I'd say.

The most important things are:
1) to be organised so that your virtual basket reflects what you actually need.
2) to be able to receive the shopping so that it can go straight into the fridge if it would have come from the refridgerated section.

BlackVanDyke

8,607 posts

97 months

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Course it's not just for pensioners, it's for anyone that finds it useful for any reason and having better stuff to do with your time is a perfectly good reason to do it.

I use a veg box scheme every week, those people also do the basics, milk and such, and then local shop now and then for stuff I can't get through that. Works well enough.

Pints

15,998 posts

80 months

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We tried it once or twice. It was the alternatives they kept providing that annoyed us. It's like they really couldn't be bothered to check the whole aisle for what we'd actually ordered so just grabbed something which resembled it, sometimes getting it entirely wrong.
Bread was almost expired.

Not for us, or certainly not the Tesco version.

Jasandjules

51,128 posts

115 months

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Pints said:
We tried it once or twice. It was the alternatives they kept providing that annoyed us. It's like they really couldn't be bothered to check the whole aisle for what we'd actually ordered so just grabbed something which resembled it, sometimes getting it entirely wrong.
Bread was almost expired.

Not for us, or certainly not the Tesco version.
They have generally improved that now IME.

Also, Ocado tend to substitute more expensive items but charge you the cheaper price.

I think you do still get some fruit/veg which isn't as healthy as you would like but if it is close to the sell by date you e-mail them and they refund it (obviously in the shop you can pick around for the nicest lettuce etc)

petemurphy

4,115 posts

69 months

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porridge said:
Is tipping the delivery driver customary if a big shop/carries into kitchen etc.

Just trying to factor in the cost of those saying cheaper than the petrol.
nope

petemurphy

4,115 posts

69 months

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waitrose gave us a bottle of wine free when our baby was born - they knew as the delievry drivers are so polite and nice and always ask after her - makes a diffference

their website is still appauling though although better than it was
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