Epic supermarket blunder sees woman charged £4,600 for 2,800 fillets of salmon

When shopping online, it's very easy to get a little carried away adding things to your basket.

One woman was recently worried she'd done just that when she received a bill for her online food shop from Waitrose.

Instead of the £81 she expected to see, Karla Tandazo had been charged whopping £4,689.98.

What on Earth had she bought that could possibly have cost her that much?

As well as the normal bits and bobs, such as bananas, noodles, chewing gum and potatoes, it turns out that due to an epic blunder on the supermarket's part, she'd also been charged for almost 3,000 packs of Wild Alaskan Keta salmon fillets.

The 28-year-old from Mill Hill East, London, received a notification from American Express shortly after the order was processed, notifying her of 'unusual activity' on her account.

Karla, who was working from home when she did the grocery shop, spotted a three for £10 salmon deal, just before checking out online.

With a pack of two salmon fillets normally priced at £4.99, she thought it was to

o good of an opportunity to pass up on and decided to add a pack to her basket.

However it turned out that more than one was added – with her emails showing that 1,404 packs were ordered in the mix-up, meaning she was getting 2,808 salmon fillets in total.

Despite the initial shock and confusion, Karla does see the funny side of the situation.

She said: "I was working from home when I made the order.

"You have to imagine, I wasn't thinking too hard about this – I saw that salmon deal, and thought it sounded nice, so I put them in the basket.

"Then I got an email from American Express telling me about unusual recent activity, which is when I discovered I'd been charged thousands of pounds."

"For a moment, I wondered if I'd been so silly and ordered 1,404 salmon packs.

"After I could see there must have been some kind of system error, I got in touch with Waitrose, who – to be fair – were very helpful and apologetic."

She added: "I found the whole thing confusing, but pretty funny – I've taken to telling my friends.

"I'd have refused to have taken 3,000 pieces of salmon in at first, and then given them away at the station or something, or even opened up a little shop."

The supermarket promised Karla she'd receive a full refund for the fish within seven days.

They also apologised for the "inconvenience".

Mirror Online have contacted Waitrose for further comment.

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