Aldi updates customers as 80 Specialbuys are delayed – global shipping to blame again

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Aldi’s Specialbuys go on sale every Thursday and Sunday each week and include various products from gardening accessories to sports equipment. Up to 80 items that were supposed to arrive this week and next week have been delayed.

Aldi has updated its website to inform customers that more Specialbuys have been delayed.

Now, 80 Specialbuy items will arrive stores later than expected.

Some Specialbuys were supposed to be available yesterday, while others were expected to be on sale this Bank Holiday weekend.

However, customers will now have to wait until mid-May for some items, and even early June for others.

Earlier this month, Aldi apologised to customers that some products were delayed.

It said it was “working hard” to make items available.

It was later discovered that several Specialbuys did not arrive stores in time due to global events, most notably the Suez Canal blockage.

The Canal was blocked by a container for almost a week in late March, causing havoc to global trade.

At the time, Aldi announced that some of its Specialbuys would be up to a month late.

Some of the products have since arrived, but now more items are delayed.

“Global shipping” is to blame again this time around, according to Aldi.

Its website stated: “Due to the current disruptions to global shipping, a number of Specialbuys may be delayed.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Aldi recommended that customers sign up to its newsletter for the latest availability updates.

Among the items that were supposed to arrive this Sunday, 2 May, but will not be in stock until mid-May or late May, are a cordless chainsaw, a cordless lawn mower, a drill and bit set, weed control fabric, and a hammer drill.

Some products were supposed to arrive yesterday but will not be available until mid-May or late May.

These include an outdoor rug, hanging baskets, gardening gloves, an electric lawn mower, and workwear trousers.

Meanwhile, the products delayed until June are sustainable fuel and a BOPO bottle.

Aldi’s most popular Specialbuy is its rattan hanging egg chair, available online only.

The chair was back in stock last Sunday, 25 April, but sold out after less than an hour.

More than 87,000 customers were stuck in a virtual queue in order to get their hands on the chair, with some having begun queuing hours before the product was reintroduced to stock.

Aldi has not yet announced when the chair will next be on sale, but the product is not among those that are currently delayed.

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