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Ileli very busy this morning, car park full, people doing big shops. Could it be the Chinese whispers are that there is another lockdown coming? I really really hope not.
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could it be that this post is a Chinese whisper ?

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I remember a few years ago the Branston Pickle factory burnt down in the UK in the summer which led to mass panic buying and shortages of Branston Pickle. Now I love Branston Pickle as much as the next man but I would say I probably buy 2 jars a year and consume most of my yearly intake of Branston Pickle on Boxing Day with the cold turkey.

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Second you on that, you're not so strange after all!

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Even under lockdown you can go shopping so what's the point?

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erol wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 10:39 am
could it be that this post is a Chinese whisper ?
Good old Erol wades in again. I can show you my till receipt if you like. I shop in Ileli most days. Today was busier that I have seen it since pre-lockdown, the car park was full to the point that people were parking in part of the exit gate and I had to wait outside the entrance just to get access to the car park. Most tills in use, more people in the aisles, queue for the tills.
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frontalman wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:02 am
Even under lockdown you can go shopping so what's the point?

Agreed but in good old UK everyone needed their years supply of loo roll!
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frontalman wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:01 am
Second you on that, you're not so strange after all!
You 2 would get on like a house on fire if you ever met in person I recon ;)

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erol wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:11 am
frontalman wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:01 am
Second you on that, you're not so strange after all!
You 2 would get on like a house on fire if you ever met in person I recon ;)
If turkey and branston sandwiches are on offer, who knows? Best thing about Christmas is cold meat, mash and pickle on Boxing day.

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frontalman wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:15 am
Best thing about Christmas is cold meat, mash and pickle on Boxing day.
I think the only reason most people buy Turkey is to eat it cold.
As I recall my Mum started cooking the Turkey around the middle of December. It generally went on before the Christmas tree went up.
Pork was another which got the special treatment. I didn't find out I actually liked pork into I was well into my 40s.

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That's the main reason I won't shop in Ilelis as I can't for the life of me see why it's so popular. Its certainly attracts some of the worst parkers in the country who don't know the difference between "in" and the "out" in the car park. Touch of the Emperors New Clothes as far as I'm concerned.

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sophie wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 1:30 pm
Its certainly attracts some of the worst parkers in the country who don't know the difference between "in" and the "out" in the car park.
That;s old bold statement as the competition is cut throat out here.
I think if ever there is a world cup and TRNC isn't invited to compete for political reasons I would say it will devalue the whole competition

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EnjoyingTheSun wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:31 am
frontalman wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 11:15 am
Best thing about Christmas is cold meat, mash and pickle on Boxing day.
I think the only reason most people buy Turkey is to eat it cold.
As I recall my Mum started cooking the Turkey around the middle of December. It generally went on before the Christmas tree went up.
Pork was another which got the special treatment. I didn't find out I actually liked pork into I was well into my 40s.
With you on the pork, but we've always cooked on Christmas day (me in a management role, obviously). We always get a large turkey so it will last as long as possible. I even make a lovely turkey curry.

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sophie wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 1:30 pm
That's the main reason I won't shop in Ilelis as I can't for the life of me see why it's so popular. Its certainly attracts some of the worst parkers in the country who don't know the difference between "in" and the "out" in the car park. Touch of the Emperors New Clothes as far as I'm concerned.
I liked the old shop but can't stand the new one - apart from the parking, it's just something about it. It's not very competitive pricewise either. There are so many better alternatives in my opinion, still everyone to their own.

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Can't believe this, but here goes. Apparently they had had a large delivery of Cathedral Cheese, which normally retails at 39.99tl per pack and were selling it at 19.99tl. If this is the reason why outside of New Ilelis (and the surrounding area) was total bedlam then I give up. Surely no-one is that stupid?? Back in the day when Heinz Beans, HP sauce and Marmite landed in the island once a month, we were not that bonkers.!!

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sophie wrote:
Sat 12 Sep 2020 11:18 am
Can't believe this, but here goes. Apparently they had had a large delivery of Cathedral Cheese, which normally retails at 39.99tl per pack and were selling it at 19.99tl. If this is the reason why outside of New Ilelis (and the surrounding area) was total bedlam then I give up. Surely no-one is that stupid?? Back in the day when Heinz Beans, HP sauce and Marmite landed in the island once a month, we were not that bonkers.!!
If it was the vintage stuff then I totally understanding queuing outside in 35 degrees :)

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I like cheese.

