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How can all the Tesco slots go in 1 minute?

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CanICelebrate Mon 20-Apr-20 00:07:00

I’ve waited up until midnight again to try to get a slot for delivery. I get put in a queue at 11.50pm and then I get to try and book a slot. Last night it was 12.06 and they had all gone. Tonight was 12.01 and they had all gone. I don’t understand how an entire day’s worth of slots can go so quickly sad

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CheddarCheesy Mon 20-Apr-20 00:11:34

You need to get into the queue earlier if possible. I've booked 5+ slots so far in lockdown (some for me, some for family on their accounts) and have got a slot every time. I go on there before 11.30pm and then refresh the page literally every minute to get into the queue as quickly as possible. Seems to work.

It might just be down to area though I suppose, with some having more slots and/or less demand than other places in the country.

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 20-Apr-20 00:13:05

Same here. Fifth night in a row I've been in the queue at 10 to 12 when it opened. Last night I got through at 12.03 - all slots gone.

Tonight 12.01 - all slots gone.

CanICelebrate Mon 20-Apr-20 00:13:41

Thanks for replying - I actually want to cry. I was on the app from 11.30 but wasn’t refreshing it - maybe I should try the website instead tomorrow. It’s for my mum who lives alone miles away from me and is chronically unwell with kidney disease sad

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PotteryLottery Mon 20-Apr-20 00:14:13

I think they go to Priority vulnerable first, so I can't get a slot either.

It's fair though.

SephrinaX Mon 20-Apr-20 00:14:27

Sometime also worth while looking at about 2am if you're up. Sometimes people reserve them but don't check out for whatever reason, and then the slot pops up again.

JustHereWithPopcorn Mon 20-Apr-20 00:15:42

Same here sad

INeedNewShoes Mon 20-Apr-20 00:17:37

I read on another thread on here that people were finding slots on the website that weren't showing on the app.

namechangenumber2 Mon 20-Apr-20 00:17:44

I managed to get one a few days ago by checking again at about 2am! Someone posted on here about it, people reserving slots then not checking out

CheddarCheesy Mon 20-Apr-20 00:20:03

Yes definitely use the website not the app - I've had both open on different devices and the website definitely gets you in first.

I hope you manage to get one soon.

lilliebeau Mon 20-Apr-20 00:21:31

That happened to me tonight, I assume more priority customers booked slots tonight compared with other nights.

ifIwerenotanandroid Mon 20-Apr-20 00:31:01

OP, try the boxes Morrisons & M&S were doing. And look for farm shops etc. near her who are delivering. Pubs are also organising deliveries of basics to people at home - I've seen several adverts round here for that. Her local independent shops may have started delivering. Look for a facebook group for her town - some have info about this.

Just googled & found this:

Tiredtiredtired100 Mon 20-Apr-20 00:38:37

They don’t all go online at midnight. I called Sainsburys and was told that. Sure enough Sainsbury’s and Tescos slots appear throughout the day. I think they’re trying to stop people all crashing the site at midnight.

Beldon Mon 20-Apr-20 00:43:33

I’ve only managed to get slots at tesco after 2am. Second week of being able to book them - this was after going on every night for weeks between 11.30pm and 12.30 and getting nothing

FoolishWife Mon 20-Apr-20 00:46:15

I got on at 12.01. All slots gone here as well!

Redglitter Mon 20-Apr-20 02:36:14

Its definitely down to area. I usually ge on around 2350 get kicked into the queue just after that and get on the site just after midnight. All slot times showing available. I've never had any problems getting a slot thankfully. Not sure if theres more slots in my local store or not the same demand. They're usually all gone by about 0030

JustVisiting9 Mon 20-Apr-20 05:19:37

If it helps, Sainsburys near me seem to have plenty of Click and Collect slots now, but they are only releasing them a couple of days before. Last night there were no slots. This morning, my two nearest stores have availability for most of Wednesday, and one also has slots on Tuesday morning.

Didkdt Mon 20-Apr-20 06:19:20

Try during the day last week loads went up on Tuesday mid morning
Sometimes around 4-5 is the time to check

Callimanco Mon 20-Apr-20 06:23:40

I got a Morrison's slot at 8:30 on Friday morning for Saturday (next day) delivery. Hadn't seen a single slot for weeks and suddenly there were loads. Luck of the draw. Try Iceland, Aldi etc rather than just Tesco.

FuckThisWind Mon 20-Apr-20 06:31:34

I was struggling for weeks and getting really down about it - Mum is extremely vulnerable and I'm not far off. After waiting up for nights and nights trying all thr different supermarkets, I've managed to book my last 2 consecutive weeks deliveries with Tesco. Slots started to appear around 3pm and 7pm for me. I've never used them before.

Sainsbury's and Waitrose who I used to us all the time have been impossible.
Good luck! It seems to vary by area, but hopefully it will start to get better soon.

WoollyFoolly Mon 20-Apr-20 06:42:30

Check at different times throughout the day. I managed to book an ASDA slot for my PIL at 6:30 in the morning and I've seen tesco slots (both delivery and c&c) come up in the morning (8am ish) and the afternoon (4/5pm). Previously I'd tried night after night to get a slot at midnight and failed.

JustHereWithPopcorn Mon 20-Apr-20 07:39:47

I checked back on Tesco at 2.05am as someone mentioned on here and all delivery slots showing!

Branster Mon 20-Apr-20 07:49:22

Arghh it’s so annoying. It seems to be quite random when they release slots.
For some reason the websites don’t keep me logged in on my phone so I thought the apps were better. I’ve tried so many times, all the shoos I can think of and only got 1 slot click&collect with Tesco since the lockdown started.
Thank you for all your tips I’ll revert back to using the websites now. More refresh, refresh, refresh ... There are about 5 of us living in the same neighbourhood trying to book together Any click&collect we can find and share whatever we can get four our families and parents - Tesco has a limit on how many items you can order and none of us managed to get Sainsburys so far. So that’s 5 households trying for four weeks between us. Ridiculous. And we are looking at all the other ones as well.

Gluestick80 Mon 20-Apr-20 07:58:58

It seems like it’s different for everyone but I’ve found the app better than the website. I never refresh it either once you get in the queue as I think you just keep getting put to the back again if you refresh.

User7764217 Mon 20-Apr-20 08:00:04

I’ve been looking out for slots in London, Gloucestershire and Somerset for family. Yesterday around 5pm there were loads for Tuesday that just appeared for all 3 regions. Maybe it’ll happen again today! Otherwise I’ve been getting up at 2am 😴

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