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Joshua Hartley & Neil Shaw

Asda till tries to charge man £700 for a cabbage

A shopper using a self-service till had trouble scanning in the barcode for a red cabbage - and when a shop worker came over to help the till decided the veg should be a little over £700. Michael Wright was at a checkout at Asda when a till valued a red cabbage at hundreds of pounds.

Mr Wright said the item's barcode had been crumpled up, and as a result, would not scan properly. But when a helpful Asda worker typed in the barcode's numbers a price of £700.92 came up, reports NottinghamshireLive.

"The Asda employee had to type in the numbers under the barcode which generated the price on the screen as £700.92," Mr Wright said. Mr Wright tried scanning a different red cabbage, and the till said that one would be 74p.

Mr Wright added: "After much toing and froing and giggles from fellow shoppers I had to get another one which would scan at the much more reasonable 74p. It provided a talking point in the store."

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