An unsuspecting lad was brutally tricked by his pals into thinking his dreary old pair of North Face gloves were worth £600.
In an exchange shared on the Instagram account Depop Drama, an unnamed glove flogger was convinced that a member of North Face’s marketing team was desperate to purchase his dishevelled pair of gloves, as they are ‘very, very rare’.
But unbeknown to him, behind the North Face employee's account were none other than the lad's mates.
Using a burner Depop account, the friends explained that the gloves were that rare, North Face wanted to put them on display in its headquarters.
Surely alarm bells would have been ringing at this point?
"Here at North Face we pride ourselves in excellent products - especially when it comes to the rarer items. We would love to offer you £600 for these to be displayed at our North Face HQ," the supposed North Face employee wrote.
"Seriously? I’d deffo be up for that," the lad wrote back, clearly not suspecting that the whole thing was a set up.
After a short conversation, the pranksters then managed to convince their mate to photograph a single glove on top of his toilet and inside his oven to 'prove' he has the product in hand.
"Unusual I know, but it’s a specific request so we know that you have the item in hand and it’s not somebody else pretending to have the item," the lads craftily told their unsuspecting friend.
After asking for ‘a few minutes’, the lad sent over a photo of his bobbled glove gently placed atop his bog, followed by a rather sad snap of the prized item of clothing flopped onto his grill.
The gloves certainly didn't look worth £600, that's for sure.
Once his shots were safely in the hands of ‘North Face’s marketing team’, the lad declared on WhatsApp to his friends: “Oi boys, some lad who works at North Face paying £600 for those gloves. Drinks on me Saturday!”
A friend promptly replied: “Ah mate unreal.”
After noting: “He even asked me to send pics on a toilet and in oven? Weird but worth the £600,” the lad quickly began to suspect foul play was afoot.
“Wait a minute, don’t tell me this is you lot?” he asked, adding: “Shut up it is ain't it. You idiots.”
His friend then burst into laughter and, quite rightly, wondered: “How did you fall for that?”
We're pretty sure this unfortunate lad won't be trying to flog anything for more than £10 on Depop any time soon!
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