Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
Black Friday seems like a fantastic opportunity to troll the shit out of other shoppers, videotape it, and laugh about it later.
Beyond that, yeah... there's nothing I want badly enough to stand in line for, or get up that early for. Not happening.
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Likely so they can say "hey look, we made more money than last year!"
Benevolence is a luxury for the strong - Wrathion
Clearly they don't value their time very highly.
On Black Friday in general, I went for the first time last year. Now I've been to my fair share of punk concerts and festivals, but nothing came close to what I saw in Walmart last year. It was insane, my girlfriend and I just watched the crazies and thought this is how mad they are going for stuff they have to buy, imagine if this was for food or medical rationing...
God help me, this thing needs to DIE. Black Friday isn't so bad for the people at the shops, regardless of what they'll tell you. I went through seven of them, it wasn't so damn difficult...
But it's just an exercise in escalation. It used to start at 5 a.m., then midnight, and now Wal-Mart is starting it at like 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It's pointless.
Some ballsy store needs to kill it dead by opening at their regular time on Black Friday and offering good sales that entire week. Kill. It. Dead.
Could I order something online, benefit from Black Friday and import it to Germany?
I don't even get it lol. The money they "saved" they could have made already plus more at their jobs rather then wasting the days camping!
While I may not agree with camping out for a Black Friday sale, some people see it as a tradition. So, more power to them I guess. Plus, it gives me something to laugh at when I see the destruction on the news later in the evening.
Oh, and to everyone who keeps bringing up the trampling thing, that has happened once. At a hideously mis-managed Wal-Mart.
People don't get hurt on Black Friday any more than they do any other retail sales day of the year.
Black Friday scares the shit out of me. I'm happy my place of work isn't doing Black Friday crap.
The first thing that comes to mind.... every year
If your not like the first 20 people in line it isn't even worth waiting. Door buster sales are what people are waiting in line for and there is usually 15-20 of those available at a first come first serve basis.
I went black friday shopping once many years ago and I will never do it again. It sickens me on how people act in the stores.