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(News One)   Will there be a fight at ToysRUs? Will BestBuy run out of $23 USB cables? What will the restroom line be like on Thanksgiving? What store do the hot chicks camp out at? Its the official Black Friday thread. Action kicks off at Walmart Thursday 6PM ET   (newsone.com) divider line 335
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2013-11-27 09:18:00 AM
restroom ine? interventionist nuclear explosion?
 
2013-11-27 09:32:21 AM
It's Wednesday.
 
2013-11-27 09:33:29 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-27 09:45:15 AM
Fark that noise.

As always, I'm all about the online Friday/Monday deals. I've already staked out the ones who ship to Canada for cheap.
 
2013-11-27 09:47:06 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Fark that noise.

As always, I'm all about the online Friday/Monday deals. I've already staked out the ones who ship to Canada for cheap.


Yep, already got my Amazon wishlist built up, waiting to see what deals there are on Friday before I hit order.

My standing rule is I do NOT go out on Black Friday unless it's something I can get at a gas station or liquor store. Neither of which have stampeding crowds.
 
2013-11-27 09:47:44 AM
I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.
 
2013-11-27 10:08:50 AM

BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.


Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.
 
2013-11-27 10:15:25 AM
scottydoesntknow:

My standing rule is I do NOT go out on Black Friday unless it's something I can get at a gas station or liquor store. Neither of which have stampeding crowds.

I've already got my Holiday Liquor stocked, and on Friday I'm hosting a "Thanksgiving Hang-Over" party and tree trimming with the family. Most of us can't stand crowds, and we're all broke anyway.

/except my Dad, who is being dragged shopping by his wife
 
2013-11-27 10:20:15 AM
If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.
 
2013-11-27 10:20:42 AM
On Friday, I'll be tearing up the desert landscape and polluting the air either in the Jeep or sandrail.....fark that shopping bullshiat!
 
2013-11-27 10:21:00 AM
Last year I bought tires, alignment, and an oil change on Black Friday.  Got windshield wipers tossed in too.

No such need this year, so no go except maybe to the grocery store.
 
2013-11-27 10:21:01 AM
Good luck to you crazies out there. You won't find me anywhere near that insanity.

And I protest the stupidity of opening stores on Thanksgiving night. Greedy bastards.
 
2013-11-27 10:21:34 AM
Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.
 
2013-11-27 10:21:51 AM
How many people will be trampled to death by assholes trying to save five dollars off some plastic piece of shiat toy their kids will tire of 10 minutes later?
 
2013-11-27 10:23:07 AM
For all those going out to shop on Thanksgiving, a pox upon your houses. It's an ABOMINATION, I say!

ABOMINATION!
 
2013-11-27 10:23:14 AM

Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.


I believe KMart opens the doors tomorrow at 6 AM and is staying open for 41 hours....
 
2013-11-27 10:24:13 AM

what_now: Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.


Yeah, I know. But if someone's desperate to gun down a bunch of people and has to choose between kindergartners and a line of people participating in this fiasco, well, I don't advocate it. Exactly. But you know what to do.
 
2013-11-27 10:24:44 AM
Hot chicks don't camp out, they get some chump to do it for them.
 
2013-11-27 10:24:46 AM

Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.


The guy that has to leave his family's thanksgiving celebration to get to Big Lots by midnight to make sure it's stocked up for the people who will rush in at 7am.

That's sadder.
 
2013-11-27 10:24:49 AM

Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.


This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.
 
2013-11-27 10:25:01 AM
FYI:

I don't know how it is in your areas but by 1pm on Friday the stores are all empty

It actually makes for a nice quiet shopping experience

I hit target bestbuy and lowes last year all after 1 pm and there was hardly anyone in the store
 
2013-11-27 10:25:34 AM
I think it's bizarre and kind of macabre that retailers continue to trumpet their "Doorbuster Deals" after shoppers in recent years have literally been trampled to death by mobs busting down the doors.  Do they really want to encourage that sort of thing?

As usual, I'm staying the hell away from the stores this weekend.  However, some of the online deals look very appealing.
 
2013-11-27 10:26:16 AM
Sheepish dumb monkey behavior. They could get some startling interviews out of these freaks.
 
2013-11-27 10:26:52 AM

jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.


Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.
 
2013-11-27 10:27:04 AM
Some people consider that opening a store on Thanksgiving is crass and annoying to the people who work at said stores, and only stretches out the period people buy stuff without increasing overall sales, but it's well-known that Canadian stores sell twice as much Christmas stuff because their Thanksgiving is in October.

That being the case, the solution is clear: We must move Thanksgiving to December 26th, giving retailers a full year to sell their holiday wares.

Conversely, it may be that American stores are run by morons.
 
2013-11-27 10:28:27 AM
Just form a melon line and start flinging merchandise out the front door.
 
2013-11-27 10:30:34 AM
Isn't it early for a Black Friday thread?
 
2013-11-27 10:31:50 AM
Too lazy to update for this year...

oi43.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-27 10:32:36 AM
I used to love working at the bookstore on Black Friday. It was incredibly busy, but it's not like people were trampling one another to get at literature.

/Maybe Harry Potter books.
//Probably says something about society
 
2013-11-27 10:32:53 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't it early for a Black Friday thread?


Considering that tomorrow is the latest that Thanksgiving can possibly be, it's possible that this thread isn't early enough.
 
2013-11-27 10:33:25 AM

what_now: jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.


You obviously don't live with the bloated, spoiled, octogenarian cow I live with occasionally. She had two of her daughters out (one on foot) looking for a mince pie without meat because she PREFERS mincemeat pie over pumpkin. This is after one daughter bought her a pumpkin pie.

I told her to stop complaining and fark off. She insisted since complaining was a bad habit she wasn't complaining. I used my superior debating skills and told her to fark off again.

It's going to be beer, smoked turkey (which she doesn't prefer but since I'm cooking the damn bird it's going to be smoked and it's going to be delicious) and football for me. I'll let the three of them get drunk and scream at each other.

I think I should up my meds to catatonic level. You know, instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable situation graciously.
 
2013-11-27 10:36:17 AM
Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night, and there were already people lined up outside to be first in the door for whatever sale is planned.

My 8 year old son, unfamiliar with the whole black Friday/Thursday phenomenon, said to the first guy, "You know the store is OPEN right?  You can just GO IN. You don't need to wait in line."

He then told the guy at the security desk inside the door that there were a bunch of stupid people outside waiting to get in a store that is ALREADY OPEN !!!

I considered explaining the whole thing to him, but the entertainment was way too good to mess up.
 
2013-11-27 10:36:41 AM
FARK stores that are open on Thanksgiving.  You won't be getting one CENT of my money.  Don't do black Friday.

Exercise a modicum of self-control and wait until January.  Deals are even better then.
 
2013-11-27 10:37:33 AM
"Black" Friday...

i171.photobucket.com

/this ain't Amistad
 
2013-11-27 10:37:38 AM

what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.


Gotta parade dead kids around, gotta meet that quota.
 
2013-11-27 10:37:41 AM

Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.


If the right photojournalist gets there at about 6:48, that's a Pulitzer waiting to happen.
 
2013-11-27 10:37:43 AM
I just want a PS4.  Preferably from Amazon.
 
2013-11-27 10:38:17 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: what_now: jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.

You obviously don't live with the bloated, spoiled, octogenarian cow I live with occasionally. She had two of her daughters out (one on foot) looking for a mince pie without meat because she PREFERS mincemeat pie over pumpkin. This is after one daughter bought her a pumpkin pie.

I told her to stop complaining and fark off. She insisted since complaining was a bad habit she wasn't complaining. I used my superior debating skills and told her to fark off again.

It's going to be beer, smoked turkey (which she doesn't prefer but since I'm cooking the damn bird it's going to be smoked and it's going to be delicious) and football for me. I'll let the three of them get drunk and scream at each other.

I think I should up my meds to catatonic level. You know, instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable situation graciously.


That is farking tragic
 
2013-11-27 10:38:19 AM
A lot of people are up in arms about stores opening on Thanksgiving night and how it denies workers time with their families and how shoppers will prioritize bargain shopping over holiday goodness.

I say we should turn this into an opportunity. Stores like Wal Mart and Target should stay open all day on Thanksgiving, but they should serve delicious turkey meals for all their customers. Think about it. Instead of being holes up in our homes eating alone with our family, we can be out in Wal Mart, the center of our economic and social lives, enjoying a meal together as a community. It's what the Pilgrims would have wanted.
 
2013-11-27 10:40:20 AM
I don't shop on Black Friday because I'm white.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:06 AM

Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.


Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:21 AM

what_now: jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.


AMEN, sister.  Fark you dipsh*ts who pee your pants just because something isn't instantly available or more likely, that you lack the simple brain capacity it requires to plan ONE day ahead.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:56 AM

JerseyTim: A lot of people are up in arms about stores opening on Thanksgiving night and how it denies workers time with their families and how shoppers will prioritize bargain shopping over holiday goodness.

I say we should turn this into an opportunity. Stores like Wal Mart and Target should stay open all day on Thanksgiving, but they should serve delicious turkey meals for all their customers. Think about it. Instead of being holes up in our homes eating alone with our family, we can be out in Wal Mart, the center of our economic and social lives, enjoying a meal together as a community. It's what the Pilgrims would have wanted.


Walmart is supposedly serving hot food of some kind to employees who are working Thanksgiving, but "encouraging" employees to bring dishes to share with each other. Which (while admittedly a first-world problem) is very sad.
 
2013-11-27 10:43:49 AM
This just PROVES that the War on ChristmasTM is real!
 
2013-11-27 10:44:34 AM
Oh! Honorable mention to the woman who pepper sprayed shoppers last year?

Let's see if she created a new tactic to clear crowds for this year
 
2013-11-27 10:44:51 AM

Snarfangel: JerseyTim: A lot of people are up in arms about stores opening on Thanksgiving night and how it denies workers time with their families and how shoppers will prioritize bargain shopping over holiday goodness.

I say we should turn this into an opportunity. Stores like Wal Mart and Target should stay open all day on Thanksgiving, but they should serve delicious turkey meals for all their customers. Think about it. Instead of being holes up in our homes eating alone with our family, we can be out in Wal Mart, the center of our economic and social lives, enjoying a meal together as a community. It's what the Pilgrims would have wanted.

Walmart is supposedly serving hot food of some kind to employees who are working Thanksgiving, but "encouraging" employees to bring dishes to share with each other. Which (while admittedly a first-world problem) is very sad.


No, they're "encouraging" employees to donate money to help other employees be able to afford a thanksgiving dinner.

Because they don't pay them enough to survive on
 
2013-11-27 10:45:29 AM

gilgigamesh: Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Ever smelled a Walmart patron?  They wouldn't even notice.
 
