Buyers are ruthless when Black Friday rolls around, and this year has been no different.
Last Friday, the Seattle Premium Outlets Nike store in Tulalip, Wash., Suffered the wrath of determined sneaker addicts hungry for bargains.
After the doors opened on Black Friday, it was only a matter of time before the perfectly organized store turned into a chaotic mess of mismatched shoes and an obstacle course of stacked boxes.
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Here’s the Nike store ahead of Black Friday, with fully stocked shelves and beautifully hung clothes.
Now hold onto this beautiful picture as you watch these terrifying photos and videos from the store during all the craziness of Black Friday.
Buyers who posted the footage to Instagram likened the grim scene to a “zombie apocalypse,” offering sympathy to employees who are expected to face the mess after the shutdown.
Buzzfeed reported that approximately 20,000 people visited the store between 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 p.m. Friday.
Photos show sneakers removed from their orange boxes and piled on the ground, clothes tossed, and shoppers having to kick boxes just to walk down the aisles.
Customer Larry Downer, who was just hoping to buy his son basketball shoes, shared his experience in the store on Facebook.
He described the scene as “savage”, explaining that he “saved a lady from drowning in a sea of orange boxes” and even sprained his neck shaking his head so frequently.
A Nike representative said Mashable that after despite the large number of buyers during Black Friday, “the store was back in order on Saturday morning”.
This impressive feat must have required a serious helping hand.
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