Furious Primark shopper ‘sold dead man’s t-shirt’

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Furious Primark shopper 'sold dead man's t-shirt'
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Furious Primark shopper claims that she was ‘sold a dead man’s t-shirt’.

One shopper has demanded a refund from Primark after she claimed she was sold a “dead man’s t-shirt”. Carrie allegedly bought the plain white slim-fit top from an Edinburgh Primark.

The T-shirt only cost £1.50. She claims that after she had worn it she realised there was a man’s name written on the official label.

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Carrie took to TikTok and ranted over the purchase. She said: “Okay, so I have to talk about something for a hot minute.

“Basically I bought this T-shirt from Primark.

“I got it just when I was starting work so this was in May or so.


“When I wore it I was like ‘oh there’s an Itchy tag’ so I look at it and there’s a f***ing name – Thomas Hay, Fraserburgh, Brucklay.

“So I didn’t think much of it. I thought someone had just dodgily returned a top back to Primark and I had been unfortunate to buy it.”

She added: “But then my friends were around the other day and they were looking through a bag of clothes that I was going to throw away.


“They pulled out the white top and I said ‘oh my god that top, I haven’t told anyone’. Them being a lot more clever than me, they said Google it.

“So we Googled his name – dead man. I also googled the hospital on the little tag – it’s a dementia ward.”

Allegedly Carrie was able to trace the deceased man. Reportedly he had died in 2020. Carrie has asked Primark to investigate how she ended up with the T-shirt.

Carrie added: “Like this is attached to the Primark label. I just want to know why did Primark send me a dead man’s T-shirt and what do i do with it.

“This is from the Primark on Princes street in Edinburgh – I’ve never been to Fraserburgh in my life.”

Another user took to TikTok and shared an idea of how Carrie ended up with the T-shirt. The user said: “Maybe it was bought and tagged with his name and then he passed before he got to wear it so it was returned?”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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