Bargain hunters will already know it pays to shop in certain parts of a store, whether that’s a sale bin or the middle aisles of discount supermarkets.
In Lidl and Aldi, these aisles are a treasure trove of cut-price items, with sandwich toasters and furniture alike on offer. And you can now get paid to buy them.
Savings platform WeThrift recently posted a job description for a professional ‘Middle Aisle Shopper’, after research revealed an average resale price of £27.66 for Lidl items and £11.53 for those from Aldi.
Due to the popularity of some of these limited edition pieces, they sell out quickly, and are often posted online with a hefty markup.
The shoppers’ roles (three members of the public will be recruited) will be to ensure this doesn’t happen, getting hold of trending sale buys before profit-hungry resellers do.
The job ad reads: ‘The chosen shoppers will need to find and purchase the latest must-have bargains from Lidl and Aldi, so customers who weren’t able to buy them locally in store can purchase them online via our site for the same price.’
Pay-wise, successful candidates will work on a freelance basis at a rate of £30 an hour, and be given a lump sum of £500 to spend on items.
The capacity for flexible and remote working are listed as requirements, but the only other stipulations for this job is that applicants are over 18, have access to a computer or smartphone, and are able to travel to at least one Lidl, Aldi, and Sainsbury’s store.
Nick Drewe, founder of WeThrift said: ‘In the UK we know that people have an affinity for reselling products, whether its old sofas, second hand trainers, or Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot plush toy, if there’s a buck to be made the entrepreneurial British people will be selling it.
‘However, sometimes a product is particularly popular in one area, therefore hundreds of consumers may miss out. We want to ensure that everyone has the chance to buy a converted middle aisle product!
‘Our hope is to get all of the candidates confirmed by the middle of February, so if you love browsing the middle aisle of a discount supermarket, please get in touch.’
Applications close February 11th, with successful candidates being selected by February 18th.
You can apply on the WeThrift website, with questions to weed out the perfect supermarket sweeper including: ‘What is the maximum you’d pay for a pair of Lidl branded tube socks?’
You’ll also need to elaborate on the best deals you’ve bartered – essentially like a CV that proves you know a bargain when you see one.
Good luck, and happy shopping.
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