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.)
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.
But for folks who actually DO have Walmart vests, the seed was already planted.
And it was only a matter of time before employees (or former employees?) of other retailers began to jump on the uniform-selling train.
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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