Some people are trying to cash in on the popularity and shortage of Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich by selling them for insane prices on eBay.
Listings for Popeyes’ chicken sandwich started to pop up on the e-commerce site after the fast food chain informed its customers about the supply shortage of its latest fan-favorite menu item.
A quick search on eBay will reveal that the sandwich is being sold for prices ranging from $60 to $10,000. As pointed out by Twitter user ShoMcf, some of the listings are even offering free overnight shipping for those who can’t wait to get a taste of the sandwich.
— Sho time (@ShoMcf) August 27, 2019
Since Popeyes’ chicken sandwich was released on August 12th, chicken lovers across the country have to wait in long lines just to get a taste of the sandwich for themselves. And because not everyone has the patience to wait for a long time, it wouldn’t be surprising if a few people would actually buy the sandwich on eBay.
But for those who wouldn’t want to risk their money by purchasing online, here’s good news for you: Popeyes is already hard at work trying to meet the high demand for the sandwich.
“The demand for the new chicken sandwich in the first few weeks following launch far exceeded our very optimistic expectations,” a rep for Popeyes said in a statement. “In fact, Popeyes aggressively forecasted demand through the end of September and has already sold through that inventory. As a result, Popeyes restaurants across the country are expected to sell out of the chicken sandwich by the end of this week. [But] we, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible.”