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Old 04-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Battery powered security light

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.Click image for larger version

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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
ALDI's as in the grocery supermarket?
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ALDI's as in the grocery supermarket?

I am betting so.
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I am betting so.
Wasn't sure - I only was in one ALDI's once.
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I like looking at their non-grocery features every week. I've bought tools there on occasion. It's a German company I believe...their beer and chocolates have European-sounding names. Check online at www.aldi.us
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I like looking at their non-grocery features every week. I've bought tools there on occasion. It's a German company I believe...their beer and chocolates have European-sounding names. Check online at www.aldi.us
They opened what I believe was 8 stores in the DFW Metroplex about 3-4 years ago and I think I recently read they are expanding.

They charge 25 cents for the use of their shopping carts which is refundable if you return it to a designated location,don't accept credit cards,you bag your own groceries and bring your own bags.

They caused quite a stir when they arrived here,but I guess they are doing well. I was only in one once since they opened here.

The one I pass by is located across the street from a Wal Mart SuperCenter.
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Yup that is the way they do it in Germany. That is why I don't use them. 10 years in Germany taught me no to trust their way of doing some things.
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Not sure I understand the hesitation. I believe they pay a higher wage than Walmart...

We have an Aldi down the street. It's a small store because they tend to carry only one of everything. One ketchup but you can tell it's Heinz 57 in their own private label bottle. Same with the French's Mustard and on through all their products. They tend to be a private label version of whatever the top brand is Ina big supermarket. They do take debit cards. And the beauty if the .25 cent carriage is that you're not paying higher prices to put someone outside to collect carriages in huge parking lot. Either people return it cuz they want their quarter back or they leave it and someone else gets a free quarter. Win win.

We don't use it as our primary grocery, they don't have everything, but they are alright from time to time.

I'm probably one of very few campers who hates walmart, I don't set foot in there, I can't stand the atmosphere, the blue color, the people, and all the endless aisles of stuff. It's very difficult to be in and out of a walmart in 5-10min. An ALdi you can be in and out quickly. It's no larger than a gas station convenience store most of the time, but with ride useful products and less junk food, lottery tickets, cigarettes and dirty magazines and keno. Haha.


So I'd say give it a shot if you haven't yet and see what you think. It's not for everyone. The usually have a section towards the back with seasonal non-grocery items and this is where you can find some interesting deals on garden, camping, sporting goods.
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We had an Aldi where I went to college in the early 80's. It was popular with students because it was cheap. They have not yet come to Houston, or at least my part of town.

Aldi was founded in Germany and maintained a policy of not selling cigarettes. When the founder died, his two sons split over the cigarette policy and divided the company on geographic lines into Aldi Sud and Aldi Nord.

Aldi Sud owns the U. S. Aldi stores. Aldi Nord owns Trader Joe's. They practice similar merchandising by selling mostly house brands, but Trader Joe's doesn't make you fuss with quarters to get a shopping cart.

I shop at Trader Joe's frequently. It isn't for weekly shopping and things are not always in stock. Once you understand the store, it becomes a great place to make a quick run to find something tasty and healthy for dinner.

My problem with Walmart is they drive the competition away. We are quite close to one and no other store will open nearby so I now have to go out of my way to get to a grocery store when I need something quick. On many evenings and all weekend, the check out lines are so long that it can take more time to leave the store than it does to actually shop. So I drive the extra miles to get better service.
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I've heard decent things about Aldi's, however I have only been there once for a seemingly trivial reason. I hardly ever use cash and for this reason unless i specifically remember before i head out I dont have a Quarter for the shopping cart.

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.
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