2013-11-27 10:46:00 AM
Eff this noise.  My siblings and I used to do the rush more as humor and getting a chance to hang out together since we're scattered all over the East Coast and don't see each other often.  The last few years have been terrible - we'll get up to go out at 5 or 6AM, but not 3 or 4 or the night before.

I'm going to try to avoid the Big Box B&M stores this year and buy online or in small stores.  Success so far, though I've only bought a few things.
 
2013-11-27 10:47:06 AM
www.premier1supplies.com
 
2013-11-27 10:47:39 AM
The morons waiting to save $5 on an item got their asses soaked in a rain storm here in Florida this morning. Tonights low is supposed to be 38*

F*cking morons.....
 
2013-11-27 10:47:45 AM

smerfnablin: Oh! Honorable mention to the woman who pepper sprayed shoppers last year?

Let's see if she created a new tactic to clear crowds for this year


That's the great think about having a penis. Nothing clears a path like whipping out your junk and beating it like a redheaded stepchild.
 
2013-11-27 10:47:55 AM
This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.
 
2013-11-27 10:48:07 AM

Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.


Just thinking about a store like Big Lots makes me depressed.
 
2013-11-27 10:48:23 AM

danpanic77: [www.premier1supplies.com image 383x287]


Which reminds me, my friend from Scotland has a new girlfriend.
 
2013-11-27 10:49:04 AM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


LIQUOR STORES
 
2013-11-27 10:49:29 AM
The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?
 
2013-11-27 10:50:11 AM

James!: It's Wednesday.


So, you are already camped out for your place in line for a 70 inch big screen television that can double as a dining room table?
 
2013-11-27 10:50:19 AM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


I could make an argument for grocers too. Last-minute ingredient runs and all that.
 
2013-11-27 10:50:54 AM
Several years ago I used to do this. I'd go to Downtown Crossing in Boston- when Filene's was still there and every year they'd compete with the Macy's across the street for the best window designs.

There would be a tree lighting ceremony in the park, people would be happy, there were TONS of deals on stuff...

But for the past few years it's just been...awful. People AREN'T happy, they aren't enjoying themselves, it's a terrible consumer nightmare.
 
2013-11-27 10:51:08 AM
I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".
 
2013-11-27 10:51:32 AM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


So we'd be stuck with a world full of people who think it's OK to use chemical weapons on people because we think they're dumb?  Tempting...tempting...
 
2013-11-27 10:52:16 AM
You know who is open all the time?  Amazon.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:24 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't it early for a Black Friday thread?


Why, it's almost as if greening this early was some sort of commentary on the shopping madness itself.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:27 AM

Millennium: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

I could make an argument for grocers too. Last-minute ingredient runs and all that.


No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:56 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES


Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.
 
2013-11-27 10:53:02 AM

Snarfangel: JerseyTim: A lot of people are up in arms about stores opening on Thanksgiving night and how it denies workers time with their families and how shoppers will prioritize bargain shopping over holiday goodness.

I say we should turn this into an opportunity. Stores like Wal Mart and Target should stay open all day on Thanksgiving, but they should serve delicious turkey meals for all their customers. Think about it. Instead of being holes up in our homes eating alone with our family, we can be out in Wal Mart, the center of our economic and social lives, enjoying a meal together as a community. It's what the Pilgrims would have wanted.

Walmart is supposedly serving hot food of some kind to employees who are working Thanksgiving, but "encouraging" employees to bring dishes to share with each other. Which (while admittedly a first-world problem) is very sad.


the store i work at is having the people at the store deli make chicken strips and other assorted hot case items. the people at the deli are thrilled by this. last time they actually went all out and hired a catering company lot of people got food poisoning .
 
2013-11-27 10:53:10 AM

tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".


If I were rich, I would hire people to hand out free birth control to everyone in line.

Probably at professional wrestling matches, too.
 
2013-11-27 10:53:19 AM

Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?


To be fair, adults usually have to fall over and are able to at least fight a bit.

I can literally step on a standing kid without much issue.
 
2013-11-27 10:53:27 AM

tampaflacouple: The morons waiting to save $5 on an item got their asses soaked in a rain storm here in Florida this morning. Tonights low is supposed to be 38*

F*cking morons.....

38°?

They're all going to freeze to death!

/I wish it was going to be that warm here tomorrow.
//Not that it matters since I'll be inside all day, stuffed with food and alcohol.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:25 AM

what_now


Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.

The guy that has to leave his family's thanksgiving celebration to get to Big Lots by midnight to make sure it's stocked up for the people who will rush in at 7am.

That's sadder.


Counterpoint: that is unfortunate, but the guy stocking the shelves is at least serving a useful purpose. He has a job and is willing to do it, possibly because he might get fired if he didn't. His activity is much less optional than the activity of the shoppers (if that makes any sense).
 
2013-11-27 10:55:47 AM
Monday afternoon there were two people camping out in front of beast buy. On the news that evening those showed people camping out in front of bb with a flat screen tv hooked up to sat.
 
2013-11-27 10:58:21 AM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Pepper spray...mustard gas...spicy ketchup vapor...

Time to have an aerosolized barbecue.

/it's a condiment, basically.
 
2013-11-27 10:59:03 AM

tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.


Hogwash! Alcohol needs to be available on ALL holidays that involve hanging out with the family. Also holidays that involve fireworks, veterans, trees, diaper-clad baby archers, rabbits that lay eggs, and Kwanzaa.
 
2013-11-27 10:59:41 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES


Plumbers. I work at a plumbing shop and the guy who volunteers to work thanksgiving, Xmas and Super Bowl makes a killing.
 
2013-11-27 11:00:07 AM

what_now: The guy that has to leave his family's thanksgiving celebration to get to Big Lots by midnight to make sure it's stocked up for the people who will rush in at 7am.

That's sadder.


I haven't been able to have Thanksgiving with my sister in the past 6 years because of this crap.
 
2013-11-27 11:03:04 AM

I_C_Weener: James!: It's Wednesday.

So, you are already camped out for your place in line for a 70 inch big screen television that can double as a dining room table?


I'm actually 4 champagnes into my work day.  Museum work is the best.
 
2013-11-27 11:03:28 AM

smerfnablin: Oh! Honorable mention to the woman who pepper sprayed shoppers last year?

Let's see if she created a new tactic to clear crowds for this year


I'm going all-in on a guy bringing a spiked-ball-and-chain flail and swinging it around. Bonus points if he buries the ball in the front door tempered glass.

And then like, eight guys come running behind him carrying a giant door ram, and they just obliterate the front doors of the Wal-Mart, and then the roaring hordes charge in behind them. That's what Black Friday could really use.
 
2013-11-27 11:10:04 AM
I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare.  I bet it's 90+% of them.
 
2013-11-27 11:10:48 AM

James!: It's Wednesday.


You know what would be really crazy? If all those stores opened today.
 
2013-11-27 11:10:54 AM
I think that when we finally get the recipe for Soylent Green just right that it passes taste tests we could use store front sales such as this for collection sites
 
2013-11-27 11:11:01 AM
The only way I'll see Black Friday is if someone takes me out of the house at gunpoint to go shopping.  And even then I'd have to think it over.
 
2013-11-27 11:11:40 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare. I bet it's 90+% of them.


And that's the same thing as it being true.
 
2013-11-27 11:14:18 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.

Hogwash! Alcohol needs to be available on ALL holidays that involve hanging out with the family. Also holidays that involve fireworks, veterans, trees, diaper-clad baby archers, rabbits that lay eggs, and Kwanzaa.


If you don't have enough alcohol in your house to dull the pain of family, you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-11-27 11:14:58 AM

Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?


Toys R Us is the Chuck E Cheese of toy stores.
 
2013-11-27 11:15:40 AM
wait, if Hanukkah starts on Friday, can't we somehow argue that this year if you shop on Friday, you're anti-Semitic?
 
2013-11-27 11:16:23 AM
I'll be at Walmart at 6pm tomorrow. I'll buy a single Fram PH3387 oil filter and stand in line for an hour with it clutched tightly to my chest. If anyone asks me I'll scream at them to keep their distance. But most people will leave me alone since I'll be wearing my Class A jacket with all my ribbons, biker shorts, and pink Crocs.
 
2013-11-27 11:16:46 AM
I always work on holidays because people are so grateful that I'm around to help them (medical). And my family picks a non-Thursday to all get together and have a big meal and visit. Things are also a little cheaper, a little quieter that way.
 
2013-11-27 11:17:05 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare.  I bet it's 90+% of them.


Damn welfare queens with their tents and lawn chairs and sleeping bags. I heard from a reliable source that immigrants are having anchor babies in Black Friday lines so they can get secret special discounts for new mothers that Obama signed as an executive order without Congresses approval!
 
2013-11-27 11:17:19 AM
My wife is gonna hang around pet smart so she can get the awesome dog food deals that are half off
 
2013-11-27 11:18:00 AM

ZeroPly: I'll be at Walmart at 6pm tomorrow. I'll buy a single Fram PH3387 oil filter and stand in line for an hour with it clutched tightly to my chest. If anyone asks me I'll scream at them to keep their distance. But most people will leave me alone since I'll be wearing my Class A jacket with all my ribbons, biker shorts, and pink Crocs.


have you SEEN People of walmart.com?

That outfit won't even phase them.
 
2013-11-27 11:18:40 AM

tommyl66: Smeggy Smurf: I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare.  I bet it's 90+% of them.

Damn welfare queens with their tents and lawn chairs and sleeping bags. I heard from a reliable source that immigrants are having anchor babies in Black Friday lines so they can get secret special discounts for new mothers that Obama signed as an executive order without Congresses approval!


That just confirms my suspicions.
 
2013-11-27 11:20:35 AM
My favorite retail job was Babie's 'R Us. One of the few retail stores that escapes the holiday rush since business is pretty much steady year round for obvious reasons. My boss loved how there was no stress about extra hours there during the holidays.
 
2013-11-27 11:20:42 AM

tommyl66: Smeggy Smurf: I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare.  I bet it's 90+% of them.

Damn welfare queens with their tents and lawn chairs and sleeping bags. I heard from a reliable source that immigrants are having anchor babies in Black Friday lines so they can get secret special discounts for new mothers that Obama signed as an executive order without Congresses approval!


Don't forget that allows them to pick up another TV at 80% off because technically it's just one-per-person, but they didn't count on another person coming out of one!
 
2013-11-27 11:23:15 AM
I get a day off and I'm going to get up early to go shopping?  FARK THAT!  I'll be wearing out the couch either reading or watching football since I already had the car worked on this week.
 
2013-11-27 11:24:32 AM
static.guim.co.uk

"Muuuuuuuust have braaaaaai..... ummmmmm I mean useless bullsh*t! Baaaaaaaaaargains....."
 
