Indonesian Shopper Mayhem As Dozens Left Unconscious In Rush For Half-Priced Sale Of Bold 9790
About a couple weeks ago RIM announced that Indonesia would be the first to get the new Bold 9790 device and since then there has been a lot of anticipation for today's launch day. To add fuel to the fire, the device is being offered at half price. Add the two together and you get at least 90 people passed out, three suffered broken bones, and only a handful of happy 9790 owners. During the promotion, in which the phones were sold for Rp 2.3 million ($260) at just half the normal retail price of Rp 4.6 million.
Let's think about this for a sec... you get up in the morning all happy-go-giddy to purchase a half priced BB 9790, to only end up lying on a stretcher via Pacific Place mall in South Jakarta to the nearest Hospital to treat your broken leg. Yikes!