Malaysian retailer Switch cancels $50 Apple iPhone 5s sale after getting mobbed

Switch, an authorized Apple retailer in Malaysia, was about to hold a massive clearance event on older iPhone and iPad models. With the price of the Apple iPhone 5s cut to $50, and iPads starting at $79, consumers throughout the country were attracted to the deals. In fact, a huge crowd of over 11,000 formed a line outside the store on the evening before the sale was scheduled to take place. The huge throng appeared even though midnight queues were not allowed at this particular Switch location.

Switch employees handed out claim tickets to those at the front of the line, but as the doors …


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