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Shopping

Postby telboy » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:36 pm

For those of you who are able to shop at a Carrefour. Can you tell me if they are only open for the sale of food items or can you purchase, clothes, white goods, electronics, bedding etc.

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Re: Shopping

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:46 pm

I was told that those sections were closed off to the public, but it would be nice to know for sure ?

It might change in the next week or two, at least.

Andddd .. You can buy thise things online
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Re: Shopping

Postby Lyric » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:12 pm

Last time I was in the El Ingenio Eroski which is the same sort of hypermarket it was food only everything else was taped off.
Not sure about technology though.

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Re: Shopping

Postby gerryh » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:35 pm

Only the clothing and footwear part is taped off.
All other sections are open.
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Re: Shopping

Postby costakid » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:20 pm

gerryh wrote:Only the clothing and footwear part is taped off.
All other sections are open.
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So you can buy a fridge but not a pair of socks? Bizarre .

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Re: Shopping

Postby gerryh » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:26 pm

My guess is that they either decided or were told, that they couldn't sell clothing/ footwear as all the shops selling clothes/ footwear in El Ingenio couldn't open.
Everything else they sell in there nobody else sells in El Ingenio or they could open such as Worten, selling white goods/ TVs/ phones, Movistar etc selling phones, Tienda Animal selling pet supplies.
Wortens stopped opening after a short time as they didn't get many customers.
Movistar etc shut for similar reasons although Vodafone are occaisanly open.
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Re: Shopping

Postby Lyric » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:13 pm

Do you go often Gerry ?

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Re: Shopping

Postby gerryh » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:45 pm

My wife or I go at least once a week.
I was last there on Monday and my wife was there today.
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Re: Shopping

Postby Lyric » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:13 pm

OK if you notice SolOptical open could you give me a nod, my hearing aid has failed, right at the start of lockdown !
It is pushing the rules from Torrox to just see. I know they are not allowed yet.

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Re: Shopping

Postby gerryh » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:15 pm

It's been shut every time I've been to Eroski.
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Re: Shopping

Postby gerryh » Fri May 15, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi Lyric
SolOptical is/ was open today :thumbup:
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Re: Shopping

Postby Lyric » Fri May 15, 2020 2:28 pm

Thanks Gerry, they sent me a text on Sunday to say they would be open for cita, I rang and had an appointment yesterday.
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Re: Shopping

Postby markwilding » Fri May 15, 2020 6:27 pm

If your area is in phase 1, small shops are now open for clothes and anything else you might want. The larger shops over 400sqm will have to wait a while unless they sell food and tech amonst other things but not clothes.

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Re: Shopping

Postby ValL » Sun May 17, 2020 5:57 pm

I wonder who will be willing to buy clothes from a rail that may have had many handlers and been tried on ? I have not given it much thought but will need to buy clothes soon esp. if I cannot go back to UK where I normally spend the summer and where my light dresses and cropped trousers are :-(

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Re: Shopping

Postby costakid » Sun May 17, 2020 8:27 pm

No trying on clothes and no returns. I guess not many ladies will be buying

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Re: Shopping

Postby olive » Sun May 17, 2020 8:34 pm

Mail order. Even if you receive a return it will have "aged" during the process and be safe.

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Re: Shopping

Postby costakid » Sun May 17, 2020 8:38 pm

I think mail order in uk is no returns at the moment. Not sure about Spain.

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Re: Shopping

Postby spanish_lad » Mon May 18, 2020 1:30 am

Lidl is "no returns until 30 days after the state of alarm ends"
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Re: Shopping

Postby Beachcomber » Mon May 18, 2020 7:40 am

Carrefour has never been very high on my list of places to shop but it has just fallen off that list completely. Just after lock-down began I ordered some dog food from them which our dogs like and which is not available locally. It was fairly priced and included free delivery.

I recently needed to repeat the order but found that it had increased in price by €4 per bag plus €9 for delivery.. It may only be €21 more but I decided that it would be better in my pocket than theirs so I sought out an alternative and was pleasantly surprised to find the same product on the Corte Inglés web site for the original price with free delivery to my remote rural location by MRW the very next day.

El Corte Inglés 1, Carrefour 0.

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Re: Shopping

Postby markwilding » Tue May 26, 2020 2:35 pm

Most shops open now. I went for walk to my local indoor shopping centre last night and most shops are now open. Opening times seem to vary.
I was speaking to a young chap in, Massimo Dutti who normally helps me and i was surprised to find out that he had been paid his full salary by the company as had the entire Zaro group.

No matter what people think about Amancio Ortega, at least he did right this time. Pity other billionaires didn't follow his lead.


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