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2012-11-16 03:24:07 PM  
WELFARE WHALES
 
2012-11-16 03:24:26 PM  

SkerriNinja: God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.


Naah, they'll be fine. There's probably a White Castle or Taco Bell across the parking lot. I bet they won't even have to change their eating habits.
 
2012-11-16 03:24:26 PM  

zvoidx: I've always wondered; when someone camps out to be one of the first in line; on the morning of the sale does the store always honor this? I've seen so many videos of BF where walls of people are rushing the store/how would camping out really matter?


You either get the TV, or your next-of-kin get a nice settlement.
 
2012-11-16 03:24:30 PM  

m3000: Do these people not realize that TV is probably cheaper online then at best buy? Their black Friday sale prices don't even beat Amazons normal prices


I'm camping out in my living room. First in line for the computer!
 
2012-11-16 03:24:36 PM  

halmot: Are CRTs, or even rear-projection TVs still sold? Is it still necessary for news articles to specify TVs as being "flat screen"?




Its just media sensationalism.

Like when their is some gun violence somewhere and they say something like "the perp used a semi-automatic gun..." No shiat. What did you think he would use, a muzzle loading musket?
 
2012-11-16 03:24:54 PM  
Better than black Sunday.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-16 03:25:16 PM  
yeah no id rather stay and have turkey then sleep it off than reenact dead rising to try to score a deal .
 
2012-11-16 03:25:41 PM  

PainInTheASP: SkerriNinja: God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.

Naah, they'll be fine. There's probably a White Castle or Taco Bell across the parking lot. I bet they won't even have to change their eating habits.


Probably won't even have to change their diapers, either.
 
2012-11-16 03:27:40 PM  
It'd be a shame if someone followed up on what, if any, government benefits these folks or their families are collecting such that they've got an entire goddamn week to sit outside a store.
 
2012-11-16 03:27:56 PM  
The comments section blaming 'Obama' and 'welfare' certainly speaks volumes of the magnitude of American stupidity on display.

Rhiannon Buckingham = Fleetwood Mac and Cheese
 
2012-11-16 03:28:04 PM  
You could always try to define yourself by something other than the shiat you own.

But that wouldn't be AMERIKUH.
 
2012-11-16 03:28:05 PM  

sigdiamond2000: PainInTheASP: SkerriNinja: God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.

Naah, they'll be fine. There's probably a White Castle or Taco Bell across the parking lot. I bet they won't even have to change their eating habits.

Probably won't even have to change their diapers, either.


Now that's just plain nasty!

borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-16 03:28:14 PM  

halmot: Are CRTs, or even rear-projection TVs still sold? Is it still necessary for news articles to specify TVs as being "flat screen"?


I have a Samsung DLP (rear projection). The picture is fantastic. And I have been able to perform maintenance on it myself several times. (Replace lamp & color wheel.) Paid
 
2012-11-16 03:28:55 PM  

Hyppy: I was going to post some snark about all this, but actually took the time to read the article.

FTA:"Last year, I came on Tuesday and I was 17th in line," she said. "They only had 15 TVs."

I think I can understand where she's coming from on this one. I wouldn't be waiting in line for 3 days for a few hundred bucks off a TV, but it would really suck to go through that and NOT get your cheap TV.


That's what Cyber Monday is for. Fark waiting in lines.
 
2012-11-16 03:28:57 PM  
paint the devil on the wall
 
2012-11-16 03:29:11 PM  
Go away Black Friday Shoppers, you are drunk.
 
2012-11-16 03:29:16 PM  

m3000: Do these people not realize that TV is probably cheaper online then at best buy? Their black Friday sale prices don't even beat Amazons normal prices


two words: freight shipping
 
2012-11-16 03:29:18 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: Best Buy's only purpose is to let me check something out in person before I buy it over the internet.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 03:29:18 PM  

halmot: * And even then, only if it featured the reanimated corpses of John and George.


I think that is going to be next week on The Walking Dead.
 
2012-11-16 03:29:22 PM  

mcwehrle: CapeFearCadaver: WTF is wrong with these people? You are the reason why I barricade myself in my house for the entire weekend!

/live right behind a mall

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BEARSREPEATING.jpg

Black Friday is the day I sleep in, spend the day in my jammies putting up the Christmas tree, eating turkey/dressing/cranberry/gravy sandwiches and drinking wine.

There's nothing that can get me near a store that entire weekend.


You sound fat. Maybe camping out for a week in front of Wal-Mart eating nothing but urban squab roasted over a Zippo lighter would do you some good.
 
2012-11-16 03:29:37 PM  
Should have used the HERO tag
 
2012-11-16 03:29:45 PM  
FTA: However, on Thursday, management at the El Cajon Best Buy store told 10News mall security demanded the women leave the property and come back on Thanksgiving.

TV Mall Cops!?!?
 
