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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 11:31 AM
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100. Thank you, Magic Rat. Here's how another store handled this.
Edited on Sat Nov-29-08 11:44 AM by Kajsa
The MSM was a buzz with Black Friday shopper stories
yesterday, they even preceded the tragedy in Mumbai.

One story showed the pre-dawn lineups around stores and
the hustle and bustle when they did open, the exact thing that
killed that poor man. :cry:

Here's how one SoCal Best Buy handled it,

Five( six) security guards monitored the lines well before the stores opening.

When the store did open,

the security guards directed the line into the store
where six employees directed traffic.

Once inside, customers were directed to lanes formed by ropes to the aisles and display counters.

This prevented the stampede we saw on the Wal-Mart tape.

Oh yeah, they had ENOUGH specials IN STOCK for the customers.

In spite of all this planning and organization, there was still a clip of a young
man dashing to the aisles and grabbing as much as he could in the shortest
amount of time. He looked like he was either looting the place, or running the
clock on one of those " win as many as you can grab in two minutes" contests.

The clerks stopped him, asked him to slow down and he did.

No one got hurt, customers got their specials, and everything ran smoothly.

Gee- what a concept!

Thanks so much for sharing your experience and for helping the young man's family.

Wal-Mart needs to scrap their crappy, life endangering Black Friday opening practice.

My anger for Wal-Mart is way beyond 'they suck' or 'fu*k them'.

They should be criminally prosecuted for creating life threatening conditions for their
employees and customers.


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