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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2019, 11:27:23 AM »
In the UK we are going through a little revolution in the supermarkets. The big three, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda are being seriously challenged by two new European chains Aldi and Lidl. Now I am retired and have the time and inclination I have been using these two shops and have been very pleased with the results. I went around Aldi just loading up the trolley with anything that caught my eye, including off-list stuff like a garden incinerator, and I'd mentally braced myself for a bill around 150GBp and at the till it was 71GBp!!! Very impressed so far.
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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2019, 02:20:55 PM »
In the UK we are going through a little revolution in the supermarkets. The big three, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda are being seriously challenged by two new European chains Aldi and Lidl. Now I am retired and have the time and inclination I have been using these two shops and have been very pleased with the results. I went around Aldi just loading up the trolley with anything that caught my eye, including off-list stuff like a garden incinerator, and I'd mentally braced myself for a bill around 150GBp and at the till it was 71GBp!!! Very impressed so far.

Aldi is the best. When I was in charge of groceries, I could feed myself and my ex for 35USD a week.
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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 05:50:18 AM »
They added a "self check-out service" in a local supermarket where the customers themselves scan and pay for the products. It was very easy to use and saved a lot of time while buying some groceries today. The future is very practical, it seems.
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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 12:01:24 PM »
They added a "self check-out service" in a local supermarket where the customers themselves scan and pay for the products. It was very easy to use and saved a lot of time while buying some groceries today. The future is very practical, it seems.

Ah! Yes SP! . . ."self check-out service"  We have them here in the UK  and my wife and two daughters use them.  When I accompany them to a supermarket I am usually relegated to pushing the trolley and staying close to them. I have sometimes got lost. I might be distracted by something I see in another isle, and off I wander. It annoys them quite a lot! The other thing I do which also annoys them is when I pick something from a shelf — for example a packet of pasta shapes  or a pack of chorizo. “What you doing?” they say “We have three packs of both items at home!” They are quickly put back on the shelf.
I am sometimes let out on my own, once I have been checked. Like “Have you got your teeth in? Have you got your hearing aides in? is your zip done up? I have to have a written list if there are more than three items I have to get. Oh yes! I also have to write down my card pin number on the palm of my hand.
I did once conclude a successful transaction at the ."self check-out service", but that was a  while ago, I doubt I could do it now!
My dear adorable wife will tell friends and relatives that I should not be let out on my own. :query:

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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 12:20:02 PM »
They added a "self check-out service" in a local supermarket where the customers themselves scan and pay for the products. It was very easy to use and saved a lot of time while buying some groceries today. The future is very practical, it seems.

Ah! Yes SP! . . ."self check-out service"  We have them here in the UK  and my wife and two daughters use them.  When I accompany them to a supermarket I am usually relegated to pushing the trolley and staying close to them. I have sometimes got lost. I might be distracted by something I see in another isle, and off I wander. It annoys them quite a lot! The other thing I do which also annoys them is when I pick something from a shelf — for example a packet of pasta shapes  or a pack of chorizo. “What you doing?” they say “We have three packs of both items at home!” They are quickly put back on the shelf.
I am sometimes let out on my own, once I have been checked. Like “Have you got your teeth in? Have you got your hearing aides in? is your zip done up? I have to have a written list if there are more than three items I have to get. Oh yes! I also have to write down my card pin number on the palm of my hand.
I did once conclude a successful transaction at the ."self check-out service", but that was a  while ago, I doubt I could do it now!
My dear adorable wife will tell friends and relatives that I should not be let out on my own. :query:

Don't fib, you didn't get lost, you ran off!!!

I love the self-scan option where you take a barcode reader with you as you shop. You can zap the items and pop them into you shopping bag in your trolley and then download the scanner contents at the checkout, pay and leave.
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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2019, 12:45:01 PM »
Don't fib, you didn't get lost, you ran off!!!

Oh dear! . . . I think I've been sussed! :puppysnicker:
 

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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2019, 02:07:06 PM »
In the UK we are going through a little revolution in the supermarkets. The big three, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda are being seriously challenged by two new European chains Aldi and Lidl. Now I am retired and have the time and inclination I have been using these two shops and have been very pleased with the results. I went around Aldi just loading up the trolley with anything that caught my eye, including off-list stuff like a garden incinerator, and I'd mentally braced myself for a bill around 150GBp and at the till it was 71GBp!!! Very impressed so far.

Yes! . . . Aldi do have items you wouldn't expect to find in your usual supermarket. About 4 or 5 years ago I bought a  Wolf Air Compressor to enable me to spray my 1/8th. scale models. I cant now remember what price I paid for it but it was much less than eBay and the like. I told a few of my friends, but Aldi had sold them all. They never repeated this offer as far as I know.  :shrug:

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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 02:17:57 AM »
Don't fib, you didn't get lost, you ran off!!!

Ha! :lol:

It reminds me of when my mother and grandmother go shopping together. You might as well bring a tent and amenities along with you because it's a really long campaign!
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Re: Intrepid Adventures In Commerce (Shopping)
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2019, 05:21:21 AM »
No this can't go in the what did you buy thread, it's much too intrepid.
Ha ha! I have had success buying something from China.  :)



Ye that blue one did the job but this looks like a proper one.



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