2012-11-16 03:30:21 PM  

Matthew Keene: sigdiamond2000: PainInTheASP: SkerriNinja: God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.

Naah, they'll be fine. There's probably a White Castle or Taco Bell across the parking lot. I bet they won't even have to change their eating habits.

Probably won't even have to change their diapers, either.

Now that's just plain nasty!

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 640x684]



DAFUQ?

I have to know something about that story...is that really just some random dude walking around in a diaper?
 
2012-11-16 03:30:52 PM  

old_toole: halmot: * And even then, only if it featured the reanimated corpses of John and George.

I think that is going to be next week on The Walking Dead.


Dammit. No cable. Have to wait until it shows up on Netflix.
 
2012-11-16 03:31:31 PM  

WhippingBoy: mcwehrle: CapeFearCadaver: WTF is wrong with these people? You are the reason why I barricade myself in my house for the entire weekend!

/live right behind a mall

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BEARSREPEATING.jpg

Black Friday is the day I sleep in, spend the day in my jammies putting up the Christmas tree, eating turkey/dressing/cranberry/gravy sandwiches and drinking wine.

There's nothing that can get me near a store that entire weekend.

You sound fat. Maybe camping out for a week in front of Wal-Mart eating nothing but urban squab roasted over a Zippo lighter would do you some good.



Awww, you sound special too tater!
 
2012-11-16 03:31:31 PM  

Whatthefark: They should be lining up outside Sports Authority to get a great deal on a treadmill.

/go ahead, picture them sweating in spandex


Sports Authority?!? I heard you prefer Dicks!


/I keed.
 
2012-11-16 03:31:35 PM  
Occupy Best Buy!
consume consume consume consume consume consume consume consume rinse & repeat

The best comment I've heard this year about Thanksgiving is that it's, for many or some, the one day out of a year we actually give thanks for what we already have. Then, the very next day it's an all-out brawl for shelved goods. Is there something wrong here?
My girlfriend and I will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day. Her brother is dropping in, the one who wasn't invited to a large/ expensive family member wedding because he's gay. We plan on making this a quiet and fun occasion with excellent food and storytelling. I honestly wish everyone here time better spent.
 
2012-11-16 03:31:38 PM  
When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
 
2012-11-16 03:32:07 PM  
i34.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-16 03:32:10 PM  

zvoidx: I've always wondered; when someone camps out to be one of the first in line; on the morning of the sale does the store always honor this? I've seen so many videos of BF where walls of people are rushing the store/how would camping out really matter?


Some time before opening, Best Buy sends an employee to walk down the line and offers each person up to 2 tickets for doorbuster items of their choice. To clarify, a ticket is for a specific doorbuster item (e.g. maybe you are there for the TV that's half price, another guy wants a ticket for the cheap laptop, you would receive different tickets).

The doorbuster items are not on shelves but instead must be claimed at a special booth by showing your ticket. Mobbing the front door at opening time won't do you any good because you don't have any tickets for the good prices.

Despite what you're reading here in this thread, most stores do genuinely have 1 or 2 deals that are truly exceptional, and I would totally consider such deals if there was 0 hassle involved. But it's not 0 hassle, it's more like near-infinite hassle, so I do not shop on Black Friday. Though if you wait until the middle of the afternoon, it's just like any other day of the Christmas shopping season - crowded but bearable with no significant deals to be had.
 
2012-11-16 03:33:10 PM  

mcwehrle: eating turkey/dressing/cranberry/gravy sandwiches


Mmmmm, I do the turkey/stuffing/mashedpotato sammiches. This year I'm getting a newcastle keg, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of that left over as well....
 
2012-11-16 03:33:31 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: People still shop at brick-and-mortar stores for Christmas? AAAAAHAHAHAHAHA


Ha no kidding. Poorschlubs that get out and socially interact with other people. Simpletons
 
2012-11-16 03:34:36 PM  
Shopping as sport.
 
2012-11-16 03:34:54 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: mcwehrle: eating turkey/dressing/cranberry/gravy sandwiches

Mmmmm, I do the turkey/stuffing/mashedpotato sammiches. This year I'm getting a newcastle keg, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of that left over as well....


OM NOM NOM!

:)
 
2012-11-16 03:36:41 PM  

antidumbass: Occupy Best Buy!
consume consume consume consume consume consume consume consume rinse & repeat

The best comment I've heard this year about Thanksgiving is that it's, for many or some, the one day out of a year we actually give thanks for what we already have. Then, the very next day it's an all-out brawl for shelved goods. Is there something wrong here?

My girlfriend and I will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day. Her brother is dropping in, the one who wasn't invited to a large/ expensive family member wedding because he's gay. We plan on making this a quiet and fun occasion with excellent food and storytelling.


You guys finally going to put your back issues of Adbusters into binders and then not watch TV?
 
2012-11-16 03:36:53 PM  

Sybarite: BunkoSquad: Couldn't we just wall them off permanently instead?