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Like you Erol, I too love most cheeses but not enough to treble park, clutter up nearby areas and totally block up the "ins" and "outs", I bet. I wonder if anyone here is prepared to acknowledge they were one of the perpetrators??

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Ileli like most supermarkets . Expensive a

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Because it is so clean. Merchandise set out in proper manner, I like it.

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sophie wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020 1:30 pm
Its certainly attracts some of the worst parkers in the country who don't know the difference between "in" and the "out" in the car park. Touch of the Emperors New Clothes as far as I'm concerned.
There’s an in and out? Really? 🤔

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BUT ....the fact that it is busy means that it is very popular !!! All the 'complaints' about those who don't park properly ..does any local anywhere on this Island park properly??? ((W\))

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sophie wrote:
Sat 12 Sep 2020 11:18 am
Can't believe this, but here goes. Apparently they had had a large delivery of Cathedral Cheese, which normally retails at 39.99tl per pack and were selling it at 19.99tl. If this is the reason why outside of New Ilelis (and the surrounding area) was total bedlam then I give up. Surely no-one is that stupid?? Back in the day when Heinz Beans, HP sauce and Marmite landed in the island once a month, we were not that bonkers.!!


It was not that, they were just putting said cheese on display when I got there and there was no massive interest at the time. It is not related to the cheese, that would be a Chinese whisper! (Maybe)
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I got it that time ;)

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I like Ileli for a big shop as I know I can get everything I want there plus they have a discount card which reduced my bill the other day by 27TL. For bits and bobs I shop in my local market.

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JoandJelly wrote:
Sun 13 Sep 2020 11:02 am
plus they have a discount card which reduced my bill the other day by 27TL.
What did you buy, a car? Mine seems to knock off about 6 TL on a good day.

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I've discount cards for Lemar (some of the discount goes to KAR), Atakara (after 10 months I managed to get 79tl knocked off my post Christmas purchases) Ilelli (haven't been in since I got the card). Don't know why I bother really, but I guess its better than Green Shield Stamps!!

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Sophie.........yeahhhhh....green shield stamps.........got our bottom draw filled up with goods from G.S.S......mind you that’s was 50 years ago.......I’m sure we still have some stuff, knocking about........,,,thanks for reminding us.......

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BILLYBONDZ wrote:
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Sophie.........yeahhhhh....green shield stamps.........got our bottom draw filled up with goods from G.S.S......mind you that’s was 50 years ago.......I’m sure we still have some stuff, knocking about........,,,thanks for reminding us.......
me mum use to get 15ft long strips of them , and it was my job to lick em all ((W\))

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A couple of years ago, I think I found a strip of (about) five stamps in a drawer - and left them there as a memento ( as you do....) :roll:

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EnjoyingTheSun wrote:
Sun 13 Sep 2020 2:52 pm
JoandJelly wrote:
Sun 13 Sep 2020 11:02 am
plus they have a discount card which reduced my bill the other day by 27TL.
What did you buy, a car? Mine seems to knock off about 6 TL on a good day.
Hadn't done a big shop in a while so had spent about 960TL. Today's discount was 10TL. There was lots of cheap cheese and the carpark had plenty of spaces.

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I did an analysis of a fairly long receipt from İLELİ and came to the conclusion that the discount amounts to 5% on fresh food, and 2% on branded/packaged goods.

If they're giving you less than that - complain!

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KC, only you would spend the time doing such a careful analysis on a Supermarket check out receipt. I would imagine that most people just look at the bottom two lines plus KDV. You must get out more.

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You must get out more.

I don't even get as far as İLELİ these days :(

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erol wrote:
Sun 13 Sep 2020 10:44 am
I like cheese. ;)
" An attempt by someone intelligent to end a thread that should have died long before said "I like cheese" post. when used this way often devolves into a silly fun "non-discussion/debate"."

Well Erol, what can I say. You could of course just choose not to read it!
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