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To not understand the prejudice against asda on here?

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rogersmellyonthetelly Wed 07-Nov-12 17:49:12

Seen a couple of comments about asda on here, seems they are quite looked down on by some. I don't really get it. The food is no better and no worse than the other big names in this area (tesco and morrisons) the prices are low, and the staff are generally lovely and very helpful, at least the ones in my local are. So whats the problem with asda (ignoring the current Christmas add which whilst cringeworthy is not the worst I have seen)

FunBagFreddie Wed 07-Nov-12 17:51:20

My friend hates Asda, apparently it's where - whispers- working class people shop. shock

YANBU, everyone should shop where they like!

ChickenFillet Wed 07-Nov-12 17:51:59

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CommanderShepard Wed 07-Nov-12 17:52:14

I think there may be a lack of naice ham... ;)

Our nearest isn't that near and although it's cheapest for fuel it never goes as far as a tankful from Shell. Other than that, I dunno.

WorraLiberty Wed 07-Nov-12 17:52:40

Oh take no notice

I suspect there are posters who claim to have just been to Waitrose as they're tucking their Iceland bag for life back in the drawer.

kim147 Wed 07-Nov-12 17:53:03

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Hassled Wed 07-Nov-12 17:53:09

I don't have any problems with Asda as a concept - but I don't shop there as the local one is inaccessible on public transport, has a freakishly tightly packed car park and is really pretty filthy.

When DH was a vegetarian who didn't eat vegetables and survived ten years on a diet of pasta, mushrooms and cheese, Asda was vetoed on account of the poor quality of their mushrooms. For years now it's been known as "Shite Mushrooms Asda" grin.

SparePants Wed 07-Nov-12 17:54:11

I'm not prejudiced against Asda, I just don't like it. It stocks loads of stuff I don't want (way more crisps/fizzy drinks etc than my local Sainsburys), and the stuff I do want is overpriced. Eg. quorn mince is around £2.80 everywhere, except Asda where it is always over £3. I go in fairly often to look at the kids' clothes which are good, but the groceries are always a massive disappointment.

rogersmellyonthetelly Wed 07-Nov-12 17:56:52

My god are there actually people out there who consider who else shops there when choosing a supermarket? Really, do people think they can catch "working class" now? Ffs they must have more money than good sense!

ChickenFillet Wed 07-Nov-12 17:56:55

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rogersmellyonthetelly Wed 07-Nov-12 17:58:10

Spare pants - entirely valid reason for not shopping there, but the comments I was referring to were more based on the clientele than the stock

Quip Wed 07-Nov-12 17:58:27

Well it might be that their Xmas ad revealed some particularly misogynist attitudes... Yabu

notnagging Wed 07-Nov-12 17:59:20

I shop anywhere that has a bargain but I have been let down by them too many times in terms of quality & home delivery. I try to avoid a big shop there as I get trapped into all the offers that aren't as good as they seem.

RubyGates Wed 07-Nov-12 17:59:26

I don't shop at A*da anymore becaise they're owned by W*lmart whom I despise for their business practices over in the US and now here.

They are indeed good value for money but they're corporate monsters.

(I used to use them a lot before they were taken over by W*lmart) so it's not snobbishness.

cozietoesie Wed 07-Nov-12 18:00:07

I only have a really massive Asda nearby so I find it a little difficult. (I go there infrequently so I get lost and usually neglect to go the aisles I really need.) I quite like them though. For the things that I need (and I'm pretty disciplined in not getting fizzy and crisps etc) they have good quality at generally good prices although it's worth looking very hard indeed at their allegedly cheap items.


PS - I haven't seen the ad though.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 07-Nov-12 18:00:23

My nearest one is an hour away but we go there sometimes (once a year?!) to get things we can't get in tesco. They do deliver here but I hate their website, fruit and veg, and meat. Not that tesco is much better but their website is far quicker and I get clubcard points!

thebody Wed 07-Nov-12 18:01:23

Na!!! Our asda is excellent, food lovely quality and staff always helpful and lots of checkouts OPEN...

There are people who define themselves by their supermarket but I just assume that they are mega twats.

usualsuspect3 Wed 07-Nov-12 18:02:09

I love Asda. I always shop there and don't give a toss who knows it.

FunBagFreddie Wed 07-Nov-12 18:03:27

My god are there actually people out there who consider who else shops there when choosing a supermarket? Really, do people think they can catch "working class" now? Ffs they must have more money than good sense!

Of couse there are people who think like this, that's why Sainsbury's is so popular!

tethersend Wed 07-Nov-12 18:04:18

I loved Asda until they broke my heart and stole my money.

stinkinseamonkey Wed 07-Nov-12 18:05:09

The customers at my local Asda really are vile, people swear at you if you stop to look at a shelf, don't really want DS witnessing too much of that. Its not even that they're WC because the worst rudest ones seem quite MC, the building seems to bring out the worst in people (or maybe they're like that all the time??)

Asda is fab for kids parties/entertaining largish numbers, but I couldn't face it weekly!

Also it being part of Walmart scares me a bit!

stinkinseamonkey Wed 07-Nov-12 18:07:06

I like that there's not a huge price difference between their regular range and their organic stuff, can't afford much of Sainsburys organics - they're luxury prices

normally do Aldi and Lidl though, people are chilled, never too full, cheap.. unfortunately no organic there

Narked Wed 07-Nov-12 18:08:44

They're not actually that cheap - though they claim to be - at least for the things I buy. And the meat eaters in the house hate their cooked meats.

LeeCoakley Wed 07-Nov-12 18:08:48

I was an Asda virgin until 2 weeks ago. I was considering it as my new regular supermarket until I saw the ad last night. Shame on you Asda!!!

FreudiansSlipper Wed 07-Nov-12 18:11:33

the nearest asda to me is in clapham home of middle class south londoners. i do not mind asda cheaper if buying brands the veg is cheap but not as good as morrisons

have bought some really cute clothing for ds there a friend of mine who does not buy supermarket or primark clothes has often been surprised where his nice clothes are from

there is lots of i want everyone to know how mc i am on here ignore them op i have plenty of mc friends that shop there that do not like to admit it

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