We love Primark, let’s get that straight first. But there comes a time when even your favourite bargain shopping haunt can gross you out and make you double think your future purchases.
Take shopper Natalie for example, who was horrified to discover that what she thought was a bargain buy, actually turned out to be a disgusting ‘Primark switch’.
Taking to Twitter, Natalie explained that she had come across the perfect bra – so hard to find – and after trying it on and discovering it looked as good off the hanger as it did on, she immediately went to purchase it.
However, as is often the case with Primark, the price tag was missing so neither Natalie nor the sales assistant knew how much this ‘nice’ bra cost.
Seeking guidance from the store’s manager, Natalie was soon shocked to discover that the bra she had chosen, tried on and ultimately decided to buy, was not in fact a bra owned or sold by Primark. The horror!
Sharing her disbelief on Twitter, she said: ‘Tried on a bra in Primark & it was nice so I went to buy it but there was no tag so the guy went to find a supervisor to get a code, comes back & goes ‘this isn’t ours, it’s a swap’ so someone has literally left THEIR OWN BRA on a hanger in order to shoplift one AND I TRIED IT ON’.
That’s right; someone left their own bra behind in order to get away with stealing a new one from Primark.
People were quick to comment, with one writing: ‘That’s hilarious, it’s hard enough to find a bra that fits well but to discover it’s someone’s second hand one OML laughed out loud on this x’.
Another said: ‘Omg ahahha that’s a bit disgusting tbh’. While another added: ‘OMG I’m crying that’s killed me haha’.
A fourth added: ‘Unbelievable imagine trying on a random persons bra actual kill me.’
While others were just left with one question for Natalie: ‘So… Did you get the bra?’
Sadly, she’s yet to answer…
A spokesperson for Primark told Good to Know: ‘We would like to apologise to the customer for this experience. We aim to provide our customers with an enjoyable shopping environment at all times and we are sorry that we didn’t on this occasion.’