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Do Franprix or Monoprix stores offer delivery services?

Jul 7th, 2015, 12:53 PM
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We have rented apartments in several places across Europe. We had the luck in a couple to be asked by the management for a "first shop" grocery list which they stocked the apartment with prior to our arrival.

Have you inquired if your rental manager can do that? I always tip when they drag in all the groceries, but it helps a lot. Then, we only have to shop "daily" for bread, fruit and perishables. Just a suggestion.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 12:56 PM
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pariswat....will do
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Jul 7th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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Lotus toilet paper is good, their tissues (pur blanc) as well.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 01:40 PM
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Lotus is the premium brand, but a lot of the store brands are just as good. But in any case Photobear has made it clear that as much or as little money can be spent for such things as desired. Generally, my advice is only good for helping budget travellers because I am a notorious skinflint.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 02:40 PM
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Well....thank you.....I was just making a funny but I will look for Lotus cause my Mom usually likes the EXPENSIVE stuff here....I usually just get store brands.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 05:40 PM
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I feel cheated as I have never had the Lotus brand!
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Jul 7th, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Have fun and laugh at the rude comments.
Wonder how long one must go without love to fuss about your shopping habits.
Then they want a trip report.
Fodors needs to weed the garden.
I have 2 trip reports ready,but Jamikins has gone along with the a few others who inspired my travels.
What a shame to keep b.s. posters like a few on this thread jj

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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:14 PM
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You know, I have been reading this, and am amused that so many of you will jump on the one snarky remark by a poster, and then completely ignore the insane outburst(s) by the OP here. Fodors does not need 'to weed the garden' and name calling, yes you SaylorT, about what you term a 'few b.s.posters' speaks to what I believe are your own issues with some posters here.

I wish the OP well in her shopping endeavors, but it is also quite true that what she seems to want to do is more of an North American shopping experience than what many of us see in Paris. I honestly think you will do best using a taxi service rather than trying to have items delivered, unless you care to spend time in your apartment waiting for said delivery. And besides the shopping in foreign markets is really the fun part. Enjoy whatever you choose to do. I would personally ease up a bit on the heavy items, unless of course they are bottles of wine, not water.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:29 PM
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I am only stating the obvious.
I did not name the weeds.
If you guessed it was a certain poster
Maybe you know which weeds to pull Aye
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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No, you are only stating your opinion, as am I. Not the obvious. But I am also amused when relatively new posters think they know so much about people who may be quirky, but have been invaluable members of this community. For years. Off with their heads, pull the weeds, etc.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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And it is BS to try and tell the OP how much water she can buy. That's not name calling.
That's calling it what it is

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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:43 PM
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Fodors needs new posters
Like I told you last month.
Oh and I guess I'm no longer on your ignore list.
Give up on running new posters off
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:50 PM
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Of course Fodors needs new posters, but show some respect please. And as to last month, I can barely remember what I wrote or said yesterday, so I do hope you are not keeping score about anything. But I kind of think you are. And FYI I actually agree with the water comment, but perhaps I would have said it differently. That comment was hardly as bad as the response it got. I think the OP can defend herself quite nicely.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:11 PM
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I have given more than I have received.
You called me stupid and I asked the moderators to remove the comment.
They removed it

Yes I do remember the insult.You also mentioned that I was new and you would add me to your ignore list.
Now you want to tell me to to be polite.
Just because people are new to the forum does not make us less
Be nice to new members and you might learn something New.
Have a nice month.
Im going Europe.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:30 PM
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Bye, have a nice trip. But I do think you are confusing me with someone else. I doubt I called you stupid, not my style. But you do have a chip on your shoulder about something here. Maybe it will disappear on vacation.
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Jul 8th, 2015, 08:51 AM
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I could not read every post, but of what I did read, I did not see an answer to the OP's question.
Dear OP,
YES the grocery stores on rue Cler deliver! There is a minimum purchase for free delivery. And as a Mom who raised a family in Paris, I can tell you that this is what locals do! I have never, ever schlepped home my water and cleaning supply purchases. The caddy that others mentioned is handy for fresh produce purchase, laundry day and the like, but if people paid attention, they'd see that many, many locals are getting their groceries delivered;
PARISWAT- Lovely to see you. Adored your comment about buying our eggs one by one.
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Jul 8th, 2015, 09:18 AM
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Hello Phread,
Good to see you on Fodors. One day we'll all be here...

(It may disappointing for some here to realize that some newcomers are oldtimers from other forums who got banned or have quit...or both).
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Jul 8th, 2015, 09:28 AM
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I keep seeing this thread pop up…I wasn’t really planning on posting on it, but I guess I’ll chime in with my two cents. I am a newbie here… And for the most part, I enjoy the travel forum. I love to hear about everyone’s adventures. I love to hear about your ideas, what you recommend, what you like, what you don’t like. I enjoy contributing when I can with my small amount of knowledge, feeling helpful to someone else. The beauty of a place like this is that you can learn so many things that you may find useful, or even priceless, for planning your next trip. I hate to see a great travel community get un-wonderful in a hurry by negative comments. I am sure that everyone here means well and wants to help. And I understand that sometimes we all just get caught up in a thread full of opinions and lose sight of why each one of us are here...

So…call me naïve, but why don’t we get back to the basics…why we are all here...TRAVEL…it’s a beautiful, wonderful thing that we all share in common, even though we are all different. This is a global community, all ages, all backgrounds, all cultures, all travel experience levels, all interests, all different. Which is why I come here. I want different opinions so I can gather all your input and make the most educated decision for my travel that I can. But in the end, my trip won’t be your trip; your trip won’t be my trip. But we’re each taking a trip, and loving the experience (at least I hope you are). And isn’t that the point?
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Jul 8th, 2015, 02:15 PM
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It's been a few years, but when we stayed in that neighborhood, both G20 and Franprix had delivery service. I believe the G20 would only be a ten minute walk for you. But, we would just distribute shopping for heavier items as we went by every few days. Our apartment did have a grocery cart with wheels, but we never bothered with it as we'd usually pick things up on our way "home" rather than make a special trip. You may not consume as much as you would presume. I would buy one small bottle of water, then liter bottles for refilling to have while out and about. We usually had to restock the wine or pick up something else, anyway.
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Jul 8th, 2015, 11:13 PM
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I admit to scanning this thread.. it got weird.. so not sure if this was mentioned.. but OP.. the tap water is actually very good.. we never buy bottled water for the apartment.. just saying that so if you are stuck and can't get bottled water up to apartment its not a huge problem.
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