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(Reuters)   With dramatically less 'door buster' specials, lines, and crowds, Black Friday 2020 is much more muffled   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-11-27 7:42:26 AM  
Fewer.
 
2020-11-27 7:45:26 AM  
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2020-11-27 7:45:34 AM  
Dammit!
 
2020-11-27 7:47:59 AM  
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2020-11-27 7:48:39 AM  
*muffled*

Much the like the dead people trampled underfoot.
 
2020-11-27 7:53:55 AM  

NewportBarGuy: *muffled*

Much the like the dead people trampled underfoot.


And the soon to be on ventilators.
 
2020-11-27 8:47:35 AM  
When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos
 
2020-11-27 8:59:47 AM  
Haven't they been having Black Friday like every day for a while now? It used to just be once.
 
2020-11-27 10:04:49 AM  
Good.

If covid finally kills this awful, awful blight on humanity of a "tradition" once and for all, it may actually be worth it.
 
2020-11-27 10:41:35 AM  
The numbers are way the fark down. I've got a lot of friends in retail logistics and forecasting and even in busy areas the number of 8-12% of last years numbers for in person traffic being reported back. They're sending hourly employees home already for the day as of an hour ago on the west coast.

Online sales were high yesterday but flatter today by comparison for year over year trends. Buckle up - this is going to be an interesting winter.
 
2020-11-27 11:00:12 AM  
I bought Hulu for myself and some OTC stuff from Walgreen's with their web discount. No one on my list is in need of anything nor am I so it is going to be phone calls and grocery gift cards for all.
 
2020-11-27 11:27:33 AM  
Many of the stores I pay attention to have been doing "Black Friday deals all month"

As stupid and short-sighted as American retailers are, they recognize that a customer who dies of COVID thanks to the Black Friday crush can't be a repeat customer.
 
2020-11-27 11:42:26 AM  
Why are you people going to stores for Christmas gifts?!
I wanted the new Apple Watch (I like them. They're useful to me). Ordered it online. It will come to my office. I can set the whole thing up at home.  Everything you want is right at your fingertips.
And when you're done shopping, you can immediately switch to porn and masturbate. I learned the hard way you can't do that inside a Best Buy.
 
2020-11-27 11:48:37 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Dammit!


I think EVERYBODY saw that headline and immediately thought "Fewer".

Everybody except subby, of course.
 
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This, damn it. If you have money to burn for Black Friday, consider donating it to folks in need right now and don't shell it out to the assholes who screw you on the other 364 days.
 
2020-11-27 12:57:57 PM  
I did venture on to Amazon just to check out knife sets since ours is getting to the point where it needs to be replaced.  Also checked out some robot vacuums.  Didn't buy either one, they aren't a necessity but I know Mrs. TheFoz wants both at some point so maybe I'll venture back...
 
2020-11-27 1:59:26 PM  
I usually buy a lot of computer parts and musical instruments. Nothing good is on sale. It's all has-been stuff and anything but popular items.
 
2020-11-27 2:38:01 PM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: Many of the stores I pay attention to have been doing "Black Friday deals all month"

As stupid and short-sighted as American retailers are, they recognize that a customer who dies of COVID thanks to the Black Friday crush can't be a repeat customer.


This. I have done a little Black Friday shopping, but it has all been online or earlier this week. I am not going anywhere today.
 
2020-11-27 2:55:03 PM  
Went grocery shopping this morning.  Pretty light traffic, lot of bakery day-olds, some stores had non-turkey meat on the markdown (nobody buying roasts on the week before).  A successful hunt.  Tonight we feast.
 
2020-11-27 3:32:03 PM  
On amazon you can get a lot of great deals from crap chinese brands you never heard of, like Flower or pooboo or mpow.
 
2020-11-27 9:02:00 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why are you people going to stores for Christmas gifts?!
I wanted the new Apple Watch (I like them. They're useful to me). Ordered it online. It will come to my office. I can set the whole thing up at home.  Everything you want is right at your fingertips.
And when you're done shopping, you can immediately switch to porn and masturbate. I learned the hard way you can't do that inside a Best Buy.


Well, you can't really learn it the not hard way...
 
2020-11-27 9:43:11 PM  
I woke up this morning and my TV had finally shiat the bed. I did some chores around the house and went to Walmart around 3pm and bought a nice 75" TV for $800. I left the house thinking everything would be sold by then. Nope, lots of stuff still on the shelf. I've never really done the black Friday thing, but I assumed it was pretty busy.
 
2020-11-27 11:31:31 PM  

Mail Order American Husband: I woke up this morning and my TV had finally shiat the bed. I did some chores around the house and went to Walmart around 3pm and bought a nice 75" TV for $800. I left the house thinking everything would be sold by then. Nope, lots of stuff still on the shelf. I've never really done the black Friday thing, but I assumed it was pretty busy.


I predict you will be buying a new oversized cheap tv next black friday too.
 
2020-11-28 3:29:06 AM  
Everyone is going to throw stuff at me, but why not have a day... just one day a year, where people spend a day fixing things or recycling or donating things or maybe just cleaning them? Kind of a day NOT devoted to consumption.

I mean, where is the fun in that, right? But maybe some good would come of it. It might help us clarify need vs. want, and at the very least might relieve some of the guilt from going too far the other way the rest of the year.

OK. You can throw stuff at me now.
 
2020-11-28 7:19:35 PM  

2fardownthread: Everyone is going to throw stuff at me, but why not have a day... just one day a year, where people spend a day fixing things or recycling or donating things or maybe just cleaning them? Kind of a day NOT devoted to consumption.


That's what I did - repaired a computer that had been broken more than a year. Cleaned up my downstairs area. Got rid of a lot of junk I didn't need/want/use. Didn't buy a damned thing.
 
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