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Standing Desk $199, Monitor Arms $49.99, LG 29" 29WL500-B Ultrawide LCD $249, Samsung Galaxy A11 32GB $149 @ ALDI

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Excerpt from the upcoming Aldi catalogue.

Special buys for June 9 is mainly travel stuff - suitcases ($89.99 2pm), travel bags, flight socks ($24.99).

  • LG monitor Specs
    29” Full HD IPS Display with HDR10
    sRGB 99% for premium colour reproduction
    AMD FreeSync™ Technology for smooth gameplay
    OnScreen Control for easy screen configuration

  • Samsung Galaxy A11

Octa-core Processor
2GB, 32GB, microSD
6.4 inches PLS TFT LCD, 720 x 1560
Rear Camera: 13.0 + 2.0 + 5.0 MP
Front Camera: 8.0MP
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
4000mAh battery

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  • +4 votes

    The standing desk is manually operated… Great price otherwise.

    • +2 votes

      Noted. Although I'd personally prefer having to move it manually than the convenience of a motor (that may break down the line).

      • +33 votes

        I use a drill bit reversed on a drill to operate mine when time is limited or lazy

        • +2 votes

          brilliant.

        • +2 votes

          You're a genius, Sir

        • +4 votes

          Would you mind sharing a pic of what you mean?

          It would be greatly appreciated!

        • +1 vote

          Sounds brilliant, could you please elaborate?

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        Manual ones can break down the line too. We have them at work and a lot of them have broken, mostly from neglect/misuse, but still.

        • +34 votes

          “Misuse”… Do you work at parliament house?

        • +5 votes

          The office I work at just got renovated, including changing to hot desking with brand new stand-up desks, etc.

          The stand-up desks are motorised with buttons to adjust height. About a quarter of them are already broken after ~3 months of very little use (most staff are still working from home).

          Every time I pick a desk, the first thing I do is try the buttons before I waste time wiping the desk down as part of the workplace covidsafe plan.

          • +4 votes

            @brotherfranciz: Wow, hot desking must suck. We're lucky enough to have flexible work spaces where I work, we get to choose where we work each day.

            • +8 votes

              @Miss B: Isn't choosing where you work each day still just a form of "hot desking"?? 🤔

              • +11 votes

                @hutchjnr: It's "flexible work spaces". It's great, you get to carry a tub with all your stuff and clean and set up your desk each day before you start. Each day you can choose a desk that's suited to the same work you do every day. I can also assure you there was no mention of hot desking in any of the information sessions about this wonderful new way of working.

                • +1 vote

                  @Miss B: +1 dry post

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                  @Miss B: You got me. 🤣 Haha, thanks for lightening my day.

    • +3 votes

      Also 75cm is pretty high for a minimum height. Especially if you want to do something like stick it on castors.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, $50 cheaper than a similar table from Ikea although the Ikea version is a little bit longer in depth and a wider range of height (70cm-120cm).

      • +12 votes

        We have both desks at our home, and both were assembled by myself. Everything about Ikea's desk is better, and $50 is a very modest difference in price considering you're getting significant difference in quality.

        • +2 votes

          We have the ikea too no problems. Recommended to a pal, he loves it.

        • +1 vote

          That standing desk also seems to have a cross bar that you could hit your knees on when sitting. Another advantage of the IKEA desk over this.

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    Unable to clearly see - does anyone knows the dimension of the table?

    • +2 votes

      1.20cm (w) x 60cm (d) x 75cm-113cm (h) excluding handle.

      • +1 vote

        1.20cm (w)

        For use by ants only. Or is that 1.20cm (thinness, don't overload it) or 1.20m (width)?

  • +5 votes

    you really should upload the catalogue to imgur. i started perusing the catalogue but then got distracted by two bikini-clad women getting washed around on the beach …

    • +33 votes

      Choke the chicken and try again.

      Post-nut clarity is zen.

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      and a women cracking a watermelon with her thighs ..

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      Darn it, you are easily distracted. What happened to the ozbargain spirit?

  •  

    Is the $60 paper shredder any good?

    I have hundreds of pages of old A4 documents I would like to get rid of safely.

    • +1 vote

      Classified ?

      • +6 votes

        Paranoia.

        • +3 votes

          Burn em.

