Weekend Open Forum: Do you purchase groceries or order food online?

By Jos
Apr 4, 2014
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  1. The idea of purchasing groceries online isn't new, but several limitations have kept it from reaching mainstream audiences. Nevertheless progress is being made by the likes of FreshDirect, AmazonFresh, Instacart and dozens others operating in a handful of cities or...

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  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 860   +308

  3. I order Dominoes pizza online about once a month...
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,375   +2,166

    Does protein powder count?
  5. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +164

    Sometimes I get Dominos online but that's about it.
  6. I order food by phone.. :D
  7. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    No, I have never ordered food or groceries online. I'm not aware if such services are available in the Philippines since I live in a rural area far from urban centers.

    what I'm aware is the services offered by mercury drug store (a drugstore chain in the Philippines) where one can order drugs thru telephone and then picked up by the buyer after prescription is confirmed and payment done.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    I never bought any type of food online. I don't even order on line and go to the store when it's ready.

    I'm retired, and I enjoy getting out of the house.

    Redbox is in most major supermarkets.

    So, I go buy food, and pick up a movie to watch at the same time.

    My internet is only 1 meg DSL. That makes it impossible for me to have the "privilege" of paying $5.00 to stream a movie online, and forces me to pay a dollar and twenty five cents at Redbox to watch the same s***. (And get fresh milk while I'm at it).
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,926   +185

    I've never bought groceries online.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    Nope, I've never bought anything online, not even a takeout. I'm retired and I enjoy walking to the supermarket every alternate day and chatting with other old geezers there.
  11. No. Supermarket is at 100m.
  12. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    My wife occasionally purchases groceries online. At first she used Ocardo but now uses Waitrose. As I have to pass a Waitrose store on the way home she normally just sends me a text message.
  13. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 103   +24

    I walk to the store its right around the block...I can not ever imagine ordering my groceries online...
  14. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    I do !
  15. Mike Steele

    Mike Steele TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +6

    The store is less than a mile away. they have an awesome deli which changes items all the time. I like to try new things, and babe watch at the same time.
  16. Macgyver56

    Macgyver56 TS Member Posts: 21

    I live in a somewhat rural area, so the opportunities are limited. Despite that, I love ordering takeout online. I like being able to sit in my house, taking as much time as I want to figure out what to order, and then have it be ready when I arrive at the restaurant.

    We don't have food delivery here. If we did, I'd use it.
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I don't order food as in grocery stuff but I do order a pizza in now and then. Nice when you don't have cash on the hip so you can pay on the card instead.
  18. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    I can't say I've grocery shopped online. But, I do buy tea and coffee from online vendors. I also will order pizza or Chinese if my no one feels like cooking. I imagine it would be a bit expensive to really grocery shop online. Plus, you don't even know what you're getting until you get it.
  19. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Buy groceries. The only time I ordered groceries online was for a required project for this consumer sciences class...
  20. EClyde

    EClyde TS Maniac Posts: 619   +146

    If I could I would.
  21. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 337   +43

    I started to say "no, that's ridiculous", then I remembered that the cereal I was eating came from Amazon.
  22. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    So far I haven't bought any groceries or ordered any food online but I'm glad I have the option of doing so if I want.
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  23. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    Energy bars - that's it.
  24. rpjkw11

    rpjkw11 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I only order the occasional pizza and then pick it up myself so it's hot when we eat.
  25. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    Well Pizza and some takeout before, I guess if were literally talking about groceries the only thing I have done have been some exotic hot sauces or spices.

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