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- Dec 30th, 2008, 04:41 AM #1----
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- Dec 30, 2005
So, speaking of being lazy, how many of you do your grocery shopping, online? How easy or hard do you find it as oppose to actually going to the store? Do you feel safe that someone is picking the food for you?
What are the pros and cons of this? Seeing our society becoming lazy every day, what health effects do you see in this? People ordering their grocery online to be delivered to their door, how pathetic can our lives get?! No wonder we get all these cases of obesity, ideas such as these are not advancing a society, they're only regressing..
ps; here is our local grocery store's online site http://magasin.iga.net/Default.aspx
- Dec 30th, 2008, 04:44 AM #2
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- Oct 15, 2007
I've heard about a few places like peapod.com, but i never shopped for food online. I think it's better to shop personally.
Pros of shopping online is: You will get it done on time. It will allow you to get other errends done, if you're having a hectic day/week. The food is delivered to your doorsteps. You would only buy whatever you think is necessary, and everything is found in one place instead of having to go from shop to shop.
Cons of shopping online (IMHO): Laziness. Costs more. What you see online is different than the actual product, and it may not be fresh. Lack of exercise, however little it maybe walking around the market it still counts."In my heart are my Garden and Paradise, wherever I travel, they go with me, and they never leave me." Ibn Taimiyyah
- Dec 30th, 2008, 04:47 AM #3----
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- Apr 5, 2007
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Good question about feeling safe if someone picks food for me, actually I don't :S. I even get paranoid when I go out and eat. Letting someone totally stanger do grocery for me is totally out of question.Im too proud & mean.
- Dec 30th, 2008, 08:29 AM #4----
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- Jan 8, 2008
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Major shopping of desies is from ethnic stores and they are not online. Even if they are online you cannot trust them for at least meats. You have to physically go there and get the portion of meat you like and then get it cut according to your wishes.
Like they will not have bihari kabab strips , chicken 65 style pieces of chicken, Pasanday, chicken pieces for sheesh kabab. I have to practically go behind the counter and demonstrate them what I want.
Mota keema they do not event know what it is.Some day this world will be a better place. Keep working to make it better one minute at a time.
- Dec 30th, 2008, 08:41 AM #5
Its not necessarily due to laziness...there were many times when the boys were very small that I wished for such a service. When I was sick or one or more boys were sick. What about those who dont have a car? People who are house-bound due to infirmity? The elderly? Its very nice to get bulky things delivered and then walk to the store and more easily carry the remainder of their supplies home. When I lived in mahnattan, most grocery stores had a delivery service - you go to the store, choose your groceries, pay and pack them then pay a small fee and they have a delivery person take them to your apartment.
As far as choosing groceries, there are many things that dont matter who chooses them - diapers. Household supplies. Boxed goods, canned goods, milk, juice. Packaged bread.
The only thing I'd be hesitant about is meat and veggies.
- Dec 30th, 2008, 08:46 AM #6
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- Jan 9, 2001
I think its a brilliant idea.
I wanted to try it soon.
How are the prices - much higher or slightly higher?I have OCD: Obsessive Cullens DisorderBite Me! -- PleaseI like running with scissors...makes me feel dangerous
- Dec 30th, 2008, 08:50 AM #7
I've not tried it yet - thank goodness havent had the need lol! But prices are really the same and most chain stores (like stop-n-shop) actually charge store prices for your groceries and then charge 10 or 15 dollars for delivery.If something is on sale, I dont think you get the sale price.
And I keep getting these flyers in the mail - first time customers get a $25 discount on their first order. So I'm waiting to use that, if I happen to find myself in a crunch for some reason it will come in very handy.
- Dec 30th, 2008, 10:10 AM #8
nvr tried it and wont ever try it. i like to pick out my own stuff.
I think it's great for old people that have trouble getting around or people with health problems. there is no other reason i can think of for someone to buy grocery online other then being lazy.
- Dec 30th, 2008, 12:13 PM #9
hmmmmm....IDK Angel, I can think of some other situations where it would be a real godsend...we have no family nearby and I had my 3 boys very close together. One time I had a kidney infection it was the most horrible thing, I was so very sick and hurting. How I wish I could have had milk and cereal just sent over. Or when they were all 3 infants, it was a challenge to go shopping, a challenge that I handled well unless someone was sick. Or if my car was in the shop. It can truly be a godsend in cases like this. Lazy? perhaps...but I'd not classify it as that. And really, people who dont really do serious cooking - those who open cans for meals...single guys etc...heck, why NOT yeah? Cans, boxes and packaged foods dont really matter, its the fresh foods that you need to check and choose for yourself yeah?
- Dec 30th, 2008, 12:26 PM #10----
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- Jan 1, 2007
I've never done online shopping, but I will admit that on numerous occasions I've placed phone orders with the grocery store I normally do my shopping at. Reason being the weather here can get quite disgusting in the wintertime, and I just do not have the time and patience to get all bundled up in the icy cold weather and then walk carefully to avoid slipping on ice, then getting my car out of the snow, then looking for parking when I get to the store and then when I get back and then have to carry 20 shopping bags up to my house. Much easier to just place a call, tell the number or lbs of items I want. The store I place my order at has a $35 minimum shopping for delivery, $2 charge for placing the order, $2 charge for delivery, and if its over $60, then its free.
I shop there on a weekly basis, all the girls know me and I trust them very much with picking out my stuff. I've never had a problem save for one incident where I got smashed grapes and broken eggs- 1 phone call to the store, and they were back at my house with replacements.
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- Dec 30th, 2008, 12:37 PM #11----
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- Jul 6, 2004
I hear ya! Waiting forever for bus/train then get to the grocery store knowing that u can't get all the things u need at once cz u only have two hands, then getting in line behind someone who has a full cart in an express lane and then same person right after buying RETURNING the stuff cz they dint check the price and the cashier has to wait for the manager, and then switching over to the next lane, only to find that person is taking forever to do nothing orone person is standing in line waiting for their friend to come with their full cart, finally u pay for ur groceries and get out, only to JUST missing the train/bus and then waiting fro what seems like hours to c 4 buses come at once, and then trudging home, making sure the delicate eggs don't break. and then having to do this almost every single night on the way home from work/school and devoting almost entire weekends to making mroe than one trip per day just b/c u just can't get everything u need in one go.The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.
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