Last month, it was announced that McDonald’s is teaming up with popular K-Pop group, BTS to bring an exclusive, limited menu to selected stores worldwide, including Malaysia.
It had fans buzzing with excitement to try the BTS Meal, which is a set of 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium coke and sweet chilli and cajun dipping sauces inspired by recipes from McDonald’s South Korea.
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Yesterday, it was reported that some McD stores experienced lengthy queues at their drive-thrus, stores and even high traffic on the McDelivery app, making it harder for fans to get their hands on it.
Some people are riding on the hype train by selling empty boxes of BTS Meals on Shopee for more than the price of the actual meal. You can find it for RM28 while others go as high as RM39.99.
The original price of the meal starts at RM15.70 and differs depending on the delivery service.
With every trend, comes opportunists and the BTS Meal ordeal is not the first example of people taking advantage of a fanbase’s loyalty.
Before this, it was reported that people could buy empty PS5 boxes when it was first released.
People are allowed to enjoy the things they like, but we think no one should waste money on an empty box considering the limited-edition meals are still available for order.
Take it from me, because I managed to snag myself a BTS Meal just today.