The Switch warehouse sale has closed after crowds threatened to overwhelm the location. The sale was scheduled to begin at 10.30am today, but staff at the MyTown branch of the Apple reseller were forced to close up citing “security concerns”.
Switch Malaysia announced on its official Facebook page that it – along with the MyTown management – had no choice but to shutter its operations after all of its products listed in its clearance sale had sold out.
Limited quantities of Apple products were set to be on sale today, with prices ranging from as low as RM200 for an iPhone 5s, all the way to a 2012 MacBook Pro Retina going for RM2,800.
Despite the limited number of items, Switch soon found thousands of customers waiting at its doorstep. In fact, the crowd was so big that the entire floor where the Switch outlet was situated was completely blocked. On top of that, the line even extended to the outdoor section of the mall.
However, from the announcement, it would seem that quite a few early birds managed to get some shopping in before the the closure.
At one point, Switch even stopped distributing queue numbers and had to call in the police for assistance to deal with the queue, and also because some of its staff were ‘compromised’ by some unruly customers.
(Source: Switch Malaysia [Facebook link])