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Anyone going shopping on that horrible day? My dad really wants a flat screen, and best buy and walmart has them for just a couple hundred. That would be an awesome present for him, but sweet god almighty, those people be getting crazy! I fear for my life.
Hell to the no. These days, most of my Christmas shopping is done online. Way less stressful.
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I have never been and never will go on Black Friday. I worked retail for too many years and seen too many disturbing sites. I'd rather spend a little more and save my sanity. Not to mention there are always specials and sales and Black Friday isn't the only day of the year to save.
I went the first time with a friedn who really needed a laptop. we went to circuit city before they went away. got in line at 2am and the store opened at 6. they had 10 laptops, we got the tenth laptop. the people there were really nice, one guy was serving up hot cocoa. last year i went on thanksgiving night with a friend to walmart. we got there before the crowd. by the time we were leaving 2 fights broke out over who was in the check out line first. like really? you were willing to to come here and be in line for however long to get whant you wanted but not to check out? I would rather not go, but My dad keeps looking at his old tv and says, "I need one of those flat screen's with that HD. Have you seen them? They are amazing!!!"
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/\ That is very sweet and thoughtful of you. People can get good deals and not everyone acts like wild animals. It's just the 'what ifs' that make me nervous.
I go with my mom, we like to watch people in madness.

My dad went once he was amazed....at how cray cray people get.

I never want anything, black fridays don't have all that good of sales. I'm the master at sales for not knowing how to coupon (it's probably a good thing because I would destroy the planet with the amount of free things I would get). Food is the only thing I buy full price....and I hardly buy food not on sale.

I mean they'll have something super cheap, but only a few so you kill yourself to get it (someone always dies from being trampled on black friday) and then like 3 weeks later....it's that same price somewhere else.


Once, people were going CRAZY because this department store had boots for like 20 dollars or something. THE BOOTS WERE SOOOO UGLY and obviously not good quality, people were fighting FIGHTING over them. Get a life.
I was going to, but once I learned about the strikes (Walmart) and petitions (Target), I changed my mind. Plus, one of the staffers at my local Wal told me that people typically begin arriving at noon for a 10 p.m. sale, and bring chairs and friends, so if they have to leave the line for a bathroom break, the friend is there to save their place.

These practices are not for me.
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I was going to, but once I learned about the strikes (Walmart) and petitions (Target), I changed my mind. Plus, one of the staffers at my local Wal told me that people typically begin arriving at noon for a 10 p.m. sale, and bring chairs and friends, so if they have to leave the line for a bathroom break, the friend is there to save their place.

These practices are not for me.
Originally Posted by claudine19
Whoa Whoa Whao!! hold the phone!! what strikes and petitions??
I think some Walmart workers are striking because they don't want to work on Thanksgiving. If that is the case. . . GET OUT OF RETAIL!!!! There are certain jobs that have to work holidays, nurses, doctors, people affiliated with nursing homes, etc., and RETAIL. My mother was an aide at a mental health institution when I was growing up. She worked many Thanksgivings. The years she worked we had smaller meals and had our Thanksgiving dinner on her next day off. She just expected to have to work many holidays.

I'm not sure what the petitions are about.
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people at walmart are like pretty much treated like crap already, so they're striking because they're sick of it.

I hate walmart I try to not go there at all....in general...as a rule of life.
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The Target petition is about their Black Friday starting around 8-9 Thursday night. It's ridiculous to mess with workers' holidays for non essential things like holiday bargains. This isn't EMS!

Wal-Mart is a larger ball of wax mainly dealing with their crappy practices all around.

Here's a starter link, but you can search around for more reading if you like.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/20/pf/w...-black-friday/

I don't do Black Friday.

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Besides, the prices aren't unique. Those sale items will be on sale later.
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silly retailers if they dont want to work holidays they should have unionized
people at walmart are like pretty much treated like crap already, so they're striking because they're sick of it.

I hate walmart I try to not go there at all....in general...as a rule of life.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
This. And retail does NOT need to work on thanksgiving. I have worked in retail my entire life and never worked for a company that is open on thanksgiving. Doesn't seem to hurt the bottom line at all. Even with the fact that all of the ones I have worked for have paid holiday pay for all employees who miss a regularly scheduled shift. The only reason they open is because customers make excuses about why it is okay to be open. And really, can we stop comparing Walmart cashiers to nurses and other actual essential personnel? It's laughable and pretty insulting.
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silly retailers if they dont want to work holidays they should have unionized
Originally Posted by OBB
Wow. Just o.O
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silly retailers if they dont want to work holidays they should have unionized
Originally Posted by OBB
We're not unionized, and we're closed Thanksgiving. I'm glad our company cares and has some damned sense.
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silly retailers if they dont want to work holidays they should have unionized
Originally Posted by OBB
Wow. Just o.O
Originally Posted by Nailuvr
He was being tongue in cheek, more than likely.
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yeah, walmart is pretty much the devil. i was so relieved to discover an Asain market with much fresher food way cheaper then walmart, so know I dont have to go there anymore.

I was going to go to Best Buy to get a 40 in hd flatscreen for $180. I dont know if a better deal will come along before christmas.
Probably. BF deals aren't always the best.

I bet it'll be cheaper on the 26th.
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I went last year and got a tv from my mom. it wasn't that bad. We went to walmart. There were different locations all around the store for different items. You stood in line and got a ticket for the item. At a certain time, the items came out. Because everyone already had a ticket, there were no fights because everyone knew they were getting the item they wanted.

While the bf was doing that, i stood in line. The line at electronics only had a couple of people. So i just let people go ahead of me until 11pm with the bf walked over with the tv. We paid for it and were out the door.

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