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RenoZag
12-24-2011, 07:25 AM
CNN Article (http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/23/us/air-jordan-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3)


At a suburban Seattle mall Friday, police used pepper spray to bring order to an unruly crowd of 2,000 shoppers seeking the new shoe, said Mike Murphy of the Tukwila, Washington, Police Department.

The Seattle area store wasn't prepared to handle such a large crowd, Murphy said. CNN affiliate KIRO reported that crowds lined up Thursday night for the sale, which started at 4 a.m. Friday.

All for a pair of $180 sneakers that probably cost less than $20 to make. . .

ESPN Story (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7383799/shoppers-waiting-new-air-jordans-get-rowdy-country)

Zagpower
12-24-2011, 07:48 AM
CNN Article (http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/23/us/air-jordan-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3)



All for a pair of $180 sneakers that probably cost less than $20 to make. . .

ESPN Story (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7383799/shoppers-waiting-new-air-jordans-get-rowdy-country)

All this for a pair of sneakers that can be bought for $180 and sold on Ebay for $300-$1000. It's like free money to many people that may not have much. I bet a lot of them end up on Ebay.

CaliforniaZaggin'
12-24-2011, 11:16 AM
I heard they had to send in the UC Davis campus police to control the crowd.

mdZag23
12-24-2011, 03:50 PM
couldn't resist

Zag@LMU
12-24-2011, 10:45 PM
There was a big demand for them at Northtown also...not quite riot squad material but still. If you can think of the general demographics that would be interested in Jordan's this shouldnt be a surprise.

krozman
12-25-2011, 10:07 AM
I don't get it. I see Jordan's every time I go to the employee store in beaverton, are these particular Jordan's special?

kitzbuel
12-25-2011, 01:55 PM
I don't get it. I see Jordan's every time I go to the employee store in beaverton, are these particular Jordan's special?

They are shiny and new.

zagitarious
12-25-2011, 03:25 PM
They're a reissue of a highly sought after 1996 shoe.