Japan's demand for Milo has caused a temporary stop in sales for the product.
Resold on Japanese Carousell
Amongst those who were still able to get the product across the country, some of them were more than willing to resell their Milo for a hefty price on their own version of Carousell, Mercari.
Similarly, people can list goods for sale and resale, and in this case, people were listing Milo powder for sale.
Listings for Milo products was going for anywhere around 798 yen (S$10.21) each for a 240g pack and 777 yen (S$9.94) for a five-stick pack.
Prices for 700g packs of Milo are even higher, with one listing pricing it at 2,500 yen (S$32) for a 700g pack.
Many were also selling them in sets of two, with one even selling a set of 12 for a 7,555 yen (S$96.69).
More expensive in Japan
According to the official Nestle Japan website, a 240g powder pack of Milo would cost around 378 yen (S$4.84) in Japan, and 267 yen (S$3.42) for a five-stick pack which totals around 75g.
Even then, the normal retail prices are for Milo in Japan are already rather costly; a refill pack of 400g costs only S$3.95 on the NTUC Fairprice website.
With sales of Milo resuming in only March 2021 in Japan, looks like these prices and listing are sure to stay.
Top image via Mercari