Tuesday, August 16, 2005

$50 laptop sale sets off violent stampede

$50 laptop sale sets off violent stampede

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.

Now, a cheap used computer isn't a bad thing, but it's nothing to piss yourself over. I've acquired three free computers in the last year - one of the advantages of being a low end techie is getting people's parts and old machines to fix up and pass on to other friends.

The funny part? They were fighing over 4 year old iBook. That's right, Macs. And they'll get them home and wonder why their Windows software won't work...

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