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Now that Aldi has grown dramatically in Australia, have you ever been into an Aldi shop?

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Aldi have just opened in Perth, and have opened in several locations.

I have one a few kms from where I live, however I have not been there, nor do I intend to.

Coles and Woolworths are Australian companies and Aldi is German - I believe they will not pay taxes that you and I pay, and I would rather pay a bit more and shop with Australian companies.

Si, I have no intention of buying anything from a German grocery company. Australia has few enough people compared to Europe, so I do not believe that foreign companies should be operating next to good old Aussie ones!
by Finy
Sorry! We shop at Aldi all the time. The odd thing I can't buy there, e.g: Little packets of herbs, & big bottles of tonic water, I buy from our local Coles, which is in 1 suburb from where we live. they are a few things I need to buy there actually, because Aldi doesn't sell them.
by Miro

When they pay Taxes here, same for IKEA, & Google, I may do so.

Until then, Woolies, mostly, & Coles, sometimes, will get my hard-earned $...............
I agree with you Finy
Lluxi - Why are companies greedy - they have enough in their own countries with huge populations?
by Finy
I have done some shopping with Aldi, and esp at Christmas when they have a lot of things that I like.
Having said that, I will never again buy anything that is electrical! from them.
They seem to have people returning a fair amount..
I like their meat, and a few items that I can not get at Coles and Woolies.
But, if I had to give up Aldi, I could no problem.

I like to keep my shopping to the other two for 90%, keeping it Australian as much as I can.
So now and then a little change, but I would like the two big ones to give a little more in variety.

We do not have Aldi where I am,so NO! I have not ever shopped there!
Yes, i have. i do enjoy some of the products offered there, but i still prefer woolies or coles
Yes. However, I do find it is tempting to buy things you normally wouldn't (or shouldn't). That said, I am off there shortly to buy a steam cleaner.
by Rice
Yes they are fantastic and prices remain unchanged no matter what day of the week.
Pay attention the Big Supermarket Chains.
We shop every week and the specials in their catalogues are great value.
Have done in the passed, but not for a long time for many of the same reasons outlined above. Taxes, food from china, unreliable cheap electricals and clothing that does not last. The European specials they have at christmas time I can get at other places so no longer support them.
The children's clothing is fantastic. Durable and quality fabric means they last a long time.
by Vee
Im so glad Aldi opened in Adelaide. Whilst on holiday in Melbourne I picked up some bargains and alcohol was a lot cheaper in the Aldi stores, so I bought some Christmas gifts for friends of mine that would appreciate what I had bought them. Aldi liquer is not part of the Aldi store as the local Government seems to think we in Adelaide cant control ourselves.
I shop at Woolies, Aldi, and my local green grocer every week. There are things in Aldi I can't get in Woolies and vice versa. I like to shop at my local green grocer because I like the idea of supporting "the little guy".
by Vee
Oh Yes ! Especially my washing powder which is $4 for 4 kilos and it works well on my washing machine too.
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