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Big C I bought some vegetables for 270 baht with 70 delivery charge which is waived above 1,500 thb orders. I'll probably tip another 40 or so, well worth it to save the drive, lines, and hassle of grocery shopping. Do you guys also order groceries to your homes?

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this would be incredibly useful,

but for me, i next to never buy anything

from supermarkets, pretty much just hygiene articles,

i eat out, or bring bbq pork & sticky rice

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Honestbee is even cheaper with the promo code they run each month and on signup. 

 

Edit: Looks like that are almost bankrupt. Not really surprising since they had very nice promo when I was in Bangkok. 

 

When I was in Bangkok I also found a website that gave something like 1-2% when you shopped online and Big C was in the list. 

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Have been using Tesco Lotus for more than six years now - stock control is always an issue but normally they will pick a viable substitute that you can decline.  Price is now 70 baht for 10-12 time period.  They no longer have enough delivery trucks (expansion to other cities?) so most orders are delivered by MC.  Ice creams do not seem to survive well.  There is no reason to tip - this is not a private delivery service.

 

Tops for me has had very good stock control if next day delivery - but beyond that it can be very bad (and was last few months when they seemed to only have slots 2 or 3 days out) was getting about 20% of orders.

 

Do not buy much fresh food as still have truck visit soi 6 days a week.

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I have used HappyFresh here in BKK for about a year now.  Many choices of stores (Big C, Tesco, Gourmet Market, etc.)

 

It’s good for things that I don’t want to lug back to my condo (bulky/heavy) However, I don’t like using them for anything that needs refrigeration (milk for example) and similar to what everybody else says, often, something I want isn’t available and I won’t always know until too late.  So...if I have a particular dish that I want to cook and it calls for multiple ingredients, I always go to the supermarket in person.

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Beat part of shopping is the free air con but yes the traffic and parking makes life easier to shop on line

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@TallGuyJohninBKK With Tesco do you know if the delivery person seeks out reception for a signature or not? I imagine they'd want someone related to the order taker for accepting or declining substitutions?

 

Also, I've read they may come up to 3 hours early and have schedule a time block on the later side of my availability. Or is that also risky as they may come later than the scheduled timeframe too?

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12 minutes ago, Hal65 said:

Also, I've read they may come up to 3 hours early and have schedule a time block on the later side of my availability. Or is that also risky as they may come later than the scheduled timeframe too?

There's another thread on this and as I recall there was general agreement that delivery guys simply pay no attention to delivery time blocks. As for signing, security takes delivery at my condo for me. Whether they sign or not I have no idea

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I'm surprised people still push trolley's

Tesco are great for Veges as well always in great condition

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29 minutes ago, madmen said:

I'm surprised people still push trolley's

Tesco are great for Veges as well always in great condition

I take it you don't find produce (or other) substitution to be a big problem?

 

Tesco has the best produce catalog for that reason it seems. Big C doesn't list any loose vegetables that must be weighed, probably a different philosophy regarding handling of stock.

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1 hour ago, Tayaout said:

Honestbee is even cheaper with the promo code they run each month and on signup. 

 

Edit: Looks like that are almost bankrupt. Not really surprising since they had very nice promo when I was in Bangkok. 

 

 

I gave up on HonestBee long ago for grocery deliveries. Had very bad experiences with them, and problems with their customer service.

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55 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

There's another thread on this and as I recall there was general agreement that delivery guys simply pay no attention to delivery time blocks. As for signing, security takes delivery at my condo for me. Whether they sign or not I have no idea

 

I've had a lot of problems with off schedule deliveries from these guys (Tops and Tesco particularly), and the worst part is, they often don't even bother to call in advance to advise of their off schedule arrival.  They just show up unannounced, hours off from their schedule time.

 

So as a result, they show up in mid afternoon for a scheduled night delivery. When if I was working, I wouldn't even be home. Etc etc... like that, and I've ended up having to leave notes in the comments section of the order in TH language -- DO NOT show up before the scheduled delivery window. (I quickly discovered that noting anything in EN is a useless endeavor with them and their drivers, who typically speak zero EN).

 

Villa, on the other hand, has been very good about their delivery windows and keeping to them, with very little and occasionally small variation. They use their own staff for deliveries a lot of the time, and seemingly in later evening hours, use LaLaMove motorcycles.

 

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41 minutes ago, madmen said:

I'm surprised people still push trolley's

Tesco are great for Veges as well always in great condition

 

Maybe from your area... but from my areas, which are served by their OnNut and Rama IV stores, their "fresh" veggies often tend to be pretty old...  Not to mention that Tesco and Big C didn't fare very well in Thai-PAN's recent survey on pesticide contamination testing for local fruits and veggies.

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59 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

There's another thread on this and as I recall there was general agreement that delivery guys simply pay no attention to delivery time blocks. As for signing, security takes delivery at my condo for me. Whether they sign or not I have no idea

 

I live in a home, so I don't really have the option of anyone to take the deliveries for us. But even if I did, what happens when security accepts delivery of your off schedule order than has milk or yogurt or fresh meat or frozen food, etc etc... and it ends up sitting out there for some hours until you finally come home (ahead of the scheduled delivery time)....

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