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Old 2008-03-03, 01:42 PM   #1
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Lidl Special - Unicycles

Lidl Special from Monday 10 March

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Old 2008-03-03, 04:11 PM   #2
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Ahh, I wondered when they would come in! A few leaflets previous to this one there were wall brackets on offer. The picture showed a unicycle being held up buy them and I thought it would be too much of a coincidence if unicycles didn't appear soon!

And if I seem to know two much about Lidl leaflets, my mum delivers them.
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Old 2008-03-03, 05:21 PM   #3
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yeah, they had some ickle kiddies ones last summer. these ones come with a 3 year warranty. not looking too closely at small print, i wonder if that will cover for taking them down stairsets and mild trials.
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Old 2008-03-03, 05:55 PM   #4
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they look good to learn on, and with the 3 year cover what they dont know cant hurt them even if you said thet you did do trials and stair sets they wouldnt believe you "on one wheel, never!"
i might have to recomend this, i know someone whos thinking about getting a unicycle

edit- on the picture that is deffinetly to tall for him. and it says only to be used under adult supervision dam im not allowed to unicycle without an adult looking after me do they think its dangerous??
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Old 2008-03-03, 06:14 PM   #5
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and it says only to be used under adult supervision dam im not allowed to unicycle without an adult looking after me do they think its dangerous??

well they do say only to ride skateboards in designated parks. who do you think is listening?
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Old 2008-03-03, 06:32 PM   #6
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dunno it is just kind of funny that thay wrote if but i suppose they have to write it so people dont kill themselves on it.
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Old 2008-03-03, 07:46 PM   #7
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bit of a threadjack - sorry - but does anyone know what Lidl's ethical record is like... what their labour standards are etc ... cos I'm sorely tempted at that price for a present for a friends daughter... but the price is setting off alarm bells - I mean, I don't want it to be made by kids for kids, even if I do pocket the slavings.. and I hear that Roger makes sure as far as possible that all UDC uni's aren't made by exploiting people, same for KH. So anyone heard anything about Lidl and labour standards???
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Old 2008-03-03, 09:06 PM   #8
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Re: Lidl Special - Unicycles

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008, matt_t <> wrote:
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> bit of a threadjack - sorry - but does anyone know what Lidl's
> ethical record is like... what their labour standards are etc ...


Matter of much debate.

Some people maintain that they are very evil and don't trust their
staff (CCTV in staff rooms etc). However, I am yet to find a
supermarket chain that _does_ trust its staff. It's completely
routine, for example, for till operatives to be logged by the system
(how many items they swiped per hour, how long they left their post to
go to the toilet and so on), and staff to be more CCTV'd than
customers.

In Lidl's favour, some of their special offers are actual brand-names
(some Stanley tools recently, for example), and since they manage to
source them at cheap prices, it's not completely impossible that their
non-brand stuff may be no less ethical than anyone else. If you buy a
cheap unicycle anywhere else, do you know the age of the Taiwanese
welder?

Also in Lidl's favour - the staff in my local branch appear, on
average, at least 53% happier and 86% more human than the miserable
sods in my local Sainsbury, and I've never established intelligent
communication with the life-forms in my local Tesco. I probably
should declare that my local Lidl is a regional training centre,
though - at least some of the staff are recent employees there
temporarily and probably more highly motivated than average, and
others are presumably there on the path up from nobody to management.
There's also a higher than normal incidence of suits wandering around
(which might also help to keep staff happy - strangely, seeing
management makes staff slightly happier on average, being able to talk
to management even more so).

In general, I buy veg there if my local supply is missed (it's hard to
be cruel to a carrot), I don't generally buy meat (it's largely
continental Europe sourced, and I believe the continental's standards
of animal care are lower than the UK's), I do buy their special offer
non-food stuff. I am aware, however, that it's difficult to know the
standards of the manufacturer, so I don't buy things that come form
industries notorious for employee abuse (clothes, trainers).

But do you know the number-one top reason for shopping there?
No piped music. Bliss (at least, as close as shopping gets to it).

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Old 2008-03-04, 05:07 PM   #9
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Thank you for teh tip off. 10th is boys birthday. he may be about to get cycle shorts... The uni will be way to big for him tho.
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Old 2008-03-04, 07:05 PM   #10
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Thank you for teh tip off. 10th is boys birthday. he may be about to get cycle shorts... The uni will be way to big for him tho.
The kids cycling shorts aren't ideal cycling shorts (no padding, seams in the wrong place), but they're still great shorts for 99p. DW wants to buy more because they're perfect for DD to use for PE at school.

They're also the fastest clothes you'll find for going down a slide :-)
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Old 2008-03-04, 08:00 PM   #11
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They're also the fastest clothes you'll find for going down a slide :-)
What even faster than wet waterproof overalls?? boy tends to land 3 ft beyond the end of the slide in those.
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Old 2008-03-04, 08:44 PM   #12
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I think everyone should take this opportunity to visit a local Lidl and ask a member of staff if they have any unicycles.
Then when shown one, examine it closely, um and ah a lot, feel the tyre, check the seat clamp, etc.
Then hop on it, ride up and down the aisles and generally have fun.

Then take it back to the assistant and say "Meh, I don't like the colour."
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Old 2008-03-04, 09:00 PM   #13
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that sounds fun i might do that if i can get there just for a laugh
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Old 2008-03-09, 12:48 PM   #14
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i bought a similar uni for a similar price from ebay. It does very well but the thread holding the crank on stripped upon gentle tightening so the materials aint great on mine. 3 year warranty is pretty good though and i would have thought would cover such things. mine is certainly a great buy for learning on.
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cheap unicycle anywhere else, do you know the age of the Taiwanese
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from the looks of my frame and knowing that most bikes are machine welded i'd say it was a fairly safe bet that there is little in the way of human manufacturing in making a uni, especially given the small number of parts involved. having said that though, assembly is most likely done by an underpaid person.
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Old 2008-03-09, 03:16 PM   #15
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can someone put a pic or a area code up so that everyone can see this
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