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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

(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.

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"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.)

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