While We Were Sleeping: Best Buy Had a Huge Sale…And They Didn’t Even Know It

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20:  A Best Buy store is viewed on August 20, 2013 in New York City. Best Buy, the electronics and entertainment retailer, eported its second-quarter profit to jump to $266 million, up from $12 million last year. After a period of struggling, Best Buy instituted cost cutting measures while remaking  stores to better compete with discounters and online retailers.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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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.

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