Online Community Rallies to Help After A University Co-op Ordered Too Much Pocky
posted on by Bamboo Dong
The University of Kitakyushu co-op found themselves in a tight bind after accidentally ordering too much Pocky. Originally intending to place an order for 320 boxes, they instead ended up with 3,200.
ポッキープリッツ誤発注で3200個も入荷してしまったうちの大学生協の現在の様子ですご確認ください pic.twitter.com/f4u15MP15h— HR[愛と現金を] みわ (@miwako_karari) November 7, 2014
After the staff put up a "HELP!" poster in the store, students took to LINE and Twitter to help sell the overstocked goods, and within four days, were able to help unload 1,700 boxes, roughly 100-times more than they normally would.
This Pocky incident, and its community-driven aftermath, comes at a coincidental time, as November 11 happens to be Pocky Day.