Hundreds of shoppers queue from 2am to bag a bargain at new Aldi store in Pitsea

Echo: Spend a little, queue a lot! Hundreds of shoppers wait from 2am to bag a bargain at new Aldi store in Pitsea Spend a little, queue a lot! Hundreds of shoppers wait from 2am to bag a bargain at new Aldi store in Pitsea

HUNDREDS of eager shoppers queued to be the first people into a new supermarket.

Some customers queued from as early as 2am today outside Aldi, in Pitsea.

Prizes were given away to the first customers through the door.

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1:51pm Thu 10 Jul 14

boo beckett says...

They would've been better off getting up early in the morning, doing a day's work and then using their wages to buy something decent.
They would've been better off getting up early in the morning, doing a day's work and then using their wages to buy something decent. boo beckett
  • Score: 78

2:02pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

peasants, anything for nothing..... surprised there wasn't a stabbing over the last pack of chicken nuggets
peasants, anything for nothing..... surprised there wasn't a stabbing over the last pack of chicken nuggets pembury53
  • Score: 37

3:01pm Thu 10 Jul 14

CarnMountification says...

That's why I live in Rayleigh...
That's why I live in Rayleigh... CarnMountification
  • Score: -10

3:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

I See It All says...

Classy store for a classy area
Classy store for a classy area I See It All
  • Score: -7

3:38pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

What a bunch of kneebags. Bet there was a good bit of pushing and shoving over their " scrounging lazy soap dodging budget range"
What a bunch of kneebags. Bet there was a good bit of pushing and shoving over their " scrounging lazy soap dodging budget range" Maddogg
  • Score: 21

3:45pm Thu 10 Jul 14

emcee says...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Aldi (or Lidl). However, that cannot be said of the fools, with nothing better to do with their lives, who queued up for hours just for the privilage of being entered into a "raffle" for a handful of prizes.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Aldi (or Lidl). However, that cannot be said of the fools, with nothing better to do with their lives, who queued up for hours just for the privilage of being entered into a "raffle" for a handful of prizes. emcee
  • Score: 66

4:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Come on it could have been worse and been an Icelands store where everything is un-eatable at least Aldi food it edible. Anyway what do you expect in Pitsea ???
Come on it could have been worse and been an Icelands store where everything is un-eatable at least Aldi food it edible. Anyway what do you expect in Pitsea ??? Rich;'Carol
  • Score: -5

4:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Loonies, the lot of them, fancy queueing for that German tat
Loonies, the lot of them, fancy queueing for that German tat sesibollox
  • Score: -20

4:51pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Hopper says...

That's was not a queue! That was the usual group of out of work dole sponging alcoholics who hang about in that area!

On a serious note there is nothing wrong with Aldi or Lidl food and often products are superior to what the main stores offer.
It's snobbery that makes people go to tesco and pay 30% more for their shopping.
I made the move to Lidl from tesco about 6 months ago and the shopping bill for family has dropped from about £150 to £100.
That's was not a queue! That was the usual group of out of work dole sponging alcoholics who hang about in that area! On a serious note there is nothing wrong with Aldi or Lidl food and often products are superior to what the main stores offer. It's snobbery that makes people go to tesco and pay 30% more for their shopping. I made the move to Lidl from tesco about 6 months ago and the shopping bill for family has dropped from about £150 to £100. Hopper
  • Score: 46

5:02pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

The new store is great. Well laid out and with the usual great selection of goods.

Glad to see it up and running at last.

Doing a roaring trade this afternoon.
The new store is great. Well laid out and with the usual great selection of goods. Glad to see it up and running at last. Doing a roaring trade this afternoon. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 32

5:12pm Thu 10 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
The new store is great. Well laid out and with the usual great selection of goods.

Glad to see it up and running at last.

