Starbucks’ Halloween-themed cups are ghosting out of coffee shops — and customers who can get their hands on them are reselling them online for hundreds.
Starbucks is selling seasonal Halloween-themed coffee cups and customers are already reselling them online. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
The java chain, which released its coveted pumpkin spice latte at the end of August, is now selling fall-inspired merchandise, like a glow-in-the-dark line of coffee cups and venti-sized tumblers to ring in the spooky season, Business Insider reported. The reusable autumnal cups are selling for as much as $250 per set of four on websites like eBay and Poshmark.
The Halloween Collection tumbler released this month, comes in a venti size, the shop’s largest variety, which holds 24-ounces and features a purple lid. The cup is adorned with a skull and moon and is said to glow green in the dark.
The chain is also selling a set of six reusable coffee cups that glow in the dark, which are being resold on eBay for $50 per six-pack, while the venti-sized tumbler is going for nearly $60 on the resale website.
Those looking to fill up a reusable cup at their local Starbucks, however, won’t be able to in the age of COVID-19. The coffee giant suspended reusable cups in stores to help curb the spread of the virus.
The good news is, those who show their barista the glow-in-the-dark cup can get a 10-cent discount when ordering a drink.