Calls made to several Wal-Marts around the country revealed that one of the hottest items on the holiday sale list, a $378 Hewlett-Packard laptop, sold out within the first hour the stores were open.At the above link, there’s a video of a scuffle at an Orlando Wal-Mart where, as per an eyewitness, laptops were being thrown "20 feet in the air and people were collapsing on each other to grab them. It was ridiculous."
"They trampled each other for 'em," said one Wal-Mart employee at a Maryland store. "It was great."
Four Wal-Marts contacted by CNNMoney.com said they received limited supplies of the HP laptop, ranging from 15 at a store in Michigan to about 65 at the Maryland location.
"There were a couple hundred people waiting in line to get into the electronics department and many were angry about waiting around for nothing," Tim Severance, in an e-mail to CNNMoney.com, said of a Wal-Mart in Martinsburg, W.Va. "Turns out that it was only a gimmick to get people into their store."
Merry Christmas, motherfucker!