Doing a roaring trade this afternoon.
Good to see Tesco getting a slap around their greedy chops
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: The new store is great. Well laid out and with the usual great selection of goods. Glad to see it up and running at last. Doing a roaring trade this afternoon.[/p][/quote]Good to see Tesco getting a slap around their greedy chops sesibollox
  • Score: 43

6:08pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Canvey Mark O says...

Queueing since 2am?.............sur
ely not!

It's not as if there's a sale going on
Queueing since 2am?.............sur ely not! It's not as if there's a sale going on Canvey Mark O
  • Score: 17

6:10pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Canvey Mark O wrote:
Queueing since 2am?.............sur

ely not!

It's not as if there's a sale going on
First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently.
[quote][p][bold]Canvey Mark O[/bold] wrote: Queueing since 2am?.............sur ely not! It's not as if there's a sale going on[/p][/quote]First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 13

6:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Canvey Mark O wrote:
Queueing since 2am?.............sur


ely not!

It's not as if there's a sale going on
First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently.
Yes they got gifts.. A bar of soap and a nail brush and a tooth brush. Well come on, what do you give Pitsea people ?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Canvey Mark O[/bold] wrote: Queueing since 2am?.............sur ely not! It's not as if there's a sale going on[/p][/quote]First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently.[/p][/quote]Yes they got gifts.. A bar of soap and a nail brush and a tooth brush. Well come on, what do you give Pitsea people ? Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 11

6:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

yellowfairy says...

Some of us didn't have the pleasure of being able to queue to get a bargain, we had to do a days work and pay full price.
Some of us didn't have the pleasure of being able to queue to get a bargain, we had to do a days work and pay full price. yellowfairy
  • Score: 11

8:14pm Thu 10 Jul 14

emcee says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Canvey Mark O wrote:
Queueing since 2am?.............sur


ely not!

It's not as if there's a sale going on
First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently.
According to the Aldi website:
"To celebrate, a golden envelope containing a special ticket to win prizes including a 32” Full HD LED TV, 7” Tablet PC, Sat Nav Garmin Nuvi, HD Action Camcorder and much more will be handed out to the first one hundred people in the queue on opening day.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Canvey Mark O[/bold] wrote: Queueing since 2am?.............sur ely not! It's not as if there's a sale going on[/p][/quote]First 100 customers got some sort of free gift apparently.[/p][/quote]According to the Aldi website: "To celebrate, a golden envelope containing a special ticket to win prizes including a 32” Full HD LED TV, 7” Tablet PC, Sat Nav Garmin Nuvi, HD Action Camcorder and much more will be handed out to the first one hundred people in the queue on opening day. emcee
  • Score: 6

8:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

ChampKind says...

For flips sake, have some self respect people. This is tragic.
For flips sake, have some self respect people. This is tragic. ChampKind
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

ChampKind says...

Queued for six hours to get in, bought one item, and had to queue for six hours to pay and get out.
Queued for six hours to get in, bought one item, and had to queue for six hours to pay and get out. ChampKind
  • Score: 15

10:32pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pendulum says...

Lidl and Aldi foots are astoundingly good value, if your taste buds have seen better days. For us normal folk, Tesco Pitsea is still over the road!
Lidl and Aldi foots are astoundingly good value, if your taste buds have seen better days. For us normal folk, Tesco Pitsea is still over the road! pendulum
  • Score: -6

10:32pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pendulum says...

Foods* I should have said!
Foods* I should have said! pendulum
  • Score: -2

10:34pm Thu 10 Jul 14

the25man says...

I shop in both Aldi and Lidl and have found that it is getting more difficult to park as the stores are getting very popular.
People are finding the stores in some things beat the big stores in quality as well as price.
I shop in both Aldi and Lidl and have found that it is getting more difficult to park as the stores are getting very popular. People are finding the stores in some things beat the big stores in quality as well as price. the25man
  • Score: 18

10:36pm Thu 10 Jul 14

andyman1971 says...

