Do you get your groceries delivered?

Ireland
January 18, 2007 12:14pm CST
I'm just wondering how many people here get their groceries delivered. I used to get them delivered on occasion. These days I like to select the products myself so I don't use the home delivery service. If you get your groceries delivered, why do you get them delivered? Are the products that are delivered always good quality? Do they substitute things that you don't like?
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I used to get them delivered for convenience. The shipping got too high, so I quit. Then I moved, and now I live really close to a grocery store, so I use it.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
hehe. that the reason i don't like ordering my groceries and delivered it to me. i want to pick for my self if it is fresh or not. hehe
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@Ananasii (33)
19 Jan 07
We get ours delivered because for us it works out cheaper - we dont browse the shelves and just throw whatever looks nice in the trolly. We managed to cut our weekly shopping bill in half by cutting out what we didn't really need. For referance, we do ours online, and are given the choice to accept substitutes or not. 99% of the time the good are very high quality (that said we acctulally dont order fresh product that often, we normall pick that up locally). And our delivery charge is abot £5 (works out at about $2.50, give or take)
• Ireland
19 Jan 07
Thank you for that reply. That's a great delivery charge, and you're right. It does work out cheaper when you consider you're not dumping lots of unnecessary stuff into the trolley.
• Canada
19 Jan 07
What kind of a grocery cyber store would that be if it does not allow users to pick the things they want?! Wherever you're shopping biddy, they probably treat you like a homeless coming to a cyber soup kitchen!
• Canada
19 Jan 07
And oh yea, I don't mind SHOPPING for groceries online as long as my order is "fresh" and nothing is rotten, especially when I'm right now living in Toronto, Canada where the weather right now is just friggin' COLD!
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@wesderby (178)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Sometimes, if Safeway has a coupon for free delivery, we'll have the groceries delivered if it's a week where my wife and I just don't feel like going to the store. We've used both Albertson's and Safeway (the only two in our area who have online shopping and deliver), but in general, I find the delivery fee isn't worth it. Also, they're not equipped to handle coupons being used online, and we use coupons whenever possible. When we HAVE ordered from Albertson's, we've had good luck. With Safeway, however, we've had a couple experiences where we got rotten produce, a couple expired items, and often they don't have the items we ordered in stock...We've found we're better off just going in to the store and picking out our own groceries. Besides, where we live, we have quite a few stores nearby, so it's easy for us to comparison shop and hit the stores with the best deals on each product.
• Ireland
19 Jan 07
I wish the stores around here would take the initiative and issue coupons for free delivery. That's a good idea. Although it would be nice if the produce was good.
• United States
18 Jan 07
I personally like to go out and get my own groceries but my mother has had hers delivered a lot since she has gotten older. It is easier for her this way. She does not have feel like she is an inconvienance to anyone by asking for a ride. They have substituted a few of her items on occasion but she has a real good store and they let her know first and if it is not ok with her then they just don't give her the item. This is a good idea if you ask me, especially for people who can not get out on their own.
• Ireland
19 Jan 07
It's a very handy idea for old people or those who aren't able to get out to the shops for whatever reasons.
@bsabers (668)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I've never had my groceries delivered, but I do know that some of the local stores offer it, especially for senior citizens that may have trouble getting out in this winter weather.
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
Yes, it would be handy for the senior citizens, although would they all be able to use the internet?
18 Jan 07
i have never had my groceries delivered as i am a fussy person and would never know what to choose and would always forget the main things needed lol, i would just order a load of rubbish really
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• Ireland
18 Jan 07
Yes, I think I would leave a lot of important things off the list and I'd have to go out shopping then anyway.
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
I hate going into supermarkets and getting bashed by people with trollies. I get as much groceries as possible delivered and I go to the local butchers for my meat. If the supermarket does not have a particular which I have ordered they usually phone me and ask if I will accept a subsitute for it and they will usually throw in a few extra items free of charge.
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
That's a great service that your supermarket offers. If I thought my supermarket would do that then I'd try to order as many things as possible that would be out of stock.
