This Black Friday, you can become the owner of a portable sauna or a 2015 red Ford Fiesta for less than $100, thanks to Cards Against Humanity. The makers of the popular card game, in their latest Black Friday stunt, are holding a “99% off” sale on a host of expensive items. Seemingly modeled after the lightning deals offered by Amazon
during its sales events, Cards Against Humanity is releasing a new deal every 10 minutes. Items they’ve sold include everything from a Picasso lithograph and a diamond engagement ring to a 50-pound wheel of cheese from Costco
and 500 pounds of garbanzo beans. Here were some of the deals available for a limited time on Friday:
“Today is Black Friday, Cards Against Humanity’s favorite holiday,” the website noted. “This year, we want to remind everyone of the reason for the season: deals.” Though known for sometimes-inappropriate and irreverent humor, Cards Against Humanity says it’s not pulling a fast one in this case. “This is 100% real and possibly a very bad idea,” Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin told Business Insider in an email, noting that the company indeed has most of the items it’s selling in its office currently.
Cards Against Humanity is a “Mad Libs” style card game.The site also has a scrolling banner with messages that include, “Do Not Be Frightened,” Death Is The Ultimate Savings” and “F*** You Jeff Bezos.” (Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) Customers took to Twitter
celebrating their successful purchases, posting screenshots of their confirmation emails. According to a FAQ section on the sale website, the company said all the sales are real and that it will be shipping the items people purchase.
I AM SO EXCITED. I MISS @BarackObama SO MUCH.@CAH pic.twitter.com/sWnNyrdEtT— Matthew Gerstman (Slytherin) (@MatthewGerstman) November 23, 2018
@CAH For some reason deemed this Friday worthy of enough absurdity to hand over a Picasso Lithograph to me for, like, nothing?! https://t.co/NNFXVbljyK THIS IS NOT A JOKE but why am I laughing? pic.twitter.com/YKiOA0R02h— Adam Rofer (@adamrofer) November 23, 2018
Hey any restauranteurs need garbanzo beans? @CAH is about to sell 500 lbs worth for 99% off ($5.79.) They sold a car, diamond, & trip to Fiji earlier. #NotKidding #BlackFriday (Loving their site!) https://t.co/PIY8jKp9Oh— Susie D. (@SusieD_NYC) November 23, 2018
As for how the company selected the items, Cards Against Humanity said each item was evaluated based on its “desirability, style, functionality, value, charisma, and je ne sais quoi.” In addition to the 99% off items, the game maker was also selling a 300-card expansion pack for $20. Cards Against Humanity has made a tradition of Black Friday stunts. Last year, it claimed to be relaunching itself as a potato-chip company called Prongles. In previous years, the company has also sold customers actual bull excrement and literally nothing.
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