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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*
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    • 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please* 17th Jan 16 at 10:59 AM
    The old thread can be found here.

    Please use this new thread to report any good finds in the Discount stores Aldi & Lidl.
    You can also report any not so good deals as a warning to others.


    The Stollen bites and other xmas food was being given away FREE in my local Lidl this morning, plenty left and they want it shifted by next week.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 11th Jan 18, 12:55 PM
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    So means 58% is rubbish.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Technically cereals.

    Using Aldi's SS Traditional Pork Sausages - £1.89 for 400g (£4.73 per kg). I cannot see from the front of the pack how much meat content is in them. Using 90% as an easy example. So 360g is meat. That is £5.25 per kg of meat.

    Richmond sausages - 908g for £1.99 (£2.19 per kg) - 42% meat, £5.22 kg of meat.

    Though 2.16 times more expensive per kg the SS sausages meat kg is only over 0.5% more.

    Sometimes Richmond sausages are more expensive per meat kg than the premium sausages!!!.

    Similar applies to burgers as well.

    Quality over quantity any day.
    I do enjoy a bit of maths on the forum, but the 908g of Richmond sausages is 16 Sausages (56g), whereas the Aldi (which I've had and are very nice) are only 6 Sausages (66g).

    I can imagine that for a lot of people, 16 Sausages is going to win over 6 Sausages based solely on quantity.

    It would be nice if Richmond sausages had as much venison in them as Richmond Park, but it cannot be.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 11th Jan 18, 2:25 PM
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    Free Stollen Bites in my Lidl today.
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 11th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
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    Nothing free in my Aldi this morning sadly! However, it was very quiet and there was an awful lot of stuff (fruit, veg, bread & meat) reduced to half price. Unfortunately not a lot of which I needed, though I did pick up a couple of packs of chicken fillets reduced from £2,99 to £1.50 which I was happy about.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • pakokelso93
    • By pakokelso93 13th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    Lidl nappies... not a patch on Aldis and the same for baby wipes. Shant be buying them again.
    Originally posted by Judi
    Mentioned more than once but when Lidls changed their baby wipes part-way through last year it was a travesty. You had 80 of the thickest amazing things ever to 64 thin p!sswater things. New version produced in UK, Old ones where in Israel a think and clearly a pan-European product Lidl product. XXL weeks have still had the old version (100 instead of 80 packs) - the last couple of times so bought boxes at a time.
    PK!
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 13th Jan 18, 1:13 PM
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    Don't buy the large 6.5kg packs of Almat washing powder that they currently have as a 'special item' at £8.99, e.g.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/almat-bio-washing-powder-6-5kg/p/064314006718200

    they're around 20% more expensive (per kg) than the standard packs (2.6kg @ £2.99) which they sell all the time:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/almat-washing-powder---bio/p/067213170130502
    Stompa
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Jan 18, 8:21 PM
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    Lidl nappies... not a patch on Aldis and the same for baby wipes. Shant be buying them again.
    Originally posted by Judi
    I was happy with them when I bought them, but it!!!8217;s been quite some time since then.

    Mentioned more than once but when Lidls changed their baby wipes part-way through last year it was a travesty. You had 80 of the thickest amazing things ever to 64 thin p!sswater things.
    Originally posted by pakokelso93
    That explains it. I!!!8217;ll buy another pack tomorrow.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • pakokelso93
    • By pakokelso93 14th Jan 18, 1:13 AM
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    Mentioned more than once but when Lidls changed their baby wipes part-way through last year it was a travesty. You had 80 of the thickest amazing things ever to 64 thin p!sswater things. New version produced in UK, Old ones where in Israel a think and clearly a pan-European product Lidl product. XXL weeks have still had the old version (100 instead of 80 packs) - the last couple of times so bought boxes at a time.
    Originally posted by pakokelso93
    I was happy with them when I bought them, but itís been quite some time since then.

    That explains it. Iíll buy another pack tomorrow.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    To my surprise - XXL week in our local Lidl and the Baby wipes (and things like giant XXL shower gel) etc all out so 2 boxes (24 packs) of the old 100-for-80 purple packeted wipes. (Aloe Vera ones are great!) Superb. Made my day.

    If XXL in your shop get a pack of the purple packet and by the 'current' green 64pk one and night, dawn and day the difference.
    PK!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 25th Jan 18, 1:43 PM
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    New product in Aldi:-

    Fresh (Chilled) Vegeburgers:

    Two varieties (Sweet Potato and Beetroot). These are large, fresh vegetable vegeburgers in the deli chiller area. 2 Burgers £1.49. Not tried them, but they look nice.

    Also in Aldi, 6 x Lentil Curls(20g) down from £1.19 to 85p.

    In both Lidl and Aldi, 200g French Brie Cheese is still 85p.

