What’s going on at Lidl? Actually, the discounter will soon be offering a well-equipped Samsung smartphone at a low price. But if you look in the online shop, you will be confronted with a confusing hint.
Compared to its big rival Aldi, which divided Germany in half and only offers some products in the north or south branches, Lidl has no regional division. All the more unusual when the discounter says on its website that an offer is “not available in your region”.
Strange note from Lidl: Samsung smartphone not available
This is exactly what happened to the Samsung Galaxy A31. According to Lidl’s online shop, the Samsung cell phone will be one of the well-known hits of the week and will be available from August 20th. But if you click on the Lidl product page, you will be confronted with this confusing notice.
This is unusual for Lidl: Even offers that have been announced in advance and will not be available for a week or two are usually not given such a warning. GIGA took samples in several cities, including Berlin, Düsseldorf and Bad Schandau, and Lidl’s online shop always told us that the Samsung Galaxy A31 was not available in our region.
Do you really know Lidl as well as you think?
Cheaper than Lidl: Amazon also offers Samsung cell phones
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is a mid-range smartphone and scores among other things with its 6.4-inch screen and the large 5,000 mAh battery. According to the Lidl prospectus, the Samsung cell phone is to be sold for 280.33 euros. At Amazon, however, the smartphone is available for around 264 euros, which is almost 20 euros cheaper. Buyers at Lidl still receive a starter package from Lidl Connect with a 10 euro credit – but if you can do without it and also don’t want to go to a Lidl branch yourself, but prefer delivery to your home, you will probably be better served with the Amazon offer .