San Francisco retail operation asks for talents rather than money

Like some kind of ‘America’s Got Talent’ for merchandise, the Merit Shop will accept a YouTube video of a performance as payment.

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– A box of cereal – A football – An iPod Shuffle (sold out—sorry!) – A pair of socks – Crayons – Sunglasses – Gloves

The list goes on, but you get the point. And it really is apparently that easy. Film yourself telling a joke, singing a song, dancing or performing whatever talent you might have, and any of these fine items could be on their way to you. I attempted to score a copy of the “FIFA 14” video game for the PlayStation 3 with the following Instagram submission of me kicking a 35-yard field goal: Here’s the response I got:

Thank you for shopping at The Merit Shop! Your unique payment is now being reviewed. Once your talents have been confirmed, we will contact you for shipping information.

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