Facebook user's Coles butter photo divides people online

Facebook user’s Coles butter photo divides people online

One savvy shopper who scored a bargain on butter has hit back at critics who told her she shouldn’t have cleared the shelves.

The woman took to popular Facebook page Markdown Addicts Australia to share her bargain from Coles in Lake Haven, NSW.

She said she found 500g packs of Western Star butter for just $1.88 – down from its usual price of $7.50.

The woman revealed she had purchased all the butter available in the store that had been marked down.

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Some were quick to judge the woman for her actions, saying it’s fine to take advantage of a sale but she should have left some for others.

“During these hard times and so many people doing it tough I would have left some for someone else. But that’s just me,” one person said.

Another expressed disappointment as it was also their local store – and the brand of butter they use.

But the original poster was quick to defend herself against anyone who questioned her actions.

“All you clowns commenting, ‘Of course I did’ or ‘I would’ve left some’: I left shelves and shelves of meat, didn’t take a single thing, so I did leave some for others,” she wrote.

“But I bake every week so butter this cheap I wouldn’t go past.

“And no I’m not sorry because butter is expensive and I just happened to be lucky today.”

Others defended the woman – with one person adding that they would have taken the butter and all of the meat.

Another said: “As someone who works in a supermarket, thank you!

“We hate having to bin products so if you see it, buy it! We don’t care how much you buy (unless there is a limit for some reason). Take it all! Right place, right time.”

One group member congratulated the woman for her actions.

“Good on you for grabbing some. Baking brings lots of joy (and sometimes tears, when things don’t go right). Keep doing what you love, and I would have taken some too.”

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