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Waitrose I'm a convert!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by eggnchips, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. The ease of parking,lots of trollies which move around well,no sillly chat at the checkout......oh and the food is great.
    Shame about the bill [​IMG]
     
  2. The ease of parking,lots of trollies which move around well,no sillly chat at the checkout......oh and the food is great.
    Shame about the bill [​IMG]
     
  3. I love my local Waitrose! They have their own gritter for when it's icy. 'Tis the SMT supermarket of choice however, not who I want to bump into on a Saturday morning.
     
  4. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I've never been to a Waitrose. Would not know what one look like.
     
  5. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    It's like john Lewis but with food. Sadly, never knowingly undersold doesn't apply in there ;)
     
  6. Scandalously few waitroses north of the border - in fact, are there any?
     
  7. I know it's all wrong and hideously middle class......but it's so subdued like an art gallery, big shop in 45 mins,little amuse -bouche and that feel -good factor when you drop your plastic token for your chosen charity.
     
  8. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    yes it does - it is no more expensive like-for-like than any other supermarket.
    What it does not do, however, is basic/economy lines or big savings on lots of multibuy offers.

     
  9. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Exactly why I've never been in one! I know there is one in Edinburgh and I think there's another one in Glasgow. However,nothing further North. We don't even have an Ikea. Quite ridiculous when you consider the cash there is around here!
     
  10. I don't like big chain supermarkets.
    I steadfastly and stubbornly stick to my local market, farm shop, butcher and baker.
    I only use my wee little mini supermarket for stuff like milk and juice, which I pick up on the way home from work and when I know something is on special offer.
    And Lidl and Aldi for loo rolls, etc.
     
  11. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I popped in the other day because it was the only place locally where I could buy polenta. I couldn't find the sugar and was very impressed when I asked for directions. I was lead to the right shelf, asked what type of sugar I wanted and the assistant passed it to me. You don't get service like that in Tesco.
     
  12. Waitrose, to be fair, has recently reduced its prices. Can't/won't afford to shop there every week but, when I do, I am impressed by the range of their produce. Whenever we need something special eg Madagascan Prawn tails Waitrose has them. (Once a year for Boxing Day kegeree. CQ - don't have local specialist shops - lucky you! - but increasingly shop in Aldi and Lidl.
     
  13. Try the home delivery, it's excellent. We had 20% off our last order.
     
  14. how did you manage that highschooler?
     
  15. I love Waitrose and they deliver for free! Well, the minimum spend is £50, which isn't difficult when you consider how much it's likely to cost family of 4 for a weekly shop.
     
  16. Their 'Essential' range (basics) is excellent. The meat is comaprable in price with other supermarkets and better quality and often free range (sausages, bacon etc).
     
  17. Even 'comparable'.
     
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Waitrose are great - I often go on the way home for basics like milk and bread and as it happens I hit the reduced items time spot on. There's not always anything but occasionally I hit the motherlode of high quality hugely reduced foodstuffs to stock the freezer up with or have a fabulous meal for about a quid each. The dog sometimes gets a luxurious bargain too at much less than dogfood prices.
     
  19. Was that Ocado delivery or Waitrose own delivery? I have a weekly Waitrose delivery and have never had any discount [​IMG]
     
  20. I know that I am very shocked when returning to the UK, every time. It is ALL big chains and consumer belts.
    We don't have that here (we have chains, but not the consumer belts). It is all still very local and butchers and bakers thrive here.
     

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