New Zealand is suffering an electric fan shortage as Kiwis swelter in high humidity and record temperatures.
Currently online stores for Bunnings, Briscoes, Mitre 10 Mega and K Mart have sold out of electric fans.
Department store Farmers still had some in stock at the time of writing but the price started at $750.
Demand for fans has continued throughout Christmas and New Year, and was beyond last years sales. The Wellington region has experienced the largest sales growth for fans across the country, compared with last year.
A shop worker at a Mitre 10 Mega in Christchurch said there were no electric fans for less than $100 dollars at any of its Christchurch stores.
Demand for fans is unlikely to drop off anytime soon with MetService predicting many centres to hit the 30s today.