50 USD iBooks cause stampede

August 17, 2005

A county in Virgina was selling 1000 of their surplus iBooks for 50 dollars to county residents , a stampede started when the doors to the sale were opened.

A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.

Quite unfortunate that the people from back home wouldn't even think of stampeding and would just stand in line in docile surrender. Actually in Japan, they probably would have passed out coupons to the first 1000 people in line that they could pass along with 50 USD to get the iBooks.

On a separate note, I would have kicked, screamed, grabbed, thrown and yes, wet myself to get one of those 50 USD iBooks.

Give me my iBOOK!

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