Bunnings is now selling the Woolworths’ meerkat garden statues which have been flying off the cabinets – however with a number of large variations.
The animal ornaments, which can be found for simply $10 from Woolworths when in inventory, have been one of many grocery store’s most popular gadgets.
Nonetheless, they’re greater than double the scale and value at Bunnings.
For Halloween, Bunnings launched a 60cm-tall grim reaper and a witch meerkat for $39 down from $60 however some consumers have nabbed them for even cheaper.
Bunnings is now stocking the mega-popular garden meerkat statues Woolworths couldn’t carry on the cabinets – however they’re greater than double the value and dimension
For Halloween, Bunnings launched a 60cm-tall grim reaper and a witch meerkat for $39 down from $60 however some consumers have nabbed them for even cheaper
Not solely are the Bunnings meerkats 38cm taller than the Woolworths statues, in addition they have photo voltaic LED light-up eyes.
With Halloween inching nearer, the lovely witch and grim reaper characters are on clearance in shops and on-line.
One Queensland buyer stated they had been ‘actually leaping up and down’ with pleasure after scoring two for $15 every in a submit to Markdown Addicts Australia.
The cut price hunter noticed the popular meerkats marked down her native Bunnings in Noosaville marked right down to $30.
A employees member value matched the statues after she confirmed them a photograph she had seen on-line of the statues on sale for $15 at one other retailer.
Many in the feedback identified, nonetheless, that not all Bunnings areas will value match clearance gadgets as they fluctuate from retailer to retailer.
‘Bunnings don’t have to cost match clearance – and often don’t – so don’t be stunned in the event that they don’t. Every retailer has completely different pricing primarily based on how a lot they’ve in retailer, how a lot house they’ve and how fast they wish to do away with it,’ one member warned.
A Queensland buyer was ‘leaping up and down’ for pleasure after a Bunnings employee value matched the meerkats and she received them for $15 every
There is a Christmas onesie meerkat statue in addition to an Aussie-themed meerkat full with board shorts, thongs, and barbecue tongs holding a sausage each for $99
‘I simply received a very nice girl who additionally needed to do away with them. She requested if I needed greater than two once we had been paying, she was superior,’ the patron defined.
The meerkat decoration dressed because the grim reaper is nonetheless obtainable in shops and on-line nonetheless the witch is out of inventory all over the place.
Those that miss out on the Halloween meerkats, is perhaps fortunate sufficient to get their palms on the 2 different designs Bunnings has in inventory.
For the festive season, there is a Christmas reindeer onesie meerkat statue with light-up eyes and crimson nostril in addition to an Aussie-themed meerkat full with board shorts, thongs, and barbecue tongs holding a sausage each for $99.
Dozens of designs can be found in the smaller meerkat garden statues at Woolworths from anyplace between $2.50 and $20.
The cult collectables had been re-released by the grocery store large final month because it predicted round 150,000 to be bought.
45 characters can be found to selected from together with meerkats dressed as a surf lifesaver, pilot, wizard, seashore dancer, singer and extra.
Final yr Woolworths revealed a whopping 60,000 meerkat statues had been bought in lower than a month.
On social media, prospects have proven off their spectacular collections after buying almost your entire vary.
Mum-of-two Foodie Mumma Ren shared the information on Fb and others had been desirous to rush to the grocery store (pictured: a buyer’s meerkat statue assortment)
‘The meerkats are BACK at Woolworths. I’m certain there will likely be extra designs to be launched,’ she wrote on-line and posted photographs of the brand new statues (pictured: meerkat statues from 2020)
The grocery store is additionally selling a variety of over 48 native wildlife ornaments, with 50 cents from every sale set to assist native Australian wildlife by way of the Woolworths and WIRES Meals for Wildlife Program.
Final month, consumers observed a particular quantity of recent meerkat statues had been launched in shops.
Mum-of-two Foodie Mumma Ren shared the information on Fb and others had been desirous to rush to the grocery store.
‘The meerkats are BACK at Woolworths. I’m certain there will likely be extra designs to be launched,’ she wrote on-line and posted photographs of the brand new statues.
‘I need them for the home!’ one individual wrote, one other added: ‘So cute’.
Final yr characters included Olympians, fairies, brides and grooms in addition to solar-powered light-up meerkats for $20 and $5 DIY meerkat portray kits
Different earlier characters included meerkat princess, fireman, bride, soldier, witch and hero, because the meerkats are designed carrying outfits
Within the feedback one fan admitted she has purchased 157 of the meerkats up to now and is eager to increase the gathering.
Clients can’t get sufficient of the cult purchase as they’re deemed to be ‘lovely’ and ‘cute’.
In 2021 characters included Olympians, fairies, brides and grooms in addition to solar-powered light-up meerkats for $20 and $5 DIY meerkat portray kits.
The shop had doubled its order in 2020 however nonetheless managed to promote the equal of 2019’s inventory in the primary week as consumers snapped up meerkats in document numbers.
Woolworths CEO beforehand revealed a whopping 60,000 meerkat statues (pictured) had been bought in lower than a month
The quirky garden ornaments (pictured) attracted a cult following after launching in 2020
Woolworths normal supervisor for on a regular basis wants, James Hepworth, beforehand stated the grocery store was ‘excited’ for the restock after the statues loved such ‘large recognition’ final time round.
‘Clients exceeded our expectations for demand with these meerkats final yr, and this yr they’ll discover a vary of recent and quirky designs and personalities as a technique to get households out of the home and in the garden,’ he stated.
Demand for gardening and DIY merchandise has soared because the pandemic started in early 2020, as folks spend an rising period of time at residence.
A number of completely happy prospects shared photographs of the meerkats on Fb after buying the product in retailer for the primary time.
‘How lovely are these meerkat statues at present in Woolworths, plenty of completely different ones,’ one lady stated.
‘They’re so cute!’ one other stated, and a 3rd added: ‘I must go get some!’