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Reply #15 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 7:00am
 
Captain Caveman wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 6:50am:
Name brands pay for shelf space in coles and woolies...that's why they are expensive. Corporate greed. We never win.

Yes Coke and Pepsi actually give stores free fridges if they buy their product but with big logos all over them.
If a cheaper brand does the job I will buy it.
I do buy premium products but not from supermarkets !
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Reply #16 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:11am
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 10:32am:
whiteknight wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 7:02am:
“Feedback has told us that our shopper prefer face-to-face interactions at registers and checkout wait times are an important part of their in-store experience,” the spokesman told News Corp.

“As such, our stores do not have self-service checkout and there are currently no plans to implement them.”   Smiley



Aldi is overrated
Their prices are pretty much the same as the no-name brand items in Woolies and Coles, but you don't have the option of getting a name brand.

The checkouts are horrendous. When I rarely visit Aldi I always get stuck behind someone doing their monthly grocery shop.


I much prefer automatic checkouts


My sentiments exactly ........

though I don't agree with automated checkouts.
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Reply #17 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:07pm
 
It's cheaper for me to drive 100k round trip once a fortnight and shop at aldi, i save $50 on a full trolley. Then I buy cheaper petrol and buy from a cheaper hardware store than M10.
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Reply #18 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:17pm
 
bludger wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:07pm:
It's cheaper for me to drive 100k round trip once a fortnight and shop at aldi, i save $50 on a full trolley. Then I buy cheaper petrol and buy from a cheaper hardware store than M10.


OK I have 4 Aldi's within 10km radius, you must be regional ?

For me to get to the my local Woolies I would have to walk an extra 200-300 metres past the Aldi store.
For me I am not a brand bunny so Aldi is fine by me.
I find the meat and chocolate is better quality than coles and woolies ..... but we mostly buy our meat from a premium butcher. Similar with fruit / veg.
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Reply #19 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:23pm
 
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:17pm:
bludger wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:07pm:
It's cheaper for me to drive 100k round trip once a fortnight and shop at aldi, i save $50 on a full trolley. Then I buy cheaper petrol and buy from a cheaper hardware store than M10.


OK I have 4 Aldi's within 10km radius, you must be regional ?

For me to get to the my local Woolies I would have to walk an extra 200-300 metres past the Aldi store.
For me I am not a brand bunny so Aldi is fine by me.
I find the meat and chocolate is better quality than coles and woolies ..... but we mostly buy our meat from a premium butcher. Similar with fruit / veg.


Could never do a big shop at Aldi tho, too many things out of stock. 

I go there once a week for random stuff,  their cheese is really good. Try the 18 month cheddar.

I also buy 2 star mince for the dog.

Veg = Harris Farm
Meat = Vics
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Reply #20 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 3:05pm
 
Gordon wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:23pm:
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:17pm:
bludger wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:07pm:
It's cheaper for me to drive 100k round trip once a fortnight and shop at aldi, i save $50 on a full trolley. Then I buy cheaper petrol and buy from a cheaper hardware store than M10.


OK I have 4 Aldi's within 10km radius, you must be regional ?

For me to get to the my local Woolies I would have to walk an extra 200-300 metres past the Aldi store.
For me I am not a brand bunny so Aldi is fine by me.
I find the meat and chocolate is better quality than coles and woolies ..... but we mostly buy our meat from a premium butcher. Similar with fruit / veg.


Could never do a big shop at Aldi tho, too many things out of stock. 

I go there once a week for random stuff,  their cheese is really good. Try the 18 month cheddar.

I also buy 2 star mince for the dog.