Lol proper chats in the picture.... I would rather visit the pound shop for a day out. Loads of pound shops in Basildonia too!
Lol proper chats in the picture.... I would rather visit the pound shop for a day out. Loads of pound shops in Basildonia too! andyman1971
  • Score: 4

10:39pm Thu 10 Jul 14

bloke66 says...

Love all the negative comments about Pitsea . I live in Leigh but WORK in Pitsea & I am pleased that after years of neglect it is finally beginning to look tidier . The new Aldi store looks great, the market seems to be busier & with the rest of the regeneration it can only get better . Yes there is some no marks that hang around but you get that anywhere & to the nay sayers that say " you can't polish a turd" I say no you can't but at least you can try .
Love all the negative comments about Pitsea . I live in Leigh but WORK in Pitsea & I am pleased that after years of neglect it is finally beginning to look tidier . The new Aldi store looks great, the market seems to be busier & with the rest of the regeneration it can only get better . Yes there is some no marks that hang around but you get that anywhere & to the nay sayers that say " you can't polish a turd" I say no you can't but at least you can try . bloke66
  • Score: 23

11:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Cor Blimey says...

Bet the post office office was busy yesterday! All cashing in the Giro for Aldi today! Queuing from 2am for the chance of a cheap deal in a food hall - Shamefull!
Still kept em off the streets for an hour
Bet the post office office was busy yesterday! All cashing in the Giro for Aldi today! Queuing from 2am for the chance of a cheap deal in a food hall - Shamefull! Still kept em off the streets for an hour Cor Blimey
  • Score: 1

12:57am Fri 11 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?
Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country? ThisYear
  • Score: 7

7:03am Fri 11 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

ThisYear wrote:
Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?
I wondered the same thing. Queuing at 2 am for a bargain from a bargain store?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?[/p][/quote]I wondered the same thing. Queuing at 2 am for a bargain from a bargain store? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 7

8:46am Fri 11 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

What a lot of snobby responses about a new supermarket.

I shop in both Lidl and Aldi and find that both do fantastic fresh fruit much cheaper than the other major stores eg £1.49 for a punnet of grapes where other supermarkets charge £2. I always buy stacks of fruit and veg so it's really economical for me.

There are also good offers on other items, like Aldi are currently doing a great baby range with good name products like Avent and Tommee Tippee. They are also doing tools and working clothes and steel toe cap boots right now, a boost for me as my son will be doing engineering at college.

There is nothing wrong with German goods either, which are usually of higher quality than you can get here. However, a lot of items are produced in this country, presumably under licence.

Makes me laugh that a lot of the people posting here are always pulling up others and labelling them with "isms" (usually "racism") when they are the biggest examples of "isms" themselves. Just goes to show doesn't it, I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe.

I save lots of money by doing my main shop at either of these stores and even though they are now so popular, queues build up at the tills I always find the staff very efficient at reducing the queues.

All sorts of people shop in these stores. I've seen quite wealthy looking people shopping there. It certainly isn't all chavs as has been implied here. (A bit rich since a lot of chavs regularly post on this website). It's mainly people looking for good value for money and who are working to a budget, which I would have thought is a responsible attitude. Even better off people have a budget.

I agree, I wouldn't be queueing all night for a goody bag, or even for a bigger prize like a TV but I think that pigeonholing people just because they live in Pitsea really is a hoity toity attitude. Pitsea is like anywhere else, it has its good and bad, light and shade.

Once again, I find myself incredulous at some of the people on this website, all standing in judgement on people they don't know. The poster above me is an expert in this field. Thing is, all those making such comments are far from a perfect example to the rest of us aren't they UNhappy Chucky? Oh and aren't you a resident of Pitsea?

But then we would know a lot more about you, if you were brave and honest enough to post under your own name wouldn't we?

At least people who read my letters in the paper know my real name and that I live in Rayleigh. That's because unlike UNhappy Chucky, I have the courage to tell the truth in my own name instead of making spurious comments about other people from behind the safety of a pseudonym.

