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Old 02-02-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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Everyone is shopping online these days so why hasn't online grocery shopping caught on? I think it would be SO much more convenient to buy groceries on a mobile device and have it delivered to your home or office.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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People like to select their own produce and meats.
Since you have to go to the store for that anyway, might as well get the other stuff too.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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^^^ditto. I don't want someone else to choose my produce, meat and even canned or boxed foods. In the store I can
see where the item came from (avoid Chinese products). Also, I've had bagger's in the past ruin some items buy placing
heavy items on top of fruits, meat and bakery products which either bruised or punctured the wrapping on the meat &
having that liquid flow all over what else was in the bag. That is why I like to bag things myself or inspect it before I
leave.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:52 AM
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It would just make people more lazy. Grocery shopping is one of the things that needs to be done in person.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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I'm not allowing online people making decisions on anything that goes into my stomach.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I live twenty miles from town so I don't look forward to free delivery anytime soon. Everybody along the fifty mile stretch between Cody and Yellowstone National Park (perhaps three hundred households) would need to buy regularly to make it practical. I need to look at produce and meat as well.

I do order online from both Amazon and Walmart as well as a number of specialty sellers. Refrigerated shipping is becoming less expensive and many products are only available at a few places in the country. My experience has been excellent. I order citrus fruits from Florida, the only way to get Florida produce. Again, my experience has been excellent.

When more people do this as I am sure they will and when something like google maps street view is available for grocery stores since we need to see what's new I believe that online shopping will just about replace store shopping for most people.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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There are stores that will deliver; however, as long as I can still continue to get to the store myself I will do so.

Mainly for the reasons others mentioned: quality of produce and meat! I may be wrong, but I would fear that the produce/meat the store would select for me would be items that aren't selling or should have been tossed the day before.

Also, how long do the perishables sit around before delivered to your door? I saw a grocery cart filled with food (some perishables) that was waiting to be delivered. . . no idea how long it had been sitting there, or how much longer it would sit there before being bagged, put on the delivery van and delivered.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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I don't drive and hate having to rely on public transporation to get from point A to point B and would much rather spend a little extra on quality grocery shipping. I wish Amazon would expand their grocery service.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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There are stores that will deliver; however, as long as I can still continue to get to the store myself I will do so.

Mainly for the reasons others mentioned: quality of produce and meat! I may be wrong, but I would fear that the produce/meat the store would select for me would be items that aren't selling or should have been tossed the day before.

Also, how long do the perishables sit around before delivered to your door? I saw a grocery cart filled with food (some perishables) that was waiting to be delivered. . . no idea how long it had been sitting there, or how much longer it would sit there before being bagged, put on the delivery van and delivered.

Me too. I can't always say that when my spouse goes out to pick something up that he will come back with the item I wanted. We don't really live that far and I like to get out and do what I'd like to do and not necessarily rely on someone else to do it. To each their own though.

I've done 'online' buying and sometimes, for me anyways, it can be a hit or miss.

If they don't pick up the exact item you wanted at the grocery store, what are you going to do? Call them back up and scream and shout, just store the item and maybe not consume at all so it goes bad and you still end up throwing it out, or lastly just grin and bear it and eat it?

How much will your specific delivery person/company charge you on a monthly basis or per-item basis and will returns/go fetch a different item be calculated into the cost of the delivery service?

Then, there's tipping....

Yeah, until I'm quite in the rocker and can't get up, I'll just do my own thang .
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:41 PM
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I don't drive and hate having to rely on public transporation to get from point A to point B and would much rather spend a little extra on quality grocery shipping. I wish Amazon would expand their grocery service.
Huh? It's simple...live near a grocery store. That's actually one of the primary factors for someone who lives in a very urban city and wants to get around car-free.
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