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  Reply # 1778453 9-May-2017 13:36
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Jas777:

 

Might be better off instead of a supermarket just a massive distribution centre with online selling portal?

 

 

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  Reply # 1778489 9-May-2017 14:11
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Rikkitic:

 

Jas777:

 

Might be better off instead of a supermarket just a massive distribution centre with online selling portal?

 

 

Amazon hears you.

 

 

 

 

Is there a amazon type place in USA where you could order food products that can bring to NZ? Thinking of sauces etc


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1778506 9-May-2017 14:28
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Not that I have found. Freight from the US is stupid prices as we can see with youshop etc costing a fortune compared to from other countries.

Best bet for us stuff in NZ is Martha's backyard in my Wellington IME. Mighty ape get some stuff. United sweets seems to have packed in.




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  Reply # 1778510 9-May-2017 14:34
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Geektastic:

 

The lack of imagination in NZ supermarket offerings.

 

The same old stuff, all the time.

 

 

 

 

We use the likes of New World for the high volume stuff and use specialty shops for anything else. We travel a bit to do it though like to Greytown from Wellington to get meat but that's the price of a small population.





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  Reply # 1778518 9-May-2017 14:51
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

The lack of imagination in NZ supermarket offerings.

 

The same old stuff, all the time.

 

 

 

 

We use the likes of New World for the high volume stuff and use specialty shops for anything else. We travel a bit to do it though like to Greytown from Wellington to get meat but that's the price of a small population.

 

 

Part of the lack of imagination might be to do with too many supermarkets? Do we have more per capita than other countries?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1778525 9-May-2017 14:58
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Jas777:

 

MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

The lack of imagination in NZ supermarket offerings.

 

The same old stuff, all the time.

 

 

 

 

We use the likes of New World for the high volume stuff and use specialty shops for anything else. We travel a bit to do it though like to Greytown from Wellington to get meat but that's the price of a small population.

 

 

Part of the lack of imagination might be to do with too many supermarkets? Do we have more per capita than other countries?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We only have two mainstream chains, Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuff Cooperative. Given that a lot of what grocery stores sell is perishable they tend to stock high turnover stock lines which is logical and serves the vast majority of their customer base. Some like New World Thorndon(Wellington) stock a wider range of stock lines that meet the needs of its particular client base.





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  Reply # 1778798 9-May-2017 21:49
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Fish-tank heater thermostats.

 

Apparently they can fail-on, and then you cook all your fish...

 

:-(


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  Reply # 1778813 9-May-2017 22:00
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And room thermostats - my one tries to be cleaver by switching off the heating before the room gets to the set temp. It is some stupid power saving feature. So you have to set the temp higher to get the room warm. Then it sometimes actually heats the room to the set temp. Meaning the room is now too hot and energy has been wasted heating it to that temp.






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  Reply # 1778829 9-May-2017 22:26
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jamesrt:

 

Fish-tank heater thermostats.

 

Apparently they can fail-on, and then you cook all your fish...

 

:-(

 

 

Thats why I have several 100w heaters instead of one giant one. Means crap goes wrong slower.





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  Reply # 1778839 9-May-2017 22:47
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jamesrt:

 

Fish-tank heater thermostats.

 

Apparently they can fail-on, and then you cook all your fish...

 

:-(

 

 

 

 

That's a feature.

 

 

 

The new Tefal Fish-o-matic...






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  Reply # 1778997 10-May-2017 11:13
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Geekzone going down for "maintenance", seconds after I have just posted a lengthy reply .. reply gone


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  Reply # 1779009 10-May-2017 11:29
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That has happened to me more than once.

 

 





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We only really go down once a month from Windows Updates. Mark your calendars: usually second Wednesday of the month.




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freitasm: We only really go down once a month from Windows Updates. Mark your calendars: usually second Wednesday of the month.

 

 

 

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