Marmite advertised on eBay for £70 during Marmitegate

first_imgThe seller says Marmite is ‘getting very rare’Credit:eBay  This user is hoping to get £50 for the used squeezy bottle of MarmiteThere have been no bids on it as of yet – probably because some shops still stock Marmite. Credit:eBay eBay eBay “I believe it is around 50% full. “I am very sorry to see this go but thought as Marmite is getting so much publicity and may well disappear from our shelves that I would cash in.”And someone is selling used Marmite which is past its sell-by dateIt is not recommended you buy someone else’s used Marmite.  The seller wrote: ” One genuine “jar” (albeit plastic) of Marmite.  Please note that although it is used it is the squeezy variety and therefore does not have any buttery or crumby residue.  Always stored in a cool dark place.  Use by date is Jan 2018 so plenty of life left in it.  Originally purchased from Tesco online although I am sorry to say I do not have the documentation to prove this as it went into recycling.   People are advertising Marmite at extortionate prices on eBay, either trying to pull a prank on the public or make a quick buck off the back of ‘Marmitegate’.Unilever pulled its products from Tesco after disputes over a proposed price hike.Since then, buyers have been unable to purchase popular brands such as Ben and Jerry’s, Persil, Pot Noodle and Hellmann’s online, and the shop shelves have been emptying fast.Now, pranksters and would-be-entrepreneurs on eBay are trying to make money during what has been dubbed ‘Marmageddon’.This seller says Marmite is ‘getting very rare’ and selling for £15Proceed with caution on this listing, although 15 people are ‘watching’ the item, the seller has used a stock photograph of Marmite rather than the real thing. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Credit:eBay Marmitecenter_img eBay The seller says Marmite is 'getting very rare'  This jar says it is giving half the profit to Children in Need And also claims Marmite is ‘sold out in Tesco and Asda’. eBay Credit:eBay Credit:eBay Someone is selling this tiny sachet for £15 And 30 people an hour are looking at the product. £15 for 8g is quite extortionate, however.  This listing is slightly more reasonable, at £9.99However, going to a different supermarket to find Marmite would not set you back this much. Credit:eBaylast_img read more