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Concerning Online Grocery Deliveries During COVID-19 etc.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cully, Mar 14, 2020.


  1. urbantigers

    urbantigers PetForums VIP

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    Did you get the email telling you how fantastic they will be when they ditch Waitrose and sell 50,000 brands of butter? :confused:
     
  2. havoc

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    My DIL is shielding and got no joy at all from Waitrose or Ocado despite having been a regular customer with both for years. The hero turned out to be Tesco, annoying as we never loved them as a company. I’m not sure to what extent she’ll continue with Tesco over time but she sure as hell won’t return to her previous suppliers. Ocado in particular have not exactly shone through the last three months.
     
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  3. Sacremist

    Sacremist Mum to 2 cats and a dog

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    Yes, but I couldn’t be bothered to read all of it. They are full of the proverbial.
     
  4. Boxer123

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    I’ve signed up for milk and more they are amazing.
     
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  5. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    It's like everywhere else, some good some not so good. Very convenient though :D

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    They seem to have Plain Flour, which no one else around here has. We've ordered some, will know tomorrow if it's true :)
     
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  6. jetsmum

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    I've been shopping online with Asda for years, but since lockdown it'd been really difficult to get any slots at all.
    Then a couple of weeks ago I managed to get a weekly slot, I don't know if it's coz of the delivery pass, which I've had for ages, or just being lucky to catch a spare slot, but I'm really thankful to have one less thing to worry about.
     
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  7. Cully

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    Yes @jetsmum , I had the same experience. I've shopped and had deliveries from Tesco for years but at the beginning of lockdown I really struggled to get slots, and was forced to use Asda and Iceland a few times as I was afraid I would run out of good if I relied just on Tesco.
    Fortunately I started to get regular weekly Tesco slots a month ago which has taken a weight off my shoulders.
    I get the impression, from the drivers, that it's down to them having enough stock again, taking on more drivers and acquiring more vans.
     
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  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I'm pleased to report that we now have a bag of plain flour in the cupboard :)
     
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  9. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I caught a bit of countryfile the other day filmed from a water powered flour mill. They had suddenly been inundated with orders when the supermarkets ran out of flour and had something like a 6 week waiting list on deliveries at the time of filming. He used wheat grown locally and could only make so much flour in a day and couldn’t up production. Prior to this he was barely making ends meet. He hoped that once it was all over his new customers would continue getting their flour from him
     
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  10. Bisbow

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    I am OK for flour, bread., plain and SR but I have not been able to get dem sugar for the last two weeks and I need it now
     
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  11. Cully

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    Ooh is that bread I smell baking?:Smuggrin
     
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  12. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    No. It's pancakes. My friend likes pancakes and as he's having trouble eating, I really did need some flour :D
     
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  13. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I heard someone else was having trouble getting that
     
  14. havoc

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    Amazing the little things make us happy these days :)
     
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  15. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    It's not really a little thing though. Not for me. My friend like pancakes, He's not eating well, due to his cancer, and if Pancakes does it for him then that's a massive "thing"
     
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  16. havoc

    havoc PetForums VIP

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    Plain flour never used to be a 'big' thing though did it. How our lives have changed hey.
     
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    woo hoo!! Finally (and for the first time since March) there was a slot available for Sainsburys!!:D

    Have now spent way more then I planned this month but hopefully will be stocked up on everything.... I dont mind taking my shopping trolley and going in person its just alot of stuff I could only get with online shopping.
     
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  18. Cully

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    Good for you. I managed to get a delivery with Morrisons. They never used to deliver here but I think have been forced into it since lockdown.
    It was nice to get a few different things which Tesco don't have, so I'll be using them again.
    Still trying to pluck up courage to actually go shopping, but even more nervous now with the increase in cases.
     
  19. Lurcherlad

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    Iceland seem to have slots available on their website if anyone’s needing a delivery.

    I looked last Thursday as I had a total mare with my Asda order and had missed lots of items off my list somehow, and got a delivery for the Saturday.
     
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  20. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    We are getting our deliveries from Tesco successfully still which is a blessing. Today we had a very cheerful and helpful lady delivering our pile of stuff. Normally Tesco’s doesn’t use plastic bags on deliveries, but due to the virus they have been and we’ve ended up with a huge pile of them over the last few months. My husband just happened to say that we now had a mountain of plastic bags and she said to give them to her and she would see they were recycled at the store. Worth asking if your delivery persons will do this if you have loads of bags cluttering up the house
     
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