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To refuse to give someone else control over my food shopping.

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SCOTCHandWRY Thu 22-Nov-12 15:06:56

Ok, I ABU as this is slightly thread-about-threadish, however...

All the big supermarkets seem to be pushing their order online food delivery services as being a sensible, green and time efficient thing to do, but I think it's a rubbish idea (unless of course you really can't get to the supermarket).

I want to actually see and choose the food we are going to eat! This is particularly relevant to fresh foods - I want the longest use-by date, the least bruised etc (unless of course it's yellow stickered/reduced price because it has a short date, or isn't perfect).

My PIL get weekly deliveries (different supermarkets), no end of complaints about substitutions (even though they have said no substitutions!), short dates, bashed tins etc, have to wait in for deliveries, and pay about a fiver for the privilege.

Even if they PAID me a fiver to deliver my shopping, I still wouldn't do it!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 22-Nov-12 16:55:00

I am very rural too which is another reason I like internet shopping, it saves me getting in the car and trawling my sorry backside to the supermarket, especially at this time of year when our roads can be foul.

Bunbaker Thu 22-Nov-12 16:56:46

I forgot to add that we live in a rural area and it is cheaper to pay the full delivery charge than get in the car to go to the supermarket.

MrsChristmasVamos Thu 22-Nov-12 16:59:37

I like internet shopping, I do quite a bit online. Only ever used Tesco, and they are very good, if items are missing it's refunded, or if it's the wrong item...they also refund delivery if they are late.

Apparently if you have a Waitrose near you, I think if you spend a certain amount in there once you have shopped you can get it delivered for free.

Iceland also home deliver if you spend £25 or more.

Bunbaker Thu 22-Nov-12 17:02:11

I have had another idea. Tesco offer a service where you place an order, they pick it and pack it and you collect it. All the meat and veg will be packed together so you can check your order before you leave the shop.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 22-Nov-12 17:02:50

Do you always moan this much about things that are available &/or optional and not compulsory? What's the point? If you don't want to do it, don't do it - why give it a second thought let alone start a thread about it?

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Thu 22-Nov-12 17:06:38

I don't drive, so delivery is cheaper than getting a taxi home with a big shop.

Ocado have very detailed product information about ingredients, allergies etc. I also find the customer reviews helpful. The minimum shelflives are also given.

The drivers are occasionally late, especially in the evenings, but there is always someone here in the evenings so not a problem, also they are very good at keeping you informed if they are running late. I often use the 7.30 to 8.30am slot so it is all done before school. The drivers have been without exception polite and helpful.

I live within 5 mins drive of a big Sainsburys and have two child free days a week so I could easily do my own shopping but I really like Ocado and have plenty of other things I'd rather do with the time.

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