Black Friday 2012: Fight Erupts at Walmart, over Smartphones

This Friday, Walmart sold 5,000 items per second, totaling 10 million sales

  Shoppers fight over smartphones on Black Friday
Footage shot at Walmart during Black Friday 2012, on November 23, reveals a shopper stampede, as  many push and literally fight over smartphones.

Footage shot at Walmart during Black Friday 2012, on November 23, reveals a shopper stampede, as many push and literally fight over smartphones.

It's shocking to watch how phone aficionados and bargain-hunters claw and scream at each other, as a mob forms at Walmart. Men, women and children scream, while they are trampling on eachother.

I can spot security guards in the background, trying to contain the large mass of shoppers. Sirens are heard, as police officers are brought in to handle the Black Friday craze.

I guess sales really do make people act like animals, which proves fruitful for the retailers. Newsfeed relays a statement by the superstore chain reps, in which they dub this Black Friday Walmart’s “best-ever.”

“Walmart processed nearly 10 million register transactions and almost 5,000 items per second,” it reads.

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