Any derogatory comments I make are usually deserved by the recipient and at least they are stated in good, old fashioned plain English instead of the illiterate ramblings of HC and others.
What a lot of snobby responses about a new supermarket. I shop in both Lidl and Aldi and find that both do fantastic fresh fruit much cheaper than the other major stores eg £1.49 for a punnet of grapes where other supermarkets charge £2. I always buy stacks of fruit and veg so it's really economical for me. There are also good offers on other items, like Aldi are currently doing a great baby range with good name products like Avent and Tommee Tippee. They are also doing tools and working clothes and steel toe cap boots right now, a boost for me as my son will be doing engineering at college. There is nothing wrong with German goods either, which are usually of higher quality than you can get here. However, a lot of items are produced in this country, presumably under licence. Makes me laugh that a lot of the people posting here are always pulling up others and labelling them with "isms" (usually "racism") when they are the biggest examples of "isms" themselves. Just goes to show doesn't it, I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe. I save lots of money by doing my main shop at either of these stores and even though they are now so popular, queues build up at the tills I always find the staff very efficient at reducing the queues. All sorts of people shop in these stores. I've seen quite wealthy looking people shopping there. It certainly isn't all chavs as has been implied here. (A bit rich since a lot of chavs regularly post on this website). It's mainly people looking for good value for money and who are working to a budget, which I would have thought is a responsible attitude. Even better off people have a budget. I agree, I wouldn't be queueing all night for a goody bag, or even for a bigger prize like a TV but I think that pigeonholing people just because they live in Pitsea really is a hoity toity attitude. Pitsea is like anywhere else, it has its good and bad, light and shade. Once again, I find myself incredulous at some of the people on this website, all standing in judgement on people they don't know. The poster above me is an expert in this field. Thing is, all those making such comments are far from a perfect example to the rest of us aren't they UNhappy Chucky? Oh and aren't you a resident of Pitsea? But then we would know a lot more about you, if you were brave and honest enough to post under your own name wouldn't we? At least people who read my letters in the paper know my real name and that I live in Rayleigh. That's because unlike UNhappy Chucky, I have the courage to tell the truth in my own name instead of making spurious comments about other people from behind the safety of a pseudonym. Any derogatory comments I make are usually deserved by the recipient and at least they are stated in good, old fashioned plain English instead of the illiterate ramblings of HC and others. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 17

8:50am Fri 11 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

ThisYear wrote:
Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?
You referring to others as mindless. That's a bit rich. What's up, did you run out of people to spy on at around one this morning? But then, with lights out after 12 I don't suppose you can get in much curtain twitching at that time can you, unless there's a full moon of course.

I believe that's tomorrow night. I hope it's not too cloudy for you.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?[/p][/quote]You referring to others as mindless. That's a bit rich. What's up, did you run out of people to spy on at around one this morning? But then, with lights out after 12 I don't suppose you can get in much curtain twitching at that time can you, unless there's a full moon of course. I believe that's tomorrow night. I hope it's not too cloudy for you. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

8:57am Fri 11 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Essex Police... Idiots wrote:
It's like the dole queue.
Are you familiar with it?

How many pseudonyms have you had now? There were the Shoplifter ones, then the ones you did in my name..

I've lost count now. Every pseudonym in the book but never your real name.

I wonder why?

The collective IQ on this website (with the exception of a few decent folk who post here) wouldn't amount to much more than that of an unevolved amoeba.

