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    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
    How have all the other supermarkets decided to allow Tesco an effective monopoly on online delivery? It doesn't make any sense really that you would cede what will be the bulk of most shopping going forward.
    Think super value have a decent service? I'm surprised myself that Aldi and Lidl have gone down the shitty half arsed versions that they have. And the Dunnes offering, where you have to phone in your order is just bizarre.
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      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
      How have all the other supermarkets decided to allow Tesco an effective monopoly on online delivery? It doesn't make any sense really that you would cede what will be the bulk of most shopping going forward.
      Pretty certain most grocery shop deliveries are loss making.

      €5 or something as a fee which is supposed to cover
      • staff to 'pick' the groceries
      • staff to deliver the groceries
      • infrastructure (refrigerated trucks etc) to assist
      It also reduces the impulse purchases and also the online shop allows people to find substitutes far more easily than in the shop.

      Decades of honing a grocery business into being a funnel to pick extra cash off of people as they wander through the carefully arranged shop has not translated well to the online model. Plenty of arguments that we're going to need food price increases to support business model changes, that grocery shops have been using high margin item sales to cover discounts and razor thin margins elsewhere.

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        We've now had three tradespeople traverse up and down the very long Newtownpark Avenue repeatedly ringing asking 'and where are you exactly...?' rather than type the eircode into Google Maps which gives the exact location of the building. I don't get it. Yesterday it was a guy who's job is to find people's house, pick up their excess thrash, and drive it away. That's his only job as far as I know. Well he calls himself Pat the Rubbish Man. Yet he spent a good 40 minutes lost on the road despite me suggesting a few times that he type in the eircode. We ended up with a compromise that I would instead stand on the road in the rain and then when he saw the only guy stupid enough to be standing on the road in the rain he would know he was there.
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          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
          We've now had three tradespeople traverse up and down the very long Newtownpark Avenue repeatedly ringing asking 'and where are you exactly...?' rather than type the eircode into Google Maps which gives the exact location of the building. I don't get it. Yesterday it was a guy who's job is to find people's house, pick up their excess thrash, and drive it away. That's his only job as far as I know. Well he calls himself Pat the Rubbish Man. Yet he spent a good 40 minutes lost on the road despite me suggesting a few times that he type in the eircode. We ended up with a compromise that I would instead stand on the road in the rain and then when he saw the only guy stupid enough to be standing on the road in the rain he would know he was there.
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            Originally posted by Emmet View Post

            Pretty certain most grocery shop deliveries are loss making.

            €5 or something as a fee which is supposed to cover
            • staff to 'pick' the groceries
            • staff to deliver the groceries
            • infrastructure (refrigerated trucks etc) to assist
            It also reduces the impulse purchases and also the online shop allows people to find substitutes far more easily than in the shop.

            Decades of honing a grocery business into being a funnel to pick extra cash off of people as they wander through the carefully arranged shop has not translated well to the online model. Plenty of arguments that we're going to need food price increases to support business model changes, that grocery shops have been using high margin item sales to cover discounts and razor thin margins elsewhere.
            The problem, as loss making as it might be, if you cede the bulk shopping part of shopping then you are ceding most grocery sales to a rival. So how will you build a relationship with customers. There isn't a realistic alternative whereby if you don't have online shopping then people will instead drive to your shop. As in: grocery shopping except for a few bits and bobs is deeply unpleasant for nearly everyone, so paying a fiver to have someone else do most of it and bring it to your door is a no brainer. The 'you drive to us' market is only sustained by elderly people. I guess the reality then is that this is the way the market is and you risk allowing your rival a virtual monopoly on 'the big shop' if you don't acknowledge that as a supermarket.

