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Fri, 27 Jul, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Take a first look: The new Special Buys range coming to Aldi stores this Saturday

Take a first look: The new Special Buys range coming to Aldi stores this Saturday

Aldi customers are generating buzz online after the German retailer announced the latest Special Buys range that will be appearing in stores this Saturday.

The discount supermarket chain will be selling a budget laundry range, which will include a washing machine base unit for $59.99, a storage base unit for $79.99 and a $19 iron.

One discount that is catching the eye of many Aldi fans is the 7.5kg front loader washing machine for $379.

There will also be a discount 7kg dryer on sale for $399.

Aldi’s laundry range has been praised not only for its affordability, but also the trendy and modern look of the products.

Shoppers can also purchase a $16.99 laundry trolley, a $19.99 drying rack and a retractable clothes line for $49.99 – to make household chores just a little bit easier.

For those who are in need of an ironing board there will be one on sale for $39.99.

And for other customers who are looking to splurge, there will also be a steam station iron for $129, which takes just two minutes to heat up.

This week, Aldi has come under fire from Aussie entrepreneur Dick Smith, who claimed the supermarket was sucking wealth from Australia.

“When will enough be enough?” he wrote in a passionate open letter.

“Will these goods, just like your peanut butter, come from countries like Argentina where wages are extremely low?

“Won’t this mean our Australian farmers and food processors will never be able to compete with such low prices?

“You are privately owned, so it is not possible for Australians to share in the wealth creation of your company, and you also don’t have the costs of publicly listing on the stock exchange which would result in the employment of many additional Australians.”

Aldi Australia chief executive Tom Daunt responded to the letter, saying that the company employs more than 11,500 Australians and partners with more than 1000 Aussie suppliers.

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