Friday, February 03, 2006

Did you know...

... you can now buy diapers from Amazon? And tampons? And makeup? I tried to buy Valentine's Day cards (you know, little kid ones with Mickey or Pooh), but they wouldn't help me get free shipping.

The stockpiling has begun. Not for the apocalypse, mind you. Just another set of circumstances that will likely make trips to the store more of a pain in the ass than usual, at least for a little while.

Um, does anyone use Peapod?

10 Comments:

Blogger TSC Girl said...

OMG I loved, loved, LOVED Peapod! I wish I still lived in an area that had it. It was so easy, and pretty cheap for the delivery fees, plus no lugging around of bags from stroe to car to house. They bring everything right inside for you! It was fast and convenient and I could add one or two things to my cart at a time online instead of keeping a shopping list. And they have more of a selection of produce AND it's always insanely fresh since it comes froma central location.

Gee, can I get any more excited about grocery shopping?? LOL

4:11 AM, February 04, 2006  
Blogger DevilMacDawg said...

Peapod rules. I LOVED peapod when I lived in an area where they service. I would ADORE having it here.

The main thing I was scared of with Peapod was letting someone else select my produce. They did a FABULOUS job. I don't know about meat, however, because I'm a freak about picking out my own meat and fish. I also don't know about tomatoes, as those are another thing I'm freaky about.

I recommend Peapod highly. Especailly if you're crunched for time (and energy) with a little one to manage. As tsc girl said - they bring the stuff INTO YOUR HOUSE. You do have to put everything away, but the old lugging crap around (and dealing with the grocery store) is done.

7:49 AM, February 04, 2006  
Blogger Summer said...

Hi there - Peapod isn't available where I live, but a friend of mine used to have his groceries delivered through an online service years ago, and he loved it (not sure if it was Peapod though). The idea sounds great - not having to mess with lines at the grocery, and like everyone else has said, not having to lug around bags and bags of groceries!

Did you ever hear of Schwan's? A friend of mine swears by this food delivery service. Of course, she lives in the middle of nowhere, so she can justify the extra fees.

4:58 PM, February 04, 2006  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Thanks for the info, all. (And welcome to Summer!)

I promise to report dutifully on any future Peapod use!

11:08 PM, February 04, 2006  
Anonymous KathyR said...

No. No Peapod here either, but Vons and Albertsons deliver. I use Vons now and then, but the delivery thing almost never has everything on my list. Besides, I am enough of a hermit as it is.

Home Grocer used to be the greatest. Webvan bought it and then it died.

9:34 AM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger Yankee T said...

There used to be a company in Boston called Home Runs and I LOVED it. They went under, and I switched to Peapod and had a great experience. I hate that going to the store crap. Now I have The Attorney who does it...

12:53 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

My friend buys from peapod and likes it a lot. I say go to Costco, or some other comparable store. Stock up! It'll be like camping! Or something!

10:47 PM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous nutso-ranter said...

We tried peapod once here. I wonder if the service/quality varies based on your location. I wan't impressed, and haven't used them again... but it also could be that I'm a FREAK. My big issue is that I'm very very very picky about meat. You can order two steaks, but you can't pick them. Even deli meat... I like to look in the case and see what looks good... and then have them cut it thin. So I thought, if I have to go to the store once a week to get "fresh" things (milk, meat, produce) anyway... I might as well just get all the stuff myself.

that's jsut me... but, as I said, it could just be that I'm a freak!

8:19 AM, February 06, 2006  
Blogger Suzanne said...

No! No Peapod in my area! (Weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.) I'd never heard of it before, but having browsed their site, I MUST have this service.

4:49 PM, February 07, 2006  
Blogger Mother in Chief said...

Haven't used Peapod, but loved Webvan when they were shelping groceries up my 50 steps. Ah those were the days. All I can say is that any service that will shop for you and bring the groceries to you is well worth the service charge. Anyway one annoying thing (although not sure this is the case with Peapod), they asked you stuff like "how many potatoes do you want?" I'd prefer to buy stuff like that buy the pound because if they are HUGE potatoes, then I might want three, but if they're small, then I might want eights. Seems silly, but I did get annoyed at that tiny thing... good luck.

9:39 PM, February 07, 2006  

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