Some Walmart shoppers thought that Christmas had arrived three weeks early. They spotted a super deal on a flat screen television during the retailer’s cheapest day of the year promotion early Saturday.
Cheap it was. The price tag said that the 180,000-colon electronic product could be had for a tenth of the price. The
demand from customers became so intense and unruly that the Fuerza Pública had to be called it. The store had started its promotion at midnight, and by 3 a.m. customers at the San Sebastián location were trying to get the flat screens.
Security guards were overwhelmed.
The retailer made no statements about the confusion on its Web site, but it did include links to various media stories.