X

America Went Nuts Over Walmart's $1.74 Towels

Hey, some washcloths only cost 29 cents each on Black Friday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2013 5:20 AM CST
Updated Dec 3, 2013 6:00 AM CST
Walmart's Biggest Black Friday Seller: Towels
In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo is a display of televisions in a Walmart store ready for Black Friday sales at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

(Newser) – Walmart sold 2 million televisions on Black Friday ... and 2.8 million towels. Yes, towels were the hot seller, with a million more sold this year than last year. That's probably because one of Walmart's specials was a bath towel or a six-pack of washcloths for $1.74, or 29 cents per washcloth, NBC News reports. But even towels inspired scuffles, which is "pretty outrageous," according to one Cornell prof.

story continues below

"It's something that you imagine most people have. It's not the equivalent of a Cabbage Patch Doll. They're not fighting over a PS4. They're fighting over towels." NBC points to a video, sadly since removed, showing a man leaving the towel—not tablet—section while holding his stomach and being helped along by another man. (Tablets? Just 1.4 million of those were sold.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X