A Richmond, Virginia school district’s sidewalk sale of used $50 laptops turned into pandemonium today. Would-be customers stampeded, crushing a baby stroller, throwing an elderly man to the pavement; one person tried to disburse his Mac-hungry competitors by driving his car through the crowd. When the dust settled, seventeen people were injured, and four hospitalized. One shopper, Blandine Alexander, reported that “one woman standing in front of her was so desperate to retain her place in line that she urinated on herself.”
And all that’s nothing compared to what these people are going to do when they’re on hold with the Apple Help line. . . .
$50 Laptop Sale Sets Off Violent Stampede [AP, via (where else?) MSNBC]