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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 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!
 
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