Black Friday Stories

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  1. Max-prime

    Max-prime Supreme-Commander

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    With is right around the corner I just wanted to hear some of the stories ya'll have from past Black Fridays. So Post away.
     
  2. soundwave86

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    I remember when i worked at TRU people fumbling towards the electronics section for Wii's and other cheap stuff. Im done with that shit though, why waste my time.
     
  3. Sideways

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    2 years ago, I got elbowed in the face while looking for some TFs.
     
  4. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've dealt with black friday once. I went to a Staples at 11am because I saw they had a nice leather chair for sale, like 30 bucks, they had 2 left, I got one. I'm not that into consumerism to camp outside a store to buy stuff I really dont need.
     
  5. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    2 years ago, I elbowed some guy in the face when he grabbed my butt in the toy aisle.

    :) 


    Last year I about caused a riot in Best Buy when I *GASP* stepped over the aisle roping (like the stuff they have in banks) they set up to herd all the customers to only go one way down each aisle in the store. It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, and people were actually doing it too. I was just trying to get out of the store and didn't want to backtrack the maze, and 2 female employees as I stepped over the rope were all "excuse me sir" etc as if you know, the roping was keeping me from manhandling Oprah or jumping ahead in line at the Matterhorn or something. I just looked at them like are you serious, and then a couple other people decided to do it too, I started a revolution damnit! In-fricking-sane.

    I've pretty much never gotten anything worthwhile on BF though, the lossleader stuff is almost always garbage they can't dump anyways, I can buy DVD's cheap any day of the year. Short of a really good deal on a 37 inch tv, I'm not even gonna bother this year.
     
  6. Fiy

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    4 years ago I was in the Toys R US in Times square on Black Friday with my Dad and brother. Aside the fact that it was MEGA CROWDED, nothing interesting happened, and we got out in one piece.

    On a semi-related note, I was BORN on Black Friday. Yep, that's right, Friday November 27, 1987 and 7:20 am.[should I really know this much?]
     
  7. soundwave86

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    Did your parents take you out of the hospital for half price? :p .
     
  8. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Simple story.

    One time I got a wild hair up my arse, and decided to see what Black Friday was all about. I went to Best Buy, saw the line, and went home. Well, not quite home. I needed milk so I went to the grocery store first, then home.
     
  9. Moonscream

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    I'm not sure I've ever gone shopping on Black Friday...well, maybe, but obviously it wasn't terribly memorable.

    --Moony
     
  10. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    I have worked part time at best buy the last few years as an off duty officer and I put at least 4 people in jail every year.
     
  11. Doug

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    I never go Christmas shopping on Black Friday. The reason is, I can't stand large crowds and trying to find a parking space. I wait to go on the following Monday.
     
  12. shortround

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    i was in walmart last year and i punch a jack ass who try to take my wallit
     
  13. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Why is it called Black Friday?

    It sounds ominous.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    Rather shop around BF

    Hit the stores the midnight before it.
     
  15. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    worked years ago at The Church of Sam (wal-mart) and lost faith in humanity. the people were at all the doors leading to the back area of the store, and as the pallets were pulled out to the floor, people snatched things off.
    in the process of keeping customers at bay, a deputy sheriff got
    shoved to the floor and stepped on.
    a cop at another door arrested a woman in her 60s for pushing a kid off a dvd player. But not before she kneed him in the stomach.

    ugly times. ugly.
    funny as a pay toilet in a diarhhea ward....
     
  16. Master Megatron

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    Stores are so close to me I'll probably just go people-watching.
     
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    I'm glad I live in a country without such consumerist inspired madness.
     
  18. soundwave86

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    Its called black Friday because its a time of year stores can get out of the black( low sales).
     
  19. Gort

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    Actually they get into the black and out of the red - aka they become profitable for the year.

    It's also called black Friday because it's just such a crazy day that normal people stay home.
     
  20. iheartarcee

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    I've only waited in a line once when I got more than half off of a sweet laptop at best buy.

    Last year I did go to Target but I had gone in later in the morning but people were still mad grabbing at everything they put out there for them. I swear, women show their animal sides when pallets of sales items are dropped on the floor.

    This guy in the checkout line had a bunch of guitar hero and guitars for ps2 and was selling them to people in line behind and around him just so they could then buy them from target.

    Owned.
     

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