            The costs bit will all be worked out in due course with robots etc. In the same way as Amazon couldn't quite work out how to make money for their first 20 years but eventually got such market power that it started rolling in.
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              Originally posted by PSV58 View Post
              Succession is overrated, I’ve given it 7 episodes...next!
              not as bad as the steaming pile of shit that is Better call saul (think I made it to episode 5)
              going to be a deathbed regret that I kept trying new shows after finishing the wire


               
              His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                We've now had three tradespeople traverse up and down the very long Newtownpark Avenue repeatedly ringing asking 'and where are you exactly...?' rather than type the eircode into Google Maps which gives the exact location of the building. I don't get it. Yesterday it was a guy who's job is to find people's house, pick up their excess thrash, and drive it away. That's his only job as far as I know. Well he calls himself Pat the Rubbish Man. Yet he spent a good 40 minutes lost on the road despite me suggesting a few times that he type in the eircode. We ended up with a compromise that I would instead stand on the road in the rain and then when he saw the only guy stupid enough to be standing on the road in the rain he would know he was there.
                If you moved into the place you posted before you're "at the top of newtownpark avenue across from the religious centre"

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                  Originally posted by Ed View Post

                  If you moved into the place you posted before you're "at the top of newtownpark avenue across from the religious centre"
                  That's the one. But the eircode says exactly where it is to avoid confusing directions!!!
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                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                    The problem, as loss making as it might be, if you cede the bulk shopping part of shopping then you are ceding most grocery sales to a rival. So how will you build a relationship with customers. There isn't a realistic alternative whereby if you don't have online shopping then people will instead drive to your shop. As in: grocery shopping except for a few bits and bobs is deeply unpleasant for nearly everyone, so paying a fiver to have someone else do most of it and bring it to your door is a no brainer. The 'you drive to us' market is only sustained by elderly people. I guess the reality then is that this is the way the market is and you risk allowing your rival a virtual monopoly on 'the big shop' if you don't acknowledge that as a supermarket.

                    The costs bit will all be worked out in due course with robots etc. In the same way as Amazon couldn't quite work out how to make money for their first 20 years but eventually got such market power that it started rolling in.
                    Yeah, I don't think that is the case.
                    Most people I know are inherently against the idea of home delivery as
                    a) they aren't organised enough to make a definitive list of what they need
                    b) use 'the big shop' as a form of escapism and is a weekly ritual
                    c) dont do a 'big shop' and shop as escapism several times a week
                    d) worried about missing a hitherto unknown deal
                    e) they'd miss the ability to impulse buy.
                    f) don't trust the pickers to get the 'right' bits of meat, fruit or veg

                    Is all this highly illogical in the face of the convenience of online shopping?
                    Of course, but nobody said people are logical
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                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                      Hmm. That's a very technical win. The US gave Israel nuclear weapon ability, so that is US nuclear weapons deployed on foreign soil even if the flag says otherwise.
                      I guess I mean execute nuclear attack on an allies soil?

                      damn multi quote...
                      everyone consider yourselves replied to.
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                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                        The US gave Israel nuclear weapon ability.
                        It was actually the French who were instrumental in the Israeli program.

                        For bonus points: who did the Israelis sell their nuclear technology on to?
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                          Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                          Think super value have a decent service? I'm surprised myself that Aldi and Lidl have gone down the shitty half arsed versions that they have. And the Dunnes offering, where you have to phone in your order is just bizarre.
                          To me it's a mystery how Dunnes is still in business. They are simply horrible to their staff and along with Supervalu the most expensive place to shop. Lidl's new savings app seems to be getting a bit of traction from a few people I've spoken to.

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                            An interesting read on how Israel developed nukes. With ze Frogz.

                            Contrary to what you might assume too:

                            the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during the John F. Kennedy and, to a lesser extent, Lyndon B. Johnson administrations
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                              Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                              Yeah, I don't think that is the case.
                              Most people I know are inherently against the idea of home delivery as
                              a) they aren't organised enough to make a definitive list of what they need
                              b) use 'the big shop' as a form of escapism and is a weekly ritual
                              c) dont do a 'big shop' and shop as escapism several times a week
                              d) worried about missing a hitherto unknown deal
                              e) they'd miss the ability to impulse buy.
                              f) don't trust the pickers to get the 'right' bits of meat, fruit or veg

