ALDI shoppers have been left been left fuming after staying up all night for its £150 hanging egg chair only for it to sell out in a matter of hours.
Some shoppers say they were stuck in a virtual queue of 27,000 people for hours just after midnight, while others say they couldn’t find the infamous chair on Aldi’s website at all.
The rattan egg chair is suspended from a powder-coated iron frame and it can be used indoors or outdoors.
It has a padded, polyester seat and back cushions, a safety rope and comes with a three-year warranty.
But shoppers have been left disappointed after the chair sold out in a matter of hours. And as it was an online exclusive it seems unlikely to be sold in stores.
The Sun has asked Aldi if it plans to sell the chair again in future and we’ll update this story as soon as we get a response.
For those now visiting Aldi’s website, a message pops up during the online queue with the time 02.20 saying: “Our Specialbuys are ‘eggstra’ popular right now but our famous hanging egg chair sadly sold out online very early. Remember, when it’s gone, it’s gone!
“Don’t miss out on the rest of our amazing online Specialbuys and Wine range.”
Other garden furniture items also appear to have sold out online.
One shopper tweeted: “@AldiUK these egg chairs are like gold dust… been on every hour since midnight. Can you let us know if the sale has been live or does the “sold out” label stay there all the time?”
Another wrote: “@AldiUK Really disappointed, went online before midnight, awaiting stock of the egg chair for my daughter. When web page eventually uploaded waited in an online queue for 2hrs 30mins to be told sold out already! Really disappointing.”
Someone else said: “@AldiUK I logged on at midnight to buy your egg swing chair and it said your systems just updating try again later, logged on at 7am and SOLD OUT. I’m gutted! Are you expecting more in???”
Another person added: “@AldiUK so why after two hours wait is the “famous” egg chair not even on the site!”
Someone else said: “@AldiUK not happy been in the queue since 12.30am still in the queue now 01.37 says keep waiting and someone I know has just gone online now and bought the egg chair straight away! Not fair!!!!”
And someone else complained: “I waited two hours and it’s sold out, I feel conned.”
If you’ve been left empty handed, we’ve rounded-up the cheapest hanging egg chairs from other retailers, including B&M and Wilko.