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Grocery shopping is a nightmare - outsource?

Discussion in 'Food' started by Jess Peletier, 12th Feb, 2016.

  1. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Does anyone know of a company that will do your grocery shopping for you? I loath the supermarket and the idea of spending a couple of hours every week buying and unpacking food makes me want to cry.

    I used to use Woolworths online, but their website has changed since then and now it makes me want to kill my laptop in frustration - it freezes or refuses to load when I'm half way through my order.

    Coles online only seems to have about 7 products.

    Ideas? Hubby used to do it but now he's too busy with a new job. :(
     
  2. Depreciator

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    There is a company in Sydney that does this - can't remember their name but they hand out flyers at trains stations occasionally (probably assuming commuters are time poor).
     
  3. Catalyst

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    Have you heard of Dinner Twist @Jess Peletier ? They produce menus and deliver the ingredients to make the food. Not sure if they deliver all the way to your end of the world though.
     
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    I want a decent meals service, have tried a few.
     
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    Hi Jess

    Hehehe I can relate and especially when work is too busy.... grocery shopping has generally been a pet peeve. I can recommend Hello Fresh if you're having manic periods and want the convenience of meal ingredient deliveries- I've used them on and off for a couple of years now, but their portions are pretty lean (not great for big eaters) Cheap enough, and if you join up the first week is usually 1/2 price.
     
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  8. Depreciator

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    I reckon I would charge a substantial mark-up if I was going to someone's shopping for them.
     
  9. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    And if I wanted to online shop I'd just use a major. I literally just want to hand someone a list and money, they go shop and choose food that's not squashed, and then come and unpack it.

    And I would live happily ever after. :)

    What I actually need is a housekeeper, I think.
    My friend uses lite and easy - she loves it. She's lost heaps of weight too. I'd do that but hubby won't have a bar of it - he loves to cook. I like to not cook and not shop more than I like to eat amazing food. ;)
     
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    Tried it, its ok but gets monotonous, not very high quality food plus I don't need to lose weight :p I'm as fit as a donkey.
     
  11. Jess Peletier

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    Yeah I imagine it would, prob not a long term solution.
     
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  12. Depreciator

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    Ah, you said that the Woollies site keeps crashing and Coles don't have much, so I thought you were looking for a better online solution.
    You need a local who wants a bit of pocket money. My suburb has a facebook group. This is the sort of thing that would get posted there. Just put the word out.
     
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  13. Ace in the Hole

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    I outsource it...to my wife.
    But, will think I'll go to the supermarket more often now after starting a healthier diet recently.
    I went for the first time in about 12 months a few weeks ago in the evening and couldn't believe how many hot women there were :)
    Women in their business dress and fitness girls too.
    Took me about 2 hours to get my stuff as I was so distracted.
    Gonna do it more often from now on as I don't get out much otherwise.
     
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    Can you find a uni student or high school student you can send for you? It would cost you, but likely not as much as buying with a markup and delivery fee would be?
     
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    I find the Woolworths new one difficult but bearable to get mine done. I also use Coles depending on the specials.
    It might be worth using a different browser @Jess Peletier . I use Chrome and it doesn't freeze but does ask me to log into Woolworths if I have left my cart for 20mins (ie distracted by something else) and that is slightly annoying but it remembers everything I had in there.
     
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    Try Airtasker? may be able to set up a regular arrangement?
     
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    Good point - didn't think of the browser thing! I'll definitely try that.
     
  18. D.T.

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    You'd still have to give them a list. I don't see how this would be better than Woolworths Online?
     
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    and you've just reminded me that if I don't get my online order in I'll have to go to the shops - aaaaargh
     
  20. Westminster

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    As a lure for you, Woolworth have some half price Lindt chocolate to make up for it's painful site :)
     
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