Well, this is cool. From Reddit comes this video of a game show contestant who won a chance to get as much stuff as he could in 156 seconds from what appears to be a German Saturn store. He's incredibly efficient while grabbing the items—you have to think he had it all planned out—and if I were in his situation I'd probably just freeze up and come away with an iPad and a copy of "21 Jump Street."
But whatever, let's play armchair quarterback. Here's my take on how he could maximize his earnings:
Getting the two TVs was a bad call. They were huge, unwieldy, and it took him 30 seconds to push them into his basket. You've got to go small and expensive at first. Grab every single iPhone and iPad and resell them at $300-$500 a pop to Apple fanboys. Once you've emptied out that stock, grab $100 Monster cables and as many cameras as you can (including, and especially, the expensive lenses). Cables and really nice camera lenses are a scam, unless you need them for your job or something, but you can put them on eBay for a ton of money. Then, if you have time, start going big—MacBook Pros with Retina display, other higher-end laptops. You can make tens of thousands of dollars in 156 seconds if you play it right.
Of course, there were probably limitations on what he could get, making all that speculation completely pointless. But dammit, if we can't pointlessly argue about foreign game show videos on the Internet, WHAT GOOD IS IT?