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Lidl selling meters/lancets/strips

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Resurgam, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I went to the local Lidl and they had a new range of health products, under the name Sanitas, and there was a blood glucose meter with 75 test strips for under 30 pounds.

    As I was charged 32 pounds for 50 strips at the clinic I thought I'd get one of the Lidl ones and see what the replacement strips cost - but I can't as they are not on the website. Still, no rush.
     
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  2. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice spot @Resurgam , I have emailed them to ask if they are providing strips on an ongoing basis
     
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  3. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure my request went through, so I called them. I wont give the CS guys name but the penny dropped for him too!
    He is not aware of any plans to stock test strips. The usual policy is to see how it goes, if there is sufficient take up and all that. I assured him that with no consumables, I for one would not purchase, and that those that do will be bringing them back for a refund just as soon as the strips have run out.

    Lets see how nimble they are on their feet :)
    He did suggest that there might be details on where to obtain test strips inside the package. I might open one tomorrow
     
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  4. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Yes, there is a link to the sanitas website, for follow up purchases but the strips/lancets/test solution don't seem to be listed on it.
    it is www.shop.sanitas-online.de
     
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  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lidl.

    No chance of any support.

    Strictly a one off purchase.
     
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  6. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    They are dearer than the Codefree.

    Codefree meter starter pack is £11.99
    • 1 x SD Codefree Blood Glucose Meter – stores up to 500 test results – we are offering two meter types – One reading inmmol/L and the other reading in mg/dL. You can select which meter type you want by selecting the meter from the drop down menu below.
    • 1 x Adaptable Lancing Device offering 10 different comfort settings
    • 10 x Blood Glucose Test Strips
    • 10 x Lancets
    • 1 x 3V Battery Type CR2032
    • 1 x Carrying Case
    • 1 x SD Check Strip…..Full instructions and a helpful Self Test Diary

    Replacement strips £7.69 for 50 with generous discounts for bulk buys.
     
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  8. SebMR3

    SebMR3 Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hello, I am said CS staff member, that I'm pretty because I remember you commenting about the forum, anyway firstly allow me to express, ANY AND ALL COMMENTS AND VIEWS I EXPRESS WITHIN THIS FORUM ARE NOT THAT OF LIDL'S BUT SOLELY MY OPINION - I am back at home today and whilst I have been unable to find the link for it (at home at least), I have discovered how to purchase the strips direct from Sanitas, they are priced at 19.99€ for 75 strips, I have informed my senior colleagues about this and I believe the link is being added to the database should any other customers call regarding this, I do not recommend calling Lidl asap to get this link, I am back at work soon and thus I will be able to check if it has been added and I can also send the link to myself, at which point I will add it to this forum.

    Kind regards.
     
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  9. SebMR3

    SebMR3 Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    And I've just noticed the link 2 messages above and feel like a bit of twit now :banghead: I was away from work the last fortnight so I'm using that as my defense... the sentiment was there ;)
     
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  10. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    @SebMR3
    my hat goes off to you for following up on your own behalf to assist people on this forum -- that is true customer service.:)

    I know Lidl are not known for stocking follow up on most products other than core range food items as they are limited in space to stock items like some of the big UK brand markets.

    I am totally impressed by your action on here !!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Wot he said!!! :D
     
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  12. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow @SebMR3 If Lidl do customer service awards, you should be getting one. It was great talking to you 3 weeks ago, and thanks so much for coming onto this forum
    #prideinthejob
     
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  13. SebMR3

    SebMR3 Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    I greatly appreciate the feedback :) but I do apologise I wasn't able to find out sooner as I was away from work for a large portion of the last 2 weeks :p, I was in again on Monday and I can confirm the link IS now on our staff updates file, so ALL staff should be aware of how to purchase them

    @himtoo, it's not entirely a spacial issue, but as we bulk order product we're not able to get a steady supply, hence the promotions being twice a week and being limited stock, as soon as it sells through we are unable to acquire more, but most items are repeated every 3 to 6 months due to popularity and demand

    @walnut_face not aware of any awards no haha, i enjoyed the chat too and I don't like being unable to solve a query :) :p

    (ANY AND ALL COMMENTS AND VIEWS I EXPRESS WITHIN THIS FORUM ARE NOT THAT OF LIDL'S BUT SOLELY MY OPINION)

    (I type that to cover my butt... just in case) :hungover:
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I meant to post about the meter when I saw it, but forgit.

    I thought that the box said something about SD Codefree strips but I may be wrong.

    Don't know if they are still in stock.
     
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    SebMR3 Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Lidl stock promotional items normally for a maximum of 6weeks as the products change twice a week, they are repeated on frequency, this kind of line I would say 6months or yearly but can't say for sure
     
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    vsseym Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    I bought this today. The instructions are shockingly bad.
    I haven't been diagnosed with diabetes so never used one of these before.
    I've worked out how to load the needle!! But it's not working. Just flashing saying I need to put blood sample on the strip.
    There is also no test solution.

    It's going back tomorrow!!


    bought t
     
  17. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Really? I had no trouble with the instructions - try turning the strip the other way up.
     
  18. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure why you are bothering with this as the SD Codefree and TEE2 meters and strips are cheaper and freely available?
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Well put some blood on the strip.
    Needs blood.
     
  20. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Is it not sucking the blood into the slot on the end of the strip? See the top of pg 17which shows where the blood should go.
     
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