Shopping At ALDI....

  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 03, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I found some great workout equipment for a home gym. I would never buy these if they weren't killer bargains.

    As an example the Workout Bar that you hang from a door
    frame is 13 bucks!

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    Check out the rest of the ad:

    http://aldi.us/us/html/offers/offers_01_06_2010_ENU_HTML.htm?WT.z_src=main
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    I'm not sure i would trust it, maybe just because its from aldi. But its probbly the same thing
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    Jan 03, 2010 10:07 AM GMT
    I bought a little cart at Aldi's. Somewhat hesitantly since it was so inexpensive (about half of what I'd seen it elsewhere). So far have used it through 2 moves and it's done great.

    And some of their chocolate is real good, too....
  • baldone

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    Jan 03, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    we just had a new aldi's open in my area few months ago....gonna go get that grill thing today.....looks much like the more expensive dept store brands but a shit load less money.....their food prices seem pretty good also
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    Jan 03, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I've never heard of this place before, searched their site and see that they're in Rhode Island now. I'll wait to explore until they cross the line into Massachusetts!
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 03, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    I am a very picky and, I believe, savvy shopper. I don't buy crap. Most of their food items seem to be quality food with no hydrogenated vegetable oil, etc. From what I understand, they use food items from smaller companies already in production that make quality food items but still has not made a brand-name impact on consumers. This is very much like how Trader Joes Market does it.

    The gym equipment is really a bargain, if you look at their flyer. They actually have more gym equipment than what they are listing here. I didn't buy a whole heck of a lot since I'm a member of two gyms, but I do like the idea of working on my abs at home since I have a hard time finding the ab equipment available at the gym. I also bought the bars for pushups.

    I am really beginning to believe in spot training....where you get rid of bodyfat by working out the muscles closest to the fat. I know that idea has been poopood by science, but it sill seems to work. If I start working out my legs extra hard, and increase cardio....my legs get extremely defined. The same holds true for the arms and back. Now I just have to work on those abs!
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    Jan 03, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    I don't know how long Aldi can hold its amazing prices. Three new ones opened in the Greater Cleveland area. That is unheard of for a "welfare"-like store that really is designed for those with extremely minimal incomes.

    I like its prices, I don't mind off brand, I abhor the lack of low-fat / whole grain options.
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    Jan 03, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    Celticmusl> This is very much like how Trader Joes Market does it.

    Aldi & Trader Joe's are brother companies.

    Those who have been to Germany (or the Austrian Hoffer chain) may feel right at home... right down to the rent-your-cart and pay-for-your-bags (or bring your own) to the no credit cards accepted.
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    Jan 03, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    I thought the thread title was misspelled
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    Jan 03, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    ALDI is AWESOME. It's where I buy all my food and save big time. Get the breaded boneless chicken breasts too.

    Also, I have one of those pull-ups bars. All work fine.

    ALDI is a german company. Germans know how to do things right.