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Media Release Aldi Snow Sale, Sat May 14 2016

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by Daniel2016, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Daniel2016

    Daniel2016 First Runs

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    Hi, the Aldi Ski sale will be on Sat May 14, 2016.

    Box Hill South generally gets the most stock allocated as stated in previous comments!
     
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    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Astro66 we'll have to change the date of the Sydney pre-season drinks so we can get up early & go shopping. :D
     
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    bit of a hike from Newtown
     
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  4. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Especially on a fixie.

    But how impressive will the beard be by the time you arrived?
     
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    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Broadway
     
  6. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I abominate facial hair
    anyway it's for the young people
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    [sybil voice]oooh I kno-o-ow[/sybil voice]
     
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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't actually think of anything I really need to buy this year. Maybe some INOC pants - current ones are nearly bleeched white. Is the catalogue out yet?
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    catalogue comes out a week ahead, sometimes by email
    I don't seem to get those anymore
    I only buy socks these days - their best product I reckon
     
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    I found Northcote last year was awesome.
     
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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some of the socks seem to ball/burr up though and get annoying, while other's last years. Crane brand can be real hit and miss.

    I've have been buying the googles each year and getting perfect vision without smudges and scratches - why spend 200 bucks on something that will be trashed within a month.
     
  12. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I haven't had any problem - 3 seasons' worth for myself and person a, all very consistent
    they're also nice and long and don't shrink like some other brands
     
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    Aldi are amazing when it comes to this kind of stuff.
     
  14. Bluebird

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    We're all good for ski gear at Chez Cruiser, but I'm sure we'll look at the catalogue with interest and go down and have a look on the day. We're yet to buy anything that hasn't been good value/performed at or beyond expectations for the price point at the Aldi snow sale.
     
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    Snowfi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same day as ACT Snowsports Expo. Its going to be a busy morning!
     
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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah we are pretty good this year, can't think of anything we especially need (their quality is probably too good, haha) but will probably have a look anyway!
     
  17. FatBoyDave

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    I don't think I need anything but might go down to get my cage fighting/mud wrestling fix.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    a few more pairs of wool socks probably. if they do more thermals or merino tops, might get some of them.unlikely to get anything else. maybe thermolite socks for motorbiking in cold weather.

    wool ski socks are great for the motorbike too in milder weather. they do motorbike socks as well, but not sure if they are actually different to the thermolite ski socks.
     
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    Considering some pants for the sole purpose of destruction on NZ rope tows.

    However, I don't think I can endure the line and the poor display of human behaviour that comes with the Aldi sale.
     
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    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any chance aldi could sell their stuff in a more normal fashion where they have lots of stock and get more in when they sell out?
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There is ALWAYS stuff popping up midweek after the ski sale as people seem to think it's ok to buy every conceivable size and colour of an item and then return them for a full refund at a later date once they've made up their mind.
     
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    This
     
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    The pants are good - one of my mates who I go BC with has some Aldi numbers and they're great, they get pretty trashed going BC in Vic so it's a good option.
     
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    I figured I'll be less sad than when my Patagonia pants got shredded last year.
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If you wear it overseas, no one knows you've gone the povo option of accessorising your outfit.
    If you wear it here, well.... sometimes you might make the mistake of telling off someone else's kid in the lift queue.
     
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    Doubt it, it's an international business model of theirs.
     
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    I am such a kook with crampons, all my pants are rooted.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given the lack of change room facilities, and insane crowds grabbing at stuff - I'd say this is the only option to get stuff! LOL

    LOL The Povo Option!
    Seems to me it's the smart option given the feedback here! I can't really comment. No Aldi in Perth yet. I've had 2 pr of Aldi ski pants a girlfriend picked up for me - neither of which I've worn (sizing issues) / both of which I've lent out and the people wearing them said they were great.
     
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    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Except you can't tell kids apart from a distance as they're all dressed the same!
     
  30. FatBoyDave

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    I've got a pair of ALDI over pants for if I have to put chains on.
    I've got HEAPS of their socks, merino (which are awesome and looing for more when the sale is on), compression thermals, etc... Just no outerwear.
    I've decked my daughter out in full ALDI gear since she was 4. So, 6 years and a number of outfits.

    I just can't bring myself to do it.... Too much of a snob I'm afraid. Still for the price, quality and features their clothing offers, it's hard to go past.
     
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    Yeah... my mate knicked his ultra light northface pants first time out..was unhappy
     
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    2 parts to their range - 1: the groceries that are there ongoing
    2: Special Buys. Stuff like ski sale - They buy on contract, have that manufacturer make x amount and that's it. This is what makes it cheap for them to do, and pass on the savings. You want stuff that's not in a rush, go to a normal ski store. Plus, what other people mentioned, go back later or to a slower selling store.
     
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    Wish they would open a store in Tassie as getting to Melbourne from near Devonport is just a tad difficult for a weekend not to mention expensive.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    we never make a special trip to Albury or Wodonga for aldi sales but can normally find stuff we are interested in later in the week. TBH there's not much that buy there
     
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    Aldi opening stores in WA by the middle of this year. 70 outlets. Coles and Woolworths will be very nervous

    As for dedicated skiing/boarding gear, I wouldn't expect much to be offered in stores outside of the eastern states. The stores I have visited seem focussed on providing stuff that has sales potential for that particular region.
     
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    I suspect IGA will take the hardest hit.
     