                              Is all this highly illogical in the face of the convenience of online shopping?
                              Of course, but nobody said people are logical
                              a) This is the case 90% of the time.
                              b) & c) There's a large social element attached to this. My dad's excuse for multiple trips to the shop is to catch up on chats with people he wouldn't otherwise bump into.
                              d) & e) FOMO on deals is legit.
                              f) "I don't want someone else giving me fruit with bruises or touching my food" etc etc

                              Myself and the missus have been sticking to an agreed but flexible weekly menu for the last two years. This has made massive savings on shopping and completely eliminated food waste. Look at the fridge and freezer to see what you already have, pick your dinners and add your requirements to a shopping list. We use shared google keep checklists for shopping and dishes that we have cooked previously to speed up the process. 10-15 mins work once a week to decide on a menu and build the shopping list.

                              Intentionally cooking extra portions as leftovers to be frozen or used for lunch is key. Bulk cooking rice, pasta and beans makes it very easy to just add meat/veg to quickly spin up a dinner in a hurry. The caveat being that it is very handy to this as a couple by splitting the workload and having no kids to worry about.

                              Yes this sounds boring but really reduces stress levels and we'll always try make time for a nice meal once a week. Usually on Fri/Sat- sushi/bbq/steak/eamoqueca (TM)/something deep fried.

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                                Originally posted by elbows View Post


                                Disappointing that there;s no Ketamine supercut
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                                  Does anyone use Buymie? 15% premium for online shopping always seemed high to me


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                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                    We've now had three tradespeople traverse up and down the very long Newtownpark Avenue repeatedly ringing asking 'and where are you exactly...?' rather than type the eircode into Google Maps which gives the exact location of the building. I don't get it. Yesterday it was a guy who's job is to find people's house, pick up their excess thrash, and drive it away. That's his only job as far as I know. Well he calls himself Pat the Rubbish Man. Yet he spent a good 40 minutes lost on the road despite me suggesting a few times that he type in the eircode. We ended up with a compromise that I would instead stand on the road in the rain and then when he saw the only guy stupid enough to be standing on the road in the rain he would know he was there.
                                    He tried to warn you.

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                                      In our house we pay a high premium to be able to physically shop. Whoever does the shop PAYS for it. However I usually offer to do it as the peace and quiet is worth the money. I then come home say, Jayz that was exhausting I need a lie down.
                                      All in all 80 Euro money well spent. I usually buy a soon to be disposed item if I spot some bric o brac - Money well spent. The most useless thing I bought was a cardboard castle in ALDI. Hey the kids will love this. I sat in it on my own for 40 minutes, fell asleep as disposed of it at a later date, I being the only one who played with it – Money well spent.

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                                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                        a) This is the case 90% of the time.
                                        b) & c) There's a large social element attached to this. My dad's excuse for multiple trips to the shop is to catch up on chats with people he wouldn't otherwise bump into.
                                        d) & e) FOMO on deals is legit.
                                        f) "I don't want someone else giving me fruit with bruises or touching my food" etc etc

                                        Myself and the missus have been sticking to an agreed but flexible weekly menu for the last two years. This has made massive savings on shopping and completely eliminated food waste. Look at the fridge and freezer to see what you already have, pick your dinners and add your requirements to a shopping list. We use shared google keep checklists for shopping and dishes that we have cooked previously to speed up the process. 10-15 mins work once a week to decide on a menu and build the shopping list.

                                        Intentionally cooking extra portions as leftovers to be frozen or used for lunch is key. Bulk cooking rice, pasta and beans makes it very easy to just add meat/veg to quickly spin up a dinner in a hurry. The caveat being that it is very handy to this as a couple by splitting the workload and having no kids to worry about.

                                        Yes this sounds boring but really reduces stress levels and we'll always try make time for a nice meal once a week. Usually on Fri/Sat- sushi/bbq/steak/eamoqueca (TM)/something deep fried.
                                        Is it not dodgy reheating rice?

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                                          Bit o Mazzy?

                                           

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                                            Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                            Is it not dodgy reheating rice?
                                            It’s not the reheating that’s dodgy afaik. Only leaving it sit around at room temp, or in fridge, due to rapid bacteria growth. Freezing avoids the issue Id assume.

