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Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« on: October 22, 2020, 09:47:40 AM »

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 08:49:52 AM »
Ohhh nice, gonna go check this out in a couple hours.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 10:47:57 AM »
I went to today.

It is basically Target's grocery section with a 100 amazon fresh drivers picking up groceries.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 11:13:32 AM »
Ohhh nice, gonna go check this out in a couple hours.

How is it nice if it is like Target grocery section? Lol

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 11:45:16 AM »
Ohhh nice, gonna go check this out in a couple hours.

How is it nice if it is like Target grocery section? Lol

Well its clean and shiny and you have these self check carts you push around.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 05:58:34 PM »
There is no line to just shop like a regular plebian. If you want to shop with a shopping cart from 2099 then you'll have to wait in line.

There wasn't really anything special in there and I couldn't really tell if it was cheaper or more expensive than other places. I think of the store as a cheaper Whole Foods because of the bakery, sandwich, food, prepped foods, etc.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 07:32:53 PM »
I’ve been using Amazon Fresh (online) for all my grocery shopping since this store opened.  The selections for Amazon Fresh (online) used to be only Whole Foods inventory but now with Amazon Fresh B&M in Irvine the online selection is great and the prices are on par or better than Ralph’s and Amazon. 

Also applied for the Amazon Visa so I can get 5% back on all my groceries now with no annual fee.  I use Amex Blue Cash Preferred typically for 6% back but they annual fee is around $200 now so may cancel that one.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 09:17:11 AM »
We went on Sunday morning and there was a huge line, but we had heard the line was only for the magical cart. We asked if we could just go in if we were shopping with the normal cart, but the employee at the door told us no, we had to wait. It's possible she didn't understand us, but we didn't see the point of waiting in line just to enter a grocery store, left, and went to Ralph's.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 05:05:04 PM »
I guess I'll have to wait till the hype dies down. This place sounds worse than when Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong opened  ;D

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 11:53:10 PM »
I got a coupon in the mail - almost threw it away between the election spam.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2020, 05:23:08 PM »
Coupon is $10 off $35.  Expires tomorrow.

Prices are competitive with other grocery chains but inventory is sorely lacking.  Many of the shelves are empty and a lot of the sale items are not available.

I didn’t see any workers re-stocking the shelves.  Rather, there are tons of Amazon employees buzzing up and down the aisles preparing online orders, and large groups of other workers congregating in the aisles undergoing training (all young people).

It was annoying and not a pleasant shopping experience.

I was expecting more unique items for sale like at a Trader Joe’s but it’s just a regular grocery store.  The only unique item I found was Ellenos coffee-flavored Greek yogurt made exclusively for Amazon.

Also, the “fresh” bakery section is like Walmart.  They don’t really bake bread there, just defrost and display.  The bagels I bought in the plexiglass display case were still frozen.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 09:28:29 PM »
I felt like shopping at a Staters with better technology.  Nothing special imo.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2020, 09:32:51 PM »
The pizza is solid. $8.99 for an 18 inch. Thin crust - I like it better than Costco. You can order from the Amazon app. Other than that, don't see a reason to shop there.
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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2020, 12:27:10 AM »
I’m telling you guys the best part about this store opening is the ability to order Amazon Fresh online with same day free delivery for Prime Members, and good prices when shopping online (same as in store with specials and all).  Been using this for 3 weeks and it’s been solid, even all my selected produce was fresh and good quality.  Before this all we had with Amazon Fresh delivery was Whole Foods and 3.99/lb oranges.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2020, 08:43:54 PM »
I’m telling you guys the best part about this store opening is the ability to order Amazon Fresh online with same day free delivery for Prime Members, and good prices when shopping online (same as in store with specials and all).  Been using this for 3 weeks and it’s been solid, even all my selected produce was fresh and good quality.  Before this all we had with Amazon Fresh delivery was Whole Foods and 3.99/lb oranges.

I'm with you Aqua....I'm on my 3rd order of Amazon Fresh.  Their prices are on par or slightly lower than Alberstons, Ralphs, and even Trader Joes.  Their meat and fresh fruit quality is slightly better too.  I'll use them for fresh eggs next once I start running low. Plus getting 5% cash back with the Chase Amazon card doesn't hurt either. :D
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