Asda slip up sees shopper charged £930 for banana

Asda has apologised after one of its shoppers was charged £930.11 for a single banana.

Bobbie Gordon initially thought the supermarket had made a typo when it had sent the bill via email – not least because the piece of fruit normally costs 11p.

But her credit card company then texted her to say her balance had exceeded £1,000.

Thankfully, the lender’s fraud team blocked the payment from going through.

Ms Gordon, from Sherwood in Nottingham, said Asda has called her to apologise, with the retailer blaming the mistake on a computer error.

She added: “I didn’t think they would actually charge me until I got an automatic text from my card’s fraud department querying the transaction.

“I told my seven-year-old ‘you must really enjoy this banana, you must cherish every mouthful’.”

An Asda spokeswoman said: “Whoops, looks like we’ve slipped up here. Whilst our bananas are excellent, even we agree that they are not worth that much and clearly there has been a glitch in our system.

“We would like to thank Ms Gordon for keeping her eyes peeled and flagging this error to us and we are investigating to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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