waterpolodan
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English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:34 pm

To all the users in England, I have a question. I'm looking to send my lady friend a nice bunch of roses for valentine's day, but I'm not very familiar with flower deliveries in the UK. Do any of you have any favorite sites to order them through, or know who has the best flowers for the most reasonable prices? She's in Oxford, if that makes a difference...
 
cumulus
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:40 pm

www.interflora.co.uk

Expensive business this long distance love!!!
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:48 pm

Interflora are probably your best bet but Marks & Spencer and Waitrose Flowers will also deliver if you place your order on their websites. Waitrose is the best value, but orders must be placed by Monday February 12.
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:20 pm

Try http://www.post-a-rose.com/ , a company on the Isle of Man who are very good.

Cheaper than Interflora too I think.

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waterpolodan
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:02 am

Thank you guys, I'll check each of them out...

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 1):
Expensive business this long distance love!!!

This is true, but I'd rather spend what little money I earn on that than the endless drain that is drinking in New Orleans!  drunk 
 
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:10 am

There's a much cheaper method than Interflora, and I used to send my mum some flowers a few months ago.

Go to www.yell.co.uk and locate a florists in Oxford. Then call them and ask them if they take your CC over the phone to place an order. The one I called did (I don't recall which one though). The florists like this because they get more money from it than if you used Interflora. It saved me $40.
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:06 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
Go to www.yell.co.uk and locate a florists in Oxford. Then call them and ask them if they take your CC over the phone to place an order. The one I called did (I don't recall which one though). The florists like this because they get more money from it than if you used Interflora. It saved me $40.

Good idea that, obvious really!!!
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BCAL
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:49 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
Go to www.yell.co.uk and locate a florists in Oxford

The trouble with this is that you do not know what sort of florist you will get, or what sort of standard/quality the flowers will be - although I am sure your lady friend would let you know if they were not nice!  duck 

Interflora, M&S and Waitrose all have very high standards and would not risk their reputation by sending a rotten or poor bouquet.
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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:51 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
Interflora, M&S and Waitrose

Ah, obviously you are slightly more upper-class than us peasants Trevor!  duck 

I still reckon Post-a-Rose is the best option. And it's Manx! Oh, and they once offered my wife a job Big grin

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RE: English Friends- Some Advice Needed

Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:54 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
obviously you are slightly more upper-class than us peasants

No Andy. I am a peasant too but would rather pay a few extra pence to get better and assured quality!

A rump steak will cost GBP 3.75 in Waitrose but you can be assured it is prime Aberdeen Angus, tender and cut to perfection. At Shitco, sorry Tesco, you can get a same sized steak for GBP 2.99 - but you do not know where it comes from (Chernobyl?), you take a chance if it is tender or tough, and sometimes I think Tesco butchers forget to trim the extra fat, so that they get twice the quantity of meat from the cow, compared to Waitrose.

As for loo paper, Tesco gives you recylced sand paper at GBP 0.99 for 4 small rolls. Waitrose gives you 4 double rolls of cushion-soft quilted paper at GBP 2.79. Cost per sheet - Tesco 0.0012375pps, Waitrose 0.0014293pps. Which would you rather have - sandpaper at 0.0012375 or quilted at 0.0014293?
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