Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

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FiF

34,134 posts

189 months

Monday 11th February
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Flibble said:
Interesting, Tesco seem to have significantly worse fresh produce than others in my experience.
Is it time for a rerun of the gag about Tesco purchasing department yet?

Tesco purchasing dept, employs fresh faced graduate trainees and turns them into aholes.

Stan the Bat

4,454 posts

150 months

Monday 11th February
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Pack at the f ing shelf, there are signs everywhere but about 30% still try the 'till race'.

Morons

furious

ninepoint2

1,774 posts

98 months

Monday 11th February
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Stan the Bat said:
Pack at the f ing shelf, there are signs everywhere but about 30% still try the 'till race'.

Morons

furious
Much more than 30% I would say..think they have probably popped in on the way to a Mensa Coffee Morning...biggrin

Jag_NE

1,483 posts

38 months

Monday 11th February
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Aldi and Lidl don’t tend to attract the knuckle draggers. In my opinion, this is solely attributable to them not selling fosters lager.

FiF

34,134 posts

189 months

Monday 11th February
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Stan the Bat said:
Pack at the f ing shelf, there are signs everywhere but about 30% still try the 'till race'.

Morons

furious
If it's a trolley full, then agreed, just bung it back in the trolley and then sort it at the shelf.

If it's a basket load, then slightly more difficult as you're required to leave the empty basket on the pile at the entry end of the belt. So you can't avoid doing the checkout Tetris race.
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98elise

13,702 posts

99 months

Monday 11th February
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lufbramatt said:
Yes Horsted. Although actually I think it might be a new unit next door to the old toys r us store.
That was the plan but you would think the Toys r Us store would be better now it's empty.

zb

1,249 posts

102 months

Monday 11th February
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FiF said:
If it's a trolley full, then agreed, just bung it back in the trolley and then sort it at the shelf.

If it's a basket load, then slightly more difficult as you're required to leave the empty basket on the pile at the entry end of the belt. So you can't avoid doing the checkout Tetris race.
With a basket worth; strategically space your loose fruit/veg. This gives you a few extra half a nanoseconds whilst they weight it, instead of the usual femtosecond, to sort your wares.

Twig62

332 posts

34 months

Monday 11th February
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98elise said:
That was the plan but you would think the Toys r Us store would be better now it's empty.
Apparently planning has already been agreed for it to be split in two and one half is going to be a gym and the other half something like Home Bargains. It was probably too big to be an Aldi on its own and they had already gone through the planning process to build the new unit anyway before Toys R Us went bust.

skilly1

1,919 posts

133 months

Monday 11th February
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Stan the Bat said:
Pack at the f ing shelf, there are signs everywhere but about 30% still try the 'till race'.

Morons

furious
2 Large blue Ikea bags ready in the bottom of the trolley, you can just chuck stuff in. Then 2 more bags ready to go on top. Lay out your shopping on the conveyor with heavy items at the front - fragile at the back. You can now load as quick as the scanning. You're welcome !

PF62

740 posts

111 months

Monday 11th February
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soad said:
Is there much difference between Lidl and Aldi?
I would say so, and much prefer Lidl.

Lidl do 'bake in store' but Aldi don't. I know it is just heating up part baked, but it is better than the plastic bread in Aldi.

Aldi have a wider range of ready meals than Lidl, but neither those from Aldi or Lidl are very good.

The local Lidl store has 'real' checkouts not the small shelf which Aldi has so not quite such a panic as things are being scanned.

Aldi seem to delight in creating the longest queues possible by having the smallest number of tills open, but the local Lidl is much more responsive so the queues are nowhere need as bad.

PF62

740 posts

111 months

Monday 11th February
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zb said:
FiF said:
If it's a trolley full, then agreed, just bung it back in the trolley and then sort it at the shelf.

If it's a basket load, then slightly more difficult as you're required to leave the empty basket on the pile at the entry end of the belt. So you can't avoid doing the checkout Tetris race.
With a basket worth; strategically space your loose fruit/veg. This gives you a few extra half a nanoseconds whilst they weight it, instead of the usual femtosecond, to sort your wares.
With a basket in Aldi I just don't play their game and take as long as I want. What are they going to do about it?

Jimboka

7,473 posts

142 months

Monday 11th February
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I find it mildly amusing that they can have a stack of Kitchen mixer taps in the ‘aisle of dreams’. Who buys them on a whim ?!!
Still rather pay a ‘premium’ for Ocado. Save fuel. Avoid door dings.. No queuing or people. Bargainous.

Lemming Train

1,847 posts

10 months

Monday 11th February
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Aldi meat certainly has a different taste to that found in other supermarkets. Whether it's the sort of taste you enjoy is another question though.

Aldi pork joint.

lick

0a

20,623 posts

132 months

Monday 11th February
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Riley Blue said:
Aldi / Lidl shopping has been a popular PH topic for seven years: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
One of the few popular threads I have started on PH!

I love Aldi and Lidl. My shop always comes out miles cheaper than I guess it to be, and the quality is a lot higher than the main supermarkets in my opinion.

paulrockliffe

7,819 posts

165 months

Monday 11th February
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FiF said:
Stan the Bat said:
Pack at the f ing shelf, there are signs everywhere but about 30% still try the 'till race'.

Morons

furious
If it's a trolley full, then agreed, just bung it back in the trolley and then sort it at the shelf.

If it's a basket load, then slightly more difficult as you're required to leave the empty basket on the pile at the entry end of the belt. So you can't avoid doing the checkout Tetris race.
Wot? Any idiot can do a full trolley at the same speed as the till person can scan. Crikey.

Storer

4,854 posts

153 months

Monday 11th February
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We may have the best combination just about to open..

A M&S food store and an Aldi next door using the same car park.

We get most non perishable goods from Costco once every 3 months and this combination should see to the rest of our food (other than meat from a local butcher).

My wife had a shock before Christmas when she worked out what we had spent in the last 12 months. She has knocked £650 a month off our grocery shopping bill for a family of 4 adults since then 👍

treehack

967 posts

177 months

Monday 11th February
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Storer said:
We may have the best combination just about to open..

A M&S food store and an Aldi next door using the same car park.

We get most non perishable goods from Costco once every 3 months and this combination should see to the rest of our food (other than meat from a local butcher).

My wife had a shock before Christmas when she worked out what we had spent in the last 12 months. She has knocked £650 a month off our grocery shopping bill for a family of 4 adults since then ??
Royston?

FiF

34,134 posts

189 months

Monday 11th February
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M&S Food store opening in Blackpool's Worcester in the old Lidl premises across the road from the new Lidl.

First 200 customers to get a golden discount ticket. No doubt the queue will start at pub closing the evening before. Not going to bother, let the argy bargy settle down before going near.

Otispunkmeyer

9,464 posts

93 months

Monday 11th February
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SpeckledJim said:
I like these sort of puzzles.

A: The Waitrose beer was 2p.

He threw 'Waitrose' in there as a bit of a red herring. Sneaky, but he couldn't kid me.


Now, James' cousin is three times as old as his sister, and in three years will be half as old as the dog. How long is his fish?
Twice half it's length?

sparks_E46

10,160 posts

151 months

Monday 11th February
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We shop at Lidl for a lot of our stuff and Tesco for the rest. Our weekly shopping bill is usually around £25-£30 now (2 adults and a puppy)