I was charged £1,377 for just 3 packs of salmon in Lidl – I was shocked | The Sun

A MUM who grabbed three "reduced" £1.99 packs of salmon fillets from her local Lidl was stunned when she was charged £1,300 at the checkout. 

A bar code glitch meant Katerina Young was charged £670.02 for one pack of salmon and £640.02 for another – and that was after a 30% “discount”. 

Blundering Lidl staff had priced the fish at a staggering £10.49 a kilo.

The third pack of fillets Katerina bought was priced at the normal £1.99, bringing her total food shop to £1,377.11.

The mix-up happened as Katerina popped into her local Lidl supermarket in Scarborough, North Yorks, earlier this week to get some cat food.

Gobsmacked Katerina, 46, who is married with 13 kids, said: “I was just going in to get some cat food. I love my salmon so when I saw it with the reduced stickers on I thought I would have some of that.

"It is crazy. The picture appeared on the screen as I was scanning items through. I did not notice at first because I was just scanning away.”Staff at Lidl realised the error and immediately corrected it for Katerina who saw the funny side.

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"The poor lad was on his own at the checkout. My machine was playing up and flashing red, so he came over. I did not notice the price of the salmon at first.

"Then my son Yannis, who is 20, pointed and said ‘Look mum'. I just started laughing. Obviously, I knew I was not going to pay for it.

“I like salmon but not at that price. But if an OAP had gone in there they might just have paid with a card and not noticed.

“The lad fiddled around with his security card and took it all off.”

The hilarious incident happened on Tuesday night. 

Katerina, who runs a cleaning firm and works as a home help for the vulnerable, added: “Me and son and his girlfriend were crying with laughter.

“At the end of the day, mistakes were made. It must have been made when they were making up the barcode stickers.

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“I love to have a laugh and a joke when I'm shopping and it gave us a really good laugh."

The Sun reached out to Lidl for comment.

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