A popular $1.25 product from Aldi’s cleaning range is being sold for over 15 times the original price on an online marketplace, a shopper was shocked to discover.
Georgina from Queensland tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she spotted two bottles of the German retailer’s budget-friendly Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover for sale for $30 on eBay.
That’s $15 per unit, a $13.75 hike on what customers would pay in an Aldi store. But that’s not all, as Georgina also noticed another listing for a single bottle at $19.95 — almost 16 times the RRP.
With its distinct pink bottle, Di-San Ultra Degreaser works wonders on everything from grimy window frames to oven doors caked in food leaving shoppers amazed.
It’s such a hot item that it regularly sells out in some stores around the country which might explain why it’s being flogged online for a far higher price.
Georgina, who shared a screenshot of the eBay ad to Facebook, says that she lives in a rural area but finds ‘plenty’ of stock at her local store — not so for other Aldi fans it seems.
“Apparently other people in the suburbs struggle to get it, it is the best product,” she explains.
Several fellow Facebook users appeared to agree that the seller might be capitalising on Di-San Ultra Degreaser shortages.
“That’s probably someone trying to rip someone off online as there was a time they were a bit hard to come by,” one wrote in the comments.
“I think these ones were a little hard to get and still are in some places..but for $30 that’s crazy,” said another.
Aldi wins Choice award
Choice recently awarded Aldi’s Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover third place in their stain removal test, giving it an expert rating of 69 per cent.
It scored well for blitzing tomato and mud stains off the test t-shirts.
Coles’ Ultra Prewash Stain Remover ($1.30) came in second place with an expert rating of 70 per cent and a special mention regarding its tomato and makeup stain removal properties.
Not to be confused with the Ultra Degreaser however is the Di-San Oxy Action with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover which came out in top spot with a score of 75 per cent from the experts.
Di-San Pre Wash Stain Removers: what’s the difference?
Due to their similar names and packaging, there’s been a bit of confusion between Aldi’s pair of pre wash stain removers — some shoppers aren’t even aware of the difference.
To tell them apart you need to look closely at the gold panel on the label: one reads ‘Oxy Action’ while the other is ‘Ultra Degreaser’.
Di-San Oxy Action with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover comes in a purple spray bottle and is generally suited to laundry and shower cleaning.
The Di-San Ultra Degreaser with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover comes in the pink bottle and shoppers have found that it works best for heavy-duty cleaning such as ovens.
This key difference was revealed when one confused mum shared a photo of her oven door to a Facebook hacks group, wondering why her purple Di-San spray — the Oxy Action version — wasn’t doing the job.
“The purple did nothing yesterday, but I found the pink today and within minutes...” she wrote.
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