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The falling price of oil

Not crude oil but Olive oil
Here we have two bottles (2L) of the same brand of migros packed oil , but bought one year apart .

last years one was bought for 11.80 fr sold at 50 percent discount price ( 23.60)

The one bought this new year is 13.10 fr sold at 33 percent discount price (19.60)

So even though the price of oil fell from 23.30 to 19.60 , I paid 1.30 fr more
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Re: The falling price of oil

The amazing thing is that you remembered how much you paid for your oil last year...

Edit: Oh, the pic explains everything
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The amazing thing is that you remembered how much you paid for your oil last year...

Edit: Oh, the pic explains everything
I didn't realize I had bought the same brand , until I unpacked to keep the new one near the old bottle .
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you have olive oil that lasts a year? wow.

Better stuff is available for €6-8 in Italy.....
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Re: The falling price of oil

The old 33/50% off some imaginary price trick, seen that once or twice here ;-)).
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Re: The falling price of oil

Must be taking retail advice from Tesco's.
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you have olive oil that lasts a year? wow.

Better stuff is available for €6-8 in Italy.....
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Must be taking retail advice from Tesco's.
Fiddling the books ?

The media seems to be pushing a different Story

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...ce-rise-feared

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Re: The falling price of oil

Aldi sell very good olive oil, at a normal price much less than Fr 10,--

I can only say to Migros and Coop customers, open your eyes, forget all the points and discounts, and go to Lidl or Aldi.

The staff are paid well there, the food is great: so what more do you want?
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go to an Italian supermarket, seek out the shelves of olive oil and make your choice. The stuff we get is €6.99 - it's not hidden.
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Re: The falling price of oil

- "Oh, Popeye - someone's calling me cheap".
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you have olive oil that lasts a year? wow.

Better stuff is available for €6-8 in Italy.....

This one comes to 13 franks for TWO liters. Ie : 6.5 per liter
Does the Italian olive cost 6-8 euro PER LITER .
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Aldi sell very good olive oil, at a normal price much less than Fr 10,--

I can only say to Migros and Coop customers, open your eyes, forget all the points and discounts, and go to Lidl or Aldi.

The staff are paid well there, the food is great: so what more do you want?
Lidl and Aldi are a bit further away from where I live.
But I will check it out and compare for the future buy.
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Aldi sell very good olive oil, at a normal price much less than Fr 10,--

I can only say to Migros and Coop customers, open your eyes, forget all the points and discounts, and go to Lidl or Aldi.

The staff are paid well there, the food is great: so what more do you want?
Its not just olive oil they are way cheaper and no decrease in quaity on all items.

Migros and Coop shoppers really would benefit from not being so snobby
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Migros and Coop shoppers really would benefit from not being so snobby
I've no problem with the cheapies (did some shopping in Aldi just yesterday), but despite the good prices, there is a chronic lack of stock and choice in some areas, particularly fruit and veg. It's always a lottery, which of the basics will be available. We often start off shopping at Lidl or Aldi before calling into Coop or Migros to cross off the other items on the list.
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I've no problem with the cheapies (did some shopping in Aldi just yesterday), but despite the good prices, there is a chronic lack of stock and choice in some areas, particularly fruit and veg. It's always a lottery, which of the basics will be available. We often start off shopping at Lidl or Aldi before calling into Coop or Migros to cross off the other items on the list.
I agree. I will go to Aldi first and get the basics ( don't have a Lidl near here) and then get the rest of my stuff at either coop or Migros depending in which is most convenient at the time.
Fruit and veg is pretty good in our Aldi but they are woefully lacking in other areas of things I buy on a regular basis.

The Aldi and Lidl shoppers could benefit from being less preachy.
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This one comes to 13 franks for TWO liters. Ie : 6.5 per liter
Does the Italian olive cost 6-8 euro PER LITER .
I get the decent stuff. It will certainly be better quality than this.

One to cook with, different one for salads.

Next time I go, I'll find the cheap and cheerful prices too.
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The Aldi and Lidl shoppers could benefit from being less preachy.
I suspect it's not actually linked to where they shop so much as it is to who these individuals are.
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Re: The falling price of oil

The reason I asked Sean C for details as I was hoping he would enlighten us with the secrets of the south.

It seems Oil goes rancid over time, which is bad. These 2 links give some tips on buying oil

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2007/09/8-tips-for-usin/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zester...b_3830641.html
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Re: The falling price of oil

The ALDI olive oil (from Germany) is actually quite decent.
At least for cooking.
I usually don't touch the Migros or Coop el-cheapo brands even for cooking.

I would be interested in knowing a good, non-blended olive oil brand in the 10-15CHF/liter ball-park.

Alnatura has a cheap organic olive oil in Germany (and I presume also in the Migros shops that carry it), but it's a blend.


Just google for "olive oil mafia"...
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