More people are turning to online shopping each year, but that doesn’t mean Black Friday is dead just yet. Many stores still offer incredible deals that lure shoppers out of their homes in the wee hours of the morning, and those customers will do almost anything to skip a line or gain an advantage.
Although the post was supposably meant as a joke, people started flooding @OverlyLiked’s inbox with offers.
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 (@iEat2please) November 21, 2017
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The tweet spawned a slew of imitators trying to sell their old work clothes.
well shiiiiit since this what we on, y’all can cop the manager vest and really flourish on black friday for $250 pic.twitter.com/EUKNGZ7a82
— SILAS (@sighIess) November 21, 2017
Even if there was a chance this would have worked (and there likely wasn’t), Walmart and the other big box stores are most certainly onto the scam by now. Even without all the viral buzz surround the posts, some concerned citizens say they’ve already informed Walmart of the nefarious plan.
Honestly, I’m not sure what’s worse: being caught shoplifting or paying a stranger on the internet $100 for the world’s least flattering fashion accessory? Perhaps you’d be better off shopping online this year and using the extra time to contemplate who you really want to be.
H/T The Chive