Ok, some have taken their love for technology too far! I want an iBook one day too, but please people...


Richmond Times-Dispatch

iBook sale erupts in chaos, stampede





Chaos erupted this morning at the Richmond International Raceway as thousands of people stampeded through the gates in a rush to buy used iBook laptop computers for $50 each.

There were several minor injuries and one person was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, fire Battalion Chief Steve Wood said during a 1 p.m. news conference. In all, 17 people were treated, the majority for heat- or diabetic-related problems, he said.

Thousands of Henrico County residents and/or taxpayers stood in a half-mile-long line as dawn broke while others waited in cars parked nearby or milled about not far from the entrance to RIR. One official estimate put the crowd at 5,500. Other observers estimated more than twice that.

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The gates opened at 6:54 a.m., and the stampede — literally — was on. The first crush occurred at the main gate to RIR and the second occurred at the entrance to the building where the 4-year-old iBooks were being sold.



(Ok, you think that is wild, it gets even nuttier)



Yahoo News

RICHMOND, Va. - 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 as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.



Next I read this, which is the best line ever. Just visualizing this makes me laugh out loud.


This is total, total chaos," said Latoya Jones, 19, who lost one of her flip-flops in the ordeal and later limped around on the sizzling blacktop with one foot bare.


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Could this be the missing flip flop?



Here's a tip, whenever there is a chance of a mad stampede for computer equipment or laptops, don't wear flip flops.

Oh and what are my thoughts about that woman wetting herself for a four-year- old laptop?


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