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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:15 PM

Shoves, brawls and shouts: Welcome to Costco's Opening Day in China

The United States and China may be involved in a trade war, but the Chinese shoppers at an American wholesaler were at war with one another this week, in a pitched battle complete with pushing, brawling and meat cleavers.

The opening of the first Costco store in China, in the commercial capital of Shanghai, was a scene of chaos. Shoppers lined up for hours to get into the store upon opening, ducking under the roller door as it inched up from the ground.

They fought over Birkin bags and Moutai liquor. They wrestled for detergent and grabbed at a piece of pork with their bare hands, even as the butcher was trying to cut it. There was a three-hour wait for a space in the parking lot, and sometimes longer in checkout lines.

By the afternoon, the store was in such chaos that it had to close early. “Please don’t come,” Costco said in an alert sent to members, who paid $28 to join for a year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/shoves-brawls-and-shouts-welcome-to-costcos-opening-day-in-china/2019/08/29/fda3a208-c9a4-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html

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tblue37 Aug 2019 #2
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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:17 PM

1. Shoves? That will get you shot in Corona.

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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:38 PM

2. No matter where they occur, shopping stampedes and brawls are absurd & disgusting. nt

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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 03:16 PM

3. So... pretty much like a Saturday at my Costco.

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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:56 PM

4. The worst Disneyland ever

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