That's the big joke. People here labelling others from behind the safety of anonymity.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Police... Idiots[/bold] wrote: It's like the dole queue.[/p][/quote]Are you familiar with it? How many pseudonyms have you had now? There were the Shoplifter ones, then the ones you did in my name.. I've lost count now. Every pseudonym in the book but never your real name. I wonder why? The collective IQ on this website (with the exception of a few decent folk who post here) wouldn't amount to much more than that of an unevolved amoeba. That's the big joke. People here labelling others from behind the safety of anonymity. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

9:05am Fri 11 Jul 14

ekcoanarak says...

bloke66 wrote:
Love all the negative comments about Pitsea . I live in Leigh but WORK in Pitsea & I am pleased that after years of neglect it is finally beginning to look tidier . The new Aldi store looks great, the market seems to be busier & with the rest of the regeneration it can only get better . Yes there is some no marks that hang around but you get that anywhere & to the nay sayers that say " you can't polish a turd" I say no you can't but at least you can try .
I believe the expression should be

You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter
[quote][p][bold]bloke66[/bold] wrote: Love all the negative comments about Pitsea . I live in Leigh but WORK in Pitsea & I am pleased that after years of neglect it is finally beginning to look tidier . The new Aldi store looks great, the market seems to be busier & with the rest of the regeneration it can only get better . Yes there is some no marks that hang around but you get that anywhere & to the nay sayers that say " you can't polish a turd" I say no you can't but at least you can try .[/p][/quote]I believe the expression should be You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter ekcoanarak
  • Score: 7

10:28am Fri 11 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

There are some really nasty comments on this page.

Why do people feel the need to look down their noses ate people from Pitsea?

Those that feel they are akin to royalty because they live in Leigh or Rayleigh might be surprised to find that the whole of South Essex is regarded as an armpit by anyone else in the country with wealth or status.
There are some really nasty comments on this page. Why do people feel the need to look down their noses ate people from Pitsea? Those that feel they are akin to royalty because they live in Leigh or Rayleigh might be surprised to find that the whole of South Essex is regarded as an armpit by anyone else in the country with wealth or status. The King of Southend
  • Score: 18

12:15pm Fri 11 Jul 14

loopy1971 says...

boo beckett wrote:
They would've been better off getting up early in the morning, doing a day's work and then using their wages to buy something decent.
Amen to that comment.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: They would've been better off getting up early in the morning, doing a day's work and then using their wages to buy something decent.[/p][/quote]Amen to that comment. loopy1971
  • Score: 8

12:23pm Fri 11 Jul 14

loopy1971 says...

Think they were all looking for this special bargain
http://www.london24.
com/news/sewing_need
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hroom_1_3679724
Think they were all looking for this special bargain http://www.london24. com/news/sewing_need le_found_in_aldi_mus hroom_1_3679724 loopy1971
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

ChampKind wrote:
For flips sake, have some self respect people. This is tragic.
Buy one steal one free
[quote][p][bold]ChampKind[/bold] wrote: For flips sake, have some self respect people. This is tragic.[/p][/quote]Buy one steal one free Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Fri 11 Jul 14

elmahe says...

Pity the new Aldi didn't sort the parking it was chaotic and the few disabled bays they have are in the wrong place. Parent and child places are nearest the entrance. Can't they walk then!
Pity the new Aldi didn't sort the parking it was chaotic and the few disabled bays they have are in the wrong place. Parent and child places are nearest the entrance. Can't they walk then! elmahe
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Fri 11 Jul 14

emcee says...

elmahe wrote:
Pity the new Aldi didn't sort the parking it was chaotic and the few disabled bays they have are in the wrong place. Parent and child places are nearest the entrance. Can't they walk then!
Absolutely not. If parents and children could walk there would not be any parking gridlock in the streets around schools during the morning and afternoon "school run".
[quote][p][bold]elmahe[/bold] wrote: Pity the new Aldi didn't sort the parking it was chaotic and the few disabled bays they have are in the wrong place. Parent and child places are nearest the entrance. Can't they walk then![/p][/quote]Absolutely not. If parents and children could walk there would not be any parking gridlock in the streets around schools during the morning and afternoon "school run". emcee
  • Score: 12

1:28am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Essex Police... Idiots wrote:
It's like the dole queue.
Are you familiar with it?

How many pseudonyms have you had now? There were the Shoplifter ones, then the ones you did in my name..

I've lost count now. Every pseudonym in the book but never your real name.

I wonder why?

