Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bitch, I'll Smack You For That iBook!

What would you do if your local school board announced that it had 1,000 2-year old laptop computers on sale for 50 bucks?

Most people wouldn't even blink twice. They'd be there in a heartbeat.

Well, this is exactly what happened in Virginia's Henrico County. The local school board, which had foolishly abandoned a contract it had with Apple to provide laptops for all grade school students in the county, announced a fire sale for the laptops that it no longer needed, charging 50 bucks per unit, each of which was worth $1200 two years ago.

The board had no idea what kind of hell they were getting ready to cause.

MOBS of people RAN to get these computers, and they were ready to fight and bite to stake their claim on one of these lovely white iBooks. It was like an episode of Jerry Springer, times 90.

Take a look at a local report of the chaos that ensued and take a look at the video accompanying it... it's some crazy shit!!!

NBC Covers the Mob in Henrico County

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they underestimated to what lengths po' folks would go to for an iBook. :-)

L.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Freebird said...

That's crazy. I read about this yesterday. I read a women even wet herself because she didn't want to lose her place in line.

4:03 PM  
Blogger djkibblesnbits said...

Yeah, and they were swinging chairs at one another in order to "defend" their place in line.

It sounds more like Fallujah than Virginia. :-)

4:08 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I heard about this, too. Crazy, indeed.

1:56 PM  

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