Video shows why it's best to shop for a new smartphone at home on Black Friday

Video shows why it's best to shop for a new smartphone at home on Black Friday
A video of an unruly mob of Walmart shoppers shows why it is best to avoid going to the stores on Black Friday. Your best bet is to use your mobile device to get access to the deals. As IBM revealed in a report on Thanksgiving, more people are using their smartphone or tablet to take advantage of the sales seen on this day.

The footage below was shot at a Walmart in Moultrie, Georgia and shows shoppers fighting over boxes of discounted smartphones. Watch the guy in the middle grab a box away from a helpless female shopper. We can't seem to find out which handset was on sale, but Walmart has announced that it rang up 10 million transactions between 8pm Thursday evening and 12 midnight with electronics the top seller.

Which smartphone would you be willing to fight for in a mob of crazed shoppers?

source: Telegraph via Crackberry

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25 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'd go a round with Mike Tyson for a T-Mobile subsidized Nokia Lumia 920. Not sure how healthy that would be for my face though.lol

2. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

LOL are people serious

14. redmd

Posts: 1901; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

are those food? looks like the basic instinct took over for the basic need.

3. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

You'll be earless.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

1. @ 00.56 seconds, that man stuffed his hand in that woman's mouth like he wanted to trade his thumb for that damn Samsung Galaxy Proclaim... 2. IDC how cheap the samsung galaxy proclaim/precedent are....that s**t aint worth fighting over.... 3. I would not be fighting over a phone if I were there...I'd be fighting because I couldn't make it to the damn bathroom. A bitch woulda got the living s**t knocked out of them...

5. aguilitas

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

All I can say about this video is... if the people who filmed it would've had a Lumia 920 in their hand, it could've looked a lot less uglier

6. doody

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Doesn't surprise me, 90% of the people that shop at Walmart are trailer trash.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't know why no one's thought of this before. Step 1) Advertise a product like this at a ridiculous price on Black Friday. Step 2) Open the doors on time and let the herd fight it's way in. Step 3) Lock and bolt the doors behind them. Step 4) Set the store on fire. Step 5) Bask in the glow of a world where the average I.Q. suddenly rose 25 points.

9. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

Wow, you're evil.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

C'mon, you know anyone who behaves like that is a certified sped, and the world would be a better place without them.

15. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Okay Plankton.

8. Rydsmith unregistered

Obviously not recorded on a Lumia 920 =P. But jesus most of those phones aren't good and are honestly not worth even that low price for that piss poor carrier.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

They look like homeless people fighting over a bread crumb seriously they look really stupid.

12. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

whats the title of this movie? hope not related to i ...

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Animals!!!

16. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Disgusting.

18. Rocksteady unregistered

Fight Club, lol.

19. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

feels less stupid to line at apple store

20. srkirby

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

That phone they were fighting over was in a Straight Talk box, and the only Straight Talk phone that I could find that was on sale was the LG Optimus Logic for $39.99, a $50 savings on the phone. I will just about bet that 90% of these phones get returned this weekend. I looked in circulars and online. I could not believe that people would act like that over a cheap, old phone.

21. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

These are just your average obama voters who are out spending their welfare checks.

22. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Pure ignorance smh

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html Georgia went for Romney, you unbelievable jackass.

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/president/georgia/ Oh, and Colquitt County, where Moultrie is, went way more for Romney than the state did.

23. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the actions by some of these stores is completely irresponsible. all they have to do is have employees hand one item at a time as soon as people come in

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