An angry Best Buy customer couldn’t help but share his two cents on TikTok after he refused to dish out 11 cents for a plastic bag.
Mike Plapp, who is CEO of the restaurant marketing site America’s Best Restaurants, uploaded a video in which two teens, presumably his sons, held onto what appears to be a Mac laptop and security cameras.
The point of his video wasn’t to brag about the items, but rather to bemoan that he was told a bag for the items would cost extra.
“So this is us carrying $3,200 in gear … out of Best Buy. No bag, because after we pay, we were told it’s 11 cents for a bag,” he said in the now-viral clip.
“What are you doing to give your customers a less than stellar experience?” he captioned the video, which now has over 877,400 views.
But in an email to Daily Dot, Plapp argued that he was not upset about the bags costing money, he was more upset that he was informed of the cost at an inconvenient time.
“I have zero issue with them charging for bags,” he wrote. “I pay for bags at businesses all the time. My point was that it wasn’t mentioned until after we had already paid for the five items, which at that point I’m not pulling my
out of my pocket to buy an 11-cent bag.”
“The second point is when someone spends $3,200 on five items, the cashier handing them a bag regardless should be part of their business practice,” Plapp added.
It is unclear what Best Buy location Plapp visited but restrictions on plastic bags now vary within the United States.
Shoppers won’t get any single-use plastic bags for free in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
Customers are welcome to buy or bring their own reusable bags, though. That choice was one many other TikTok users cited in the comments on Plapp’s video.
“It worked, didn’t it? You didn’t take a bag you didn’t need?” one person wrote.
“Bring your own bags if you can’t afford theirs,” another suggested.
“Literally paid 320,000 pennies but can’t afford 11 pennies more,” one laughed.
“This is going to appear in textbooks next to ‘fragile masculinity,’ ” another suggested.
The Post has contacted Plapp and Best Buy for comment.