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Old 04-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #11
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I think its a brilliant idea to cut overhead and keep the parking lot free of carts, but if I dont have a quarter to get one, i am going to the grocery store across the street.

I think the idea works better in Europe where the coins have a higher value, the euro coin or the old DM. I don't carry coins as there is little I buy that costs under a dollar. Coins received in change go into a bin for recycling. Coin only vending machines and pay telephones are a thing of the past.


Sorry about the tread hijacking, hamguy. The security light does look like an interesting idea.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:10 AM   #12
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ALDI's was selling this battery powered security light this week for $15. I put one on my porch--works perfectly--then got a second one to take camping. I don't know if I'll ever feel like I need it, as the outside light by the door lights things up just fine. But for the price I thought it might be good to have along. Haven't decided whether or how to mount it yet. I might come up with some kind of post mount from conduit. Then I could set it wherever I thought I needed it. Might be a good thing to put inside a potty tent.Attachment 49401
Was thinking it could be mounted so you could aim it backwards when backing up at night so it would do double duty. Just a thought for you.
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I think the idea works better in Europe where the coins have a higher value, the euro coin or the old DM. I don't carry coins as there is little I buy that costs under a dollar. Coins received in change go into a bin for recycling. Coin only vending machines and pay telephones are a thing of the past.


Sorry about the tread hijacking, hamguy. The security light does look like an interesting idea.
I'm not an ALDI's frequent shopper and I don't own stock in them,but they seem to be doing well here in the DFW area and I have articles about what a tough market it is here for supermarkets. Right now Kroger is building several new big box upper class supermarkets.

I just did a store locator search for ALDI's using my zip code in Tarrant County and it shows 20 stores and that's not counting the Dallas side. I think they started out with about 8 stores here 3-4 years ago.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:32 AM   #14
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Back in college, the local Aldi market was a dimly lit hang out for students and people on the dole.

Now they seem to appeal to a similar demographic to Trader Joe's. A small market where you can get in and out quickly on the way home in the evening with something good for dinner. It is a very urban/European way of shopping where kitchens are small, people walk more and markets are convenient. But the quarter thing diminishes the appeal of spontaneity I enjoy about small market grocery shopping. I guess I am too English and not German enough to properly appreciate the efficiency.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #15
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We have an Aldi in our little town and like it a lot. We go there for certain items, like their store brands and their $2.89 Winking Owl wine, which comes from California and is as good (to us) as wines that cost 10 times as much.

I will quibble over the price of a bottle of wine but not over the use of a refundable quarter for the cart. Also, the cart is necessary if you buy much, because they save more money (and help out the environment) by not providing bags.
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It's not battery operated but PPL has the motion activated porch light on sale for about $40.00. I had one on my old Freelander and just got another to put on our new Encounter. The regular price is just under $70.00 at PPL. The model is SL1000 and comes in white or black. We are very happy with ours.
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Wow! Lots of comment about temporarily storing a quarter in a cart slot. I solve the quarter issue by not getting a cart, BTW. They let me buy stuff anyway, use my debit card, get cash back...
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I think IMHO that this thread has not only brought attention to a battery powered security light,but probably made some members here either aware of or more aware of a grocery supermarket chain called ALDI's.

They couldn't have brought and paid for any better publicity than what they got here in this thread. The diversity of this RV forum is amazing.
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