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                                              Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                              Is it not dodgy reheating rice?
                                              Reheating up to once is fine afaik, its the subsequent reheats may cause issues with bacteria.
                                              This too shall pass.

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                                                Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                Pretty certain most grocery shop deliveries are loss making.

                                                €5 or something as a fee which is supposed to cover
                                                • staff to 'pick' the groceries
                                                • staff to deliver the groceries
                                                • infrastructure (refrigerated trucks etc) to assist
                                                It definitely costs them more than €5.
                                                But that’s not necessarily the same as making a loss.

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                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                  The problem, as loss making as it might be, if you cede the bulk shopping part of shopping then you are ceding most grocery sales to a rival. So how will you build a relationship with customers. There isn't a realistic alternative whereby if you don't have online shopping then people will instead drive to your shop. As in: grocery shopping except for a few bits and bobs is deeply unpleasant for nearly everyone, so paying a fiver to have someone else do most of it and bring it to your door is a no brainer. The 'you drive to us' market is only sustained by elderly people. I guess the reality then is that this is the way the market is and you risk allowing your rival a virtual monopoly on 'the big shop' if you don't acknowledge that as a supermarket.

                                                  The costs bit will all be worked out in due course with robots etc. In the same way as Amazon couldn't quite work out how to make money for their first 20 years but eventually got such market power that it started rolling in.
                                                  Those customers are costing you money, not making you money. Why service them? What is the long term benefit you see from spending money to provide goods to these customers?

                                                  There is little-to-no 'stickyness' going to be gained by utilising the existing 'pick & deliver' system which is quite expensive. If/when there is an economic way of doing so, Dunnes / Aldi et al will switch. And I don't think anyone is going to 'stick' to Tesco in that setting. If you are 'savvy' enough to do online shopping on tesco.ie, you can switch to aldi.ie in a heartbeat as soon as they're up and running. And there'll be "aggregator" apps setup quite easily where you put in your 'rough' shopping list and it says "would cost €63.25 in Tesco, delivery Tues, or €55.57 in Aldi, delivery Weds" which means that people won't even need to switch sites (basketchecker for groceries!).

                                                  The grocery business as a whole has for decades tried to drive differentiation within stores only. How exactly do you differentiate when people don't come to the shop?

                                                  I say this as someone who has had Ocado, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Morrisons deliveries arrive at the door in the last 5 months (I don't have a car).

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                                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                    It definitely costs them more than €5.
                                                    But that’s not necessarily the same as making a loss.
                                                    Correct, minimum shopping baskets in London @ £60 across the board, what kind of margin can we average grocery out to? ~30% on a basket weighted average? (dunno, picking it out my arse)

                                                    How many orders do you need to do to cover the capital costs of a single refrigerated truck? Never mind the pickers and delivery wages and fuel.

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                                                      Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                      Correct, minimum shopping baskets in London @ £60 across the board, what kind of margin can we average grocery out to? ~30% on a basket weighted average? (dunno, picking it out my arse)

                                                      How many orders do you need to do to cover the capital costs of a single refrigerated truck? Never mind the pickers and delivery wages and fuel.
                                                      I’d guess a single picker can pick €1,000+ of shopping a day. Multi-pickers working per day to fill a van.
                                                      Costs are into the hundreds, but I’d imagine there’s enough to over it.

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                                                        Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                                        Is it not dodgy reheating rice?
                                                        Not in the slightest. Most extra rice is left in the fridge then eaten in 1-3 days. Anything else frozen. Can easily do the same with mashed spuds. Although getting a pressure cooker was a game changer, it's the same effort to make 10x or 2x portions of rice/beans. EZ game, stress-free life.

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                                                          Doesnt Rice contain Arsenic ? Meh dunno read it somewhere when reheating some . Feck roll the dice I was starving

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                                                            Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                            Does anyone use Buymie? 15% premium for online shopping always seemed high to me
                                                            Friends of mine use it, they don't really care about the fee over the convenience which is the market they want/have.
                                                            If they can make a profit the supermarkets can easily make a profit doing it as their markup would be higher, especially on own brands, bakery and so on.
                                                            Last edited by Tar.Aldarion; 18-08-20, 13:09.

