Added another: ‘It’s not free ... if it was free they would just hand it to you. Nothing is free. You have to spend $200 to get it. What aren’t people getting?’
Said a third: ‘Most expensive plastic containers ever! Makes Tupperware look like sistema prices!’ Added one more: ‘I just did the maths ... that makes the 1.4 litre container $400-plus! What is it, made of gold?!’
However others have hit back at the criticism, claiming that if you shop at Coles it’s a good deal.
Said one: ‘I don't get why people are saying it’s a rip off - IT'S FREE. You shop there anyway and buy groceries there anyway and they give you stamps/token for free to collect for containers. ITS FREE, with your normal shopping.’
Added another: ‘At last! Things for adults instead of teeny rubbish toys for kids. Yay.’
Said one more: ‘Look at it thus way, if you are going buy groceries at Coles over time you will spend lots, better than those $30 spend plastic choking hazard toys, that ended up in the ocean, so in something that most households find useful.’
But still, other shoppers aren’t convinced.
‘When you do the maths and realise you’re paying $200 for a tiny container and well over a thousand for the whole collection, it’s hard to feel like you’re getting anything for free,’ says a critic. ‘Especially when you can go to Woolies at the moment and get a whole pack of containers for $5.’ Ouch!
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