Just days after several people were injured when a crowd of people stampeded for a chance to buy $50 used iBooks, a crowd of people has been spotted shuffling vaguely in the general direction of $50 used Dell Inspirons.
According to sources at the CompUSA in Norwalk, Conn., the crowd has been moving slowly toward the Inspirons at an almost zombie-like amble since about 9 AM this morning.
“They certainly kind of vaguely seem to be moderately interested in perhaps considering getting one of these Inspirons,” said store manager Dale Sidler, looking out the window of the store at the crowd.
“Or, possibly, they’re headed to the Ross next door. They’re having a sale on camisoles. It’s hard to tell right now.
“Or they could be headed into the alley behind the Mexican place.”
Cindee Lee, a reporter for WFSB in Hartford, described the scene on the station’s six o’clock broadcast.
“Dennis, I’ve been following this developing situation all day and something is finally happening! The crowd appears to be making its move toward the Inspirons. Yes! Yes! They’re really moving now! Like a Segway on a really low battery charge! One member of the crowd is moving toward the door of the CompUSA and I think he’s going to go in… oop. Oh… oh, no. Uh… Well, now they’re wandering off again. There was something shiny across the mall parking lot and they seem to have… um… well, now they’re just going around in a circle, Dennis.
“But they’re definitely modestly somewhat remotely interested in checking out those laptops and, um, seeing if there’s some sort of value to be had there. This is Cindee Lee reporting.”
Inside, CompUSA customer Ron Findley idly looked at the table full of $50 Inspirons after shopping for a scroll-wheel mouse.
“Inspirons, huh?” he asked Sidler.
“Mmm-hmm,” Sidler replied.
“Hmm,” Findley mused, holding up one of the laptops to examine it. Putting it back down slowly, Findley said “I think I’ll just take the mouse.”
Sidler indicated that the Inspirons will be available on the folding table in the back of the store between the DVDs and the Apple section until they are sold or shoplifted.