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Is it a mumsnet faux pas to say you shop at ASDA??

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Dabbles Wed 03-Oct-07 17:04:42

Is it? Beacause...

I refer to This THREAD in which people are perilessly ignoring my warnings???

SenoraPostrophe Wed 03-Oct-07 17:08:46

lol. there is no asda near here. maybe that's it.

there's also been some controversy lately over sweatshops (not just asda - tesco and primark too), so I might have avoided them anyway, but really I think that the reason no-one responded to your warnings was because we all wear tracksuits and no-one here has time any more to be doing with sparkly clothing of any description.

TrinityRhino Wed 03-Oct-07 17:13:22

I just don't wear sparkly stuff
I shop at asda and tesco all the time, can't afford not to

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 17:21:32

No. I don't shop at ASDA because they don't deliver to my house, and wearing sparkly tops in my house would be the height of extravagance with my refluxing baby son. Have you seen glitter covered in puke-up baby milk? Now that's a faux-pas.

Nightynight Wed 03-Oct-07 17:30:00

I shop at ASDA when in the UK. what is wrong with it?

omigod, could it be.....working^^class?

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 03-Oct-07 17:33:29

I shop at Asda. The last time I shopped at my local Tesco, on a Saturday morning, there was a massive fight at the wine display at the front of the store, with one bloke getting a broken bottle shoved in his face. Classy place, Wolverton.

3ScaryMonstersAndNoMore Wed 03-Oct-07 17:37:08

I don't wear sparkly stuff....but
I do love Asda, also love Lidls, Aldi, Netto, farmfoods and even.....gasp.... shock.......Iceland

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 17:40:03

we do have a rather fine Asda in Milton Keynes - the biggest in Europe dontchknow

vacua Wed 03-Oct-07 17:40:56

It's not a class thing, it's an ethics thing - the artificially low prices cause real poverty for lots of people and places like Asda and Tesco have really low standards of animal welfare. Having said that, I did get myself a 97p sandwich from Tesco today blush

handlemecarefully Wed 03-Oct-07 17:41:22

I think it possibly has a certain street cred wink

Habbibu Wed 03-Oct-07 17:42:30

I used to work on a kids playscheme in a nice but tough area of Liverpool in the summer. We took them to a city farm one day, and while picnicking, they watched another group of children who were, for some reason, all dressed in plastic bags (hole cut in bottom for head, etc). Michael, aged 10, tough little cookie but also adorable, watches, and then observes, musingly "I'd wear a Kwiksave bag, but I wouldn't wear a Netto one"...

fawkeoff Wed 03-Oct-07 17:42:32

i love asda, sainsburys and aldi.....tesco just gets on my norks....and i cannot stand morrisons or iceland

glaskham Wed 03-Oct-07 17:42:51

i'm not so keen on asda, but do shop there occasionally, if its closer than tesco, i shop there 99% of the time, but when it comes to clothes shopping i rarely buy myself any clothes any more, but when i do i'm lucky enough to have a next outlet store very nearby!!! and its dirt cheap for the quality!!! buy all my kids clothes from there and i tell you what i always spend less than it would cost for the same sort of thing from tesco or asda!!!- sorry ladies- i'm just lucky there!! wink

Vikkin Wed 03-Oct-07 17:43:43

I started shopping at my local Tesco superstore in 1988 when I first left home. Still shopping there now. I can't be doing with chopping and changing and not knowing where things are.
Over the years I have had people gently hint that perhaps (as I might now be considered a ^certain sort of person^) consider the new Sainsbury's or even get Waitrose to deliver.
Can't be bothered. Every Friday morning at 9.05 I enter Tesco's. Back home by 10.15 putting it away. Kids just as healthy as theirs.

ComeOVeneer Wed 03-Oct-07 17:45:06

I shop at Waitrose, and Sainsburys, and Tescos and Asda. I like a change of scenery grin

littlelapin Wed 03-Oct-07 17:47:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

vacua Wed 03-Oct-07 17:48:21

I like my Waitrose, it is nice. Marks and Spencer is like shopping in a 3rd world country, very little choice. Every time I shop at Tesco (which is too often, I seem to drive past dozens of them every day) I feel dirty and not in a good way.

Vikkin Wed 03-Oct-07 17:49:31

Also, I thank God every week that I have the money to go to Tesco. One Xmas eve my mum went into the butchers and asked for 1lb of sausages, saying loudly that they'd do for supper. They weren't for supper, they were our family's Xmas dinner.

Dabbles Wed 03-Oct-07 17:49:40


iota Wed 03-Oct-07 17:49:40

LOL at the idea of M&S being like a third world country!

mylittlefreya Wed 03-Oct-07 17:53:15

I shop at Asda, it's cheaper, and will avoid the said top! Sometimes I shop at Tesco too, but it does make me feel bad. Consumer ethics are so confuzzling and painful to get your head round, especially on a budget.

Vikkin Wed 03-Oct-07 17:54:19

Well you know the answer Vacua don't shop at Tesco.
Sorry, but I find your post really silly. If it makes you feel dirty driving past a Tesco, why do you say "every time I shop..." Strange.
Whoosh I'm gone. Every time we have a supermarket vs supermarket thread, the telly suddenly seems so much more attractive.

vacua Wed 03-Oct-07 17:57:22

It's just convenient, it's the giving in and shopping there that makes me feel bad not driving past!

pyjamagirl Wed 03-Oct-07 18:00:15

I like asda I can feed a household of 7 on healthy food for a week for about a 115.00 pw

EmsMum Wed 03-Oct-07 18:04:48

I use asda because (a) its cheaper than sainsburys or booths and (b) its on the way home from dropping DD at school.

Proper meat from local butcher/farm shop though!

Kids clothes from asda... not sequined. DD would be revolted nowadays. plain ts (prefereably boys ones) and knickers. Don't want to waste time and fuel going anywhere else when I can pick them up with the shopping.

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