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#1 Mummytoyou

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

biggrin.gif   I am sooo excited!  I always read about everyone's Aldi bargains, I cannot wait to try it out, shopping for 10 will hopefully be a whole lot easier and cheaper original.gif

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/sa-...l-1226576224850

not too mention 900 new jobs!  Sadly still a number of years away but at least it's happening.

Edited by lifehacker, 12 February 2013 - 02:09 PM.


#2 bikingbubs

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

I just read this! about time!!!

#3 Etienne

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

It sounds like it'll be a few years before we can take advantage.  Hopefully there will be one near me!

Thanks for sharing original.gif

#4 kpingitquiet

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Great, it'll show up about when I'm ready to leave! And wth is taking Costco so long?

#5 KittyGrom

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

When are they coming to NT though? Waaah.

#6 SophieBear

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

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YAY!

#7 beaglebaby

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

I was hoping this was the WA forum sad.gif  I'll just have to send DH to Aldi when he's in Adelaide working!

#8 fairymagic

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

I went to one interstate and didn't think much of it. Im hoping they are going to be bigger than the one we went to?? Not a lot of stock to choose from but they did have good prices. Apparently though it is going to take years for them to get set up here. They have to source sites for their warehouse and the stores themselves. Will be interesting to see exactly when the first store is going to open.


#9 Pharmacist.erin

Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

This is one of the most exciting things I've heard this year! I adore ALDI, it's a shame it will take so long for them to get stores up and running, though I understand why. Hurry up!!

#10 FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog

Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

What will it do to our Foodlands?

I'm unconvinced and will probably remain loyal to our local stores & products as best I can.

#11 mummahh

Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

Cool. I saw this in recent topics and came to see if it was in SA. Yay!

#12 aprilrain

Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (fairymagic @ 12/02/2013, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to one interstate and didn't think much of it. Im hoping they are going to be bigger than the one we went to?? Not a lot of stock to choose from but they did have good prices. Apparently though it is going to take years for them to get set up here. They have to source sites for their warehouse and the stores themselves. Will be interesting to see exactly when the first store is going to open.


I think you can find their 'shopping list' on their website. Their everyday items have a limited range of products mainly in their own brand such as like shopping woollies select.  Special buys can be gone within minutes of the store opening or hang around for months to eventually be marked down. All the stores i have been to in Brisbane have been pretty similiar to each other.

Love the fact that they are so easy to return products to if your not happy for any reason and these days they will ring around their local stores for you if they have run out of something.

#13 JaneDoe2010

Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE (aprilrain @ 11/03/2013, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love the fact that they are so easy to return products to if your not happy for any reason and these days they will ring around their local stores for you if they have run out of something.


It's so easy to return stuff as their stuff is so crap they're used to it being returned. wink.gif

I hope you're all not bitterly disappointed when it comes and you realise it's just a shop with a few "homebrand" items that are just like all the other homebrand items in the stores you're already going to. wink.gif

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#14 kpingitquiet

Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

About 2/3 SA foodlands are owned by big companies (Drake, Romeos) anyway, so I don't think it makes much difference.

#15 Logical nonsense

Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Can't wait, loved both Aldi & Lidle when I was backpacking in Europe & living in the Scotland, we saved a lot of money.

DP said we would go to Aldi abut once every 3month for basic stuff that will last ages & during the week its our local Foodland, win win.. biggrin.gif

#16 jessie123

Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Isn't this still about 5 years away. There has been talk about this for years and years.

I shop at foodland and coles. I guess this will hopefully just be good for competition. From what I have heard Aldi isn't all that wonderful.

#17 KnightsofNi

Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

I would prefer Costco.

#18 Ashtonsmum

Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

I went to one in melbourne (moorabin I think it was) and to be honest I couldnt see what the fuss was all about.. I was keen to try the nappies that everyone on here RAVED about and they were rubbish.. lol.. Hopefully the standards have improved a bit since then.

#19 wozzie-woz

Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Great news OP. Enjoy!
I live for my Aldi catalogue each week!!
Always a good bargain in there  biggrin.gif




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