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Woman Accidentally Charged £1,599 For Bunch Of Bananas At Marks & Spencer

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Woman Accidentally Charged £1,599 For Bunch Of Bananas At Marks & Spencer

A woman was shocked to see her small Marks & Spencer shop came to over £1,600 after being drastically overcharged for a bunch of bananas.

Cymbre Barnes, who lives in London, says she called into an M&S on her way to work to get some food for the day.

She got a bunch of bananas that cost £1 usually. Being in a rush, she used Apple Pay at the till without checking the price, only to see the screen when it was processing.

To her horror, it said that a huge mistake had been made and she'd been charged £1,602 for what should have been a £4 shop - meaning the bananas alone came to £1,599.

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Speaking to The Telegraph, Miss Barnes, 28, said she had a notification flash up telling her about the mistake.

She said: "I was in a rush before work so when I got to self-checkout I used contactless and it was instant.

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Credit: PA

"I did a double take when I saw the screen but by then my receipt was already being printed. It was too late."

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After the error, she asked a member of staff who told her the only till in the shop wasn't working so she'd have to go to another store.

In the end, she had to walk 45 minutes to the next M&S to claim the funds back.

A spokesperson for M&S told The Telegraph that it was an 'isolated payment error'.

They also said that they have reached out to Ms Barnes to apologise and offered compensation.

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LADbible has reached out to the supermarket for further comment.

Earlier this week, Twitter users likened Marks & Spencer's Mother's Day chocolate tulips to something you'd get from Ann Summers.

Gutter-minded individuals have suggested the sweet gift looks ever-so-slightly phallic, taking to the internet to share their opinions.

One person wrote: "Dear M&S..... Not sure my mother would appreciate these chocolates...'chocolate tulips filled with salted caramel'.

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Credit: M&S

"I can't be the only one who sees something phallic with these... especially when they stand up... And filled with salted caramel..."

Another said: "Chocolate covered Tulips from M&S for Mother's Day, tulips, really, looks like something Ann Summers would produce!!!!"

A third wrote: "Good morning here is an ad for M&S 'chocolate tulips' which are obviously exactly what you want to give your mum a box of for Mother's Day."

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Topics: UK News

Amelia Ward
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