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Imperfect, Misfit, Etc. (The Food Delivery Services)


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6 minutes ago, Maison Rustique said:

I have completed my special offer orders. I am due to put in another order on Monday. I will take a look and see what they have and what prices are. I still can't figure out how everything I want is sold out within minutes of the ordering time beginning. It is nuts! If it is the same this time, I am just going to cancel.

I didn't notice anything I would have bought as "sold out" here.  I don't usually do prepared foods, I think that's what I saw mostly as sold out, like 3 Little Pigs Egg Bites, and salad kits and sweets/breads.

 

But it's probably very regional anyway.   Hope you have a better experience.  I kind of Meh on Misfits right now.   Nothing terribly wrong, but nothing terribly compelling either.

 

If I was remote or unable to get to most shopping, I'd be thrilled with Misfits despite the minor issues I had.   I definitely see a benefit in those cases.

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Yet I can't pick the winner of a horse race.

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On 3/3/2023 at 9:12 AM, lemniscate said:

I didn't notice anything I would have bought as "sold out" here.  I don't usually do prepared foods, I think that's what I saw mostly as sold out, like 3 Little Pigs Egg Bites, and salad kits and sweets/breads.

 

But it's probably very regional anyway.   Hope you have a better experience.  I kind of Meh on Misfits right now.   Nothing terribly wrong, but nothing terribly compelling either.

 

I think @Maison Rustique was talking about Imperfect, not Misfits — and despite being the same company with mostly the same products, my recent experience with Imperfect was that they were sold out of a lot more things than Misfits. I skipped one week when I had the 50% off offer because I logged in two hours late and about 80% of the entire fruit section was greyed out.

 

My guess is that it's because Imperfect only has the option for an auto-filled cart, whereas with Misfits that's a new thing and probably a very small percentage of their subscribers.

 

I canceled after the discount ran out — if I order again the Misfits interface works better for me. (Unless of course they throw another 50% off coupon my way.)

 

Unrelatedly, did a second Umamicart order recently and once again had a great experience. Splurged on the kaya jam trio with milk bread and have been enjoying it as a change of pace at breakfast. Next one will probably be from Weee! — though it may be a while as we're traveling in a few weeks and I'll be trying to draw down the stockpiles. Our dog sitters probably will appreciate having some room in the fridge and freezer for their own stuff...

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I did cancel my Imperfect subscription. My order period opened at 1 pm yesterday. I clicked on at 1:08. There was nothing left that I wanted. Something is wrong with their system. They asked why I was cancelling and I told them. Maybe they will get better. Also prices were way high. I know they are everywhere, but I can definitely do better than that.

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I had a rather insane experience with Amazon Fresh pickup today.   I placed an order and due to some local travel I was going to be very close to the Hub and I could do a parking lot pickup instead of delivery.    I followed the app instructions, parked in one of the designated green signage pickup spots, checked in with app and got confirmation they knew I was there.   Then I get an almost instant notification that my items are “picked up” and the delivery is finished.  Nothing and no one came to my vehicle.   The only people there were the delivery drivers (contractors).  No customer desk/real Amazon employee to ask.  I waited over the time set for pickup window.   Called a 800# which was unable to help.  I believe they are overseas.  They claimed a refund could not be given at that time.  I eventually went back into the app and requested refund on whole order for missing delivery.   Looks like it may have worked.   But it was insane how screwed up this was.   I have done other store pickups and only after you get the items in the car is it considered picked up. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

FYI for FreshDirect customers---Rao's is 2 for 13$, My favorite winter tomatoes, the kumato, are 2 for 7$. We had Rao's for the first time during lockdown. Good pantry item to have on hand.

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On 3/7/2023 at 9:22 AM, Maison Rustique said:

I did cancel my Imperfect subscription. My order period opened at 1 pm yesterday. I clicked on at 1:08. There was nothing left that I wanted. Something is wrong with their system. They asked why I was cancelling and I told them. Maybe they will get better. Also prices were way high. I know they are everywhere, but I can definitely do better than that.

That is too bad. I would cancel also if I had such trouble. 

Such a different shopping experience here. Two weeks ago today I received a Misfits delivery. It would normally be FreshDirect in rotation every two weeks. But early in that weed I did a direct cost/cross comparison with FreshDirect. 35 vegetable items, many bags and same farm/brands like CalOrganic. A dozen pantry items and a dozen items in a cold pack. Across the board 75cents to three dollars cheaper than FreshDirect or WholeFoods. 75+dollars cheaper overall. I do like FD being a full grocery with paper needs and toothpaste, etc. FD also has a local farm share box on sale at the moment so I like supporting that. I do care about organic since I juice and make green smoothie shots. Double celery, tripple carrots, triple lacinate kale, big bag of golden beets and ginger. Still cheaper by 25-50 cents over the non-organic. But we are 75-80% plant based diet. Raw, steamed, roasted. 2-3 meals a week are meatless but no way in hell vegan or vegetarian. We have no close friends vegan, just some family members. 

I stumbled across a tick-toc (thank goodness they are short)...a TJ's shopper doing his weekly shopping. I thought it was a 'what's new' dealio. Nope, just wheeling through the downtown location in the converted underground parking garage. He spent 140$ and walked out comfortably with two brown paper grocery bags. (on foot NYC shopping needs to be a simple 'carry'). I spent 158$ Misfits including shipping--same 7.99 for two boxes I could not lift being so heavy. I had to transfer into 4 of the big blue Ikea bags. 

DH tripped and face planted two weeks ago in the last snow storm and just gradually getting better every day--lower back pain. I have been doing all the household needs and care-giver. All the heavy lifting---garbage, recycling, cooking, laundry, etc. I would pay much more for the conveniences of delivery but it is just not so. A nightmare to add to my list a Saturday or Sunday 3-4 shopping stops to get what I can get from delivery. 

Amazing variation in my crisper drawer and pantry without the time suck from shopping in person. 

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Odd FreshDirect experience this past weekend. Early Saturday 8am. Two bags. One with tp and Kleenex. The other with a small box of good cheeses, a bag of potatoes, wild gulf shrimp and decent cherry tomatoes. Two bags missing. Half our order. Leeks, beets, cucumbers, greens, 3 containers of miso, red cabbage, greens onions, Rao's sauce, etc.

DH pulled the two bags in and said, "surprised the order is so light". Duh. If we had shoes on and pants we could have caught the truck out front. 

Immediately contacted them thinking the vegetables were still on the truck being not far away. 

Seemed reasonable. Trying to solve the mystery. Catching the driver being not too far away. 

Nope. 

 

 

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