I'm only ten-years-old and I'm selling EMPTY Prime bottles… I'm making cash hand over fist | The Sun

A SCHOOL boy is making cash hand over fist selling empty Prime bottles.

Charlie Smith, 10, has managed to bag himself a small profit flogging empty plastic bottles of the viral drink.

Braving queues outside Asda last month, the youngster was able to get his hands on the drink created by YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI – which is in high demand.

After drinking them all, Charlie decided to stick the empties on his mum's eBay account.

In his first sale he made £12 from five bottles – which normally sell for £1.99 each.

He then decided to pay his mates £1 for their empty Prime bottles in the hope of making more money.


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Charlie, from Nottingham, said: "I love it, I love making money.

"I want to be a businessman when I'm older."

Charlie's dad Adam Smith, 38, said the concept is "ridiculous" but he "can't argue" with it when it's bringing in cash.

He said: "I'll be honest, we think it's stupid that he's buying drinks that they're obsessed with for £2.

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"But we can't argue with him because he's getting his money back on it.

"But it's very normal for Charlie.

"He's very good with his money, he doesn't like spending it, put it that way, so he just thinks it's brilliant that he can drink it for free.

"He likes trying to buy and sell anything to make a profit. Charlie's a bit like a little Del Boy."

The young boy was using a Prime tracker to see which stores had the drink in stock – and managed to nab all flavours.

His dad added: "He's got a thing on his phone called 'Prime Tracker'.

"It says which Asda's have got stock, and he managed to build up a collection of them all. He drank them all.

"Then one of his friends came round and wanted to buy an empty bottle off him.

"He said 'no' to that as he wanted to keep the collection.

"But after a while, as he'd been collecting them and trying to get hold of Prime stuff, he looked on eBay and saw what they were going for.

"He got above the retail price of what they sell for a full bottle, which is ridiculous.

"Now he's trying to buy them off other people empty for £1 to try and re-sell them."


In some shops across the country, the drinks have been marketed for extortionate prices.

Ministry of Vapes, Blackburn, has been trying to cash in on the hydration drink by taking advantage of its huge popularity.

They have been trying to sell the drink for £8.50 while an off license in Surrey was selling them for £10.

The £2 drink has even been flogged for upwards of £50,000 on eBay.

The drink's popularity grew after YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI promoted the drink around high-profile celebrity boxing bouts in the UK.

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During a live stream, the pair said they wanted to "rival the biggest companies on earth" with their products – including "Pepsi, Coke, Gatorade and Powerade".

The drinks are selling in 11 flavours – including blue raspberry, tropical punch and grape.

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