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Old 12-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #41
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I also got 120 count baby aspirin for $1.49.

Costco, Kirkland Signature baby aspirin #730 [(2) 365 ct bottles] $4.99

Heck, they might expire before you could use them all....
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #42
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Never even heard of Aldi's. Just looked it up. There's one 17 miles away in Frederick MD. I'll stop in next time I'm up there. I love Trader Joes. Always looking for new ways to spend money.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:27 PM   #43
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Aldi's is a great resource for LBYM. I started going there in the Midwest in the early 90's and thier prices really made a big difference in the grocery budget for a family of 5 with one paycheck.

The prices were so low, I was skeptical about the quality, but I experimented and everything I tried was ok quality-wise and the staples like bread, milk, cereal, etc were equal to anyplace else. One of the few name brand items they had was Echrich hot dogs for 50% of what the big chains were charging. Biggest problem was the lines were so long I could only go during the slow period on my lunch hour.

The new Aldi stores are like Palaces compared to the ones back then. They had old-fashion adding machines and no price tags...in the '90's......clerks had to memorize every price. They had no fresh meat which I just noticed a few months ago a local Aldi's. It's pre-packaged someplace else and brought to the store in sealed trays.....dunno about that! I only go a few times a year now when it's convenient.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:39 PM   #44
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They are not trying to be all things to all people and also are not trying to be a cheap, knock-off of Walmart.
Yeah, we've had an Aldi's around here since years before that Walplace ever even thought about building anywhere around here!
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They had no fresh meat which I just noticed a few months ago a local Aldi's. It's pre-packaged someplace else and brought to the store in sealed trays.....dunno about that!
We've bought their pre-packaged, sealed trays of meat, and it's been just as good, if not better than, Krogers, Eagles, and IGA. Our store has a lot of business, so everything is continuously being restocked, and the meat usually looks a lot fresher than our local chain stores.
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My friend's son is a truck driver for Aldi's and picked up their soup... at the Campbell's factory. They pay excellent wages and when the distribution center here advertises in the paper there are long long lines of people waiting to apply. I love the fast checkouts and spacious packing areas.
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I've taken to buying meats and veggies at the Sprouts near us. Stuff like hamburger and chicken breasts are consistently far cheaper than the bigger chain grocery stores, and some "luxury" veggies like artichokes and asparagus are back on my higher frequency list.
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Count me among the lucky ones. Got a Sprouts near me too! Darn, why am I not happy with where I am, and still looking for a better place to retire?
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We've bought their pre-packaged, sealed trays of meat, and it's been just as good, if not better than, Krogers, Eagles, and IGA. Our store has a lot of business, so everything is continuously being restocked, and the meat usually looks a lot fresher than our local chain stores.
Ok...Goonie, on your recommendation, I may give it a try! If I recall, isn't Aldi's in based IL?
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Count me among the lucky ones. Got a Sprouts near me too! Darn, why am I not happy with where I am, and still looking for a better place to retire?
Grass is greener eh?
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Oops, I forgot it's winter.

The problem is there is no grass here, man. It's the desert!

I am happy now, because I were able to fix my car last week on the driveway, wearing summer shorts and Tshirt in the balmy 70 deg temp. Ask me again next Aug.

Been here all my life. The heat only gets worse as you age...
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Oops, I forgot it's winter.

The problem is there is no grass here, man. It's the desert!

I am happy now, because I were able to fix my car last week on the driveway, wearing summer shorts and Tshirt in the balmy 70 deg temp. Ask me again next Aug.

Been here all my life. The heat only gets worse as you age...
I'm freezing my tuckus off in front of the fireplace! I'm not allowed to set the heat about 58.
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Oops, I forgot it's winter.

The problem is there is no grass here, man. It's the desert!

I am happy now, because I were able to fix my car last week on the driveway, wearing summer shorts and Tshirt in the balmy 70 deg temp. Ask me again next Aug.

Been here all my life. The heat only gets worse as you age...
I think that's a very good reason to look for someplace else you might prefer!

Life is an adventure, especially once we retire.
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Oops, I forgot it's winter.

The problem is there is no grass here, man. It's the desert!

I am happy now, because I were able to fix my car last week on the driveway, wearing summer shorts and Tshirt in the balmy 70 deg temp. Ask me again next Aug.

Been here all my life. The heat only gets worse as you age...
Im gonna move me to Texas. I hear they got Ebola,hurricanes,death ants,guns,snakes,ninjas and 1000 other things that could kill you. Im not scared..
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We both have family roots here, and get along well with siblings.

There's still hope; I have not changed my screen name from NW-Bound. Actually, I should have called myself PNW-Bound, or just PugetSound, where I want to be.
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Im gonna move me to Texas. I hear they got Ebola,hurricanes,death ants,guns,snakes,ninjas and 1000 other things that could kill you. Im not scared..
From California, for lower cost of living?
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Lower cost of dying, too...
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From California, for lower cost of living?
Its not cold and lower cost of living. The death part I can handle. I used to live in Ohio.
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From what I've learned from this forum, AZ may be better than western Texas. I have 2 houses, one in the desert (good for winter/bad in summer), and another in the high country at 7000ft (in the boonie), where it was the opposite.

The right balance can be found in intermediate elevations like Prescott, or Payson. Have you heard about these places?
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From what I've learned from this forum, AZ may be better than western Texas. I have 2 houses, one in the desert (good for winter/bad in summer), and another in the high country at 7000ft (in the boonie), where it was the opposite.

The right balance can be found in intermediate elevations like Prescott, or Payson. Have you heard about these places?
Yeah Ive heard of Prescott. We are driving from CA to Texas in the spring. Plan on stopping at a few places along the way in AZ.


Oh I wonder if they have Aldi's
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