Thousands of avid collectors caused chaos in Coles during an exchange event for the popular Little Shop supermarket.
The day of Coles Little Shop Swap started at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kellyville branch in northwest Sydney.
Twenty enthusiastic shoppers were seen lining up in front of the supermarket counter just after 9am.
Thousands of avid shoppers in supermarkets caused chaos in Coles in the "mini-exchange" event, which stormed Australia as soon as it was announced.
Customers queued an hour before the event began at 10 a.m., eager to have in their hands collectibles that did not yet have
Orange bollard stands surrounded the supermarket with two security guards to help regulate the planned crowds.
When the Coles supermarket first announced its mini collectables, it took Australia by surprise.
Customers can claim a free mini for every $ 30 spent during a store.
Miniature items include instant noodles, Vegemite and Nutella jars, Weet-bix bleach packs and dog food
Examples of miniature items include instant noodles, Vegemite and Nutella jars, Weet-bix bleach packs, and dog food.
With a total of 30 minis to collect, customers must pay a minimum cost of $ 900, since they receive a different item each time.
The chaos arose when the ordered lines began to fall apart ten minutes before the start of the event, while customers struggled for the first dibs on the desk where the mini collectables would be placed.
The small stores of Coles have a store. Clients fought for the first tables on the desk where the mini collectables will be placed, which can be earned in the store for every $ 30 spent
The buyers came prepared with bags full of surplus minis to change the missing items and lists of items that people were looking for at the supermarket.
Buyers bought shopping lists of the things they needed to complete their collection of Coles minis
All buyers came prepared with bags full of surplus minis and lists of items that people were looking for.
The buyers shared secrets and stories about the trade and joined the obsession with the cultivation of collectibles. They expressed their complaints about eBay ruining fair trade.
Coles was selling blue folders, which are a collector's case for $ 4, but are sold on eBay for up to $ 49.95.
The case of the blue $ 4 collector was in high demand, with eBay selling up to $ 50. Some complete collections were even sold online.
Coles mini collectables can range from toothpaste, Weetbix and products that you recognize under the kitchen sink
The clients of Loyal Coles have taken Facebook with a mini private exchange page, protected by the administrators.
To avoid buyer disappointment, Coles has set the terms and conditions on his little store on his website that says collectibles are delivered to customers at random. and they can not be exchanged & # 39; by the staff members.
Coles will put the small store on hold, but it will have to resume again in 2019.
Coles will soon put the concept of The Little Shop on hold, but has plans to resume the madness again sometime next year
An excited buyer outside the Coles branch in Kellyville shows her Little Shop collectable ticket
One Coles mini shopper shows his extensive collection, having had a successful day in the exchange event
A happy customer who has completed his collection & # 39; mini & # 39; I was anxious to buy the 30 items