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post #1 of 27
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A lot of my friends do their grocery shopping online now and it gets delivered the same day. I've just registered with the supermarket that i shop at and i think i'll give it a go tomorrow.

Do they have this facility where you are?.
post #2 of 27
No, because I'm smack in the middle of nowhere.

I think it would be awesome, though, esp. for the elderly people. I take my grandma grocery shopping a lot. It's a pain for us to work out a time.

Does it cost you much more than if you drove to the store?
post #3 of 27
One local chain has that service here otherwise its not something popular here.

I would probably save lots of money online shopping vs going up and down the aisles buying a bunch of items not on my list!!

But I love to grocery shop!! We have a store that is massive in size and variety of items. One would be hard pressed to go there without a shopping list and a limited time for shopping. (they have over 20 check-out lanes not counting the liquor and photo depts)
post #4 of 27
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Does it cost you much more than if you drove to the store?
I don't drive so i get off the bus from work, then get a taxi home, so it'll work out cheaper, plus i can pick a time slot for them to deliver which would be ideal because by the time i've went around i'm in there a good hour alone.
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I would probably save lots of money online shopping vs going up and down the aisles buying a bunch of items not on my list!!
I'm doing it now instead of tomorrow, and i must have saved myself at least £20 doing it this way because i'm just buying what i want. I love grocery shopping as well though i must admit
post #5 of 27
We would save SO much if we did that! That's actually why my mother went to getting our milk delivered - she would go to the grocery store for milk and end up spending $50 on stuff we didn't need, but that looked good at the time. But I do like grocery shopping too, except when we're on a really limited budget.
post #6 of 27
No. Nothing here like that.

However a couple years ago I had broken my foot and couldn't get around at all and I had run out of groceries. I didn't want to impose on my brother to go shopping for me, so I called Safeway and explained my situation to the manager. He had someone call me back and take my order over the phone. The girl shopped for me, processed the order and called me for my credit card and air miles card number, and then had the groceries delivered. With the exception of the wrong kind of cat litter being delivered (regular clay and not clumping), everything was ok. I didn't make an issue out of the cat litter because Safeway bent their policy for me and did my shopping for me.

If there was an online service available where I could go through and select items that I want, the same way I do in the store, I would use it in a heart beat! The only thing I wouldn't buy online would be fresh produce and veggies. I like to pick those out for myself. But it would sure be a convenience for canned, boxed and otherwise packaged items.
post #7 of 27
Probably Schwann's delivers out here, they're just about everywhere.

It is tempting since I don't like having to deal with the after work crowd or the weekend crowd at the grocers...I just don't like that it costs more...
post #8 of 27
Nothing like that here either however I would love it, I am not overly fond of grocery shopping.
post #9 of 27
I love grocery shopping so I don't really need it although the stores here, even the smaller neighborhood ones do have limited delivery service. The larger ones, Super Stop and Shop for instance deliver your groceries for only 3 bucks!

I just came back from Target and they had a 90% Off After Easter Sale. I love shopping too much to have someone else do it for me. LOL!
post #10 of 27
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Nothing like that here either however I would love it, I am not overly fond of grocery shopping.
I don't think we have that either...it would be nice though
post #11 of 27
We have that here, but I've never used it. I like going to the store and picking up the stuff myself. I'd feel much too lazy if I had someone else do it for me.
post #12 of 27
That would be so cool, but nope, not here!
The website does have the grocery list you can print out though...oh boy! (lol)
post #13 of 27
We don't have that here either, but I'm not sure if I would use it if we did? I love grocery shopping
post #14 of 27
Yes, we have it in the Toronto area and surrounding 'burbs. I tried it a few times and it was good - they deliver right to the door and the fellow would bring the boxes right into the kitchen for you if you wished. The only part I didn't like was that there are certain brands of items that I prefer and I wasn't always able to get those brands from this service.

It certainly does save money though because as others have said, you don't buy unnecessary things. I'm not particularly fond of grocery shopping but find if I go after work on my way home, I'm hungry and will often buy things I shouldn't have.