The collective IQ on this website (with the exception of a few decent folk who post here) wouldn't amount to much more than that of an unevolved amoeba.

That's the big joke. People here labelling others from behind the safety of anonymity.
Was you in the queue Gandy or were you around the back at the bins..scrounging as per!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Essex Police... Idiots[/bold] wrote: It's like the dole queue.[/p][/quote]Are you familiar with it? How many pseudonyms have you had now? There were the Shoplifter ones, then the ones you did in my name.. I've lost count now. Every pseudonym in the book but never your real name. I wonder why? The collective IQ on this website (with the exception of a few decent folk who post here) wouldn't amount to much more than that of an unevolved amoeba. That's the big joke. People here labelling others from behind the safety of anonymity.[/p][/quote]Was you in the queue Gandy or were you around the back at the bins..scrounging as per! ThisYear
  • Score: 1

1:31am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?
You referring to others as mindless. That's a bit rich. What's up, did you run out of people to spy on at around one this morning? But then, with lights out after 12 I don't suppose you can get in much curtain twitching at that time can you, unless there's a full moon of course.

I believe that's tomorrow night. I hope it's not too cloudy for you.
Oh dear Gandy is losing it again...soon will come the "you are all lefty's and I was once a councillor of some sort but wont say what...and I took part in a apartheid action against little innocent children..thats me"
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Truly mindless...What has happened to the people of this country?[/p][/quote]You referring to others as mindless. That's a bit rich. What's up, did you run out of people to spy on at around one this morning? But then, with lights out after 12 I don't suppose you can get in much curtain twitching at that time can you, unless there's a full moon of course. I believe that's tomorrow night. I hope it's not too cloudy for you.[/p][/quote]Oh dear Gandy is losing it again...soon will come the "you are all lefty's and I was once a councillor of some sort but wont say what...and I took part in a apartheid action against little innocent children..thats me" ThisYear
  • Score: -2

1:35am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
What a lot of snobby responses about a new supermarket.

I shop in both Lidl and Aldi and find that both do fantastic fresh fruit much cheaper than the other major stores eg £1.49 for a punnet of grapes where other supermarkets charge £2. I always buy stacks of fruit and veg so it's really economical for me.

There are also good offers on other items, like Aldi are currently doing a great baby range with good name products like Avent and Tommee Tippee. They are also doing tools and working clothes and steel toe cap boots right now, a boost for me as my son will be doing engineering at college.

There is nothing wrong with German goods either, which are usually of higher quality than you can get here. However, a lot of items are produced in this country, presumably under licence.

Makes me laugh that a lot of the people posting here are always pulling up others and labelling them with "isms" (usually "racism") when they are the biggest examples of "isms" themselves. Just goes to show doesn't it, I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe.

I save lots of money by doing my main shop at either of these stores and even though they are now so popular, queues build up at the tills I always find the staff very efficient at reducing the queues.

All sorts of people shop in these stores. I've seen quite wealthy looking people shopping there. It certainly isn't all chavs as has been implied here. (A bit rich since a lot of chavs regularly post on this website). It's mainly people looking for good value for money and who are working to a budget, which I would have thought is a responsible attitude. Even better off people have a budget.

I agree, I wouldn't be queueing all night for a goody bag, or even for a bigger prize like a TV but I think that pigeonholing people just because they live in Pitsea really is a hoity toity attitude. Pitsea is like anywhere else, it has its good and bad, light and shade.

Once again, I find myself incredulous at some of the people on this website, all standing in judgement on people they don't know. The poster above me is an expert in this field. Thing is, all those making such comments are far from a perfect example to the rest of us aren't they UNhappy Chucky? Oh and aren't you a resident of Pitsea?

But then we would know a lot more about you, if you were brave and honest enough to post under your own name wouldn't we?

At least people who read my letters in the paper know my real name and that I live in Rayleigh. That's because unlike UNhappy Chucky, I have the courage to tell the truth in my own name instead of making spurious comments about other people from behind the safety of a pseudonym.

