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How Do You Participate In Black Friday?

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I don't
  14580 votes / 70%
I'll wait for Cyber Monday
  1421 votes / 6%
I'll shop from my computer
  1973 votes / 9%
I'll go to a store if absolutely necessary
  587 votes / 2%
I'll visit a few brick & mortar stores
  352 votes / 1%
I'll wait in line to get the deal I want
94 votes / 0%
I'll trample children and the elderly
  1094 votes / 5%
I'm employed at a store, please don't yell at me
  447 votes / 2%
20548 total votes.
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How Do You Participate In Black Friday?

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  • by Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @03:28PM (#42058847) Homepage
    While I avoid shopping like the plague and when I do go it becomes an exercise in efficiency I suggest that you keep your children under control. I really hate people's feral children that run free through stores and the parents who think their precious little snowflakes can do no wrong. When I hear one coming around an end cap I lift the legs up a bit more so that they go plowing into my knee as they come around the corner. Hell my oldest did that a few times and got plowed over by other people's cart when he refused to stay by the cart and the people who he plowed into were apologetic about it. I tell them don't worry about it as I keep telling him to stay by the cart so he doesn't run into another cart but he doesn't listen. It is amazing how well negitive reinforcement works especially when you tell them what will happen if they don't behave and then it happens when they don't. I always tell him the reason for things and when things like this happen I explain why and remind him of why I tell him things.
  • Re:wiki (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @04:01PM (#42059261)
    I prefer this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(1869) [wikipedia.org] Now for how to commemorate this ...
  • by prelelat (201821) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @06:09PM (#42060617)

    Just you wait it will come there as well. Up here in Canada for the last couple years we have started to see Black Friday deals. Of course the reasoning I get is that shoppers in Canada go down to the states to get Black Friday deals so retailers up here were doing the same thing to drive up customers. Something that has been trending since the dollar became close to even across the boarder.

    I hope you don't see it. It's like a disease every year it spreads further.

  • mod parent up (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Thud457 (234763) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @06:15PM (#42060681) Homepage Journal
    I find it despicable that WalMart & Target feel it necessary to make all their employees work Thanksgiving evening when they should be home fighting with their families. This is making everyone's lives more miserable in a feeble attempt to stretch out the holiday shopping season in the vain hope of eeking out a few more bucks.
  • Re:my TV just broke (Score:5, Interesting)

    by dubbreak (623656) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @10:08PM (#42062813)
    My experience is the best deal on TVs is just after a big game (Super Bowl, Grey Cup, Stanley Cup etc).

    With the flexible return policies of the big box stores there are often open box returns that are then priced below the sales price they were purchased for pre-game.
  • Re:I work retail (Score:5, Interesting)

    by amiga3D (567632) on Friday November 23, 2012 @12:05AM (#42070869)

    I straightened one local store manager out about that. I tipped the bag boy and he jumped his ass about it. When I found out I jumped his ass. I told him it was between me and the kid and if I wanted to tip him it wasn't any of his business. If he didn't like it I'd be glad to go to another store and call his district manager and tell him that he was a fool who thought his stupid "please no tipping" was enforceable on his customers. He apologized and I continue to tip the baggers there.

Pause for storage relocation.

 



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