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Old 9th Jun 2019, 5:11 pm   #21
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Default Re: Croc Clips at Lidl

Nipped into the Bath Lidl just now on the way to mum's care home and grabbed a box. I noticed they had soldering iron kits for 7.99, but I normally buy irons at the car boots.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 5:52 pm   #22
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My personal shopper also came up blank, so I'll just have to resume searching the garage.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 5:59 pm   #23
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Lidl's Halifax store has them Bill.

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Old 9th Jun 2019, 7:31 pm   #24
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Unfortunately, my local (Cockermouth) Lidl is still a building site (due to open later this year), but I'll try to get through to Workington some time during the week and see whether they have any.

Also, by a freak of bad timing I had ordered a pack of five croc clips with screws at more than the cost of the eighty at Lidl prior to hearing about these.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 11:10 pm   #25
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Thanks Alan, I'll mention it!!
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 6:36 am   #26
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Bear in mind that if you make a special journey to Lidl to buy them, you are doing,
say two miles there and back, stop starting, with cold engine etc
Add that fuel to the cost.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 7:57 am   #27
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I won't just be visiting Lidl (rather more than two miles away), as I've no guarantee that they'll have them in stock, but adding it to my occasional trips into Workington to visit other shops not represented in Cockermouth - and I won't be footing the cost of the bus journey, being an OAP.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 3:07 pm   #28
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Just got one of the last two boxes at Chelmsford.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 3:12 pm   #29
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I went to Lidl at Ripley this morning. They did not have any croc clips but had many boxes of alligator clips.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 3:24 pm   #30
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Plenty in Lidl Gloucester , just popped in and bought myself a pack , and also one of the 30w Soldering irons with stand for 7.99, worth a punt .
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 4:07 pm   #31
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I had the last one at Bristol Road!
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 6:45 pm   #32
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Eastern avenue still have plenty. that's the Gloucester one I went too today.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 9:05 am   #33
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Default Re: Croc Clips at Lidl

The nearest Lidl to me is in Witney, about 14 miles away. Like Dave Moll, I can travel free on the buses, so may go and see if they have any crocodile(Alligator) clips in stock.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 11:32 am   #34
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I was in Lidl yesterday, I didn't notice any clips but I only popped in to buy some diced beef to make casserole.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 2:02 am   #35
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Bear in mind that if you make a special journey to Lidl to buy them, you are doing,
say two miles there and back, stop starting, with cold engine etc
Add that fuel to the cost.
I guess, we're all guilty of spending a Dollar to save a Dime, or Penny wise and Pound foolish.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 11:13 am   #36
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True, usradcoll1, but, at least in the U.K. those of us who are over 65 can, as Dave Moll noted in post #27, travel on Buses at no cost, which I, as a fellow O.A.P., often do.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 3:04 pm   #37
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Although doesn't a bus journey make a 20 min drive a 2 hour trip?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 6:47 pm   #38
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I popped into Letchworth Lidl today, there are plenty in stock.

However, I walked away empty handed. I just felt the lack of insulation on the jaws could get me into trouble, careful placement is needed to avoid accidental shorts.

I'm sticking with the multicoloured sets that I've sourced from CPC, but they're not without fault. The crimped cable joints fail and the boots are so tight, the jaws don't open easily.

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 7:00 pm   #39
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You're right about Bus Journey times, Sinewave, but I don't drive anyway, so accept the fact that I have to travel at the times and via the routes specified by the bus companies. A second thought occurs, one with which vehicle owners will be all too familiar-the time often taken to find a parking space!!
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 12:59 pm   #40
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Just picked up my box of Alligator Clips from the Lidl in Motherwell - plenty in stock.
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