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                                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                              Doesnt Rice contain Arsenic ? Meh dunno read it somewhere when reheating some . Feck roll the dice I was starving
                                                              As long as you put it in the fridge/freezer soon after cooking basically < 1hr and only re-heat once your good. Thought that this is pretty much standard for all food. I would absolutely nuke the bollix out of it to be sure anyway.

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                                                                Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                                Not in the slightest. Most extra rice is left in the fridge then eaten in 1-3 days. Anything else frozen. Can easily do the same with mashed spuds. Although getting a pressure cooker was a game changer, it's the same effort to make 10x or 2x portions of rice/beans. EZ game, stress-free life.
                                                                left over mash, plus eggs, plus onion , plus grated cheese , plus flour....
                                                                = heaven
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                                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                  Yeah, I don't think that is the case.
                                                                  Most people I know are inherently against the idea of home delivery as
                                                                  a) they aren't organised enough to make a definitive list of what they need
                                                                  b) use 'the big shop' as a form of escapism and is a weekly ritual
                                                                  c) dont do a 'big shop' and shop as escapism several times a week
                                                                  d) worried about missing a hitherto unknown deal
                                                                  e) they'd miss the ability to impulse buy.
                                                                  f) don't trust the pickers to get the 'right' bits of meat, fruit or veg

                                                                  Is all this highly illogical in the face of the convenience of online shopping?
                                                                  Of course, but nobody said people are logical
                                                                  Whaaaat?! (b) to (e) or not so much illogical as highly depressing statements about people. (a) is a one-off step, and (f) is why the online shop is for stuff like detergent, toilet paper, rice, etc. The boring stuff that makes up 70-80% of the bulk of what people buy.
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                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                    (f) is why the online shop is for stuff like detergent, toilet paper, rice, etc. The boring stuff that makes up 70-80% of the bulk of what people buy.
                                                                    I'm pretty sure that kind of stuff makes up about 20% of my shopping. Not that the rest is exciting or anything.
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                                                                      I don't like shopping in Tesco, we used to do our shop there and felt that the prices went up quite a bit over time. We were still buying pretty much the same each week but could really notice the weekly spend tick up.

                                                                      We changed to Dunnes in Rathmines a few years ago and are still with them - The €10 off when you spend €50 is decent and we always have a few items in mind that won't go off and will be used if we need to top up to €100 to get the 2nd voucher. We don't go to the effort Strewel goes to of totting it up as we go along, rather if we get to the till and the total is 97.50, we just nip back and grab something quickly.

                                                                      I never would have minded doing the weekly shop - We have a set list of all things we possibly need and mark them as needed before we go based on what we have / what we plan to eat - Don't think we're quite as organised as Coillcam but it works.

                                                                      All that said, since lock down has kicked in, I fairly hate the weekly shop and I think I would take a delivery if we could but the main fear is getting items with a shit sell by date for fresh meat and the likes, it's something I'm very particular about - I'm essentially a milk maid from Clerks

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                                                                        Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                        Friends of mine use it, they don't really care about the fee over the convenience which is the market they want/have.
                                                                        If they can make a profit the supermarkets can easily make a profit doing it as their markup would be higher, especially on own brands, bakery and so on.
                                                                        Even with the fee+ 15% they're not making money. They're supported by the likes of Unilever because it's a more direct line to the customer.

                                                                        They keep saying it's a play for when it is a profitable market. Doesn't make sense to me, surely they'll just be swamped by a bigger outfit or the shops directly.
                                                                        ​​​​

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                                                                          I know I've posted about this before but China really are making massive strides into owning the complete supply chain for what they need to run their economy.

                                                                          The latest example is the importation of Bauxite from Guinea to China where they control pretty much every aspect of it from the actual mines in Guinea, to the ports where the cargo will be loaded to the vessels that will sail to China - All three elements are Chinese owned - They have full control over the full supply chain which is very hard to be effected by any kind of trade dispute etc

                                                                          The next potential big thing could hing on relationships with the Aussies where a trade war could break out and if China will switch to bring all the iron ore they need from Brazil instead, again all of which would be moved on Chinese owned vessels.