2013-11-27 11:25:53 AM
economy.ocregister.com
 
2013-11-27 11:26:32 AM

NeverDrunk23: How many people will be trampled to death by assholes trying to save five dollars off some plastic piece of shiat toy their kids will tire of 10 minutes later?


The same day/day after giving thanks for what they already have.
 
2013-11-27 11:30:54 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.

Hogwash! Alcohol needs to be available on ALL holidays that involve hanging out with the family. Also holidays that involve fireworks, veterans, trees, diaper-clad baby archers, rabbits that lay eggs, and Kwanzaa.


See that's why you're a superhero. What's your superpower? Finding booze?
 
2013-11-27 11:31:55 AM

James!: It's Wednesday.

 
2013-11-27 11:31:58 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I wonder how many of the people camping out can do so because they're on welfare.  I bet it's 90+% of them.


I would definitely take you up on that bet. 90% of them are either retired, or self-employed, or take vacation days. 99% of them are nutjobs.
 
2013-11-27 11:32:17 AM

mr_a: [economy.ocregister.com image 560x362]


My line. I'll be waiting in it.
 
2013-11-27 11:33:16 AM
Black friday starts on friday in Maine(except LL Bean, which never closes).  Blue laws, biatches
 
2013-11-27 11:34:53 AM

kling_klang_bed: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

"Muuuuuuuust have braaaaaai..... ummmmmm I mean useless bullsh*t! Baaaaaaaaaargains....."


Muuuuust have braaaaaaaands...
 
2013-11-27 11:36:11 AM

Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.


That's a discount junk store right?
 
2013-11-27 11:37:36 AM
As a former Best Buy worker who had to clean up after these animals (yes, even the hell-preview that was the women's restroom), FARK you idiots.  Enjoy the chinese made garbage retailers wouldn't risk selling the rest of the year.  You waste your precious little time off to sit in line, hold tremendous loads of poo(think about whatwas consumed the day before and that is was is waiting in the colon's of these folks), and fight crowds/traffic for plastic break-in-a-month off brands for your greedy selves.

Murrie Christamus arsehats!!!
 
2013-11-27 11:39:11 AM

Snarfangel: wrestling


You are farking hilarious, every day.
 
2013-11-27 11:39:53 AM
Fools

Dec. 26 - Dec. 31
 
2013-11-27 11:41:02 AM

what_now: Sin_City_Superhero: tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.

Hogwash! Alcohol needs to be available on ALL holidays that involve hanging out with the family. Also holidays that involve fireworks, veterans, trees, diaper-clad baby archers, rabbits that lay eggs, and Kwanzaa.

If you don't have enough alcohol in your house to dull the pain of family, you're doing it wrong.


I will be going out to the liquor emporium on Black Friday. Not because of depleted stocks or anything, that's just my excuse-in-advance to take a breather from the chaotic fun of the holidays.
 
2013-11-27 11:42:44 AM
I was looking forward to coming into work in costume but it seems most of my coworkers are taking off for Black Face Friday.
 
2013-11-27 11:43:40 AM

ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night, and there were already people lined up outside to be first in the door for whatever sale is planned.

My 8 year old son, unfamiliar with the whole black Friday/Thursday phenomenon, said to the first guy, "You know the store is OPEN right?  You can just GO IN. You don't need to wait in line."

He then told the guy at the security desk inside the door that there were a bunch of stupid people outside waiting to get in a store that is ALREADY OPEN !!!

I considered explaining the whole thing to him, but the entertainment was way too good to mess up.


/CSB, seriously.
 
2013-11-27 11:47:12 AM
If you're not in a food coma for two days after Thanksgiving, then you're doing it wrong!

My butt avoids the insanity because I don't need more stress in my life.

/Mmm... cold placenta turkey sandwiches.
 
2013-11-27 11:49:20 AM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


Don't forget the power company, cable/satellite NOCs, the hospitals, gas company, and all the other groups that make our first world lives possible.

\works in the NOC for a cable company, we never close
\\working 12 hours tonight and tomorrow night so football will work and people can get on Fark.
 
2013-11-27 11:51:59 AM

what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.


Idiot.
 
2013-11-27 11:53:15 AM

ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night


It's only overpriced if you're stupid enough not to use their price matching option.

Jesus Christ, people, they even honor Amazon prices.
 
2013-11-27 11:53:46 AM
We're positing in a Black Friday thread on Wednesday, which means we are getting all of the frist spots.

Holy shiat...it's like we're camping in front of the Best Buy!

i171.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-27 11:54:26 AM
img833.imageshack.us

Glub glub gurgle
 
2013-11-27 11:54:27 AM

Bllasae: what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.

Idiot.


How am I the idiot? This is actually happening: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/11/1246462/-Gun-Rights-Group-To - Rally-In-Newtown-On-Sandy-Hook-Anniversary#
 
2013-11-27 11:55:59 AM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


I work PT at a drug store and we're open on all holidays except for Christmas. However, our hours are pretty short so its not like we're there the whole day. Just a few hours so people who had to go to the hospital overnight can come in and and get their prescriptions filled. And we sell a ton of booze (state liquor agency as well).
 
2013-11-27 11:56:11 AM

I_C_Weener: You know who is open all the time?  Amazon.


Amazon punishes Canadians by jacking up all prices by 50% because of whatever, and never offering them the same deals on games, unlike GOG, Steam, and the rest.
 
2013-11-27 11:58:10 AM

Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?


Really? You must not have been around for the Cabbage Patch Wars of '87 and '88, or the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.

I got this scar.....
 
2013-11-27 12:02:21 PM
I gave up on Black Friday years ago with one exception. It used to be I got up at 5:am, hit three stores and was back in bed in bed by 6:30. The year I saw 200 people in line for TRU I quit. The exception was a sporting goods store where I got in line at 4:am when I got a $1500 commercial dehydrator for $300. Back at home in bed by 7:am.

As it is the family's Xmas gift arrives today UPS and the kid and I will be spending the day setting it up. My Xmas gift arrives Friday and my wife's on Monday. My kid has to pick out his new desk chair online and I am done.
 
2013-11-27 12:04:40 PM
Al-Qaeda barely has to lift a finger. Just call in bomb threats to a bunch of malls at the right time, and hundreds will be killed in the ensuing stampede.
 
2013-11-27 12:10:07 PM
gifs.gifbin.com

Are you trying to answer subby's question?
 
2013-11-27 12:10:20 PM
Everyone have a safe African-American Friday!
 
2013-11-27 12:14:21 PM
I will be going out on Monday when turkey's are on sale and fill the freezer with ten or so when they are severely marked down to get rid of the excess. That is my extent of going out in public on the holidays. Depending on what the homeless shelters I volunteer at have for freezer space, I'll fill their freezers up as well.
 
2013-11-27 12:14:47 PM

BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.


Humor me - What do you mean by a "bloodbath?"
 
2013-11-27 12:15:32 PM

wyldkard: [gifs.gifbin.com image 236x354]

Are you trying to answer subby's question?


What will the restroom line be like on Thanksgiving?

Full of hot chicks needing to pee really bad?
 
2013-11-27 12:19:38 PM
Going to Walmart about 2 and a half hours before the opening. $40 CoD game and $35 NBA 2kLive.

I got a Kindle and a smartphone, i can keep busy just fine. The walmart in Woodbury MN is pretty civil. Not alot of swearing, NO running people over. Hell, they try to hook you up with the big ticket items before it even starts with wristbands and stuff.

I would have just sat and watched football anyway. No big whoop.
 
2013-11-27 12:22:52 PM
And for those of up keeping score....

http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
 
2013-11-27 12:24:41 PM
Just stopping in to say:

A) It's Wednesday

B) This is easily the most idiotic excuse for one of those "official" threads I have ever seen on Fark
 
2013-11-27 12:25:51 PM
EVEN THE FARKING BLACK FRIDAY THREAD ISN'T ON BLACK FRIDAY, BUT ON WEDNESDAY!
 
2013-11-27 12:34:22 PM

bluorangefyre: EVEN THE FARKING BLACK FRIDAY THREAD ISN'T ON BLACK FRIDAY, BUT ON WEDNESDAY!


It was on Amazon.com last Sunday. But there were no boob pics, no People of Walmart pics, no flame wars. It was sad.
 
2013-11-27 12:36:04 PM

jxb465: Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.

Just thinking about a store like Big Lots makes me depressed.

 
all this talk of Big Lots makes me think of   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwGO4Bkwbxs Big Lost by Diplo.
which makes me think of SSX
Which makes me angry that I can't get a freaking HD remake of that series to play.

Enjoy your Black Friday.
 
2013-11-27 12:36:06 PM

chachi88: See that's why you're a superhero. What's your superpower? Finding booze?


Yeah. But since I live in Vegas, it's not much of a superpower. It's kind of like being Superman, but everyone else has the same powers as you.
 
2013-11-27 12:40:28 PM

MadSkillz: Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.

That's a discount junk store right?


According to Wikipedia, they "sell a wide variety of merchandise, including packaged food and beverages, toys, furniture, clothing, housewares, and small electronics, much of which is closed out or overstocked merchandise. Many of the items in these stores sell out quickly: in the store one day, but gone the next, with no replenishments coming.

There was one in the town i went to college in 20 years ago. We used to get cases of not-terrible wine for like 30 bucks. It's been a while since I've seen one, and I kind of assumed they went the way of Zayre and Venture from back in the day.
 
2013-11-27 12:43:55 PM

Endive Wombat: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Humor me - What do you mean by a "bloodbath?"


I don't have a specific death count in mind, if that's what you're asking, but it would have to be big enough to change the narrative from "What was wrong with those people?" to "What is wrong with society?"
 
2013-11-27 12:51:24 PM
Only thing I'll be doing on Friday is cruising Youtube looking for videos of shoppers fighting each other.
 
2013-11-27 12:52:15 PM

appraisals: Sheepish dumb monkey behavior. They could get some startling interviews out of these freaks.


i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-27 12:58:15 PM

Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

 
2013-11-27 01:00:27 PM
img.fark.net
 
hej
2013-11-27 01:08:01 PM

Old enough to know better: Only thing I'll be doing on Friday is cruising Youtube looking for videos of shoppers fighting each other.


Those usually aren't posted until Red Saturday.
 
2013-11-27 01:37:23 PM
People get psychotic during the holidays. People setting up tents in front of stores as early as Monday to save a few dollars that they could have easily made up by actually working those days. People sitting in airports for hours to visit relatives that they don't even like because "tradition" tells them that they should (assuming the flight isn't canceled). Rampant materialism during Christmas which is the polar oppose of what Christ supposedly tried to teach. People are farking nuts.
 
