young man with an interest in animals recently discovered why you should never mix alcohol with online shopping.
On Monday, the day after China’s annual Singles Day shopping orgy, the man wrote on WeChat that he had had a bit too much to drink early on Sunday morning and had bought a few things that he perhaps should not have.
Believing that he had only purchased a few items of clothing, the man says that he was surprised to find that in his druken state he had actually bought a Thailand minipig for 278 yuan, a peacock for 360 yuan, and a 1.5-kg Chinese giant salamander for 288 yuan on Taobao and JD.com.
The man’s WeChat post soon went viral after being posted to Weibo with netizens proclaiming him the “absurd champion” of Singles Day.
While some questioned the authenticity of the story, believing that it was nothing more than a marketing gimmick, the man has since stepped forward to confirm that this is something he really did do.
Speaking with a reporter, the man, named Yang Yujin, a second-year art student in Beijing, laughed about his low alcohol tolerance, describing how on the night of Singles Day he had gone out drinking with friends, having two Long Island Ice Teas and a bottle of beer before going back home and drunkenly making the purchases.
He explained that the items were already in his shopping cart and that his inebriated mind was evidently persuaded into purchasing them by the Singles Day discounts.
Yang is an animal lover, already raising a dog, cat, goat, and hedgehog while going to college. He said that he has already canceled his orders for the pig and peacock, but the giant salamander order is non-refundable.
It’s thanks to shoppers like Yang that Alibaba managed to rack up $30.8 billion in sales this Singles Day, making it the biggest shopping day in human history.