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Old 08-10-2018, 04:54 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I also enjoy my grocery store trips. But I'm retired, with time on my hands. I can see how a time-challenged younger person might love the convenience of home delivery.
I'll never understand that. I'm 61 and work two jobs (one being seasonal and part time), still make time for grocery shopping and enjoy it. Also do a bit of charcuterie, mostly sausage making. Even when our daughter was still living at home we still made the time.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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Meanwhile he earned $20 in the time it would have taken.
haha - except we are clocked out at 12 - 1 for lunch. so he was sitting there waiting for his lunch off the clock and had to scarf it down quickly to be back at his desk....
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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haha - except we are clocked out at 12 - 1 for lunch. so he was sitting there waiting for his lunch off the clock and had to scarf it down quickly to be back at his desk....

Of course, I have no clue about your personal situation, I was just subtly making the point that frugality is not always about how you spend your money but also about how you spend your time.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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I have figured out for myself, that it has to be one of my favorite restaurants like TLT catering, and the best off the menu to justify the UE's delivery charge.

Doesn't make sense for El Pollo Loco.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:15 PM
 
Location: California
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We occasionally use Door Dash but there have been some big errors, like an entire entrée missing, so I always prefer to go pick up my own food. I'm really glad it's an option though.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:34 PM
 
Location: California
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I can see why people like it. I’ve never used it but some of my friends do frequently and love it. Also as for service like anything it depends on the person providing it. I was in El Pollo Loco a couple weeks ago and saw a GrubHub guy picking up an order. He was off to the side counter and was very meticulous about everything. Made sure they had all their sauces and condiments and napkins and silverware etc.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:41 AM
 
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Have you ever have pizza delivered? Really, this isn’t any different than pizza delivery, which has been going on for decades.
I make sure to give good tips, if I am going to order from them again.....don`t want those that handle my food upset with me
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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A friend of mine uses Grubhub via its internet website.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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No I actually don't have pizza delivered. I live in an area where its a 2-5 minute drive to many different restaurants - pizza, ethnic (Chinese, Indian, Greek, Vietnamese, Japanese), fast casual, upscale steakhouse, fast food, etc. - so its easier for me to either go out to eat or order take-out and bring it home. Due to where I live, restaurant delivery is just paying extra to get my food slower than I can get it myself. I prefer to save the money and the time.
The neighborhood I live in has over 20 pizza places within a three mile radius. We counted once just for fun because we have never lived anywhere with this many restaurants and pizza places.

On Friday and Saturday evenings our neighborhood has a steady parade for of pizza delivery vehicles entering and leaving the neighborhood. We live in a neighborhood with only one entrance and no thru traffic so the pizza vehicles are very noticeable. At times there have been traffic jams made up of pizza delivery vehicles.

My kids, when they were younger, used to count pizza delivery vehicles and tally them to determine which pizza place “won” on any given evening.

Some of my friends live in a nearby gated neighborhood that has tall wrought iron gates that slowly open when you put in a code. Each resident has a special code just for pizza delivery drivers.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Of course, I have no clue about your personal situation, I was just subtly making the point that frugality is not always about how you spend your money but also about how you spend your time.
Exactly. Same reason why some people prefer to pay someone to clean their house, mow their lawn, detail their vehicles, etc.
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