2013-11-27 01:47:55 PM
Hopefully none of these door busters have any brain busters in the stampede.
 
2013-11-27 01:49:17 PM
Wow, I've never seen a link get yanked back into future greenlit status.
 
2013-11-27 01:56:56 PM

what_now: No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.


Because you've never forgotten something while shopping and had to go get it later.

/farking dumbass
 
2013-11-27 02:16:41 PM

Endive Wombat: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Humor me - What do you mean by a "bloodbath?"


Bloodbath and Beyond?
 
2013-11-27 02:19:56 PM
img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-27 02:33:59 PM
I don't really get all the hate on Black Friday. Last few years I've gone it's been busy, but always organized and never violent. Yeah, it sucks that stores are opening on Thanksgiving, but lot of people in non essential job functions work on Holidays, suck it up. I also love the "standing in line all night to save $5 on a computer comments". For one thing, if you're standing in line any longer than an hour, you're an idiot, but the Black Friday sales are almost never "save $5 on a computer", it's usually more like "Save $200 on a slightly underpowered, but still functional computer", which is great for stingy people like myself.
 
2013-11-27 02:34:28 PM
The best thing that we as a society can do is to NOT SHOP anywhere on Thursday, day evening or night.

Shop on Friday morning, not Thursday.
 
2013-11-27 02:57:08 PM
I'll be busy putting up stage lighting for our Christmas show on Saturday, so the most I'll be buying is lunch.

\we got a frickin' laser beam this year
\\but no sharks
 
2013-11-27 03:05:03 PM

spman: I also love the "standing in line all night to save $5 on a computer comments". For one thing, if you're standing in line any longer than an hour, you're an idiot, but the Black Friday sales are almost never "save $5 on a computer", it's usually more like "Save $200 on a slightly underpowered, but still functional computer", which is great for stingy people like mysel


Yeah but a few days ago I saw people in front of Best Buy in tents. Does that seem rational to you? Not that it's any of my business, it doesn't affect me but I can still laugh at them.
 
2013-11-27 03:07:11 PM

vernonFL: The best thing that we as a society can do is to NOT SHOP anywhere on Thursday


Or Pornography. Porn is pretty cool, too.
 
2013-11-27 03:09:07 PM

Mugato: Yeah but a few days ago I saw people in front of Best Buy in tents. [...]I can still laugh at them.


Maybe they were just homeless, and you were being a dick...NTTAWWT.
 
2013-11-27 03:11:32 PM

Mugato: spman: I also love the "standing in line all night to save $5 on a computer comments". For one thing, if you're standing in line any longer than an hour, you're an idiot, but the Black Friday sales are almost never "save $5 on a computer", it's usually more like "Save $200 on a slightly underpowered, but still functional computer", which is great for stingy people like mysel

Yeah but a few days ago I saw people in front of Best Buy in tents. Does that seem rational to you? Not that it's any of my business, it doesn't affect me but I can still laugh at them.


No, it's not rational to me, although I might be able to understand if you're a deadbeat, and you want to buy crap for ridiculously discounted prices, then resell it at a high profit, but I doubt you'd make enough to even come close to making as much as you would if you spent that time working. Also, did you REALLY see people in tents outside of Best buy "a few days ago"? Sounds like hyperbole to me, I've been Black Friday shopping for years, and the earliest I've ever seen people outside a store is about noon on Thanksgiving.
 
2013-11-27 03:15:45 PM

spman: Also, did you REALLY see people in tents outside of Best buy "a few days ago"?


There's a new thing all the kids are doing now called "Google".
 
2013-11-27 03:23:09 PM

Pokey.Clyde: what_now: No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.

Because you've never forgotten something while shopping and had to go get it later.

/farking dumbass




All the time. But because I am not an asshole, I would rather plan ahead or go without instead of forcing people to work at a grocery store on thanksgiving.

Not having heavy cream isn't going to ruin thanksgiving. Not having a family member, because that person has to work a shiatty low paid job, will.
 
2013-11-27 03:27:33 PM

what_now: Pokey.Clyde: what_now: No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.

Because you've never forgotten something while shopping and had to go get it later.

/farking dumbass

All the time. But because I am not an asshole, I would rather plan ahead or go without instead of forcing people to work at a grocery store on thanksgiving.

Not having heavy cream isn't going to ruin thanksgiving. Not having a family member, because that person has to work a shiatty low paid job, will.


If you only get to see your family one day out of the year, and that one day is so important that it would be ruined without their presence, maybe you're the one whose priorities are out of whack? There's 364 other days in the year to see your family, what makes this one any more special?
 
2013-11-27 03:32:57 PM

spman: If you only get to see your family one day out of the year, and that one day is so important that it would be ruined without their presence, maybe you're the one whose priorities are out of whack? There's 364 other days in the year to see your family, what makes this one any more special?


Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving
 
2013-11-27 03:41:10 PM
Thanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say Dy-no-mite
That's right
 
2013-11-27 03:43:35 PM

BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving


I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.
 
2013-11-27 04:40:21 PM
Anyone want to take bets on the time that the first trampling reports will come in? How many maceings will there be? Maybe a couple shootings? Hope we get some good video, turn your phones on people and don't hold them vertically you morons.
 
2013-11-27 04:47:29 PM

KarmicDisaster: Anyone want to take bets on the time that the first trampling reports will come in? How many maceings will there be? Maybe a couple shootings? Hope we get some good video, turn your phones on people and don't hold them vertically you morons.


Out of 161 posts (so far), this one is the most important.
 
2013-11-27 04:53:46 PM
www.flashrouters.com

That is all.
 
2013-11-27 05:04:59 PM

BravadoGT: [www.flashrouters.com image 219x219]

That is all.


Amazon is great for some stuff, but they were much better years ago when they price matched almost everyone. They have largely stopped doing that however, and now only make their best deals available as "lightning deals" that are almost always gone before your computer even loads up the offer.
 
2013-11-27 05:18:38 PM

what_now: because I am not an asshole, I would rather plan ahead or go without instead of forcing people to work at a grocery store on thanksgiving.

Not having heavy cream isn't going to ruin thanksgiving. Not having a family member, because that person has to work a shiatty low paid job, will.


That's ONE side of the coin. Here's another:

A family member not being able to meet their financial obligations because they couldn't work on a day they would normally work will ruin Thanksgiving.
 
2013-11-27 05:34:45 PM
fark Black Friday.  No bargain is worth getting trampled.

Starting next year, I think my family is going to start celebrating Thanksgiving around the same time that the Canadians celebrate it.  Makes more sense to have the harvest feast in mid-October.  I'm hoping that'll take some of the craziness & stress out of the end of November.
 
2013-11-27 07:48:25 PM

spman: BravadoGT: [www.flashrouters.com image 219x219]

That is all.

Amazon is great for some stuff, but they were much better years ago when they price matched almost everyone. They have largely stopped doing that however, and now only make their best deals available as "lightning deals" that are almost always gone before your computer even loads up the offer.


Prices are not always rock bottom, but I order something and it's at my house in two days.   No crowds, no parking, no putting pants on,
 
2013-11-27 09:56:56 PM
Amazon has some really weird deals popping up, like freeze-dried dog food on sale at 6 AM. What is really interesting is that they just had a watch for 65% off for a final price of $1899, and it sold out and their wait list is full.
 
2013-11-27 11:06:55 PM
The thing I've never fully grasped is the perception I get of the retailers...to me, it seems that they act as if the money that consumers are set to spend/have to spend will not exist unless they open earlier and earlier...

People are still going to buy shiat no matter if you are open at 6pm on the 28th vs 9am on the 29th.

Personally I've got a shopping list together...all of which is stuff the wife and I need for the home.  As far as I see it, we have allocated this money and are ready to buy.  If retailers want to discount what we need, that is fine by me, but I have no interest in buying shiat I do not need.  I am not shopping for the sake of shopping...

Add to that, I am planning on nursing a hangover on Friday anyway...last thing I need to deal with is a bunch of adults acting like animals...
 
2013-11-27 11:19:32 PM
I almost feel like it's too early to be completed tired of Christmas shopping, but I'm there.
 
2013-11-28 12:10:35 AM
Yeah, um, no.
 
2013-11-28 02:40:19 AM
After checking a) our savings and b) our sanity, we've decided to wait a couple of weeks.  All this crap is just gonna be on sale again then anyhow.
 
2013-11-28 06:15:56 AM
When I was a TV reporter I was grateful for the Black Friday mobile riots because those stories were far less depressing than the inevitable "When the Johnson family sat down for Thanksgiving dinner they never knew that Grandma had forgotten to turn the oven off. Before the Lions threw their first interception the home was in flames." story.
 
2013-11-28 06:33:00 AM
Discussion threads that Fark should never green light:

TNA wrestling
Day-after holiday shopping
 
2013-11-28 08:50:23 AM
Why do they call it Black Friday?

Jesus, I sound like Jerry Seinfeld. And what's the deal with airline food?
 
2013-11-28 10:58:47 AM
As a retail veteran, I'm a communist between November 1st and December 31.
 
2013-11-28 11:53:13 AM
Justin Bieber showed up on my TV in a Macy's ad.  My three-year-old saw the ad first and responded with, "What's that?"
 
2013-11-28 12:22:47 PM

Mugato: Why do they call it Black Friday?

Jesus, I sound like Jerry Seinfeld. And what's the deal with airline food?


Well... if you don't actually know, it's called Black Friday because it typically is the day most major retailers go into the black for the year.

\not shopping for much more than lunch tomorrow
 
2013-11-28 12:31:30 PM

FriarReb98: Mugato: Why do they call it Black Friday?

Jesus, I sound like Jerry Seinfeld. And what's the deal with airline food?

Well... if you don't actually know, it's called Black Friday because it typically is the day most major retailers go into the black for the year.

\not shopping for much more than lunch tomorrow


ah
 
2013-11-28 01:29:26 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: When I was a TV reporter I was grateful for the Black Friday mobile riots because those stories were far less depressing than the inevitable "When the Johnson family sat down for Thanksgiving dinner they never knew that Grandma had forgotten to turn the oven off. Before the Lions threw their first interception the home was in flames." story.


Tell me about it. And yet here we are again.  Barely into the 2nd quarter and Stafford gets intercepted. Tragic.
 
2013-11-28 02:45:39 PM
Black Friday is the high point of human civilization.  Prove me wrong.
 
2013-11-28 04:52:40 PM
So far, from the comfort of my couch, I have spent a grand total of $45, which got me Chew Vols. 1-6 and Battlefields vols. 1-2 at Comixology.
 
2013-11-28 06:01:43 PM
Buying my shiat off the internet.

You lemmings can suck it.
 
2013-11-28 06:02:59 PM

Mike_LowELL: Black Friday is the high point of human civilization.  Prove me wrong.


