Day one of Switch’s Warehouse Clearance sale at MyTown Shopping Centre in Cheras ended abruptly earlier today, 2 March following an overwhelming turnout that led to safety and security concerns
The crowd grew too big for Switch and MyTown to handle as the former was forced to close less than two hours after opening its doors to the public.
According to Switch's Facebook post, the move was made together with MyTown Management to ensure the safety of the crowd.
The clearance sale, which was scheduled to happen from 2 - 4 March 2018, was announced on Switch's Facebook page on Monday, 26 February.
The announcement drew so much attention that some customers started lining up as early as 11pm yesterday
Police were even called in to help manage the massive crowd lining up outside the mall
According to Switch's Facebook update at 8.35am, their staff's safety were compromised when they started distributing queue numbers. As a result, police and the mall's management had to step in for crowd control.
That's A LOT of people!
Lowyat.net reported that the huge crowd blocked off the entire floor where the Switch outlet is located at. The queue even extended to the outer section of the mall.
Only 170+ units of Apple products were offered for this three-day clearance sale. Utusan Malaysia estimated the crowd size to be around 3,000 people.
As supply couldn't meet the overwhelming demand, many left empty-handed despite lining up since last night
Meanwhile, angry Malaysians took it to Facebook and Twitter to criticise Switch for its poor management in dealing with the queue
Some customers felt Switch had misled people into thinking it was a huge sale due to its name
Last but not least, we found a person who was willing to give up his queue spot for money, while others were looking for personal shoppers at Switch's Facebook event page
Were you there in line for Switch's Warehouse Clearance sale earlier today? Let us know your experience in the comments below!