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I was just wondering if everyone looks for bargains on the regular items they buy or do you try new things because of their great price.

Rebls
1 month ago
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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

I like bargains, but I can be suspicious of cheap prices. But if the items are cheap enough, I’d buy it to try it, and not bother buying again if it’s that bad

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Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes it's always hard to know if it's cheap because it's cheap made, but sometimes you don't want something that will last forever so cheap can be better.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

Love a bargain who dosent the cheaper the better love it x

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

I've switched most of my products to Aldi's own. From food items like crisps, bread, pasta sauces, soups to wet wipes, shower gel and hand wash. They're so much cheaper and good quality, Aldi's own cosmetics brand Lacura is also cruelty free 🙂

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

Love bit aldi x

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees1 month ago

Bit of both really. If something is a good price and I can make use of it, I'll buy it. Doesn't hurt to try new things.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Rebls As your chat has gone on I'm not sure if you are talking bargains, in general, or food. Give me an example, please.

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Original Poster
1 month ago

My thoughts were when I bought bisto gravy after using cheaper brands for a while, I noticed no greasy after taste and less product used so it made me wonder, but yes the same with kids toys and kids electronic items, leapfrog tablets are expensive and need additional purchases but I don't know if you get what you pay for.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Rebls Ahh! Apologies I am seriously 'fuzzy' today so must be going down with something. I recently tried a supermarket alternative (Asda) to Oat so Simple because they didn't have the flavour I wanted. I have to say I was really surprised at the quality and it was less than half the price I usually pay. Over the l ast couple of years I've been really impressed by the brand Aukey. Don't know if you've come across them but I've had some really reliable products from them on Amazon. (wouldn't normally take a risk)

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Original Poster
1 month ago

I've not heard of aukey, don't think I've even seen them so I will definitely keep my eyes peeled, what sort of products do they do?

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

They are fairly priced and range from humidifiers, speakers, power banks, lighting etc. - keep an eye out for them.

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Original Poster
1 month ago

Great advice thanks I'm actually looking for a humidifier and a power bank at the moment angemski

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 month ago

Some things i will try in another brand if its cheaper or on offer. Other things i will only buy the usual brand because i know its what i like ie heinz ketchup, coca cola etc

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Original Poster
1 month ago

I think I'm right in thinking that heinz, kellogs and Warburtons don't make cheaper brands, where as muller, kp (hula hoops) etc are known for their products being used in aldi brands.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana1 month ago

I start at the cheapest and then if its awful pay more for something else. Which ever supermarket I go in a fair percentage of my shop will be their value range if they do one. Yes I've bought a few things that were terrible but others are just bland or strangely flavoured. I sort of know now what is good and what is bad and if its long life product like tins I stock up with the good product when I'm in that supermarket. I don't go to Asda often but there are a few things there much better than the other supermarkets like their tinned vindaloo curry for 99p and their cheap stevia sweeteners. Some things I actually prefer the cheap versions, I've never been a fan of Heinz beans although love some of their tinned soups. I find the cheap b/beans nicer than Heinz from some of the supermarkets. Some of the generic food seems the same wherever you get it with just the labels changing. Some products I simply don't care about the difference. Comparing a 30p bar of milk chocolate as sold by Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons etc to a high end chocolate bar while I can taste a difference I simply don't care about the difference both are equally nice to me so spending more is pointless.

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Original Poster
1 month ago

I agree with you on heinz soup, it's the only soup I really enjoy so I just buy loads when it's on offer, but beans I totally prefer the cheaper brands, I find aldi less watery than other brands but on flavour I like most of the cheaper no frills brands.

I do most of my shopping in tesco and aldi, tescos own brand double strength cordial is the nicest in my opinion.

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ukheather
ukheather1 month ago

I don't buy brands now. Can't afford it and Aldi and Lidl are better in most cases!

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Original Poster
1 month ago

I used to love lidl but we don't have one within 50 miles anymore. Whenever we're away I can't help but go in for a look around. I had a friend that used to do a big round trip to lidl and fill the boot with nappies and cat litter because she preferred the quality and product.

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