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Has anyone ever....

Seen something on a Lidl promotional poster and actually found it in store for sale?  Angry
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Very rarely tbh, as it is typically sold out before I or SWMBO could get there when it comes to a bargain, (around here people can be like swarms of bees for the pollen),  & some then resell on Ebay or similar auction site(s)
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Seen something on a Lidl promotional poster and actually found it in store for sale?  Angry

I don't go chasing promotional offers. I prefer to do my shopping at quiet times even if it costs a few pence more.  I like to get in and out of a store as quickly as I can Wink
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I've never had any problem getting an Aldi offer as they always seem to get ample stock for theirs.
But with Lidl it's a rare occurrence.
From talking to a few people including some staff I get the impression that it's a case of big posters small stock.
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Seen something on a Lidl promotional poster and actually found it in store for sale?  Angry
A few months ago they were advertising some uplighter LED lamps for £39.
Went to the local store the same morning and they had none but they phoned another store a few miles away who did have them and they put it to one side for me to collect later in the day. So full marks there.
When we first visited this branch it was a fairly scruffy looking place but it looks a lot better now so they are certainly getting their act together.
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Yes but only if you get there extremely early - they often sell out of their proper bargains extremely quickly.
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They could have a problem with Trading Standards if they don't have adequate stock to back up advertising, unless they add a rider in their terms and conditions along the line of 'Only 10 per store'.
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It's very frustrating though, when you see something advertised and they have everything else but what you want.  Angry
I still prefer Lidl over Aldi though. Smiley
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@artmo experience has taught me that trading standards are only interested in chasing after little companies - bigger chain stores they never seem interested in for some reason.
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It's because the small firms haven't got the fees to hide behind the extensive legal teams Lips are sealed
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It really isn't that hard with the Sale of Goods Act and the Small Claims Courts. Trading Standards can always explain your rights and suggest a course of action.
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Yes but the SOGA doesn't really apply if the store never had the goods or only a small number of them  Crazy
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But Trading Standards (and ASA?) would want to know if they are advertising in full knowledge that they wouldn't have enough stock to meet demand. This is called bait advertising.

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Doubtful, these companies have big legal depts / budgets as pointed out previously.
TS are only interested in chasing the little people who can't defend themselves.
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I have seen items still for sale well after the release date, but it varies depending on what the unit is.
I have also seen (and been in the q) @ Aldi at 8am for an item which was limited supply.
Maybe it is 'cause I live in a "poor" area things last a bit longer than in the "posh" areas ;-)