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Offline White Rose

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Transito
« on: March 20, 2013 »
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  • Word of warning, check your receipt, 3 times we have been over charged. Either the wrong price per item or the wrong number of items. The last time it was a combination of them both. Funny how it is to their advantage.

    Offline gladys

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013 »
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  • We come to LG at least twice a year and have done for the past 20 or so years. We have used transito mainly but noticed on our last couple of visits the shops have not been well stocked at all, (we tend to use San francisco and the one on cardiac hill ). They look like they are about to close down, they haven't ,  but not a good impression to give people who are shopping there for the first time.

    Offline el presidente

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  • gladys,
    You are correct they are poorly stocked at the moment.
    The Transito at Alcala has already gone and very soon more of the 5 in our area will close when the new Lidl (and possibly Mercadona) open in Puerto Santiago. The construction work is well under way and the progess is clearly visable from the road.

    Offline Tanemera

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    « Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • Not only have the stocks been depleted but the attitude of the staff is generally awful.  Two years ago Mrs T and I used to buy 100% of our weekly shopping there, as did many of our friends.  The staff were friendly and helpful and the shelves well stocked.  Now we hardly ever go there.  The staff seem more interested in chatting to each other than serving their remaining customers, some of them need to attend a course in food hygiene and the freshness of the products in the deli, meat, fruit & veg. and bakery counters is suspect due to the dramatically reduced turnover. 

    Meanwhile, Mercadona has added two more check-out lines and is stocked to the ceilings.  The staff are always extremely friendly and helpful.  Transito needs to wake up and ask why they have lost so many customers before it is too late.

    Offline jackngill

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • I agree with all the other comments that have been made about Transito but cant agree about the staff being poor in the shop in Puerto Santiago near Jardine del Mar, they are as friendly as ever and usually have a smile on their face.

    Offline Mary

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • We noticed how Transito had gone down last visit, but not quite in Harrods league yet for rudeness.
    Years ago we started walking to Mercadona and doing a big shop for all the essentials, then getting a taxi back, we saved the fare easily and usually pick up a cab within five mins.

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • Transito meat is still very good and local people still go there for meat at weekends i agree it seems to have reduced stock and pizzas etc are cheaper in harrods.

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    « Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • Have to agree i'm afraid - however i'm not going to be upset at the demise of Transito - they have had it good over the last few years but things move on and I for one will welcome the new Lidl when it opens its doors - more choice and cheaper prices but most of all will avoid my run out to Adeje.  R.I.P Transito
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    Offline Tanemera

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    Re: Transito
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  • Have to agree i'm afraid - however i'm not going to be upset at the demise of Transito - they have had it good over the last few years but things move on and I for one will welcome the new Lidl when it opens its doors - more choice and cheaper prices but most of all will avoid my run out to Adeje.  R.I.P Transito

    Last time I went to the San Francisco store on a Saturday morning it was completely devoid of customers, local or otherwise.  The butcher looked bored (still flogging a dead horse, I suppose) and the queue for fresh meat bargains was noticeable by its absence.  Two years ago you would have had to take a ticket and wait your turn to be served.

    Offline golden oldie

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • where is the new lidl going to be please?

    Offline cs

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013 »
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  • Mary - so do we and if you ask at the checkout as you are paying they will call a taxi for you

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • We have recently had an Aldi store open here in the UK, which is very similar to LIDL.  We were really dubious about using them in the beginning, we can now save about 30 a week in our shopping bill. Bring them on.

    Offline Mary

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    « Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • Thanks for that cs, we have always just waited outside and usually manaage to flag a taxi on its way back to LG within five mins but your idea sounds good, and if the rumours are true (told by a cab driver) then Mercadona will be opening near to Lidl, bring it on!!!

    Offline dablar

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    Re: Transito
    « Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • Been told the present Mercadona has 2 years left on it's lease and will be relocating. Wonder what will happen to all those big empty units if and when the Transitos and Mercadona close. More cheap Chinese shops ?

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    « Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • More cheap Chinese shops ?

    What's wong with that ??
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    Offline el presidente

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  • golden oldie,
    The new Lidle will be on the land between Bar Camber and the Fisherman's Wife roundabout.
    The land clearing work is well underway.

    Offline golden oldie

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    « Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • Thank-you for telling me were lidle is going to be, i did wonder what all that digging up was for, now i no.

    Offline peridot

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    « Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • Any idea of proposed opening date for Lidl?

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    « Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • I was informed that the new Lidl store wont be open till early 2014.

    When I first started visiting LG there were no supermarkets as such, just a couple of small grocery shops - having said that the supermarket that is on the road going down to the beach has been trading a very long time.

    The only (or main) supermarket (albeit small) was Komo Komo situated on the road directly opposite the post office - on the left hand side.

    The chinese restaurant in the village (not the one by the tennis courts) also used to be a supermarket - but years ago there was a dubious fire and it never opened again as a supermarket

    Anyone else remember Komo Komo ?
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    grockle

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    « Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013 »
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  • Hi LGK,
    Komo komo? Yes indeed, remember it well. We used to shop there all the time in our early days at Las Rosas. We still see Pilar about in the Puerto Santiago area, she used to work in the store. The other nearest place to get food was Mr Verde's as you walked down the hill towards where the Patio Bar is.
    Before the footpath overlooking Puerto Pesquero was widened. I think that Komo komo went out of business soon after the first Transito was opened in the road down from Vigilia Park. Happy days!

    Offline peridot

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    « Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013 »
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  • Thank you for that.  Yes can remember when only place to shop was the village - with everywhere closed on Sundays!