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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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2013-11-28 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.
 
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