Night owls on social media were privy to one hell of deal in the wee hours of this morning when a computer glitch allowed consumers to purchase Best Buy gift cards worth $200 for only fifteen bucks.
For a few hours late Tuesday night, visitors to Best Buy’s website could buy a two hundred dollar gift card for fifteen dollars. If it was simply a technical problem — which seems likely — the company quickly fixed it, but not before a number of nocturnal opportunists took advantage of the apparent bargain.
Unsurprisingly, the concerned citizens of Reddit were the ones who brought the glitch to light. People who ordered a gift card said that the sale went through and that their banks were charged, though the company will likely—and understandably—reneg, citing a glitch.
“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.”
Just Blaze is always at the ready when it comes to an online steal, but seeing that this was a glitch, his Best Buy gift cards hustle didn’t exactly go as planned.
The star producer took it in stride and even made a reference to Jay Z’s infamous “93 bricks” line from The Blueprint album he helped perfect. Of course, his legion of followers also gave him a good ribbing. The Megatron Don (real name Justin Smith) tells Hip-Hop Wired that there was indeed a glitch in The Matrix and is “good money” following the purge.
Check out the hilarity behind Just Blaze’s swift comeback in the gallery below.