People are cashing in on Kevin the Carrot.
Customers who queued for hours at their local Aldi and still missed out the popular Christmas toy have been left dismayed at Kevin being re-sold for hugely inflated prices on eBay.
Aldi limited figures to two per person, and hysteria swept across stores as customers, quite literally, fought for the few remaining figures available.
Whilst Kevin has now technically sold out, he is still available on eBay for up to £1,000… despite having an original sale price of less than four quid.
Russell Sprout, another character in the Aldi Christmas advert, is also being re-listed at eye-watering prices - with one seller trying to get £899.
Angry customers have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration.
For note @AldiUK,these on eBay disgusting. #KevinTheCarrot #RussellSprout Carnage in Macclesfield this morning,lots of large Kevin’s. Virtually no Russell sprouts or Tiny Toms about 40-50 people before us and all sprouts had gone by time we got in at 8am. One chap boasting how pic.twitter.com/Njw3kJp2FZ— Ronit Bowman (@ron1tb1975) November 28, 2019
Do people have no shame? Buying the #kevinthecarrot toys at #aldi and then selling them on eBay a wildly inflated prices. All money is supposed to go to #teenagecancertrust but I guess low lifes want to picked any money for themselves ?— Pokemon (@poke__collector) November 28, 2019
As things stand, Kevin is not due to be re-stocked at any Aldi stores.