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#16 g.johnson

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

liquids especially.

Astor deliver.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:40 PM

The boxes are a perfect size for holding newspapers to be recycled. And the filled box is not too heavy to lift. We receive the empties from our super, who collects them from our neighbors who put the boxes out for recycling.

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#18 Wilfrid1

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

liquids especially.

Astor deliver.


I was thinking of using FD for beer orders, actually, as a few six-packs are damn heavy. You need someone with ID to receive the delivery, so I'd have to schedule it when someone's in the house other than the usual crowd of teenage girls. :creepy:
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:21 PM

You should really move that last post to the "When complaining is really bragging" thread. :lol:
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:41 PM

I've generally been happy with it, but sometimes their judgment is off in terms of quantity and they send either more or less than what I need. Obviously, they can't read my mind. They are very good about making adjustments, however. For anyone whose shopping situation is less than ideal, it can be a godsend, but I woud never arrange for a big order to be delivered on the day it is to be served, because something will need to be filled in.

One of the oddest misjudgements was a bottle of star anise. It came as a powder. I had to explain to them that for this spice, the shape is at least as important as the the flavor.

#21 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:11 PM

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:51 AM

We've ordered from them twice and are thinking about doing it again. It's definitely convenient. They carry kosher chicken which is a nice plus for us.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:02 AM

I think Fresh Direct is great. The only critical thing for me would be that they bring my order in nice, clean, well organized boxes but sometimes there's only bananas in a great big box and at the end of unpacking, I always feel guilty about all the terrific usable cardboard that's going to waste. I'm sure that since the inception of FD, there's been a lot more cardboard sitting on the street waiting for pickup by the sanitation department. Some cardboard company is making out like thieves. Hmmm, I wonder if they're publicly traded.


that's my only real complaint about FD too - they overpackage. although Steven D is right about forgetting items too, it's not been a huge issue. but with two gourmet stores with long hours within a couple of blocks from the apt, we don't really order from them as much - just pop out for whaever is needed

i should look at their cheeses again, esp. that Comte
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:37 AM



Out here in the burbs, with four or five supermarkets within a ten mile radius, I would love to have Fresh Direct. The A&P's dairy section is almost always near or past the sell-by date. The Shop Rite has tragic produce, as does Pathmark. I won't buy the mass-produced chicken or meat at any of them. I try to cross the GWB once a week and hit the uptown Fairway, but that has to be timed correctly to avoid traffic jams. If I didn't have a insider at the farmers' market, I'd be SOL, too!

So we'll try again. GWB: George Washington Bridge! Yay! SOL?

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 02:58 PM

Trying to lure back shoppers who haven't ordered in a while, Fresh Direct sent out a mailing with the offer of free delivery for up to 5 orders. Looks like it's just a generic code, for those of you who use the service.

Promo code: FEB50H
There should be a space when you are about to check out.
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#26 Wilfrid1

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:59 PM

We'll give that a try, thanks.
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#27 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:08 PM

Didn't work. They must be smart.
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:15 PM

Didn't work. They must be smart.

Really? That 0 is a zero, not the letter O, just to be clear.

#29 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

Ach! I'll try again next time.
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#30 Wilfrid1

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:12 PM

A helpful development (or maybe it's old and I just noticed it): Fresh Direct are partnering with Union Square Wines in New York. It's by no means the full USQ inventory, but it's a long list and good for everyday drinking purposes.

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Not such great news for neighborhood wine stores which focus on low to mid-range priced bottles.

Note, Fresh Direct partners with Murray's too, but the selection is hopelessly small.
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