Buying perishable foods over the internet?

@tess1960 (2386)
United States
May 25, 2007 12:39am CST
I jut saw an advertisement to buy Breyers Light Ice Cream from Amazon Marketplace. Would you feel it is safe to buy frozen/perishable food over the internet? I would be afraid it would arrive thawed or damaged plus when I want ice cream I want it now, not later. What do your think?
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• United States
25 May 07
I am almost paranoid about checking sell by/use by dates on all my purchases so I would not buy anything that I could not personally check out.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
25 May 07
I didn't even think about that. I do check those dates on my dairy and meat purchases so again another reason not to buy ice cream online.
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@aweins (4203)
• India
25 May 07
well, the point is that if you want that taste which is not availbale near by you and is available only on the internet, and very far from you, you have to emphasise to those people, that it should be frozen, and that it is delivered to you in its best shape. ofcourse they would charge you for it but then i guess, you would spend more going to them. Like i usually pizzas from pizza hut along with desserts like brownies with ice cream. they alwayz deliver it in good shape. its very nice, frozen. they have good systems to keep it cool. when you pay for something, they charge you for giving you the best of service and quality, so i think it can be delivered to you but not now when you are feeling the need to eat it. it will ofcourse take its own time to come to your place, because i think, if you go there to eat an ice cream it will be pretty very much expensive. :)
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
25 May 07
I think even if I lived far away from a place that carried Breyers ice cream I still would not buy it off the internet. I just don't think the expense would be worth it.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
25 May 07
I can't imagine haveing frozen foods shipped and having it arrive in any kind of cold shape. It is probably a voucher sent and the product is picked up at a store near you. The store sends the voucher back to the company it came from to be rembursed for the cost of the producy.
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I never thought of that!!