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            @buckethat: Tried burning a shit load of paper before….
            Wouldn't recommend if you don't have a proper firepit or barrel to do it in….

    • +4 votes

      Use a match.

      • +1 vote

        Bonfire night?

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          better off putting all them pages with your clothes in the washer

    • +1 vote

      Don't waste your money on the cheap shredders. They don't last very long. I've had a few and ended up just paying 269 for a better one at officeworks and haven't had any issues. You get what you pay for especially with shredders.

    • +1 vote

      My office has $199 Rexel shedder in the catalogue and it cops an absolute flogging. I'd recommend getting that one over the $60 one if you are shredding hundreds of pages.

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        Thanks.

        Managed to get Rexel 50x for $50 at Officeworks on clearance.

        Looks to be similar just lower capacity.

    • +1 vote

      No, those cheap ones can barely take 3x pages at once and then stop after 5 minutes as they get too hot. Either that or the bin fills up so fast it's useless. Also doesn't do staples or paperclips meaning you have to go through and remove them all.

      Get a bigger one. I've just noticed Aldi has this online delivery one for $150. Seems a much beefier unit, can handle much more pages at once and longer run time. Fill the tray up with the papers and walk away.

      https://www.shop.aldi.com.au/product-detail?product=705489&n...

  • +6 votes

    that chair any good?

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      … does it have adjustable lumbar support?

      • +4 votes

        Sort of, you can slide the lumbar brace up/down but only by a few centimetres. There’s no other adjustment.

  • +4 votes

    FYI - We trialed a bunch of standing desks a couple years ago and these manual ones are too inconvenient to be able to adjust on the fly. The extra money to get the motorised one is worth it as you'll find you'll leave it in a sitting position and never raise it again after a while whereas with the electric one sometimes you can hop up if you're feeling energized and sit down after a big lunch.

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      That was the same at our work - the manual ones were turfed as people injured themselves adjusting them (!!) or got lazy and didn't do the measurements or didn't bother doing it in the end. We have had a few broken monitors crushed by people raising them into immovable objects. Noone has lost fingers yet.

      The electronic ones which had the digital readouts so you know you have the correct stand and sit settings are the ones we have now.

    • +1 vote

      i agree with this. I have a manual wind-up standing desk and it really puts me off to 'wind-up' every time i want to change positions. I end up leaving the desk either in a stand up or sit down position for days before I am bothered to change it.

      • +1 vote

        Use the drill workaround ;)

    • +1 vote

      I leave mine in standing position and never sit. I'm using a perch stool with my desk.

  • +1 vote

    What's the monitor model?

    • +6 votes

      Looks like the the LG 29WL500-B: https://www.lg.com/au/it-monitors/lg-29WL500-B. I purchased one last year for around $329 so this seems like a good deal.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for that! How do you like it?

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          I love mine, but the controls are a bit shit if you need to toggle between the two HDMI connectors often

        • +4 votes

          For $249 I think it's a great entry option into ultrawides. Overall screen quality is good, and it can do 75Hz which makes things slightly more fluid. Movies look great at 21:9. LG OnScreen Control (software tool) makes it really easy to adjust brightness or split the screen on the fly.

          In hindsight since I paid $329 for mine, I probably would have been better off paying extra for the Xiaomi 34" ultrawide (~$450) with higher resolution and refresh rate. But at $249 there isn't really other ultrawides near the price.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, it is a good deal. I purchased one four weeks ago from ebay for $313 - spewing!

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    phone looks like a21s samsung

    • +1 vote

      It looks like an a11 to me.

      • +1 vote

        good, my guess was wrong :P

        what a relief

    • +1 vote

      Catalogue says its the Samsung Galaxy A11 - Unlocked $149.

      • Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU
      • 6.4 inch, 720 x 1560 pixels PLS TFT LCD infinity-O display
      • 2GB ram, 32GB rom (21.5gb available)
      • USB Type-C 2.0
      • 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
      • Bluetooth v4.2
      • NFC: No
      • Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
      • Fast charging 15W
      • +2 votes

        2gb ram…..

        • +1 vote

          Yes, even for many websites and basic apps 2GB isn't going to be nice, let alone in another year or so.

