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Media Release Aldi Snow Sale, Sat May 14 2016

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

  1. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That aldi one i post beat some $160 bottles in blind taste tests
     
  2. marv hucker

    marv hucker One of Us

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    Will have a dip.
    Previous wine experiences from Aldi haven't been great. And we drink cheaper stuff ($15 or $20 bottles) more often than not.
     
  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hush now!!!
    It's ALWAYS bubbles weather!
     
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    of course its bubbles weather its currently 33 degrees, little breeze not many clouds...:)
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just popped into Cooma to get some more socks,
    Still appeared to be lots of stock left.
     
  6. Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement A Local

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    Merino socks are heaps shorter this year....Booooo!
     
  7. marv hucker

    marv hucker One of Us

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    Got one of the merino thermals. Wearing it heaps. Doesn't make me stank much at all.
    Also got one of the cheaper top/bottom poly-whatever thermal sets. Warm. But does make me quite stank. Still, $20 for a set, can't go too far wrong
     
  8. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Suitcases and travel stuff on Saturday.
     
  9. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can smell you from here. You are gross. Have a shower.
     
  10. marv hucker

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    Get back under the desk, or the clamps go back on!
     
  11. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Really?
    I thought the length was generous.

    Many ski socks I've bought before stop on my rather large calf muscle and cut in. Unpleasant. Which is why I loved the thin super stretchy sumo socks (that they don't seem to make anymore). They stopped right at the base of my knee. So do the ALDI socks.

    If they were longer they'd be too long for me.
     
  12. Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement A Local

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    Definitely shorter than previous years (merino ones I am talking, not standard ski socks)
     
  13. marv hucker

    marv hucker One of Us

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    Might be different mens/womens?
    Ewes taller than the rams?
     
  14. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or as @Ozgirl told me (to my surprise!) I'm short!
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    :out:
     
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  16. snowduck

    snowduck One of Us

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    On a wonderfully cold and wet day, what did I find in the letterbox ? The latest Aldi catalogue

    More winter clobber to be on sale at Aldi

    On sale this weekend, outdoor clothing and camping gear. Down vests, jackets, merino wool thermal undies, merino tees, wool socks, sleeping bags, backpacks ,,,, and so on.
     
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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The champagne is pretty good, good crisp dry palate and nice bead, not very floral.. Better than stock Moet, not as refined as some of the better sparkling from Tas or Western Vic.

    The single Malt was very very good I thought, not very distinct, but contrary to review I enjoyed it beyond the nose / aroma. Not ao much the next day
     
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    gaz35 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    the merino tees are a steal
     
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    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great for touring. gonna grab another couple I reckon.
     
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  20. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Down vests at $30 are pretty good value too. I bought one last year.
     
  21. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ms 5 killed her gloves tobogganing on their first outing, split seam down the finger.
     
  22. TJ

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    So I was in Oz for when the sale started. Just wandered into the Melb cbd store and didn't witness any sales mayhem that I had heard about. Picked up some cheap thermals. Will try this northern winter for review. I can see why it is popular though with the average punter.
     
  23. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Grabbed a couple of merino long sleeve tees. :)
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    just had an Aldi open about 500m from our house on Thursday.

    Nik dragged me over for a look.

    Meh...
     
  25. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll go with Nik!!
    You can stay home and do the housework!
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    no ski gear?
    seriously, get on the mailing list and watch the catalogues for specials
     
  27. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    it must be a relatively small Aldi - extremely limited clothing, a few blankets, a bbq and fruit/vegies and some groceries.

    It wasnt much bigger than the grocery store at Thredbo
     
  28. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nik said it was crap too
     
  29. snowduck

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    Love merino wool garments. Have a few merino jumpers.

    Amongst the reasons for my love of merino, is that during the spring and autumn months, when the daytimes usually start cold, and warm during the day, the merino jumper doesn't feel hot when the sun comes out.

