Wetherspoons staff sell their old kit on eBay as branches close – including a bizarre kitchen appliance | The Sun

WETHERSPOONS staff are selling their old kit on eBay as branches close – including a bizarre kitchen appliance.

It comes as the popular pub chain have confirmed that more boozers will be shutting their doors for good this year,

And it's seen former Wetherspoons workers flogging their old uniforms as well as other items on eBay.

A 30th anniversary Real Ale Festival shirt – worn by 'spoons staff to promote the event – is being sold for £15 on the popular online auction site.

While a one litre bottle of the pub chain’s now discontinued Chipotle mayo is currently on offer for £12.35.

The best before date – showing it went off in March 2021 – is also pictured.

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It is being sold on the site as: “A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item.”

Bizarrely some eBayers are even selling the pub’s menus too.

On a Facebook discussion about the sales, staff reacted in hysterics to the opportunist sellers.

Others offered £25 for their favourite sauce and another proclaimed: “I would literally bid a grand on this.”

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On top of the £12.35 price a buyer would have to pay £4.65 for delivery and the seller will not take returns.

They claim the best before date means it is still edible, but it must be refrigerated once opened.

One current employee laughed “Let’s profit on this s**t”.

And another raged that it was: “The best sauce ‘Spoons ever made until they ruined it.”

Other Wetherspoon memorabilia on the bidding site include tape measures designed especially to measure Wetherspoons’ chips.

While customers keen to emulate the ‘Spoons fashion can even buy t-shirts advertising their Chargrilled chicken for £6.

But the price drops to £5.28 each if punters want to scoop three shirts.

And one seller is even touting their work lanyard fora cut-price £1.99.

Other real-ale festival shirts by the company are some of the priciest options, including one from 2019 for £10 and another for £9.

A cider festival shirt advertising up to 16 options is also up for grabs for £15.

There are also menus from different locations on sale “for collectors”.

Wetherspoons declined to comment.

Last month, the pub chain confirmed that a further eight pubs have been sold, on top of the three that The Sun previously reported.

At least two of the pubs have already shut up shop this new year, including one in Lewisham and one in Worcester.

The popular chain has also confirmed 35 pubs are still on the market.

They will remain open and trading under the Wetherspoon brand until they are sold.

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Pubs have been knocked by a cocktail of cost increases as inflation sends prices soaring and less demand among cash-strapped punters.

The pub chain saw like-for-like sales drop 1.1% in the five weeks to November 6, 2022 when compared with pre-pandemic trading in 2019.

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