Post by Mike
After a lot of browsing the ‘netmarkets’ for delivery slots (all with
little success), Wunderkind ‘signed over’ her Tesco account to us and we
were then able to register for preferential treatment on delivery slots; we
have had one delivery this week and have now booked a slot for next week
too! (Originally, I could only get a sniff of a delivery in mid-May but
Percy veered and after umpteen attempts, managed to shift nearly a
fortnight sooner. Have been a customer of Iceland and had occasional
deliveries in the past but, not even a sniff of slots for weeks now!
I've had 2 e-mails from Iceland recently, informing me that they had
free slots for my area. The first time I didn't need one, the second I
wasn't desperate but looked later in the day and there were none.
Nothing at T or A yesterday, either, but M had plenty... so I start
shopping, only to find that almost nothing I wanted/needed was available.
If I say no bread, no flour, no eggs, no butter, no wine, no yoghurt, no
cake, no fresh fruit, no fresh veg, no tinned milk pudding no washing up
liquid, that is only a SLIGHT exaggeration, as in some cases I was
looking for something rather specific. Eg, they did have ONE boxed rosé
wine, but it's cheap and nasty; they did have Lurpak spreadable Slightly
Salted but only in 1 kg tubs; there was only one type of (dull) brown bread.
I did start shopping, but they require a minimum order of £40 and I was
struggling to find enough I wanted to get even to £20. As the only
things I need fairly urgently are bread (or bread flour) and milk I gave
up. This morning I got a slot at Iceland for to-morrow afternoon! I'd
have been happy to get one for early next week but only to-morrow available!
Jenny M Benson