Trader Joe's Gives an Update on Their Mini Totes After the Bags Resell for $1,000 and Cause Chaos in Stores

A representative for Trader Joe's tells PEOPLE when the $2.99 totes will be restocked. "We do not endorse the re-sale of any of our products, anywhere," they added

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Trader Joe's mini tote bags

Trader Joe’s is responding to customers’ excitement over their new mini tote bags.

The small grocery bags, which come in navy, yellow, red and green, are the company’s latest limited-run product. Since the release, fans have rushed to stores to snag one — or several.

The totes sell for only $2.99 in Trader Joe's stores but since many locations have sold out, they are now being listed on eBay for much more. One listing for a set of all four colors is asking a whopping $999.99.

A Trader Joe’s representative responded to the steep price surging in a statement to PEOPLE.

“Our Mini Canvas Tote Bags certainly sold more quickly than we anticipated. Before we had the opportunity to promote them in any way, customers across the country found them at their neighborhood Trader Joe’s,” said the spokesperson. “Our customers, in our stores, are our focus; we do not endorse the re-sale of any of our products, anywhere.”

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According to the rep, customers who didn’t snag one of the totes will have another chance.

“We do have more Trader Joe’s Mini Canvas Tote Bags coming. Customers can expect to see them in our stores in late summer,” they added.

TikTok user Sinead Olivares posted a now-viral video from a California Trader Joe’s store that features the craze for the bags. It shows customers quickly searching through a pile of the mini totes to grab at least one each.

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<p>Sinead Olivares</p> Customers buying the viral Trader Joe's mini tote bags

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Customers buying the viral Trader Joe's mini tote bags

The video, which has garnered over 1.6 million views, received several comments from users sharing their outrage. “This is actually crazy,” one wrote. Another said, “Why are people taking like 30 bags????

A separate video posted by @athenaspud shows a crowd running towards a display cart as it gets pushed into the store. "These mfs wildin over a mini tote bag," the TikToker captioned the clip.

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According to the Trader Joe's website, the mini totes are made of the “same heavy duty, 65% cotton/35% polyester blend” as the company's larger canvas bags. “The difference is, these Totes are Mini-about 13 inches long, by 11 inches tall, by 6 inches wide."

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