24 July 2020 14:30
LIDL shoppers are furious after its popular £40 kayak "sold out in hours" and then appeared on eBay for triple the price. The Crivit two-person inflatable kayaks went on sale in stores yesterday as part of the discounter's new summer range. 4 Lidl's £40 two-seater kayak went on sale in stores yesterday but shoppers say it quickly sold out Credit: Lidl Lidl doesn't have an online shop so you can only purchase items in store. But shoppers on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group report that the popular kayak sold out instantly and now they're being spotted on eBay and Facebook Marketplace for more than double the price. One person wrote: "Sold out in ours within an hour.
Now being sold elsewhere for £120." Another said: "Majority of stores sold out within the first hour a manager told us yesterday. 4 But the kayak quickly appeared on eBay where one sold yesterday for triple the price Credit: EBay Someone else commented: "They're all gone mate; people selling them on market place for 100 quid. Nothing really wrong with it but there is when they're all f***ing sold out." When The Sun checked, we found one chancer had listed it £150 on eBay's Buy It Now section, plus £15.85 delivery. That's more than four times the original price once you factor in delivery, although of course it doesn't mean someone will actually shell out for it. When we checked sold prices at auction; we found one of the kayaks went for £114.99 yesterday, plus £9.99 delivery after racking up 17 bids.
Use Lidl's store locator tool to find your nearest. 4 If you missed out, Aldi's very similar-looking model goes on sale in stores on Sunday Credit: Aldi The outdoor gadgets have proved popular as inflatable two-seater kayaks typically retail online for upwards of £80, and can even costs hundreds of pounds. If you can't get your hands on one from Lidl, Aldi will be selling a similar version in stores from Sunday (July 26) for £39.99. This has already sold out online so it's worth getting to stores at opening to be in with the chance of bagging one. Use Aldi's store locator tool to find your nearest. more on lidl COVERED UP Supermarket rules around wearing face masks, including at Tesco and Asda MAKE A SPLASH Lidl's new garden range includes an inflatable kayak and an adventure pool N-ICE FIND Lidl is selling a make your own Slush Puppie set - and it's only £8 LIDL HELP Lidl to open 25 new stores across the UK this year creating 1,000 jobs LIDL BIT EXTRA Lidl beats Tesco and Aldi to win cheapest supermarket for basket of 78 items It's not the first time Aldi and Lidl's Specialbuys have appeared online for more after selling out in stores. Earlier this summer, Lidl's £14 trainers appeared on eBay for £450. While at Christmas, Aldi's Kevin the Carrot plush toys appeared on eBay for up to £1,000 just hours after going on sale in stores. IF you missed out on Lidl's inflatable kayak, Aldi is selling its own version for £39.99 this weekend. Aldi says the inflatable boat is ideal for summer days out on a lake. 1 Aldi is selling an inflatable kayak for two people – and it costs £40 The kayak holds two people and comes with one double paddle and waterproof storage bag. Sadly, it's already sold out online – but you'll be able to find them in stores this Sunday, July 26. As the kayak is a Specialbuy, stock is likely to be limited and once they're sold out, they won't be restocked. The boat measures 328cm when deflated, or 310cm when inflated. It doesn't come with an air pump, so keep in mind you'll likely need to purchase one of these separately. If you're thinking of snapping one up, use the Aldi store locator to track down your nearest branch. Aldi has around 850 shops in the UK. Its kayak is likely to be popular after the Lidl version – which costs the same price, £39.99 – sold out in just one day. The Lidl equivalent also holds two people and is almost exactly the same size as Aldi's, measuring 325cm when inflated. We've asked Lidl how long it measures when deflated and we'll update this article when we know more. Shoppers were left furious when Lidl's inflatable boat appeared on eBay for triple the price this week. Elsewhere, a two-person kayak can cost hundreds of pounds. For example, Decathlon is selling a two-person inflatable kayak for £249.99. Most read in Money TO CATCH A CHEAT Furious wife beats and strips her husband's suspected mistress in the street - but crowd does nothing Moore than I could have hoped for Sun's Jane Moore splashes out £3,800 on face treatments I may look sexy stripping, but usually l think about toast Hel's angel Celtic WAG Helen Flanagan defends co-sleeping with daughter, 2 PEAK EXPERIENCE New Peak District resort with indoor activities and hotel to open next year FORCED FUN? The Lidl kayak was part of its new summer range which also includes an adventure paddling pool and water slide. Aldi has also launched a new garden and outdoor selection, with a 12ft swimming pool and garden swing set. Aldi is also selling a fire pit and patio heater as part of another garden range. Get celebrity exclusives straight to your inbox! Sign up Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Lidl has released an inflatable kayak and it looks perfect for whiling away the hours on hot summer days. The offering is perfect for days out and about on the water while the warmer climes are upon us, and the price tag won't break the bank either. The kayak is £39.99 and it's packed with features including detachable seats, a waterproof bag for keeping belongings safe and double-bladed paddles. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK's daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page. Named the 2-Person Inflatable Kayak, it comes in a blue shade and boasts a bow and rear splash guard, as well as a removable foot rest for repair kit. And fans have been going crazy over the new Lidl must-have, with one person writing: "Off to Lidl for some milk and an inflatable kayak, if you want anything?" Another added: "Lidl selling a two person kayak couldn't make me any happier!!!!" If you're looking to get your hands on one then you're best heading to a Lild store, as the kayak isn't available online. Lidl is very kitted out when it comes to summer goodies, and recently the store announced it was selling a whopping 12 foot swimming pool for just £99.99. The amazing offering only costs £19.99 and the large grey-coloured bed has a sun roof to keep your pooch protected from the boiling hot rays (up to UV 50) and has an open air top design, to keep them from over-heating. (Image: LIDL) Additionally, if you want to go whole hog and really deck out your garden to be dog-friendly, you can also buy a dog pool for the bargain price of £29.99. What is a dog pool, you may ask? Well it is a non-inflatable, non-slip pool for you canine pal to lounge about in and relax after a long walk in the sunshine. As for having fun with your pet, you can also purchase £6.99 Nerf Water Dog Toys if you want to make some memories in the garden.