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    I don't think that is the experience here. In Victoria IGA tend to be in areas that can't support the two big supermarkets. Aldi are usually situated in or near big centres.
     
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    We have brought heaps of Aldi gear over the years. Overall really happy - you cant argue with the price and quality equation - you really do get some great gear for the price. My kids have had gear that they have done 60+ days in a season and then been able to pass that down and the younger kid has then done another 60+ days. Gotta be happy with that :thumbs:

    My only gripe has been adult gloves - at $20 (I think) for the bog standard gloves they have never lasted a season. I can forgive that as they are cheap and cheerful (do the job when they last) however last season I splashed out (LOL - think it was an extra $10 from memory) and got the "premium" gloves. 2 Days!!! - pretty sure it was on about day 2 they split :tany: Duct tape repair for a few weeks before eventually buying a decent pair for closer to $100. Maybe I am brutal on my gloves but expected more (whilst still accepting the premium glove was cheap and cheerful).
     
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    the Inoc jackets at final closeout ($60) are great value.
    We carry a full stock of outerwear for our five grandkids (2-17) & their parents.
    Last year the 17yo was getting a bit pedantic about wanting skinny pants. The Burton cargo's were too "big".
     
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    Skinny ski pants are back in?
    [​IMG]
     
  41. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think it'll depend on the IGA and the proximity to the Aldi.
    To some degree it's similar here - a lot of country IGAs where there's no Woolies or Coles, but then you've got the progressive independents. I don't think they'll lose much custom...

    EG: one block or so from the proposed Nedlands site is 'Taylor Rd' - Taylor Rd is a rebranded IGA that saw a niche and did it very well. They're open 24/7 + 365. They have cooked meals and gourmet produce, chef prepared take home ready to cook meals, and hard to find items. Plus they have the basics. They do gluten free/Paleo/organic very well. But you can still buy chips/dips/lollies and pizza.
    If Aldi hurts them I'll be surprised. It might hurt a line or two, but not the business as a whole.

    Personally I've got 3 IGAs (all very different) a Coles a Woolies a butcher - all within a 5 minute drive (as the Aldi will be) - already I've shopped in the Coles/Woolies less than once a month, spending less than $100. Where as the IGAs would each get a weekly visit MINIMUM.

    If there are IGAs that fill the 'budget store' role in a community, and ALDI comes to town, then yes - they'll have trouble. They'll need to look at the successful IGAs and reinvent themselves to carve back a niche for themselves.
     
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    Overall Aldi is growing, both from expansion of stores, and from people buying more. Generally IGA is losing, predominantly as they struggle to compete with the level of discounting in the market and other factors. Woolworths is also losing while Coles are essentially winning.

    SA and WA are traditionally the strong independents (IGA) markets. IGA are very concerned and should be, by the Aldi introduction. They will be impacted and will have to work hard to limit this. Woolworths will lose the most though, and Coles a little.

    In terms of where they are located, the fact is the vast majority of Aussie shoppers frequent at least 2 different retailers on a regular basis. IGA will still do ok where they are a convenience shop, and where the mindset of the locals is wanting to support the little guy.
     
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    @Lady Mamabear yep the differentiation through product ranges and additional service is where the successful metro stores do well. This is the advantage of the independent model rather than the generic national model. And this is what the big guys have been trying to introduce.
     
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    Our local IGA certainly feel a big pinch every time the big two go head to head, and the Super IGA's certainly try to position themselves as 'big alternatives'. Will be a lot of hurt for those that don't get their positioning right.
     
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    yep - definitely a trend
    I've already reduced the wearing of my older baggy ones
    not that I'd ever look look like these young ladies, and no one would notice anyway
    hopefully also the end of the pants-around-knees thing
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agree.
    The old model is going to be problematic.
    Reinvent or die.

    https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Taylor-Road-shows-the-way-for-IGA

     
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    This is nothing like Aldi though....
    Aldi competes on an entirely different business model.
    The problem for IGA is once a Aldi arrives ...at 1/2 the price of a IGA... the IGA customers will just forgo going there.
     
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    Spot on. There are IGA stores at our local Westfields behemoth. Was Coles and Woolworths for many years the only supermarket choice. Now Aldi are building a store about 40 metres up the mall from Woolworths, to be opened in August. I was at another Westfields locality recently and inside the newly opened Aldi store the aisles were crowded with shoppers. A few steps away the Woolworths supermarket seemed near deserted.

    Aldi do sell a lot of brand names that aren't widely known, but people are buying the cheaper stock and from what I hear and read are pleased with the products. I haven't yet bought any food from Aldi so I can't fairly comment on what the stuff is like , compared with mainstream brands. I noted, on the day I was last there, a lot of their fresh produce was at a lower cost than the two majors
     
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    Correct.

    But there are a lot of old style IGAs in Perth who do compete in the Aldi style business model. Shed like stores, low staff numbers, low product range, low prices. They are picking up the customers trying feed their families with fast diminishing dollars - they'll die. Aldi will sweep over them like a tsunami wave. Aldi just do this corner of the market much much better.

    My point is there are already some IGA stores here in Perth who've reinvented themselves and will not be harmed anywhere near as much by Aldi.

    Me? I'll definitely shop at Aldi. But it might get 1 or 2 items of my IGA basket (because I shop at Taylor Rd, Jacks Claremont and Swanbourne Market - all reinvented niche IGAs).

    It will probably get what remains of my Coles/Woolies baskets.