The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

DJDave
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Thu 08 Nov, 2018 20.28

Yeah I know the bigger ones have, and I have even used one and also my local Argos has a Sainsburys cash machine now attached to the end. However my local Sainsburys has been around since the 70s/80s and only has about 12 Aisles and already an Argos click and collect point so was a bit shocked to see the banner on the side saying Argos coming to this store soon. :)
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Fri 09 Nov, 2018 12.06

DJDave wrote:
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 20.28
Yeah I know the bigger ones have, and I have even used one and also my local Argos has a Sainsburys cash machine now attached to the end. However my local Sainsburys has been around since the 70s/80s and only has about 12 Aisles and already an Argos click and collect point so was a bit shocked to see the banner on the side saying Argos coming to this store soon. :)
I think they would like all supermarkets to have them, regardless of size. There are a few exceptions where the a neighbouring Argos branch acts as a 'hub' so wouldn't be suitable to be transplanted in to a JS - Crystal Peaks in Sheffield is one such example. Whether they choose to ultimately leave those sites be, duplicate or resolve in some other way remains to be seen.

Same with Asda if that happens.
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DJDave
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Fri 09 Nov, 2018 18.30

Yeah I'm waiting for the other Sainsburys near me to knock a wall through to the Argos next door :lol:
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Sat 10 Nov, 2018 08.32

Does anyone else refer to Sainsbury’s as “Saino’s” in an Australian accent? Or is it just me?
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Alexia
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Sat 10 Nov, 2018 21.05

Strictly Sainsburgers nowadays thanks to Vicki Pipe.
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 03.28

all new Phil wrote:
Sat 10 Nov, 2018 08.32
Does anyone else refer to Sainsbury’s as “Saino’s” in an Australian accent? Or is it just me?
My sister had a Canadian girl over in 1992 for some international Guides/Scout camp. I went to the same camp in 1996 and every night 'Wannabe' by the Spice Girls was played in the big arena place, because it was 1996 and everything was shit in 1996. My scout group had ties with a Dutch scout troup, so I had a boy called Jan come and stay with me. He spoke barely any English and I spoke only 1 word of Dutch, so it was fun fun fun that week. I went kayaking one day and was the only one there not to get wet (I had brand new trainers on and wasn't about to ruin them by rolling my canoe in Ardingly Reservoir.).
Anyway. This Canadian girl called Coby (not to be confused with Kobe - the city in Japan who suffered a big-ass earthshake in 1995) invited herself over to Britain again in about 1998. And she referred to Da Big Sainsbo (as we call it down here in Sussex) as "SainsBERRYS".

So yeah, I hope this helps.
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 13.48

all new Phil wrote:
Sat 10 Nov, 2018 08.32
Does anyone else refer to Sainsbury’s as “Saino’s” in an Australian accent? Or is it just me?
For most people at work, it's Say-no's, although I might try and introduce the Antipodean angle to mix things up a bit.

I've always referred to it as "J's", but I think that's just me...
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 16.56

all new Phil wrote:
Sat 10 Nov, 2018 08.32
Does anyone else refer to Sainsbury’s as “Saino’s” in an Australian accent? Or is it just me?
No, but with my in-laws, Asda always has a definite article. I don't think any other supermarket gets the 'the' treatment with them, but I think I'd probably refer to the Co-op.
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 20.56

Yeah I think a lot of people say "the Co-op" but I hate "The Asda" :? in our family we call it Stains sometimes :lol:
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 21.03

“Asda’s” winds me up.
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Sun 11 Nov, 2018 22.30

Home and Bargain changed their name to Home Bargains in 1995 but is still called by the original name by a lot of people in Liverpool and the surrounding area (where it was founded).
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