18 Jan 07
We have had our shopping delivered a few times but tend to go to the shops most of the time as also like to be able to select things myself. For me it's easier to go and do the shopping when I know I have time than to arrange a time that will be convenient to have it delivered. Have had some substitutes that have seemed a bit odd, we had battered fish once, I think it was in place of carrots or something...why? Couldn't understand that one, and strawberry cheesecake instead of fresh strawberries. Have also had some fresh stuff thats not the greatest quality, and I'm usually really selective about what I'll get and dig through the whole lot to find the best ones...probably most to the annoyance of staff who have to re-do they're displays!
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• Ireland
18 Jan 07
Battered fish instead of carrots? LOL! Maybe they were trying to "skate" around the issue. Or were they trying to "cod" you? They were "sole"ly responsible anyway. Oh jellybean, I'm on a "roll" now. LMAO!
@design (849)
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
I don't as its probably one of the only times I get out of the house other than bringing the kids to school. lol. Even when I go back to work full time I probably won't as there is a 24 hr shop up the road.
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• Ireland
18 Jan 07
24 hour shopping is so great, isn't it? Especially when you want to avoid the crowds and play on the trolley. :)
@volschenkh (1043)
• South Africa
18 Jan 07
We have a grocery delivery service in South Africa, but its too expensive. So I go grocery shopping once a week. I prefer to go after hours, when its quieter and not too many people around. It would really be nice to have a service like that, cause I just hate to go into the shops at the end of the month, when everyone received their salary, and you can hardly breath, so many people are in the isles and the ques just kills me!
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
So, everyone is paid monthly over there? Here, the busiest days would be Friday and Saturday but we have so many supermarkets that none of them get too busy. I've lived in some places where the queues were so long I could have read Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" several times while I was waiting.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
18 Jan 07
i do not get my groceries delivered, and i don't any place around me does that. and even if they did i do not think i would have them delivered. now i heard about places that you can place your order on line by picking out the things that you want and then going to the stor to pick them up at a time specified by you. now that i may do because i hate having to walk around the grocery store looking for what i want.
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• Ireland
18 Jan 07
Our local store charges 6 euros to deliver the shopping which I think is great because you avoid the queues and trying to park and in this weather it's so cold. I know of a few stores that operate that idea you are referring to of arranging to pick up the groceries.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 07
ve never had mine delivered I always go out myself to get them but I have to admit sometimes I do wish I did as it would be easier but I can't be asked to do the Shopping List online lol
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• Ireland
18 Jan 07
I know that once you have the first "online" shop out of the way it gets much handier because that list is stored in the system. You just have to hit a button and it repeats the order. But then, who wants the same stuff every week?
@crazy_me (588)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Nope. We go to the supermarket to buy our groceries. Though it is more convenient to have your groceries delivered, we prefer going to the supermarket because that is like a family activity that we enjoy. And since the supermarket we go to is inside a mall, we usually eat out also after buying our groceries.
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
Yes, I enjoy the shopping too. Our supermarket has refridgerated lockers that you can lock your trolley into if you'd like to go for coffee in the middle of shopping. :)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I actually like grocey shopping so I don't have them delivered. It would have been a great idea I should have considered though when I was working full time because I was so busy I ended up eating junk.
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@justiman (428)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Yeah...thats not too common where we live. The only people that I know of to get theirs delivered are the elderly. I've heard of that kind of thing in New York and places like that but in the rural areas in Texas where I'm from thats just not an option. Well, now that I say that, we do have a company named Schwans that go from house to house and actually have a customer list and visit them on a weekly basis. They carry only frozen goods and are fairly pricey. I guess that constitutes "home delivery". It is pretty good food too. I believe they started out as an ice cream company and expanded, but I'm not positive.
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@soumodeep (944)
• India
19 Jan 07
No we don't get our groceries delivered. We just go to the grocery stores and buy them. I think we have only got our groceries delivered in few occasions. When there is a party in our house and lots of people are invited then only we get our groceries delivered so that some amount of time is saved.
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@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
19 Jan 07
We don't have delivery of groceries to our door, however we do participate in Angel Food Ministries and order some of our food through them and pick it up once a month! We select the addition packages of food to go with the basic package offered in any given month. It saves us money!!
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
me and my mom always go for shopping and we really love the companion being together buying all the stuffs we need in the house.
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@mamashane (1140)
• United States
19 Jan 07
If I had it delivered then I'd never get that chance to get out of my house and away from my family. Shopping for groceries every week is what keeps me sane cuz it's the only time I get alone. I know, that's sad.
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