Looking for Woolworths Bricks Trucks? Join the queue … and clean out your bank account!
Shoppers who snapped up accessories for the Woolworth’s latest collectables are now looking to cash in.
In August the retailer announced it was releasing a range of Woolworths Bricks, so kids could create their own mini Woolies store. And keen shoppers wasted no time snapping up the coveted accessories – including two trucks. But within days, stores had been stripped of the Woolworths Large Truck and Woolworths Delivery Truck.
Keen-eyed shoppers then discovered the Woolworths brick trucks for re-sale on eBay, venting their frustrations on the Woolworths Facebook page. “How can ‘those sellers’ in eBay have so many hundreds of stocks for sale, whereas the customers like us have to shop around in Woolworths supermarkets to get just small amount of the bricks?” one shopper wrote.
Even the ultra-rare golden figure and shopping trolley have popped up for resale, for as much as $750.
“Now, I’m all for making money,” another shopper added. “BUT when it comes to profiteering from a toy designed to be collected and enjoyed by Australian children … that just makes these people’s actions a whole new level of low in my (and many other parent’s) opinion.”
Woolworths replied to the concerns, saying it’s looking into the issue. “Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we are aware of the unauthorised sale of Woolworths Bricks on third party websites and we are making every effort to investigate this. Thank you.
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