                                                                          it's equally impressive as it is scary.


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                                                                            Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                                            I know I've posted about this before but China really are making massive strides into owning the complete supply chain for what they need to run their economy.

                                                                            The latest example is the importation of Bauxite from Guinea to China where they control pretty much every aspect of it from the actual mines in Guinea, to the ports where the cargo will be loaded to the vessels that will sail to China - All three elements are Chinese owned - They have full control over the full supply chain which is very hard to be effected by any kind of trade dispute etc

                                                                            The next potential big thing could hing on relationships with the Aussies where a trade war could break out and if China will switch to bring all the iron ore they need from Brazil instead, again all of which would be moved on Chinese owned vessels.

                                                                            it's equally impressive as it is scary.

                                                                            It's probably the main lesson they've learned from the Huawei sanctions - don't rely on trading partners. I'm not quite sure how the US benefits from teaching the Chinese that lesson as its not like they won't be able to develop anything they need. Sure the decent computer chips will take a while, but they won't take too long, and then who's to buy all the world's spare chips.
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                                                                              Shopping in Easons today and the wife couldn't resist an inspirational buy.



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                                                                                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                Yeah, I don't think that is the case.
                                                                                Most people I know are inherently against the idea of home delivery as
                                                                                a) they aren't organised enough to make a definitive list of what they need
                                                                                b) use 'the big shop' as a form of escapism and is a weekly ritual
                                                                                c) dont do a 'big shop' and shop as escapism several times a week
                                                                                d) worried about missing a hitherto unknown deal
                                                                                e) they'd miss the ability to impulse buy.
                                                                                f) don't trust the pickers to get the 'right' bits of meat, fruit or veg

                                                                                Is all this highly illogical in the face of the convenience of online shopping?
                                                                                Of course, but nobody said people are logical
                                                                                F) If you've ever used tesco online, you know they are worst for giving you fruit and veg with 2-3 days fridge/shelf life. I got sick of sending stuff back with the delivery guy during c19 and would probably never use them again.
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                                                                                  The bro in Naas was saying he shops in a particular butchers and he was in there last week and made the standard butcher-shop smalltalk: 'oh those steaks look great'. The guy was saying that they should be as the cow was just slaughtered out the back that morning. The butcher has an actual abattoir attached to it. Thats some level of freshness, although slightly disturbing.
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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                    The bro in Naas was saying he shops in a particular butchers and he was in there last week and made the standard butcher-shop smalltalk: 'oh those steaks look great'. The guy was saying that they should be as the cow was just slaughtered out the back that morning. The butcher has an actual abattoir attached to it. Thats some level of freshness, although slightly disturbing.
                                                                                    Pretty standard not so long ago.

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                        We've now had three tradespeople traverse up and down the very long Newtownpark Avenue repeatedly ringing asking 'and where are you exactly...?' rather than type the eircode into Google Maps which gives the exact location of the building. I don't get it. Yesterday it was a guy who's job is to find people's house, pick up their excess thrash, and drive it away. That's his only job as far as I know. Well he calls himself Pat the Rubbish Man. Yet he spent a good 40 minutes lost on the road despite me suggesting a few times that he type in the eircode. We ended up with a compromise that I would instead stand on the road in the rain and then when he saw the only guy stupid enough to be standing on the road in the rain he would know he was there.
                                                                                        Ha ha

                                                                                        Reminds me of the time I left the Fitz one morning to find a clamp on my car in the small car park at the back of the building.(I somehow managed to park in one of the few spaces that APCOA patrolled)

                                                                                        Had to wait another hour and a half or so before they could call out so hopped back into a short handed game and made another couple of hundred.

                                                                                        He rings then not knowing how to find my car. "But you clamped the fucking thing" was obviously not going to work, nor looking at a map so had to stand out at the front of the lane and wave him in. I had a funeral mass to attend so I was hurrying him on.
                                                                                        He was expecting some sort of verbals I think but I was just in that sort of hurry up watch glancing mode. Casual how much is it? and then pulling out the old Goodfellas roll and peeling off a few nifties!

