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12th May 2021

Penneys appointments reportedly being resold for €100 a pop

Brian Dillon

Penneys appointments

Penneys appointments have reportedly been advertised by those who booked them for €100 a pop. 

Penneys opened up its doors to customers on Monday for appointment shopping only, while their Irish stores are set to open fully on Monday, May 17.

And the shopping slots have proven to be a hot commodity in the past few days, with huge demand amongst shoppers. And because of that, slots are now apparently being resold for as much as €100 on the likes of Facebook Marketplace and DoneDeal.

One Twitter user shared a screenshot of such an advertisement, saying, “People selling Penneys apps as if they’re concert tickets.”

Penneys is encouraging customers to exclusively secure their slots through their dedicated online booking system only. The store has since released a statement, explaining to FM104:

“We are delighted at how popular our shopping by appointment bookings this week have proven with over 250,000 appointments made so far.

“While most of our larger stores are now fully booked, any cancelled slots will go back up on the system.

“We recommend that customers book their appointments through our website directly which we know is the case for the vast majority of bookings.

“It’s been wonderful to be able to welcome so many customers back this week, and for those who missed out on a slot, they won’t have too much longer to wait as all Irish stores will be open to everyone from next Monday with extended hours in each one.

“As expected, our shopping by appointment slots were very popular. Over 250,000 appointments have been made, and the majority of our larger stores are now fully booked.

“While we appreciate there may be some disappointed customers, they won’t have too much longer to wait, all of our 36 stores will fully reopen from next Monday 17 May.

“We’ll have extended shopping hours in place in every store so there’ll be plenty of time for everyone to visit.”

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