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    how’s the monitor arms? Plan to mount one 27 horizontal +24 vertical

    • +2 votes

      Have three of them from the previous sale. No complaints

  • +2 votes

    Dwight Shrute does not recommend, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wfMan8d5240&t=27s

  •  

    This table looks quite similar to the IKEA one, albeit $50 cheaper.

    • +2 votes

      The table top area on the Aldi one is 120cm x 60cm, the IKEA one 120cm x 70cm.

      Both are way to shallow IMHO to used as a ergonomic office desk. By the time you consider space to rest your forearms and then a keyboard, you are already falling off the back of the desk.

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        Agree. Shallow desks suck

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          theres been discussions on this before and i was nearly about to buy the aldi one but I decided on the ikea one. with that $10 new member discount joining thing plus theres that bar under the aldi table whereas the ikea doesn't have one.

          The ikea one is pretty sturdy and i've been happy with it

  •  

    Has Aldi sold the executive chair previously? If so any good? I'm after carpet floor mats if anyone has any recommendations.

  •  

    Can anyone who bought the office chair from previous sales provide a review. I am looking at buying one. Thanks

    • +2 votes

      I bought it last year. It’s a cheap chair and you get what you pay for.

      Oddly the the lowest hight on the seat is pretty high about 45cm, not great for anyone short. I’m 1.73 so it’s about the correct hight for me but when I recline my feet lift off the floor. The armrests are made out of a very soft plastic. If you put your full weight on one it flexes and bows pretty severely. The chair is a little bit rattly but not distractingly so.

      On the whole I find it comfortable but next time I’d definitely spend more on a better chair. I don’t expect this one to last more than a few years.

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        Thanks for the information. Really appreciate it. I am a short guy and looks like it won't suit me. I will skip it.

  •  

    Have manual sit-stand at work. Don't recommend it, its a pain in the ass to manually wind.. it takes a good minute and probably 30-50 turns to get from min to max height.

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      yeah its so much hassle and so hard just winding the desk to get it to the height that you want……..

  • +5 votes

    I bought an expensive electric standing desk from Costco ($500) coz it was all over TikTok (don’t @ me) and I love it coz it has three memory functions and I can simply change from sit to stand to stand for meetings with one press of a button. Plus it has a built-in drawer and wireless charger along with two USB ports. I can’t imagine using a manual one now. If you have the budget, highly recommend an electric one.

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    The last standing desk I bought from Aldi was pointless for nearly half the adult population (ie didn't go high enough to be suitable for people over 5"10).

    • +5 votes

      I dare say more than half of the human population are less than 5"10

      • +2 votes

        Yes and…
        They got little hands
        And little eyes
        And they walk around
        Tellin' great big lies
        They got little noses
        And tiny little teeth
        They wear platform shoes
        On their nasty little feet

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    Good luck queuing up all!

  • +1 vote

    Any reviews on the office chair?

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    Anyone know what the wireless phone charger is like?

  • +1 vote

    The portable laptop table when up by $10 since last time I bought one.

  •  

    Was just about to buy parts for my custom loop dream ITX PC, then this monitor deal comes along to get me off of 1080p 60hz…..

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    Anybody who is looking for a dual monitor arm should check out the monitor arm in this sale. The dual gas arms make it basically impossible to set up two screens side by side, particularly if the desk is against a wall. It will be a pain in the neck to set up the first time, but then you just leave it there forever and it's great.

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      Is that adjustable for the height n move around?

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    The single monitor arm/mount supports up to 27" monitors… Anyone know what the mounting mechanism is? Is it vesa 75 x 75?

    • +1 vote

      If it's the same Bauhn one that I have, which they've sold in the past, then it should have holes for both Vesa 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 100m.

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    My possibly less ergo Aldi chair has been pretty average
    - 3 castors have snapped in half (throwing me back of course
    - the backrest is now in permanent recline as where it attaches to the base has bent/torn
    - will leak down to lowest position in about a week

  •  

    What about the Bluetooth ear buds for $79? Any good you think for the price? They look cheap for noise cancelling buds. Thoughts?

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      Honestly they don't look that good.

      I just bought the Dudios ones on Ozbargain the other day for $20 - they are fantastic. I wouldn't pay 4x the price for something that looks largely similar.

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        Ok. Thank you