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Saturday 14th December 2019

Aldi’s sell-out Kevin the Carrot toys are selling for over £1K on eBay

Proceeds were supposed to go to charity…

If any little ones have a Kevin the Carrot festive toy on their Christmas lists, parents need to be prepared to dig deep.

After "unprecedented" demand, the toys have sold out in store and online.

Now it seems you can only get your hands on one if you're prepared to pay up to £1,000 on auction site eBay.

If you want to get your hands on Kevin the Carrot and his family you'll have to dig deep (Credit: Aldi)

The news comes after a day of chaos that saw Aldi customers scrambling to get their hands on the toys when they were released in store yesterday (November 28).

They had previously sold out online and shoppers were reported to have queued outside stores from 6.30am to try and snap up one of the toys.

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Kevin is the star of bargain supermarket Aldi's Christmas advert.

Sales of toys sold in store are going to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.

Those who missed out on buying the toys – which retail at £19.99 for the giant Kevin plush toy and £11.97 for the Kevin and family bundle – now face a whopping bill if they want to nab one.

The full set has been listed on eBay for almost £500 (Credit: Aldi)

A full set – including giant Kevin, Katie and their children, plus Russell Sprout and Tiny Tom – was listed for £475.

The price is more than six times what it would cost to buy from the store.

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One seller was selling a giant Kevin for a buy it now price of £1,000.

An Aldi spokesperson said: "Aldi has received reports of queues and products are expected to sell out within hours in certain stores, leading to some customers being unable to get their hands on a Kevin toy."

Indeed, shoppers took to Twitter to vent their frustration, calling those who are selling the toys for profit "disgusting".

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