With Mother's Day fast approaching (it's the 26th of March, don't forget), Aldi has announced what it thinks is the perfect present: a £60 "Freestanding Retro Turntable".
The turntable is apparently "almost indistinguishable" from the Crosley Bermuda Dansette, currently priced at £300, or the £250 UO X Dansette Red record player.
Aldi's record player has three-speed playback and built-in stereo speakers, as well as an RCA line out. It also has a rechargable battery, headphone jack, and can record LPs to USB or SD card. Which is a full suite of functionality at the price, no question.
Of course, this isn't the first time Aldi has come by a low-cost turntable. Last year the supermarket promoted a £30 player, which undercut Lidl's own version by £20 - possibly fuelled by the amount of vinyl available at other retailers like Sainsbury's.
This record player is part of Aldi’s "Specialbuys [sic] Mother’s Day Gifting range", which also includes a "weather station" and "Professional Hairdryer".
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The turntable will be available from 16th March, and can be pre-ordered from 9th March.