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Fill your grocery cart online Dorneyville store's 'personal sho...

There are 56 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Fill your grocery cart online Dorneyville store's 'personal sho.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

I shopped for bananas, broccoli, butter, clementines, cube steaks, frozen dinners, pet food and orange juice at 2 a.m. and picked up the order at 11 a.m., without ever setting foot in a grocery store.

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tigger

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2008
Wow shopping for lazy people. Just what the world needs.
Got anybody who can go to work for me so I can sit at hinme?LOL
css66

Allentown, PA

#2 Feb 20, 2008
I worked in a supermarket for 12 yrs.
This was my idea.(sniffs) LOL I always said.. we should do this service for the elderly.

I, on the other hand, love grocery shopping. The Weis at Cedar Crest & Walbert is the best. They play Disco (and other great 70s) music while I shop.
I can care less for the people who just think its boring. They are fortunate to be able to physically get thier tush out there and shop.
tigger

United States

#3 Feb 20, 2008
I like doing my own shopping too? Are they gonna look for whats on sale for me like I do? I doubt it. Probably you all them osty expensive stuff..lol No thanks
sheila

Easton, PA

#4 Feb 20, 2008


I work in the retail world. People are down right LAZY. All theydo is shop by phone . I feel when you are a salesperson in astore and you are waiting on a customer that is not lazy to come in and shop they are priority and than you get a phone call from that lazy customer that
does not feel like shopping and thinks you are to jump and help them.
Lets go people get off your lazy asses and move a little.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#5 Feb 20, 2008
Although I do enjoy walking around wegman's to do grocery shopping, it would come in handy when there just isn't time.

As far as being for lazy people...sure that could be the case in some instances but many of us are busy and it would be nice to have everything ready and waiting for you, especially on a week night after work.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#6 Feb 20, 2008
tigger wrote:
I like doing my own shopping too? Are they gonna look for whats on sale for me like I do? I doubt it. Probably you all them osty expensive stuff..lol No thanks
I'm sure you can look for bargains on-line just as you could in the store.

I would be more concerned about someone else picking out my fruits, veggies and meats.
css66

Allentown, PA

#7 Feb 20, 2008
I still like doing my own grocery shopping. No matter how busy i am.
I do think this is an awesome idea for the eldery and handicap.
sheila

Easton, PA

#8 Feb 20, 2008
Michele of Bethlehem wrote:
Although I do enjoy walking around wegman's to do grocery shopping, it would come in handy when there just isn't time.
As far as being for lazy people...sure that could be the case in some instances but many of us are busy and it would be nice to have everything ready and waiting for you, especially on a week night after work.
Make time

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#9 Feb 20, 2008
sheila wrote:
<quoted text>Make time
Why, what is it to you? The store is making money off this convenience who is it hurting?

If the store clerks don't like it go work somewhere else.

Since: Mar 07

White Haven, PA

#10 Feb 20, 2008
I travel regularly into NYC to my Dad to do his shopping & pick up stuff for some of his friends. There is one on line grocery store but he still won't use it-
This is a wonderful service all seniors should be able to use. My Dad is very computer savvy but doesn't believe he'll get the best product for his money.
Oh Puhleeeze

Allentown, PA

#11 Feb 20, 2008
So Sheila - I suppose you're ok with getting in your car and driving all over the valley, wasting gas to compare prices and verify that something is in stock? I don't consider someone who would make a phone call in that case 'lazy'. I'd call them efficient. Oh... and as a retail employee its YOUR JOB to jump up and help your customers.
sheila wrote:
I work in the retail world. People are down right LAZY. All theydo is shop by phone . I feel when you are a salesperson in astore and you are waiting on a customer that is not lazy to come in and shop they are priority and than you get a phone call from that lazy customer that
does not feel like shopping and thinks you are to jump and help them.
Lets go people get off your lazy asses and move a little.
Jen

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 20, 2008
Would have been nice if they included the website link in the story.
Old stories

United States

#13 Feb 20, 2008
IBM tried this many years ago in the NYC area, at a store called D'agostino. D'agostino already had, and was well known, for phone-in orders and home delivery of groceries.

Even with IBM fully behind it, it failed.
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#14 Feb 20, 2008
This has been tried back in the late 1990s and failed.

I was living in Atlanta at the time and we had this "Webvan" service, where you could go online and shop for groceries, then they would be delivered to your home the next day.

The company soon went bankrupt. Too much hope and dreams, too few customers.

Since: May 07

Whitehall, PA

#15 Feb 20, 2008
sheila wrote:
I work in the retail world. People are down right LAZY. All theydo is shop by phone . I feel when you are a salesperson in astore and you are waiting on a customer that is not lazy to come in and shop they are priority and than you get a phone call from that lazy customer that
does not feel like shopping and thinks you are to jump and help them.
Lets go people get off your lazy asses and move a little.
Actually, I have found that when I am in the store, it is the salespeople that are lazy. If I can even FIND one, they act inconvenienced that they are being asked a question. And rather than checking or answering, they either just say they don't know or just point in a general direction.

Your attitude shows that you are probably one of these salespeople I am talking about. It is your job to jump up and help a potential customer, whether in the store or on the phone.

Since: May 07

Whitehall, PA

#16 Feb 20, 2008
Oh Puhleeeze wrote:
So Sheila - I suppose you're ok with getting in your car and driving all over the valley, wasting gas to compare prices and verify that something is in stock? I don't consider someone who would make a phone call in that case 'lazy'. I'd call them efficient. Oh... and as a retail employee its YOUR JOB to jump up and help your customers.
<quoted text>
Agreed!! If I can't get it online, I don't have the time to spend going from store to store looking for something! Efficiency!
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#17 Feb 20, 2008
Actually I prefer to go into the supermarket and shop.

There are always good looking women to view and enjoy while shopping....
Mr Whipple

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Feb 20, 2008
I would definitely use this service.
$5 is definitely worth it to me. I despise grocery shopping for the most part.
Mom of 4

Chicago, IL

#19 Feb 20, 2008
sheila wrote:
<quoted text>Make time
Yeah...because I'm God and can just add hours to my day at will...

I think this is a great service. I will not likely use it for my regular shopping because I'm fairly picky--reading labels, looking at different sizes of products to figure out the best buy that week, and so on...

But I often stop into that King's on my way home from work (from my FULL time job which I probably spend over 50 hrs a week at--plus commuting time) to pick up "some milk and a bit of produce" and come out 45 minutes later with $75 in groceries. If I could spend 15 minutes during my lunch hour placing a quick order that I can pick up in just a few short minutes on my way home, I'll gladly pay the service fee to have that extra time to spend with my kids.
css66

Allentown, PA

#20 Feb 20, 2008
David-1206 wrote:
Actually I prefer to go into the supermarket and shop.
There are always good looking women to view and enjoy while shopping....
I love watching the men shop actually. Cant do that sitting home. lol
But, to each thier own.

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