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Liveitloud | Jun 6, 2010 07:33 AM

Just wondering what everyone thought about the Aldi. I went several weeks ago and ended up feeling I had wasted my gas and my time. First, I had to go dig in the floor board of the jeep to dig up a quarter to get a shopping (refundable) cart.

When I got in the store I swear there weren't more than 4 isles. The brands looked like something you would find at the dollar store and their overall selection was poor. It was crowded with kids running up and down the isles and the freezer where they kept frozen food was not working properly and all the packages were sweating profusely from not being at the right temperature.

Finally after making myself pick up a few items to not waste the trip all together I get to the check out where I was charged 10 cents each for paper bags, which btw, broke in the yard on the way up to the house.

I was expecting more I guess. Not sure that I will be going back. Walmarts everyday prices were right in line with their prices so I just don't see what the big fuss is about. Hopefully it's just the location I was at. If not, I don't see a long future for this new food chain. Thoughts?

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