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'Appalling' Aldi air fryer move blasted by angry shoppers

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A 'greedy' Aldi shopper has been blasted online after trying to sell the popular Aldi air fryer on Facebook Marketplace for almost double the price.

One angry shopper shared a screenshot of the advertisement in the popular Aldi Mums Facebook group, showing the man was trying to sell five of the 16L Multifunction Air Fryer on an Aldi Buy, Swap and Sell page.

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The popular Aldi air fryer was snapped up quick. Photo: Facebook

He was asking $279 each for the product that had a price tag of $149 when it went on sale during Aldi’s Special Buys earlier this month.

The ad describes the products as “brand new in box” and “unopened”.

Many shoppers had already taken to social media after the Special Buys were sold out, frustrated they had again missed out on the popular buy.

“Hubby stood in line since 7.50 am (seven in front of him) for the air fryer only to find they had NONE,” a furious woman wrote last week.

So to see one person selling FIVE of them certainly saw the post blasted, with one person calling him a “jerk” and others slamming the move as “appalling”.

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This Facebook ad sparked outrage among Aldi shoppers. Photo: Facebook

“I hope he is stuck with them. can’t sell and can’t return. Will teach him a lesson in being greedy,” was one angry comment.

“Special electronic buys should be restricted to one per customer. It’s a no-brainer,” another customer lamented.

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Others however said he had the right to do whatever he wanted with the items he had paid for.

“He’s paid for it. He has the right to do whatever he wants with it. If someone is silly enough to pay that much for it then nothing to get worked up about,” one person commented.

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Aldi had already warned there would be limited stock of the air fryer. Photo: Getty

Aldi had already warned ahead of time the Air Fryer among other Special Buys were likely to sell out quickly as the delivery of some of the items had been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The 16L Multifunction Air Fryer and Pastry Maker have been impacted by shipping delays resulting in limited stock availability in our stores,” the supermarket said in a statement at the time.

"We apologise in advance for any disappointment this might cause our customers, and remind everyone to shop with kindness in this challenging time.”

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