By Sarah Keane • 15 November 2020 • 15:27
Frustrated shoppers see online queues of 170,000 for Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot toys
Savvy shoppers awoke early on Sunday, November 15 to jump online to purchase Aldi’s much-coveted Kevin the Carrot stuffed toy, only to discover they were in the online queue behind 170,000 other eager buyers.
The popular toy who this year features in Aldi’s Christmas adverts as a pilot wearing a helmet and flying a fighter jet, last year caused brawls to break out in supermarket aisles.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “Our Kevin the Carrot soft toys are always incredibly popular. We have limited purchases to two soft toys of each character per customer, so as many people as possible have the chance to buy them. Additional stock will be available in store from 6th December onwards.”
People have reported waiting on the website for two and a half hours, only to find the toys they were after were sold out when they got through.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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