Shopper finds £15 Primark jeans being sold for DOUBLE in TK Maxx

Shopper is shocked to find a pair of £15 Primark jeans being sold for DOUBLE that price in TK Maxx – but the store claims it is the work of ‘rogue returners’

  • Shopper Richard Foster was shopping in the Ilford branch of the store  
  • The pair of Primark jeans were priced at £29.99 reduced from £85   
  • Shared a snap of the jeans on Facebook group TK MAXX Gallery of Horrors

A shopper was shocked after discovering a pair of £15 Primark jeans on sale in TK Maxx for double the price at £29.99.

Richard Foster has been shopping at the stores Ilford branch when he spotted the overpriced jeans and took to Facebook to share his discovery.

Posting in the group TK MAXX Gallery of Horrors he wrote: ‘£29.99 for Primarks finest in Ilford.’

He then shared a snap of the men’s skinny 38 waist 32 leg denims from the budget high street brand.

The sales tag on the garment at TK Maxx in East London, said £29.99 reduced from an RRP of £85. 

A TK Maxx customer was left in shock after spotting a pair of £15 Primark jeans on sale in TK Maxx for double the price 

Richard Foster has been shopping at the stores Ilford branch when he spotted the overpriced jeans and took to Facebook to share his discovery

Speaking to the MailOnline a spokesperson for TK Maxx claimed that this is likely due to a ‘fraudulent’ return.

They said:  ‘At TK Maxx, conducting our business with integrity means everything to us and we take great pride in offering our customers great value on high quality brand-name products.

‘Unfortunately, from time to time a customer may return an item to our store fraudulently. While our store associates are trained to spot this, occasionally a mistake occurs. 


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‘It appears in this instance that an individual purchased one item from our stores, returned a different item in its place, and it was subsequently put back on our sales floor in error. 

‘As soon as this was brought to our attention, we located the item and removed it from sale.’

The Facebook post saw hundreds of bemused TK Maxx fans question how the error had occurred.

Many agreed out that it may have been a shoplifter swap or a genuine mistake by staff members. 

The sales tag on the garment at TK Maxx in East London, said £29.99 reduced from an RRP of £85

Commenting on the image Ell Gee said: ‘I went on a date with a guy who proudly told me his method of getting ‘free clothes’.

‘Bought something at TK, used a pin to get the price tag off intact, used same pin to attach price tag to an old article of clothing, returned said old item and got his money back. There wasn’t a second date….’ 

Kaitlin Doel said: ‘Someone probably returned these jeans to a new worker within the store and claimed they got them from TK, got a refund and boom.. TK put it back out to be sold!’

Kieran Greenwood said the popular clothing store should be aware, adding: ‘if you can please post this on twitter because they need taking off sale and may be a legitimate issue where stores may be receiving them.’ 

Harley Grant said: ‘This must be a dodgy return someone has gotten away with. (Well, here’s hoping.) ‘Kimble guns and security magnets are easy to get a hold of online after all!’

Christie Mackie said: ‘That’s like when I went to a vintage fair a few years ago and bought a ‘vintage’ dress for £25 which appeared to have no tags…apart from they’d forgotten to cut off the one at the bottom and I found out it was Primark. I was genuinely furious.’ 

Many pointed out that it may have been a shoplifter swap or a genuine mistake by staff members

Nickie Harper-Williams said: ‘Pretty sure this is someone that’s returned a pair of Primark jeans, claimed they were £29.99 with a receipt and the poor clueless salesperson was none the wiser.’

And TK insider Amy Fierro added: ‘I used to work in Tkmax and we used to get primark brand names ALL THE TIME it’s not always a shady return, I literally did deliveries and put out the fresh stock of primark brands!’

It seems that the majority of those in the group were unconvinced that TK Maxx were responsible for the blunder. 

Shaylor Downey said: ‘You can tell by looking at the tag someone has switched it at fitting room or shop floor.’

Jemma Murphy said: ‘That’s a shoplifter swap if I’ve ever seen one.’

And Faye Wheeler said: ‘From working in retail in a previous life, if you know how it’s not that hard to get the security tag off!

‘Someone has gone into the changing room to do the switch and put the tag on the ones they came in with and walked out wearing the expensive ones.’ 

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