High point is not same as a bunch of people piled onto each other for cheap plastic crap.

KING ME
 
2013-11-28 06:03:10 PM
My brother got a $100 TV and only had to wait for 4 hours and nearly get trampled but HE GOT HIS TV.

America is doomed.
 
2013-11-28 06:04:05 PM
About to get Ratchet and Clank collection for ten buck off of amazon lightning deal so I am getting a kick out this
 
2013-11-28 06:04:57 PM
Already got my bf shopping done. Turns out targets ad doesn't mention a start time, so Wal-Mart is forced to honor it all day. Got a 3DS for a hefty discount.
 
2013-11-28 06:05:42 PM
My Walmart had 9 sheriff's cars parked on the sidewalk.   This is a hard to find one that gets less traffic than most.
Plus they had only 3 ps4 consoles.  I was 4th in line, I should have pre-ordered.
 
2013-11-28 06:08:50 PM
*vomits everywhere*
 
2013-11-28 06:09:52 PM

ZeroPly: I'll be wearing my Class A jacket with all my ribbons, biker shorts, and pink Crocs.


Bonus points for "inadequate TP coverage from the morning routine..". It really sells "don't touch me, I'm infectious!!"
 
2013-11-28 06:09:54 PM
www.alt-market.com
 
2013-11-28 06:11:26 PM
The only thing that can get me out this weekend is to tour a microbrewery to get in the right state to watch the iron bowl/Tennessee Kentucky game. Other than that I will be keeping an eye on some record labels for some discounted vinyl
 
2013-11-28 06:12:49 PM
Just got the Last of us and Ratchet and clank for $35
 
2013-11-28 06:14:45 PM
Conservatives crying about the war on Christmas are all too happy to defend Walmart transforming Thanksgiving into Shop-for-Christmas Day which in fact is the true assault on Christmas.
 
2013-11-28 06:14:54 PM
sauceio.com
 
2013-11-28 06:14:54 PM

chevydeuce: On Friday, I'll be tearing up the desert landscape and polluting the air either in the Jeep or sandrail.....fark that shopping bullshiat!


I miss Glamis on Thanksgiving.
 
2013-11-28 06:14:54 PM
Just scored a 32" TV for $98 on Amazon.

Now my friend won't need to go to WalMart tonight.
 
2013-11-28 06:15:00 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: what_now: jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.

You obviously don't live with the bloated, spoiled, octogenarian cow I live with occasionally. She had two of her daughters out (one on foot) looking for a mince pie without meat because she PREFERS mincemeat pie over pumpkin. This is after one daughter bought her a pumpkin pie.

I told her to stop complaining and fark off. She insisted since complaining was a bad habit she wasn't complaining. I used my superior debating skills and told her to fark off again.

It's going to be beer, smoked turkey (which she doesn't prefer but since I'm cooking the damn bird it's going to be smoked and it's going to be delicious) and football for me. I'll let the three of them get drunk and scream at each other.

I think I should up my meds to catatonic level. You know, instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable situation graciously.


This is why nursing homes were invented.
 
2013-11-28 06:16:59 PM

jxb465: tampaflacouple: The morons waiting to save $5 on an item got their asses soaked in a rain storm here in Florida this morning. Tonights low is supposed to be 38*

F*cking morons.....

38°? They're all going to freeze to death!



I feel bad for them.
"Them" being the poor iguanas that will be falling out of the trees that is.

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-28 06:18:34 PM
Welcome back, thread! I missed you!
 
2013-11-28 06:27:25 PM
I just wanna see people act like idiots...and grab some cheap games.
 
2013-11-28 06:28:06 PM

super_grass: High point is not same as a bunch of people piled onto each other for cheap plastic crap.


They are one and the same, actually.  The more immersed one is in civilization, the greater the civilization.  And I would argue that no man or woman has ever been more immersed in the fruits of our labor than those who are getting a TV for a great price.  Thank you, Wal-Mart.  Thank you, Amazon.  Thank you, Best Buy.  Thank you for being the high point of civilization.
 
2013-11-28 06:29:35 PM

Old enough to know better: Only thing I'll be doing on Friday is cruising Youtube looking for videos of shoppers fighting each other.


I follow along on Twitter.  The pictures are insane.  I can enjoy the chaos while smugly sitting on my couch, wearing a Snuggie, and drinking wine.
 
2013-11-28 06:31:50 PM
www.inhabitat.com
b.dryicons.com
 
2013-11-28 06:34:08 PM
Funny our best buy just got raided, literally some woman with 5 kids walked in and grabbed bunch of crap and tried to walk out in the rush, it must be black friday!!!

/seriously what is she going to do with a Samsung galaxy S4? LOL
 
2013-11-28 06:38:22 PM
got every deal i wanted online without leaving the house. Some blurays and battlefield 4 for half off. Now time to drink.
 
2013-11-28 06:41:03 PM

Mugato: BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving

I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.


"THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!"
 
2013-11-28 06:50:24 PM
Keeping an eye on amazon and tigerdirect. Too bad the very specific desktop I need for my recording studio appears to not be on sale
 
2013-11-28 06:56:09 PM
I plan to cruise through my local Walmart's parking lot purely for comedic value. With rum and saltines I can survive for a day or two without shopping.
 
2013-11-28 06:56:54 PM

spman: Also, did you REALLY see people in tents outside of Best buy "a few days ago"? Sounds like hyperbole to me, I've been Black Friday shopping for years, and the earliest I've ever seen people outside a store is about noon on Thanksgiving.


I have seen them in two different cities as early as Tuesday evening. The first tent in line in one place had a GENERATOR running. We're in the north, and it's snowing outside, and these idiots are using a generator to power their iPad and an electric heater, and SLEEPING IN A BEST BUY PARKING LOT FOR THREE DAYS, and I have to wonder just how much they think they're going to save?

I mean, how much fuel are they using in that generator to power their camp-out in freezing weather? Subtract that, and the value of their time, and they could probably have made what they're going to save by working three eight-hour shifts in a McDonald's and then quitting the job Thursday night.

There'd be a lot more dignity in that, too.
 
2013-11-28 07:00:06 PM

what_now: wait, if Hanukkah starts on Friday, can't we somehow argue that this year if you shop on Friday, you're anti-Semitic?


No, we lit the first light on the mentors last night. Today is officially the first day. Its a lunar based calendar, so the second "day" will start in a couple of hours at sundown.

Um, sorry?
 
2013-11-28 07:01:07 PM

Mugato: BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving

I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.


The reason people couldn't do it a week earlier or later is because Thanksgiving USED TO BE the one day everyone in the family got off of work, so they could all be together.

This is why this push by retailers to delete Thanksgiving is pissing people off.
 
2013-11-28 07:01:14 PM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Bleach and drain cleaner are conveniently stocked on the same aisle.
 
2013-11-28 07:05:17 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-28 07:06:23 PM

gilgigamesh: gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Forget that. Most WalMart patrons are uninsured bootstrappy haters, and taxpayers would have to pay to treat the uninsured survivors.
 
2013-11-28 07:09:07 PM

wadjet: what_now: wait, if Hanukkah starts on Friday, can't we somehow argue that this year if you shop on Friday, you're anti-Semitic?

No, we lit the first light on the mentors last night. Today is officially the first day. Its a lunar based calendar, so the second "day" will start in a couple of hours at sundown.

Um, sorry?


"Menorah", not "mentors"...sorry about autocorrect. :)
 
2013-11-28 07:12:53 PM
These Thanksgiving day and black Friday sales are discrimination against the elderly. We can't compete with the younger crowd, we would get trampled to death. Ha Ha, I don't care, we just stroke checks, go get something you want.
 
2013-11-28 07:14:14 PM
I never understood the weird juxtaposition of people willing to trample another but willing to actually stand in line and PAY for an item. If you're going to maim someone to get your tv why not just walk out with it? It isn't like police or store security is going to try and stop 1000 people if they all start looting.
 
2013-11-28 07:14:39 PM
Apparently we're "celebrating" Black Friday here in Canada now too, as if Boxing Day turning into Boxing Week and then three weeks wasn't bad enough.
 
2013-11-28 07:18:09 PM

Carth: I never understood the weird juxtaposition of people willing to trample another but willing to actually stand in line and PAY for an item. If you're going to maim someone to get your tv why not just walk out with it? It isn't like police or store security is going to try and stop 1000 people if they all start looting.


I'm willing to trample and maim other people, but I'll be damned if I wait in line.

I will however pay for it. I'm not a crook.
 
2013-11-28 07:20:10 PM
They're even pushing Black Friday in Canada this year. And also pointing out that the deals aren't great and there's a lot of bait and switch.
 
2013-11-28 07:21:50 PM
 
2013-11-28 07:22:20 PM

ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night, and there were already people lined up outside to be first in the door for whatever sale is planned.

My 8 year old son, unfamiliar with the whole black Friday/Thursday phenomenon, said to the first guy, "You know the store is OPEN right?  You can just GO IN. You don't need to wait in line."

He then told the guy at the security desk inside the door that there were a bunch of stupid people outside waiting to get in a store that is ALREADY OPEN !!!

I considered explaining the whole thing to him, but the entertainment was way too good to mess up.


Explaining what? Sounds like your kid has it all figured out.
 
2013-11-28 07:25:51 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: gilgigamesh: Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.

Ever smelled a Walmart patron?  They wouldn't even notice.


Mustard gas isn't tear gas, it burns off your skin and lungs and kills you.

It's not made from mustard it smells faintly of mustard, by the time you smell it you have been lethally gassed
 
2013-11-28 07:30:12 PM
On one hand, I told my wife and MiL I would not be going out tonight as a protest for things being open on Thanksgiving.

On the other hand, I now have the house to myself for uninterrupted football for the next 4 hours.

I'm conflicted.
 
2013-11-28 07:31:10 PM

tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.


You guys are making me feel like an alcoholic, I always have plenty of booze on hand
 
2013-11-28 07:32:35 PM

denbroc: John Kay's future is here


While the guy's talented, I'm of the mind that if you need to spend ten minutes explaining your song before you present it, you failed in the storytelling aspect of songwriting.
 
2013-11-28 07:33:00 PM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


It'd do wonders for the unemployment numbers.

/Window seat.
 
2013-11-28 07:35:20 PM

tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".



That's a great idea, really get them riled up so we can have some good footage this year.  And squirt them with Super Soakers filled with piss, especially for the cold climate places.  Or you could stake out a sniper position and they won't know where it's coming from and they'll turn around punch the person behind them!
 
