Lad dubbed ‘Little Del Boy’ makes profit selling empty Prime bottles on eBay

A budding “little Del Boy” is making a tasty profit by re-selling empty bottles of Prime.

Charlie Smith, 10, queued at Asda stores last month to get his hands on the £1.99 energy drink created by YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI.

After guzzling the contents, he flogged five empties on his mum’s eBay account for £12 – which works out as £2.40 per bottle.

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He has even paid other kids £1 for their empties so he can sell them on in a scheme echoing the Only Fools trader’s deals.

Charlie’s dad Adam, 38, of Nottingham, said: “We can’t argue with him because he’s getting his money back on it.

“Charlie’s a bit like a little Del Boy.”

The popular release of the new energy drink has been an immediate hit with kids and particularly boys.

KSI and Logan Paul are two of the biggest YouTube stars in the world and have a dedicated army of fans both in the UK and the US.

The drink contains 10% coconut juice and is gluten and caffeine free and is available in a variety of flavours including Ice pop, blue Raspberry and tropical punch.

Since the drink's release in the UK, shops have been swamped with kids looking to buy the beverage, with stocks running out fast in Asda while online stocks have also been plundered.

The reselling of the drinks at such high prices has drawn anger from KSI, especially after unconfirmed reports that some were selling for as much as £100.

Posting on TikTok, the British YouTuber expressed his anger at some fans spending so much money on the drinks.

“Oh my god, no. He can’t keep getting away with this. Stop buying at these prices," he said.

The pair have previously said they want their drink to "rival the biggest companies on earth" and outsell "Pepsi, Coke, Gatorade and Powerade".

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