I went shopping at overpriced Christmas market & spent £14 on two potatoes – everybody's saying the same thing | The Sun

A COUPLE have slammed an overpriced Christmas market, where they spent £14 on just two potato snacks and were "packed in like sardines".

Abbie Wilson and her boyfriend Olly were stunned by the prices at a market in Edinburgh, Scotland, which saw them shell out over £60 for just a few items.

Posting about the experience on TikTok, Abbie revealed that the couple had paid £14 for two 'chip sticks', round-cut fried potato on a stick, while a portion of currywurst and chips cost £8.

Meanwhile, a ride on the big wheel clocked in at a whopping £22.50 for the pair of them.

Even hot drinks were expensive, with one tea and one coffee costing the young couple $6.

Abbie captioned the clip: "All while being packed in like sardines."


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Commenters were quick to blast the market for its extortionate prices.

One tagged a friend and wrote: "Scared for our bank accounts."

Another said: "Guess we better start saving."

A third simply said: "Robbery."

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However, Abbie did reveal in response to a comment that there was, at least, no entry fee for the market.

It comes after other Christmas markets across the country were accused of disproportionate price hikes.

Festive market-goers in Newcastle were left with empty wallets as a meal ended up costing more than a flight to Marbella, Spain.

The Sun Online found two-pint steins of Belgian wheat beer Hoegaarden on sale for £14, with a hotdog hitting £6 and a pot of cheesy pasta with chorizo and parmesan at £9.

Just those three items clock in together at a whopping £29, while Wizz Air offers flights in January to Marbella at £26.

Meanwhile, one customer at Manchester's market was left stunned when she was charged £13 for two mugs of hot chocolate.

Like Abbie, Becca Blackburn posted about her experience on TikTok, saying simply: "My bank account cried."

What Abbie and Olly paid at the Christmas market

  • Chip sticks – £14
  • One tea and one coffee – £6
  • Big wheel ride for two – £22.50
  • Currywurst and chips – £8
  • Dutch pancake for two – £15
  • Total – £65.50

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