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(10 News)   Shoppers lined up more than a week early for Black Friday told to leave   (10news.com) divider line 44
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2012-11-16 12:52:22 PM  
7 votes:

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



The Flatscreen of Amontillado?
2012-11-16 03:21:14 PM  
4 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: i like how all the comments are like "get a jerb"

like it is easy. it's hard enough especially if u have a criminal record


If some of these people were as dedicated/committed to getting a job as they were to being first in line at walmart, they'd be employee of the month.
2012-11-16 03:19:59 PM  
4 votes:
If you need to line up for a week in order to get the best deal on something so you can afford it, you shouldn't be buying it.
2012-11-16 03:12:33 PM  
4 votes:
Best Buy's only purpose is to let me check something out in person before I buy it over the internet.
2012-11-16 03:09:58 PM  
4 votes:
If they had spent that time working, they could afford to get a good television instead of the cheapest piece of crap money can buy.
2012-11-16 12:40:36 PM  
4 votes:
Rhiannon Buckingham


Is that Stevie Nicks' and Lindsey Buckingham's secret love child?
2012-11-16 03:31:35 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:24:07 PM  
3 votes:
WELFARE WHALES
2012-11-16 01:04:14 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2012-11-16 03:27:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:21:44 PM  
2 votes:
I can conceive of nothing short of Beatles reunion* tickets for which I would camp out, or even wait in line for more than 30 minutes.

* And even then, only if it featured the reanimated corpses of John and George.
2012-11-16 03:19:18 PM  
2 votes:
Good. This whole black friday thing has gone beyond the outer limits of stupidity.
2012-11-16 03:19:02 PM  
2 votes:

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


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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.
2012-11-16 03:15:57 PM  
2 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: i like how all the comments are like "get a jerb"

like it is easy. it's hard enough especially if u have a criminal record


If they are receiving any type of government benefits, they should be revoked for that week. It might not be easy to find a job, but they aren't even trying.
2012-11-16 03:13:31 PM  
2 votes:
Shoppers lined up more than a week early for Black Friday told to leave re-assess their priorities in life.

FTFThem
2012-11-16 03:09:46 PM  
2 votes:
OPPORTUNITY

COST
2012-11-16 03:09:25 PM  
2 votes:
if you have the time to line up a week early to buy shiat where do you get the money?
2012-11-16 02:05:01 PM  
2 votes:
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
2012-11-16 12:30:17 PM  
2 votes:

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...
2012-11-16 03:42:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:33:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:32:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:31:38 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:29:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:28:55 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:28:04 PM  
1 votes:
You could always try to define yourself by something other than the shiat you own.

But that wouldn't be AMERIKUH.
2012-11-16 03:25:16 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:24:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:24:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:22:08 PM  
1 votes:
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?
2012-11-16 03:19:21 PM  
1 votes:
"Last year, I came on Tuesday and I was 17th in line," she said. "They only had 15 TVs."

Followup tag is on standby when this happens to her again this year and she complains to the media.
2012-11-16 03:18:17 PM  
1 votes:
So - how much are you ACTUALLY going to save, not spend mind you, but SAVE off the regular price

Regular price TV let's say $750 and they are offering 33% off - so it is $500 and you save $250. So you plan to wait in line for 168 hours to save $250, that is a great use of your time. Not to mention the expense of being there, driving back and forth to the house as you switch out with friends etc. Probably costs out weigh the "savings"

Not sure about everyone else but we have like 5 TV's hooked up to cable, some flat some older, and like 3 or 4 not being used, not wanting to wait in line for stuff

Get back to me if Makers Mark is having some type of Black Friday deal, then we can talk
2012-11-16 03:16:53 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-16 03:16:39 PM  
1 votes:
God knows they won't need to eat for the next week.
2012-11-16 03:16:30 PM  
1 votes:
remember short small bursts...don't go full auto or you'll waste ammo
2012-11-16 03:16:13 PM  
1 votes:

super_grass: OPPORTUNITY

COST


People like this think "opportunity cost" is what you pay to get those great videos of how to turn your debt into wealth by working at home and powering your car using nothing but water.

Sybarite:
The Flatscreen of Amontillado?


No, don't build in a flatscreen. That would be rewarding their behavior. Just wall them in with regular bricks. Airholes optional.
2012-11-16 03:14:52 PM  
1 votes:

super_grass: OPPORTUNITY

COST


You're making the assumption that these people have other opportunities.
2012-11-16 03:14:10 PM  
1 votes:
Oh Jesus Christ, El Cajon...

My town never gets on the news for good things...it's always, "cop shot in neck by child-murderer," or, "Iraqi-American organized crime ring with Detroit ties busted," or, "prostitution sting nets dozens."

/FML...i bought a condo here back in 2002
2012-11-16 03:13:19 PM  
1 votes:
Lucky they're in California. In any other area of the U.S., they'd freeze to death before getting the crap they're camped out for.

/Shame they're not in Minnesota, or some other cold place.
2012-11-16 03:08:58 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty:

Maybe I just want to trample some old ladies.

Christmas isn't all about the gifts.


That is so beautiful.

/runs off to trample
2012-11-16 02:42:41 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: Maybe I just want to trample some old ladies.

Christmas isn't all about the gifts.


Ginger Ale through nose onto keyboard. Thanks.
2012-11-16 02:02:55 PM  
1 votes:
Don't these people have jobs?
2012-11-16 12:29:10 PM  
1 votes:

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


Right, but local news stations won't put you on the tee vee if you contact them to say you're going to buy a television online.
2012-11-16 12:11:04 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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