Warning from ALDI supermarket shopper after discovering customers’ ‘appalling’ new grocery scam

An ALDI customer has spoken out about a “appalling” new supermarket scam he’s witnessed on multiple occasions at his local store.

The shopper shared this on a popular Facebook page, saying he was stunned to see shoppers swapping free-range eggs for a pack of “cage eggs” more than once.

The dishonest customers are believed to be trading the eggs so they can take home the premium free-range eggs for $6.49 versus the cheaper “cage” price of just $4.39.

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In her post, the ALDI fan asked for advice on how to solve the problem with his local store.

“It’s the second time ALDI customers have swapped cage eggs for free-range eggs,” the shopper said on the website Aldi moms Facebook site.

“I’m the kind of person who shys away from confronting them because of my mental illness. Any advice please?”

An Aldi shopper was outraged by a shopper’s actions. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au

ALDI shoppers were quick to encourage the shopper to speak to management at the store – and speak out against the practice.

“Imagine doing that – and just to save a dollar or two? This is absolutely ridiculous,” said one.

“To assume that people would trade more than a dozen eggs and risk being caught shoplifting? Such shameful behavior.”

Another said: “This is awful, at the end of the day it’s theft.”

A third wrote: “OMG this is a new low lol. Wow.”

The buyer was seen swapping the more expensive caged eggs for the caged egg carton. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au

One added: “Really! This is terrible in every way. What, people care about the welfare of the chickens but are not willing to pay for it?”

Another replied: “I buy free range. If someone swapped my eggs for cage eggs I would be furious! We pay good money for it! Please report this!”

“Completely unethical”

Others noted the “hypocrisy” of the buyers’ shameful actions.

“It’s so ironic. Want the ethical eggs so bad that you’re being completely unethical and getting someone else to take cage eggs home? That defeats the purpose?!” one commented.

Many were shocked by the buyer’s behavior. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au

Another said: “Why would anyone do that? It just defeats the whole purpose of eating free range eggs when you’re just supporting the cage egg company anyway.”

A third remarked: “Just appalling in every way. The hypocrisy that they care so much about chickens that they want free range…but are happy to steal to get them. Terrible deal.”

Added one more: “This is unethical. What’s the point of trading if the mindset is already unethical? My goodness. In this case, it’s probably the same as stealing.”

A ALDI A spokesman condemned the practice in a new statement.

“We have activated video surveillance in all our branches. This behavior is clearly not acceptable, constitutes theft and will be treated as such,” the spokesman told 7NEWS.com.au.

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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