‘Marks & Spencer charged me £1,599 for a bunch of bananas’

We’ve all been there, you nip to the supermarket for one or two things, but by the time you reach the till you’ve put so many items in the trolley that you’ve spent a small fortune without even meaning to.

But recently one woman found herself in the opposite situation.

She was charged a fortune for just £4 worth of shopping from Marks & Spencer.

Cymbre Barnes, from London, claims she popped into a branch of M&S on her way to work to grab some food for the day, including a £1 bunch of bananas.

In a rush, she used Apple Pay at the till (which has no limit on the amount you can spend) and didn’t realise until it was too late that there had been a big mistake.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Miss Barnes, 28, says a notification flashed up on her phone screen telling her she’d spent £1,602 on her shopping at M&S.

Meaning she’d been charged a whopping £1,599 for the bananas alone.

She said: “I was in a rush before work so when I got to self-checkout I used contactless and it was instant.

“I did a double take when I saw the screen but by then my receipt was already being printed. It was too late.”

Following the error, Miss Barnes spoke to a member of staff but was told the only till in the shop was broken and would not be fixed for several days, so she’d have to go to another store in order to get a refund.

She ended up walking 45 minutes to the next nearest M&S to claim her money back.

A spokesperson for Marks & Spencer told the publication that this was an “isolated payment error”.

They added that they had since apologised to the customer and offered compensation.