German retail giant Aldi has cancelled their most popular special buys sale of this year, and fans are devastated.
The annual snow gear sale event, which usually results in hundreds of people lining up to grab a bargain pair of snow boots or googles has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis.
Aldi made the announcement of the cancellation on their Facebook page.
“Sorry, our snow gear Special Buys are not going ahead this year,” the statement said.
“We’ll be back with our best-ever collection next year. Due to prioritising our transport for groceries, and recent travel bans, we’ve decided to withdraw our 2020 Snow Gear Special Buys.
“We’re looking forward to sharing our best-ever collection with you in 2021. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
The cancellation was met with mixed reactions from Aldi fans, most disappointed with the news.
“Bugger. That was handy for those of us who live where it snows. Just for warm gear for the backyard and walks,” one commented.
“Winter is still coming - would be great if they still brought out the thermals, boots, gloves, & beanies” said another.
“That's a shame, considering not everyone travels to snowy regions; there are thousands of people who actually live in these areas,” a third said.
Despite some being frustrated by the news, others looked on the lighter side of things and congratulated the German retailer for putting customers first during the Covid-19 crisis.
“You know things are serious when Aldi doesn’t do snow specials!” one jokingly said.
“I LOVE all the snow gears. You made the right decision and always prioritising your customers and community first. Thanks Aldi,” said another.
“Completely understand your situation Aldi. The priority is essential items for now and then go to the less essential items. You guys are doing a great job,” a third said.
Well, it looks like next year’s sale will be bigger and better than ever!
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