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People Beat Each Other Up Over Towels At Walmart On Black Friday

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. signage is displayed outside of a location ahead of Black Friday in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Doug McMillon, head of its international business, will replace Mike Duke as chief executive officer when he retires as the world's largest retailer struggles to ignite growth at home and abroad. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Bloomberg via Getty Images

Black Friday was ridiculous this year, including at Walmart.

Walmart advertised low prices on TVs, laptops and kitchenware, but the store's best-selling item was ... towels.

According to a statement Walmart released Friday, the company sold 2.8 million towels, 2 million TVs, 1.4 million tablets, and 1.9 million dolls.

Not only were people buying towels at Walmart, the Wall Street Journal's Tom Gara found that customers were turning violent to buy inexpensive ones. He gathered the following tweets about a specific incident in West Memphis, Ark.:

Local Arkansas news sites reported that Walmart customers were, indeed, fighting each other over towels. "I saw one woman fighting over towels. Everybody just started going toward them," Walmart customer Droniqua Fisher told WMC-TV.

Even though there were fights and worker protests, Walmart had a successful day monetarily. The store reported that it processed more than 10 million register transactions in United States stores on Black Friday.

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