Fact: This year, more Americans will participate in the cyber version of Black Friday sales. It makes sense. Why bother with the hassle of the long lines and the rugby scrum to grab a big ticket item at a “discounted price?”
Any holiday shopping I do will be online. I do not participate in Black Friday sales. Ever.
However, I do monitor the madness, and marvel at how it continues, despite the fact the deals are not worth standing in line for hours (or days — as this guy did to save $300 on a television).
Fewer people standing in long lines outside of stores has not stunted the creativity of those hoping to beat the system and get to the front of the line without the inconvenience of actually standing in line.
One such bit of genius popped up on Twitter. Yes, I said genius. That was my first thought when I saw tweets offering Walmart uniforms (vests, shirts, even ID tags) for sale. If you think about it, stores with massive lines on Friday are likely to be more focused on the people in line than a person sporting the official uniform of the company.
I’m selling this Walmart vest for $100. Use it to skip the line during Black Friday. You can even walk in, grab what you want, and walk out🤷🏾♂️. pic.twitter.com/Q0UyDHUeU0
— 6'4 (@OverlyLiked) November 20, 2017
The above post was retweeted more than 30,000 times and sparked a host of others selling their big box store uniforms.
Hmu if you want it, all I want is $75 for mine 👌🏾 pic.twitter.com/W8riHiYfYa
— Que 🤫 (@QueJayy_) November 21, 2017
This offer included a name tag, “veterans tag,” a hat, AND even added typical Walmart language — “every day low price of $59.99.”
I have the bundle discount card, vet tag, name tag, and hat(not in pic) for the every day low price of $59.99 pic.twitter.com/o6MzNH3buo
— (@LeakyLeaak) November 21, 2017
Walmart was not the only “big box” retailer with uniforms offered for sale.
Now I know them Walmart vest seemed like a good deal ,but I got these Best Buy joints going for $110 walk right in , skip the line , and take whatever you want !! pic.twitter.com/eVzML3RYbQ
— Teezy (@Jayteeezyyy) November 22, 2017
One day after the original post caught fire, the author claimed it was all a joke.
Lol people really been trying to buy the Walmart vest. It was a joke i don’t even own a Walmart vest. pic.twitter.com/WFnhEAaNWZ
— 6'4 (@OverlyLiked) November 21, 2017
Apparently, Walmart noticed.
this spread so fast that at the manager meeting today we were told that if we see anyone we don’t recognize on thursday/black friday wearing a walmart vest, to question them. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/IEA9CTFrkQ
— Emily Gould (@emg_emily) November 21, 2017
H/T – Zero Hedge
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