Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-mart Black Friday Rush Results In A Fatality


Black Friday should not really be black. And stores should not hold back customers just to create a line of those greedy to purchase a hot item like a Wii. When will it stop? A Wal-Mart employee died and four others were hurt in the Black Friday rush to get into the Valley Stream Wal-mart this morning. How could any one not say this is a marketing scheme gone bad? The injuries occurred as the shoppers crammed into the Wal-Mart when the doors opened at 5 a.m.
Shoppers knocked a 34 year old Wal-mart employee to the ground at 5:03 a.m. In other words, by playing on greed of getting a resource artificially believed to be in short supply, injuries occurred within three minutes of the mad house beginning. The story ends with this 34-year-old suffering a fatal heart attack.


A 28-year-old pregnant woman was also injured. Fortunately, her baby is fine. And the marketing was a failure any way. The store was closed to incoming shoppers following the incident. Those already inside were allowed to make their purchases and leave.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., have been quiet about the incident. "Local authorities are looking into the situation,"according to Wal-Mart representative Dan Fogleman.


Store managers have some common sense. Shoppers have some common courtesy. After all. what is the rush? Aren't we suppose to be in a recession or something?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you gave Wal-mart an add out of this one. You will probably help reward the greed.

Legal Pub said...
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Anonymous said...

Corporate greed is the responsible party on this one!

Sally said...

No, it is both corporate greed and the greedy nature of people that makes people fall for this marketing trick.

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Anonymous said...

walmart has become such a money hungry corporaton, that they're risking people's lves, just to make a BUCK. They need to have some strong secuity when having these specals. Peple have become animals over greed. I hope walmart suffers a HUGE!!! law suit...

Anonymous said...

What the fuck!!!!

katfish said...

This is a senseless loss of life!
Why didn't the powers to be at Wal-mart use their heads? They could had saved a life and their bottom line if they had just had each store count the quantity of each item in their big ticket door busters, made fliers in the same qty. as stock and handed them out in line to those who were in line before they opened the doors. If you have a flier you get one if not too bad. Other merchants used this method...it's not rocket science.

Ms Calabaza said...

So horrible. Not exactly the spirit of Christmas, huh?

Anonymous said...

Dude was trampled to death!

Anonymous said...

Dude was trampled to death!

Legal Pub said...

Great suggestion Anon. This common sense flyer approach may have saved a lot of needless grief.

Legal Pub said...

Actually, Katfish has the suggested remedy...

Secrets said...

I cant believe this. That poor man.
I bet he never imagined his job at freakin' Walmart was hazardous to his health.

Katfish good idea!!!

brad said...

Nothing like tapping into the Christmas spirit, eh Secrets?


Brad

Anonymous said...

No major incidents this last Christmas!

Nataliebakr said...

Dude was trampled to death!