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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 12:37 AM
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70. when you advertise a first-come first-serve special sale
that only includes a handful of items, you're asking for trouble. Wal-Mart has done black friday for years and this store has been around for almost a decade in that area. They knew what black friday was like and they knew how crazy it gets.

Not cordoning off the line and not setting clear rules for the shoppers is what lead to this man's death, not the people shopping who wanted to get to their item of choice as quickly as possible.

Maybe you have to be in this environment first-hand to really understand why I feel this way. This could have so easily been prevented with simple measures taken by Wal-Mart, much more easily than expecting 2000 people who've been waiting on line for more than 4 hours to act calm and polite once the doors opened and their slim opportunity at a $400 HDTV came into being.
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