    In Aldi, Cream Cheese Mini Roules brought back for Christmas look as though they may be staying for good. 79p.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 25-01-2018 at 1:45 PM.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 30th Jan 18, 2:15 PM
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    I bought the Silvercrest Bluetooth Headphones from Lidl last week. Very impressed so far, and excellent VFM. £14.99

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 31st Jan 18, 3:44 AM
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    I bought the Silvercrest Bluetooth Headphones from Lidl last week. Very impressed so far, and excellent VFM.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Thanks for the compliment, youíre rather special yourself
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 31st Jan 18, 8:16 AM
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    Just had an email from a friend who tried to return an electrical item to Aldi under their 3 year guarantee,store manager said nothing to do with us contact the manufacturer,he did this and they said no it's the stores responsibility,he went back to store and was given a refund as a "goodwill gesture" don't like the sound of this it sounds like wriggling out,I returned a dehumidifier to Aldi last year and didn't have a problem maybe things have changed.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 31st Jan 18, 9:40 AM
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    Thanks for the compliment, youíre rather special yourself
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Just doing my duty... those boards won't guide themselves.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 31st Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Just had an email from a friend who tried to return an electrical item to Aldi under their 3 year guarantee,store manager said nothing to do with us contact the manufacturer,he did this and they said no it's the stores responsibility,he went back to store and was given a refund as a "goodwill gesture" don't like the sound of this it sounds like wriggling out,I returned a dehumidifier to Aldi last year and didn't have a problem maybe things have changed.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Worth knowing, thank you! The electric heater I bought just before Christmas has developed a fault and needs to go back.

    It was a brilliant heater whilst it worked properly
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 31st Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    Just had an email from a friend who tried to return an electrical item to Aldi under their 3 year guarantee,store manager said nothing to do with us contact the manufacturer,he did this and they said no it's the stores responsibility,he went back to store and was given a refund as a "goodwill gesture" don't like the sound of this it sounds like wriggling out,I returned a dehumidifier to Aldi last year and didn't have a problem maybe things have changed.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Aldi are delightfully vague about the way they deal with warranties, even here:

    https://customerservice.aldi.co.uk/public/PDF/GuaranteeLeaflet.pdf

    Essentially, though, the approach is likely to be this:

    Up to 60 days: return item with a receipt and you'll be refunded.

    60 days to 12 months: return item with a receipt and you may be refunded

    After 12 months: You'll have to contact the manufacturer under the warranty.


    The important thing to remember (though Aldi don't make this at all clear) is that it isn't Aldi that provides the 2 or 3 year warranty - it's the manufacturer. And Aldi expect you to deal with problems via the manufacturer - not them.

    That doesn't necessarily comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, though, and it might be necessary to remind the store manager that they can't just refuse to deal with faulty goods after 60 days/one year:

    https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-rights-act

    Up to 6 months it would be for Aldi to prove that the item wasn't faulty when purchased. After that it's for the customer to prove that it was faulty when purchased.

    Aldi's responsibilities don't stop at the 60 day/12 months point. They're still potentially liable - it just becomes more difficult after the 6 month point to enforce your rights.
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 31st Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    Just had an email from a friend who tried to return an electrical item to Aldi under their 3 year guarantee,store manager said nothing to do with us contact the manufacturer,he did this and they said no it's the stores responsibility,he went back to store and was given a refund as a "goodwill gesture" don't like the sound of this it sounds like wriggling out,I returned a dehumidifier to Aldi last year and didn't have a problem maybe things have changed.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Probably just that manager.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 31st Jan 18, 11:13 AM
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    This would be doubly complicated in Aldi's case because it is, in many instances, 'the manufacturer' of the products it sells - in so far as that term has any meaning when almost everything electrical is made by anonymous Chinese suppliers.

    Having recently bought an Aldi freezer (so far, so good), partly on the strength of the 3 year warranty, I'll be very interested to see how this resolves.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 31st Jan 18, 1:58 PM
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    Has the law changed so drastically? Is a customer's contract no longer with the retailer, as has been the case for as long as I can remember?

    Glad I don't shop at Aldi and will not be doing so any time soon if this is their attitude.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 31st Jan 18, 2:45 PM
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    Has the law changed so drastically? Is a customer's contract no longer with the retailer, as has been the case for as long as I can remember?
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Absolutely still the case. You may just need to remind individual managers of that if they're at all 'difficult'. I suspect that if you insist on their dealing with problems, they will. As shown by an earlier post not far above this one.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 31st Jan 18, 3:04 PM
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    Has the law changed so drastically? Is a customer's contract no longer with the retailer, as has been the case for as long as I can remember?

    Glad I don't shop at Aldi and will not be doing so any time soon if this is their attitude.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Individual stores definitely vary on this one. For larger items that were bought within 60 days from a store, there has never been a problem, in my experience.

    Umm... if you don't shop at Aldi, what made you look at the thread? Just curious... life's too short for me to look at things that have no relevance whatsoever to me.

    Personally speaking, I would have been near to going under financially at times, if it hadn't been for Aldi and Heron Foods.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 31st Jan 18, 3:19 PM
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    Individual stores definitely vary on this one. For larger items that were bought within 60 days from a store, there has never been a problem, in my experience.

    Umm... if you don't shop at Aldi, what made you look at the thread? Just curious... life's too short for me to look at things that have no relevance whatsoever to me.

    Personally speaking, I would have been near to going under financially at times, if it hadn't been for Aldi and Heron Foods.
    Originally posted by mcculloch29


    What makes you think I am in any way accountable to you or anyone else for the choices I make?
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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