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Online Grocery ordering article

Online Grocery ordering article




Many will be interested in how this works.

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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".


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Thanks for the info. Wouldn’t have thought about it otherwise. May take advantage of this on our next visit,


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


At a gas station they "used to" gas up, clean windshield, check oil, add water to the battery and air up the tires. I did it a couple summers growing up, but don't tell us about what they used to do. This is new around here. I see posts here all summer about services for shopping for people which is why I posted it. Use it or ignore it - I don't care!


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


At a gas station they "used to" gas up, clean windshield, check oil, add water to the battery and air up the tires. I did it a couple summers growing up, but don't tell us about what they used to do. This is new around here. I see posts here all summer about services for shopping for people which is why I posted it. Use it or ignore it - I don't care!

Tim-OBX


Heading down for Thanksgiving, I appreciate the post maybe easier & less stressful to gather up Items for TG.


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


Thanks for posting Tim.

Although I would not use this service, I have read many posts prior on this forum from folks that were looking for information for such services on the Outerbanks.

Was nice of you to think of them.

Now as for the posts I've quoted, neither one of those examples were online ordering or for this particular area.
The idea of food delivery itself of course is not new, but the way it's done, the area it covers or the store that's involved may be.



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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


At a gas station they "used to" gas up, clean windshield, check oil, add water to the battery and air up the tires. I did it a couple summers growing up, but don't tell us about what they used to do. This is new around here. I see posts here all summer about services for shopping for people which is why I posted it. Use it or ignore it - I don't care!

Tim-OBX


who is "us"?


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Lots of residents here, who might have medical or mobility issues will be thrilled with this option.


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We probably wouldn't use this on summer trips, but I can see it working well for us the next time we come for Thanksgiving (which, unfortunately, won't be this year). We arrive around 5:00 or so, but it is dark by then, which makes it seem later. I would use it for the makings of a quick dinner for our arrival night and breakfast foods for the first morning at least.


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


Now as for the posts I've quoted, neither one of those examples were online ordering or for this particular area.
The idea of food delivery itself of course is not new, but the way it's done, the area it covers or the store that's involved may be.

River


.......as for MY comment, just making conversation ...sharing my own thoughts, if you will....with Laszlo about the concept of food delivery, who in turn I believe was ALSO just making conversation.

The same "new" service is being offered up here in the city......and millennials are acting like its a new invention like the automobile or sliced bread. Theeth smiley

The only thing new about it is that it is being done via an "app" versus picking up the phone.

I think THAT was Laszlo's point. Just a point in conversation, the way *I* read it.

Apropos to the area of the OBX, now, food delivery may or may not have ever been a thing whether by app, phone, tin cans/string or carrier pigeon....I never used the service then or now.

I am sure that someone will find the OPs post to be invaluable for their own needs and my comments were in no way looking to take away from that. Just making conversation.

FWIW I look at posts in the context of DISCUSSION and not just assume the negative.....not everyone is attacking everyone else's posts.....but I guess that is what Facebook has turned us all into....lol smiley with shades



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Hey MikeW…. Tim is being salty again!!!! New


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Many will be interested in how this works.

Tim-OBX


Is this really that new? When I was a kid back in the late 60's and 70's (Im' 56 now) Our little town had home milk delivery, bread delivery. The butcher would come around once a week to sell meat and take orders. From April until late fall a truck would come around 1-2 a week with fruit and produce. We also had a guy from the local farm who would bring eggs and chickens. The small supermarket by us would offer free delivery, Apples to Oranges comparison but delivery and pickup has been around for a while

Laszlo


Same here....even as recent as the 90s, my grandparents lived in a town where there was a grocer who would deliver....just call them up by phone......small fee, but very convenient as my grandpap could no longer drive and my grandmother didnt drive at all.

"What's old is new again".

shadango


At a gas station they "used to" gas up, clean windshield, check oil, add water to the battery and air up the tires. I did it a couple summers growing up, but don't tell us about what they used to do. This is new around here. I see posts here all summer about services for shopping for people which is why I posted it. Use it or ignore it - I don't care!

Tim-OBX


You just did (tell us what YOU used to do). I'm sure there are some on here that don't care about that either!