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Furious ALDI shoppers call for buying limits

Furious ALDI shoppers call for buying limits

An ALDI shopper’s behaviour has sparked a furious response on social media after he was caught trying to sell five of the prized $149 air fryers at almost twice the price - just four days after the Special Buys favourite sold out nationwide.

The man’s ad for five ALDI 16L Multifunction Air Fryers was shared on the Facebook group ALDI Australia Buy, Swap & Sell on Sunday, priced at $279.

"Brand new in box un open, 5 available [sic]," the ad description reads.

A screenshot of the ad was later posted to the Facebook group ALDI Mums, with many ALDI fans dubbing the man as a “jerk” and a “price gouger”.

"Appalling. Should be illegal!" one commentator wrote.

"What a jerk," another agreed, with a third asking: "What is wrong with people!"

Many called for the German supermarket to apply customer limits to prevent this from happening. 

"Aldi should limit per customer each!" one wrote.

"Special electronic buys should be restricted to one per customer. It's a no brainer."

Another shopper thought two seemed fair: "Aldi should just have a 2 per person limit on special buys."

But some disagreed and said the man did nothing wrong.

"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."

ALDI have previously said they’re not in the practice of restricting the volume of items sold to customers.

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