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troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 9:50 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Would be a great service to post on here offers and comparisons, Im going to Aldi in a bit so will get a few prices, some of their fruit and veg is unbeleivable.

Wonder if someone could set up a spread sheet where everyone can fill in.

Good to traul different sources if you have the time, Im just a mingebag thats why I do it.

Other day Esso was 1.45 and morrison 1.39 for deisel big difference.

I dont go to farmers market for cheapness btw, I like the produce.
Just drives me mad its only once a month (Lark Lane Liverpool) and if I miss it its 8 weeks.

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.

chez



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
But you should also highlight Chickems suggestions.


Sorry, yep, already doing that like mad!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34085
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

troyannick wrote:
Would be a great service to post on here offers and comparisons, Im going to Aldi in a bit so will get a few prices, some of their fruit and veg is unbeleivable.

Wonder if someone could set up a spread sheet where everyone can fill in.

Good to traul different sources if you have the time, Im just a mingebag thats why I do it.

Other day Esso was 1.45 and morrison 1.39 for deisel big difference.

I dont go to farmers market for cheapness btw, I like the produce.
Just drives me mad its only once a month (Lark Lane Liverpool) and if I miss it its 8 weeks.

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.


Beware of supermarket fuel. You'll get lower mpg and performance with some, and Morrisons is at the end of that scale seemingly. How much is true, how much is anecdotal? Well, the debate rages.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
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Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just my opinion and a bit of a rant ......
I hate supermarkets. They are no better than double glazing firms or the likes of DFS with their fake promotions, permanent special offers and yo-yo prices.....it's all bull****
I appreciate food costs vary with season and the need to clear stock but the current situation of virtually everything on supermarket shelves being on some kind of offer is bull****
I've just come from my butchers with my breakfast - not one single thing on offer - sausages cost wot sausages cost - I don't know or care for the price of sausages in Tesco.
I appreciate a lot of people have to watch the pennies but the present supermarket situation is just too much and I have better things to waste my brain cells on than comparing the cost of one (bull****)special offer against another.
Someone like me who doesn't care (upto a point) what their food costs will buy your eggs anyway whether they are 10p more or 10p less than some fake price at some particular supermarket on a particular day in a particular store.
Somebody else who does the comparison thing will probably allready have it in their head how much a pack of butter is and may well disagree with your comparison chart anyway.

I think you're trying to compare apples with oranges.
Concentrate on the quality of farmers produce instead.

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
Posts: 605

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
troyannick wrote:
Would be a great service to post on here offers and comparisons, Im going to Aldi in a bit so will get a few prices, some of their fruit and veg is unbeleivable.

Wonder if someone could set up a spread sheet where everyone can fill in.

Good to traul different sources if you have the time, Im just a mingebag thats why I do it.

Other day Esso was 1.45 and morrison 1.39 for deisel big difference.

I dont go to farmers market for cheapness btw, I like the produce.
Just drives me mad its only once a month (Lark Lane Liverpool) and if I miss it its 8 weeks.

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.


Beware of supermarket fuel. You'll get lower mpg and performance with some, and Morrisons is at the end of that scale seemingly. How much is true, how much is anecdotal? Well, the debate rages.


Yeah definately noticed that down the years, especially in performance Shell always seem to give good performance.

onemanband



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Posts: 1473
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

@ troyannick
I think I've seen your new avatar before. I'm sure I saw it yesterday.

troyannick



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Posts: 605

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
@ troyannick
I think I've seen your new avatar before. I'm sure I saw it yesterday.


Yep it was Northern Boy having a rather amusing pop at me for my sometimes admittedly inability to keep up with the University challenge team.

12Bore



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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

troyannick wrote:

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.

Warrington market, most days

troyannick



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
troyannick wrote:

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.

Warrington market, most days

Rabbit? I know Warrington Tesco do swordfish, cant seem to get it in South Liverpool anyway.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

troyannick wrote:
12Bore wrote:
troyannick wrote:

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.

Warrington market, most days

Rabbit? I know Warrington Tesco do swordfish, cant seem to get it in South Liverpool anyway.

This guy is excellent http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/liverpool/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9290000/9290939.stm

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
Posts: 605

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
Just my opinion and a bit of a rant ......
I hate supermarkets. They are no better than double glazing firms or the likes of DFS with their fake promotions, permanent special offers and yo-yo prices.....it's all bull****
I appreciate food costs vary with season and the need to clear stock but the current situation of virtually everything on supermarket shelves being on some kind of offer is bull****
I've just come from my butchers with my breakfast - not one single thing on offer - sausages cost wot sausages cost - I don't know or care for the price of sausages in Tesco.
I appreciate a lot of people have to watch the pennies but the present supermarket situation is just too much and I have better things to waste my brain cells on than comparing the cost of one (bull****)special offer against another.
Someone like me who doesn't care (upto a point) what their food costs will buy your eggs anyway whether they are 10p more or 10p less than some fake price at some particular supermarket on a particular day in a particular store.
Somebody else who does the comparison thing will probably allready have it in their head how much a pack of butter is and may well disagree with your comparison chart anyway.

I think you're trying to compare apples with oranges.
Concentrate on the quality of farmers produce instead.


My two pet hates about that are when they say you 'Save ' money by buying something, you havent saved F###All youve paid the price they are asking.
And when they say 'Hurry' as if your gonna leap into your car cos they say hurry.Even if it were a good deal I wouldnt go just because of that

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
Posts: 605

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
troyannick wrote:
12Bore wrote:
troyannick wrote:

And there you can get things like rabbit and swordfish which isnt always available elsewhere.

Warrington market, most days

Rabbit? I know Warrington Tesco do swordfish, cant seem to get it in South Liverpool anyway.

This guy is excellent http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/liverpool/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9290000/9290939.stm

Thanks for that 12b may well take a trip,wish Id known before Ive just been working on Warr Wolves Stadium, and Orford Park for a year.
The swordfish in Tesco there isnt too clever.Wheres the market? Iknow Lidl and the stadium.
The fish market in StJohns Liverpool has died a death.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re Reply with quote    

Cut price headline deals work though, very few people are immune to them.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34085
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can see exactly where onemanband is coming from, but at the same time, I know chez is doing the price comparison thing as one bit of her armoury. It'll be used, but not relied on as the sole thing. Price is a concern for some people, or at least the perception of price. This begins to address this. Other people complain about regularity, or parking or range, etc. these things are also being highlighted, in different ways at different times.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 12 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm with onemanband on this. Sadly a majority of people shop using price as the measure (thats why Tesco does so well)- quality a poor second and as to the condition of the people who farmed/produced it - who gives a f**&
I'm happy to pay more (and eat less of it) for something produced by someone who has a decent wage and produced in a sustainable way - but I know i'm in the minority (even my partner thinks i'm daft with money).

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