What’s opposite of Thanksgiving day? Happiness, joy, people being thankful, enjoying the company of friends and family, and insane amounts of tasty food? That’s right – Black Friday. It’s the first day after Thanksgiving and marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Every year, the multinational retail corporation, Walmart, offers a plethora of mind-blowing deals and discounts both online and in stores for the biggest shopping day of the season. And you will definitely see a lot of people trampling on each other and abusing one another to get the discounted price on a flat screen TV or a gaming console.
After going through the motions year after year, one guy was smart enough to take advantage of this whole Black Friday situation.
Twitter user @OverlyLiked wanted to benefit from people’s greed and posted a Walmart vest on sale for $100. He tweeted that with his Walmart vest you can jump ahead of the crowds as a certified employee, or perhaps even get merchandise for free.
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
Obviously, Twitter users thought this idea brilliant and the tweet went viral. Of course, OverlyLiked (sic!) was only joking and didn’t even had the vest in the first place.
However, people were still contacting him with offers in cash:
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
Soon after, others got the idea of putting their own work uniforms up for sale, with varying degrees of goofiness.
I got 4 no lie I up and quit from that bih 4 times who want 1♂️♂️♂️ pic.twitter.com/kKyuhnzkHk
— Dre (@Derodmcelrath) November 22, 2017
Selling mine too. In addition, it comes with a free name tag and hat. pic.twitter.com/9ls6jDBxog
— ひCaptainSaveAHoe☄✨ (@HoesLoveJoeDirt) November 20, 2017
Hmu if you want it, all I want is $75 for mine pic.twitter.com/W8riHiYfYa
— Que (@QueJayy_) November 21, 2017
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. (@theSlLAS) November 21, 2017
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
— 〽️alik (@LeakyLeaak) November 21, 2017
I’ll let it Go For $75! You can get the entire Mission done with no hassle! pic.twitter.com/InSrcIRNJp
— 0902 (@Official0902) November 21, 2017
Just copped mine pic.twitter.com/iSJ2TRrfyu
— John (@uglyjohnn) November 21, 2017
Shiit Mine comes fully Equipped With Movie Buttons, All I Want is A TV. pic.twitter.com/s2X3aHzEqS
— 3rd City Saint (@TROUBLE110) November 21, 2017
Also, some Best Buy and Targets employees offered their uniforms, too:
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
Saw someone selling their Walmart vest online so you can skip the Black Friday lines & grab what u want
That being said hmu if you’re in the market for a target name tag
For an extra $10 I’ll throw in the red shirt and khakis pic.twitter.com/4IMXyJcCtX
— proud & embarrassed my tweet was on the today show (@austeygirl) November 21, 2017
Others, yet, considered Walmart’s reaction upon stumbling upon the story and estimated the hypermarket chain wouldn’t get the joke:
Walmart reading this thread like pic.twitter.com/Ixq02V81Eu
— tatiana (@TatiJayy_) November 21, 2017
Astonishingly, it not only caught the attention of Walmart managers, but it got them worried as well:
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
Doesn’t this look like the perfect Black Friday scam? Happy “shopping”!