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[VIC] Aptamil Gold+ Baby Formula Stage 1 and 3 900g $4 @ Woolworths QV

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Looks like someone at QV Woolworths stuffed up and a whole bunch of formula is expiring, so it’s going at $4 a tin. Very little Level 1 avail but heaps of Level 3 which expires next month

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    Woolworths where?

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    FOR the Chinese brothers!!

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    BUY ALL THE POWDAAAAAAAAHHHHH

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    The sign only mentions Stage 1 is on special

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    could boost Australia's export to China for a short while

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    In the pic most of it is stage 3, which expires 20/4, the stage one expires on the 18/3

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      how can there be such short expiry? Baby powder must be the fastest moving product in the whole supermarket??!!

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        I suspect Woolworths and Coles keep huge stockpiles of Aptamil and A2 in their warehouses… Most tins in stores, when any at all, are at least 6 months old.

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      Aaaawwww I offended people, diddums…. How about you let parents like ME buy Formula for my daughter?

      Everytime I go to the Supermarket I need to wait for some girl to take photos of every shelf and stand their on the phone telling someone how much of each are left, fking over it.

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        Must be an East Coast problem. Never had issues buying formula for our kids.

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          I'm in Adelaide, in a suburb filled with Asian students.

          Regularly had big troubles finding the one she likes.

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            @scuderiarmani: Usually see a bunch of infant powder available at the supermarkets only brand I see that’s empty all the time is a2, the problem has been exaggerated by the media.

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              @knowskillz: Idk about that I have a ringleader Asian lady come in every morning I work and if stock is available they come in a van or bus one at a time buying the maximum allowed. Lots walk through multiple times hiding it in their backpacks and going through self serve. Copped a lot of abuse when they're not available from them as well. They clean out a2, aptamil and the aptamil profutura. We constantly try to stop them but they're persistent to the point they abuse us.

              We're only a small store and that's why I see it all so I cant imagine the bigger stores.

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                @Lyla-chee: Why put all stock out at once? Surely if if supermarkets put a quarter of their daily stock out four times a day, with randomised/unpredictable intervals in between, then the organised shoppers wouldn't find it economical to strip a store bare and it would be much fairer to local parents.

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                  @Ashton: We don't - we don't even get daily stock it's not something we can order but rather something we are "allocated" so how much and when we receive it varies. But these people come in 8am every morning and ask, majority of the time the shelf is empty and they can only get it by asking - but they ask and if one staff member says no they ask every staff member in the store, then text their group and continuously go through until the stock is depleted. We can't say no - that's discrimination. My manager has told the group they cannot purchase more than 2 in a 12 hour period (even though its really only 2 per transaction no limits to amount of transaction) but they will come twice a day or just bring more people.

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              @knowskillz: It sure as hell isn't exaggerated. My second cousin owns a pharmacy and sells it direct… Guess where I don't shop.

              Don't get me started how rude they are at checkouts too…

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              @knowskillz: @knowskillz agreed, I always see heaps of baby formula on the shelves whenever I go shopping. As you mentioned, the only brand that people seems to prefer and buy a lot of, is A2.

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      that racialist

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    So cheap,any other uses for these besides feeding babies? Secret ingredient in recipes to enhance taste? Fertiliser? Fake plaster?

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    Located near Chinatown… I guess there's no point in driving there.

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    Daigou parasites will probably still grab it as still beats laminex.

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    probably gone now. i doubt the daigo horde is not aware of this.

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      What are you talking about? the A2 milk company is a publicly listed company on the ASX. Their largest current shareholders include Commbank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Vangard and Blackrock.

      You also seem to have no idea of the way supply contracts for primary producers work (you do realise that farmers don't have a fixed cost business model?) How exactly do Daigou "save" the farmers?

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        and I always thought these are 'formula' with a little bit of ingredient from milk? So not that relevant for farmers. Anyway, must be China's fault lol

        For anyone who thinks this is just 'business', how about that I buy those A2 formula for you from my local woolie which always seem to have stock. Add postage and $10 profit per tin please

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      If no daigou, all farmers in Australia go bankrupt.

      There's so much wrong with that sentence…

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    I haven't seen a single tin of A2 or Aptamil (pronatura or profuturua) at my local Woolworths for at least half a year, there is always just empty shelf space. We go through about 1 tin of stage 3 every 2-3 weeks, and so every month or two I check 5-10 shops over north Canberra hoping to chance on some decent formula; if I fail I just settle for a tin of S26 Gold, which has a vanilla masking flavour, a less balanced vitamin/mineral profile, and less DHA, but otherwise seems okay with my son and at least is always available and often very cheap.

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    something something china something

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    Came here for the comments. I most certainly wasn't disappointed.

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    So much accusations against the Chinese buying bb formulas. What's wrong? They buy the goods without violating any laws or rules. They pay the money to Aussie business here as offered. They do this because there is desperate need in that country and business opportunities of arbitraging. In my eyes these daigous are just smart and dilligent people.

    People are just happy to point fingers. Why not think about how to fill the demands, or change the distribution channels to resolve this situation? Why can't the manufacturers increase their direct sales to China, which would also boost their profits? Oh, Chinese government won't allow, they said. Then why the fvck the accusations not going to the Chinese government, instead, always targeting these formulas daigous? Why Aussie government do not act like US government to take on the Chinese government? Bring their tax down, open their market. That's where the solution lies.

    Really sick of those smartarse critics, press in particular.

    Rant over.

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      I think the problem is not that they are doing this its the manner in which they are conducting themselves.

      There will be unfortunate future repercussions to this behaviour that will have a negative impact that will make the few dollars earnt look like a drop in the ocean.

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      It's not rocket science.

      Young mothers often have difficulty sourcing the baby formula they need due to Daigou's taking the lot.

      Is that so hard to understand???

      I witnessed it myself in a supermarket just a week ago, so it's ongoing.

      Daigou's that deal in formula are simply parasites.

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        Did you ever read my opinion, seriously?

        If it were just the genuine interest of warranting the supply to domestic moms, it's so easy. Such as supermarkets allowing people to reserve a couple cans under real names, and if you spot unusually frequent reservations you know those people cannot be granted to further reservation. This is just a simple example.

        I don't like China, but laying such bias against the local Chinese shopping matter is just out of logics and certainly unfair. What's in our Constitution? Australia fair.

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          Did you ever read my opinion, seriously?

          I did, seriously, though it was a little disjoint.

          …domestic moms…

          We say 'mums' here. American imperialists say 'moms'.

          This is just a simple example.

          Your simple example is almost impossible to implement, given it will only really work with a central database. This isn't China, which is heavily into databases.

          I don't like China…

          Nor do i. Let's start our own little bombing run.

          …out of logics and certainly unfair…

          I say it's in on logics and certainly fair.

          What's in our Constitution?

          Well you can read it here.

          I'm rather partial to the races power in s 51(xxvi):

          The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to: the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws.

          Perhaps we need a federal law preventing Chinese from buying baby formula. The power is there.

          Australia fair.

          You're thinking of the national anthem, which includes the lyric Advance Australia Fair. Fair means white.

          Cheers.

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      May wanna read this before you say they aren't violating and laws or rules…
      https://www.china-briefing.com/news/chinas-crackdown-daigou-...

      Regardless of the moral issue…

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