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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

Just came across this funny article. I love macs as much as the next person, but this is madness

Bargain IBooks Trigger Mac Melee

A Virginia school district's fire sale of old Apple laptops leads to a near riot, with people pushing, punching, swinging lawn chairs and peeing themselves to get their hands on a cheap computer.

http://wired-vig.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,68542,00.html

2. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Peter, reading the 1st and 2nd paragraph are taking me to somewhere else...hahaha. Guess what? One of Malaysia's furniture distributor had launched A BIG OFFER for RM1 only for every 1 item - 1 sofa, 1 fridge, 1 .....(any furniture you can imagine) for year 2003 and 2004 (not sure of the year)!!!

So imagine people would rush there from the early morning and some of them would build a camp site before the door was opened!!!

GOSH!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

For this reason alone... I have made sure to keep my personal Mac connection intact!!! I like a stampede was much as the next person - but only when it involves cow and not me...

4. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

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5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Well said, B!!!!!!

6. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Funny, I know Richmond and Henrico County. It was only 45 minutes from where I used to live. When the press agent for Apple said he couldn't understand the rush for less than desirable Macs - well, I guess he doesn't know the economy of the area. A $50 laptop for people who couldn't afford a computer at all? Well, I can say that it doesn't amaze me.
note to self - bring port-a-potty to next swap meet