2013-11-28 07:35:22 PM
Many movie theaters are open on thanksgiving evening, and that is a pretty popular time to go. Also, most/all of the employees at that time are young adults who live far from family, or don't have family, just don't feel like visiting family, or who live with their parents and don't need a special day. This includes immigrants and foreign exchange students who don't care about thanksgiving anyway. Personally, when I have been in that kind of situation, I prefer to do something other than sit around alone. If I can give other people something to do, that is great. There are many people who volunteer at soup kitchens/etc on thanksgiving and Christmas day for this same reason.
I am only defending movie theaters, which havnt really been criticized anyway. I consider actual "shopping" to be very different. I don't know why anyone would want to on thanksgiving evening. But America does have the problem that shopping is one of our largest recreational activities.
 
2013-11-28 07:37:26 PM
The best things to buy on black Friday is clothes and bedding and shiat like that. It doesn't sell out, you get great deals, and its worth it. Saving money on a TV? Invest a little more on a much better TV.
 
2013-11-28 07:38:02 PM

Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?


I raise you: http://cybermondaydeathcount.com/
 
2013-11-28 07:39:07 PM

Witness99: tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".


That's a great idea, really get them riled up so we can have some good footage this year.  And squirt them with Super Soakers filled with piss, especially for the cold climate places.  Or you could stake out a sniper position and they won't know where it's coming from and they'll turn around punch the person behind them!


Better yet, one of those three man slingshots lovingly filled with my own shiat launched from over a hill away. They'll probably think's it's a very large bird with a corn-heavy diet and never be the wiser - ha!
 
2013-11-28 07:42:54 PM

what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.


C U There!!! Look for me , Ill be the one with the gun and American flag!!
 
2013-11-28 07:44:31 PM
There's an Amazon deal right now for Dark Knight Rises on Bluray for $4.  Ends in an hour.
 
2013-11-28 07:45:40 PM

Kyro: There's an Amazon deal right now for Dark Knight Rises on Bluray for $4.  Ends in an hour.


BUYING movies?

static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-11-28 07:46:01 PM
i47.photobucket.com

i47.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-28 07:50:39 PM
I'll probably go to Pep Boys tomorrow for oil and filters.

/I feel like such a yokel
//but shiny new electronics just don't phase me anymore
 
2013-11-28 07:54:35 PM

ZeroCorpse: denbroc: John Kay's future is here

While the guy's talented, I'm of the mind that if you need to spend ten minutes explaining your song before you present it, you failed in the storytelling aspect of songwriting.


Yeah...that intro was uncalled for.  I looked for the plain-jane album version but could not find it.  The studio version is better.
 
2013-11-28 07:54:42 PM
The tent people are employed to do that, the shop pays them.
It's good publicity, seems to be working.
 
2013-11-28 07:55:25 PM

Deedeemarz: Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?

Really? You must not have been around for the Cabbage Patch Wars of '87 and '88, or the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.

I got this scar.....



I used to go to Toys-R-Us on black friday till i took a nerf arrow to the knee
 
2013-11-28 07:58:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGE3JsAEg8&feature=youtube_gdata
So no more of the target commercial with the two chicks I'd like to score a deal on...

/Three minutes!
 
2013-11-28 07:58:22 PM

Toaster4k: Deedeemarz: Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?

Really? You must not have been around for the Cabbage Patch Wars of '87 and '88, or the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.

I got this scar.....


I used to go to Toys-R-Us on black friday till i took a nerf arrow to the knee


You kids these days... That's nothing compared to the Bloody Jart Battle of '82.
 
2013-11-28 07:58:28 PM
Was going to buy something on Friday but I fixed it instead, my phone stopped working with headphones and initially I panicked as I stay up to date on podcasts solely with my phone, but it was just pocket lint in the jack, works fine once I cleaned that out.
Don't need anything else.
 
2013-11-28 07:58:52 PM
I don't go out on Black Friday for sales.  I do it to trample strangers.
 
2013-11-28 08:00:28 PM
Just regained consciousness in my car with a waffle iron covered in blood in the front seat next to me.

The receipt says I got it for $4.50.

#YOLO
 
2013-11-28 08:01:10 PM
Murdertime, Funtime!
 
2013-11-28 08:07:24 PM
I'm going to be working food service tomorrow, and I'm going to be trying my damndest to be peppy and friendly to people tomorrow. Hungry as hell AND stupid enough to try to stop on Black Friday is just a bad combination when it comes to stress.
 
2013-11-28 08:07:56 PM

Toaster4k: the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.


1997 to be exact, along with the Nintendo 64.
 
2013-11-28 08:10:25 PM
I need a gift around 20 to 25 bucks for my nerdy wife. She is 27 if that helps. Someone help me find an awesome Black Friday deal online
 
2013-11-28 08:23:51 PM
I need a pack of cigarettes. I wish I could get a crowd of people to line up with me outside the convenience store.
 
2013-11-28 08:26:10 PM

chachi88: Sin_City_Superhero: tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.

Hogwash! Alcohol needs to be available on ALL holidays that involve hanging out with the family. Also holidays that involve fireworks, veterans, trees, diaper-clad baby archers, rabbits that lay eggs, and Kwanzaa.

See that's why you're a superhero. What's your superpower? Finding booze?


Even running out of booze (and we have) will not get me to go to Walmart right now. Nope.  Gonna suck it up, make some tea and start my detox program.  Wait, maybe I could barter with the neighbor...
 
2013-11-28 08:28:49 PM

apoptotic: Apparently we're "celebrating" Black Friday here in Canada now too, as if Boxing Day turning into Boxing Week and then three weeks wasn't bad enough.


I was in Paraguay this time last year and they had Black Friday sales all over the place. If a South American non-English speaking country can't avoid getting sucked into Black Friday, there's no hope for Canada.

/Except maybe Quebec because, well, Quebec is Quebec
 
2013-11-28 08:32:09 PM

Nuclear Monk: Just regained consciousness in my car with a waffle iron covered in blood in the front seat next to me.

The receipt says I got it for $4.50.

#YOLO


WHO GOES A-TRAMPLIN' FOR A WAFFLE IRON
 
2013-11-28 08:34:57 PM

Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.




/and anyone else you know that is going.
/Yes, im ordering my deal online. I refuse to be a part of the seething mobs of overweight cows and gutter trash that fight and trample each other each year to save a buck.
 
2013-11-28 08:38:57 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: what_now

Trainspotr: Saw a commercial yesterday for Big Lots, which will be open at 7am on Friday. Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.

The guy that has to leave his family's thanksgiving celebration to get to Big Lots by midnight to make sure it's stocked up for the people who will rush in at 7am.

That's sadder.


Counterpoint: that is unfortunate, but the guy stocking the shelves is at least serving a useful purpose. He has a job and is willing to do it, possibly because he might get fired if he didn't. His activity is much less optional than the activity of the shoppers (if that makes any sense).


You understand that all those credit rich sheeple are serving a vastly greater purpose than the nameless pleb stocking merchandise don't you?
The global economy runs on the backs of people with a Euro or two in their pockets and no self control. We've been bred to have little self control. If the majority of citizens behaved with fiscall responsibility and saved their money to in vest it wisely than the world would plunge into a depression.
SPEND !!! For the sake of 'humanity' SPEND for ALL your WORTH!!!
 
2013-11-28 08:44:42 PM
Just so you all know, major semicon fabs are operating 24/7.  So, YOU'RE WELCOME for your stupid chips in your stupid iPhones.

I did get some turkey earlier though and I miss my kid.
 
2013-11-28 08:45:37 PM
Why are buying stuff again?
 
2013-11-28 08:48:36 PM

what_now: Pokey.Clyde: what_now: No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.

Because you've never forgotten something while shopping and had to go get it later.

/farking dumbass

All the time. But because I am not an asshole, I would rather plan ahead or go without instead of forcing people to work at a grocery store on thanksgiving.

Not having heavy cream isn't going to ruin thanksgiving. Not having a family member, because that person has to work a shiatty low paid job, will.



Hmm.  Heavy cream, family member.  Heavy cream, family member, vodka.  Tough call, depends on which family member.  What if the dog jumped up on you and you spilled the entire boat of gravy all over your sister in law?  There is no way to eat turkey and mashed potatoes without gravy.  Sorry Jenna.....
 
2013-11-28 08:52:15 PM

Trainspotr: Then I tried to think of something sadder than the kind of person who would go to Big Lots at 7am on the day after Thanksgiving.


hell...that is the only place I would go.
 
2013-11-28 08:53:38 PM

dolphkhan: I need a pack of cigarettes. I wish I could get a crowd of people to line up with me outside the convenience store.


They tried but all got out of breath on their walk there
 
2013-11-28 08:55:10 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I need a gift around 20 to 25 bucks for my nerdy wife. She is 27 if that helps. Someone help me find an awesome Black Friday deal online


That was easy.
 
2013-11-28 08:56:15 PM
Got a date brunch / lunch thing in the AM, then I want to grab a pie or two at the corner store.

That's IT for my plans tomorrow.  I really don't want to drive around in the nuttiness.

All the awesome stuff will be online anyway.  So I have to rest and mentally prepare myself.  To be online all day.
 
2013-11-28 08:57:03 PM

doyner: ModernPrimitive01: I need a gift around 20 to 25 bucks for my nerdy wife. She is 27 if that helps. Someone help me find an awesome Black Friday deal online

That was easy.


The sex swing is made in England which is a problem since we only by American made sex swings
 
2013-11-28 09:00:09 PM

Mugato: BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving

I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.



I agree.  It's not like the Indians were all exterminated in one day, it was a process.  If you have to work on Thanksgiving, just celebrate on a different day.
 
2013-11-28 09:25:26 PM
My wife said there was a long line of people outside Best Buy at 3PM today...
 
2013-11-28 09:27:04 PM
let's see you buy your way out of the cesspool your country has become,

'merica.
 
2013-11-28 09:34:18 PM

ModernPrimitive01: doyner: ModernPrimitive01: I need a gift around 20 to 25 bucks for my nerdy wife. She is 27 if that helps. Someone help me find an awesome Black Friday deal online

That was easy.

The sex swing is made in England which is a problem since we only by American made sex swings


static.neatoshop.com
Something from the FARK Shop, maybe? (Shoe HORN, get it? ^_^)

/Srsly though, check out Newegg and Thinkgeek starting at midnight tonight
 
2013-11-28 09:46:08 PM
I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.
 
2013-11-28 09:49:49 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: what_now: jayphat: This. Unless you desperately need a food ingredient to cook, go fark off and die. You're the primary reason people can't enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.

Nope. No excuse. You forgot the cranberry sauce? Tough. No one likes it anyway.
 You forgot the mushrooms for the stuffing? Go without.

This whole idea that EVERYTHING must be available to you the second you have a slight desire for it is annoying.

