Comically lousy Starbucks gift card sells out in seconds
Would you like a £250 gift card for Starbucks that actually costs £280? If someone offered you that, you would spit gingerbread latte in their face and complain to Lynn Faulds Wood, wouldn’t you?
Well, it seems that some people are so dumb that they’re happy to fork out extra for the new rose gold coloured Starbucks’ gift card. Created by Starbucks and sold by gilt.com, this year's limited edition card sold out in 6 SECONDS.
Retailing for $450, the cards only contain $400 of credit. Which means that the 1000 people who bought it paid $50 for a piece of rectangular plastic with Starbucks written on it.
Starbucks defended the stupid card by saying: ’It costs us more than $50 to produce this card. That's what you're paying for - the quality of the card itself.’
Ooh, a lovely quality plastic card. Just what everyone wants for Christmas. Oh, and it also comes with 'Gold Level’ perks, which is Starbucks-speak for ‘a free shot of crappy syrup.’
Obviously, the world being as it is, limited edition cards from last year are selling on eBay for $1001, and one seller is demanding over 4 grand for cards from 2012 and 2013.
Make. It. Stop.
TOPICS: Consumer Advice