People wait in lines to act like people

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$70 for the toddler version!

We all know about the Black Friday deals that bring out the best in people, but running a close second is the release of Air Jordan basketball shoes. Just like in 2009 (wow, to the day no less), folks went nuts this morning trying to get their hands on the $170 sneakers.

When Champs, which was selling the highly coveted Air Jordans, couldn’t handle the crowd, workers called in security and Citrus Heights police officers. Now, store management is refusing to open the gate until the crowd disperses.

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

More from KCRA

Many said they will easily sell the shoes on Ebay for up to $500. Arden Fair’s security team hired eight off-duty Sacramento police officers to secure the area. Overnight, as some people tried to cut in line, fights erupted, according to those who were waiting. In past years, people who managed to buy Air Jordans sometimes lost them to armed robbers as they left the mall’s property.

Pa rum pum pum pum.

On the plus side, I did notice that my 2009 post mentions the shoes selling for $175. This year’s version are going for $170. Inflation, shminflation.

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8 Responses to People wait in lines to act like people

  1. Jared says:

    Priorities? I bet all of these people complain about being broke. $170 shoes, $70 for their kid.

  2. Plumwin says:

    Thanks for the hearty laugh in the midst of all the holiday madness. These people warm my heart w/the true meaning of Christmas.

  3. Tom says:

    bunch losers fighting over stupid looking plastic shoes who would pay $500 for those things let alone $170 i would love to meat that moron

  4. Plumwin says:

    Hmmm..how does one meat a moron?

  5. cogmeyer says:

    By using a mirrer?

  6. Plumwin says:

    cogmeyer, Merry Christmas.

  7. Turty_squip says:

    1st and 2nd place are both “Black” Friday events, Ron. You insinuating something there? Or getting all un-PC and calling a spade a spade? I haven’t spent $170 on shoes since… well, never. Including a weading, investiture, and swearing in. Peace (to the extent possible) and merriness.

  8. cogmeyer says:

    PW
    My comment hit the wrong target, was aiming for the meat mispeller. Merryh Christmas all!