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Old Dec 29th 2017, 6:35 am   #91
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Which is why I dont in a populated area of NZ
Still here Colin - thought it bored you?? This horse is still going 90 replies and over 6500 views later - even though you pronounced it dead some time ago.

On a note back to the OP - shopping today - a meduim sized bunch of bananas and a bag of oranges (the ones in the those netted pre bagged jobs) - $9.90 from the local New World - thats GBP5.22 - f ing ridiculous!!
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Still here Colin - thought it bored you?? This horse is still going 90 replies and over 6500 views later - even though you pronounced it dead some time ago.
why are you stalking my posts you bloody freak, get a life

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Champagne in Waitrose £16-40, midrange labels £25-30.
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why are you stalking my posts you bloody freak, get a life
Take it easy old chap! You are posting on my thread that I started so it really doesn't take much to "stalk your posts". Don't like it when your comments come back to haunt you do you Colin ? Maybe it will make you think twice about posting them.
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Champagne in Waitrose £16-40, midrange labels £25-30.
Cheaper in NZ in general

Moet $44.99
Piper $44.99
Lanson $39.99
Mumm $39.99
Veuve $59.99
etc.

There are some cheaper, non-famous brands from about $25
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Champagne consumption in 6 years in NZ = 0 bottles

Too busy spending all my money on cucumbers.

Any I sup this stuff now by the crate, i wash the car in it and I soak my smalls in it.

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Prefer Prosecco myself .. Champagne is very over rated.
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Forget the champagne, can we address the more important issues please. How much is the beer these days?
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Forget the champagne, can we address the more important issues please. How much is the beer these days?
Usually the specials are $20 for a 12 pack I think, standard lager stuff like Heineken, Asahi, local and Australian lagers etc.
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Thank you, a far better benchmark than cucumbers I feel.
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I've not been too well over Xmas what with a dose of man flu so I've been keeping myself away from our little boy as much as I can. This means I've spent a lot of time up on my computer building my new website and anything else to keep me busy.

Anyway, the missus did a medium shop at Aldi last week and left the receipt on the side so I decided to kill some more time I would do a comparison with Countdown, it's kinda fitting as Wanted Down Under has just started again and their comparisons are usually way off.

I've been in two minds whether to post the results as I know it could cause a melt down.

If enough people want to see the results I'll post them with a copy of the receipt.
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Yep I think you should post it. Of course Pak n Save would be a better comparison with Aldi but I know you can’t look up their prices online.

Our cucumber plants have gone crazy this year (summer got hot v early) and we’ve had 3 cucumbers from the garden this week...more waiting to be picked but can’t really eat them quickly enough at the moment.
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Please don't Barnsleymat, I don't want to feel more depressed than I am already
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I've been in two minds whether to post the results as I know it could cause a melt down.
Well it won't tell anyone anything new, the reasons for the differences are still the same and will be hotly disputed as to their accuracy and rationale.

Unfortunately (or fortunately as you wish), NZ is still a population of only 5M, spread out over an area the size of the UK, and on the end of a very long supply route for anything imported. Economies of scale don't exist.

No surprises Aldi prices will differ from New World...but I for one still know where I would rather be.
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Well it won't tell anyone anything new, the reasons for the differences are still the same and will be hotly disputed as to their accuracy and rationale.

Unfortunately (or fortunately as you wish), NZ is still a population of only 5M, spread out over an area the size of the UK, and on the end of a very long supply route for anything imported. Economies of scale don't exist.

No surprises Aldi prices will differ from New World...but I for one still know where I would rather be.
I agree with everything you said! Also,if we really have to compare it should be Aldi -Pac n save and Waitrose -New World! We live in London at the moment and to get the best mix of deals,quality,price we have to shop around.For us is Lidl,Sainsburys,Waitrose.
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