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Tesco queue at midnight?

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depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:23:27

Been logged in since 23:45. Got a slot fine last time but I've been stuck on the queue page for 45 mins. How long does it take on average to get through?

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NotSusanna Sat 11-Apr-20 00:24:27

I queued 3 days ago and it was 25 minutes

depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:24:58

Also, are you allowed to take public transport to get to a supermarket?

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depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:25:24

@NotSusanna Did you manage to get a slot once you got on?

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Legoandloldolls Sat 11-Apr-20 00:25:56

I ha e been on since 11.50 and still waiting. It wasnt this long yesterday

depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:27:29

Maybe people are staying up late 'cos most had the day off?

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depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:33:04

@Legoandloldolls any luck?

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depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:35:01

Just got on... nothing left. sad

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QM2QEQV Sat 11-Apr-20 00:35:56

I got on at 00:10 and got a slot in my area after days of trying

jay55 Sat 11-Apr-20 00:37:02

I take public transport to the supermarket. I used to get the bus back but sticking to the tube now, which is totally empty for the 2 stops I'm on it for.

depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:37:31

QM2QEQV Well done! I'll be trying again tomorrow, fingers crossed.

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RightOnTheEdge Sat 11-Apr-20 00:37:36

I have done this a few times. A couple of times I've been lucky and got a slot but mostly I queue and wait and when I eventually get on there is nothing left.

depressedindoors Sat 11-Apr-20 00:38:16

@jay55 I don't live in a tube area unfortunately so can only get bus. Only prob is that I have bad OCD and am prone to panic attacks.

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RightOnTheEdge Sat 11-Apr-20 00:40:10

Weirdly the last time I managed to get a slot I didn't get on until 12.20 and there were plenty of slots. I was really surprised.
The next day my friend was complaining that she had queued and got on at 12.07 but there was nothing confused

Frustratedandworried Sat 11-Apr-20 00:43:37

Logged on at 11.12pm.... got in at 12.37 and everything was gone

Yellowshirt Sat 11-Apr-20 00:47:49

I just don't think this whole supermarket thing is working at the moment.
I finished work at 1915 on Thursday and the supermarkets were horrible .
Tesco massive queue but shop virtually empty. Lidl absolutely nothing on the shelves. Aldi closed early because they had to many customers . Back to Tesco to queue.
The lack of common sense at the moment is unbelievable

LilacTree1 Sat 11-Apr-20 00:51:04

Yellow, I know you might not want to say, but I’m wondering where you are.

QM2QEQV Sat 11-Apr-20 00:52:08

I was wondering now the panic buying is over if they shouldn’t return to 24hr? Surely this would help with the queues?

I was thinking the shops may have been busier over the last couple of days as it’s Easter weekend.

NotSusanna Sat 11-Apr-20 00:54:39

@depressedindoors Yes I did get a slot after queueing.

sarahC40 Sat 11-Apr-20 00:59:11

I just got a slot - amazed - started buying stuff and went to check out and it threw me back onto selecting my delivery slot, which had predictably gone. Bugger

Goldensunnydays81 Sat 11-Apr-20 01:31:02

I logged on my phone then on my laptop after my laptop connected first and i got a slot my phone connected 5 mins later with no spots left so i wonder if it works better on the website than the app.

EveryDayIsADuvetDay Sat 11-Apr-20 01:37:17

thought you meant a physical queue at midnight grin

I went to Tesco (a big one, not the local tiny one) today - OKish queue outside, reasonable stock, only a few of things I needed out of stock (first world problems, cinnamon, ginger beer and shaved parmesan).
No trolleys - and I wasn't going to trundle back to the car park to collect one and end up further back in the queue.
The checkout queue snaked halfway around the store.
I did feel that a few less people waving at arrows on the floor, redeployed to checkouts and shifting trolleys from the carpark to the store would be more effective.

Legoandloldolls Sat 11-Apr-20 01:39:57

No luck for me. I eventually got on at 12.35 but nothing left. I will try on the laptop tomorrow night

Yellowshirt Sat 11-Apr-20 01:42:21

@LilacTree1 I'm in Shropshire

Legoandloldolls Sat 11-Apr-20 01:43:14

I'm really not keen to go into the shops but if I have too, I'm aiming to go back to my normal routine of going really late just before they shut.

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