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He Should Have Shopped

Posted on | November 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

Not only would he have saved money by shopping our Amazon “Black Friday Deals Week” specials, but he’d probably still be alive:

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man collapsed while doing some Black Friday shopping in a crowded store, and people nearby continued to shop.
Witnesses tell some shoppers walked around and even over the man’s body.
Family members tell that Walter Vance, of Logan County, W.Va., passed away after being taken to the hospital.
It happened at Target in the Southridge Shopping Center in South Charleston about 12:15 a.m. Friday.

Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. While my major motivation in promoting Amazon “Black Friday Deals Week” specials is capitalist greed — I get a small commission on each sale — humanitarian idealists can comfort themselves with the knowledge that they’re preventing senseless holiday shopping tragedies.

Shop Amazon: The Life You Save May Be Your Own!



UPDATE: In the interest of public safety, let me point out some of the great bargains you can get at Amazon this week:

It’s a fact: Nobody has ever died while shopping our Amazon links.

UPDATE II: More life-saving bargains:

Don’t worry, though: Amazon also sells motorcycle helmets, because they care about your safety. Also, dead customers are bad for business.