    Remarkable I find how a thin garment can hold much warmth in the cold, yet not be uncomfortable in twenty-something degree temperatures
     
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  30. Ralph_implement

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    Best value merino on the planet.
     
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  31. gettingtooold

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    Young bloke used their new Inoc gloves last week at Falls and his fingertips got very cold. Much disappointed after all the good reviews.
     
  32. Slowpony

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    I had a look at the new Harrisdale store this week it's tiny
     
  33. gareth_oau

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    we are near the southern river store - they must have decided that two teeny stores within 1km of each other was better than one big one?
     
  34. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think Aldi do the "mega-store" thingy. They have a limited range, but good prices. But it's the special buys you want to keep an eye on. Not everything is good; went looking for reviews of their el-cheapo dishwasher the other day, and decided they couldn't even pay me to take one. but lots of it is very competitively priced and perfectly good even if not top range.
     
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  35. Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement A Local

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    To be honest I wouldn't risk my hands with $10 gloves. The clothing I understand taking a risk on as it has been around long enough to know it is ok. I've used the clothes on my kids, but their gloves have usually been worth the sum of their other ski gear!!
     
  36. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends Ralph.

    My youngest went through multiple pairs of gloves in one season when he was little - dropped them all the time! I think 3 pairs in one week long trip. After that week I bought him (I think it was) 10 pair all wrapped individually through his Christmas stocking for that year.
    At that age I always carried a spare pair for him in my pocket and swapped them out if they got wet (because kids will do stupid things like dig in the snow and get snow inside the gloves!).

    If we were going out touring for the day in extreme conditions - meh - maybe not, maybe I'd make sure they were wearing triple figure gloves or mitts.

    But in resort, with me - a couple of pairs of Aldi gloves would be just fine.
     
  37. gettingtooold

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    They were 35 bucks with supposed goat skin and crap. Waterproofed the backs and still cold.
     
  38. Ralph_implement

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    Well, a few more bucks would have gotten something more reputable.
     
  39. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've worn nothing but Aldi gloves (the cheapest ones, not INOC) for the last few trips to Colorado. Mind you, I've never really had a problem with cold hands. I can't ever see myself using anything more expensive.
     
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    I've got both the leather ones and the other sort. Never had a problem. Both are better than than my old Rossignol gloves.
    If you want warmth go mittens rather than gloves, heaps warmer. Especially with inners.
     
  41. Ralph_implement

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    Talking about kids gloves here. A kid with frozen hands is not worth saving any amount of money IMO.
     
  42. marv hucker

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    That's what it is.
    The special gear (blankets/clothing/ski gear/saxophones (!) ) change twice a week.

    The groceries are IMHO a mixed bag, some of their stuff is great, most of it is fine, some of it pretty poxy.
     
  43. marv hucker

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    Yeah my #2 ones are Aldi - the cheap ones. They're fine. Super long, a good 10cm past the wrist joint. $13 or $15 from last year or the year before's sale, so can't go too far wrong.
     
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    Our son wears Aldi mitts. He has expensive top of the line Burton gloves as well which were well over 10X the cost of aldi mitts but doesnt like them and says the Aldi ones are more comfortable and warmer. Who am I to argue - I just pick up a couple of pairs of Aldi ones each year - if they get lost or wet, no problem I have a spare pair in my bag.
     
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  45. Ralph_implement

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    Do what works for you. Burton is usually code for overpriced and not very good.
     
  46. gareth_oau

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    I'm not a shopper, definitely not a grazer/collector. I doubt I'll be going back
     
  47. marv hucker

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    Yeah Mrs H' Burton mitts didn't last long. Leather cracks within the first week or so. She's using her $13 or $15 Aldi ones now.
     
  48. marv hucker

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    Then shops are probably not for you! ;)
     
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    tell this to my wife, who seems to get great glee from dragging me along, kicking and screaming
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    But it's the threat of the golf clubs that gets you compliant.
     
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