Black Friday c/d?

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Does anyone partake in this nutjob ritual.

Never done it don't care too. You can have your 75% off.

Mark Chmuras Hot Tub Crime Machine (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:20 (eleven years ago) link

No way in hell I'd do it in person, but I'm hoping to strike a few online deals Friday between naps.

Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

I eat as many beans as I can possibly hold down at 5 a.m. for breakfast and then go to the most crowded store I can find a couple hours later, just stand there in the middle of the action fartin like mad

longstanding tradition in my family about which I'm a little embarrassed but hey traditions are important

aerosmith: the acid house years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:40 (eleven years ago) link


I don't think you could pay me to go shopping on that day but I pretty much hate shopping anyway so this is kind of my worst nightmare.

ENBB, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:46 (eleven years ago) link

what really annoys me, I mean beyond the obvious, is that black friday deals generally are okay but not particularly amazing! if everything in america were half price that'd be one thing, but instead people are getting trampled to death for 10% discounts

iatee, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:51 (eleven years ago) link

if you do get trampled to death you save an almost incalculable amount of money in the long run

aerosmith: the acid house years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:54 (eleven years ago) link

lol otm

iatee, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:56 (eleven years ago) link

my family does this every year

_| ̄|○| ̄|○| ̄|○ (dayo), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:59 (eleven years ago) link

I remember two years ago, waking up and discovering that my mom had bought a "napster mp3 player" at best buy 2 hours before

_| ̄|○| ̄|○| ̄|○ (dayo), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:00 (eleven years ago) link

Has some great lines but it's not my favourite track on Katy Lied.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:06 (eleven years ago) link

_| ̄|○| ̄|○| ̄|○ (dayo), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:09 (eleven years ago) link

Waking up at 4am Friday so I can get to work at 6am.

At least I don't have to work midnight to noon, I guess.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:52 (eleven years ago) link

Worked Wal-Mart one year and it sucked getting there at 4am and having this huge line of fat fucking idiots waiting to get in and buy discounted shit. It was more or less pre-internet and I was cashier and basically i didnt have a break in my line the entire morning. Think I made holiday money but not 100% sure. Never doing this myself. Don't really care for Xmas, tbh. I love seeing friends & fam but everything else, please take it.

And if he came back, Jesus would declare a War on Christmas!

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:02 (eleven years ago) link

i know people who really enjoy this stuff, like they make all kinds of plans with mapped out strategies and are way to into it. there is no way i would be anywhere near a dept store on this day. (Aerosol), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 13:24 (eleven years ago) link

i cant even bother to shop online never mind get to a store. Besides as any good man can attest, we do all our holiday shopping a day or two before christmas anyways.

Mark Chmuras Hot Tub Crime Machine (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

I kind of want to go to the outlets this year. This is the first time in a long time that we could actually AFFORD to be really stupid re: spending money on Christmas gifts and I feel like I should seize the opportunity.

ali-baba-boob-job-bomb.jpg (DJP), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:48 (eleven years ago) link


Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 16:00 (eleven years ago) link

I like the transparent ugliness of it, how it resists any kind of romanticizing, unlike something like Halloween or bullfighting. (or more appropriately, Thanksgiving)
I would like to believe that this transparency will make it self-regulating over time.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

Black Friday is like catnip for working people who crave the "good things" of a consumer society but who make less than $15/hr. This is a very large segment of the population. BF is now another big holiday, iow.

Aimless, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:48 (eleven years ago) link

how it resists any kind of romanticizing

ha - I think the lesson of the 21st century is "given enough battering, people will romanticize even the most reprehensible garbage in the world"

aerosmith: the acid house years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

I basically hate everything about this whole idea.

"I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:53 (eleven years ago) link

The "first 200 customers throught the door" promotions make for a combination of the Lottery and MMA brawling == premier 21st century entertainment value.

Aimless, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:54 (eleven years ago) link

Some of my co-workers are mad crazy for this shizznit. You could not make me get up that early to save money. World is a better place that early in the morning without me in it. And fuck being in a crowded store. Online thing is cool, would do that but I always forget to check it out...and I don't have the patience to go digging for bargains.

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:40 (eleven years ago) link

I went to K-Mart with my mother one year and didn't last five minutes before I begged to go home. What's so different about Black Friday than any other holiday sale? They all have gimmicky catches such as "Buy 5 game titles on Black Friday to get 50% an X-Box 360 with a free year subscription to Netflix Streaming!". People climb over each other for this crap, it's unbelievable.

That's not a "laugh track", it's an audience and you're in it. (MintIce), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:15 (eleven years ago) link

This is one of those things that makes me ashamed to be American.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:24 (eleven years ago) link

Maybe u were never really proud to be American if something like this makes u ashamed so easily. #reallymakesyouthink

Pussy.ogg (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:31 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

i'm like kinda in the market for some nice audio equipment that will increase my aural pleasure listening to music. i'm open to anything really as long as it's reasonably priced. does anyone know about any audio/hifi equipment that might be really cheap come black friday - bookcase speakers? preamp? bluetooth something something that will make spotify on my iphone or my mp3/flacs on my computer sound good? plz help me find good deals!?!

Mordy , Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:45 (eight years ago) link

i don't really do the brick-and-mortar black friday thing, but i just went in on an indie record store's 15% off online sale. i bought the reissue of this album:

lime pickle (get bent), Friday, 29 November 2013 08:33 (eight years ago) link

I'd happily pay full price for what i want, rather than spend my time with people like this...

not_goodwin, Friday, 29 November 2013 09:12 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

is anyone getting anything worth mentioning?

Punster McPunisher, Monday, 22 November 2021 21:38 (one week ago) link

Getting trampled?

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 22 November 2021 21:49 (one week ago) link

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