Employees Are Selling Their Uniforms to People Desperate to Skip Black Friday Lines
Black Friday, the craziest shopping day of the year, is finally upon us. Aside from doorbusters and blowout sales, there’s one more thing you can count on if you dare to venture out into the shopping arena today: mile-long lines. But some enterprising store employees are trying to sell their uniforms to those desperate to skip to the front.
It all started with a viral tweet from one Twitter user named @OverlyLiked, who sent out a message to the world saying he was selling a Walmart vest for $100 to anyone who wanted to go to the big box retailer, “walk in, grab what you want, and walk out.” (Ahem, after paying, of course.)
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
While his tweet was meant as a joke (he followed up by saying he doesn’t even own a Walmart vest), it has since been retweeted over 31,000 times and liked over 79,000 times.
Selling my old Walmart vest for $50 if anyone wants it fro Black Friday👀👀 walk straight out & skip lines
— Kelly (@its_kellyy14) November 22, 2017
Going out for Black Friday?
Pick up this Walmart vest for $30!
— Fat Kid Deals (@FatKidDeals) November 21, 2017
I got a Walmart vest at home if y’all trying to use it this Friday 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— kita ❄️ (@SHUT_YourMOUTH_) November 21, 2017
But for folks who actually DO have Walmart vests, the seed was already planted.
I keep seeing that Walmart vest Black Friday tweet and it’s making me really scratch my head & wonder if i should bust out my target stuff 🤔
— 🧚🏻♀️ (@justpartybaby) November 22, 2017
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
And it was only a matter of time before employees (or former employees?) of other retailers began to jump on the uniform-selling train.
When you bought a $100 dollar Walmart vest to finesse Black Friday and the manager starts telling you to help unload in the back https://t.co/E9KaIvlKYm
— 001 (@planetmelba) November 21, 2017
While this certainly is an interesting way to *maybe* get ahead of the lines, there is one downside if you get caught: You might be put to work.
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(Photo via Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty)