SHOPPERS have blasted a Christmas market as “overpriced” – saying there are massive queues and pancakes that price a whopping £15.
Brits searching the Edinburgh market have slammed the £15 pancakes, £8.50 chips and £7 mulled wine bought by distributors.
Some have gone as far as to dub the market in Scotland the most expensive in the UK for the rip-off nosh on provide.
And their woes do not cease there. Guests have additionally complained about being compelled to queue for over half an hour to enter the market.
Talking yesterday, many punters shared their experiences of the annual market.
Chloe Hamilton, 21 mentioned: “It has been expensive and sh**.
“It is so overpriced, we went final 12 months and it was fairly good, lots cheaper but it’s smaller and overcrowded now – it’s been a waste of time actually.
“I had a drink right here final evening and it was £9.50 for 2 pictures of alcohol which is fairly expensive.
“We have been going to attempt and do some Christmas shopping right here but you may simply stroll into the excessive avenue and get higher for lots much less.”
Kate Hyatt, 20 mentioned: “It’s at all times been expensive, it’s a part of it.
“It does really feel heftier due to the final price of residing this 12 months, you’ll be able to barely afford to show in your heating.
“Asking us for £24 for the each of us to go ice skating feels just a little bit extortionate, but it’s stunning to even go and marvel about with out shopping for stuff.”
In the meantime, a bunch of scholars at Edinburgh College mentioned: “We’re simply right here to observe slightly than purchase stuff.
“We’re college students so cannot actually afford it, it’s extra wishful considering greater than anything.
“We’re extra right here for the expertise actually, they’ll cost what they like as a result of they know that persons are gonna pay for it.
“They may as nicely double the worth at this fee, it’s so bloody expensive.”
Regardless of these festive punters’ disappointments, the Edinburgh Christmas market is a free occasion and runs at East Princes Avenue Gardens till January third.
It comes after a pair slammed Edinburgh Christmas market, the place they spent £14 on simply two potato snacks and have been “packed in like sardines”.
Abbie Wilson and her boyfriend Olly have been surprised by the costs after shelling out over £60 for just some objects.
Posting in regards to the expertise on TikTok, Abbie revealed that the couple had paid £14 for 2 ‘chip sticks’, round-cut fried potato on a stick, whereas a portion of currywurst and chips price £8.
In the meantime, a trip on the large wheel clocked in at a whopping £22.50 for the pair of them.
Even sizzling drinks have been expensive, with one tea and one espresso costing the younger couple $6.
Abbie captioned the clip: “All whereas being packed in like sardines.”