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Walmart sells 1.4 million tablets on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2013 22:58 User comments (9)

Walmart sells 1.4 million tablets on Thanksgiving, Black Friday Walmart boastfully reported today that the company had a 'record-breaking' Black Friday, boosted by tech sales.
"We said Black Friday is the Super Bowl of retail, we ran a play that only Walmart could deliver and our customers loved it," added Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. "Our Black Friday events were bigger, better, faster, cheaper and safer than ever. More customers chose us, we had the prices and products they were looking for, and we're not finished yet. Helping families get ready for a great Christmas and get a lot of great deals while they're at it is exactly what we're going to continue to do."

The company says the top sellers were HDTVs, the iPad Mini, notebooks, the new Xbox One and PS4 and Call of Duty Ghosts. Online, SLRs and the Nintendo 3DS were major sellers, as well.

Altogether, the company sold an incredible 1.4 million tablets.

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9 user comments

130.11.2013 2:22

safer? I guess they don't even read the news.

230.11.2013 4:17

They used the comparative in their choice of words " safer "
Correct English grammar should be "safe". Same corporate liars, they left out safer than what?

330.11.2013 13:19

well, tabs are devices of choice for most (read: ordinary) people and many intellectuals, anyway. if you are not associated with a corporate, and/or don't do rocket science, and/or don't need much power/functionality, tabs may be your choice over laptops.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Nov 2013 @ 13:21

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430.11.2013 14:31

I didn't buy any of that and I didn't even bother to go out for Black Friday, just shopped on-line: didn't care to wait in line.

530.11.2013 15:44

People with good common sense don't need to wait 1 year for "Black-Friday" to shop wherever.
This is the ultimate corporate holidays brainwash "ads" milking the sheep's.
What is next: "Cyber Monday" and so on....

NOTE:
Walmart = Poverty for their employees (Paying minimum wage & not full time, to get away with insurance ...for them).
Walmart is on top of the worse corporations out there.

P.S.
Comparing prices all year around is more easy online.
iOS users are more corporate brainwash sheep's that Android users:
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/marketin...-hub/alert.html

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Nov 2013 @ 18:40

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

630.11.2013 16:37

Originally posted by dp70:
They used the comparative in their choice of words " safer "
Correct English grammar should be "safe". Same corporate liars, they left out safer than what?


Quote:
Our Black Friday events were bigger, better, faster, cheaper and safer than ever.
;-)

730.11.2013 19:37

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Originally posted by dp70:
.... safer than what?


Quote:
.....safer than ever.
;-)
FYI: Just so you know:
http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Nov 2013 @ 19:39

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

830.11.2013 19:47

Oh, it wasn't my assertion by any means; I was just pointing out that the quote did in fact specify what this year was supposedly being compared to as "safer".

I think people are inhuman when it comes to Black Friday.


91.12.2013 11:41

Safer means no one died this time

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