Woolworths Lion King & # 39; ooshies & # 39; collector warns of online scams with aggressive sellers trying to cheat buyers – as prices reach a whopping $ 45,000
- Shoppers race to Woolworths to get hold of collectibles from The Lion King
- The rare & # 39; Ooshies & # 39; have appeared on eBay and sell up to $ 20,000 hours after launch
- A frustrated buyer has complained about sellers driving up the prices of products
This pen holder from Ooshies from the Lion King series has caused a lot of commotion online
While supermarkets collect items infiltrate Australian markets for a second year in a row, frustrated consumers are warning that some sellers are trying to fool buyers and redeem the fun.
& # 39; Rare & # 39; items from Woolworths 2019 Lion King ooshies promotion appeared on eBay for exorbitant prices.
A buyer from Perth went to social media to shame a seller in his area on Facebook Marketplace for an attempt to mislead potential customers.
The seller, a man named Chris, originally advertised a Woolworths Simba Ooshie for $ 15, but won the prize up to $ 500 when contacted to arrange a pick-up time.
When the buyer did not refuse the request so politely, Chris seemed to think that his price increase was completely acceptable.
& # 39; Did you think you had won the jackpot? & # 39 ;, he asked.
While the $ 500 price tag may seem steep to some, other shoppers who encountered rare ooshies in stores believe they are on a small fortune.
The seller, a man named Chris, originally advertised a Woolworths Simba Ooshie for $ 15, but the price rose to $ 500 when contacted to arrange a pick-up time (text exchange shown)
While the $ 500 price tag may seem steep to some, other shoppers who encountered rare ooshies in stores believe they are on a small fortune
A Queensland customer placed his & # 39; Orange Simba & # 39; figurine on eBay for a cool $ 45,000.
A seller has a & # 39; super rare blue Mufasa & # 39; Ooshie listed for a starting bid of $ 20,000.
Another seller from Victoria has advertised a gold Mufasa for $ 999, & # 39; cash only on pickup & # 39 ;.
Other items include a gold Zazu for $ 1,000, a gold Nala for $ 800, and an orange & # 39; sunset Simba & # 39; for $ 1,350 if you buy & # 39; buy now & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You bid on a gold cub Simba, the future king of the proud countries. If you use the & # 39; baby & # 39; You don't have SIMBA, you don't have a story … it all starts here, & that was one of the ads.
One Queensland customer has placed his & # 39; Orange Simba & # 39; figurine on eBay for the insanely high cost of $ 45,000 (photo)
There are four different & # 39; Simba & # 39; items to collect, including gold, hairy, orange, and original
On Monday, Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company Australia Kylie Watson-Wheeler said: & We are extremely excited to welcome the all-new The Lion King on the big screen, with iconic characters that the audience has long cherished.
& # 39; Our partnership with Woolworths will delight fans as they gather these long-held characters and present the beloved story to a new generation. & # 39;
Woolworths program manager Sarah De La Mare said that they are their customers & # 39; something special & # 39; wanted to offer to celebrate the launch of the blockbuster.
& # 39; We know that many Aussies love Ooshies, and this unique Lion King collection is something that Lion King fans want to preserve and cherish for a long time, & # 39; she said.
Customers can purchase a Lion King Collector & # 39; s Album to house the Ooshies for $ 4.
A rare blue & # 39; Ooshies & # 39; lion appears on days after the promotion began bidding at $ 20,000
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