Aldi’s newest homewares cause chaos amongst shoppers
Aldi = life!
Arriving just 30 seconds after Aldi opens their doors yesterday left many shoppers hoping to get their hands on the most anticipated item of the year empty-handed.
The supermarket released a selection of home decor products including cushions, throws, quilt covers and side tables, and it seems there were a lot of mums trying to get their hands on the $99 Fabric Accent Arm Chair – I mean, if I could have left work, I totally would have bought it too!
People were lining up an hour before doors opened up to get their hands on the chair (pictured above) with the Chatswood story in Sydney selling out in 20 SECONDS.
Speaking to News.Com.Au, Kane from Sydney told the publication he had been lining up for his wife, “I need to rush in and get it or I’m in big trouble."
“It’s my only job is to come home with one ... so it should be fun with this crowd. I just need to run.”
Another shopper, Amanda, was in line for her daughter, telling the publication:
“She couldn’t get here early enough, and she’s just moved into her own apartment so I’m here for her."
“I just hope there’s enough for us ... I think I’ll just run straight for the box and maybe grab some towels on the way out.”
Many hoped to get more than one, but were left disappointed. John told the publication he was hoping to try another store to get a second chair:
“It was pretty crazy ... too many people ... people were grabbing things and putting them aside for their friends.”
At least this time there weren't any brawls that we know of like with the recent Special Buys sale for outdoor furniture which saw two families fighting over the items.
Aldi told News.Com.Au that the Special Buys and homewares range is only intended to be on sale for one week:
“ALDI Australia’s Special Buys have become incredibly popular with Australian shoppers and are just one way we distinguish ourselves from other supermarkets."
“Our weekly Special Buys are ordered months in advance and are intended to be on sale for one week in a bid to keep our range fresh and interesting.
“We do our best to supply our stores with sufficient stock however, sometimes they sell out faster than expected due to their exceptional value and high quality.”
Image: Getty/Christopher Furlong