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Fifty thousand per cent (50,000%) increase in sales of batons and similar on Amazon.

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Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 20:35:39

Scary stuff....

GypsyMoth Tue 09-Aug-11 20:36:43

they will take days to arrive though confused

Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 20:38:06

I know... so I assume it means people aren't exactly expecting this over any time soon?

bran Tue 09-Aug-11 20:45:49

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GypsyMoth Tue 09-Aug-11 20:47:24

amazon should withdraw them.....posties should 'hide' them!!

Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 20:51:01

If you click on the link in OP it just reports the increase, it doesnt report absolute figure though Im afraid.

However, if you scroll through the sites newfeed at only 18.06 (today) the increase was 6000%

Less than two hours later this had lept up from 6000% to the whopping 50000% which I think anyone can agree on is an alarming rate

bran Tue 09-Aug-11 21:00:45

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Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 21:23:55

Look at amazon rankings.

TrillianAstra Tue 09-Aug-11 21:33:17

What bran said.

Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 21:36:50

Hmm Im sorry but if you look at amazon rankings too they are very high in space of 24 hours which confirms a massive rise in sales.

LawrieMarlow Tue 09-Aug-11 21:40:05

I would want to see the absolute numbers.

Have to admit to not knowing how amazon rankings work - does this show something for absolute numbers?

JemimaMuddledUp Tue 09-Aug-11 21:40:24

Maybe they all took a free trial of Amazon prime to get express delivery?

Cocoflower Tue 09-Aug-11 21:49:24

Im sure that all it must be.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 10-Aug-11 07:41:22

If you're worried that this means vigilanteism is starting up, you're right to be. Just listening to R4 and slightly horrified that someone thought it was a good idea to set up an 'Enfield Defence League'... Ironically, police manpower had to be diverted to that area, not to suppress rioters but to make sure the vigliantes didn't kick off.

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