You obviously don't live with the bloated, spoiled, octogenarian cow I live with occasionally. She had two of her daughters out (one on foot) looking for a mince pie without meat because she PREFERS mincemeat pie over pumpkin. This is after one daughter bought her a pumpkin pie.

I told her to stop complaining and fark off. She insisted since complaining was a bad habit she wasn't complaining. I used my superior debating skills and told her to fark off again.

It's going to be beer, smoked turkey (which she doesn't prefer but since I'm cooking the damn bird it's going to be smoked and it's going to be delicious) and football for me. I'll let the three of them get drunk and scream at each other.

I think I should up my meds to catatonic level. You know, instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable situation graciously.


Your debating skills are indeed superior: you recognized a lost cause and decided not to invest in its inane logic.  Kudos.

/I am not procrastinating on my final paper because procrastinating is a bad habit.
 
2013-11-28 10:03:54 PM
The constant stories about the official start of Annual Gift Season get more and more tiresome every year. This year they finally broke Thanksgiving's back, as "hey did you hear that so & so is open on Thanksgiving this year!" is the only freaking thing anyone's talking about. Just moments ago, at 9:50 PM, Wal-mart aired an ad to remind me that Black Friday isn't over yet. It's just so over the top and relentless now, there's no restraint at all.

And the way the media plays into it is just so shameless. In the NYC area every single local TV newscast is leading with shopping stories. Every local news outlet has reporters at local retail chains, interviewing weirdos that have been standing around in the cold for a day and a half because Best Buy has really good deals on TV's. "Ha ha ha, we sure do love our shopping here in the US of A, don't we?"...it's sickening.

The next step will be to eliminate the whole family dinner/turkey thing from the holiday and instead encourage Americans to make it a big "day out" where you "shop til you drop" then stagger on over to Chili's to stuff your fat face instead of spending all day in the kitchen. Then they're going to come after Xmas hard with the ultimate goal of turning it into "Gift Card Spree Day". I give Xmas five years tops before it's broken too.
 
2013-11-28 10:17:26 PM

dudemanbrough: The next step will be to eliminate the whole family dinner/turkey thing from the holiday and instead encourage Americans to make it a big "day out" where you "shop til you drop" then stagger on over to Chili's to stuff your fat face instead of spending all day in the kitchen. Then they're going to come after Xmas hard with the ultimate goal of turning it into "Gift Card Spree Day". I give Xmas five years tops before it's broken too.


Yes, I barely avoided the mob of "Consumption Police" that were rounding up everyone in my neighborhood and forcing us to shop at gunpoint. My aunt Esther was shot in the face for not buying a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500. I'm risking my life just by typing this; they think I'm comparison shopping...

/Nah, I'm just f*cking with you, our entire street is filled with families visiting and most people have been cooking or prepping since yesterday. Nobody is in line at Best Buy.
//Of course, I live in a major city with plenty to do other than shop at a big box store, so YMMV
 
2013-11-28 10:17:46 PM
Evening everyone...didn't read the thread...did anyone mention the hilarious #walmartfights feed on Twitter?
 
2013-11-28 10:18:02 PM

FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.


So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.
 
2013-11-28 10:23:08 PM

tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".


that is very touching because you're right. it's not how you spend your money. it's how you spend your life.
 
2013-11-28 10:23:32 PM

ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.


We don't own a flatscreen. The old TV works just as well, thank you.

/suck that, bargain hunters
 
2013-11-28 10:27:20 PM

ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.


Yup, and no, you didn't.
 
2013-11-28 10:29:43 PM
By the way, while I was waiting in line I chatted with the guys working there.  I know most of them, and they were quite happy to be getting the double time plus an additional day off of their choosing for working tonight.
 
2013-11-28 10:38:24 PM

FilmBELOH20: ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.

Yup, and no, you didn't.


With the walmart pricing error a few weeks ago plenty of people got 55 inch Samsung for $300 last week. Also scored a 1 TB SSD for $95
 
2013-11-28 10:40:27 PM

FilmBELOH20: ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.

Yup, and no, you didn't.


Yes, I did. $299.99 actually. Open box, non-display. Customer returned it after having it for about three hours. Zenith brand. Zenith is LG. 'Got it at Kmart. They cut the price down for me because the remote was missing and because I know how to haggle.

I have a Harmony remote. I don't need theirs.

Works great. Cost me less than any Black Friday deal.
 
2013-11-28 10:41:35 PM

mrEdude: let's see you buy your way out of the cesspool your country has become,

'merica.


Hey buddy, get you're facts straight; we haven't BECOME a cesspool, we've ALWAYS BEEN one, and don't you forget it! We rode this smoking, clattery heap to the top, and I'll be damned if we don't ride it down!
 
2013-11-28 10:42:37 PM
Was up at Midnight last night to do the online thing at Staples. They did Black Friday/Cyber Monday at 12am on Thursday.

The $250 Surface RT with the keyboard/cover was sold out before I got to the website. I guess you all on the East Coast are all srs business about that.  I did manage to get the cheap 14" HP Chromebook for $180, though.  If it weren't slated for the kids, I'd slap a bigger SSD in it & put Linux on the thing.

Kind of want to cruise by Walmart just to see how it is, actually.  Last year, I was there around Midnight after Black Friday was done because we really needed some OTC cold/flu meds & our local Walmart is open 24 hours.  It looked like a bomb went off in there.
 
2013-11-28 10:43:33 PM
My wife is working 10:30pm to 04:30am at her second job at the mall... she is less than thrilled.
 
2013-11-28 10:51:10 PM

ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.


I prefer to sit in my bathrobe drinking coffee while they bring it to me.

(yes it's the same deal)
 
2013-11-28 10:56:57 PM

legion_of_doo: Was up at Midnight last night to do the online thing at Staples. They did Black Friday/Cyber Monday at 12am on Thursday.

The $250 Surface RT with the keyboard/cover was sold out before I got to the website. I guess you all on the East Coast are all srs business about that.  I did manage to get the cheap 14" HP Chromebook for $180, though.  If it weren't slated for the kids, I'd slap a bigger SSD in it & put Linux on the thing.

Kind of want to cruise by Walmart just to see how it is, actually.  Last year, I was there around Midnight after Black Friday was done because we really needed some OTC cold/flu meds & our local Walmart is open 24 hours.  It looked like a bomb went off in there.


They have Black Friday sales on freaking grocery items this year.  I am not looking forward to going in tomorrow morning.  I work in the pharmacy, but I would bet that they are going to filch my entire staff for cleanup duty.
 
2013-11-28 11:09:34 PM
My girlfriend wanted to go shopping tonight. I told her "I am disapoint." So she went to bed instead. Aw.

/watching Steelers-Broncos
 
2013-11-28 11:11:52 PM
I just got back from Sears an hour ago. Got there at 7:30, they opened at 8:00. There were probably ~50 people waiting when they opened. Walked over to the appliances section, saved about $1200 off retail for a washer/dryer set (though you're not supposed to buy them for full retail price anyway). I dunno what the "true" savings were versus a normal sale price. I walked out of the store about 8:20. Got back home at 8:30.

I did talk to all three of the salespeople I interacted with, none of them wanted to be there, which made me sad.
 
2013-11-28 11:13:36 PM
If you are shopping and not at home swollen in food coma then the terrorists have won. I'm only on Fark because every one else has passed out.

Prime rib instead of turkey this year.
 
2013-11-28 11:22:18 PM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


What about bars? The one I'm at has a decent crowd and the staff requested to work today.
 
2013-11-28 11:22:51 PM

DJShamrock: My girlfriend wanted to go shopping tonight. I told her "I am disapoint." So she went to bed instead. Aw.

/watching Steelers-Broncos


Surely you can find a better time to watch your tape of the 2006 AFC Championship game.
 
2013-11-28 11:33:01 PM

ZzeusS: ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.

I prefer to sit in my bathrobe drinking coffee while they bring it to me.

(yes it's the same deal)


That looks like a store run. Is that a good deal?
 
2013-11-28 11:37:05 PM

Fubini: I just got back from Sears an hour ago. Got there at 7:30, they opened at 8:00. There were probably ~50 people waiting when they opened. Walked over to the appliances section, saved about $1200 off retail for a washer/dryer set (though you're not supposed to buy them for full retail price anyway). I dunno what the "true" savings were versus a normal sale price. I walked out of the store about 8:20. Got back home at 8:30.

I did talk to all three of the salespeople I interacted with, none of them wanted to be there, which made me sad.


Well, it's Sears. They probably feel like that every day of the year. Who the hell wants to work at Sears?
 
2013-11-28 11:40:37 PM

DJShamrock: My girlfriend wanted to go shopping tonight. I told her "I am disapoint." So she went to bed instead. Aw.

/watching Steelers-Broncos


How did the Broncos do?
 
2013-11-28 11:49:08 PM
Black Friday is retarded.  The folks that engage in it are just silly.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and quit being such a slave to consumerism.
 
2013-11-28 11:51:40 PM

spman: what_now: Pokey.Clyde: what_now: No. Figure your shiat out the day before, or go without. It's not like you didn't know when the meal was going to be held.

Because you've never forgotten something while shopping and had to go get it later.

/farking dumbass

All the time. But because I am not an asshole, I would rather plan ahead or go without instead of forcing people to work at a grocery store on thanksgiving.

Not having heavy cream isn't going to ruin thanksgiving. Not having a family member, because that person has to work a shiatty low paid job, will.

If you only get to see your family one day out of the year, and that one day is so important that it would be ruined without their presence, maybe you're the one whose priorities are out of whack? There's 364 other days in the year to see your family, what makes this one any more special?


^this. Maybe they volunteer to work for a reason...like not having to spend the day with their drunken family
 
2013-11-28 11:54:36 PM

DJShamrock: My girlfriend wanted to go shopping tonight. I told her "I am disapoint." So she went to bed instead. Aw.

/watching Steelers-Broncos


I don't condone shopping with significant others, but...you can't DVR nookie


/just sayin'
 
2013-11-28 11:59:51 PM

what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

www.gonemovies.com


Innocent? Innocent of what?
 
2013-11-29 12:07:15 AM

SuddenlySamhain: For the sake of 'humanity' SPEND for ALL your WORTH!!!


Thank you. Finally a voice of reason in this thread
 
2013-11-29 12:26:46 AM
My local post-game news just signed off with "word of an incident at the Romeoville Kohls" and "possible injuries" and I'm thinking WTF! Why sign off with that and leave us hanging?
 
2013-11-29 12:28:04 AM
Don't need or want any gewgaws this year, just content to see the ftard frenzy in the news. You know this has gotten out of hand when the Today show is giving tips on how to dress, and how to pack for the sales.Hell, most of us won't even be sober for it.
 