Any derogatory comments I make are usually deserved by the recipient and at least they are stated in good, old fashioned plain English instead of the illiterate ramblings of HC and others.
"I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe."

Good Lord...the lack of self-awareness is mountain high..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: What a lot of snobby responses about a new supermarket. I shop in both Lidl and Aldi and find that both do fantastic fresh fruit much cheaper than the other major stores eg £1.49 for a punnet of grapes where other supermarkets charge £2. I always buy stacks of fruit and veg so it's really economical for me. There are also good offers on other items, like Aldi are currently doing a great baby range with good name products like Avent and Tommee Tippee. They are also doing tools and working clothes and steel toe cap boots right now, a boost for me as my son will be doing engineering at college. There is nothing wrong with German goods either, which are usually of higher quality than you can get here. However, a lot of items are produced in this country, presumably under licence. Makes me laugh that a lot of the people posting here are always pulling up others and labelling them with "isms" (usually "racism") when they are the biggest examples of "isms" themselves. Just goes to show doesn't it, I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe. I save lots of money by doing my main shop at either of these stores and even though they are now so popular, queues build up at the tills I always find the staff very efficient at reducing the queues. All sorts of people shop in these stores. I've seen quite wealthy looking people shopping there. It certainly isn't all chavs as has been implied here. (A bit rich since a lot of chavs regularly post on this website). It's mainly people looking for good value for money and who are working to a budget, which I would have thought is a responsible attitude. Even better off people have a budget. I agree, I wouldn't be queueing all night for a goody bag, or even for a bigger prize like a TV but I think that pigeonholing people just because they live in Pitsea really is a hoity toity attitude. Pitsea is like anywhere else, it has its good and bad, light and shade. Once again, I find myself incredulous at some of the people on this website, all standing in judgement on people they don't know. The poster above me is an expert in this field. Thing is, all those making such comments are far from a perfect example to the rest of us aren't they UNhappy Chucky? Oh and aren't you a resident of Pitsea? But then we would know a lot more about you, if you were brave and honest enough to post under your own name wouldn't we? At least people who read my letters in the paper know my real name and that I live in Rayleigh. That's because unlike UNhappy Chucky, I have the courage to tell the truth in my own name instead of making spurious comments about other people from behind the safety of a pseudonym. Any derogatory comments I make are usually deserved by the recipient and at least they are stated in good, old fashioned plain English instead of the illiterate ramblings of HC and others.[/p][/quote]"I may be anti EU but I am certainly not a xenophobe." Good Lord...the lack of self-awareness is mountain high.. ThisYear
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2:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

TM88912 says...

I am so disappointed to see such narrow minded views with regard to the residents of Pitsea. There are many hard working, polite and respectful families that live within this area. Those that post such derogatory comments should feel ashamed. What a judgmental society we live in.
I am so disappointed to see such narrow minded views with regard to the residents of Pitsea. There are many hard working, polite and respectful families that live within this area. Those that post such derogatory comments should feel ashamed. What a judgmental society we live in. TM88912
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12:03pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Bill badger says...

Went to new Aldi at Pitsea on Monday 14th July at 1.15pm with the intention of spending about £80. When I went to the vegetable section, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower etc., most of the baskets were empty. I replaced the shopping I had already picked up and put back on the correct shelves, and crossed the road to Lidl and got everything I wanted.
If Aldi continue like this with empty displays within the first few weeks of opening, then I cannot see much of a future for them with others shops in the close vicinity..
Went to new Aldi at Pitsea on Monday 14th July at 1.15pm with the intention of spending about £80. When I went to the vegetable section, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower etc., most of the baskets were empty. I replaced the shopping I had already picked up and put back on the correct shelves, and crossed the road to Lidl and got everything I wanted. If Aldi continue like this with empty displays within the first few weeks of opening, then I cannot see much of a future for them with others shops in the close vicinity.. Bill badger
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