More than 87000 Aldi shoppers queued to buy a £149 item this morning – Manchester Evening News

This morning over 87,000 Aldi shoppers found themselves in an online queue to get their hands on the supermarket’s famous egg chair.

The wicker basket chair, which retails for £149, went on sale in the early hours, and was once again snapped up by eager shoppers.

It’s no surprise the hanging egg chairs sold out quickly, given the product history.

Last time they went on sale, Aldi was forced to pause the queuing system, after over 84,000 people found themselves waiting.

A message on the Aldi website read: “You’re in the queue…

“We’re very sorry, but there are currently lots of people trying to access the Aldi website.

“We’ve automatically placed you in a queue.

“Don’t worry about refreshing – this page will update automatically as soon as you can enter the site.”

Aldi appeared to credit the popularity of its site with the new products, adding: “Sorry for your wait, our website is extremely busy at this time. Our Garden Furniture is extremely popular but more stock will be added over the coming weeks!”

If you failed to get your hands on a hanging egg chair, there are plenty available at other retailers.

Here are our top picks:

Etsy

Etsy has several Hanging Egg chairs available to buy.

Double hanging egg chair – £64.66

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Macrame hammock hanging chair adult size – £69.99

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Amazon

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Amazon is currently selling a hanging egg chair for £229.99. The chair has five star reviews. You can see Amazon’s full selection of hanging egg chairs here.

Ebay

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Ebay currently has several hanging egg chairs for sale, like this luxury design, which costs £279.

A full list of Ebay’s available hanging egg chairs can be found here.

B&M

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B&M is currently selling egg chairs for £175 each (RRP £200).

They’re a tiny bit more expensive than Aldi’s, but when you consider that time is money, and you may be in a queue of tens of thousands of people, this is a good alternative.

B&M’s Egg Chairs are only available to buy in stores (subject to availability, of course).