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Photos, video from iBook sale \"mayhem\"

updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed August 17, 2005

iBook sale \"mayhem\"

. An estimated 5500 people were on hand when the gates were opened, according to NBC12 News. What followed has been described as a "mob scene" by those present. Starletta Wilson pointed to her child's broken stroller, "Yeah, they pushed me, look at my child's stroller... they actually pushed me and stampeded over me." Dustin Coppinger, who attended the sale, said he saw an older man run over by anxious buyers, "An old man in a walker was trampled to the ground.  Trampled to the ground... walked all over," he said.




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  1. HowieDI2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    cheap greedy b*******!

    Oh yes! Give me a used 4 year old iBook. I'll stampede to get one. Why should I pay $1000 for a new, pristine iBook with a lot more features and more speed when I can stand in line for a USED 4 year old iBook! What a waste of time.

  1. cebritt

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I hope they removed...

    ...all of the p*** and bootleg music off of the hard drives before they sold them!

  1. jimster

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    RE: I hope they

    I hoped they did NOT remove the p*** and music... That alone is worth the $50.00

  1. toddjkelly

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    eesh

    That entire town is FULL of a$$hats. Knock over children and the elderly? FOR OLD iBOOKS? Please. remind me never to move there.

    TK

  1. madgunde

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    What a steal!

    I'm sorry, but I'd stand in line to get a $50 4-year old Apple iBook. I have a 9 year old PowerMac 9600 still chugging along as a web server running Mac OS X, a 4 year old iBook is still very usable for many purposes.

    I wish more people would beat people who try to cut ahead of the line with a folding chair, maybe then it would happen less often.

  1. billearl

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    What about a lottery?

    A lottery could have avoided the whole mess. Send in your name & phone number then, if your name is drawn, drop in to pick up your iBook. Simple.

  1. TRRosen

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    expected

    lets see 1000 iBooks ebay value $300 each total value $300,000 sold for $50,000 so they essentially put $250,000 on the ground and said go get it, The result is no big surprise.

    PS at last check 4 are allready on ebay

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hahahaha

    Is it wrong that I found this hilarious? I couldn't stop laughing. Idiots.

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    That's Sad

    Unbelievable what people will do when they see a 'sale'. The same has happened at bridal stores that do the same thing.

    What's even more pathetic is the genius who decided to sell 1000 iBooks for $50. They were probably trying to make a statement about the program. To bad, because they could have easily sold each iBook for $200. Instead the school system takes a +$150,000 loss. Idiots.

  1. MChieh

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Scene from Zombie Movie?

    LOL, put these @$$es in zombie makeup and you'd have a scene from a zombie movie like "Dawn of the Dead" or something.

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