03/12/2014 15:34 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Frozen Frenzy: Parents Bidding On A 'Genuine Frozen Doll' In For A Chilly Surprise


A prankster is hoping to cash in on the Christmas craze for Frozen dolls, by posting an online advert that promises to give desperate parents what they are searching for - literally.

Frozen toys have beaten off stiff competition from perennial favourites such as Barbie and Lego, to become the most sought after present of Christmas 2014.

Shops are struggling to keep up with demand for Frozen merchandise and levels of hysteria among parents desperate to get their hands on a doll have reached new heights in recent weeks as shops have been stripped of Anna and Elsa products within minutes of opening.

As a last resort many parents have been scouring the internet, willing to pay way more than the recommended retail price for the object of their child's desire, and one savvy seller has decided to give them pause for thought.

An advert on Irish auction website lists a 'genuine frozen doll' for sale, with bids starting at €150 euros.

The tongue-in-cheek advert reads: "Now's your chance to own this one and only Frozen Doll. Doll has been left in the freezer for over 24 hours so it is [a] genuine frozen doll (no dolls were harmed in the making of this ad)." Phew!

Since being uploaded two days ago the advert has been viewed nearly 1,500 times, but - perhaps unsurprisingly - the seller has yet to receive a single bid, despite generously offering to throw in a bag of carrots as part of the deal.

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