Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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Re: Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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I generally have a list but keep forgetting what I was intending to write in it - then leave it in the car.
So usually just wing it and come out with lots of random stuff.

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myglaren wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 08:02
I generally have a list but keep forgetting what I was intending to write in it - then leave it in the car.


I have a fix for that... I start a new list on a Post-It note as soon as I return from my last shop and leave it in a prominent place in the kitchen... I add things to it as an when the need arises...

On a shopping day I transfer it to a OneNote document - which already has a lot of regular stuff on it...

I can then access the OneNote document from my smartphone whilst shopping but more often than not I print the list in large-type and chuck it in my shopping bag... Can't forget two-ways then ;)

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I have an A6 notebook but by the time I get to it I have forgotten what I wanted - it is never far away.
Then leave it in the car or worse, forget to look at it while in the shop.

Same when I log in to eBay for anything, forgotten by the time the page opens :(

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Most of the non-food stuff I get in Lidl's is stuff I didn't know I wanted 'til I saw it; not so much impulse buying, as recognising a good thing when I see it.

I'm assured that closing tills "at a certain (i.e. unspecified) time" is company policy & that local managers have no discretion BUT it does seem to be a peculiarly SE London thing - or is it just that I rarely visit other branches in the evening?

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I'll be visiting my local Lidl emporium tomorrow and will endeavour to ask there if they do it.

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Re: Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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van ordinaire wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 21:50
Most of the non-food stuff I get in Lidl's is stuff I didn't know I wanted 'til I saw it; not so much impulse buying, as recognising a good thing when I see it.
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van ordinaire wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 21:50
I'm assured that closing tills "at a certain (i.e. unspecified) time" is company policy & that local managers have no discretion BUT it does seem to be a peculiarly SE London thing - or is it just that I rarely visit other branches in the evening?


How bizarre :? :roll: :twisted:

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Recently ALDI sold (and I think still stock) a car glass cleaner solution. It rocks! I can't praise it enough - and I'd been using the much more expensive Autoglym before (very disappointing!).

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Hmmmmm, now there's a useful tip. I shall be interested to see how it compares with domestic glass cleaner from Poundland.
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For the cyclists among us Lidl have a few things of interest next Thursday (22/03);

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... 572&week=2

And a couple of car care items;

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... 580&week=2

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The impact wrench looks interesting but I have to say I'm not too impressed with Parkside tools, I've bought a few and although they do the job they're pretty much in the Trabant style of German engineering.

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That's a ridiculously cheap price for an impact wrench - though, have to say, never seen a mains one before. If I hadn't treated myself to a pukkah cordless one not so long ago I'd have been very tempted - & still think it's worth a look (if the same offer's on in Germany). Always got on OK with Parkside kit, it is after all, (pre collectable) Trabbie price too.

b-t-w, went to Lidl's this evening, a bit later than I hoped - &, miracle of miracles, there was still one till open!

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I'm trying to decide if an impact wrench is an unmerited luxury for changing the wheels twice a year.

I suppose maybe it would lead to changing them 4 or 6 times.

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I bought a cordless 18v 1/2" impact driver (AEG - like the rest of my cordless stuff) last year and it's great. I may have only used it a handful of times (I've only recharged the battery once!) but I wouldn't be without it now.

It turns changing wheels round on the car from a 3/4 hour chore into a 10 minute light job. And I used it to undo some 3/8"UNF screws on a mower deck which had previously involved a three handed operation with molegrips, screwdriver and ratchet drive into a 5 minute bloodless piece of cake.

Luxury - possibly. Unmerited - no!

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I work on the principle that the ideal number of tools is n+1, therefore I'd say the impact wrench is essential :)

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Re: Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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MikeT wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 21:03
Recently ALDI sold (and I think still stock) a car glass cleaner solution. It rocks! I can't praise it enough - and I'd been using the much more expensive Autoglym before (very disappointing!).


They're still selling the glass cleaner, at least they were in my local last night. So I grabbed another three bottles @ £1.99 each as they're not re-stocking any time soon. Besides, my C5 interior glass seems to get far dirtier than the Xantia ever did.