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Trampled Walmart shoppers say lack of security is to blame for injuries (Michigan)
WOOD-TV Grand Rapids ^ | November 25, 2005

Posted on 11/25/2005 2:30:39 PM PST by Shermy

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To: Shermy

My husband works for a major electronics retailer. He arrived at work today at 3:45 AM and there was already a line of about 40 or 50 people outside. The line was even longer by the time the store opened at 5 AM.

It was bitterly cold and windy this morning and you couldn't have PAID me to sit outside a store for hours waiting for it to open! But DH did say that the folks in line were orderly and pleasant. They had no problems with shoving or fighting over the early bird deals.


101 posted on 11/25/2005 6:49:47 PM PST by Rubber_Duckie_27
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To: Fawn

There are too many variations to go through here: plasma, lcd, projection, direct, etc. But if you never saw a true HDTV image, you will be shocked. It is almost like looking through a window and seeing the real thing. EDTV is almost as good and if you view from a little further away the extra resolution becomes less important. Your old fashioned CRT screen still does very well with brightness, contrast and motion compared to plasma , LCD, and projection screens, so if you are happy with it, then why switch? You can get an excellent 32" TV for around $300 to 400. A good EDTV of that size might be triple that and an HDTV might be around 6 or 7 times the cost of the regular tv in the same size. Nothing good to watch anyway.


102 posted on 11/25/2005 6:54:43 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Iscool
Maybe Walmart security was busy looting?

I love how these looting NOPD cops were labeled as "stealing for salvation" by the media. These were some of the cops who were later fired as I recall for dereliction of duty.
103 posted on 11/25/2005 7:01:37 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

Wow--thanks. What I get out of your post is that if I buy anything other than a real HDTV...I'd be wasting my money. So when one of my 3 old fashioned tv's die...I'll only go after an HD...thanks...


104 posted on 11/25/2005 7:01:51 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: Chickensoup
Do you think that the stores are promoting this "after the game" sort of free for all with a purpose in mind?

Nothing sinister IMO; they're trying to make an honest buck on volume via a technique that brings 'em in in droves. I agree however with the post here that the combination of deep discounts and "limited quantities" is borderline morally (it's almost a lie IMO to put something in an ad that applies to only 20 or 30 people out of 1000. I have no problem with the car dealers' "one at this price" strategy because the comparison to the number of potential buyers is far smaller) even though it's well within legal bounds and is a practice long known by general buying public. But it has unwittingly (but less unwittingly with each passing year and incident) contributed to the flared-nostril kill-or-be-killed mentality.

But no, I still put the primary blame on the shoppers / combatants. We see every day in many ways that we really are becoming a more savage society. A tip of the hat to Post 51 which sums it up very nicely both in general terms and with specifics.

105 posted on 11/25/2005 7:16:55 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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106 posted on 11/25/2005 8:18:36 PM PST by VxH
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To: lmr
Color me terrible... But, do you have a link to this?

No...wish I did....My wife and I both saw it and looked at each other with the same thought..."I bet they stop showing that clip!" Haven't seen it since.

I still get a good giggle out of it....

107 posted on 11/26/2005 5:13:05 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: daybreakcoming
LOL I saw the wig incident also. Did you notice that in spite of her uh disabling injuries how quickly she smacked it back on her head while still lying on her belly?

She pulled that wig on B4 she pulled down her dress....BWAHAHAHAHAHA...

108 posted on 11/26/2005 5:14:45 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: who knows what evil?

Hey, I was in a Walmart in Woodstock Geogia...waiting for a laptop for my son. I got there at 2:00 AM. I was second in line. Hundreds of people lined up at 5:00 AM some hispanic woman tackeled me and grabbed my hair. I hauled of and smacked her. I had not seen her nor exchanged any words with her. I think I was between her and the computers so she knocked me down but unfortunately for her she tripped over me. I hurt my knee. My line buddy got a computer for me. It was chaos and Walmart darn well should not have allowed it. They took names and gave out vouchers for other merchandise-much safer.


109 posted on 11/26/2005 5:43:29 AM PST by bronxboy (Nyconse here/I have to sign in under my name after this! Bronxboy is hubby.)
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To: Shermy

Greed and obesity were the problem.


110 posted on 11/26/2005 5:44:35 AM PST by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Peta girls end up as spinsters)
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To: bronxboy

I should add that the policeman hired for security had to jump on top of the TV's to avoide being trampled, and he pulled that woman off me and tossed her out of the store.


111 posted on 11/26/2005 5:44:59 AM PST by bronxboy (Nyconse here/I have to sign in under my name after this! Bronxboy is hubby.)
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To: who knows what evil?

amen.
I stayed my a-- at home and put up a tree.
Guess what. I didn't get trampled or punched by anyone!
There is NO bargain worth enduring that crap!


112 posted on 11/26/2005 5:46:07 AM PST by Muzzle_em (I'm an island awash in a sea of stupidity)
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To: weegee

It must be me but I have no desire to shop on that day. All during December there are sales. I have not done a stitch of Christmas shopping yet, and I slept well last night.


113 posted on 11/26/2005 5:49:07 AM PST by angcat
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To: Chickensoup
Do you think that the stores are promoting this "after the game" sort of free for all with a purpose in mind?

Nope. The DOD set this up as a message to Al Queda, North Korea, and Chavez. You do NOT want to entertain thoughts of ever invading the USA.

114 posted on 11/26/2005 6:15:10 AM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: The Fop
I don't believe in evolution, but people who go shopping at 5 in the morning the day after Thanksgiving are the best argument I've heard for proof of a "missing link".

LOL! I think it also furthers the argument for forced sterilization.

115 posted on 11/26/2005 6:19:31 AM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Shermy

I hope the cashiers said "Merry Christmas" to these good Christian people out celebrating the holiday!!


116 posted on 11/26/2005 9:24:59 AM PST by Blzbba (For a man who does not know to which port he is sailing, no wind is favorable - Seneca)
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To: Shermy; Grampa Dave; okie01; swarthyguy
I will not stand by and allow you to post snide remarks about WAL-MART.

How the heck would you like to be cooped up in a Chinese prison with nothing to do all day? WAL-MART has brought meaning to the lives of these millions of otherwise purpose-less folks.

It has also taught them the meaning of "incentive." I suppose you didn't know that if a Chinese Prisoner assembles just 5 pink bikes a day, over a six-month period, he can automatically be removed fromn the Organ Donor Program? All due to WAL-MART, and the intrepid American shoppers, who will apparently risk death to bring the products of CHICOM prison labor back to their double-wides.

Tonight, some lucky Chinaman will receive an extra bowl of rice, or a sweet before bedtime. The reason, you cynical right-wing ideologues: WAL-MART!

117 posted on 11/26/2005 9:27:43 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Drive English, Drive the Best. Drive 'bout a mile. Walk the rest..)
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