Walmart Sets Records at Black Friday Events

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Walmart Black Friday 2012

After attracting 22 million shoppers on Thanksgiving day, Walmart drew record crowds to some of its Black Friday special events.

Walmart Black Friday 2012It held special events at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. And it offered its first one-hour guarantee (that items would not be out of stock) on key electronics items.

It processed nearly 10 million register transactions in the period from 8  p.m. through midnight, a rate of almost 5,000 items per second.

At 10 p.m event, the focus was on electronics  including big-screen TVs, tablets, laptops and digital cameras.

During the 8 p.m. event, consumers stocked up on gaming consoles, video games, DVDs, Furbys, fashion dolls, board games and Crock-Pots, Walmart said.

From the time events began at 8 p.m., Walmart sold more than 1.3 million televisions.

Here’s a time- lapsed video of Walmart’s customer traffic.

Source: Walmart

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