Customers have taken goal on the grocery store after its new collectibles assortment was met with “overwhelming demand”.
Move over Ooshies – there’s a brand new grocery store collectable on the town that’s sparked “overwhelming demand” from clients.
Late final month Woolworths launched its Woolworths Bricks vary, a Lego-like toy pack constituted of sustainable supplies which could be assembled right into a Woolies grocery store.
The vary has proved so standard that a number of customers have complained their shops have run out, whereas some individuals are even reselling the Bricks vehicles on-line at exorbitant costs.
Due to lockdown the Woolworths Bricks promotion in NSW and ACT began two weeks later than the remainder of the nation.
However, information.com.au understands that inventory for each areas was put aside for when it launched final week.
There are 40 totally different Bricks out there made up of photo voltaic panels, free fruit for youths baskets, checkout registers, automotive charging stations, trolleys as properly as individually bought baseboards and entrance doorways for an additional $6-$10.
Several customers have taken to the grocery store’s Facebook web page to complain of a “disappointing” lack of Woolworths Bricks inventory at their shops.
“Will there be more of bricks trucks available in Victorian stores?” one individual wrote.
“Can you just get more of these out please, every time we try to collect these promo items and always left unfinished!”
“Are you going to be getting in more Lego trucks and delivery vans? Went there the first day it was available and they were all sold out … then never to be seen again!” one other individual commented.
“I have been trying to find these everywhere. looking at pick up in various stores, and also just getting delivery, and also physically going into stores. and there is absolutely no stock anywhere,” one other shopper complained.
“Bricks has solely been out for 2 days in NSW … I believed there could be loads of inventory? It‘s annoying!”
One shopper suggested that Woolies employ a “made to order period” for customers who had so far missed out on the sought-after figurines and Woolies trucks.
Several people posted screenshots from Facebook Marketplace showing the trucks selling for as much as $120.
A search on eBay Australia for Woolworths Bricks currently returns more than 1700 results.
“When are you going to bring more trucks out in order to stop these disgusting people from doing this?” one exasperated shopper asked.
“Some of us just want one at a reasonable price for our kid. Checked last night on eBay but I can‘t afford $70 for a truck no matter how much my child wants it,” another person wrote.
But there were some customers who had managed to get their hands on the Woolworths Bricks and other items, showing off photos of their “super cute” set-up.
“The Woolies Bricks are fun for the whole family – even our cats love playing with them,” one person wrote, sharing a photo of their cat with the Bricks set.
In response to the complaints, Woolworths said on Facebook there had been “overwhelming demand” for the collectibles.
A spokesman also told news.com.au they were pleased to see how customers had responded to their Woolworths Bricks collection.
“Over the past few weeks, we have seen families embracing the program, whether it’s gathering Woolworths Bricks with their store to assist construct their very own model of a sustainable Woolworths grocery store or buying the applications accompanying merchandise,” they mentioned.
While inventory of the Woolworths Bricks and starter children “remain strong in all states and territories and will continue to flow to stores” there had been big demand for the vehicles, the spokesman additionally mentioned.
“Despite ordering extra related merchandise to accompany this collectibles program in comparison with earlier years, we’ve discovered that demand for some objects, together with the reproduction electrical powered Woolworths supply truck has far exceeded our expectations,” they mentioned.
“We apologise for any disappointment caused if customers find that the Woolworths Bricks delivery trucks have already sold out in their store or online, and thank customers for their patience if some stores are waiting to receive additional stock of Woolworths Bricks packs.”