Yesterday, I joined the crowds of Aldi shoppers to get our paws on Aldi’s popular Lacura Caviar beauty range, which is released as a Special Buy once a year.
It was mayhem in my local shop and in the crush to get the products, one of my earings was ripped from my ear (ouch!). My earhole may be a victim but at least I managed to get my annual haul of Caviar to keep my skin wrinkle-free (hopefully) over the next year.
But many shoppers haven’t been as lucky (or perhaps pushy) as me. Some have taken to social media to air their woes. Many complained that early shoppers managed to get their hands on boxes of the treasured cream, leaving disgruntled shoppers in their wake.
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The Copycat Cream Is Ten Times Cheaper Than Branded Creams
My whole annual collection of the Caviar cream (at $19.99 a jar) cost the same amount as two jars of the exorbitantly-priced branded face cream I used to buy, before switching over to Aldi’s brand. And I find the cream to be really effective, so I can understand why it’s popular.
While my Caviar loot is mine and only mine, others are getting sneakily entrepreneurial and taking advantage of the shortage and putting their stock on eBay at a massive mark-up.
One Aldi fan page shared a screenshot of the moisturiser listed on eBay for as much as $100.
“It’s crazy and just plain greedy,” Tammy from Aldi Lovers Australia told news.com.au.
“We all know stock is limited, so to do that and take advantage of the situation is just selfish.”
Were you able to get some Caviar cream? Tell us in the comments below.