You can always count on some earth shattering news happening while you’re fast asleep in your bed, and last night was no different. In the wee hours of the night, the mega retailer Best Buy sold a ton of gift cards…by accident.
Best Buy gift cards that usually sell for $200, were selling like hotcakes for the very low price of $15 per card. Everybody was having so much fun, buying up ALL of the gift cards, until the concerned citizens of Reddit came along and snitched.
According to TIME, people who bought the gift cards said that their purchases went through, and they showed up on their bank statements. However, an employee of Best Buy says, more than likely, everyone will be getting a refund.
“I am an employee of Best Buy, and we are very good at honoring our mistakes, however, mistakes this public with 1000s of people ordering something super discounted by mistake will most likely get canceled,” one Redditor wrote. “In the mean time, I went ahead and ordered 2, but chances are, we’re all getting a refund.”
Of course, the Twitter community was devastated to hear that everything was a glitch, but in true Twitter fashion, most of them couldn’t wait to make light of the situation.
When you see that Best Buy is charging you the full $200 for the cards and you ordered 50 pic.twitter.com/4PFdogMtOJ
— Jalal (@DontWannaBFired) July 15, 2015
"Due to a purchase of $2,456.50 from Best Buy, your account balance is now… $1.29." pic.twitter.com/SK87Hkdoaz
— Thomas Darby. (@ThomasLDarby) July 15, 2015
"Sir the reason you have this overdraft is because you made a recent purchase at Best Buy for $4,000" pic.twitter.com/422ngAnzmI
— Lord Vader (@GentEtiquette) July 15, 2015
"Where did you get all of these gift cards?"
"I don't understand the question" pic.twitter.com/OL3K2kEoLi
— Parm (@KingFavre) July 15, 2015
LMAOOOO RT @Slim_Carey: If my account overdrawn by $2,000 imma just fake my own death and get a new identity. I don't have time.
— Hibby (@Adolfhibsta) July 15, 2015
" Sir.. sir I'm sorry I was just told that we can't accept this gift card you have to return your items"pic.twitter.com/kJ6RdOe7bq
— You definitely (@That1guyJeff) July 15, 2015
"Ma'am all your gift cards processed successfully you have a remaining balance of 4000 dollars" pic.twitter.com/IqgtnFBord
— vern (@DopeChubbyChick) July 15, 2015
— Black Jack Bauer (@NY_Wiseass) July 15, 2015
*overhears someone at checkout 2 getting denied access* pic.twitter.com/fxhP9EJiW0
— Regular, Schmegular (@LesaMonroe) July 15, 2015
— . (@LiteBriteMs) July 15, 2015