                                                                                        I miss my roll.


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                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                          Whaaaat?! (b) to (e) or not so much illogical as highly depressing statements about people. (a) is a one-off step, and (f) is why the online shop is for stuff like detergent, toilet paper, rice, etc. The boring stuff that makes up 70-80% of the bulk of what people buy.
                                                                                          Humans aren’t logical. We are emotional.

                                                                                          If the world was all logic there’d only be one type of car.
                                                                                          "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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                                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                            anyone for another lockdown?
                                                                                            Flip flop Martin will never make a hard choice like that surely.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                                                                              Humans aren’t logical. We are emotional.

                                                                                              If the world was all logic there’d only be one type of car.
                                                                                              And furthermore if the world was all logic merging traffic would actually work better! (Drives me nuts the idiots who dont get it)

                                                                                              Actually that phrase sounds like a good essay title..

                                                                                              If the world was all logic. Please discuss.

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                                                                                                Originally posted by RichieM View Post

                                                                                                Flip flop Martin will never make a hard choice like that surely.
                                                                                                asking those at risk to make personal decisions is a bit of a cop out tbf
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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                  Probably going to regret this, but I just sold my ethereum. Just with the move and everything it's better to have a bit of cash flow. A handy 2k gain in any case which is not to be sneezed at no siree.
                                                                                                  nice profit but you're no Mike Novogratz. He bought at a dollar in 2017 and held them up to 1300! Hedge Fund balls are not the same as individual balls obvs

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by paul8200 View Post

                                                                                                    nice profit but you're no Mike Novogratz. He bought at a dollar in 2017 and held them up to 1300! Hedge Fund balls are not the same as individual balls obvs
                                                                                                    Plenty of eunuchs in that business

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                                                                                                      I once had a woman from Google Maps call me for directions.
                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by paul8200 View Post

                                                                                                        nice profit but you're no Mike Novogratz. He bought at a dollar in 2017 and held them up to 1300! Hedge Fund balls are not the same as individual balls obvs
                                                                                                        Spent half of the profit on IKEA storage solutions today, so it's definitely not the hedge fund lifestyle anyway.
                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                          Schools to reopen ONLY if you order a school dinner

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                            Schools to reopen ONLY if you order a school dinner
                                                                                                            some things should not be joked about
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                              some things should not be joked about
                                                                                                              I'd be a bit more worried about them sending each group of kids home after 105 minutes!
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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                The bro in Naas was saying he shops in a particular butchers and he was in there last week and made the standard butcher-shop smalltalk: 'oh those steaks look great'. The guy was saying that they should be as the cow was just slaughtered out the back that morning. The butcher has an actual abattoir attached to it. Thats some level of freshness, although slightly disturbing.
                                                                                                                Derek is a spoofer it was actually slaughtered at his brother's place in Kilcullen but it is true its a great shop and they do run a full farm to fork operation.
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                                                                                                                  Looks like time for the GAA to call itself a church/religion, and the games are their religious service/mass. Hardly a huge ideological change, and may even have tax benefits.
                                                                                                                  Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                                    Anyone on here a contractor who pays an accountant for handling their payroll & tax issues (PRSI / PAYE) for them? What kind of ballpark figure are we talking for such services? So hard to get a straight answer!

                                                                                                                    Or likewise anyone an accountant that offers such a service and can chip in?
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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                                                                      Anyone on here a contractor who pays an accountant for handling their payroll & tax issues (PRSI / PAYE) for them? What kind of ballpark figure are we talking for such services? So hard to get a straight answer!
                                                                                                                      I paid 2,5k plus VAT per year as a LTD company.
                                                                                                                      This was a fucking country mile above the normal rate apparently and most will do it for 400-600
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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                                        I paid 2,5k plus VAT per year as a LTD company.
                                                                                                                        This was a fucking country mile above the normal rate apparently and most will do it for 400-600
                                                                                                                        i pay 179 per month. extra for personal tax returns and occasional yearly stuff but they do a lot with what i throw them

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