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Re: Carrefour

Postby Londonrake » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:32 pm

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Londonrake wrote:It's hard to keep up with all these supermarket changes. :wink:


Don't worry. STUD will keep you informed of every single movement in case those Cypriots/Greeks mess up without the Imperialist Brits telling them what to do and how to do it.


I'm sure it isn't a revelation but - anyway - feel I ought to point out that you have a serious racist problem.

I am just some insignificant, retired, non-entity guy who loves the island and has decided to spend his twilight years here.

I have no idea about and absolutely no interest in such elevated concepts as "imperialism".

I would hope that I can respond quietly and reasonably to a simple post about something as inane as our local supermarkets without some racist Harpie bleating on about such rubbish, taking her mental issues out on me.

Are people like me welcome on this forum? Or, is it a comfy little chat site for a handfull of Cypriots with chips on their shoulders? That I imagine Isn't a big issue to somebody with your closeted mind but just might be to anybody that wants the Forum to be a living and growing site. If that's not the case, trust me, it will eventually die.
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Re: Carrefour

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:35 pm

What have we got? About eight main British posters? STUD was at the bottom of the heap in terms of intellectual prowess. I think you've just joined him! :P
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Re: Carrefour

Postby Londonrake » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:45 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:What have we got? About eight main British posters? STUD was at the bottom of the heap in terms of intellectual prowess. I think you've just joined him! :P


Yes, I got the message that you have your talons into him as well. :lol: Although, I've found his contributions on Greece's troubles quite informative.

As far as "intellectual prowess" goes most of your posts seem to consist of vitriolic one-liner responses to other's efforts. "Look, at me. I'm so terribly clever" stuff :roll: Deja vu on that. :lol:

Have you ever actually stuck your neck out and tried generating an OP? Not for quite a while it seems. Much easier to wander around criticising others, whilst bolstering recruitment I suppose. :lol: :wink:
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Re: Carrefour

Postby supporttheunderdog » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:44 pm

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supporttheunderdog wrote:Indeed it did! The Protaras Store, which was rebuilt very fast.

I have found we can normally only get 60% of our regular shopping from Lidl so having Paps next door is very useful to top-off. The wife Likes Papantoniou. I have just found there is one a bit nearer than Ypsonas, so might give it a look to see how the range compares, but as it is in town getting there is not quite so easy as Ypsonas. I quite like Alpha Mega, but find it slightly disturbing to think of Tesco's own brand as a being touted as a quality import label. Those products too can ge cheaper than other local alternatives. However, With the new Lidl going up near the Cinema, just 5 minutes drive, plus most others not that much more in travelling time, we really will be spoilt for choice. We also have a couple of good Frutarias and a butcher very close by.

it will be interesting to see what Sklavenitis brings to the market by way of change. Carrefour shook things up in the way products were organised. Chris Cash and Carry as was, was not. I always found our local Orphanides a bit gloomy. I would not however dismiss their business model of selling cheaper Greek products as they seem to be doing OK in Greece, and I woukd not dismiss those products simply as they are less costly, let alone because they are Greek. If it Dies tge job, at a good price, I will buy.


Yes, we use the Ypsonas Lidl, with Paps just up the road. Personally I much prefer Paps. It's far more interesting. I found the goods more varied and interesting, the staff more helpful and of course you can get a coffee there.

Carrefour always seemed quite expensive to me. Although, as one who is relegated to wandering around, thumb up bum, I did find it quite an interesting place. I look forward to checking out the new replacement.

I suspect the Metro near Lidl's new store that you are talking about is doomed. TBH I won't be too upset about that as the way people park outside it makes getting through a bit dicey, particularly at night.

It's hard to keep up with all these supermarket changes. :wink:


As the Metro shuts in the evening, it cannot be they who are causing the problems with parking, rather the bakery, and possibly the "Silk and Velvet" establishment ( which I understand is a so called "gentleman's club") which is nearby, and other seafront attractions. I suspect the demise of the shop will not therefore improve the parking situation. In the few times I have been there I have always found a space in the Off-rad parking. I do not know if Lidl will in fact affect it"a lot may depend on who shops there, and how they get there. Lidl will certainly attract some car borne shoppers.

When I first came here the super market range was dominated by Chris Cash and Carry and Orphanides. Chris was in walking distance of my then residence so I used it a lot to shop. It was not well organised. The upstairs selling more hardware and household goods was a bit like old fashioned Woolworths, not self service but with staffed counters, with the Woolworths' problem of having to search for staff...Down stairs was likewise a bit disorganised - the wine section for example, one could find Chateau Neuf du Pape from NINE different suppliers - a bit of overkill, and with random stacking on the shelves so the Wines from one particular bottler(or even of a particular country ) could be anywhere. Carrefour certainly rationalised the arrangements with perhaps only three brands of Chateau Neuf du Pape - note here it was the Greeks and French not the Brits giving the lesson - and that I thought was the first revolution. Lidl was the second.

Apart from the fact it was not so convenient to get to as Chris/Carrefour, then AlphaMega when it came along, I always found the lower floor of Orphanides to be gloomy but up stairs very good for household items - even got a Christmas Tree there which did ten good years.

Anyway the wife has been to Lidl and Paps, and I am off to see what she has bought - a water brush I think....
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Re: Carrefour

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:44 pm

Londonrake wrote:Have you ever actually stuck your neck out and tried generating an OP?


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Re: Carrefour

Postby Londonrake » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Have you ever actually stuck your neck out and tried generating an OP?


:lol:


Well, actually, life is short of course but................... haven't got far enough back yet to find one. Seems you are just a one-liner twat. :wink:
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Re: Carrefour

Postby Get Real! » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:18 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:When I first came here the super market range was dominated by Chris Cash and Carry and Orphanides....

The only thing certain in life is constant change. :)
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Re: Carrefour

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:16 pm

Londonrake wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Have you ever actually stuck your neck out and tried generating an OP?


:lol:


Well, actually, life is short of course but................... haven't got far enough back yet to find one. Seems you are just a one-liner twat. :wink:


If your defence against an insult to your intelligence is to imply that you generate threads, then the charge is justified! :P
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Re: Carrefour

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:15 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Londonrake wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Have you ever actually stuck your neck out and tried generating an OP?


:lol:


Well, actually, life is short of course but................... haven't got far enough back yet to find one. Seems you are just a one-liner twat. :wink:


If your defence against an insult to your intelligence is to imply that you generate threads, then the charge is justified! :P



Well "g"IG, at least he has an intelligence worth insulting, the same cannot be said for you by the evidence of your last remark.
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Re: Carrefour

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:49 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Well "g"IG, at least he has an intelligence worth insulting, the same cannot be said for you by the evidence of your last remark.


Yes, you can take some pride in that too as his 'intelligence' is down in the swamp next to yours. :P
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