Thousands of shoppers put their health at risk to get their hands on this week’s Aldi special buys – a range of baby and kids’ clothing, children’s furniture and school resources.
Despite Victoria being in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19, eager parents ignored social distancing restrictions to gather outside the discount supermarkets to get a shot at securing Aldi special buys.
Pics have been circulating around social media showing shoppers queued closely together outside an Aldi in Epping, which is situated in one of Melbourne’s hotspots.
Worth The Risk?
One of the most sought after items on the Aldi special buys list was the wooden children’s table and stool set, selling for $69.99. Other popular products included a stackable toy storage cubby and an assortment of kids learning resources – none of which would be regarded as essential products.
Much of Victoria is now under lockdown and residents are only permitted to leave home for four reasons – shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study and work, if you can’t do it from home.
A child’s table and chair set would probably not be included in this set of ‘essentials’.
Many shoppers were so keen to get hold of the kid’s furniture set, that they didn’t really care that they weren’t obeying the social distancing laws.
One person was disgusted about the crowds rifling through the Aldi special buys to find clothing sizes and colours they were after.
“You should have seen people going through the Bonds stuff, they were literally on top of each other. I didn’t bother looking, coronavirus right there,” said one shopper.
STOP Aldi Special Buys!
Some people said Aldi should stop running their special buys in Victoria during the lockdown.
“Disgusting! It’s so irresponsible as people clearly cannot be trusted,” one comment read.
We know that when it comes to Aldi special buys, most people can’t help themselves and nothing will come between them and the item they’re after….not even a very contagious virus.
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