THOUSANDS of Aldi shoppers queued to get on its website this morning as the supermarket launched a new gardening Specialbuys range.
Some shoppers say they were placed in a queue with more than 10,000 people in front of them, and a wait time of almost one hour.
One shopper had more than 10,000 people in front of her in the virtual queueCredit: Aldi Shoppers UK
Aldi customers appear to have been queuing for its new gardening range, which went on pre-sale today, ahead of a Thursday release in stores.
Items that have now sold out include a £39.99 patio heater and a £349.99 Kamado egg-shaped BBQ.
A message on the Aldi website, posted at 7.30am, read: “We are sorry for your wait, our garden products are being restocked.
“If you miss out this time, more stock is arriving over the coming week.”
Aldi Specialbuys are usually very popular with shoppersCredit: PA:Press Association
One customer shared a screengrab on the Aldi Shoppers UK Facebook group, showing 11,157 people in front of her in the queue.
Other shoppers also complained about long waits and items selling out.
One said: “There is a 25 minute wait to get on their site currently.”
Another said: “Heater sold out! Gutted…”
A third said: “I can’t find the patio heater online, it says buy online from today but I can’t even see if it’s sold out? Has anyone managed to get one?”
A fourth commented: “Kamado BBQ sold out.”
When The Sun tried to get online this morning, shortly after 8am, the queue had died down to just under 1,000 people in front of us.
We’ve asked Aldi for comment and we’ll update this article when we hear back.
Aldi customers were left furious earlier this month after its hanging egg chair sold out within minutes.
Other items that have caused queues on the Aldi website include its sell-out home delivery food boxes.
Shoppers have also queued for hours to get their hands on Kevin the Carrot toys at Christmas.