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Old 28th Jun 2019, 12:02 am   #61
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Don't know how I missed this, as I get the Lidl flyer every week.
I must have a toddle up to town, where there are two stores and wend my way back via another one, as I've often found the third store has much slower-moving stock. There's a good chance one of the three will have some left.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 8:14 am   #62
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Hi Dave, so you got three Lidl stores, how very fortunate for you.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 9:50 am   #63
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Our nearest one is nearly 20 miles away.

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Old 28th Jun 2019, 4:15 pm   #64
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Another Dave inquiring, is the Lidl concern, similar to Aldi, where there is general merchandise as well as groceries? The Aldi offerings are different in the US, versus other locations.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 4:59 pm   #65
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Hi Dave, so you got three Lidel stores, how very fortunate for you.
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Another Dave inquiring, is the Lidl concern, similar to Aldi, where there is general merchandise as well as groceries? The Aldi offerings are different in the US, versus other locations.
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In Lidl they have what is called the center isle, this is where all the strange stuff is found, strange in the sense there is no rhyme or reason why say there might be multimeters in a bin there one week and the next week that same bin has got support stockings in LOL
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 5:30 pm   #66
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Don’t forget they don’t stock these items all the time. They are “special offers” that are only available while stocks last. Look at their weekly brochures and get a “feel” for this weeks products.
Last week they had Canon inkjet printers for 19.99. But only for a few days - when it’s gone it’s gone, so you need to be quick.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 7:19 pm   #67
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Aldi is the same.
I bought a real drill press at out local branch and have never seen them again however there were full size band saws there a few weeks ago.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 9:46 pm   #68
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In Lidl they have what is called the center isle, this is where all the strange stuff is found,
In their posters, adverts and flyers it is called 'Middle Of Lidl'
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 10:10 pm   #69
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Apparently the main reason for the random stuff in the centre isles is to get punters to slow down and just look, if nothing else.

It's not intended to be nice to shoppers. It's because shoppers then slow their pace and buy more stuff from the other isles. All down to psychology - apparently.

Source: BBC Radio 4 - so it must be true.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 10:57 pm   #70
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People just go in to see what is on the non food isle Lidl or Aldi.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 8:42 am   #71
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Hi Gents, yes agree with the above, I only go in to see what they have, but I've had some good stuff over the years.

Croc clips etc still available at the Swalwell branch.


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Old 29th Jun 2019, 10:19 am   #72
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I'm the other way round going to Lidl 2 or 3 times a week for most of my food shopping and cleaning products, etc - excellent quality and prices and what's in The Middle is an added bonus.
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I bought a real drill press at out local branch and have never seen them again however there were full size band saws there a few weeks ago.
It just dawned on me, I bought my notebook computer at Aldi several years ago. It is their own brand, "Medion" and it resembles a Toshiba.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 6:16 pm   #74
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Medion are/were made by the same company as Packard Bell, Advent, eMachines and other store PC brands. Perfectly reasonable for what they are, but it almost certainly isn't a re-badged Toshiba.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 9:53 pm   #75
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Hi Dave, so you got three Lidl stores, how very fortunate for you.
Not exactly on my doorstep though; it's a 40 mile round trip to cover the three.
When the Lidl chain started opening branches here, they were so undercutting the local supermarkets it was worth my while to travel nearly 40 miles to the nearest one, once a month.
Since a local Aldi opened in 2013, I've hardly set foot in a Lidl.
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Our local Aldi has got modest portable generators stacked to the roof this week.
However they will be shut at the end of the month for a week for refurbishment.
The builders are already there and doing what they do best so only half of the car park is usable.
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Medion are/were made by the same company as Packard Bell, Advent, eMachines and other store PC brands. Perfectly reasonable for what they are, but it almost certainly isn't a re-badged Toshiba.
This weeks adverts from Aldi show a Medion laptop and include the maker as 'A Lenovo Company' - that's not to say it always was them.
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Yes the website says it is now owned by Lenovo, so hopefully the products will be decent quality https://www.medion.com/gb/index.html

Although online reviews suggest otherwise https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.medion.co.uk

According to Wikipedia they have been owned by Lenovo since August 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medion
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 6:55 pm   #79
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In the Netherlands, Lenovo started using the Medion service organisation. I've had to deal with them in 2016 or 2017 and it was quite the experience. No ticketing system, very slow service, no flexible solutions but in the end a quite reasonable refund which only went through because I happened to be a customer at the distributor that once sold the laptop to the (then closed down) shop where it was retailed originally.
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