MSE News: Primark voted ‘most loathed’ retailer as Aldi tops the list for ‘most loved

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Budget supermarket Aldi has been crowned Britain’s most loved retailer by users of MoneySavingExpert.com...
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  • kerri_gt
    kerri_gt Posts: 11,202 Forumite
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    Not quite sure what this poll is really telling us - 'love or loathe' what apart from the retailer name? Aldi because of prices / quality / customer service / the name / the logo etc?

    I love Amazon because its easy to order online supplies, but I don't like the min order amount which has since stopped me ordering items and going elsewhere.

    I love Primark for vest tops, loathe them for knickers, love them for a quick fashion fix and loathe the heaving crowds on a Saturday.

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  • A._Badger
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    kerri_gt wrote: »
    Quantitative data has limited use without Qualitative insight.

    Very, very true!
  • Marktheshark
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    Aldi issue thousands of £100 parking charge notices every month.
    Lets see how popular they are in 12 months when all these bargain hunters have been fleeced for a few.
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  • A._Badger
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    Aldi issue thousands of £100 parking charge notices every month.
    Lets see how popular they are in 12 months when all these bargain hunters have been fleeced for a few.

    Are you suggesting Tesco and the rest don't do this?
  • VfM4meplse
    VfM4meplse Posts: 34,269 Forumite
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    A._Badger wrote: »
    Are you suggesting Tesco and the rest don't do this?
    They hide behind the likes of Parking Eye. Tesco is after all the consumer's champion, "Every Little Helps"....allegedly.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • Crabman
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    Does Aldi receive revenue from the parking tickets their agents, Parking Eye, issue in car parks?

    That might explain why Aldi "customer services" claim to have no control over Parking Eye, despite Aldi having the unilateral ability to cancel a parking ticket and Aldi having chosen to enter into a contract with Parking Eye.

    My experience is that even if you do enter a registration number on their in-store terminals, Parking Eye may "lose" it (just a technical error, you understand) and consequently issue a parking charge by paying DLVA to release a vehicle's registered keeper details (DVLA earns £160k a week from selling our details).

    The Aldi store manager will "cancel" the parking ticket if you can provide the receipt, but if you no longer have the receipt (it can take up to a month for Parking Eye to get in touch and not everyone retains all receipts) then Aldi will refuse to back down and they will then, through their agents, harass and threaten their customers with all sorts of false consequences.

    If anyone's reading and has a parking ticket from these immoral parasites, first stop shopping at Aldi and then head over to MSE's parking ticket board for advice:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163

    Here's another interesting article about DVLA's profitable (sorry, not profitable) activities:

    http://casehub.com/blog/how-get-away-lying-parliament-and-public-dvla-edition
  • A._Badger
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    I think people are confusing the immoral parking scam operated by numerous companies in the UK with one individual supermarket.

    As far as I can see, Aldi is no worse (and sadly no better) than countless other opportunists.
  • pmduk
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    I can understand Ikea appearing on both lists. I love their products, but my DNA is hard-wired for stress-overload the second I enter one of their stores.
  • TrustyOven
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    I don't understand why people loathe Tesco....

    Hence the poll is useless because there's no qualitative information.
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  • VfM4meplse
    VfM4meplse Posts: 34,269 Forumite
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    pmduk wrote: »
    I can understand Ikea appearing on both lists. I love their products, but my DNA is hard-wired for stress-overload the second I enter one of their stores.
    I'm not a fan of either, but for many of us it was an easy and affordable option when first setting up home. The stress factor for me is people letting their kids run around like its wonderland.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
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