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So as we are all aware we living in some bad times.

but fast forward say october and Decembe, will you be going out trick or treating with the young ones. Xmas shopping where most likely still be queing outside to get in. Or like myself going to do it all online.

Ann1984
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
angemski
angemski1 month ago

I think I will embrace the home delivery of food in the future. It started out a bit tricky and a little hit and miss but the situation has steadied and I probably won't visit supermarkets as regularly as I did before. It's also been an eyeopener because I've bought what I need rather than what's taken my fancy on the shop visit.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

angemski i have always done food shop online, but now doing in-laws same time they donโ€™t know how to use computer so gives me list. They have saved hundreds by not buying what they see. Sadly this virus has killed the high street just need few stores now to go online like aldo food delivery primark and bm and I be happy to never step foot in shop again.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Ann1984 I agree with you - things will never return to as they were. I always had one food delivery a month (Iceland to top up on frozen) and a couple extra before Christmas and I'm also saving money! I am sure there will be many more shops going down the online route in the future. My only gripe has been with the shelf-life of some fresh foods. I am currently waiting for a response on three items - won't name them but I was surprised. This was the next day condition, after the previous evening's delivery.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

angemski this happened to me recently. I bought some new potatoes to be delivered on 1st June between 9 and 10pm (so had obviously eaten by then) and the bbe was 1st June and strawberries 2nd June. I used some of the potatoes next day and had to throw rest away as they were squidgey. 1 strawberry was mouldy and quite a few mushy but it's a pain when shopping for 1 as you hope they will last a few days.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

angemski I always leave a note not same or next day please because have had some crap before plus ordered cat food with ASDA they sub with dog food amazon done it once ordered a stroller at a good drop down price if remember I paid about 20 they sell for 145 delivery came was sack of dog biscuits ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚I was straight on chat do these look like a stroller

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Lynibis I honestly thought the picker must have been anosmic with the three things I have an issue with:- carrots were squishy and a white cabbage absolutely stinky! (and oozing liquid from the root) I suppose they are so busy that little time is spent on checking but I object to fresh food being delivered rotten.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Ann1984 Is there an option to do that on Asda, Sainsbury or Iceland? I didn't get round to Tesco because they were always fully booked. (they definitely have the best substitution options though) The best quality, best packed, with the longest shelf life has been Iceland - quite surprised.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

angemski should be leave note section for picker. Iceland have been great I agree asda take money day before and I had a lot not available so had to wait 2 days for refund keep trying with Tesco they eventually come on I get one every week

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Ann1984 Thank you. I've never spotted that one. I've only used the box for the 'isolating/shielding' comments.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

angemski The delivery driver once told me, when I had a good natured moan about dates, that the pickers have to do 60 items per hour, so only 1 minute each item! Don't forget though, you can give back anything you don't like look of, it is usually refunded to my account by next day.

But that is easier said than done when you are trying to be quick and not keep the delivery driver waiting, I always forget! The store I use is Sainsburys.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Lynibis Yes, I knew about the pass back before lockdown but if you could see the hilarious palaver of standing back and then collecting the bags then the wipe downs then the gloves off, then the leaving most things where they are for a few hours there is no time to check and pass back as the drivers are away. If there had been time to check I think I would have 'got my arm in' and tapped him gently on the back of the head with my rotten cabbage. ๐Ÿ˜‚ (and didn't want to name but this was Sainsburys)

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

angemski Lol, I will definitely be more careful next time.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

Id rather sit and buy it online, but if needed to go to the shops id o ly go to buy what i need so wont be out long.

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Mango4
Mango41 month ago

We have rarely used home delivery for food as we prefer to pick our own products in store and browse the offers /deals etc that are very often not online. Even through this pandemic we have been to the supermarket approx once every 10 days to stock up. Online delivery has it's place and is useful to many people , we're just not one of them . Non food items thou we are happy to buy online, as more often than not you can return the items if they are not suitable or what you expected.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

Maybe everything will get back to normal...today it seemed like that to me. Just some store are closed and lots of people are at home, because they are off work.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

AgnesFaludi yeah might look like it now but come September it flu season too and I think that is when second wave so back in lockdown

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 month ago

I like to think that everything will be back to normal by then.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas1 month ago

I usually do all my xmas shopping online anyways as I canโ€™t stand traipsing about looking for stuff as I never know what I want to buy. I will however still plan to take my son around the neighbours trick or treating. You can normally tell which ones will open their doors as they will have decorations in the garden or on the window.

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ptenn00
ptenn001 month ago

so fast forward to flu season? now no flu will just simply be 'the flu' ever again - people may even be advised to stay at home even if they just have the sniffle

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

ptenn00 its same kids in school one cough they be on the phone I used to be cough to hide a fart now I will have to do opposite

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Ann1984 lol, that made laugh, we all remember stuff like that.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend1 month ago

Hi ann1984 I've all ready stared Christmas shopping. 25th of June is only 6 month to Christmas. And I can see another lock down comeing in the autumn and this time it's going to be a lot worst. So that's why I've started. Had some good bargains on hear. Point is when you see it get. And it's going to be a very long time be for things get back to normal . I do my shopping on line and finding it very hard to get just the basic. And because of my ill health can't go out for another 7 weeks then they will review it. ๐Ÿค”

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

nicolajaynehend i did start but kids were bored so we gave in I do my shopping online every year except stockings. But my in-laws wonโ€™t me to do theirs too i do wont a remote to fast forward

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