2013-11-29 12:30:35 AM
Someone brought a knife to a gunfight over a parking spot.  The knife-wielder won:  http://m.wvva.com/w/main/story/104571790/
 
2013-11-29 12:56:22 AM
I was looking for video of the crowds getting a little crazy in West Palm Beach and stumbled on this blog the local TV station there is using to cover this:

http://live.wptv.com/Event/Black_Friday_Live
 
2013-11-29 12:57:59 AM

vegaswench: Someone brought a knife to a gunfight over a parking spot.  The knife-wielder won:  http://m.wvva.com/w/main/story/104571790/


I read it as the knife-wielder also had the gun and both lost.
 
2013-11-29 01:28:10 AM
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2013-11-29 01:31:41 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm going to be working food service tomorrow, and I'm going to be trying my damndest to be peppy and friendly to people tomorrow. Hungry as hell AND stupid enough to try to stop on Black Friday is just a bad combination when it comes to stress.


Why is someone in food service going to be hungry? How shiatty is the place you work?
 
2013-11-29 01:48:05 AM

davidphogan: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm going to be working food service tomorrow, and I'm going to be trying my damndest to be peppy and friendly to people tomorrow. Hungry as hell AND stupid enough to try to stop on Black Friday is just a bad combination when it comes to stress.

Why is someone in food service going to be hungry? How shiatty is the place you work?


Because you can't read?
 
2013-11-29 02:00:46 AM
Seems like Amazon is matching many of the Black Friday deals offered by the brick and mortar retail stores.  So I'll be doing my shopping at home while having a few beers.
 
2013-11-29 05:12:52 AM

Brainsick: DJShamrock: My girlfriend wanted to go shopping tonight. I told her "I am disapoint." So she went to bed instead. Aw.

/watching Steelers-Broncos

I don't condone shopping with significant others, but...you can't DVR nookie


/just sayin'


Why watch a DVR game since the Steelers played the Ravens last night?
 
2013-11-29 05:22:02 AM
someone got punched in the nose at the local walmart.  other than that, it was pretty calm and organized.
 
2013-11-29 07:54:49 AM
I am going out because we need a new comforter bed set.  Macys likely will not sell out
 
2013-11-29 08:18:32 AM
opening so much earlier probably spreads the customers out just enough to make it less chaotic for everyone. nice work china welfare mart.

i don't buy the 'oh you poor employee' argument. job seekers should know what they're getting into in any profession. want every pitiful holiday off? go work at a bank. retailers feed off customers, not employees.

hope y'all had a great tasty feast! have a nice weekend!
 
2013-11-29 09:23:38 AM

Snarfangel: Some people consider that opening a store on Thanksgiving is crass and annoying to the people who work at said stores, and only stretches out the period people buy stuff without increasing overall sales, but it's well-known that Canadian stores sell twice as much Christmas stuff because their Thanksgiving is in October.

That being the case, the solution is clear: We must move Thanksgiving to December 26th, giving retailers a full year to sell their holiday wares.

Conversely, it may be that American stores are run by morons.


I call BULLshiat on that statistic.

Christmas shopping in Canada doesn't start the day after their thanksgiving, it officially starts on November 1st.

The saddest thing this year is that Canadian stores are doing "Black Friday" events this year and there's articles teaching Canadians how to Black Friday shop, it's so sad. However, it must have worked because a good part of my office is either taking the day off or coming in late.

/Doing a US mini-thanksgiving on Saturday
//Turkey is defrosting in the bathtub
 
2013-11-29 09:34:08 AM

hervatski: ZzeusS: ZeroCorpse: FilmBELOH20: I went to Best Buy at 6:45, waited in line for about 45 minutes, and walked out with a $1000 55" LG LED TV for $500.  I'm ok with that.

So now we have established that $500 is your sellout price to treat your fellow men like wage slaves.

Enjoy the TV. I hope it's a nice replacement for a soul.

By the way... I bought a 50" LG on a normal day last year for $300, so really, all we've established is that you suck at bargain hunting.

I prefer to sit in my bathrobe drinking coffee while they bring it to me.

(yes it's the same deal)

That looks like a store run. Is that a good deal?



I guess.  People were lined up for it.  I picked up a widescreen something something a few years ago for $300 and it works just fine.  I just noticed this on DealCatcher the same time the other guy was going nuts standing in line for 45 minutes.  Thought it was ironic.
 
2013-11-29 09:35:51 AM
The entire principle behind Black Friday makes me weep for humanity.
 
2013-11-29 10:06:45 AM

shortymac: Snarfangel: Some people consider that opening a store on Thanksgiving is crass and annoying to the people who work at said stores, and only stretches out the period people buy stuff without increasing overall sales, but it's well-known that Canadian stores sell twice as much Christmas stuff because their Thanksgiving is in October.

That being the case, the solution is clear: We must move Thanksgiving to December 26th, giving retailers a full year to sell their holiday wares.

Conversely, it may be that American stores are run by morons.

I call BULLshiat on that statistic.

Christmas shopping in Canada doesn't start the day after their thanksgiving, it officially starts on November 1st.

The saddest thing this year is that Canadian stores are doing "Black Friday" events this year and there's articles teaching Canadians how to Black Friday shop, it's so sad. However, it must have worked because a good part of my office is either taking the day off or coming in late.

/Doing a US mini-thanksgiving on Saturday
//Turkey is defrosting in the bathtub


How can the statistic be bullshiat? I just made it up! Plus, it clearly explains why it is completely logical for Walmart to march the Christmas shopping season back through the calendar, unlike your "facts" and "reason."
 
2013-11-29 10:30:29 AM
 
2013-11-29 10:43:30 AM

Ouze: There's already been one stampeding death at a Walmart in Long Island, NY.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/worker-dies-long-island-wal-mart -t rampled-black-friday-stampede-article-1.334059



Sorry, that was a 5 year old article. My bad.
 
2013-11-29 10:54:57 AM

dr.zaeus: ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night

It's only overpriced if you're stupid enough not to use their price matching option.

Jesus Christ, people, they even honor Amazon prices.


Every time I've tried to get Best Buy to price match, they've found some excuse not to honour the policy. Just this week they wouldn't match another retailer's price because that retailer was limiting quantities to 2 per customer. Since the item in question was a laptop,  I suggested that it was a bit of a stretch to fold it in to the limited quantities exclusion.
 
2013-11-29 11:38:31 AM

angrycrank: dr.zaeus: ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night

It's only overpriced if you're stupid enough not to use their price matching option.

Jesus Christ, people, they even honor Amazon prices.

Every time I've tried to get Best Buy to price match, they've found some excuse not to honour the policy. Just this week they wouldn't match another retailer's price because that retailer was limiting quantities to 2 per customer. Since the item in question was a laptop,  I suggested that it was a bit of a stretch to fold it in to the limited quantities exclusion.


People still shop at Best Worst Buy
 
2013-11-29 12:00:43 PM
Came during the aftermath, got my crap but Pacific Rim for cheap was gone. I ain't mad, just peeved til Monday.
 
2013-11-29 12:01:34 PM
I  wonder how many 50 inch tv's Target had in stock at $229.

Probably 3. For the entire globe and inner planets.
 
2013-11-29 12:06:13 PM
 
2013-11-29 12:07:05 PM
Grrr

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2013-11-29 12:46:12 PM

Ima4nic8or: Black Friday is retarded.  The folks that engage in it are just silly.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and quit being such a slave to consumerism.


The people that engaged in it around here saved about $1k on appliances for their troubles.
 
2013-11-29 12:52:05 PM

hej: Ima4nic8or: Black Friday is retarded.  The folks that engage in it are just silly.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and quit being such a slave to consumerism.

The people that engaged in it around here saved about $1k on appliances for their troubles.


Yeah but whether they could have gotten the same deal a few days down the road is the real question
 
hej
2013-11-29 01:25:34 PM

ModernPrimitive01: hej: Ima4nic8or: Black Friday is retarded.  The folks that engage in it are just silly.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and quit being such a slave to consumerism.

The people that engaged in it around here saved about $1k on appliances for their troubles.

Yeah but whether they could have gotten the same deal a few days down the road is the real question


I highly doubt it.  They were about 50% off MSRP.
 
2013-11-29 02:37:37 PM

picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.


Some people just don't recognize Thanksgiving as a holiday. Are they supposed to stay home, close their shop and not bring in money? I went to a liquor store last night because *gasp* I didn't plan ahead. The Chinese owner was doing quite the brisk business and was quite happy about it too. I'll pass along your sentiment to him.
The corporate door-buster, oneupsmanship is over the top I believe though
 
2013-11-29 02:55:41 PM
Was at Walmart this morning just to see how it was.

The aisles were crowded with stuff, and there were a few asshats who just had to block the crowded aisles with themselves AND their carts because they couldn't be bothered to move the carts where they aren't blocking the small walkways through the stuff... but it wasn't too bad, otherwise.

The longest line was for cell phones because the clerks have to register those purchases by hand, and it seems like the clerks working the cell phone area were the ones too stupid to get out of that duty on Black Friday (i.e. all the smart workers got out of working the cell phone counter).

The front registers weren't very busy at all.  Not at 8am, anyway. I guess everyone around here got their shopping done yesterday, or are too lazy to get up in the morning.

Scored some odds & ends, but all the doorbusters from Thanksgiving/preBlack Friday were long gone by the time I got there.

/waiting for Cyber Monday anyway
 
2013-11-29 02:59:25 PM

EngineerAU: apoptotic: Apparently we're "celebrating" Black Friday here in Canada now too, as if Boxing Day turning into Boxing Week and then three weeks wasn't bad enough.

I was in Paraguay this time last year and they had Black Friday sales all over the place. If a South American non-English speaking country can't avoid getting sucked into Black Friday, there's no hope for Canada.

/Except maybe Quebec because, well, Quebec is Quebec


I heard even Denmark is having Black Friday sales. WTF?

I'd hate to see what would happen if they all embraced their Viking heritage.
 
2013-11-29 03:16:28 PM
The Black Friday Death Count site just got an update
 
2013-11-29 03:50:10 PM
Black Friday.  Where you wait in line and risk life and limb for an appliance you don't need, because you might save half of what you could have earned if you were working and not waiting.
 
2013-11-29 04:39:05 PM
I will admit we did buy something today. Lowe's had an electric stove/heater for $60. Luckily, we ordered it at 5 am online and picked it up in store this afternoon. We were there less than 10 minutes.
 
2013-11-29 05:24:29 PM
Instead of shopping, I put plastic up on my widows to keep the cold out.  Tonight I am going to put up the Christmas decorations and drink a hot toddy.  I feel industrious.
 
2013-11-29 06:46:26 PM
For anyone wanting carnage videos, there's a good lineup here: http://www.strangebeaver.com/tag/black-friday/
 
2013-11-29 08:40:48 PM
 
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