The Flatscreen of Amontillado?


Woo, not often I see a Poe reference here. Well done.
 
2012-11-16 03:37:51 PM  

antidumbass: The best comment I've heard this year about Thanksgiving is that it's, for many or some, the one day out of a year we actually give thanks for what we already have. Then, the very next day it's an all-out brawl for shelved goods. Is there something wrong here?


I don't see the problem. "Give thanks for what we already have" usually means excessive over-consumption of food & alcohol for most people. Extending it a day to over-consume shelved goods seems to entirely fit the spirit of the holiday.

/oh, but that's "different"
 
2012-11-16 03:40:17 PM  

m3000: Do these people not realize that TV is probably cheaper online then at best buy? Their black Friday sale prices don't even beat Amazons normal prices


This. Last Christmas I grabbed a 55" Samsung 8000 series LED backlit LCD from Amazon for $1850 plus tax. Best Buy didn't have it for anywhere close to that price.
 
2012-11-16 03:42:08 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mr. Coffee Nerves: This is an even better method than traveling cross-country by bus to let everyone know you don't have anywhere important to be for a long, long time.

Seriously... how much can your time be worth if you're willing to spend a week of it to get a discount on a frikkin cheap tv?

/of course, from that picture...


What else do they have to do, eat? Oh, wait...nevermind.
 
2012-11-16 03:42:35 PM  
I just cannot imagine ever waiting in line for days to buy a product that wasn't life sustaining.

And screw going to the mall / stores near the holidays. Internet shopping FTW.

At this point in our family buying gifts is kind of dumb. Everyone is older and has $$ so if they really want something they buy it themselves. It basically comes down to exchanging booze and gift cards (which is fine by me). It is more rewarding just getting everyone together for laughs and some food.
 
2012-11-16 03:42:42 PM  
This is what happens when you start advertizing Christmas before Halloween.
 
2012-11-16 03:42:53 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: WTF is wrong with these people? You are the reason why I barricade myself in my house for the entire weekend!

/live right behind a mall


Down by the river?
 
2012-11-16 03:44:37 PM  
"Last year, I came on Tuesday and I was 17th in line," she said. "They only had 15 TVs."


And yet your fat-ass came back.
 
2012-11-16 03:44:37 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: CapeFearCadaver: WTF is wrong with these people? You are the reason why I barricade myself in my house for the entire weekend!

/live right behind a mall

Down by the river?


Actually... down by a large creek, that floods the mall on occasion.
 
2012-11-16 03:45:35 PM  
Yet more proof that welfare benefits are wayyyyy to generous. I'm an Obama millionaire, and I can't afford to sit on my arse for a week, get that fat, or purchase a flat screen TV.
 
2012-11-16 03:46:10 PM  

antidumbass: Occupy Best Buy!
consume consume consume consume consume consume consume consume rinse & repeat

The best comment I've heard this year about Thanksgiving is that it's, for many or some, the one day out of a year we actually give thanks for what we already have. Then, the very next day it's an all-out brawl for shelved goods. Is there something wrong here?
My girlfriend and I will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day. Her brother is dropping in, the one who wasn't invited to a large/ expensive family member wedding because he's gay. We plan on making this a quiet and fun occasion with excellent food and storytelling. I honestly wish everyone here time better spent.


Our Thanksgiving agenda: hiking, stuffing face with friends, board games. Very different from our normal turkey day: usually there's enough accumulation for snowshoeing.
 
2012-11-16 03:46:58 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

But seriously, I see no reason to go out with a food coma and interact with the worst behaviors of humanity. I'm going to stay home and sleep it off, boycotts and such are irrelevant.
 
2012-11-16 03:47:38 PM  

SkerriNinja: God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.


or that other thing people do, usually it follows a meal.
 
2012-11-16 03:47:59 PM  

Myria: sigdiamond2000: If you ever find yourself camping out overnight to buy something that isn't absolutely necessary for your survival, just kill yourself. You obviously have nothing to live for anyway.

I camped out for the US PS2 launch, but only overnight. It was known that it was not going to be available for at least a week after that initial sale due to not enough being made. Also, I had reasons for getting a day one PS2 beyond merely playing games.

But waiting a week just to get a slightly lower price? Ridiculous.


I camped out for the Xbox 360 launch. Then I sold it the next day for $700 and used the money to basically get a free one a few weeks later.
 
2012-11-16 03:49:52 PM  

Mad_Radhu: m3000: Do these people not realize that TV is probably cheaper online then at best buy? Their black Friday sale prices don't even beat Amazons normal prices

This. Last Christmas I grabbed a 55" Samsung 8000 series LED backlit LCD from Amazon for $1850 plus tax. Best Buy didn't have it for anywhere close to that price.

F----k that's and excellentprice.

That cost me $2200 (but I got the blue ray, 4 g;lasses and some movies) in Oct 2011

Awesome TV!
 
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