Our daughter doesn't like housework very much and since I don't mind, she does my grocery shopping for me as an alternate way of helping out. I love it!
post #15 of 27
We don't have that service around here yet, though there's a frozen food delivery service that works in a similar fashion.
post #16 of 27
We used a service called Homeruns ten years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was great since we didn't have a car, and hauling groceries and a baby over those uneven brick sidewalks and hills was no picnic!

There's a store here, too, called Thrifty's Foods (it's a misnomer) that I haven't tried yet since we have a car. It would be a good option to have if we're all sick with the flu or something.
post #17 of 27
I don't think any of the chains do it here, but there is one supermarket that offers online shopping with delivery, and it happens to be my favourite shop, as well. I haven't actually used the online ordering, because I really enjoy grocery shopping, but they do everything else so well, that I'm inclined to think that would be successful, too.
post #18 of 27
2 of the local food stores have this service. I used it once shortly after my knee surgery. The delivery person was so sweet. She even brought a bowl of food outside to feed my ferals since I still couldn't make it down the back staircase.

The only thing I didn't like was the limited choice. For example: they had donuts in the choices, but only plain donuts. Sugar or chocolate glazed donuts weren't offered.
post #19 of 27
I could be tempted to use it for canned or packet goods where I could select the brand that I wanted. Then, there would be no difference between them doing that for me and me going along to pick it off the shelves for myself.

But for fruit, veggies and any other fresh stuff that I bought I would want to be able to select that for myself.

So I suppose in terms of convenience and cost it wouldn't really make a great difference to us.

In addition to that, hubby is retired and enjoys doing the shopping and there's nothing quite like browsing around to see if something new and unusual has arrived in store.

If we only want a couple of things, the greatest limiter for us in terms of what we buy is that the supermarket is a 10 minute walk from our house. If we walk there, we are limited by what we can carry back

I can see definite advantages though for those who don't have a car or can't get out and about easily. How did your shopping experience go Susan? Did it work out ok?
post #20 of 27
I'd love something like that! I probably wouldn't use it all the time, but I'm sure it would come in handy at least some of the time!
post #21 of 27
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I'm doing it now instead of tomorrow, and i must have saved myself at least £20 doing it this way because i'm just buying what i want. I love grocery shopping as well though i must admit
that is my problem, i love food shopping and therefore always come home with far more than on the original list!
post #22 of 27
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How did your shopping experience go Susan? Did it work out ok?
Yes it was brilliant Beth!. I booked the slot between 6.p.m and 7.p.m so i was ablt to start preparing dinner while i was waitng for it to come, because usually i don't sit down to eat until after 7 until i get it unpacked and put away, then i have to start cooking
post #23 of 27
Yep!
I don`t need to use it but I was in local store that does it one day and there was obviously a new girl because she went up to one of the other store people and asked if something that someone had asked for was `Buy one get one free` do you put in the free one? The other woman said, "No! Not unless they specify they want two."
I thought that was a bit off.
post #24 of 27
One of our grocery stores here delivers, but you have to call them to order your groceries. I don't bother though, I'd rather stop and get my own groceries.
post #25 of 27
I think that service is terrific for the homebound, elderly, or those who don't drive. There are six houses on our cul-de-sac, and older widows who don't drive in three of them.Two of them are in their mid-eighties, and live alone. They have relatives take them grocery shopping, and use the frozen food home delivery service, but it would be really convenient for them if they could place whole orders by phone or Internet, and have everything delivered.

I order a tremendous amount of pet food from Internet shops, for myself, neighbors, colleagues, and the local shelter, because the "local offering" is pretty bad, so I could really see myself ordering groceries online, if it were possible.
post #26 of 27
We used to use the online supermarket when I lived in Canada. I didn't drive over there and my ex-husband worked nights so I was able to get the shopping delivered when I wanted instead of waiting around for him.

There is one over here too but I've never used it, the delivery charge is quite high around $15. I always stick to my shopping list so the delivery fee is not worth it to me.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
A lot of my friends do their grocery shopping online now and it gets delivered the same day. I've just registered with the supermarket that i shop at and i think i'll give it a go tomorrow.

Do they have this facility where you are?.
yeh, & i loveee it! it's easier on both me & Dan, as he does sooo much as it is.
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