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Re: Noz

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 am

After the Storm wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:56 am
Le Démerdeur wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:47 am
La Foir'Fouille - Lost the plot!

Pound Shops - Lost the plot!

Tout à un Euro - Never had the plot! - Now rebranded C'est Deux Euros :lol:

Leader Price - Lost the plot!

LeClerc - Still relevant

Lidl - New superstores relevant.

Action - Spot on to exploit what has always been lacking in France and very reactive to the local market.
You forgot Amazon.fr which beats them all hands down.

Sorry to say, Amazon is the best.
Best in what way?
Price, choice, quality, customer service....

Good example.

I needed a truc to clean the bottom of the picine. I went to three shops yesterday. The only thing I could find was well over priced. 60 euros ++++

Went home, found one on amazon fr for 16 euros. Ordered it.

It arrived 10 mins ago.

:good:

Shops can't compete.

When I did my cinema room I saved in equipment in the region of 3000 euros by shopping with amazon. I could find everything locally. But it was overpriced. Also, you walk into a shop and there is no one to serve you.

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Re: Noz

Post by mrsc » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:48 am

I have to confess, I like Noz, it's my go-to place when the weather is iffy. Granted, there's no subtle marketing, the goods on 'display' (and I use the word cautiously) look as if they have been chucked down from a passing 747 and allowed to stay wherever they landed so it looks like the final hour of an apocalyptic car boot /jumble sale, you get some bizarre juxtapositions of items (gay porn novels next to Disney character toys, for example?), it's difficult to negotiate because of the huge cardboard boxes you find randomly plonked in the middle of aisles, and the vast majority of the stuff on offer is cr*p. However, you can sometimes find real bargains, and MrC greatly appreciates their ever-changing range of beers (he recently cleared them out of Marston's Pedigree). Just remember, if go in and don't immediately turn on your heels and leave, if you spot something you like the look of, don't think,"I'll get that next time", because I can guarantee that next time it won't be there. (There'll be lots of Disney character toys left though).

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Re: Noz

Post by why me? » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:26 am

Appart from beer I've previously mentioned there are real bargains to be found if you can get used to looking past the crap.
I usually come away with something, a recent purchase being a set of HSS drill bits exactly as this :-
https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/cutting ... TD0254320W
Can't remember exactly what I paid but certainly less than 5€.
Always worth taking a smartphone to check what's what.

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Re: Noz

Post by Joinfrance » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Noz
Triumph swimsuit in my size 10€, usually 50+
‘Kitkats’ Not nestle. Nicer! 79cent for a3pack.
Bounty
Asda and Wilco detergent, usually 1or2€
Greens cheesecake mix
Real bacon 4€ a kilo
Loads of craft books, very much reduced (yes, they are in French but that’s not a problem for me)
Paint, gallons of it, cheap and good quality. Usually white but I can colour it.
Yesterday. Silicone sealant, 2.79€
Lots of other stuff. Don’t go often but when I do I usually find something I need.

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Re: Noz

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:46 pm

€300 German made Pro-X-Elements goretex paclite jackets (better then the Gore or Berghaus ones I have had) for €10 each, OK one did turn out to be a Ladees one but its my favorite and I dont need to cinch the waist.

€4 le kg English smoked back bacon

Frozen calves liver (liver & bacon again this winter!)

The best ever bib n brace overalls I have ever had, German made and the correct leg length, dirt cheap, cant recall the price but would have gladly paid €50, bought 2 pairs, went back, none left as usual

Always buying proper muesli cheap

Loads of paint, varnishes, resins etc over the years, have cupboard fulls of em.

Fischer pro really long torx head timber framing screws for €4 a box, value €40+, rang my pal and he got me to buy the lot as they were Inox and only they are allowed to be used for timber frame construction in France.

Enough quality attractive duvet sets UK quilt and pillow sizes to last the hôtel 30 years for €5 each

Ditto Egyptian towel sets made for Kleeneze (used to buy loads of their stuff) at €6 a set.

Also bought the Asda concentrated laundry liquid, lasted 2 years so far.

Always different interesting world foodstuffs for a good price.

I dont drink alcohol but the beers and wines are clearly popular with others, bought some Tesco Finest Cava for gifts.

The best bargains are anything that was produced for the UK market and/or written in English, only things that could still be on the shelves the next time you visit but reduced.

I reckon more than half the stuff goes to landfill.

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Re: Noz

Post by Loup-garou » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:01 pm

Le Démerdeur wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:46 pm

I reckon more than half the stuff goes to landfill.
A goodly bit goes into the watercourse after Vic and I have imbibed, pointed at the wizzer and flushed! :?

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Re: Noz

Post by mysty » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:42 pm

alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 am
After the Storm wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:56 am


You forgot Amazon.fr which beats them all hands down.

Sorry to say, Amazon is the best.
Best in what way?
Price, choice, quality, customer service....

Good example.

I needed a truc to clean the bottom of the picine. I went to three shops yesterday. The only thing I could find was well over priced. 60 euros ++++

Went home, found one on amazon fr for 16 euros. Ordered it.

It arrived 10 mins ago.

:good:

Shops can't compete.

When I did my cinema room I saved in equipment in the region of 3000 euros by shopping with amazon. I could find everything locally. But it was overpriced. Also, you walk into a shop and there is no one to serve you.
You might need to go further a field where they do not know you. I always get served if I walk into a store.
In the off chance there is no one about I have learned you can ask the nice lady at the reception desk and they will call someone to help you in your quest to buy something. :lol:
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