#Marmitegate: Jars are selling on eBay for £100,000 because that's just the ridiculous world we live in now
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You might have woken up to the catastrophic news that Marmite is currently unavailable on Tesco’s website. There’s been a fallout over pricing between the brands, with Unilever believed to have demanded a 10% rise due to the falling value of the pound (cheers, Brexit) which Tesco refused. It’s safe to say it’s sent Britain into complete meltdown. But now, the inevitable has happened. Very normal jars of Marmite (not collectors editions, some not even new and unused) are being sold on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money. Because 2016. There’s this one going for an eye watering £100,000. Then at the lower end of the scale is this one at the almost bargain price of £5,000. And the descriptions for both are a thing of beauty. “This is a jar of pre-Brexit Marmite. Only slightly used” reads the first £10,000 one. The second, much more affordable, one tells the sentimental story of coming across the “fabled product”. The seller writes: “Little did I know it would be the last Marmite I ever bought – and now, you, too, can buy your last ever Marmite.” Oh but there’s a cheeky catch with the delivery: “FREE postage, UK only. I will not post this item to Europe.” And people say we’re all still bitter about Brexit?