Packets of crisps selling for £8 on eBay amid shortage in the UK 9 months ago

Packets of crisps selling for £8 on eBay amid shortage in the UK

If it was Tayto, we'd get it.

Crisps are easily one of the best things in this world, but there's definitely a limit on how much we'd spend on some.

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With a shortage of crisps in the UK, some people are really splashing out to make sure they get their fried potato fix.

A botched computer upgrade led to a shortage of Walkers crisps in UK supermarkets and resellers have taken it as a massive investment opportunity on eBay.

With demand high, they may as well make a few bob out of it and are charging as much as nearly £8 for a single pack.

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Attempting to get their hands on one of the Brit's favourite snacks, it seems like they're willing to fork out a lot for one pack, giving an arm and a leg for them, and the prices are only set to rise even more.

A single pack of Walkers Salt & Vinegar crisps (32.5g) is typically around 60p in most shops, but one eBay seller from Leicester is charging more than ten times this price at a whopping £6.89.

Another seller is selling them for even more with a single bag of Walkers Salt & Vinegar Squares (68g) is going on the site for £7.89.

The rise in resale prices comes as supermarkets across the UK have been going viral online with empty shelves with no crisps being shared across social media.

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The likes of Tesco, Morrisons and Ocado are also completely sold out online.

“They had a change to their systems and the change has taken much longer than expected,” a spokesperson for discount store Poundstretcher told BusinessLive.

“In our last order, instead of getting 26 pallets – which is equivalent to a truckload – we received seven cases, which is not even a pallet full. It is that bad.”

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