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Old June 19th 08, 12:24 AM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Willem-Jan Markerink
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Default Aldi Australia

Probably made in China, but still....)

http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm

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Old June 19th 08, 07:21 AM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Johannes
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Default Aldi Australia


"Willem-Jan Markerink" > schreef in bericht
.. .
> Probably made in China, but still....)
>
> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm
>
> --
> Bye,
>
> Willem-Jan Markerink
>
> The desire to understand
> is sometimes far less intelligent than
> the inability to understand


Voor een speelgoedauto?

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Old June 19th 08, 09:25 AM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Johan
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Default Aldi Australia

Willem-Jan Markerink beweerde :
> Probably made in China, but still....)
>
> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm


Leuke lier voor m'n mast. ;-)

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Old June 19th 08, 01:57 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Steve Firth
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Default Aldi Australia

Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:

> Probably made in China, but still....)
>
> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm


A winch for 500 thalers? Can one even get thalers nowadays?

Aldi, das ist wo die arme Leute Einkaufen, nicht wahr?
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Old June 19th 08, 04:51 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Willem-Jan Markerink
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Default Aldi Australia

(Steve Firth) wrote in news:1iisbvs.o4ix5e19hww3kN%%
:

> Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:
>
>> Probably made in China, but still....)
>>
>> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm

>
> A winch for 500 thalers? Can one even get thalers nowadays?
>
> Aldi, das ist wo die arme Leute Einkaufen, nicht wahr?
>


Sortof, normally one can hardly buy anything above 100 euro's there, hence
the surprise....)
But like the similar German chain Lidl they often have surprisingly nice
items, like exotic food actions (which are not always a success, in
conservative regions, so you can buy them at a huge discount in the
end....)

Or a compact automotive toolbox for 50 euro's, that not only includes a basic
set of sockets and wrenches, but also electrical tester & crimptools, plus a
decent ratchet screw driver and dual/in-out battery-post cleaner....haven't
seen the latter two items included in such kits anywhere before, not even for
more money.



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Old June 19th 08, 11:27 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Steve Firth
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Default Aldi Australia

Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:

> But like the similar German chain Lidl they often have surprisingly nice
> items, like exotic food actions (which are not always a success, in
> conservative regions, so you can buy them at a huge discount in the
> end....)


Yes, be careful though. Both stores have a suspicious history when it
comes to "bargain" delicatessen products.

http://www.oliveoilsource.com/script...o=item&p_id=51

I', concerned about this particular example because I'm a farmer in
Italy producing a few tonnes of olive oil per year. Both supermarkets
sell "Italian" olive oil cheaper than the cost of production.

OTOH a few months ago I bought a number of air tools[1] from Aldi,
because even if they are disposable chinese rubbish, they were cheap
enough to use until broken then throw away/recycle.

Spotblast gun
Hammer chisel
Drill
Sander
Nut driver
Wash gun
Stapler
Nailer
Helicoil framing nailer

The girl on the checkpout looked bemused because all I had in the
trolley was the "special offers".
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Old June 20th 08, 06:28 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Willem-Jan Markerink
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Default Aldi Australia

(Steve Firth) wrote in news:1iisl1w.12lijd81jyqabwN%%
:

> Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:
>
>> But like the similar German chain Lidl they often have surprisingly nice
>> items, like exotic food actions (which are not always a success, in
>> conservative regions, so you can buy them at a huge discount in the
>> end....)

>
> Yes, be careful though. Both stores have a suspicious history when it
> comes to "bargain" delicatessen products.
>
> http://www.oliveoilsource.com/script...o=item&p_id=51
>
> I', concerned about this particular example because I'm a farmer in
> Italy producing a few tonnes of olive oil per year. Both supermarkets
> sell "Italian" olive oil cheaper than the cost of production.


Shame they didn't do that with a cheaper variety of oil....olive oil is a
bit too decadent to use for diesel propulsion....)

> OTOH a few months ago I bought a number of air tools[1] from Aldi,
> because even if they are disposable chinese rubbish, they were cheap
> enough to use until broken then throw away/recycle.
>
> Spotblast gun
> Hammer chisel
> Drill
> Sander
> Nut driver
> Wash gun
> Stapler
> Nailer
> Helicoil framing nailer
>
> The girl on the checkpout looked bemused because all I had in the
> trolley was the "special offers".


Their calculations sure don't include customers who don't get sidetracked
one little bit....)



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Willem-Jan Markerink

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the inability to understand

>
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Old June 21st 08, 04:27 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
James T. Kirk©
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Default Aldi Australia

Steve Firth schreef:
> Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:
>
>> Probably made in China, but still....)
>>
>> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm

>
> A winch for 500 thalers? Can one even get thalers nowadays?
>
> Aldi, das ist wo die arme Leute Einkaufen, nicht wahr?


Nein, das ist wo die Reiche nicht viel ärmer werden ;-)
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Old June 21st 08, 04:32 PM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
James T. Kirk©
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Default Aldi Australia

Steve Firth schreef:

> OTOH a few months ago I bought a number of air tools[1] from Aldi,
> because even if they are disposable chinese rubbish, they were cheap
> enough to use until broken then throw away/recycle.
>
> Spotblast gun
> Hammer chisel
> Drill
> Sander
> Nut driver
> Wash gun
> Stapler
> Nailer
> Helicoil framing nailer
>
> The girl on the checkpout looked bemused because all I had in the
> trolley was the "special offers".


Hmm, I don't know if the "SIMPLY"Mafia is involved ;-), but around lake
Garda I could not find ANY Aldi, though there was a store named
Pennymarket, which looked like a spitting image of Aldi's...
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Old June 22nd 08, 11:38 AM posted to nl.auto,rec.autos.4x4,uk.rec.cars.4x4
Johannes
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Default Aldi Australia


"Steve Firth" > schreef in bericht
.. .
> Willem-Jan Markerink > wrote:
>
>> Probably made in China, but still....)
>>
>> http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_5092.htm

>
> A winch for 500 thalers? Can one even get thalers nowadays?
>
> Aldi, das ist wo die arme Leute Einkaufen, nicht wahr?


Het geldt tegenwoordig als "hip" als je, terwijl je je ook een duurdere
supermarkt kunt veroorloven, juist bij de (helaas vaak rommelige) Aldi je
boodschappen haalt. Je basisboodschappen dan (maar dat is minstens 95% van
wat je nodig hebt), want het assortiment is beperkt (geen 100 merken
hondenvoer op vijf meter lange schappen bijvoorbeeld). De kwaliteit is
gemiddeld.
Een groot pluspunt van de Aldi (en ook van de iets ruimer gesorteerde Lidl)
is dat je daar niet ongevraagd wordt gebombardeerd met van die vreselijke
muzak uit de luidsprekers om je aanwezigheid te "veraangenamen", maar
waaraan je je niet kunt onttrekken (sommige restaurants doen dat helaas
ook). Winkels waar men dat doet, ervaar ik zeker niet als een verademing en
verlaat ik meestal zo snel als het kan.
Ik heb gehoord dat sommige vestigingen van Albert Heijn tegenwoordig ook
"experimenteren" met muzakloos winkelen.


 




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