Veg = Harris Farm
Meat = Vics


I have two Harris farms one about 5 km away and one about 12 km away both are Rubbish and over priced..... with poor parking options.
We go to a big local independent that every few years wins the best greengrocer in Sydney award..... you can buy everything there but it would double you grocery bill, their pastries are to die for !
The butcher we go to is a poky little shop with a line 10-20 long during busy periods. And they are not cheap ! As we are regulars and spend up big there they give us a lot of free stuff to try. 
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Reply #21 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:06pm
 
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 3:05pm:
Gordon wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:23pm:
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:17pm:
bludger wrote on Feb 14th, 2018 at 2:07pm:
It's cheaper for me to drive 100k round trip once a fortnight and shop at aldi, i save $50 on a full trolley. Then I buy cheaper petrol and buy from a cheaper hardware store than M10.


OK I have 4 Aldi's within 10km radius, you must be regional ?

For me to get to the my local Woolies I would have to walk an extra 200-300 metres past the Aldi store.
For me I am not a brand bunny so Aldi is fine by me.
I find the meat and chocolate is better quality than coles and woolies ..... but we mostly buy our meat from a premium butcher. Similar with fruit / veg.


Could never do a big shop at Aldi tho, too many things out of stock. 

I go there once a week for random stuff,  their cheese is really good. Try the 18 month cheddar.

I also buy 2 star mince for the dog.

Veg = Harris Farm
Meat = Vics


I have two Harris farms one about 5 km away and one about 12 km away both are Rubbish and over priced..... with poor parking options.
We go to a big local independent that every few years wins the best greengrocer in Sydney award..... you can buy everything there but it would double you grocery bill, their pastries are to die for !
The butcher we go to is a poky little shop with a line 10-20 long during busy periods. And they are not cheap ! As we are regulars and spend up big there they give us a lot of free stuff to try. 


Hmm, The owner of Harris Farm lives in my suburb so I guess the two shops in my hood are show pieces.

As for butchers....Vics Meat is a branch of these guys.
https://victorchurchill.com/
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Reply #22 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:19pm
 
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Hmm, The owner of Harris Farm lives in my suburb so I guess the two shops in my hood are show pieces.

As for butchers....Vics Meat is a branch of these guys.
https://victorchurchill.com/


Quite possibly true not all stores are the same, when the Harris Farm first opened it looked OK, the store is poky and cluttered prices are high for everything but the fruit and veg quality is just not there as is the service.

We are lucky to have a great fruit market with top notch quality and great parking just up the road from where I live.

We used to have one of the big cattle farms set up a co-op type store in the factory area just down the road, best meat I have ever had but they got involved in some big foreign supply contract and had to shut the store.

There are a few Butchers I go to for pork this is my favourite.

http://www.manlingmeat.com.au/index.php?route=common/home

If your a veggo you will struggle in this store, you can pretty much buy every part of a pig .... they even structure the display like a pig layout.

I buy my pork belly there and they do the best ribs.





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Reply #23 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:27pm
 
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:19pm:
Gordon

Hmm, The owner of Harris Farm lives in my suburb so I guess the two shops in my hood are show pieces.

As for butchers....Vics Meat is a branch of these guys.
https://victorchurchill.com/


Quite possible true not all stores are the same, when the Harris Farm first opened it looked OK, the store is poky and cluttered prices are high for everything but the fruit and veg quality is just not there as is the service.

We are lucky to have a great fruit market with top notch quality and great parking just up the road from where I live.




The Bondi Beach branch one of the most upmarket looking shops you'd care to visit, the prices are cheap..oh and the checkout staff are usually pretty hawt!
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Reply #24 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:31pm
 
I popped into Aldi today. I could never do a full sop there but there are some absolute standouts both in quality and price.

Their olive oil is Australian, just about as good as any and 90c/100ml

Their brie/camebert cheese is like $2.50 each and awesome




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Reply #25 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:37pm
 
Gordon wrote on Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:31pm:
I popped into Aldi today. I could never do a full sop there but there are some absolute standouts both in quality and price.

Their olive oil is Australian, just about as good as any and 90c/100ml

Their brie/camebert cheese is like $2.50 each and awesome



As I said before if you want specific brands you will struggle in Aldi they have narrow brand ranges, but great prices.




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