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Free shopping in Asda

kochanie 3 | 58  
7 Jan 2008 /  #1
if you're Polish, Czech or Slovak... :S what's all that about?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Jan 2008 /  #2
Free shopping? I'd doubt it somehow. I can imagine discounts being offered but free shopping just doesn't make sense
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
7 Jan 2008 /  #3
if you're Polish, Czech or Slovak...

racial discrimination

what's all that about?

why dont you tell us
7 Jan 2008 /  #4
im intrigued where did you hear this kochanie
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Jan 2008 /  #5
The Kochanie Daily Post, never heard of it?
OP kochanie 3 | 58  
8 Jan 2008 /  #6
on the grapevine. i don't know if it's true i was hoping one of you guys had heard it too. imagine all the money that a greedy, money-grabbing corporation like wal-mart would lose giving away shopping for free too, even if it is to minorities :S
8 Jan 2008 /  #7
i know that when Tesco open stores in Poland they give customers free gifts etc but never heard about free shopping wonder if you have to prove if polish or whatever to qualify .. or it go on looks alone :D
finT 12 | 167  
8 Jan 2008 /  #8
I was surprised on my last trip to the UK that Lidl not only has a discounted shelf but also has a FREE shelf! Really, I have seen it with my own eyes.

Tesco in the UK also sells off all bread at the end of the day starting at 2p and enormous discounts on near 'sell by date' stuff, you have to fight off the Poles and Russians to get anywhere near it though :))

I actually think it's cheaper to shop in the UK than in Poland if you buy that stuff and all the bizarre 'buy one get one free' offers and half price booze offers.

Great tip though! Buy wine in Lidl in Poland. They really have some cracking bottles! Wine still has a snob value here, hence all the trendy wine stores. No Polish 'suit' would even contemplate entering a Lidl store and the trolls are after the 'rocket fuel' so tons of really yummy wines for very little cash alwys available. I mean how the hell can you sell a reasonably good Australian chardonnay for 5pln and still make a profit. Thirty pln will get you some really great reds that would cost you 80-100pln elsewhere.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #9
It is possible that Tesco are doing this on a small scale as they received a bad rap from certain aspects of the press in the UK. There has actually been a fairly hefty book written on their malpractises there. Personally, I like Tesco and their own brands. My student wrote that they also did sth wrong here in Poland too, he didn't elaborate though. Asda have really improved in recent years. Their own products are pretty classy. All the chains engage in various pricing strategies, relative to their respective positions in the market but free shopping represents bad commercial acumen. They are too shrewd for this.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
8 Jan 2008 /  #10
Buy wine in Lidl in Poland

buy wine in lidl pretty much anywhere, no?
finT 12 | 167  
8 Jan 2008 /  #11
YES! Hooray for Lidl!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #12
finT, gee bro, where do you shop, Piast for the bourgeoisie? 90pln for a good drop of red!!?? 50zl will get u sth more than decent. I buy wines for 25zl IN PIAST which translates to a fiver but is more like 9 quid. 9 quid in the UK and I had a bottle of top Chilean wine like Errazuriz or Carmen.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
8 Jan 2008 /  #13
I was surprised on my last trip to the UK that Lidl not only has a discounted shelf but also has a FREE shelf! Really, I have seen it with my own eyes.

Hey,dont knock lidls free shelf :) Me and some mates eat like princess one time after spending about 50p on a loaf of bread and picking up all the free sausage and cheese :)
finT 12 | 167  
9 Jan 2008 /  #14
gee bro, where do you shop,

Actually I don't spend that kind of money on wine but all I meant was that Lidl sells discounted wines which are of a calibre/name that would cost you 14-18 quid a pop in the UK hence I mentioned 80-100pln (this doesn't neccessarily mean it is "a good drop of red!!??" though!) You should have a look in some of the trendy wine places in Warsaw and see the prices! Try the one on Mokotowska with the little sampling area, can't remember what it's called. Or the one next door to Melodia and you will see that 80-100pln won't get you much!

One of my personal faves from Chile 'Castillero del Diablo' is definately dearer here than in UK, think I paid 40pln for a bottle (in a supermarket) here while the same bottle cost 4.99 in UK.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Jan 2008 /  #15
M&S wines for me :) they do a Spanish (or it could be Italian) red - its only £3.99 for a ltr and its very nice - but since its January I wont be purchasing any for a few weeks, detox after the xmas period!
9 Jan 2008 /  #16 Best place in the country to get wine!
djf 18 | 166  
9 Jan 2008 /  #17
M&S is good at the moment. they have a new wine buyer in and his choice of reds is damn good. Chateau-neuf du pape is very good for £10.

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